Heritage Happenings

November 4, 2022

Dear Heritage Families

Hello Heritage Families,

It is hard to believe that we are already in the second quarter of school. It was great to have the opportunity to meet with many of our families during parent/teacher conferences last month and get the chance to share about your child's academic and social progress.

As we look ahead to the holiday season, please know that we are so grateful to work together to foster a love of learning for our students and continue establishing a positive and safe environment for our bears and cubs.


Dr. Megan Sutton & Mrs. Jessica Hanks

Veteran's Day @ HIE

Dear Heritage Intermediate Families,

We look forward to honoring the Veterans at our upcoming assemblies on Friday, November 11th. PLEASE NOTE: There will be TWO assemblies to honor our veterans to ensure that we have appropriate seating available.

Assembly 1: 8:45-9:45

  • Heppermann ,Bergman, Malloy, Gazinski, Grass, Z. Orlando, Landon, DuFrenne, Piper, O’Connor

  • Breakfast immediately following 9:45-10:15

Assembly 2: 10:00-11:00

  • Horvath, Blair, A. Orlando, Crandall, Magditch, McGinnis, Peters, Lanham, Sobo, Sample

  • Breakfast before the assembly 9:15-10:00

Breakfast and Treats

We will have breakfast items set up in the cafeteria for our veterans and their guests to enjoy from 9:00-10:20 am.

Security Protocols

All guests attending the assemblies must go through our Raptor Visitor System. This can be a lengthy process, so in the interest of time and avoiding a long line, we are offering the option to complete a pre-check with Raptor the week of the assemblies. This will include a quick check-in at the office with a photo ID present for each guest that is planning to attend.

In order to pre-check:

  • You will need to come by the office during office hours, Monday 11/7- Thursday 11/10, from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm.

  • You can get your badge at a table near the front entryway if you have pre-checked in. Please have your photo ID ready to ensure a quick check-in process.

Our doors will open at 8:05 am for all guests who want to attend. We kindly ask that if you plan on attending the second assembly, wait until 8:45 am to ensure that our first assembly guests can get through the line in a timely manner.

Please exit through the main office to be signed out when leaving the premises.


We hope to ensure that we have the most accurate and up-to-date information for our upcoming celebration. Please take a moment to complete the Veteran’s Day Form, which includes the interest in our pre-check system.

We are looking forward to celebrating and honoring our Veteran’s next week!

Heritage Intermediate Office Team

New Safety Protocols

Starting this week, we will implement a new security protocol for anyone entering the building for the remainder of the school year. Before entering, you will be asked to show your state-issued ID to the camera above the doorbell. Our office team will then run a quick background check through our raptor system before you will be allowed to enter the building. You will no longer be allowed into the building without an ID present. We know that this may be an inconvenience; however, the safety of students and staff is always our main priority. Thank you in advance for your cooperation and attention to this matter.

Important Dates

Nov 1: NO SCHOOL - Professional Development Day

Nov 4: PTA Donuts w/ Grownups (3rd Grade Only) 4:00 - 4:30 PM

Nov 10: PTA Meeting 4:30 PM

Nov 11: Veteran's Day

Nov 14: Late Start

Nov 18: PTA Ceiling Tile Paint Night 6:00 - 8:00

Nov 21: Papa Johns Pizza Night-HP

Nov 23 - 25: NO SCHOOL - Thanksgiving Break

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Crosswalk Safety

Please be aware during school drop off and pick up times traffic may be a little slower. If driving around the school be cautious of people who are working the crosswalk, their job is to protect our students. We have had a few close calls the past couple weeks with drivers driving through stop signs. Thank you for helping to protect our students & staff.

Big Smiles is coming

Big Smiles is coming to Heritage Primary on 12/14/22. On the day of the visit, the dental team sets up an in-school “dental office for the day” and provides the necessary dental care. Every child seen gets a dental “report card” to take home and a FREE TOOTHBRUSH. Registration forms have been sent home or you can sign up online at www.MySchoolDentist.com. Please call Nurse Yvonne if you have any questions or concerns – 636-327-3846 ext. 40233

Heritage Needs Your Help


We critically need substitute teachers to help support our (insert building name) staff, and we're asking for your help! Step into our classrooms as your schedule allows as a (insert building name) sub. Subbing gives you the opportunity to get involved at (insert building name) at your convenience! And, as an added bonus, you can see what your child is up to each day! We're not looking for a long-term or daily commitment, but rather help as you are available. Learn more and apply today.

Instructional Assistants

(insert building name) needs instructional assistants to help support our building. Get to know our school, help our kids, and build relationships within (insert building name). Learn more and apply today.


Apply now for our various full-time and substitute custodial opportunities in (insert building name). We need your help keeping our building clean and ready for learning! Team members are provided with uniforms (5 sets) and a $75 annual shoe reimbursement. Learn more and take advantage of our newly increased custodian pay. Learn more and apply today.

Child Nutrition

Help nourish our (insert building name) children with breakfast and lunch so they can focus on learning! Our Child Nutrition staff have created a great place to work with convenient hours and face time with the (insert building name) students. Don't want a full-time commitment? Child Nutrition has substitute positions available as well. Learn more and apply today.

Before and After Care

Join the (insert building name) before and after care team where we focus on creative play indoors and outdoors, homework help, and imaginative activities for our kids. Depending on your schedule, we offer both full-time options as well as substitute positions. Learn more and apply today.

Job Fair

We critically need support staff and are offering up to a $1,000 sign-on incentive for some positions. Join us at a districtwide Job Fair from 3:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1, at North Point High School. Come explore our bus driver and aide, instructional assistant, custodian, child nutrition, and before and after-care (Chautauqua) openings.

Substance Abuse Event

The District is co-hosting a Parent Informational Meeting about Substance Abuse on Nov. 9 at Liberty HS. This event is intended to help educate parents on some of the current drugs/substances that are circulating in our community, as well as, provide warning signs and supports available for students in need of help.

Visitor vs. Volunteer

Please take a moment to review our district volunteer and visitor approval process. Please click this link for more information. As a reminder, you may need to update your background check each year, and it can be a timely process. If you have any questions about this, please reach out to our front office team.

Attendance Reminders

If you know your student will not be in attendance please call the Primary office at 636-327-3846 and press 1 and the Intermediate office at 636-327-3839 and press 1. You can also send an email to the Primary office at attendance.heritagep@wsdr4.org and the Intermediate office at attendance.heritagei@wsdr4.org. Also please remember to leave your student's name, the reason for absence, the date, and the homeroom teacher's name in either the email or voicemail.

Also, students will not be released for pick up after 2:30 pm so please plan accordingly if you may need to pick your student up early from either office.

Caps for Camp and PJ Day!

Please take a moment to review our upcoming "Caps for Camp/ PJ Day" schedule for this school year. Every grade level is encouraged to participate, and all proceeds will go towards the fifth-grade camp experience.
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Breakfast & Lunch

We already have some students who have negative lunch accounts. Please ensure that you are putting money in your child's lunch account.

Heritage Primary Breakfast & Lunch Menu

Heritage Intermediate Breakfast & Lunch Menu

We encourage all families to fill out the Free & Reduced Lunch form. Not only could you qualify for a free or reduced lunch rate, but this provides our district with the information it needs to secure Title 1 funds.

We have included a PDF of the Free and Reduced Lunch Application and also have paper copies available in the office. We will also have these available at Popsicles with the Principals, Kindergarten Orientation and Meet the Teacher Night.

The application can seem confusing, so if you would like us to help you fill it out-please call our office. We would be happy to help you ensure you are getting your best lunch rate!

Birthday Treat Policy Updated

Birthdays are special to your child and we want them to enjoy this occasion. At school, each teacher can decide how to handle classroom celebrations in a way that respects the instructional time and learning needs of all the students.

You are welcome to send non-edible birthday treats into your child’s classroom to celebrate their birthday if you choose.

What is Helping Hands?

We are so excited to share with you our photos of our new Sharing Shed and Lending Library. Don't hesitate to reach out! We will be here to lend a hand!

Email: helpinghands4heritage@gmail.com Phone: 573-557-9204

Please Check out this Website for More Information!

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