The Hero Focus

Heritage Staff Newsletter - April 3, 2017

Dear Heritage Heroes,

I am so proud of our fourth grade teachers and students this past week! We had 100% attendance on the writing day and you could tell that the students came ready to work hard. Thanks to everyone who helped support the fourth grade as they worked to show what they knew in writing.

This newsletter highlights an article by Jon Gordon on how to be a good team member. It is a good read and a good reminder as we work to support each other throughout this Spring Semester. Thanks for working hard, committing to our students, and supporting one another.

Have a great week!



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11 Thoughts About Team Members by Jon Gordon

1. Teams rise and fall on culture, leadership, relationships, attitude and effort.

Great teams have a great culture driven by great leadership. Relationships are meaningful and teammates are connected. The collective attitude is very positive and everyone on the team works hard to accomplish their mission.

2. It’s all about teamwork. Sometimes you are the star and sometimes you help the star.

3. If you want to be truly great you have to work as hard to be a great teammate as you do to be a great player.

I tell this to athletes all the time but the same is true for any profession. When we work hard to be a great team member we make everyone around us better.

4. Your team doesn’t care if you are a superstar. They care if you are a super team member.

5. Three things you control every day are your attitude, your effort and your actions to be a great teammate.

It doesn’t matter what is happening around you and who you think is being unfair. Every day you can focus on being positive, working hard and making others around you better. If you do that great things will happen.

6. One person can’t make a team but one person can break a team. Stay positive!

Make sure you don’t let energy vampires sabotage your team. Post a sign that says “No Energy Vampires” allowed and keep them off the bus. Most importantly, decide to stay positive.

7. Great team members hold each other accountable to the high standards and excellence their culture expects and demands.

8. Team beats talent when talent isn’t a team.

9. Great teams care more. They care more about their effort, their work and their team members.

10. We > me

Unity is the difference between a great team and an average team. United teams are connected and committed to each other. They are selfless instead of selfish. They put the team first and know together we accomplish more.

11. You and your team face a fork in the road each day. You can settle for average and choose the path of mediocrity or you can take the road less traveled and chase greatness.

It’s a choice you make each day. Which path will your team take?

Early Learning Center Welcome!

We had a great turn out at ELC night. Thanks to our Kinder team for doing such great job of welcoming our new families. It was a great evening!!!
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Campus Survey

Click on the following link or copy and paste it into your browser to provide feedback on our school. Your information is important as we work together this spring on our Needs Assessment and prioritizing the goals for next year. Please have this complete by April 12th. Thanks!!

Updates and FYI's

  • Week of April 3: Kindergarten Round-up and Counselor Appreciation Week
  • April 3rd: Big Kahuna Fundraising Delivery
  • April 4th: CEIC Meeting
  • April 6th: Register to vote by April 6th for the Board Elections. Click here for more information.
  • April 7th: PTA Meeting and Movie Night
  • April 7th: Deadline for GT referrals
  • April 10th: Fire Drill
  • April 13th: Grades Uploaded
  • April 16th: Grades Finalized in TAC

Upcoming Events to have on your radar:

  • Check to see how you are doing on getting your 6 hours of GT update
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Professional Development

  • April 3rd: Kinder Collaboration
  • April 4th: First Grade Collaboration
  • April 5th: Second Grade Collaboration
  • April 5th: PLC's
  • April 6th: Third Grade Collaboration
  • April 6th: Staff Meeting 3:35 - Working Agenda
  • April 7th: Fourth Grade Collaboration
  • April 12th: PLC's
  • April 13th: Team Leader Meeting

Tier II Intervention Schedule

We are working on creating the final schedule for our Tier II schedule that the district will conduct this week. Please click on the following schedule to update and edit your Tier II intervention times, resources, and students:

Thanks for your help!!

Intervention Log Examples

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Be in the Know! Legislative Updates!

The district has created a Legislative Update section on their website. Click on the link below:

You can click on each heading and it will give you a list of the priorities in that area. As bills start moving the district will include information about specific bills (for example, a little about SB3 can be found under the school finance header).
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