Heritage Elementary Badger Tracks

November 19, 2021

The Mission of the Bennington Public Schools is to provide educational opportunities in a safe, caring environment that will prepare all students to meet the challenges of the future.

Upcoming Events!

Nov. 24-26 Thanksgiving Break - No School!

Nov. 29 PTO meeting, 6:00 p.m.

Nov. 30 Together Bennington Gives!

Dec. 3 Spirit Day! Wear Badger Blue!

Dec. 8 Ditch the Dishes - Scooters!

Dec. 22 Winter Class parties

Dec. 22 Early Dismissal, 11:40 a.m.

Dec. 23-Jan. 5 Winter Break - No School!

Heritage Health Screeners - Volunteers Needed!

Health Screenings for height, weight and vision will be held on December 13, 2021, 8:15-11: 00 am.

We are in need of 14 volunteers to assist with this screening.

The Audio Screening will be held on January 21, 2022, 8:15-11:00 am. We are in need of 8 volunteers to assist with the audio screening.

If you are able to volunteer, please call Mrs. Barry in the health office if you are interested in volunteering for one or both screenings. All volunteers should arrive at the school by 8:00 a.m. for both screening dates.

Thank you for your help!!

A Message from Mrs. Nelson

Happy Friday, Everyone!!

The Bennington Public Schools has established a district wide Strategic Plan. Within this plan you will find the district mission, vision, beliefs, strategic goals and critical initiatives. The link to the BPS Strategic Plan has been included for you to review and can be found on the district website.

Have a great weekend!
Mrs. Nelson

Heritage Elementary PTO

Fundraising Efforts will go towards:

  • A Buddy Bench for the playground
  • Dry Erase Tables for the Entryway Commons Area
  • Playground Equipment

Dates to Remember:

11/30 Bennington Gives!

Next PTO Meeting information:

Monday, November 29, 6:00pm, library

Join Virtually: meet.google.com/wjz-hsrt-vtt

Badger Buck Winners!!

Congratulations to our Badger Buck Winners for the

Week of November 19!!

Jameson, Brecken, Harper, Scharron, Braxton, Dillan, Madalina, Miley,

Ashtyn, Hosna, Madeline and Evie!

We are so proud of you!!!

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We are SO excited to partner for a 2nd year with Jenny from Heart & Soul Art Studio to host a virtual paint and sip class the whole family can enjoy! Please click the form to register by Nov. 14th. Paint kits will be available for pickup Nov. 19 - 23 @ BMS!

New this year: we have THREE paint kits to choose from....a scarecrow, a penguin, and a tree! Purchase the same kit for every family member or mix and match kits! Here is a direct link to place your order through Heart & Soul Art Studio https://www.heartandsoulartstudio.com/product-page/bennington-middle-school-virtual-family-paint-class

This is sure to be a FUN, family-friendly activity your entire household can ENJOY this Fall/Winter, all the while supporting the BMS PTO and a local Bennington small business owner and parent! This is also a great holiday gifting option!


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Educational Guidance for Elementary Closure - COVID19

  1. If one (1) confirmed case of COVID-19 has occurred in a classroom, all students and staff in the class will be required to wear a mask, while indoors, for 14 calendar days following the last unmasked exposure.
  2. Masking will continue to be required if a second case is identified in the same classroom. If additional cases are identified within the masked classroom, BPS will work with DCHD to determine if a classroom closure is necessary.
  3. If two (2) or more classrooms in a school are closed within a 14-day period, ALL students and staff in the building will be required to wear a mask at all times while inside the school building for 28 calendar days (two incubation periods) following the second classroom closure.

Beginning with positive cases identified on or after August 31, a classroom-based mask requirement will take effect on the following school day for the entire 14-day period. You will be notified by your child’s principal regarding the final day of your student’s mask requirement. This notification is done via email which will have a letter attached. If a second case occurs within 14 days of the first case, the masking period may be extended up to an additional 14 days. If your child arrives at school without a mask, one will be provided for him/her.

Thank you for your assistance in keeping our classrooms open for our students.

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Title I Parent Support and Engagement Information

The reading and math interventionists have created a slide deck full of Reading and Math Resources that are available for parents. Please click on the PDF below to learn more about Title I services.

Transportation Information

Bus Riders - BPS has a new app for parents to download called Ride360 for all bus riders. This is a fabulous tool to let you know bus stop location/times and it lets you know the exact time your child gets on/off the bus.

Bus Fees - The transportation department will be sending out invoices through My School Bucks in September. You will pay for transportation fees through the website.

Bus Passes - Lost bus passes cost $25 to replace. Please email or call the office to order a replacement bus pass if needed.

November Breakfast and Lunch Menu

Click on this button to access the monthly breakfast/lunch menu.

2021-22 School Calendar

Click on this button to access the district calendar.

My School Bucks

Click on this button to pay for snack milk and add lunch money to your student's account.

NebSIS Family Account Link

Click on this button to access the NebSIS Family Link. This link will take you to the sign in page for student verification.

Click on the PDF below to order Boo Grams for your Friends and Teachers!

Veteran's Day Program - November 11

Please click on the link below to share pictures of friends and families that you would like to honor for their service. Veteran's Day picture submission