Heritage Elementary

8/20/18 - 8/24/18

Heritage Elementary

100 N. East Street

Pickerington, OH 43147

(614) 833-6385 - phone

(614) 833-6415 - fax

Principal - Mr. Chad Rice - chad_rice@plsd.us

Counselor - Mrs. Marieca Mattox - marieca_mattox@plsd.us

School Nurse - Mrs. Marni Dreher - marnica_dreher@plsd.us

Secretary - Mrs. Katie Thielman - katie_thielman@plsd.us

Office Assistant - Mrs. Lisa Karavakis - lisa_karavakis@plsd.us



8/31/18 - NO SCHOOL - Professional Development

9/3/18 - NO SCHOOL - Labor Day

9/5/18 - 2 Hr Late Start - Professional Development

9/7/18 - Fall Picture Day

9/29/18 - CommUNITY Fair - Central H.S.


Regular School Hours:

1st - 4th Grade 9:15 - 4:05

AM Kindergarten 9:15 - 12:15

PM Kindergarten 1:05 - 4:05

Two Hour Delay Schedule:

1st - 4th Grade 11:15 - 4:05

AM Kindergarten 11:15 - 1:15

PM Kindergarten 2:00 - 4:05


Elementary Breakfast Menu

Elementary Lunch Menu

* Morning Breakfast*

Heritage serves breakfast every morning from 9:00 am to 9:15 am. The above breakfast menu has prices for your reference. Please communicate with your student whether or not they are to purchase breakfast. Thank you.


4th Grade 12:00 to 12:45 pm

1st Grade 12:15 to 1:00 pm

3rd Grade 12:30 to 1:15 pm

2nd Grade 12:45 to 1:30 pm



  • The card is good for by a large pizza, get a large pizza FREE!
  • The Card sells for $10.00.
  • If you use the card just one time, it more than pays for itself!
  • Use the card as many times as you would like until Sunday, June 30, 2019.
  • Great for parties! Buy 10 large pizzas, get 10 large pizzas FREE!
  • The SLICE THE PRICE card is valid for delivery or carryout!


  • Turn in order forms and money on Friday, September 14, 2018.
  • Cash accepted or make checks payable to: Heritage Elementary PTO.
  • Please call our HOTLINE with any questions: 866-252-6103. Your Event ID is 27885.



Hi Heritage Family,

The Library is off to a great start, all students, with the exception of Mrs. Lyons Kindergarden class, had the opportunity to check books out this week! The students were taught how to take care of their Library Books, ask them what they should and should not do with their Library Books!!! Below are directions on how to use the "Heritage On-Line Catalog" from Home! Happy BOOK Hunting!!!

Heritage Elementary Media Center On-Line Catalog

How to get to the Heritage On-Line Catalog from your HOME!

1. http://m2.infohio.org/opac/PK/PKHES/

This will take you to the CAT & CATJr. Screen

2. Click on the BLUE CATJr. Screen

3. You are in!! You may search by Author, Title, Subject or Series

4. Most records have AR levels or you may Click on the GREEN box “Reading Programs” & Type in an AR range


The Pickerington Plan for Progress

Dear Heritage Elementary Community,

Pickerington Schools is developing The Pickerington Plan for Progress, a roadmap for the future that ensures we are attaining greater levels of efficiency, reaching a higher level of community trust, and graduating students that are prepared for today’s world.

The Plan for Progress will focus on three key goals:

  • Academic Excellence – What must we do to engage all our students in relevant and rich learning experiences that will prepare them for career, college, and life?

  • Efficient Operations – What can we do to maximize resources and ensure the district is operating efficiently?

  • Modern Facilities – Do our facilities reflect the environment needed to be successful in today’s world?

Our hope is to have our Plan for Progress completed this school year and for it to serve as a connection between schools and community that reflects resident and staff input, values, priorities.

We need your input to ensure our priorities match the priorities of our community!

Mr. Rice will hold an informal public presentation about the Plan for Progress on September 20th, during our PTO meeting. Parents and staff members are invited to hear about the Plan for Progress and discuss their ideas for the district’s future.

We also encourage you to visit our district website at www.pickerington.k12.oh.us/p4p/ to learn about the Plan for Progress. While there, click on the link that will allow you to take a brief survey in which you may share your priorities in the areas of academic excellence, efficient operations, and modern facilities.

Pickerington Schools also will hold two informal public events in September. At these events, the community is invited to hear about the Plan for Progress and discuss their ideas for the district’s future with our superintendent, Dr. Chris Briggs. The events will be:

  • 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12, at the Sycamore Plaza Branch of the Pickerington Library (across from Pickerington High School North.)

  • 6:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 24, at the main branch of the Pickerington Library (off Opportunity Way near Pickerington High School Central.)

We look forward to hearing from you and hearing your thoughts as we develop the Plan for Progress, which will pave the way into the future for Pickerington Schools.

Thank you!


Weekend Food Program

Violet Baptist Church

This program was created to help those families in need of meals for their children over the weekend. This is a wonderful program that helps those families in need within the PLSD.

What it is:

Food provided per student for 3 meals a day over Saturday and Sunday.

The food will be dropped off at the school office on Fridays.

The appropriate student will be notified and will come to retrieve their food bag.

We follow the school calendar & inclement weather schedule. No deliveries on Friday if no school. If we do know of a long weekend, we can arrange to drop for 3 days worth of meals. We have been approached by Mid Ohio Food Bank and have partnered with them to grow this program. Violet Baptist Church has volunteered to host the program and recruit volunteers from the community to join at VBC weekly to pack the food and distribute to the appropriate schools. Again, HOPE does not know whom the recipients are in order to keep strict confidentiality. If there is a food allergy we do identify that up front.

We keep strict guidelines on safety at the elementary levels for food prep. No food that needs a can opener, heat or microwave for little hands and safety. This changes for the upper levels. Also, we keep records for food safety and handling according to the standards set by the FDA and have completed training for such at Mid Ohio.

Lastly, this is no strings attached. Absolutely FREE for the student. If a household has more than one student, each student would receive a bag of food.

Please contact Marieca Mattox, School Counselor at Heritage Elementary School, if you are interested in this program or would like to learn more about it.

Phone: 614-833-6385 email: marieca_mattox@plsd.us

CommUNITY Fair

Pickerington Schools will celebrate its third annual CommUNITY Fair from 11 am to 2 pm Saturday, September 29, at Pickerington High School Central. The event spotlights and celebrates the diversity that is Pickerington!

Organizers are looking for families who would like to participate in the event and help share their cultures with the rest of the community. Families can participate in various ways.

If your family is interested in participating, just fill out this quick form ( https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScaD3XKcY1AiQE2U_bqEb6740jwyiYe06m_ZMpZHrsMWXzl4Q/viewform?c=0&w=1) by Thursday, August 30. CommUNITY Fair coordinators will contact you closer to the event to arrange the details.

Please contact joni_scipione@plsd.us or beth_klamo@plsd.us with questions.

Important Forms

Volunteer Application

* To volunteer in PLSD, a volunteer application must be completed annually.

Emergency Medical Authorization Form

Kindergarten Physical Form

Drop Off Map

Morning Parent Drop Off

Heritage Elementary School

Morning Parent Drop Off

9:00 a.m. to 9:15 a.m.

1. Any child being dropped off in a car will need to take Northern Avenue to Lakeview Drive and turn right onto the school grounds. Students will be dropped off on the playground. Please note: Law enforcement is requesting parents to utilize North Center Street and enter the school from the north side of either East Street or Lakeview Drive.

2. Please be courteous to the cars around you and make sure that when you pull onto the school grounds your student is ready to get out of the car in order to keep the line moving. If your student exits your car on the passenger side, please allow them to cross in front of your car before you move to ensure their safety.

3. We ask that cars remain in a single file line and do not pass the car in front of them. Exit onto East Street will be right turn only.

4. Busses will be dropping students off in front of the school. Reminder: State law states that when a bus has its red lights flashing and the “Stop” sign out, cars cannot pass the bus in either direction.

Late Arrivals:

Any student arriving after 9:15 will need to be walked into the building and signed in by an adult. You will need to use the front entrance for late arrivals.

Afternoon Pick-Up:

During Pick-Up, busses will pick up students from the playground and parents can pick up students on North East Street in front of the main office/cafeteria.

Kindergarten Pick-Up & Drop-Off:

Kindergarteners may be dropped off and picked up on North East Street in front of the main office. Please keep in mind that busses will also be utilizing this area for kindergarten drop-off and pick-up.