Heritage Elementary

Friday, September 20th

Building Information

Mr. Chad Rice, Principal

Mrs. Marieca Mattox, School Counselor

Mrs. Marni Dreher, School Nurse

Mrs. Katie Thielman, Building Secretary

Mrs. Lisa Karavakis, Office Assistant


19/20 School Calendar

10/1/19 - 10/4/19: Gifted Testing for Grades 2 & 3

10/11/19: No School: Professional Development

10/17/19: K-12 Evening Parent/Teacher Conferences

10/21/19: No School K-8 Only (All Day P/T Conferences)

10/22/19: No School KINDERGARTEN Only (P/T Conferences)

10/24/19: 1st Grade KISS Luncheon

10/24/19: K-12 Evening Parent/Teacher Conferences

10/25/19: 2nd Grade KISS Luncheon

10/25/19: Kindergarten & 1st Grade Vision/Hearing Screenings

11/6/19: Mobile Dentist

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Fundraiser Ends Monday, September 23rd!

Reminder! The Yankee Candle Fundraiser ends this Monday, September 23rd! The paper forms with the money will be collected on Monday the 23rd.

Thank you!

Heritage PTO

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Free and Reduced Lunch Grace Period Ending

Friday, September 27th

The grace period for free and reduced meal benefits ends Friday, September 27th.

If an application has not been submitted and approved for the current school year, you will be charged full price for meals beginning Monday, September 30th.

Parents/Guardians may reapply for benefits through the Pickerington Local School district website. An online application can be submitted, or one is available to print off and return to the school. If you do not have access to a computer, paper applications can be picked up at any school.

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You may have heard your child come home talking about i-Ready and how they are spending time on their iPad or Chromebook doing lessons. You may have even received a Parent Report sharing information about your child. So, in an effort to give you some information about what i-Ready is all about, I'd like to share this video with you.

Link to Video

Thank you for taking the time to watch the video! If you have further questions, please feel free to contact me! You can reach me by email at susan_chamberlain@plsd.us or by calling Heritage Elementary and asking for me. (Please allow 24 hours to receive a phone call back)

Thank you,

Susan Chamberlain

Instructional Coach

Heritage Elementary

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Thank you to all of our sponsors!

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Smile Programs

Dear Parent,

Great news! Our school has partnered with Smile Programs...the mobile dentists to offer in-school dental care. Sign up your child today at www.myschooldentist.com.

Even better, dental care is usually at no cost to you. All insurance is accepted including Medicaid and CHIP. For those without insurance, a low cost self-pay option is available.

Convenient and Comfortable

Our in-school dental program saves you time and provides a safe and comfortable place for your child to receive gentle dental care from licensed local professionals. Dental care includes a complete dental exam, x-rays, cleaning, fluoride and sealants when necessary, and in some cases, restorative care such as fillings.

Dental Care For a Healthy Life

Children who see a dentist regularly may have fewer health issues like:

  • Early tooth loss due to dental decay
  • Gum disease
  • Heart disease
  • Impaired speech development

Help keep your child healthy, in school and learning.

Simply go to www.myschooldentist.com

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Art Updates!

At Heritage (& other elementary schools) we use Artsonia- the world’s largest online student art museum, offers a free, educational program to schools, teachers and parents. Each year, thousands of art teachers nationwide showcase their students’ artwork online at https://www.artsonia.com/

Artsonia allows us to share student artwork with loved ones, integrate technology into the art room, boost student pride, and raise money for the art program. Once student artwork is published, loved ones can purchase items with their artists’ work imprinted on it and 20% of the revenue is donated back to the school’s art program!

Learn more about Artsonia on their website! Here’s the link to our Heritage school gallery!

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We are partnering with Yankee Candle Fundraising to help reach our fundraising goal! Yankee Candle Fundraising has something for everyone, including a variety of candle, decor, home, and kitchen products starting under $10.00!

Most importantly -- 40% of every sale goes to the PTO!

There are 2 ways to shop -- Catalog and Online

Catalogs are being sent home with students today and there are instructions for online ordering included!

Thank you for your support!


Elementary Breakfast Menu

Elementary Lunch Menu

Free/Reduced Lunch Application

* 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

Click Here to add money to a lunch account using "My Payments Plus"



Here are a few tips to remember when sending lunch money to the school.

  • You may send cash or check (made to PLSD Food Services) with your student to school.
  • Please place cash/check in an envelope.
  • Please write your student's name, homeroom, and student id# on the envelope.
  • You may also make pre-payments or check on your child's lunch account by using: mypaymentsplus.com or call 1-877-237-0946


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In order to keep our students safe during dismissal for parent pick-up, please only use the parent pick-up line. Do not park across the street and walk students in the busy traffic. Often the cars are unable to see students darting out in between vehicles. Due to this unforeseen circumstance, first priority will be given to car riders.

Thank you.


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.


Volunteer Application

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

Kindergarten Physical Form


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