Heritage Happenings

December 6, 2022

Dear Heritage Families

Hello Heritage Families,

We are thrilled to unveil our new Heritage Campus Logo! We are proudly representing the Bears and Bear Cubs with our new Campus Wide Logo! Doesn't it look fantastic? As we continue to move forward with streamlining our Primary and Intermediate communication - a new logo seemed like a fitting next step. We feel that this new logo represents our continued commitment to making our large campus feel as cohesive as possible for our shared families.

We will be slowly updating our former logos throughout the campus, so be on the lookout for subtle changes throughout the year! You may also notice some updates to our facilities such as some paint in the hallways, a new mural in the Heritage Commons and some landscaping in our outdoor garden. We are excited to see these updates and are looking forward to more facelifts to our building in the future.


Dr. Megan Sutton & Mrs. Jessica Hanks

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

December 12: Late Start Day

December 14: Big Smiles - see below for more information

December 19: HP Papa Johns Pizza Night

December 20: Winter Parties: Primary Parties 9-10 a.m., Intermediate Parties 2-3 p.m.

December 21 - January 1: Winter Break- NO SCHOOL

January 2: Late Start Day, classes resume

december to remember dress up days

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Big Smiles is coming

Big Smiles is coming to Heritage Primary on 12/14/22 and to Heritage Intermediate on 1/11/22 and 1/12/22. 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 at 636-327-3846 ext. 40233 or Nurse Heather at 636-327-3839 ex, 41233 if you have any questions or concerns.

Teacher of the Year

Please join us in congratulating our Heritage Primary and Intermediate Teachers of the Year:

  • Heritage Primary Teacher of the Year- Mrs. Denise Mitchell
  • Heritage Intermediate Teacher of the Year- Mrs. Lauren Coldiron

We ask our staff to write why they feel each candidate deserves the honor. We have compiled the responses with many of the reasons our staff shared.

Denise Mitchell

WOW! Mrs. Mitchell is amazing! She is positive, engaging, creative, and creates such an exciting atmosphere in her classroom for students. She has a classroom that is so inviting and makes the students want to be at school each and every day. She puts in lots of time to individualize instruction and meet every student's needs and still finds time to have fun and joke around with students. She always has a kind word for her coworkers and can be counted on to help whenever she is needed. Denise is always going above and beyond to meet the needs of her students! She is constantly learning new things and applies her new learning in her classroom. Her positive attitude is contagious and she is always willing to lend a hand. Denise goes above and beyond to meet the needs of her students.

Lauren Coldiron

Lauren always wants what is best for all of our students. She strives to make lessons that are interactive and useful for all kids. She is constantly asking what she can do to help incorporate technology into our lessons and loves to work with teachers to make lessons engaging and fun. She is always here for everyone, and she always has a smile on her face. Our school is so very lucky to have her, and she is very deserving of being Heritage Intermediate Teacher of the Year.

Congratulations to both of these amazing educators! They will be honored at the December 15 Board of Education Meeting at 6:30 p.m.

Crosswalk Safety

Please be aware that traffic may be a little slower during school drop-off and pick-up times. While driving around the school, be cautious of people who are working the crosswalk, as their job is to protect our students. We have had a few close calls the past couple of weeks with drivers driving through stop signs or making u-turns in the middle of intersections.

Thank you in advance for helping to protect our students & staff.

Heritage Science Fair

Calling all future Scientists! We are looking for students who are interested in Science to participate in this year’s Science Fair. All you have to do to sign up is fill out the Google Form that is linked here for Heritage Primary (Grades K-2), or the form linked here for Heritage Intermediate (Grades 3-6). Once you complete the form, you will receive an email with an invitation for your child to join the Heritage Science Fair Google Classroom (where you will find all the information you need to successfully complete a project).

Our Science Fair coordinators, Mrs. Hoffmann (Primary) and Mrs. Sweeten (Intermediate), will be hosting a Science Fair Information Night on November 30, from 5:00-6:00, in the Heritage Library. During this meeting you will be able to purchase a Science Fair board, view completed projects, get ideas for your project, and get answers to any questions that you might have. Feel free to join us, even if you haven’t signed up yet!

The Science Fair will be held on Monday, Feb. 6, 2023. Projects will be judged that afternoon, and will be on display for classes to view the following day. There will also be a Family Viewing/Pick-up that evening (Feb. 7) from 5-6 p.m. This is a great way to spend some time together as a family, learn about the scientific process, and stay busy during these unusual times. If you have any questions, please contact our Heritage Primary Science Fair coordinator, Kathy Hoffmann (kathleenhoffmann@wsdr4.org), or our Heritage Intermediate Science Fair coordinator, Kelsey Sweeten (kelseysweeten@wsdr4.org).

Heritage Needs Your Help


We critically need substitute teachers to help support our Heritage staff, and we're asking for your help! Step into our classrooms as your schedule allows as a sub. Subbing gives you the opportunity to get involved at Heritage 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

Heritage Campus needs instructional assistants to help support our building. Get to know our school, help our kids, and build relationships within Heritage. Learn more and apply today.


Apply now for our various full-time and substitute custodial opportunities in our building. 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 Heritage 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 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 Heritage 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.

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.

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!

Staying Connected