Heights Headlines

September 28, 2015

Things you need to know

Hello Wildcats! We hope everyone had a great weekend. There's a lot of information in here so make sure you scroll all the way down!

A few things to note:

1. Report Cards come home next Wednesday, October 7th

2. Fair tickets will come home next Tuesday, October 6th. They will be stapled to the Tuesday folders.

3. Early release is Friday, October 9th.

4. Fair Day is Monday, October 12th, there is NO school for students.

Clubs will start next Tuesday!!! Make sure you have made pick up arrangements for your student!

Invention Convention projects are due next week, make sure you are finishing up and getting everything ready to turn in on October 9th.

Parent Focus has rolled. If you need to sign up to see your student's grades (1st - 12th), go to www.risd.org and follow the link and directions. To sign up you need to know your student's' ID number, last 4 numbers of their social, and date of birth. Please note the staff will not give this information out over the phone for security reasons. You will need to come into the office to get any student information. For Focus Parent Portal support please email focusparent@g.risd.org or call 469-593-0811.

Physical Education Notes from Coach Sandy

Building a large movement vocabulary is important in order for each student to live a healthy life. At Heights, we are focused on movement that will build functional strength and fitness. This will allow each student to learn how to be physically strong and independent. Heights physical education is committed to using fitness as a way of life in order to reach all kids whether they are passionate about sports or not.

During the school year in P.E., 3rd-6th graders are put into “College Teams.” There are four teams per class and they compete to earn the most points in the semester. Teams earn points by researching facts about their college, having great teamwork in competition, winning tournaments, and showing good character amongst their peers. The winning team will receive extra gym time at the end of the year. We strongly encourage the students to find out as much as they can about their college. We would love for you to be involved in helping your children research college facts!

RHS Homecoming

It's that time of year! RHS homecoming is Friday, October 9th. What does this mean for Heights? EARLY RELEASE!! Our dismissal time on Friday, 10/9 will be 2:00pm. PACE will start at 2:00 on this day, and all buses will run at 2:00. All other students will need to be picked up at 2:00. Our fabulous 6th graders will have a float so find a spot on the parade route (up Beltline) and cheer them on!
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PTA Reflections Program

The Reflections program is coming! Here is some information from www.pta.org. "The arts—and the National PTA Reflections program—support student success and serve as a valuable tool for building strong partnerships in your school community. Celebrate arts learning in your school community with Reflections.National PTA Reflections welcomes all grades and abilities to explore and be involved in the arts. Annually, thousands of students will reflect on a common theme and create original works of art in the categories of dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography and visual arts.

The theme for the 2015-2016 school year is Let Your Imagination Fly. This theme—created by Rachel Sperry of Northwood, N.D.—was selected through the Reflections Theme Search Contest." To learn more, please stop by the Reflections table at the RHE Family Picnic on Thursday evening. One important note, for a student to be eligible to enter the program, at least one of their parents needs to be a member of the Heights PTA! So bring your $10.00 to become a member of PTA.
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