A Weekly Newsletter Brought To You By Heritage Elementary

May 22, 2020


Dear Community,

What a week it’s been! Thank you for returning borrowed devices and library books, retrieving your children’s belongings, and expressing love for our teachers. We are truly blessed to live in such a wonderful community! It’s been a year for the history books and we are so grateful for each and every one of you! Next week, our teachers will be in trainings, but are still available if you need them.

I was reading these thoughts this week and couldn’t help but relate them to what we’ve been going through, even before COVID-19 entered our lives.

“In the relentless busyness of modern life, we have lost the rhythm between work and rest. All life requires a rhythm of rest. There is a rhythm in our waking activity and the body’s need for sleep. . . . In our bodies, the heart perceptively rests after each life-giving beat; the lungs rest between the exhale and the inhale.

We have lost this essential rhythm. Our culture invariably supposes that action and accomplishment are better than rest, that doing something – anything – is better than doing nothing. Because of our desire to succeed, to meet these ever growing expectations, we do not rest. Because we do not rest, we lose our way. We miss the compass points that would show us where to go, we bypass the nourishment that would give us succor. We miss the quiet that would give us wisdom. We miss the joy and love born of effortless delight.” ~ Wayne Muller

During the summer, I sincerely hope you and your families will be able to rest and renew after the challenging and stressful circumstances of the past few months. Please find joy in all your doings and non-doings and take pleasure in relaxing from all of your duties, even if it’s just for a short time each day.

Decisions for how the 2020-2021 school year will start have not been finalized as of now. We will communicate how it will look as soon as we know. We may not know until August, however. You will be able to see your children’s next teacher through the DSDGuardian account starting on August 7th.

Thank you again for your part in making our end of year/device return activities run so smoothly. We have missed you and your kids and it did our hearts good to see you again.


Ruthanne Keller

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Class Pictures

Class pictures are being reprinted to correct any issues and will be delivered as soon as possible. We will let you know when they are ready for pickup.
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May is mental health month. There’s a campaign #4Mind4Body to encourage individuals to focus on healthy aspects of our daily life to promote mental wellness.

· Maintain 8 hours sleep/night

· Consume more whole grains and less processed food

· Eat well-balanced meals

· Drink plenty of water

· Engage in positive thoughts

· Learn how to manage STRESS

· Engage in more “in person time” rather than screen time

· Take time for yourself everyday (Psychology Today)

Davis School District resource link:

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Do you want to try out to be on the VEX IQ

Robotics Team?

This is for current 4th or 5th grade students (next year's 5th & 6th graders)

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To link to the form, use the QR code or URL below

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The Challenge:

Spend a great summer in great books!

The Opportunity:

The Heritage Elementary Library will be sponsoring several open library times during the summer break for students 1st -6th grade, *currently enrolled (2020-21 school year)

The Schedule:

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Open Library Dates:


June 9, 16, 23, 30

July 7, 14, 21

Aug 4


**9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.


**Only currently enrolled (2020-21) 1st through 6th grade students may check out books. (Grade based on 2020-21 school year and only currently enrolled students who are listed in the library database are eligible for checkout)

**Book check out policy: 3 books per visit. No additional books will be allowed out without

the return or renewal of previously checked out material.

**Parents are strongly encouraged to attend the library with their students. ALL Non-school

age children will require parent supervision.

**Other areas of the school are closed to all students/parents.

**Library behavior and etiquette will be expected.

**Book bag/backpack required to take books home. (Especially if traveling on bike/scooter)

How to participate:

1. There are several summer reading opportunities that we encourage you to participate in; Sora Sweet Reads (visit, use student email and password to login,) Deseret News/KSL/Governor’s Office reading program (visit,) Book Your Summer Reading Award (visit,) Davis County Library Summer Reading Program, and Barnes and Noble. Some of these provide incentives such as college scholarships, tickets to a Bees game, free books, online programs, and other prizes. Choose what best suits your family, or even better, use them all!

2. On AUGUST 4th all books need to be returned. We’ll take a quick end- of-summer break and then see you back in a few weeks!

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Heritage Elementary Summer Karate Program

$99 for 8 weeks of classes, twice a week, and an official uniform.

50% of all proceeds go directly to your school!

Our Summer Karate Course will start on June 8, 2020.

Classes will be held at:
Championship Martial Arts
865 West 450 North
Kaysville, UT 84037

Ages 5-6 class times:

Option 1 (2:00 - 2:30 Mon & Wed)
Option 2 (3:00 - 3:30 Mon & Wed)

Ages 7-12 class times:
Option 1 (2:30 - 3:00 Mon & Wed)
Option 2 (3:30 - 4:00 Mon & Wed)

Classes are twice a week, 30 minutes each, for a total of 16 classes during the summer. Included is an official uniform, and the Graduation Ceremony!

Spots are very limited, sign up ASAP to reserve your space.

Come get Fit, Focused, and Learn to Defend yourself, all while having FUN, and supporting your school!

Please call us at (801) 725-1170 if you have any questions.

Click the link below to sign up:

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