Heritage Bears

February 2016

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Principal's Message


Dear Heritage Intermediate Families,


The students and staff at Heritage Intermediate are excited about all of the great activities we have planned for February. The month of February would be a great month to join your child for lunch in the cafeteria, assist with the Valentines Service Project Party, attend a PTA meeting, visit the PTA Book Fair, or nominate a staff member for a Bear Hug! The following activities take place during February:


*National Counselor’s Week!: February 1—5: The National School Counseling Week theme for this week is “School Counseling: The Recipe for Success.” We want to thank Dr. Hampton and Mrs. Grant for their many contributions they make to our school each week!


*Character Word of the Month—Cooperation: Character Education is an important aspect of our curriculum at Heritage Intermediate. During the month of February we are emphasizing the character trait of COOPERATION! Cooperation means we are able to work with others to accomplish a task!


*National Wear Red Day—Friday, February 5! : Heritage will be participating in the National Wear Red Day to help raise money for the American Heart Association. The money we collect during our Jump Rope for Heart fundraising stays right here in Missouri with the American Heart Association!


*Valentine Service Project Parties—Thursday, February 11: Over the last five years the focus of our Valentine Party has been for each classroom to develop a service project where students use the party time to serve others. We use the party time to have a great party and serve others!


*PTA Book Fair: February 25—March 2: The PTA Book Fair will be from Saturday, February 27 through Wednesday, March 2. The PTA Bring Someone Special/Grandparent’s Day Event is on Saturday, February 27 from 9:00am to 11:00am!


*PTA Bear Hug Nomination: During the month of February students and parents can nominate a staff member who has made a positive impact in their life! We announce the BEAR HUG recipient of the month during our morning announcements at the end of each month. Nomination forms are available at school or on the PTA website.


The staff members at Heritage Intermediate want to thank our parents for partnering with us to make Heritage an incredible school for every student!


Sincerely,

Dr. Todd Kraft

January Attendance Champions!

Congratulations to our Attendance Champions for the month of January! We would like to recognize the following classrooms for demonstrating excellent attendance rates:


3rd Grade - Mrs. Prouhet's Class 97.1% (pictured to the right)

4th Grade - Mrs. Couch's Class 97.35%

5th Grade - Mrs. Fegan's Class 98.01%

Upcoming Events

Feb 1 - 5

National School Counselor Week


Feb 2

Papa Johns Pizza Night


Feb 5

National Wear Red Day


Feb 9

PJ day for camp ($1 donation to camp fund)

PTA meeting 4:30 pm in library


Feb 11

Valentine Service Project class parties 2 pm - 3 pm


Feb 12

NO SCHOOL

Progress reports go home


Feb 15

NO SCHOOL

Presidents Day Holiday


Feb 18

Caps for camp ($1 donation to camp fund)

Board of Education meeting 7 pm at Central Office


Feb 25 - March 2

PTA Book Fair


Feb 26

MAP t-shirt order deadline


Feb 27

PTA Grandparents Day/Someone Special


Feb 29 - March 4

Read Across America Week


March 29

Science fair project drop off 7:30 am to 1:30 pm


March 30

Science fair community viewing 5 pm - 6 pm


April 9

PTA Trivia Night

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Heritage Jedi MAPster Shirts

Heritage Elementary is proud to present this year’s MAP t-shirt! Orders will be accepted up through Friday, February 26, 2016. Shirts are $6.50 each (adult XXL and larger are $7.50). We will accept cash or checks payable to Heritage Intermediate. Order forms were sent home with students or can be found here.

PTA Book Fair!!

The Heritage Elementary PTA Book Fair is coming to our library from Feb 25th - Mar 2nd. Your child will attend the book fair during his/her normal library time that week. Books range in price from $3.99 to $19.99 plus tax. Please send your student’s money in a zip-lock bag (it makes it easier for the change to make it home!!).


February 25, 26 8:05 am - 3:30 pm


February 27 9:00 am - 12:00 pm (Someone Special Event)


February 29 8:05 am - 3:30 pm


March 1 7:30 am - 3:30 pm


March 2 8:05 am - 3:30 pm


We thank you for your purchase, as this is an important fundraiser for PTA.

Read Across America Week!

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 29TH

SNEETCHES”

DARE TO BE DIFFERENT WEAR CRAZY SOCKS


TUESDAY, MARCH 1ST

“THING ONE AND THING TWO”

GRAB A FRIEND AND DRESS UP AS TWINS


WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2ND

“WACKY WEDNESDAY”

WEAR YOUR WACKIEST OUTFIT AND EAT GREEN EGGS & HAM


THURSDAY, MARCH 3RD

“THE 500 HATS OF BARTHALOMEW CUBBINS”

WEAR YOUR FAVORITE OR SILLIEST HAT (Dr Seuss Hats will be available for sale in the office for $4 each)


FRIDAY, MARCH 4TH

“THE SLEEP BOOK

WEAR COMFY PJ’S AND BRING A SMALL STUFFED ANIMAL

Heritage Intermediate Celebrates National School Counseling Week!

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February 1 - 5 is recognized as National School Counselor Week. We are fortunate at Heritage to have Dr. Anita Hampton and Ms. Connie Grant here to educate, guide, and support our students and their families. Our counselors are truly the heart of our campus as they provide care and comfort to students on difficult days and celebrate and encourage on the good days. Their dedication to our students shines during our annual Red Ribbon Week activities, holiday assistance program, MAP preparations, Crider Center visits and through their daily classroom lessons on goal-setting and decision-making, life skills, character values, substance abuse education, peer relationships and conflict resolution. According to The American School Counselor Association, "The knowledge, attitudes, and skills that students acquire in the areas of academic, career and personal/social development during these elementary years serve as the foundation for future success." Please take a minute to thank our wonderful counselors for all they do for our students!
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Science Fair Information

This year Heritage Elementary will sponsor a Science Fair on March 29 - 30, 2016, for all students. We are encouraging students to participate in the fair and are asking parents to support this valuable learning experience. Please click here for a copy of the science fair information packet or you can request a copy from your child's teacher. Science fair boards are available for purchase in the school office for $5.


Projects are to be dropped off in the Heritage Library from 7:30 am - 1:30 pm on March 29, 2016. The community is welcome to view the projects on March 30th from 5 pm - 6 pm. Projects should be taken home at this time as well. If you are not able to make it to Science Fair Community night then the project can be picked up on Thursday, March 31st or the student can take it home with them after school.

January events at Heritage

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2016-2017 Kindergarten Registration

Dates have been set for the Wentzville School District’s registration/screening process. This event is for all children who will turn five before August 1, 2016. If your child has not been screened at our office or his/her preschool this year, appointments are required and can be made by contacting the Parents as Teachers office at 636-327-3863 ext. 22281. Screening appointments are filled on a first come, first served basis. While every effort will be made to accommodate you at your child’s school, it is a possibility that you may have to have a screening at another elementary school in the district.

Registration/Screening dates are as follows:


  • Boone Trail, Tuesday, February 23, 2016
  • Crossroads, Thursday, February 18, 2016
  • Discovery Ridge Tuesday, February 9, 2016
  • Duello, Tuesday, March 8, 2016
  • Green Tree, Thursday, February 4, 2016
  • Heritage, Thursday, February 25, 2016
  • Lakeview, Tuesday, February 16, 2016
  • Peine Ridge, Thursday, March 3, 2016
  • Prairie View, Tuesday, March 1, 2016


The day of the screening/registration parents should bring:


  • The child to be screened;
  • Two proofs of residency:
  1. Signed Lease Agreement (verify dates are valid), Closing Document for new home purchase (settlement statement), or most recent Real Estate Property Tax Statement; and
  2. Current utility bill, cable bill, official mail from federal or state agency, or most recent personal property tax paid receipt;
  • Child’s most current immunization records (doctor’s records, doctor verified form, etc.);
  • Official copy of child’s birth certificate (requested but not required);
  • Parent’s driver’s license or photo identification (requested but not required);
  • Parenting plan or custody agreement (if applicable);
  • Documentation regarding legal guardianship (must be court ordered guardianship or limited guardianship, not power of attorney) or foster care placement (required if applicable).


If you do not have a Missouri birth certificate, you may obtain one at a cost of $15 from the St. Charles County Community Health/Environment-Vital Statistics Office, 1650 Boone’s Lick, St. Charles, MO 63301-2245, or by calling (636) 949-7400 for more information.


You may also visit them on the web at http://www.sccmo.org >Residents > Health & Human Services > Vital Records > Application Process