Heritage Primary Eblast

FEBRUARY 2019

Principal's Message

Dear Heritage Families,


First and foremost, I want to thank everyone in our Heritage Community for making me feel so warm and welcome during my first month. The students have showered me with hugs, showed me around when I have been lost and greeted me cheerfully each day. I can’t wait to see what next month will bring as I continue to get to know your children even more.

During the month of February, we will be focusing on our character word of “Respect” with our students. Under this character word, we will concentrate on kindness. We would love to invite you to join us in our week-long celebration of kindness by participating in the Random Act of Kindness Week, which is February 18-22. During this week please encourage your child to engage in a kind act. Here are a few ideas to get you started:

  • Write down someone’s best qualities

  • Have a free lemonade stand

  • Make a handmade card or picture for someone

  • Make cookies for a neighbor

  • Leave a surprise in your mailbox for your mail carrier

  • Cook a meal together

  • Have a good belly laugh together

Performing these Random Acts of Kindness can be so rewarding and fun too! I can’t wait to hear about all of the amazing things you and your children do together this month!


Have fun spreading love,


Mrs. Sutton

Calendar of Events

Feb 4-8 - School Counselors Week

Feb 5 - Kindergarten Registration -Berrey Place Center 1 Campus Dr.

Feb 5 - Science Fair 5:00-6:00 pm -Library

Feb 7 - PTA Rockin Jump

Feb 11 - Late Start - Students may enter at 10:05 am

Feb 14 - Valentine Service Project Parties 2:00 - 3:00 pm

Feb 14 - PTA Meeting - Library

Feb 15 - No School - PD Day

Feb 18- No School - Presidents' Day

Feb 18-19 - Papa John's Night

Feb 21-27 - PTA Book Fair

Feb 22 - Yearbook Orders Due

Feb 23 - PTA Someone Special Day 9:00-11:00 am

Feb 26- PTA Muffins with Mom - First Grade Only Intermediate Cafe 7:30-8:00 am

Feb 27 - Primary Spring Picture Day

KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION

We will begin registering kindergartners for the 2019-2020 school year on February 5, 2019. Click here for more information.
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Valentine's Day Service Parties

Please note that our party day has changed. It was originally on the calendar for February 8th, but has been moved to February 14th.

Yearbooks are on sale now

Yearbook order forms were sent home this week. They are $15.00 and will be on sale until February 22.

If you would like to use a credit card to purchase your yearbook, call 1-866-287-3096 or log on to our secure site www.YearbookOrderCenter.com. Please have you order number, 16939 handy when you order by phone or online.

Winter Weather Reminder

Please be sure to check the daily forecast to help your child determine what they wear to school. All students go outside for recess as long as the temperature and/or wind chill is at least 15 degrees. Proper coats, hats, and gloves should be worn to school or brought in backpacks. Please help your child be prepared for the possibility of extreme weather changes.

Science Fair

The Science Fair is February 4th with drop-off between 7:30 am and 1:30 pm. The pick-up and viewing are on February 5th between 5:00-6:00 pm. Contact Kathy Hoffmann our Science Fair coordinator with any questions. kathleenhoffmann@wsdr4.org.

WSD BOARD CANDIDATES 2019

The biographies that have been submitted from this year's Board of Education candidates have been posted on the WSD website: https://tinyurl.com/WSDboardCandidates2019. The bios are posted exactly as they are received from the candidates as an opportunity for stakeholders to learn more about who is running for the Board of Education. Seven candidates will be on the ballot for two open seats in the April 2, 2019 election. The open seats are currently held by Dale Schaper and Jennifer Simpson, and each open seat is for a three-year term. Simply click on the candidate's name under their photo to view their submitted biography.

KEEPING OUR CHILDREN SAFE

We are asking for your help as you drive your child to school. We want ALL of our children to arrive to school and home safely.


*Drive Smart

*Slow down and be alert in our Heritage neighborhood and school zones.

*Take extra time to look for kids at intersections and on curbs.

*Enter and exit driveways, roadways and intersections slowly and carefully.

*Watch for children on or near roads in the morning and after schools hours.

*Reduce distractions inside your car to concentrate on the road and your surroundings.

*Stop behind the white line at crosswalks.

* Always stop for a school patrol officer or crossing guard holding up a stop sign.

For Those Walking/Biking to School

*Make sure your child has a safe route before allowing him or her to walk to school.

*Make sure sidewalks are clear of snow, if riding a bike.

*Ride your bike on the sidewalk,not in the street.

*Always cross at a crosswalk.

*Walk, don’t run, across the street.

*Make sure drivers see you before crossing in front of them.

A NOTE FROM THE NURSE

Our Big Smiles program is coming back on April 1, 2 and 3. Enrollment forms have been sent home. Please return these ASAP to ensure your child will be able to be seen. If you need another form, please let me know.


You can view a copy of the Illness Protocol here.

You can view a copy of the lice Protocol here.

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COACHES CORNER



We are working on shoe tying in PE!! The students can earn a charm for their book bags and a spot on our Shoe Tie Wall of fame in the gym! Please feel free to use the method you are comfortable with, but we use the following method, which has been very successful for all of our kiddos!


Easy Shoe Tie Method


ALSO, Please remember to have your children wear proper shoes for PE! We love tennis shoes, which are the safest for all of our activities... If your child comes to PE without the proper shoes they will not be able to participate in the day's activities and will be given an alternate assignment.


Thanks so much for all of your help and support!


Coach Schulte and Coach Gill

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LOST & FOUND

Our Lost & Found area is filling up. It is located in the Commons Area outside of the cafeteria. It is always a good idea to label items with first and last names so they can be returned to their rightful owner.
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Visitor Cafe Guidelines

Parents and family members are welcome to visit their child at school during their lunch time. We do have limited space since we have a large population of students and ask to keep your group to a minimum when visiting. While you are visiting, please follow our HPE Visitor Cafe' Guidelines:


  • You must have a visitor's badge issued prior to meeting your child in the cafe'.
  • Only one friend is allowed to eat with your child in the commons area per visit.
  • You may only bring food for your student. Please do not share with friends.
  • Students need to return to the classroom when their classroom lunch period is over.
  • All siblings are asked to remain seated and supervised at all times.

We appreciate your cooperation in helping us provide a safe and special opportunity to visit with our child. If these guidelines are not abided by, these privileges may be revoked at any time.

Class Lunch Times

10:35-10:55

Myers, Barbero, Bielke, Owens


10:50-11:10

Vaughan, Pederson, Million, Bemis, Canty


11:15-11:35

Allen, Brouillard, Hoffmann, Finazzo


11:30-11:50

Beck, Calise, Hucker, Knoll


11:45-12:05

Keller, Pirkle, Plaza, Smith


12:05-12:25

Binning, Bode, Jackson, Simmons