The Scoop on 6th!

April/May

Upcoming Events and Important Dates

April 1 - Father Daughter Dance

April 4 - PARCC Testing (ELA)

April 5 - PARCC Testing (ELA)

April 6 - PARCC Testing (ELA)

April 11 - PARCC Testing (Math)

April 12 - PARCC Testing (Math)

April 13 - PARCC Testing (Math)

April 14 - PTO Meeting (7:45 AM)

April 17 & 18 - Middle School Placement Test (Math Class)

April 21 - No School (Comp Day)

April 26 - 6th Grade Field Trip to IMAX

April 28 - Silent Auction @ The Sanctuary Golf Course


May 5- Morning with Mom (7:45 AM)

May 10 & 18- BOUNCE in MRMS (6-7:30 PM)

May 11- 6th Grade 1/2 Prom (6-8 PM)

May 12- Field Day

May 23- 6th Grade Graduation

IMPORTANT ASSESSMENTS IN APRIL


On April 17 & 18, students will be taking the middle school math placement test. This assessment will take place during the regular math class at Heritage. We will send the completed tests to MRMS and their math team will evaluate the results and will use this data to help determine which math class your child will be placed in for next year. There are three levels of math for 7th grade: Math 7 (grade level), Accelerated Math 7 (one year advanced) and Algebra (two years advanced). The math placement test reviews all of the curriculum that is covered in 6th grade. Should your child do exceptionally well on the test, they will be invited to test for the Algebra class. The middle school will send all communications to these families.


In addition, students will also be participating in the end-of-year PARCC testing. If you opted your child out of this assessment, you already completed that online, as I sent emails about this option earlier. I do believe that the decision to test or opt-out is a personal one that families should make together but I also feel that the PARCC test provides us with some important information regarding your child's current level of understanding and it also helps me make educational changes for next year based on trends and overall results. In addition, it also allows students to experience a test-taking situation where they learn how to manage their time. These skills are crucial in high school when they will take the practice SAT and the official SAT test for college admittance. Whatever decision you and your family have made, you have my support. :)


Testing will take place in the afternoon (1:00-3:00). We appreciate you not scheduling appointments during this time. Students who are opting out will either be in The Studio with Miss Wheeler or in the Library. They will be completing work or working on learning goals.


Please be sure that students have their headphones at school.

Field Trip to the Museum of Nature and Science IMAX Theater- Chaperones Needed!

On Wednesday, April 26th, the 6th grade team will be traveling back to the Museum of Nature and Science for another amazing field trip! This time, we will experience the wonders of IMAX as we Dream Big and learn about Engineering Our World! Heritage Elementary is committed to personalized learning and to STEAM education. This film will help support our goals! Dream Big 3D will transform how you think about the E in STEAM. This adventure takes you around the world to explore engineering marvels both large and small, ancient and modern. From the Great Wall of China to the high-tech Shanghai Tower, from underwater robots to solar powered cars, you will see how human ingenuity pushes the limits of innovation. Dream Big celebrates engineers who build, invent, and shape our world, and inspire the youth of today who will become the great minds of tomorrow. Chaperones are needed, please email me if you are interested. Payment for the museum, IMAX, and bus transportation will be accepted online. I've included the link to RevTrak below. Use this link for payment. Permission slips were sent home in Thursday Folders this week and are due back by Friday, April 7th.
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Silent Auction

7TH ANNUAL HERITAGE SILENT AUCTION

WHEN


FRIDAY, APRIL 28TH, 6PM


WHERE


7549 NORTH DANIELS PARK ROAD

SEDALIA, CO


MORE INFORMATION

Theme: Kentucky Derby

Silent Auction-THANK YOU!!

Thank you to all who contributed to our class basket to be auctioned off at the Silent Auction! A HUGE thank you to Laura Walsh for coordinating this project!

I will be attending the auction and hope to see you there! It is a fun night and the auction is amazing! Invitations were sent home in Thursday folders this week, please RSVP soon!

PHOTOS NEEDED FOR YEARBOOK AND GRADUATION VIDEO:

Many of you have already submitted your photos but if not...please remember:


Steve and Deb Chabin are beginning to wrap up the yearbook and would like to do a Flashback Friday page for the 6th graders. They would like all 6th grade students to be represented on this page. So, each family needs to submit a few old photos of their kids over their elementary school years. (School parties, Kindie graduation, Field Day, Father/Daughter Dance, etc....) It's always nice to have photos that have multiple students in the picture.


They will use these same photos for a slide show that they are making that will play at the graduation.

Deadline for Purchasing a Yearbook is Approaching!

If you would like to purchase a yearbook, I have included the link below.
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HEX Team and Event

Liz Conry, our PE teacher, and Derek Shaw, our Financial Literacy teacher are currently working on coordinating the tryouts for our 6th-grade HEX team. The HEX team will practice before school and compete in the HEXathlon event and compete with our feeder schools. All 6th-grade students will attend this event regardless of whether they will be competing. Stay tuned for more information and dates! Liz Conry will send more communication home soon.

Thank you for your partnership in your child's learning this year!

Please contact me anytime you have questions.

kimberly.stephens@dcsdk12.org

I do not check email during the day. I try to check before school and when I have time in the evening. If you have an emergency during the day, please call the office 303-387-6725 and they will get me a message. You may also text me at 720-841-2165.