HERITAGE WEEKLY NEWS

HERITAGE HEROES | EVERYDAY HEROES | FEBRUARY 27, 2021

Important Upcoming Dates |

❣️February |

2/28: Yearbook & 5th Grade Tributes Sales END!! (link below)

☘️ March |

3/1:

• Meeting - New Principal Named

• Edmond Board of Education Meeting- Return to Class Committee @6 live on YouTube https://youtu.be/_5XI0CozsvQ

• Group A | 4th Grade Wax Museum - Bring supplies

• 5th grade parents - Be on the lookout for 6th Grade Enrollment emails from Sequoyah Middle School.


3/1 - 3/5: Smencil Sales | All proceeds go to Edmond North High Schools BALTO Fundraiser.


3/2: New Realignment Meeting @6pm at the Edmond Public Schools Administrative Center


3/4: Group B | 4th Grade Wax Museum - Bring supplies


3/5: Pre-K Lottery Application Period ENDS


3/9: Restaurant Night @Hideaway Pizza (Edmond) 4:00 -9:30pm


3/11: New Realignment boundaries will be set. ( Realignment decision will be posted on the EPS website and Facebook following the meeting)


3/15 - 3/19: Spring Break - No school


3/23: PTO Facebook Live Meeting @7pm - ( Heritage PTO Facebook Page)

💜🎉CONGRATULATIONS Hanna Pavao ~ EPS district’s 20-21 Rookie Teacher of the Year! 🎉💜

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Heritage is so proud! 💜💜

On Friday we honored our special education teacher Hanna Pavao, as the district’s 20-21 Rookie Teacher of the Year! Hanna not only has demonstrated above-par instructional techniques but has contributed to her team by covering the IEPs of a fellow teacher who was out for more than a month due to illness. Outside of school, Hanna volunteers at the Regional Food Bank and Habitat for Humanity. Congratulations, Hanna!

🎉🎉💕Announcing 2021 Teacher of the Year Finalist Kasey Cohlmia!💕🎉🎉

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"At my core I am a helper and I want to leave the world better than I found it. It's always been a calling inside of me to help others and teaching is a wonderful path to be able to help students who need it."

-Kasey Cohlmia

The winner will be announced March 11th

Upcoming Dates 🗓

📚✏️Pre-K Lottery Application Period ✏️📚

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🎉📔 Yearbook Sales & 5th Grade Tributes are NOW FOR SALE!

~Sales END Sunday, February 28!


All sales are online,

~ Click Here to Purchase >> https://www.jostens.com/apps/store/customer/2592202/Heritage-Elementary-School/

Individual yearbooks are $20. Accessories (monograms, markers) are extra.

**Please include your homeroom teacher's name.


5th Grade Tributes Sales |

$10 each

1 per student | 5th Graders only


Click here > https://www.jostens.com/apps/store/customer/2592202/Heritage-Elementary-School/


Then click on “ Yearbook Recognition Ads” to purchase.

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Forms will be sent home on Mon, Mar 1st and Thurs, Mar 4th


Please send Cash ONLY with your student in an envelope or baggy and attach to form.

Limited Supplies

~All proceeds go toward Edmond North’s BALTO fundraiser.


Every year, BALTO raises money for one recipient, and this year that recipient is DSACO (Down Syndrome Association of Oklahoma) All of the proceeds will go to the self advocacy program, sensory room, and expanding their learning lab.

⬇️ Printable Order Form ⬇️

📌 Reminders 📌

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💡Important Info💡

🏫 Heritage Boundary Realignment

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Hi Heritage Families,

As you probably know, EPS is eagerly anticipating the opening of Redbud Elementary in the fall of 2021. During the boundary realignment process, the committee has developed a proposed plan that will be presented to the public on March 2, 2021 at the Edmond Public Schools Administrative Center at 6:00 p.m. I wanted to make you aware that there is a potential that the boundary lines for our attendance areas may be affected. The proposed plan will be shared on the EPS website following the community forum.


Respectfully,

Cathey Bugg, Principal

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📧Email from Emily Steele - Sequoyah Middle School Principal

Hi Heritage 5th Grade Parents and Students,


We wanted to let you know that our 5th to 6th enrollment process will look very different this year at Sequoyah. We are not able to bring 5th graders in for tours, as we have done in the past. Instead, We will create a video to welcome our new kiddos!



We will push out several helpful items to incoming 6th grade families.

- Video from principal/counselor that will introduce the enrollment process & walk families through the process

- Elective Introduction Videos

- electronic course description document

- electronic course selection form

We will also link all of these resources to our school website.


The timeline all of this will occur is as follows:

- 3/1: sending videos and all documents

- 3/15 - 3/31: families will enter course requests in Infinite Campus for their child (we will email instructions on how to do this and probably have an explanation video, as the date approaches)

- 3/24 & 3/31: our site counselors will be available to our incoming families at specific times to assist anyone that needs help with the enrollment process


We do not plan for any in-person events, until maybe later in April/May, and this will just be the admin/counselor duo coming to say hi and introduce ourselves in person. In lieu of tours, we are putting together video tours that will be shared at a later time with incoming families.


Emily Steele

Principal Sequoyah Middle School

405-340-2900

💉District Employees to Receive Covid 19 Vaccine at Vaccination Pods 💉

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The week of February 22-26, Edmond Public Schools private, third-party health provider Total Wellness will make available approximately 2050 Moderna Covid-19 vaccines to EPS employees.


Over the last several days, the district has been working behind the scenes with Total Wellness to set up four separate vaccination pods at two district locations; Edmond Schools Administrative Center (EPSAC) and Edmond Santa Fe High School.

In an email to parents, Superintendent Bret Towne said, “Employee vaccinations and the soon-to-be-completed work of the Covid Advisory Committee are crucial to creating a safe environment in our schools and a major step forward in reopening our classrooms to more full-time, in-person instruction.”


Total Wellness nurses will distribute the vaccines. District and some school staff volunteers will assist the nurses with collecting paperwork and other administrative duties. The pods are exclusive to teachers and school staff. Employees received a link to sign up for the opportunity to receive the vaccine.


Only those who receive the first dose with EPS will be eligible to receive the second dose.

The tentative dates for employees to receive the second dose of the Moderna vaccines are March 26-April 2.

💜 Hope Project 2021 💜

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❤️❤️A few pictures from our Hot Cocoa Week!! It was so WONDERFUL!!

💜Mental Health & Counseling Resources |

🏆IXL Tournament Champions 🏆

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We WON the January Competition against Will Rogers Elementary!

Congratulations Heritage Students!


We are now in the FINALS!! We will now go up against Cross Timbers!


We are so proud of all of our Edmond Schools Students! In January alone our students have all answered 5,638,555 questions in IXL. OVER FIVE AND A HALF MILLION!!!

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💡ℹ️ Important Information ℹ️💡

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🧃🥪School Lunch Info🥪🧃

Online Payment Plus

www.mypaymentplus.com


March 2021 Menus


Breakfast

Lunch

Pre-K Lunch

Virtual Students



PK – 11:55
Gr 2 – 11:10
Gr 1 – 11:40
Gr K – 12:10
Gr 3 – 12:40
Gr 4 – 1:10
Gr 5 – 1:35



Students who have late lunch will have snack in the morning. Students who have early lunch will have snack in the afternoon.

⬇️Click Here ⬇️

🧃🥪Grab and Go Meals | FREE for EVERYONE!!! | goes through JUNE 30, 2021

Great News! The Department of Agriculture has extended a federal waiver allowing school districts across the country to offer free meals to all children until June 30, 2021! All children (18 & under) may receive free meals regardless of meal status. Both in-school and drive-through meals are free. You may pick up one breakfast and one lunch each day. Second meals and extra items will be charged as usual. For more specifics, call the Child Nutrition department at 340-2889.


Heritage Location:

Just drive by the east side of the school on Monday-Friday (even Wednesday) between 10:40-11:00, and we’ll hand you a bag.


* Click here for school-specific Drive-Thru times/locations

❗️Substitutes Needed ❗️

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Watch D.O.G.S.

Dads, Uncles, Grandpas are you interested in volunteering at Heritage? We are looking for WatchDOGS. It is a one day commitment where you will be helping around the school and in the classrooms and having lunch and recess with your student. All WatchDOGS will be required to wear a mask and sign in with Lobby Guard. If you have any questions, please call Mrs. Drees at 405-726-4965or email at marsha.drees@edmondschools.net


WatchDOGS signup link is below!

❤️ Volunteer Opportunities at Heritage 💙

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❤️Support Heritage❤️

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Visit our Website NOW! Stay up-to-date with all of our upcoming events and fundraisers; important PTO information; Volunteer; make Donations, and find out all the ways to help support Heritage!