HERITAGE WEEKLY NEWS

HERITAGE HEROES | EVERYDAY HEROES | NOVEMBER 14, 2020

Important Upcoming Dates |

🍂November |

Postponed until further notice|

•Bedlam Food Drive

•Picture Retakes for Group B


11/13: Book Fair Begins (It's all virtual.) & Holiday Heroes (Sponsor a Child) Forms Due


11/ 20: Book Fair Ends


11/23 - 11/27: Thanksgiving Break | NO SCHOOL


11/30: Group A Returns back to school

⛄️❄️ December |

12/3: Group B Returns back to school


12/6: Kendra Scott Fundraiser- (15th & Bryant) 3-5pm | more details to come.


12/8: PTO Meeting via Facebook Live @7pm

💡Important Info 💡

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‼️📧 Check your emails for an important messages from EPS and your child’s teachers.

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📌Reminders 📌

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

While we must cancel cafeteria meal service, families are free to pick up drive-through meals at any school. Click on this link for more information regarding meal pick up times/locations.


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.

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Our office will be open from 8:00-3:30. Please call ahead, Heritage (340-2921). We will bring your item to the front foyer, where you can pick it up.

🎉Exciting News🎉

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We are excited to reveal the Elementary IXL Tournament of Champions! This is an opportunity to encourage your students to participate consistently in IXL at home and at school, especially through November - March. Our school can have a schoolwide goal of answering a total of 1,000,000 IXL questions for the year and receiving a banner. Heritage also has the chance to become the district IXL champions!.


So, let's get pumped! This friendly competition begins November 1st. (*Please note the size of student enrollment will not matter because the scores will be derived from determining the average number of questions answered per student each month.)

Upcoming Dates 🗓

🎉 It’s still ON!! 🎉

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📚💻 HERITAGE VIRTUAL BOOK FAIR

Due to Covid 19, we are having a virtual book fair. The virtual book fair will be open and available online November 13-20. This is always a great time to shop for birthday and holiday gifts. To shop the entire Online book fair, use the following link below!


All orders can be made online and you can pay with debit or credit card. Please DO NOT send money to school with your child. ALL books will be delivered to the school and then distributed to your child’s classrooms.


If you have any questions, please call the media center at 726-4964.


Thank you for supporting the Heritage library


Marsha Drees M.Ed.

Librarian, Heritage Elementary

Heritage Elementary Media Center

405.726.4965

‼️Last Chance to Sponsor ‼️

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PTO NEWS |

🎄🛍🛒 Amazon Smile |

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Step 1: Go to https://smile.amazon.com/ch/47-4210294

Step 2: Sign in to your Amazon account

Step 3: Select Heritage Elementary PTO as your charitable organization.

Step 4: START SHOPPING!


Or visit our website for quick tutorial video to learn how to add Amazon Smile to your Amazon App!! ➡️➡️ https://www.heritageelementarypto.org/amazon-smile.html#/



Amazon Smile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products prices and shopping features as amazon.com. The difference is that when you shop on: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/47-4210294 the Amazon Smile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products by simply selecting Heritage Elementary PTO, Edmond OK.

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♥️Heritage families -

How do we say “Thank You” enough for your steadfast commitment you made to our school during such uncertain times and challenges? Thank you just does not seem to encompass our true feelings! The Hero Hustle is our annual fundraiser that provides the bulk of budget for important resources for our teachers and students each year. Because of you, grandmas and grandpas, aunts and uncles and family friends and our generous sponsors, we will continue to see the impact and can’t wait to reveal that success next week! It really is remarkable!


Thank you for making this fundraiser a priority on top of the challenges we are facing in so many ways. We hope your kids enjoyed the Glow Run during their P.E. time! Thank you to Mr. Glenn and Mr. T for carrying the torch for this tradition!


Thank you to our incredible sponsors who came out in full force with their commitments to cover 800 t-shirts for all students and staff, prizes over a three week period and other underlined expenses during our campaign. We appreciate you!


And last but never least, I want to say thank you to our PTO board of officers and our volunteers who gave up their limited free time to deliver prizes, design every piece of digital material, collect and enter our funds, secure sponsors, and set up our Glow Run for our students! Your love for our school is unparalleled and I personally thank you all.


Let’s continue this semester with the same momentum and charisma and finish strong!


Sincerely,

Stephanie Coy

PTO President

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Glow Run | Week 2

🥳 Winners of the Goal Getter Raffle Prize and Super Fly Raffle Prize 🥳

🎉💜 Hero Hustle Business Sponsors💜🎉

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💡ℹ️ More Important Info ℹ️💡

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📚💻“Change in Placement” Second Semester Enrollment Window Open

With the new semester approaching, families will have the opportunity to make changes in their student’s enrollment. Families may choose to move from face-to-face learning and enroll in Virtual Edmond or choose to change from Virtual Edmond (VE) and enroll in face-to-face learning. If your family desires a change for next semester (beginning January 5), you will have the opportunity to make that adjustment during the “Change in Placement” window November 2-20.


School sites will send all families a Google “Change in Placement” form. The form will also be available on school websites. Only those families desiring a change in placement are to complete the request; those not submitting a new form will continue with their current placement. Once the form is completed, school sites will confirm the student’s placement with families. Virtual Edmond is a program designed to serve families who desire:

  • A customized, robust, virtual education.
  • The best of a traditional educational experience, coupled with the flexibility of an online program that can be accessed from anywhere at any time.
  • A program that aligns with Oklahoma Academic Standards and offers a self-paced education option.
  • The ability for middle and high school students to participate in on-site extracurricular activities with their peers.
VE works best for self-motivated students who can work independently and who have a learning coach such as a parent, guardian, or older sibling.
Edmond students in grades 6-12 use the APEX curriculum, with lessons overseen by a highly qualified, certified Edmond teacher.



New for the second semester is a change in curriculum for K-5th grade students. Instead of using lessons from an outside vendor, students in these grades will now use curriculum created and taught by Edmond teachers and district content specialists! The lessons will be posted to Canvas. One of the many advantages of this change is that our younger students will be working on the same lessons at the same time as their peers who are enrolled in face-to-face instruction.


It’s vital to understand that once the November 20 deadline passes, students must:

  • Remain in their chosen program for the entire second semester.
  • Understand that they will not have the ability to transfer between VE and face to face instruction even if the district returns to in-person learning five days a week.
If you have questions or need additional information, please visit edmondschools.net and look for the VE quick link on the home page. Thank you for your time and attention to this matter.

🗒A Word from the Heritage Counselor 🗒

✨Assertiveness Skills for Kids

Click the pdf below ⬇️⬇️

💉❤️Joy Hofmeister Encouraging families to get flu shots!❤️💉

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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!

❗️Substitutes Needed ❗️

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❤️ Volunteer Opportunities at Heritage 💙

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💬📌 Helpful Tips 📌 💬

Canvas Accounts for Parents/Guardians

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Canvas Tips

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❤️Support Heritage❤️

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Heritage Elementary School Facebook

Follow Heritage Elementary School on Facebook! Stay up to date on school events & dates! Also, fun classroom and school activity photos!

Heritage Elementary PTO Facebook

Join our Heritage Elementary PTO Facebook Group for important information about upcoming events and fundraisers.

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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!