December 9, 2022
Blue Valley Schools
Heartland Elementary School
Location: 12775 Goodman Street, Overland Park, KS, United States
Phone: (913) 239-6300
Important Upcoming Events
12/13: Kindergarten field trip to Wilderness Science Center
12/14: 2nd, 3rd, 4th grade field trip to KC Ballet
12/14: Heartland Chess Club - must sign up here to attend
12/16: Spirit Day! Wear silly sweaters and festive accessories
12/19: PTO Dine-out @ Panda Express
12/20: Classroom Winter Parties
12/20: End of 1st Semester, Early Dismissal at 11:45am
12/21-1/3: Winter Break, no school
1/4: School Resumes, Beginning of 2nd Semester
Roar Store Open Every Friday!
Our student store has officially opened! Each Friday school is in session, the Roar Store will be open at 8:25-8:40. It is located in the front entryway of the school. Stop by to purchase water bottle stickers, pencil toppers, gel pens, and more! Prices range from 25 cents to $1.00. All profits will be donated to a charity, which will be chosen by Heartland’s Student Council. Hope to see you there!
2023 mail ballot details and more
In January 2023, all Blue Valley registered voters will receive a mail-in ballot for the no tax rate increase bond election that would invest in facilities, safety and technology.
Already a registered voter? Great, you will receive a mail-in ballot automatically. Not a registered voter? Register to vote by Jan. 1 to automatically receive a mail-in ballot.
Review the Bond 2023 website for information about voting, answers to frequently asked questions, school-specific project lists and more. Watch a short video about the bond or listen to the district’s latest podcast to learn more about Bond 2023.
Community bond open house
Did you miss the bond presentation at your child’s school? No worries. Make plans to attend the community bond open house at 6 p.m. on Jan. 10, 2023, in the Blue Valley Southwest library.
Birthday Book Club News
Thank you to all families who donated to Heartland Library’s Birthday Book Club. Your donation helps to library to purchase new library books for all students to read and enjoy. Not familiar with our program? Read below for more information.
Students at Heartland have a wonderful way to have their special day recognized for years to come. Our library’s Birthday Book Club is available to students in all grades. By donating $15 to the Library Media Center, your child will be able to choose a special book to be placed in our library collection and be the first student to read the new book.
Here’s how it works. Prior to your child’s birthday, he/she can come to the library and select a Birthday Book from our cart of brand new books in all different genres. A nameplate will be placed in the front of the book and your child’s picture will be taken and displayed with the book in the library. This program is optional but it does provide our library with exciting new titles throughout the school year. The average cost of a library bound book is $17.30!
You can make your donation anytime during the year by paying through this Heartland link: https://bvpo.bluevalleyk12.org or send in a check made payable to Heartland Elementary to the front office.
Nut-Safer Snacks at Heartland
Daily Snacks: Thank you for your support of our nut-safer snack plan at HRT. As a reminder: we ask that ALL daily snacks (i.e. snack time) for ALL students must come from the nut-safer food list as we have a significant number of students with life-threatening nut allergies. (click below for the link) If a student’s snack is not from this approved list, it will be sent home (and an alternate snack will be provided the first time) so we can help increase the safety for our students as a whole. Our continued focus this year, as an entire school, is to remain consistent on the daily snacks for student snack time in the classrooms—following the nut-safer list.
Please click HERE to access the Nut-Safer food list.
Birthday Treats at Heartland
Heartland Elementary’s policy for birthday treats prohibits students and parents from bringing birthdays treats from home—edible or non-edible. This is due to several factors including health, safety, and the preservation of instructional time. Birthdays are a special time for each child and as such, the school will provide recognition throughout the day and throughout the school through announcements, birthday book club from the library, classroom celebration routines, and more. If birthday treats are sent to school during the 2022-23 school year, they will not be distributed and will be sent home. Also, if you send it invitations to birthday parties, please include all students in the class, or they will not be distributed. Thank you for understanding and complying to this policy.
Volunteer Hours - Keep Track on PTO Website
Thank you for volunteering and taking the time to record your volunteer hours. Please don't enter hours volunteered in WHRT, Safety Patrol, or Heartland Helpers. Those hours will be entered by the school. In addition, though we appreciate all hours parents volunteer, only students are eligible for awards and therefore, their hours are the only ones needed to be entered here.
Once again, thank you. The time that you have given is appreciated. Click here to record student hours. Students will be recognized in May 2023.