HERITAGE WEEKLY NEWS

HERITAGE HEROES | HERITAGE RISING | MAY 2, 2020

Important Upcoming Dates |

Next step after Re-enrollment ⬇️⬇️

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2020-2021 Annual Update to Open May 1

STARTING TODAY, MAY 1ST, parents will need to complete an Annual Update for the 2020-2021 school year by logging into the Parent Portal (not the Campus Parent app). >> https://heritage.edmondschools.net/for-parents/parent-portal/ . Upon login, scroll down and select "MORE" in the lower left corner of your portal screen, then select "Online Registration", then select "Annual Update". You will verify your existing information and make any needed changes. The Annual Update must be completed for your student(s) to receive their 2020-2021 schedule or homeroom teacher/classroom placement.

For questions or login issues related to the parent portal, please contact your school site or email: parentportalhelp@edmondschools.net.

If your family will not be returning to Edmond Public Schools for the 2020-2021 school year, please let your current school(s) know or email: parentportalhelp@edmondschools.net as soon as possible.

Thank you,

Edmond Public Schools

✨NEW student Enrollment ✨

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Heritage Student Supply Pick-up


EPS has designated the following days for students to pick up supplies and other items from school: Monday, May 18th and Wednesday, May 20th. To make this process manageable for 760+ students, we have divided the alphabet into 4 sections. We request that families come to school to pick up items during these designated times:


Monday, May 18th


​​8:30-11:00 a.m.​​: Students with last names beginning with A-D

​​1:00-3:30 p.m.​​: Students with last names beginning with E-I


Wednesday, May 20th


8:30-11:00a.m.: Students with last names beginning with J-P

​​1:00 – 3:30 p.m.​: Students with last names beginning with Q-Z


Families with multiple students and different last names, may choose one student’s time slot to collect all children’s supplies. If you cannot come during your family’s designated time, please call the office beginning Monday, May 4 between 9:00 and 3:00 (405) 340-2921.


Please follow the map below and enter through the western-most entrance. Then drive through the pick-up/drop off lane, around the north end of the building to the bus loop. This process will prevent cars from blocking traffic on Sorghum Mill Road.


Please stay in your car. This is a drive-through event. A staff member will approach your car and get the full names and grades of your children. As you continue to pull forward slowly and safely, the next staff member will collect any library books that need to be returned. Finally, a third staff member will hold your car in place as a runner brings student supplies to your car. If you ordered a musical recorder, spring pictures, a 5th grade program CD, or a yearbook, those will be included with your supplies (and any personal items). You will be asked to sign a receipt for your yearbook.


If you forgot to order a yearbook, we have ordered a few extra. Those will be available for sale on a first-come/first-served basis. Beginning Thursday, May 21st at 2:00 p.m. you may drive up to the front door, where we will be selling extra yearbooks from the front porch for $25. Please have exact cash or a check made payable to Heritage PTO. We will not have change.

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If your student has a library book checked out, and it is in their classroom, the classroom teacher will get it to Mrs. Drees to be turned in. If you have a library book at home, we are making arrangements to collect them on May 18th and 20th when you collect your students' items. Emails will go out after May 13th with a list of books still checked out after we turn in all of the books in the classrooms. If you have questions, please feel free to email Mrs. Drees at marsha.drees@edmondschools.net.


Thanks so much.

Marsha Drees

‼️Don’t Forget‼️

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PRE-ORDER NOW through JUNE 14th, 2020!

Visit >>> www.educationalproducts.com/shoppacks

School ID: HER266

See instructions above to complete your order!


Late orders will be accepted through June 30, 2020 with a rush order price increase of $10.

2020-2021 School Supply List

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NEW PTO 2020-2021 Officers

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Food Resources | Edmond Eats Grab and Go Meals

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As of Monday, April 20- Heritage began Grab-and-Go meal service for children in need. This also includes 4 additional school sites. The meals are available for pickup in the drive-thru from 12:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. M-F. Staff will set up by the doors closest to the cafeteria.

Again, the grab and go lunches are available for any child 18 and under regardless of whether they qualify for free and reduced-price meals or what school they attend.


The new sites are:


Angie Debo (16060 N. May Ave.)

Frontier (4901 Explorer Dr.)

Heritage (400 E. Sorghum Mill Rd. - on the east side of the building )

Northern Hills (901 E. Wayne St.)

Orvis Risner (2801 S. Rankin St.)


** Thank you to all of you who have offered to volunteer to hand out meals, we appreciate your kindness! For the safety of our students and staff, our Child Nutrition Team will be the only ones preparing and handing out meals. Thank you for understanding!


Additional Sites:

Children may pick up their meals in person or drive-thru (Ida Freeman and Sunset only) at the following locations at the following times:


• Ida Freeman Elementary School (12:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.)

• Sunset Elementary School (12:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.)

• Reed’s Landing Apts (10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.)

• Uni-City Mobile Home Park (11:30 a.m. to Noon)

• Lamplighter Mobile Village (10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.)

• Coffee Creek Apts (11:30 a.m. to Noon)

• Windrush Apts (12:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.)



For a master list of all locations click here: https://sites.google.com/edmondschools.net/learningresources/general-for-all/eps-eats?authuser=0

Virtual Teacher Appreciation

🍎❤️ Let’s show our Teachers some LOVE! ❤️🍎

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Each day will post the challenge above on our PTO Facebook! Please leave in the comments, your pictures and videos! We want to give our teachers and our Heritage staff members ALL our APPRECIATION!

Connect With Us!

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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.

💥DON'T FORGET💥

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🎉Last week‘s fun-filled Facebook Challenges🎉

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🍎🥪 Friday 🥪🍎

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Word of the Week

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Hello Heritage Families,

We invite you to practice some of our Great Expectations concepts at HOME! Each week in S’MORE and on our Harmony Live on Facebook, we will be sharing our Life Principle, it’s definition, and a quote by a famous Oklahoman or one relating to our heritage. Life principles are character principles that we are teaching the students. We focus on a Life Principle for 2 weeks. We encourage YOU to discuss the Life Principle and practice using it. For enrichment, some families may enjoy doing a little research and learning about the person/people who gave us the quote. By partnering together, we can help children learn valuable character skills that will help them succeed as students and as adults.
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Need Help?

We have been offered resources to help our families including food, mental health resources, and more. If you need help, please call our Attendance Line (405) 726-4969 and leave a message telling us the type of help you need and your contact information.

Mental Health Resources

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*** 1-855-225-2726 ***


It's a tough time for everyone and talking about it can help. If you need someone to listen, remember our great partners at Mercy. The Call Sam (student assistance by Mercy) hotline is staffed by full-time counselors who are eager to assist you.

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“HOW DOES YOUR ENGINE RUN” ACTIVITIES

Staying regulated can be hard sometimes! The following are some activities your kiddo will be familiar with and can be done at home. You may be surprised how much better they are able to follow directions and stay focused when you do some of these ahead of time! (Especially if they are having a hard time attending to a Zoom meeting with their class)

Calming Activities (when their “engine” is running too fast)

o Cotton Ball Blowing with a Straw

o Pretty simple! All you need is a straw and a cotton ball. Have your kiddo make their own path or create one for them yourself with masking tape or a line or pattern on the floor and have them follow the path by blowing the cotton ball! *Tip: Have them take a deep breath in between blows

o Walk the Figure 8

o Either create your own figure 8 on the floor with tape or guide them with an imaginary figure 8, walking slowly *the figure 8 should be large

o Yoga

o See attached yoga stretches for an idea or do your own

o Crab Walk

o Wall Push-up (10 or more)

o Trampoline (if you have one)

o When used as a calming activity, have them jump for 5 minutes or longer

o Cozy Corner

o Create a space in a quiet area with bean bags or pillows and an item or two that your child prefers (book, coloring sheet, etc.)

o Deep Pressure

o Give your child a “deep” massage using a ball

o Heavy Lifting

o Give your child a “job”, like carrying books to another room or let them help you rearrange furniture

o Swinging

o If you have a swing set or a rocking chair these are great calming tools

Alerting Activities (When their “engine” is running slow or they are tired)

o Wheelbarrow

o Have your child get on their hands and knees. Lift them off the floor, grabbing by their ankles, about a foot (or whatever height your feel appropriate) and instruct them to “walk” on their hands. (This activity can also be used as a Calming Activity if they do it for a longer duration.

o Wall Push-ups (less than 10)

o Trampoline (for a short time…1 – 2 minutes

o Jumping Jacks

o Hop on one Foot

o Eat something cold, like a popsicle

o Splash cool water on your face

o Crunchy Foods

o If you have a “hoppy ball” let them bounce for a few minutes

These are just a few ideas! If you need more, I have more!

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📌 Helpful Learning Resources 📌

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📚Library Information 📚



All Edmond Public School students are eligible for Metropolitan Library system library cards. If you or your child does not currently have a card, you are still able to get one even though the libraries are closed. You can sign up by going to www.metrolibrary.org and clicking on the blue rectangle that says “Register a New Account”. The Metropolitan Library system offers free e-books, audiobooks, magazines, movies and more.


If you have any questions, please email Mrs. Drees at Marsha.Drees@edmondschools.net.

📚🎉Fun Reading Challenge🎉📚

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Premier Fence GENEROUSLY donated our Pre- K & Kinder Playground Gate!! They also repaired the missing gate as well! We can't thank you enough! We greatly appreciate your business and family! - ❤️ Your Heritage Family

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Edmond Public Schools Launches Mobile App to Keep Community Informed and Involved!

Edmond Public Schools has launched an official mobile app designed to enable parents, staff, and students to stay informed and up-to-date on important issues, information, and activities underway within the school community. The free app is available for download in the Apple and Android app stores by searching for Edmond Public Schools.


The app features push notifications so that users may be notified about important events, announcements, and news in real-time. Users have the ability to choose which of the district’s schools they would like to follow, making their app experience personal and school-specific.


Key features include:

· Push messaging from both the district and school sites

· News

· Google Calendars

· Online grade book and attendance

· Lunch Menus

· Athletic Information

· Language Translations

The mobile app replaces the district's previous app, SchoolWay, which abruptly ceased operations last summer. The app was developed in cooperation with Intrado, provider of School Messenger solutions.


Susan Parks-Schlepp

Public Information Officer/Director of Community Engagement

(w) 340-2858 (c) 659-5932

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2020-2021 Edmond Schools Calendar

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🚨Attention🚨 Next School Year, the First Day of School is Thursday, AUGUST 13 and the Last Day of School will be Wednesday, MAY 19th

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