April 1, 2022 Volume 8 Issue 9
*Our Children *Our Future *Our World
Our Mission: Heights Elementary IB World School is dedicated to developing balanced, lifelong learners through educational excellence, a global perspective, reflection and action.
Our Vision: To Be A World Class School.
What's Going On At Heights This Month?
April 5th & 6th: 3rd Grade Reading FSA Assessment
April 6th: 3rd quarter report card
April 15th: Good Friday (Schools Closed)
April 17th: Easter
April 18th: Easter Monday (Schools Closed)
April 22nd: Heights PTA Auction
April 27th: 4th quarter interims available in FOCUS
Book Fair is coming May 12-19th!
We need parent volunteers to help make this possible. Please be on the lookout for a signup sheet to be sent out via your child's teacher and on the Heights Elementary Facebook page. Parents must be an approved volunteer to help with the BookFair.
IB Learner Profile For The Month of April: Balanced
IB Report Cards will go home April 25th. Please reflect on these with your child, complete the parent section and send back to school!
How can families help develop students who are Balanced at home?
- Create a daily schedule that includes time for school work, outside physical activity, arts and music, rest, balanced meals.
- Allow time for a variety of activities daily with your children (school activities, indoor play, outside play, active play and quiet activities).
- Model doing a little bit of everything in front of your child: play, learn, exercise, rest, eat healthy foods.
- Praise your child for demonstrating a balance lifestyle
- Visit many different places to learn: libraries, museums, nature trails and nature preserves, parks, Historical Parks.
- Explore different hobbies: yoga, jogging, knitting, cards, marbles, collecting stickers.
Interim and Report Card Dates:
April 27, 2022 – Interims
June 2, 2022 – Report Cards
Paper copy interims will no longer be sent home on interim days. Parents may review their student's grades at anytime on Focus. Your student's grades will be up to date on the assigned interim days. If you have any questions or concerns please contact the school.
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Ice Cream Fridays:
FSA for 3rd, 4th ,and 5th Grade Students:
April 5th & 6th: FSA Reading 3rd grade
May 3rd & 4th: FSA Reading 4th & 5th grade
May 10th & 11th: FSA Math 3rd, 4th, 5th grade
May 17th & May 18th: FSA Science 5th grade
Be sure your student arrives on time.
· Make sure your student eats a good healthy breakfast!
· A good night's rest will help them be prepared.
· Come to school with a cooperative attitude.
· Think positive; tell yourself that you can do this.
· Relax! All of the hard work is done. Now is just the time to prove that you have been working hard and have learned.
Staff Appreciation Week
Did you know that the first week in May (the 2nd—6th) is Staff Appreciation week?
Our teachers and staff put in countless overtime hours behind the scenes to develop lessons and assessments, grade papers, share ideas, research strategies, and gather resources to ensure your student has the best opportunity possible to reach their potential. Now is the chance to show how much you appreciate them. A simple note in the planner or a kind email or phone call from a parent or student is all it takes to make it all worthwhile!
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Notification to Parents Regarding Out-of-Field Teachers:
Florida State Statute 1012.42 recognizes that teachers at times must be assigned duties in a class outside the field in which the teacher is certified. The following teachers at Heights Elementary are certified, but may be assigned one or more classes outside their areas of certification and are required to take appropriate steps to comply with the statutory regulation. Jennifer Kee & Melanie Sala.
In addition, the following teachers are engaged in training to add the endorsement, English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), to their certificates: Nicole Driscoll, Monica Fastenau, Jennifer Kee, Nicole Rickard, Stacey Head, Melanie Sala, Hope Niemier, & Taylor Wahl.
The School Board of Lee County:
Debbie Jordan, District 4 (Chair)
Betsy Vaughn, District 6 (Vice Chair)
Kathy Dupuy-Bruno, Esq., Board Attorney
General Board Office Correspondence