Heights Happenings

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.

About Us:

School Hours: 7:55 am—2:10 pm

Doors open: 7:30 am

Breakfast: 7:30-7:45 am

Heights Contact Information:

Address: 15200 Alexandria Ct. Ft. Myers, FL 33908

Telephone: 239.481.1761 Fax:239.481.3154

Website: het.leeschools.net Twitter: @HeightsIB

Facebook: Heights Elementary

What's Going On At Heights This Month?

April 4th: 4th & 5th Grade FSA Writing

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

The IB Learner Profile Balance aims to develop learners who are balanced. Our goal is to allow students to discover and understand the importance of balancing different aspects of their lives. Focusing on the intellectual, physical and emotional in order to achieve well being for themselves and others. We would like for our students to recognize their interdependence with other people and with the world in which they live.

IB Report Cards will go home April 25th. Please reflect on these with your child, complete the parent section and send back to school!

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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.
IB Learner Profile- Balanced

Interim and Report Card Dates:

Quarter 4:

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.

Click here to read the Parents' Bill of Rights

Provides parental rights relating to a minor child's education, upbringing, and health care.

Ice Cream Fridays:

Ice cream cups are on sale every Friday during lunch time. Each student will be limited to one ice cream cup during their lunch. The cost is $1 per cup. Money collected from ice cream sales go to the Principal's Discretionary Fund. This fund is used to celebrate a variety of events and activities for our students and staff throughout the school year.

FSA for 3rd, 4th ,and 5th Grade Students:

April 4th: FSA Writing 4th & 5th grade

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!

Order Your Yearbook:

Order your Heights Yearbook online. The price for the yearbook is $20. Go to BUYTHEYEARBOOK.COM and enter the Code: 700622 to order your yearbook.
FortifyFL: Suspicious activity

FortifyFL is a suspicious activity reporting tool that allows you to instantly relay information to appropriate law enforcement agencies and school officials.

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)

Mary Fischer, District 1
Melisa W. Giovannelli, District 2
Chris N. Patricca, District 3
Gwynetta S. Gittens, District 5
Cathleen O'Daniel Morgan, District 7

Kenneth A. Savage, Ed.D. - Superintendent

Kathy Dupuy-Bruno, Esq., Board Attorney

General Board Office Correspondence