HUSKYGRAM

A Weekly Newsletter Brought To You By Heritage Elementary

May 8, 2020

WORDS FROM OUR PRINCIPAL

Dear Parents,


It has been an interesting nine weeks since the last time we were all at school together. We thank you deeply for your commitment to keep your children learning during these trying times. I think it is safe to say that we all are missing the connections we have with each other and our students. Coping with the emotions of the COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent school soft closure has most likely been very challenging. Please go easy on yourselves and your kids and realize that you are not alone in the emotional challenges and frustrations they pose. For some, tears are an emotional release and are always a form of communication. Attached is a link to an article that may provide helpful tips as we continue to move forward with the soft closure and social distancing. I also received two messages from Rep. Pulsipher regarding the Utah Resilience month via Superintendent Newey that I was asked to share with parents. Utah Resilience Month Parent Packet #1 https://www.resilient-utah.org/urm-parent-message/ Tribute Video In Honor of Our Education Heroes, with a special message from Governor Gary R. Herbert https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZK9Eo4zSM0 Please take a moment to view them.


Hang in there, you are doing better than you think you are!


Sincerely,

Ruthanne Keller

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Is eating together important?

Eating together as a family might seem like an unimportant task, but it is one of the top protective factors for children.



Benefits of Family Dinners

« Increased feelings of safety

« Provides parent insight into the moods of their children

« Provides a place to solve problems

« Enhances language development

« Increased resiliency

« Lower rates of Obesity

« Lower risk of depression

« Improves family relationships


For ideas on how to make the most of your family time, see the link: https://www.acpeds.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/How-to-have-a-healthy-family-table.pdf

(From Wellness Today Hope4Utah & American College of Pediatrics)

TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK GOING ON NOW

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TIME TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT - Scheduler Closes May 10th @ 11:59pm

Please take a moment to schedule an end-of-year appointment

  • to return devices you may have checked out from the school, get students’ personal items, turn in library books that are still out, and thank and say so long to teachers. Please do your best to schedule children in your family at the same time wherever you can. This will speed the process and help us maintain social distancing guidelines by having less people here at the same time.


  • There will be a table in each grade level area for returning devices. Parents may return all of the devices they have checked out at the same table, regardless of grade. The plan is to have the parents return the devices while their children go to their teachers’ tables to say goodbye and get their belongings.


  • The lost and found items will be placed on the grass at the front of the school.


  • There is a bin for returned library books if you would like to drop them off now. Our hours of operation are Monday – Friday, 8:30-1:30.


  • Watch for information regarding a special photo op location
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