Heritage Elementary Badger Tracks

October 8, 2021

The Mission of the Bennington Public Schools is to provide educational opportunities in a safe, caring environment that will prepare all students to meet the challenges of the future.

Upcoming Events!

Oct. 12-13 Parent Teacher Conferences, 4:00-8:00 p.m.

Oct. 12 Ditch the Dishes, Don and Millie's

Oct. 14 No School, Teacher Inservice Day

Oct. 15 No School

Oct. 25 PTO meeting, 6:00 p.m.

Oct. 27 Early Dismissal, 11:40 a.m.

Oct. 29 Halloween Parties

A Message from Mrs. Nelson

Happy Friday, Everyone!!


Parent-Teacher conferences are fast approaching! This year, they are scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 12 and Wednesday, Oct. 13, 4:00-8:00 p.m. Due to higher class sizes, some grade levels will also offer in person or virtual conferences on Thursday, Oct. 14. Please note that this exception is not for all grade levels. In order to better accommodate you, we are offering families a choice of in person or virtual conferences. Conferences will be 15 minutes with a 5 minute break in between to allow for teachers to prep for the next conference.


Conference sign ups are now closed. Please call Mrs. Rawson in the office if you would like to make any changes or are in need of signing up.

Welcome to the Bookfair!!!

Tuesday, October 12th 4:00-8:00 PM during conferences


Wednesday, October 13th 4:00-8:00 PM during conferences


Set Up an ewallet and kids can shop at school w/o an adult!


https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bookfairs/parent-how-it-works.html?fairID=


You can shop online and it will ship free with $25 order

https://www.scholastic.com/bf/heritageelementary


Parent-Teacher Conferences Soup Sign Up

Please help us provide a meal for our wonderful teachers and staff on Wednesday, Oct. 13. Please click on the conference meal sign up sheet or PDF link below. Thank you!

Raise $20,000.00 and our WHOLE school will color bomb Mrs. Nelson!

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Heritage Elementary PTO

Last weekend for the Fundraiser!!


We will be raising funds for additional playground equipment, whiteboard tables, a buddy bench and much more to benefit all students and staff!


Dates to Remember:

10/12-13 Parent/Teacher Conferences 4-8pm

10/12 Ditch the Dishes - Don and Millies

10/14-15 No School

10/25 PTO Meeting 6:00pm

10/27 Early Dismissal 11:40am

10/29 Halloween Class Parties

11/5 Spirit Day, Wear Badger Blue!


Next PTO Meeting information:

Monday, October 25 at 6:00 in the Heritage Elementary Library.

Join Virtually: meet.google.com/wjz-hsrt-vtt


Notes from Your PTO:

Final weekend to get donations for our school! We are so close to our goal!! Enter donations here: https://heritagepto2012.membershiptoolkit.com/.

Badger Buck Winners for the Weeks of 10/1 and 10/8

Congratulations to our Badger Buck Winners for the week

of October 1 and the week of October 8!


October 1: Nicolas, Danika, Colby, Ryder, Gavin, Elijah, Isiabella,

Mason, Dempsey, Dylan, Kaden, and Jayce


October 8: Kinta, Evan, Callan, Aiden, Jenae, Londyn,

Lola, Mitchell, Vanessa, Kale, and Jayden


We are so proud of you!!

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Don't Forget! Click on the PDF to order Boo Grams below.

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Veteran's Day Program - November 11

Please click on the link below to share pictures of friends and families that you would like to honor for their service. Veteran's Day picture submission
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PreK Enrollment 2022-23 school year

To all families interested in having their child apply and be screened for our district's 2022-2023 preschool classrooms, please note there will be an application that opens up on October 1st through our district website, specifically on the Early Childhood Home Page. You will find a link to a Google Form to complete with your child's information. We will send out a sign-up genius in December to those families that apply to select a screening date and time, which is required to enter our preschool lottery. We always have more applicants than we can serve, therefore this will be a first come first serve process for sign-ups. Once sign-ups are complete, we plan to screen all Peer Models in January of 2022 and complete our lottery by the end of that month. All families will be notified if their child will be placed in our preschool at the beginning of February. If any part of our process changes, we will notify each applicant's family via email. **If you are a current three year old student in our preschool program, you do not need to complete this as you will be able to move to our four year old class automatically.***


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Educational Guidance for Elementary Closure - COVID19

  1. If one (1) confirmed case of COVID-19 has occurred in a classroom, all students and staff in the class will be required to wear a mask, while indoors, for 14 calendar days following the last unmasked exposure.
  2. Masking will continue to be required if a second case is identified in the same classroom. If additional cases are identified within the masked classroom, BPS will work with DCHD to determine if a classroom closure is necessary.
  3. If two (2) or more classrooms in a school are closed within a 14-day period, ALL students and staff in the building will be required to wear a mask at all times while inside the school building for 28 calendar days (two incubation periods) following the second classroom closure.

Beginning with positive cases identified on or after August 31, a classroom-based mask requirement will take effect on the following school day for the entire 14-day period. You will be notified by your child’s principal regarding the final day of your student’s mask requirement. This notification is done via email which will have a letter attached. If a second case occurs within 14 days of the first case, the masking period may be extended up to an additional 14 days. If your child arrives at school without a mask, one will be provided for him/her.

Thank you for your assistance in keeping our classrooms open for our students.

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Title I Parent Support and Engagement Information

The reading and math interventionists have created a slide deck full of Reading and Math Resources that are available for parents. Please click on the PDF below to learn more about Title I services.

Transportation Information

Bus Riders - BPS has a new app for parents to download called Ride360 for all bus riders. This is a fabulous tool to let you know bus stop location/times and it lets you know the exact time your child gets on/off the bus.


Bus Fees - The transportation department will be sending out invoices through My School Bucks in September. You will pay for transportation fees through the website.


Bus Passes - Lost bus passes cost $25 to replace. Please email or call the office to order a replacement bus pass if needed.

October Breakfast and Lunch Menu

Click on this button to access the monthly breakfast/lunch menu.

2021-22 School Calendar

Click on this button to access the district calendar.

My School Bucks

Click on this button to pay for snack milk and add lunch money to your student's account.

NebSIS Family Account Link

Click on this button to access the NebSIS Family Link. This link will take you to the sign in page for student verification.

Click on the PDF below to order Boo Grams for your Friends and Teachers!