Heritage Happenings

October 2, 2021

Dear Heritage Families

Hello Heritage Families,


During the month of October we will still be concentrating on our Heritage Pride Value of Courage.


Courage is the willingness and ability to work through obstacles despite embarrassment, fear, reluctance, or uncertainty. Courage involves making positive choices, even though they may be difficult. It takes courage to express our feelings, make ethical choices, tell the truth, admit mistakes, ask for forgiveness, and to be kind. This is especially true when others are not leading by example.


Below is a calendar of activities if you would like to help us along the way at home. We will be highlighting a few of these challenges with the students during our Morning Announcements and giving away some of our new Heritage Hero shirts to students who were nominated for showing Heritage Pride. If your child is nominated and receives a T-Shirt, have them wear it to school on Mondays.


We are so proud of all of our Courageous Cubs and Bears!



Love,


Dr. Megan Sutton & Dr. Jodi Oliver

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Important Dates

October 1: Primary Fall Picture Day

October 6: National Walk to School Day

October 7: PTA Dine Night at Texas Roadhouse 4pm to 10pm

October 8: PTA Boosterthon (Last Day for Donations)

October 11: Late Start @ 10:05

October 13: Hats for Heroes ($1 donation to Honor Flight), PTA meeting @ 4:30 PM

October 19: Hats for Heroes ($1 donation to Honor Flight)

October 20: Primary & Intermediate Picture Re-take Day -Please send a note w/ your child or email your child's teacher

October 21: PJ's for Camp ($1 to 5th grade camp)

October 22: Deadline to pay for 6th grade chromebook insurance, Fall Parties, End of 1st Quarter, Early Release Day @ 1:15, PTA Treats & Tales

October 25: Red Ribbon Week Begins! (see flier below)

October 27: Hats for Heroes ($1 donation to Honor Flight), Virtual Parent-Teacher Conferences 4:00 - 7:30

October 28: Virtual Parent-Teacher Conferences 10:00 - 7:30 - NO SCHOOL

October 29: NO SCHOOL

November 1: NO SCHOOL

November 2: NO SCHOOL

Fall parties

Our Fall Parties will be held on Friday, October 22. To support our Mitigating Measures visitors/parents will be allowed to donate items, treats and games for the parties but will not be allowed to attend. Please see your classroom teachers newsletter for specific information. Sixth grade does not participate in a regular party, please see information from the team!

Red Ribbon Week

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Boosterthon Fundraiser Information

Our Fun Run Day will be next Friday, October 8th! Please remember to wear tennis shoes and bring your water bottle!


Here are the times that our students will participate in the run:


  • 8:30-9:15 - 6th grade
  • 9:30-10:15 - 4th Grade
  • 10:30-11:15 - 3rd grade
  • 11:30-12:15 - 2nd grade
  • 12:30-1:15 - 1st grade
  • 1:30-2:15 - Kindergarten
  • 2:30-2:10 - 5th grade



Please support our school today - here’s how:

1. REGISTER your student(s) on funrun.com today. It takes 30 seconds!

2. SHARE with 5 family/friends using the SHARE tools on funrun.com (Facebook, Text Message or Email) Students will earn rewards just for sharing from funrun.com.

3. GIVE a donation if you are able to give.


• Every share and donation makes a difference! And, don’t forget…
Students can receive rewards when parents share from funrun.com

• All students get to participate in the Event day, regardless of financial participation

• This fundraiser comes with an incredible character development program for students where they’ll be learning about the importance of teamwork, care, courage, grit and celebration


Thank you for supporting our school - we are grateful for our amazing school community!



Register on FUNRUN.COM, SHARE, & GIVE

SAve the date for the book fair



We are having an October book fair! It will be in school Wednesday, October 20-Wednesday, October 27th. It will be open during school hours.


Your child will have the opportunity to visit the Book Fair during their scheduled Library time with their class.


We will be sending more information next week - but wanted you to save the dates!

Parent Teacher Conferences

We are looking forward to our upcoming parent/teacher conferences, which will be held virtually. Teachers will be setting up google meets with parents for conferences. If you or the teacher experiences any technical difficulties at any time during the conference, please plan on receiving a phone call from the teacher to continue the conference at that time, or please utilize the teacher's contact information to call their room extension. This will ensure that conferences can occur smoothly, even if we encounter technical difficulties. We are so excited to share with you about your child's progress!

School Bus Reminder

As a reminder, students will be required to provide their own masks while riding the school bus beginning Monday, September 27, 2021. Since the start of the school year, the District has provided more than 50,000 masks to students and it is important that all students bring and wear a mask on the bus. The WSD Transportation Department’s supply of masks is rapidly dwindling and we ask for your assistance with this matter. Masks are required on all school buses per federal requirements.


The Transportation Department has been asked to notify building administrators when students are not following this federal requirement. The building will attempt to work with students and families to remedy the situation. If a student is not correctly wearing a mask while on the bus, the family will need to make other arrangements.


Thank you in advance for your attention to this matter as we work together to support our students.

What is Helping Hands?

Helping Hands began as a small program to support a group of students at Heritage Elementary, within the Wentzville community and has now grown into a non-profit organization that supports families within schools and communities in the St. Charles County area. This program provides assistance to families in order to meet the goals of building community and school relationships and to be a support system so that families can be more engaged and feel more comfortable at school and within the community.


WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF HELPING HANDS?


  • To provide a safe environment for families to express their needs, both at home and at school

  • To provide a safe environment to express their feelings and encourage positive emotional, social, mental, and physical development

  • To provide support to help students learn essential life skills and develop important strategies to navigate through a variety of life experiences

  • To provide encouragement and strategies to improve their self-esteem and self-worth

  • To provide an understanding of the importance of healthy relationships

  • To support relationships between families and community that help with the home and school connection


WHAT DOES HELPING HANDS DO?


Support the needs of families through...

Deliveries: Currently, families fill out a monthly survey and items they request are delivered to their home. Deliveries occur on the first Wednesday of every month.

Clothing: Mary Martha’s clothing vouchers are given four times a year to families. Helping Hands is currently working with Revolve, Sproutfitters and Grace’s Merry Go Round to try to gain support from them as well.

Resources: A variety of resources are available to support other needs families may encounter.


Other: Back to school supplies and backpacks, Fall party costumes, coat deliveries, pumpkin deliveries, Holiday meals, December holiday celebration, spring basket deliveries.


Click here to sign up for Helping Hands Support!


Email: helpinghands4heritage@gmail.com Phone: 573-557-9204


Please Check out this Website for More Information!

New Proof of Residency Requirements for All Families

Starting with the 2021-2022 school year, our buildings will ask every current family to provide updated proof of residency to the school that serves the oldest child in the family. The documents will be collected from August 1 through October 31. A list of the approved documents is provided below. Please contact your school's secretary or registrar for further information. New enrollments will be required to provide full proof of residency documentation.


Homeowners:

Provide current utility bills (water, sewer, electric, gas) within the last 30 days with matching mailing address and service address.


Leases:

Provide current lease with all occupant names and utility bill (water, sewer, electric, gas) within the last 30 days. Utility bill mailing address and service address must match. If a lease transitions to month-to-month then provide the updated addendum. If it is a mobile home trailer and pad, then the lease for both should match. Leases should include all pages of the lease.


Residing with Someone Else:

Owner/Lessee should provide a lease, ALTA Settlement Statement, or Real Estate Tax Statement. Owner/Lessee should also provide a utility bill, valid photo ID, and notarized letter.


Parent/Guardian residing with someone else should provide a photo ID and Affidavit of Residency Form. Parent/Guardian residing with someone else should also provide official mail from a federal/state agency, current bank statement/loan statement, or utility bill.


Guardianship:

All guardianship situations and documentation will need to be updated this year and annually.


Please contact our office if you have any questions.

Do you know someone who needs to enroll...click here!

We ask current Heritage families to encourage new neighbors or kindergarten families to enroll immediately!

News from the PTA

Our PTA here at Heritage is AMAZING!!! Not only do they plan and coordinate many of our school events, but they volunteer in many other ways to help our students and staff. If you are interested in joining this group - please fill out the form below!


Here is a link to our membership form, print out and return to school with your child!


Also, check out our calendar of events for this year! We hope to see many of you at these events!

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free and reduced meal guidelines

The Wentzville School District has announced its revised free and reduced price policy for school children unable to pay the full price of meals served in schools under the National School Lunch Program and the School Breakfast Program.


There is more to this program than just free lunch & breakfast!! Click here to learn more!



Staying Connected

Please follow us on Twitter @HPCubs & @HeritageINT


Instagram: heritageintermediate


We also have a YouTube Channel! Just search Heritage Streaming and subscribe. You will see many of our staff members reading books. We update this weekly, so check back often!