Heritage Elementary

Friday, February 7th


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Building Information

Mr. Chad Rice, Principal

Mrs. Marieca Mattox, School Counselor

Mrs. Marni Dreher, School Nurse

Mrs. Katie Thielman, Building Secretary

Mrs. Lisa Karavakis, Office Assistant


19/20 School Calendar

2/12/20: No School - Professional Development

2/14/20: Box Top Battle Deadline

2/17/20: Presidents Day- SCHOOL IN SESSION

2/18/20: National School Breakfast Contest Deadline

2/22/20: Rave to Save

2/29/20: 4th Grade SING

3/4/20: 3rd Grade KISS Luncheon

3/5/20: 4th Grade KISS Luncheon

3/5/20: K-12 Evening Parent/Teacher Conferences

3/10/20: K-12 Evening Parent/Teacher Conferences

3/11/20: 2 Hr Late Start - Professional Development

3/23 - 3/27/20: Spring Break - No School

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Looking for detailed information about school closings and delays?

CLICK HERE for details!

From the Nurse - Mrs. Dreher

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Friday, February 14th is the last day parents can send in Box Tops to count towards the winter battle!

Thank you,

Heritage PTO

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If you would like to help with "A Girl and Her Guy Dance" please click on the link below!

Thank you,

Heritage PTO


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National School Breakfast Week


March 2nd - 6th

Help us celebrate National School Breakfast Week by creating art work to promote school breakfast.

Students may use any materials (paint, crayons, colored pencils, food items etc.) to create the art. Art work should incorporate fruit, vegetables and breakfast Items. Student submissions will be selected to be featured on the Ohio Department of Education's social media outlets.

Please turn your submission into the head cook at your building no later than February 18, 2020.

Violet Township Board of Trustees

At the February 5th Trustees meeting, students from Heritage participated in the Pledge of Allegiance.
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4th Grade/Mr. Keane - Mystery Science

These pictures are from a mystery science lesson where students were observing worms!
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4th Grade/Miss Kennedy - Math Fun!

Miss Kennedy's class had fun in math this week learning fractions by making hot chocolate!

Thank you Miss Kennedy for Being a Friend!

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Parent Teacher Conferences

4:45 pm - 8:15pm

March 5th K-12 Evening Parent/Teacher Conferences

March 10th K-12 Evening Parent/Teacher Conferences

From the Art Teacher!


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Each year, Google puts on a drawing contest (Doodle for Google) where students can design a new Google logo. This year, the theme is " I SHOW KINDNESS BY..."

1. students draw on an entry form

2. students write about their drawing on the entry form

3. entries can be uploaded or mailed to Google.

4. deadline is March 13th

There are state-level winners and then a national winner. The prizes are pretty amazing.. for the student and the school!

Let me know if you have any questions. They send me a packet of info each year. Just an idea, happy kindness week!

2nd Grade Valentine's Exchange

Dear Second Grade Families,

If your child would like to exchange Valentines with all of their classmates, we will be exchanging Valentine's Day cards on Friday, February 14, 2020. There is a class list being sent home; however, it is not necessary for students to write names on the envelopes.

As in the past, we are asking that candy/sweets, etc., not be included with any Valentine's Day cards due to food allergies and medical conditions. Candy/sweets sent in to the classrooms will not be distributed to the students and will be returned home with your child. Thank you for your support and cooperation.

The kiddos are welcome to make boxes or bags at home for Valentine's Day. They can be brought to school on February 14th, and they will be on display on your child's desk throughout the day.

Thank you for all of your support.


Second Grade Teachers

Music Festival: Sing!

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Each year Heritage Elementary purchases consumable materials for the students to use in their classrooms. These items would not be available to your student without your contribution through nominal fees that are charged. Fee billing statements will be sent home to those students who still owe their 19/20 school fees. Online payments can be made through the Parent Portal. Cash/credit/debit/money order are also accepted in Heritage office. Please feel free to call Heritage office with any questions. 614-833-6385.

Thank you.


Please see the above attachment for instructions to view your student's achievement record.
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The 8 Habits Behavior Wheel!


We are always looking for ways to improve in the way that things are done. With that being said we are changing the current structure of our clip charts. Starting on Monday, September 30th we are making the shift to an 8 Habits Wheel to fit more in line with The Leader In Me and our school-wide expectations. Students will now clip around the wheel to the various habits that they are using or showing. This should help tie the action of the habit to the positive clip movement on the wheel. Students will still be able to clip off of the wheel onto a staff member’s shirt, whether that be a teacher, counselor, staff member, secretary or principal. We are trying to emphasize the positive behavior of our students. There has been a lot of research that has shown that drawing attention to the positive behavior of students helps to create a more lasting, positive change in their overall behavior. When your students get home after an amazing day at school they will not have ended the day on a specific “color” like they used to with the clip chart. So, instead of asking them what color they ended on, now the conversation can switch to “What habits did you use today?” Thank you all for being such an important part of Heritage Elementary!


Mr. Rice


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A Reminder from Mr. Rice

Dear Parents/Guardians,

As the weather changes and starts to get colder outside, I wanted to take a moment to remind everyone of our procedures for parent pick-up and drop off.

AM Arrival 9:00 am to 9:15 am

  • For any students that are dropped off to school in the AM, please use the parent drop off line.

  • If your student arrives after the start time, you must come in with your student and sign them in.

AM Kindergarten Pick-Up 12:15 pm

  • Bus riders released first.

  • Car riders released next.

  • WE STRONGLY ENCOURAGE that AM Kindergarteners are NOT picked up by walking up to the door.

END of Day School Dismissal 4:05pm

  • Car riders will be released first. Walkers will be dismissed after the car riders.

  • Bus Riders will be dismissed when car riders and walkers are all accounted for.

This is a friendly reminder of our arrival/dismissal procedures. I want to thank everyone for their patience and attention to these procedures. Our goal is to be as quick as possible while maintaining safety for everyone involved. Thank you all for helping to make Heritage Elementary an amazing place to be.


Mr. Rice


Elementary Breakfast Menu

Elementary Lunch Menu

Free/Reduced Lunch Application

* Morning Breakfast*

Heritage serves breakfast every morning from 9:00 am to 9:15 am. The above breakfast menu has prices for your reference. Please communicate with your student whether or not they are to purchase breakfast. Thank you.


4th Grade 12:00 to 12:45 pm

1st Grade 12:15 to 1:00 pm

3rd Grade 12:30 to 1:15 pm

2nd Grade 12:45 to 1:30 pm

Click Here to add money to a lunch account using "My Payments Plus"



Here are a few tips to remember when sending lunch money to the school.

  • You may send cash or check (made to PLSD Food Services) with your student to school.
  • Please place cash/check in an envelope.
  • Please write your student's name, homeroom, and student id# on the envelope.
  • You may also make pre-payments or check on your child's lunch account by using: mypaymentsplus.com or call 1-877-237-0946


Volunteer Application

* To volunteer in PLSD, a volunteer application must be completed annually.

Kindergarten Physical Form


Regular School Hours:

1st - 4th Grade 9:15 - 4:05

AM Kindergarten 9:15 - 12:15

PM Kindergarten 1:05 - 4:05

Two Hour Delay Schedule:

1st - 4th Grade 11:15 - 4:05

AM Kindergarten 11:15 - 1:15

PM Kindergarten 2:00 - 4:05