May 2021 Newsletter
For Your Calendar
11 Last Day of ILEARN testing (grades 4 & 5 only)
11 6:30pm Last PTO Meeting (zoom link below)
14 PRIDE day (Tie-Dye Day)
17 No School (Weather make-up)
19 1:00pm Incoming Kindergarten Play Date
21 Spirit Wear Day
24 JA in a Day
25 2:00pm 5th Farewell Parade
26 Field Day
27 Half Day - Noon Dismissal
28 Summer Begins!
PRIDE Day - May 14
We are asking students to wear tie-dye on May 14, if they have it. If not, bright colors will work, too. And, they should wear tennis shoes.
For our PRIDE activities on May 14, Beyond Boundaries from Porter Starke will work with each grade level on team building activities. Beyond Boundaries is a field trip our 4th graders typically take each year, so we are especially pleased we have been able to set this up for all classes, especially since field trips were not possible this year. Remote learner families, we encourage you to contact Dr. Stephens if you would like to make arrangements for your child to participate on May 14.
Student Council Service Project
What is a "Jared Box"? The goal of the Jared Box Project is to lift the spirits of children in the hospital. Boxes filled with the "gift of play" are given to young patients in emergency rooms, hospital rooms, surgical centers, and clinics. The boxes symbolize the importance of play and are filled with well wishes, hope, and love. Over 900,000 Jared Boxes have been delivered across the United States.
Planning Ahead for 2021-22
Monday, August 9: Back-to-School Night. We will send more information out this summer. Back-to-school night will be an evening when your children will meet their assigned teacher and see their new classroom before the school year begins.
Wednesday, August 11: The 2021-22 school year starts.
Thursday, August 19: Parent Orientation Night. This is an adult-only evening in which teachers meet with parents to review what the school year holds.
5th Grade Farewell Parade
On Tuesday, May 25, we invite our families to celebrate our 5th graders with us by driving through the school grounds to wish our students farewell. The 5th graders will be lined along our sidewalks, and families are encouraged to make posters or decorate their vehicles with messages of send off for their kids. The drive-thru celebration will take place at 2:00pm. We hope you are able to join us!
Valpo Schools Foundation Legacy Walk Information
Spell Bowl 2021-22
Kindergarten Play Date
We are happy to invite you to bring your new kindergartener to a playdate at our school on Wednesday, May 19 at 1:00pm . Our teachers will lead outdoor games and play activities for the kids, and our staff will spend some time with parents. When you arrive at Heavilin, please pull in to the back parking lot and enter Door L. Our playdate should last about 45-60 minutes. No need to RSVP. Please plan to join us if you can!
Last Call - Lost and Found
All lost and found items left at school after May 27 will be donated to charity.
School Lunch Hero Day - Today!
Last Week Menu
Last week of school, we will have a couple of changes from the regular menu:
blue raspberry or strawberry kiwi slushie
Hotdog and fries
5th Grade Immunizations
MCV (Meningitis) and Tdap (Tetanus) shots are due before entering 6th grade- If you do not already have an appointment with your doctor or healthcare provider , please take advantage of Franciscan Health Immunization clinic.
May 10 (3:30 pm- 7pm) VHS, Any VCS Parent may bring their child for a walk in clinic 3pm to 6:30pm (VHS door #20)
May 11 (9am-3pm) Elementary Schools (no parents -school rotation to vaccinate during the day with peers)
Eligible to students over age of 10 at the time of vaccine. Please complete consent form (below) and submit to your building nurse.
Cost: We will bill your insurance/Medicaid or funding source. Please bring an insurance card. If you have no insurance coverage the cost is $10 per vaccine.
Any questions? Contact:
Joy Sunday BSN, RN Director of Health Services 219 531-1447 or email@example.com
Billing questions call (317) 528-6374 or email Marinita.Mikits@franciscanalliance.org
JA in a Day
Our 5th grade orchestra students are performing at 6:00PM on Monday, May 10 at the VHS auditorium.
5th grade band instrument fittings are Saturday, May 15th 9:00-12:00 and Tuesday, May 18th 4:00-8:00. Any fifth grader may go to this link to fill out form to show interest and then attend the night of their choosing. Summer band begins June 3rd.
From our PTO
Thank you for everything you’ve done for PTO this year! Even though this was such an unusual school year, your support was strong, amazing and so appreciated! We’ve already begun planning for an exciting school year next year. Have a wonderful summer and we’ll see you again in just a few months!
PTO Upcoming Events:
PTO Zoom Meeting at 6:30 pm. All moms and dads are welcome to join.
Bao’s Pastry Family Day Out from 7 am - 7 pm! Stop in all day long and enjoy their wide variety of treats. Please let them know you’re with Heavilin and a portion of your total bill will benefit our PTO!
Wear your Spiritwear Day! Wear your Heavilin or Viking clothing to show your school pride!
PTO Meeting Zoom
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Meeting ID: 899 7676 8775