Heritage Elementary Badger Tracks

December 3, 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!

Dec. 8 Ditch the Dishes - Scooters!

Dec. 9 Spelling Bee, immediate family of participants may attend

8:30, Grades 3-5

9:45, Grades 1-2

Dec. 22 Winter Class parties

Dec. 22 Early Dismissal, 11:40 a.m.

Dec. 23-Jan. 5 Winter Break - No School!

Heritage Health Screeners - Volunteers Needed!

Health Screenings for height, weight and vision will be held on December 13, 2021, 8:15-11: 00 am.

We are in need of 14 volunteers to assist with this screening.

The Audio Screening will be held on January 21, 2022, 8:15-11:00 am. We are in need of 8 volunteers to assist with the audio screening.

If you are able to volunteer and are interested in volunteering for one or both screenings, please call Mrs. Barry in the health office, 402-238-2095, or click on the Health Screening Sign Up Link. All volunteers should arrive at the school by 8:00 a.m. for both screening dates.

Thank you for your help!!

Heritage Spelling Bee

The Heritage Elementary Spelling Bee will take place on Thursday, December 9th in the cafeteria.

  • The 3rd-5th Bee will run from 8:30-9:45
  • The 1st-2nd Bee will run from 9:45-10:45 (this may run a few minutes late if the 3rd-5th bee runs late)

Only immediate family of participants may attend the Spelling Bee in person. If non-immediate family would still like to watch the Spelling Bee - they can do so via the livestream link:


We look forward to celebrating your students' hard work next week!

A Message from Mrs. Nelson

Happy Friday, Everyone!!

This week, I had the privilege of working with Miss Payton Combes as Principal for a Half Day. Miss Combes is one of two students who won the opportunity to be Principal for a Half Day during the all school fundraiser. Miss Combes did such a great job saying the morning announcements on the intercom, greeting students and staff, delivering treats to teachers and making the Monday Morning Meeting video for next week. She did an outstanding job and represented our students well!! Thank you, Miss Combes for all your help this week!

Have a great weekend!
Mrs. Nelson

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Student Council Food Drive

Heritage Food Drive!

Each day we will be collecting different items for the Divine Mercy Food Bank off 144th and Maple. Each item brought in is worth a specific amount of points. At the end of the food drive the classrooms with the most points will earn a special treat to say thank you for your generosity!

12-6- Monday: Breakfast items Examples: cereal, syrup, pancake mix, instant oatmeal

12-7-Tuesday: Dry goods Examples: pasta, rice, instant potatoes, flour, sugar

12-8-Wednesday: Canned meat Examples: tuna and chicken

12-9-Thursday: Canned Vegetables: Examples: beans, corn, mixed vegetables, carrots, peas

12-10- Friday: Canned Fruits Examples: peaches, pears, mixed fruit, pineapple

12-13-Monday: Spaghetti Sauce (no glass jars please) Examples: tomato paste, spaghetti sauce, diced tomatoes

12-14-Tuesday: Peanut butter and jelly Examples: peanut butter, jelly (no glass jars please)

12-15-Wednesday: Soups Examples: chicken noodle, tomato

12-16-Thursday: Hearty Soups Examples: chili, stews

12-17-Friday: Boxed Meals Examples: mac and cheese, tuna helper, hamburger helper

Heritage Elementary PTO

Bennington Gives!!

Thank you to all our families and community organizations that donated to our school on Tuesday, Bennington Gives Day! The Heritage PTO received $1800 in donations and ALL students in our school were give a frozen treat at lunch today!

Fundraising Efforts will go towards:

  • A Buddy Bench for the playground
  • Dry Erase Tables for the Entryway Commons Area
  • Playground Equipment

Dates to Remember:

Dec. 22: Winter Parties

Next PTO Meeting information:

Monday, January 31, 6:00pm, library

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

Badger Buck Winners!!

Congratulations to our Badger Buck Winners for the

Week of December 3!

Jonah, Cruz, Jimmy, Aayushi, Sloane, Autumn, Harper, Trinden, Isaac, PJ, Henry and Ryder!!

We are so proud of you!!!

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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.

December 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.