Friday, October 30th
11/2/20: Gifted Testing 2nd & 3rd grade - Cohort A
11/3/20: No School K-8 Virtual Parent/Teacher Conferences
11/5/20: Gifted Testing 2nd & 3rd grade - Cohort B
11/6/20: Cohort B - The Mobile Dentist
11/9/20: Cohort A - The Mobile Dentist
11/10/20: Cohort A - Picture Day Retakes
11/13/20: Cohort B - Picture Day Retakes
in a sky full of clouds be a rainbow!
Gifted Testing is next week!
Gifted Testing is for 2nd and 3rd grade students next week.
Cohort A Testing Date: Monday, November 2nd
Make-up Testing Date: Monday, November 9th
Cohort B Testing Date: Thursday, November 5th
Make-up Testing Date: Friday, November 6th
* Please make sure your student is well rested and eats a healthy breakfast!
Fundraising deadlines extended...
Charleston Wrap and Spiritwear deadlines are extended for Cohort B to Thursday Nov 9th.
4th Grade Science!
1st Grade Pumpkin Science
Viewing Achievement Records
Annual Nationwide Children's Toy Drive
It’s time to spread love and sunshine the Heritage Elementary way!
Every year our kindergarten students ask for donations to give to the children at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Many children visit Nationwide for various medical needs. Families travel from all around the world to seek the best treatment for their children.
We would like to ask our Heritage Families to once again bring in a new donation from the list below. These are the most needed items. We would like to focus on school-aged children's interest at this time.
During the week of November 23rd and 30th, we are asking for these donations to be brought in. We will have a box in the office and near the kindergarten classrooms.
Thank you for all your support!
The Heritage Kindergarten Team
- Games: Headbands, Operation, Connect Four, Sorry, Trouble, Life Guess Who, Jenga
- Cards: Uno, Skip-Bo, Phase Ten, Playing Cards
- Lego sets
- Craft kits, Painting Kits, Beading Kits, Hemp Jewelry Kits, Ink Stamps Kits, Wooden Item Kits
- Matchbox cars/trucks
- Toy dinosaurs, insects, animals
- Non-violent action figures
- Dolls & doll clothes
- 24 + piece puzzles
Teens (area of HIGH NEED)
- Games: Checkers, Adult Headbands, Scattergories, trivia games
- Sketch pads, drawing pencils, colored pencils
- Craft kits: latch hook with hook, bead/string kits, fabric painting, wooden items
- Model kits (cars, planes, boats)
- Journals (no spiral)
- New Fingernail Polish/nail polish removal
- Teen reading books
- Playing Cards
- Teen DVDs
- Gift Cards (Amazon, Target, Walmart, etc)
- Word search, Mad Libs, crossword puzzles, and Sudoku books
- Magazines of teen interest
Update From Food Services
The Food Service Department is sending out negative balance letters to parents and guardians. Most of these balances are carryover balances from last year. We encourage you to pay off the balances as soon as possible. If your child wishes to purchase any extra items that are not included in the free meals they will need to have money on their account. A safe and easy way to add money to your account is by using mypaymentsplus.com.
Supervisor of Food Service
Pickerington Local School District
90 East Street
Pickerington, Oh 43147
Library Book Returns
When students check out books, they are due the following week. Your child may return or renew their next scheduled library time.
Please help your child find a safe, clean place at home to keep his/her Library books. Make sure they are out of reach of family pets and younger siblings.
Kindergarten and 1st grade students check out one book at a time.
2nd grade students can check out 2 books at a time and 3rd/4th grade students are permitted 3 books at a time.
Fees are only charged to a student's account if a book is lost or damaged.
Thank you for your cooperation!
Veterans Day Wall of Honor
Our Wall of Honor will recognize veterans and current service men and women from all of our Heritage families. If your child would like to participate, attached is a yellow star for your student to complete and return to school by Monday, November 2nd. If you have multiple family or friends that your student would like to honor, please email email@example.com or call Heritage office (614) 833-6385 and additional stars will be sent home. Thank you!
ATTENTION VLA STUDENTS
Dear Parents/ Guardians of VLA Students,
At the October 12th, 2020 PLSD Board of Education Meeting, the Board determined that hybrid students (Cohorts A & B) will return to full in person learning Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday beginning on November 16th. Wednesday will remain a virtual learning day for the remainder of the semester for these students.
The administration and the Board also decided to allow full time VLA students the opportunity to apply for a return to the face to face model based on space and availability by grade/building. While we understand the original commitment to the VLA program was for a full year, we are trying to accommodate families that are struggling with the full virtual setting. This will be the only opportunity for you to apply for your student to return to face to face learning.
In order to be fair to all parties requesting consideration to return to face to face learning, a lottery will be held for any spots available by grade/building. In order to be considered, you must submit an application for each student you are requesting consideration for. The district will be sending out a communication to the K-6 VLA families on Monday 10/19 at 8 AM along with a list of open seats available for hybrid by building/grade level. The email will also include a link to a survey that must be completed to be considered for the lottery. If you would like to be considered for having your student return to in-person learning, please be on the lookout for the email. The survey link will be open until Friday 10/23 at 4PM. If you’re content with the VLA, there will be no action needed on your part.
Please no flip-flops or open toe shoes
It is in the best interest of the students and a strong recommendation from Heritage faculty and staff that students don't wear flip flops or open toe shoes to school. Students will not be able to participate in PE if not wearing appropriate footwear and are limited to where they can play on the playground.
Pickerington Schools are once again teaming up with the Violet Township Fire Department to help provide some holiday assistance for families in need during this holiday season.
In need of assistance?
Request an online form for holiday assistance by contacting me at email or PHONE. The request link will then be provided to you, only one per household please. This form is handled in a confidential manner with more details from your school counselor. Please remember that we will only be able to supplement your holiday. The online form must be completed by Friday, November 20th.
Wanting to donate?
There are several ways to donate this year:
The traditional big red boxes throughout the community and in the schools accepting donations of new toys/gifts.
Gift cards are also appreciated.
Cash donations through Paypal.
Another way of donating this year is through Amazon and Target. If you would prefer to donate in this way, click on the links below. Be sure to ship to Violet Township Fire Department Toy Drive (address will appear as an option).
Marieca Mattox (Heritage School Counselor)
(614) 548-1322 - Office Phonemarieca_mattox@plsd.us
Thanksgiving Meal Assistance
Is your family in need of Thanksgiving meal assistance this year?
Local good samaritans are organizing and providing Thanksgiving meals to Pickerington families in need! The meal boxes include multiple food items for you to prepare for your Thanksgiving meal. If you are in need of Thanksgiving meals, please contact Marieca Mattox, Heritage School Counselor, by November 2nd. Information regarding pickup dates and times will be provided once you have made contact.
Phone - (614) 548-1322
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are in need of help please email email@example.com, please be sure to include as much information in the email as you can, include your name, building, a detailed explanation of the problem, if you are on a Chromebook or iPad. The more information we have the quicker we can solve the issue.
Also, remember that we have technology repair days every Wednesday and lots of information on our technology department page on the District website.
Dear Heritage families,
We are looking forward to another amazing year at Heritage Elementary, a Leader In Me Lighthouse School. The beginning of this year is different from anything we have experienced and as such we have incorporated some building changes in order to adhere to the guidelines. Things seem like they are continually changing and we are doing our best to stay current with all expectations from the Ohio Department of Education as well as the Ohio Department of Health. Below are the updates to the building procedures.
Bus: As students arrive they will be dismissed one bus at a time starting at 9:05. As students enter the building they will either a) go directly to their classroom or b) go to the cafeteria to get breakfast.
Breakfast- if your student is getting breakfast they will enter the cafeteria using the hallway entrance. Once they get their breakfast they will then proceed directly to their classroom to eat their breakfast.
Parent Drop-Off: Students that are being dropped off by their parent will enter the building starting at 9:05.
K-1st: Students will enter the building using doors marked BB
2nd - 3rd : Students will enter the building through the alley using doors marked AA
4th & Breakfast eaters: Enter the door marked B
Water bottles:Our building now has 2 touch free drinking fountains. If your student is being sent to school with a water bottle to be refilled, please make sure your student’s name is on the bottle.
Here are the student lunch times for 1st-4th grade:
1st- 12:15- 1:00
2nd- 1:15- 2:00
Packers: if a student is bringing a lunch from home we ask that they either put it in a brown bag so that all contents can be thrown away after eating or that they have a bag in their lunch box that they can get prior to going to lunch to take with them. We are trying to avoid taking lunch boxes to the cafeteria as we no longer will have teacher classroom totes to hold lunch boxes.
Kindergarten AM dismissal-
Bus- Students will be taken by an adult to their bus pick up in front of the building.
Parent Pick Up- Parents will remain behind the buses and allow them to pick up their students first. The first parent pickup car should start at the yellow “Buses Only” sign located in front of the building. After buses have departed we will begin dismissing students one by one. Please have your neon green sign provided by Heritage Elementary visible in your windshield to help with dismissal.
Kindergarten PM arrival-
Bus: Students will exit one bus at a time and proceed to their classroom teacher located near door A (main entrance).
Parent drop off: Parents will remain behind the buses and allow them to release their students first. The first parent pickup car should start at the yellow “Buses Only” sign located in front of the building. After buses have departed we will begin dismissing students one by one.
While at recess we ask that students wear a mask when they are not able to remain socially distant. Students may be permitted to remove their mask when they can be socially distant. Students are responsible for their own mask at all times.
Parent Pick-up: Students that are going to be picked up by a parent or guardian will need to have the neon green sign provided by Heritage in the wind shield of their car. Due to social distancing guidelines, all parent pick ups will use the designated car line. Students will only be released to a vehicle in the car line. Only students designated as “walkers” at Heritage Elementary will be permitted to leave without a vehicle (designated walkers will have a different colored sign). Please do not park and walk to the door with your sign, you must remain in your car.
Students will be called to the buses from their classroom as soon as their bus arrives. Buses will only be called one at a time to avoid overcrowding in the hallways. Students are required to wear a mask at all times during dismissal as well as on the bus ride home.
Thank you all for helping us to continue to make Heritage Elementary a place where our students can be Learners, Leaders and Leave a Legacy.