Heritage Elementary

Friday, November 15th

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

11/21/19: TLIM Symposium

11/27/19 - 11/29/19: Thanksgiving Break

12/2/19 - 12/6/19: Scholastic Book Fair

12/11/19: 2 Hr. Late Start

12/23/19 - 1/3/20: No School - Winter Break

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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

Veterans Day Assembly


These first graders were practicing how to sit EEKK (elbow to elbow and knee to knee) as we synergized to read our Wit and Wisdom book about seahorses.

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Synergy in action! Prefix activity complete!

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Town Hall News

PAWS-itive Leaders kicked off the donation drive for Fairfield Area Humane Society with Corey, executive director of FAHS.
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PAWS-itive Leadership Team Announcement

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The Heritage clinic is in need of new or gently used sweat pants for boys and girls. Sizes 5T through 12 work best for the age group.

Meteorologist Phil Kelly

2nd Grade students enjoyed a visit from Meteorologist Phil Kelly. Phil educated the students about the weather!
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Mystery Reader!

Mrs. Hern's 2nd grade class enjoyed a visit from their Mystery Reader! The students acted out the story Caps for Sale.
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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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Dear Families,

The holidays are quickly approaching along with all the wonderful memories made during this special time of the year. The holidays are an enjoyable time with family and friends, however, that does not mean that they are not stressful! I realize some families may need extra assistance in providing a more memorable holiday for their children. Pickerington Schools are teaming up with the Violet Township Fire Department to help provide some holiday assistance for families in need during this holiday season.

For those out and about during the holiday season, you may see big red boxes throughout the community and in the schools. If you would like to donate a new toy/gift for the holiday season it can be placed the big red boxes. Gift cards are also appreciated. If you would prefer

to donate in other ways, please let me know.

If you would like to complete an online form for holiday assistance this year, please contact me by 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; however, the information will be shared with local agencies. More details will be shared with those families requesting holiday assistance. Please remember that we will only be able to supplement your holiday. The online form must be completed by Friday, November 22nd.

Best Wishes,

Mrs. Marieca Mattox

Heritage Elementary School Counselor

(614) 833-6385


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You may have heard your child come home talking about i-Ready and how they are spending time on their iPad or Chromebook doing lessons. You may have even received a Parent Report sharing information about your child. So, in an effort to give you some information about what i-Ready is all about, I'd like to share this video with you.

Link to Video

Thank you for taking the time to watch the video! If you have further questions, please feel free to contact me! You can reach me by email at susan_chamberlain@plsd.us or by calling Heritage Elementary and asking for me. (Please allow 24 hours to receive a phone call back)

Thank you,

Susan Chamberlain

Instructional Coach

Heritage Elementary


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