HES Parent News

October 2021

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Mark Your Calendars!

  • October 3-9 - National Fire Prevention Week
  • October 8 - Reading for Education Fundraiser Ends, FALL PICTURE DAY
  • October 10 - Virtual Scholastic Book Fair Ends
  • October 11 - Teacher Workday
  • October 20 - Unity Day (Wear Orange to Stand Up Against Bullying)
  • October 25 - End of Grading Period
  • October 27 - Early Release (Car Riders dismiss K-2 at from 12:00-12:10, 3-5 from 12:10-12:20 and ALL siblings from 12:20-12:30), Bus Riders dismiss at 12:30
  • October 25-29 - Red Ribbon Week (See Flyer)


  • November 1 - Report Cards
  • November 7 - Fall Back an Hour (Time Changes)
  • November 10 - Early Release Day
  • November 11 - Holiday
  • November 24 - Teacher Workday - NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS
  • November 25, 26 - Holidays - NO SCHOOL
  • November 30 - Interim Reports


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Federal Cards Due

Parents, if you have not yet completed federal cards, please do so and don't forget to sign. Return to your child's teacher as soon as possible as our deadline is approaching.

After carefully reading the instructions located on the back of the card, please fill out the front IN PENCIL.

Since 1950, Congress has provided financial assistance to school districts through the Impact Aid Program. School districts with concentrations of students whose parents are affiliated with the military, either as Active Duty service members or as federal employees that report to work on a federal property, can benefit under this law.

Every year, Onslow County Schools participates in the Federal Impact Aid Program to supplement the county’s loss of income tax revenue from the 32% of land owned by the Federal Government, which is exempt from local property tax.

Please note: this has no effect on property tax, sales tax, or income tax for individuals. Receiving a card for every student, regardless of their military affiliation, is crucial to the success of the program. Onslow County Schools heavily depends on this program to assist in providing the best education possible for our students. Should you have any questions, please contact your student’s homeroom teacher.

Thank you!

New School Spirit Wear Online Store

Great news Heroes!

HES is partnering with the Boosterthon company to run an online spirit wear store. The store offers both adult and youth sizes in the apparel as well as extra items (ex. shirts, hoodies, hats, water bottle, etc.).

We are excited for this opportunity to show our school pride. Any questions or concerns please contact Mrs. Jese Brown, our school secretary at jese.brown@onslow.k12.nc.us.

Each item comes in a variety of colors to choose from, just click the drop down menu for the other colors. The only items that do not come in different colors are the water bottle and magnet.

You can now purchase your items online in 3 easy steps:

1. Go online to https://heritagefall2021spiritwear.itemorder.com/

2. Choose your items and add them to your cart

3. Securely checkout with your credit card


Thank you!

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Fire Prevention Week

Check out this website for some safety tips to follow at home and don't forget to check your batteries in your smoke detectors!


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Red Ribbon Week Activities at HES (Week of Oct. 25-29)

Please remember to dress appropriately each day, and to have proper footwear as well. No play weapons or items deemed inappropriate will be allowed at school.

Abide by the Student Dress Code policy.

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Halloween Treats

Gift bags will be accepted this year. If you would like to donate a big bag of unopened candy and/or store bought cupcakes that are sealed, our staff can ensure these items get passed out safely to students to celebrate Halloween.

Thank you!

Student Technology Help Desk

Don't forget, if you are having trouble at home with devices, you can call the student technology help desk for assistance.

(910) 989-2101

Parent/Teacher Conferences

It is that time of year when the first round of parent/teacher conferences will begin to take place. Look for communication from your child's teacher regarding scheduling a conference soon.
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Leader in Me...From the Desk of Mrs. Hartley in Community Leadership

We will be focusing on Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then To Be Understood in Community Leadership. Habit 5 is the habit of listening to other people’s ideas and feelings. It’s trying to see things from their viewpoints. I listen to others without interrupting. It’s about being confident in voicing your ideas. It’s about looking people in the eyes when speaking. Habit 5 is a timeless principle we all strive to teach our kids; it teaches them to be confident when speaking to others while also teaching them the importance of listening to others when they are speaking.

Habit 5 is about communication. The best way to teach someone how to communicate is by practicing it with them.

Here is a quick video on Habit 5. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jn07_2FxPpw

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Classroom Donations

Parents, if you can donate some of the following items to classrooms, teachers would greatly appreciate it. Especially our specials teachers (PE, Music, Art, Community Leadership, etc.), EC teachers and Title I teachers that do not have a homeroom but see many students throughout the day.

  • Tissues
  • Wipes
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Ziplock Bags
  • Dry Erase Markers
  • Copy Paper

Thank you for any help you can give!

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