Heritage Elementary

10/19/18

Heritage Elementary

100 N. East Street

Pickerington, OH 43147

(614) 833-6385 - phone

(614) 833-6415 - fax


Principal - Mr. Chad Rice - chad_rice@plsd.us

Counselor - Mrs. Marieca Mattox - marieca_mattox@plsd.us

School Nurse - Mrs. Marni Dreher - marnica_dreher@plsd.us

Secretary - Mrs. Katie Thielman - katie_thielman@plsd.us

Office Assistant - Mrs. Lisa Karavakis - lisa_karavakis@plsd.us

IMPORTANT DATES

18/19 SCHOOL CALENDAR


10/19/18: Fall Festival 6 pm - 8 pm

10/22/18: NO SCHOOL K-8 Only (ALL Day P/T Conferences)

10/23/18: NO SCHOOL KINDERGARTEN ONLY (All Day P/T Conferences)

10/25/18: K-12 Evening Parent/Teacher Conferences

10/27/18: Tiger Cheer Camp @ Ridgeview (Registration forms are also available online www.cheerphsc.weebly.com)

10/29/18 - 10/31/18: Third Grade AIR Testing Window (please try not to schedule appointments during this timeframe)

BREAKFAST/LUNCH MENU

Elementary Breakfast Menu

Elementary Lunch Menu


* 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.


LUNCH SCHEDULE:

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"

REQUIRED EMERGENCY MEDICAL AUTHORIZATIONS

Custodial parents of students in kindergarten through grade 12 must fill out all back-to-school forms using the district’s OneView Forms System. Preschool parents receive a separate mailed packet of forms. This is a separate system from Infinite Campus. Parents must create a new account in OneView Forms using the instructions below.

FOR A STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE TO COMPLETE THE REQUIRED eSchoolView OneVIew Portal please go to the following link: https://www.pickerington.k12.oh.us/back-to-school-2018/

Heritage WILL NOT ACCEPT paper copies of the required Emergency Medical Authorization.

FREE English Classes for Adults!

STARTING NOVEMBER 1ST!


Beginner English Classes

When: Thursday nights from 6 - 7:30 pm.

Where: Fairfield Elementary

Instructor: Cara Brill

Email: cara_brill@plsd.us


Intermediate English Classes

When: Thursday nights from 7:30 - 9 pm.

Where: Fairfield Elementary

Instructor: Cara Brill

Email: cara_brill@plsd.us

Art with Mrs. M

For the next nine weeks, students will not have art, as Mrs. M will be at Sycamore Creek teaching their artists. Students will have a technology class instead.



Please check out our masterpieces from the past nine weeks on our ARTSONIA page :)


If you really miss your time with Mrs. M, check out her clay classes at Picktown Art Works here in town!


See you in January!

Explore the Great Outdoors in Central Ohio! Art Contest for 1st - 6th Grade.

Win a $250 Abercrombie Kids gift card & a copy of your artwork framed and displayed in the "Abercrombie Kids" store in the Easton Town Center Mall!

Who can participate?

Any student actively enrolled in 1st through 6th grade in any public school, private school, or home study program in Central Ohio.

Entry Guidelines: Click here for specific entry guidelines.

Read the instructions and click on the green tab titled: Student Artwork Submission Page.

To submit an Entry: upload a high-quality photo of the student's artwork including the student's name, age, & school. Students must submit a piece of artwork based on the theme of "Outdoor Adventure!"

GIFTED TESTING

September 17, 2018


Dear Pickerington Families,


In accordance with the Pickerington Local School District assessment policy, second and third grade students will be administered whole grade testing for the purposes of the identification of gifted students. Second grade students will take the Otis Lennon (Cognitive Assessment) as well as the Stanford Achievement Assessment (Math and Reading). Third grade students will take the In View (Cognitive Assessment) as well as the Terra Nova Assessment (Math and Reading). The results of these assessments will be used to inform teachers of student achievement in comparison to national norms and to identify students as gifted and talented.

The testing window for second and third grade students will take place from October 15, 2018 through October 26, 2018. Each school will select specific dates to administer these tests based on their specific school calendars. We respectively ask that you do not schedule appointments during this testing window. Results of the assessments will be available once the scores are reported back to the district approximately six to eight weeks after the testing windows close.

If you would like more information regarding gifted services, testing, and parent resources, please view the Pickerington Local School District’s Gifted Education website. The website can be found at http://www.pickerington.k12.oh.us/gifted-services/

If you have any questions, please contact gifted services coordinator Todd Stanley at Todd_Stanley@plsd.us or (614) 920-6197.

Thanks,

Todd Stanley

Gifted Services Coordinator

Pickerington Local Schools

Twitter @the_gifted_guy

FROM THE MEDIA CENTER

Dear Parents,


I am in the process of creating a "makerspace" area in our media center. Some of you may be wondering...What is a makerspace? Well, in simple terms, it is a place where students can gather to collaborate, create, invent, tinker, explore, and discover using a variety of different materials. I am so excited to bring this opportunity to our students, but in order to do so, I need your help!

I am in need of several items to be donated to our makerspace. Some items may already be in your home. If you are able, I would be so appreciative of any donation that you are willing to provide.


The items needed are:

Straws

Popsicle sticks and larger craft sticks

Pipe cleaners

Rolls of Duct tape

Scotch tape/Masking tape

Markers

Styrofoam cups, Dixie size cups, or red plastic cups

Rolls of foil

Toilet paper tubes and paper towel tubes

Rubberbands

Yarn & string

Coffee filters (all kinds)

Cotton Balls

Toothpicks

Paper plates (big and small)

Buttons

Big Paper Clips

Gluesticks


Any donations can be sent in with your student and dropped off in the media center.


Thanks so much for any donations and your support in creating this fun, innovative, and hands-on space for all of our "Makers".


Julie Seibert

Library/Media Aide

IMPORTANT CLASSLINK HOME ACCESS INFORMATION

ClassLink Log in Information for Home Access


Parents and Guardians,

This year students will be accessing many district programs like ST Math through an app/website called ClassLink (very similar to Clever which was used last year in the district). Below are the directions for logging into ClassLink and ST math as well as other district approved programs on an iPad or a computer while at home. If your child is in grades K - 2 they will need to get their QuickCard from their teacher.


iPad/Tablet (exception Amazon Fire Tablet) Access Grades K - 2:

1. Download the ClassLink App 2. Download the ST Math App 3. Open ClassLink and choose the QuickCard option (below sign in with Google) hold the student’s Quick Card up to the camera; once scanned your child will be logged into ClassLink.

a. If you do not have the Quick Card you can log the student in with their Google

email and password. b. Enter your child’s email address - firstname_lastnameXXX@students.plsd.us

(REMINDER THE X’S REPRESENT THE LAST THREE DIGITS OF THEIR STUDENT ID) 4. Inside of the ClassLink app, click on ST Math. 5. You will be prompted to open this page in “ST Math”, click open 6. Your child will be logged into ST Math


iPad/Tablet (exception Amazon Fire Tablet) Access Grades 3 - 4 (NO QuickCards):

1. Download the ClassLink App 2. Download the ST Math App 3. Open ClassLink and choose Log in with your username and password 4. Choose log in with Google 5. Enter your child’s email address - firstname_lastnameXXX@students.plsd.us

(REMINDER THE X’S REPRESENT THE LAST THREE DIGITS OF THEIR STUDENT ID) 6. Click Next 7. Enter the password - StudentID00 (REMINDER THIS IS THEIR LUNCH CODE AND 00) 8. Inside of the ClassLink app, click open ST Math 9. You will be prompted to open this page in “ST Math”, click open 10. Your child will be logged into ST Math


Computer Access Grades K - 2:

1. Go to ClassLink.com 2. Choose the QuickCard Log In option 3. This will activate your webcam, you will need to approve this.

a. If you do not have a webcam or the student’s QuickCard please use the

instructions below labeled “computer access grades 3-4” 4. Hold your child’s Quick Card up to be scanned.

a. If you do not have the Quick Card you can log the student in with their Google

email and password. b. Enter your child’s email address - firstname_lastnameXXX@students.plsd.us

(REMINDER THE X’S REPRESENT THE LAST THREE DIGITS OF THEIR STUDENT ID) 5. Once in ClassLink click on ST Math 6. Your child will be directed to the ST Math Website where they will be automatically

logged in.


Computer Access Grades 3 - 4:

1. Go to ClassLink.com 2. Click on the sign in with Google option. 3. Enter your child’s email address - firstname_lastnameXXX@students.plsd.us

(REMINDER THE X’S REPRESENT THE LAST THREE DIGITS OF THEIR STUDENT ID) 4. Click Next 5. Enter the password - StudentID00 (REMINDER THIS IS THEIR LUNCH CODE AND 00) 6. Click on ST Math 7. A new tab will open to the ST Math website 8. Your child will be logged into ST Math

COUNSELOR'S CORNER

HOLIDAY ASSISTANCE


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 some extra assistance providing a more memorable holiday for their children. Pickerington Schools are teaming up, once again, 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 in 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 a request form for holiday assistance this year, please contact me at marieca_mattox@plsd.us or (614) 548-1322. The request form 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. The forms must be turned into a Pickerington school counselor by Monday, November 19th.

Best Wishes,

Marieca Mattox

Heritage Elementary School - PLSD

School Counselor


marieca_mattox@plsd.us



Weekend Food Program

Violet Baptist Church


This program was created to help those families in need of meals for their children over the weekend. This is a wonderful program that helps those families in need within the PLSD.


What it is:

Food provided per student for 3 meals a day over Saturday and Sunday.

The food will be dropped off at the school office on Fridays.

The appropriate student will be notified and will come to retrieve their food bag.


We follow the school calendar & inclement weather schedule. No deliveries on Friday if no school. If we do know of a long weekend, we can arrange to drop for 3 days worth of meals. We have been approached by Mid Ohio Food Bank and have partnered with them to grow this program. Violet Baptist Church has volunteered to host the program and recruit volunteers from the community to join at VBC weekly to pack the food and distribute to the appropriate schools. Again, HOPE does not know whom the recipients are in order to keep strict confidentiality. If there is a food allergy we do identify that up front.


We keep strict guidelines on safety at the elementary levels for food prep. No food that needs a can opener, heat or microwave for little hands and safety. This changes for the upper levels. Also, we keep records for food safety and handling according to the standards set by the FDA and have completed training for such at Mid Ohio.


Lastly, this is no strings attached. Absolutely FREE for the student. If a household has more than one student, each student would receive a bag of food.


Please contact Marieca Mattox, School Counselor at Heritage Elementary School, if you are interested in this program or would like to learn more about it.


Phone: 614-833-6385 email: marieca_mattox@plsd.us

Important Forms

Volunteer Application

* To volunteer in PLSD, a volunteer application must be completed annually.

Emergency Medical Authorization Form

Kindergarten Physical Form

SCHOOL HOURS

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

Drop Off Map

Morning Parent Drop Off


Heritage Elementary School

Morning Parent Drop Off

9:00 a.m. to 9:15 a.m.


1. Any child being dropped off in a car will need to take Northern Avenue to Lakeview Drive and turn right onto the school grounds. Students will be dropped off on the playground. Please note: Law enforcement is requesting parents to utilize North Center Street and enter the school from the north side of either East Street or Lakeview Drive.


2. Please be courteous to the cars around you and make sure that when you pull onto the school grounds your student is ready to get out of the car in order to keep the line moving. If your student exits your car on the passenger side, please allow them to cross in front of your car before you move to ensure their safety.


3. We ask that cars remain in a single file line and do not pass the car in front of them. Exit onto East Street will be right turn only.


4. Busses will be dropping students off in front of the school. Reminder: State law states that when a bus has its red lights flashing and the “Stop” sign out, cars cannot pass the bus in either direction.


Late Arrivals:

Any student arriving after 9:15 will need to be walked into the building and signed in by an adult. You will need to use the front entrance for late arrivals.


Afternoon Pick-Up:

During Pick-Up, busses will pick up students from the playground and parents can pick up students on North East Street in front of the main office/cafeteria.


Kindergarten Pick-Up & Drop-Off:

Kindergarteners may be dropped off and picked up on North East Street in front of the main office. Please keep in mind that busses will also be utilizing this area for kindergarten drop-off and pick-up.