Heritage Elementary

Weeks of 9/17/18 & 9/24/18

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


9/29/18: CommUNITY Fair - Central H.S.

10/3/18: 2 HR Late Start - Professional Development

10/4/18: 1st Grade KISS Luncheon

10/5/18: 2nd Grade KISS Luncheon

10/8/18 - 10/10/18: 3rd & 4th Grade Panorama Survey

10/12/18: NO SCHOOL - Professional Development

10/15/18 - 10/19/18: Fall Book Fair

10/15/18 - 10/26/18: 2nd & 3rd Grade Gifted Testing Window (please try not to schedule appointments during this timeframe)

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

10/18/18: Family Night - Heritage Stage

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"

KISS LUNCHEON

KIDS INVITE SOMEONE SPECIAL LUNCHEON

Thursday, October 4th, 11:15 am - 1st Grade

Friday, October 5th, 11:15 am - 2nd Grade

Permission slips were sent home on Monday, September 24th!

FROM THE PTO


DOMINO'S CARDS: We far exceeded our goal in the number of Domino's Cards that were sold. We should have all of the cards and prizes returned next week. The PTO wants to thank everyone who participated.


FALL BOX TOP BATTLE: We have one more week left in the Fall Box Top Battle. All Box Tops will be collected until Friday, October 5th!


FALL FUNDRAISER: Fall Fundraiser starts NOW! Packets will be coming home today (Friday), if they haven't already. The Fall Fundraiser goes through Thursday, October 11th. Each student who participates has the chance to win prizes at the end of the fundraiser, as well as a Lanyard and "adopt-a-pets" based on coupons that are turned in to the teachers (see packet for more information). *Disclaimer - Adopt-A-Pets will be handed out at the END of the fundraiser, not during the fundraiser.*


FALL BOOK FAIR: Our Scholastic Fall Book Fair will start on Monday October 15th and ends on the 19th. Look for more information coming home soon!


HERITAGE'S FALL FESTIVAL: Save the Date! Friday, October 19th from 6pm to 8pm! Dress up in your favorite costume and bring your whole family for a night of games and dancing!!

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.

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

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

Art With Mrs. M

Students have been working hard on their art projects this year!


You can follow our masterpieces on....

Instagram (@mrs.meschermiller)

Twitter (@ArtwithMrsM)


Artsonia

Big picture

FROM THE MEDIA CENTER

Hi Heritage Family,

The Library is off to a great start, all students, with the exception of Mrs. Lyons Kindergarden class, had the opportunity to check books out this week! The students were taught how to take care of their Library Books, ask them what they should and should not do with their Library Books!!! Below are directions on how to use the "Heritage On-Line Catalog" from Home! Happy BOOK Hunting!!!


Heritage Elementary Media Center On-Line Catalog

How to get to the Heritage On-Line Catalog from your HOME!

1. http://m2.infohio.org/opac/PK/PKHES/

This will take you to the CAT & CATJr. Screen

2. Click on the BLUE CATJr. Screen

3. You are in!! You may search by Author, Title, Subject or Series

4. Most records have AR levels or you may Click on the GREEN box “Reading Programs” & Type in an AR range

HAVE FUN AND EXPLORE ALL THE BOOKS THAT OUR MEDIA CENTER AT HERITAGE HAS TO OFFER!

The Pickerington Plan for Progress

Dear Heritage Elementary Community,


Pickerington Schools is developing The Pickerington Plan for Progress, a roadmap for the future that ensures we are attaining greater levels of efficiency, reaching a higher level of community trust, and graduating students that are prepared for today’s world.


The Plan for Progress will focus on three key goals:

  • Academic Excellence – What must we do to engage all our students in relevant and rich learning experiences that will prepare them for career, college, and life?

  • Efficient Operations – What can we do to maximize resources and ensure the district is operating efficiently?

  • Modern Facilities – Do our facilities reflect the environment needed to be successful in today’s world?


Our hope is to have our Plan for Progress completed this school year and for it to serve as a connection between schools and community that reflects resident and staff input, values, priorities.


We need your input to ensure our priorities match the priorities of our community!


Mr. Rice will hold an informal public presentation about the Plan for Progress on September 20th, during our PTO meeting. Parents and staff members are invited to hear about the Plan for Progress and discuss their ideas for the district’s future.


We also encourage you to visit our district website at www.pickerington.k12.oh.us/p4p/ to learn about the Plan for Progress. While there, click on the link that will allow you to take a brief survey in which you may share your priorities in the areas of academic excellence, efficient operations, and modern facilities.


Pickerington Schools also will hold two informal public events in September. At these events, the community is invited to hear about the Plan for Progress and discuss their ideas for the district’s future with our superintendent, Dr. Chris Briggs. The events will be:


  • 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12, at the Sycamore Plaza Branch of the Pickerington Library (across from Pickerington High School North.)

  • 6:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 24, at the main branch of the Pickerington Library (off Opportunity Way near Pickerington High School Central.)


We look forward to hearing from you and hearing your thoughts as we develop the Plan for Progress, which will pave the way into the future for Pickerington Schools.


Thank you!

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

CommUNITY Fair

Pickerington Schools will celebrate its third annual CommUNITY Fair from 11 am to 2 pm Saturday, September 29, at Pickerington High School Central. The event spotlights and celebrates the diversity that is Pickerington!


Organizers are looking for families who would like to participate in the event and help share their cultures with the rest of the community. Families can participate in various ways.

If your family is interested in participating, just fill out this quick form ( https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScaD3XKcY1AiQE2U_bqEb6740jwyiYe06m_ZMpZHrsMWXzl4Q/viewform?c=0&w=1) by Thursday, August 30. CommUNITY Fair coordinators will contact you closer to the event to arrange the details.


Please contact joni_scipione@plsd.us or beth_klamo@plsd.us with questions.

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.