Heights Elementary IB World School
January 5, 2022 Volume 8 Issue 6
*Our Children *Our Future *Our World
Our Mission: Heights Elementary IB World School is dedicated to developing balanced, lifelong learners through educational excellence, a global perspective, reflection and action.
Our Vision: To Be A World Class School.
What's Going on in January?
Jan. 10th: Hurricane Makeup Day (Schools Closed)
Jan. 11th: Professional Duty Day (No school for students)
Jan. 14th: 4th & 5th grade Field Day
Jan. 17th: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Schools Closed)
Jan. 20th: SAC Meeting (6:30)
Jan. 24th: 2nd quarter report cards go home with iReady mid year results
IB News: IB Learner Profile Word for January: Open Minded
IB students have a deep understanding of various cultures and views, bringing an appreciation of new views to both their academic study and their involvement in local and wider communities. Their international mindedness complements the missions of the best tertiary institutions.
Are You Aware of the Heights IB Website?
HOW CAN PARENTS HELP DEVELOP STUDENTS WHO ARE OPEN-MINDED AT HOME?
1~Model open and accepting behavior for all humans
2~Nurture respect and love for all living things
3~ Expose your child to a variety of cultural experiences
4~ Visit Explore and More Children's Museum to "travel" around the world
5~Read and tell stories from around the world
6~Watch movies that show other countries cultures
7~Listen to a variety of types of music
8~ Read and write different forms of poetry
9~Learn about how different cultures celebrate holidays
10~Prepare and taste foods from other countries
Kindergarten's IB Action Project
5th Grade Exhibition Presentations Coming Soon:
Clothing Donations are Needed
Heights PTA News
Save the date! It's been way too long since we've had an in person auction and we are ready to bring it back. Mark your calendar and make plans to join us on Fri, April 22nd at 6:30pm at St. Charles Yacht Club. Start planning your Derby Hats and Bowties now. We will have a contest for the best ones! A silent and live auction will both take place that evening and we would love donations from local businesses. Follow the event page for more information -
Interim and Report Card Dates
January 24, 2021 – Report Cards
February 10, 2022 – Interims
April 6, 2022 – Report Cards
April 27, 2022 – Interims
June 2, 2022 – Report Cards
Paper copy interims will no longer be sent home on interim days. Parents may review their student's grades at anytime on Focus. Your student's grades will be up to date on the assigned interim days. If you have any questions or concerns please contact the school.
Provides parental rights relating to a minor child's education, upbringing, and health care.
Parent FOCUS Accounts
Focus Parent Portal provides parents/guardians a real-time view of your child's assignment grades, class grade, attendance, referrals, progress monitoring results, report cards, interim report cards, and beginning of the year forms such as Student Emergency and Health form and Directory form.
Here is the link to complete the forms for your. student: https://www.leeschools.net/our_schools/focus
Morning Drop Off:
Ice Cream Fridays:
Ice cream cups are on sale every Friday during lunch time. Each student will be limited to one ice cream cup during their lunch. The cost is $1 per cup. Money collected from ice cream sales goes to the Principal's Discretionary Fund. This fund is used to celebrate a variety of events and activities for our students and staff throughout the school year.
Notification to Parents Regarding Out-of-Field Teachers:
Florida State Statute 1012.42 recognizes that teachers at times must be assigned duties in a class outside the field in which the teacher is certified. The following teachers at Heights Elementary are certified, but may be assigned one or more classes outside their areas of certification and are required to take appropriate steps to comply with the statutory regulation:
In addition, the following teachers are engaged in training to add the endorsement, English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), to their certificates: Nicole Driscoll, Monica Fastenau, Jennifer Kee, Nicole Rickard, Holli Wheeler, Stacey Head, & Taylor Wahl.
The School Board of Lee County:
Debbie Jordan, District 4 (Chair)
Mary Fischer, District 1 (Vice Chair)
Melisa W. Giovannelli, District 2
Cathleen O'Daniel Morgan, District 7
Kathy Dupuy-Bruno, Esq., Board Attorney
General Board Office Correspondence