Heritage Primary Eblast
Dear Heritage Families,
During the month of February we will be focusing on our character word of “Respect” with our students. Under this character word, we will concentrate on kindness. We would love to invite you to join us in our week-long celebration of kindness by participating in the Random Act of Kindness Week which is February 10-14. During this week I encourage you to engage in some kind acts with your children. Here are some “challenges” that we plan to do at the Sutton House:
Plan a fun family outing to do during the next month
Make everyone’s favorite meal at least once
Play a board game together
Hug at least two times daily
Help a grandparent with something (clean, make them dinner, etc)
Performing Random Acts of Kindness can also be rewarding and fun too! This month your students will be bringing home a BINGO card called the Caring Cub Challenge. It is full of Random Acts of Kindness that they can perform. If they complete one, they can X it out. If they fill in their whole card, we will give them a shout out on announcements and read one of their kind acts! Look for this BINGO card to come home soon. I can’t wait to hear about all of the amazing things you and your children do together this month!
Have fun spreading love,
Heritage Family-Looking Out for One Another
When introducing someone to our school for the first time, many will make the comment- “Wow, this school is HUGE!”. The size of our school can seem large at times, but within the walls of Heritage, we are a close knit family. As we begin the new year, I want to strive to continue to improve the Heritage culture and sense of family. Last year we began by inviting families to events that were traditionally student-only celebrations. It was wonderful to see our families finally able to attend our Walk-a-thon and Paws Pass Parade. We are hoping to continue these traditions and watch the attendance at these events grow. We love seeing our families at school and watching them connect as parents, neighbors and community members. Coming together helps to build a sense of community inside and outside of our school building.
For the new year, I encourage you to look out for one another in your neighborhood communities as well. The kids you see at the bus stop, on your sidewalks and in your backyard are part of our Heritage family. Please make sure you are watching out for them as you would your own. If you see a child who looks lost, hurt or sad-please check on them to see if they are in need. It takes a village as they say, and that child most likely is a friend or classmate of your own child. Let’s continue to connect with one another to help all of our Heritage children grow, be safe and enjoy being a part of our Heritage Primary family!
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Calendar of Events
Jan 30-Texas Roadhouse-Dine to Donate, 4-10pm
Jan 31-100th Day of School
Feb 3-7-National School Counselor Week
Feb 4-Science Fair Drop Off, 7:30am
Feb 5-Science Fair Viewing and Pick up, 5-6pm
Feb 6-Kindergarten Registration
Feb 6-Rockin' Jump, 6-8pm
Feb 13-Valentine Service Project, 2pm
Feb 13-PTA Meeting, 4:30pm
Feb 13-Papa Johns Night
Feb 14-No classes, PD Day
Feb 14-Valentines Day
Feb 14-Papa Johns Night
Feb 17-No classes, Presidents Day
Feb 19 - 26-PTA Book Fair
Feb 22-Grandparents Day/Someone Special, 9-11am
Feb 24-Late Start
Feb 25-Muffins in the Morning (1st Grade), 7:30-8am
Feb 27-Spring Picture Day, Primary
Mar 8-Daylight Savings Time begins
Mar 12-End of 3rd Quarter
HERITAGE CUB SHARE CHOIR
THE PE PERSPECTIVE
Welcome back students, we are excited to see everyone and introduce several new activities this month including rock wall climbing, cooperative games, and jumping rope! We will also be using our heart rate monitors in class! Please remember to bring your tennis shoes for PE!
Coach Gill + Coach Johnson
A NOTE FROM THE NURSE
You can view a copy of the Illness Protocol here.
Some Facts About Head Lice
Where children are present and playing, there is always the possibility of the presence of head lice (pediculus humanus capitis), which means there is a potential for lice at school.
The WSD has aligned nurse practices with both the American Academy of Pediatrics and the National Association of School Nurses and we ask that parents keep the following information in mind:
- Lice are not a disease.
- Lice do not reflect unsanitary homes or students.
- Lice are absolutely an inconvenience
- By detecting lice early, both parents and nurses can get ahead in the process.
- Children with lice will not be excluded from school.
If you have a concern that lice are present in your child's school or if your child may have come in contact with another person with lice, check him/her frequently and let your school nurse know about the exposure in an effort to catch it before it gets out of hand.
KEEPING OUR CHILDREN SAFE
We are asking for your help as you drive your child to school. We want ALL of our children to arrive to school and home safely.
*Slow down and be alert in our Heritage neighborhood and school zones.
*Take extra time to look for kids at intersections and on curbs.
*Enter and exit driveways, roadways and intersections slowly and carefully.
*Watch for children on or near roads in the morning and after schools hours.
*Reduce distractions inside your car to concentrate on the road and your surroundings.
*Stop behind the white line at crosswalks.
* Always stop for a school patrol officer or crossing guard holding up a stop sign.
For Those Walking/Biking to School
*Make sure your child has a safe route before allowing him or her to walk to
*Make sure sidewalks are clear of snow, if riding a bike.
*Ride your bike on the sidewalk, not in the street.
*Always cross at a crosswalk.
*Walk, don’t run, across the street.
*Make sure drivers see you before crossing in front of them.
If your child is a walker, please drop off on either side of NORTHVIEW so they can safely cross at the crosswalk with the adults present. Please drop your child off at least five car lengths back from the intersection. Thank you for helping us keep our Heritage Cubs & Bears safe.
Changes to our Box Tops for Education program!
This year we are changing our school reward program for collecting Box Tops due to the program being in the process of going digital. The school has set a goal to raise $1000 for technology in our school. We will be tracking this goal and when we reach a percentage goal, we will have a schoolwide celebration. We are excited to show all students how much the Box Top program impacts our school and how easy it is becoming to participate by just scanning your receipt instead of clipping and submitting on paper.
Eventually the Box Tops program will become digital-only. Participating brands are starting to change their packaging from a traditional Box Tops clip to the new Box Tops label.
If you see this label, use the new Box Tops app to scan your receipt. Box Tops are still worth 10¢ for our school. The app will find participating products purchased at any store and instantly add cash to your school's earnings online.
Look for a flyer to come home explaining in more detail the changes Box Tops has made to their program. As always we appreciate your participation to earn us money for our school's technology.
PTA Highlights & Happenings
February PTA Events
Feb 6 - Rockin' Jump, 6pm - 8pm
Feb 13 - PTA Meeting, 4:30pm
Feb 17 - Sauce on the Side - Dine to Donate, 11am - 9pm
Feb 19 - 26 Book Fair
Feb 22 - Grandparents Day/Someone Special, 9am - 11am
Feb 25 - Muffins in the Morning (1st Graders), 7:30am - 8am
Join us at Rockin' Jump in O'Fallon on Thursday, February 6 from 6pm-8pm! Please be sure to bring the flyer to the event so Heritage will receive a percentage of proceeds! Flyers will be sent home the first week of February.
Our next PTA Meeting will be Thursday, February 13 at 4:30pm in the Heritage Library. Meetings typically last 30-40 minutes. Please remember children of all ages are welcome, and a craft/game will be provided!
SAUCE ON THE SIDE
Please plan on going to Sauce on the Side on Monday, February 17! Since we don't have school that day, they have expanded their hours on our dining in event to 11am-9pm! Please be sure to bring in the flyer and wear your school spirit wear so Heritage will receive a portion of the proceeds! Flyers will be sent home the week prior to the event.
Book Fair will operate February 19th - February 26th. Please encourage your student to visit the Book Fair either with their class, or on their own! A flyer will be sent home the week prior with hours of operation and further details.
GRANDPARENTS DAY/SOMEONE SPECIAL EVENT
Grandparents Day/Someone Special Event will be held on Saturday, February 22 from 9am-11am. The Book Fair will be open during this event. This is an event you won't want to miss! A flyer will be sent home the week prior with further information.
MUFFINS IN THE MORNING (1ST GRADERS ONLY)
Muffins in the Morning is a revamped event this year! This event on Tuesday, February 25 from 7:30am-8am, is for 1st graders ONLY and two (2) of their grownups. A flyer will be sent home a week prior to the event with further information.
Please feel free to contact the PTA with any questions at email@example.com!
The Science Fair Drop-Off and Judging will be on February 4, from 7:30-1:30 pm.
The Science Fair Viewing and Pick-up will be on February 5, from 5:00-6:00 pm.
We hope to see you there! Please contact Mrs. Hoffmann if you have any questions or need any help at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteer Background Check
An annual background check is required for all volunteers. That includes child abuse and neglect screenings, as well as a check of the national sex offender registry. Anyone who has a substantiated incident of child abuse or is on the sex offender list will not be allowed to volunteer in our schools. When completed and signed, please return these forms to the school office to be processed. These services are offered free of charge, but do take some time, so please allow at least one week for school personnel to process the request. Anyone who wishes to participate in classroom activities like school parties, or class field trips, will need to have a completed background check. We encourage all parents to fill out the request so we will have one on file for the year.
Important Information to Know
Since teachers are engaged with students in the classroom during school hours, the best way to contact them is through email, voicemail, or a note. This will give them the opportunity to contact you during their planning time. Our teachers are also happy to arrange an appointment to discuss your child’s progress.
If you have an urgent matter, call the main office at 636-327-3846 and an office secretary will be happy to help you in any way they can.
End of the Day Procedures
Please call the main office before 2:00 pm with any transportation changes. We appreciate as much time as possible to relay the message to your student and their teacher.
If you are going to pick up your student early from school, please come before 3:00 pm. We call students to the office upon your arrival as we want students engaged in class as long as possible. Remember that early pick ups and/or late arrivals impact perfect attendance. Please note there is no early dismissal from the Primary Office between 3:00 pm and 3:20 pm. If you must pick up your student early from school, please do so prior to 3:00 pm.
Inclement Weather Information
Please click here to review the district's policy and procedures for inclement weather.
2020-2021 KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION
ALL SCREENING AND REGISTRATION APPOINTMENTS WILL BE AT BERREY-PLACE
CENTER #1 CAMPUS DRIVE, WENTZVILLE, MO 63385.
Dates have been set for the Wentzville School District’s kindergarten registration/screening process. This event is for all children who will turn five BEFORE August 1, 2020. If your child has not been screened at the Parents as Teachers office or his/her preschool this year, appointments are required and can be made online. Screening appointments are filled on a first come, first served basis. While every effort will be made to accommodate you during your child’s elementary school date, it is a possibility that you may have to have a screening on another school’s date. Please be sure to check your address with the District’s Boundary Locator tool to determine which school your child will attend prior to scheduling a screening appointment or registering your child for kindergarten. The District has approved new elementary boundaries for the 2020-2021 school year.
The registration date for Heritage is Thursday, February 6, 2020. The day of the screening/registration parents should bring:
- The child to be screened;
- Two proofs of residency:
1. Signed Lease Agreement (verify dates are valid), Closing Document for new home purchase (settlement statement), or most recent Real Estate Property Tax Statement; and
2. Current utility bill, cable bill, official mail from federal or state agency, or most recent personal property tax paid receipt;
- Child’s most current immunization records (doctor’s records, doctor verified form, etc.);
- Official copy of child’s birth certificate (requested but not required);
- Parent’s driver’s license or photo identification (requested but not required);
If you do not have a Missouri birth certificate, you may obtain one at a cost of $15 from the St. Charles County Community Health/Environment-Vital Statistics Office, 1650 Boone’s Lick, St. Charles, MO 63301-2245, or by calling (636) 949-7400 for more information.
You may also visit them on the web at http://www.sccmo.org > Residents > Birth and Death Certificates > How to Obtain Records
To obtain your Real Estate Property Tax Statement you may visit http://assessor.sccmo.org/assessor > Real Estate > Property Database Search > Enter Your Home Address > Search > Details > (scroll down to) Real Estate Tax Data (click on Property Tax Data) > Tax Year 2019 > Print
Visitor Cafe Guidelines
Parents and family members are welcome to visit their child at school during their lunch time. We do have limited space since we have a large population of students and ask to keep your group to a minimum when visiting. While you are visiting, please follow our HPE Visitor Cafe' Guidelines:
- You must have a visitor's badge issued prior to meeting your child in the cafe'.
- Only one friend is allowed to eat with your child in the commons area per visit.
- You may only bring food for your student. Please do not share with friends.
- Students need to return to the classroom when their classroom lunch period is over.
- All siblings are asked to remain seated and supervised at all times.
We appreciate your cooperation in helping us provide a safe and special opportunity to visit with our child. If these guidelines are not abided by, these privileges may be revoked at any time.
Class Lunch Times
Robb, Owens, Vaughan, Myers
Brouillard, Bode, Simmons, Finazzo, Kinnison
Calise, Knoll, Hucker, Beck, Cummins
Jackson, Hoffmann, Allen, Binning
Million, Canty, Pederson, Mitchell
Keller, Smith, Pirkle, Harper