HERITAGE WEEKLY NEWS

HERITAGE HEROES | HERITAGE RISING | June 1, 2020

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Important Upcoming Dates |

The last day parents will be able to view or print any 19-20 report cards or attendance from the parent portal is Sunday, June 28th.

Food Resources | Edmond Eats Grab and Go Meals

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Updated “Grab and Go Meals” Locations

Location changes for summer meals have been announced. During the summer, meals will be served at the locations below only.

May 26th – July 31st, we will serve lunch from the following sites. We will be CLOSED Memorial Day & July 3rd. The grab and go lunches are available for any child 18 and under regardless of whether they qualify for free and reduced-price meals or what school they attend.


School Sites (12:30 PM – 1:00 PM)


  • Ida Freeman
  • Sunset
  • Frontier
  • Heritage



Bus Route Stops:


  • Reed’s Landing Apartments (10:30 AM to 11:00 AM)
  • Uni-City Mobile Home Park (11:30 AM to Noon)
  • Lamplighter Mobile Village (10:30 AM to 11:00 AM)
  • Coffee Creek Apartments (11:30 AM to Noon)
  • Windrush Apts (12:30 PM to 1:00 PM)
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Heritage Student Supply Pick-up

If you were not able to pick-up your child’s school supplies durning the designated times, please call the School Office - 405-340-2921 to schedule a time for pick-up!

💻 School Devices

If your family checked out a device from Heritage, and you did NOT return your device during school supply pick-up, you may keep until school resumes in August.You are responsible for its safe care until it is returned.
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🎉❣️Congratulations Lisa Parmer from Heritage Elementary, Edmond Summit Rotary Teacher of the Year! 🎉❣️

The Edmond Summit Rotary awarded its annual Teacher of the Year award to local elementary teacher Lisa Parmer after she received multiple community nominations.

“It is our job as Rotarians to give back to those who have given to others,” said George Strecker, president of the Edmond Summit Rotary. “Parmer is most deserving.”

Parmer teaches second grade at Heritage Elementary in Edmond and was described as passionate and one who creates a legacy of service to her students.

She received a $1,000 check along with a Service Above Self award from the club which was given by Strecker and fellow Rotarian and Edmond Public Schools Superintendent Bret Towne.

I believe in establishing a real relationship with my students in a learning environment where they can feel safe to be themselves,” Parmer wrote in her school bio.

Before becoming an educator in Edmond Public Schools, Parmer served in the Air Force for eight years and was also an adjunct professor at the University of Central Oklahoma.


The Edmond Summit Rotary Club gives an annual award to teachers each spring. The club meets at 7 a.m. every Tuesday at Citizens Bank of Edmond, however, they are currently meeting through Zoom.

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❣️Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!❣️

In February, I happened to be walking through the office and overheard part of a phone conversation. Our secretary, Ms. Hensley, was saying, “We won? What do you mean we won?”

If you know me, you know how competitive I am, and I LOVE winning! In this case, we didn’t even know we entered. On the phone was a staff member from The Edmond Sun newspaper, announcing that we had been voted Edmond’s favorite elementary school. She explained that out of hundreds of nominations and votes, Heritage WON!


The Sunshine Award allows local newspaper readers to select their favorites from dozens of categories ranging from favorite bank to pizza to top auto dealer, florist, and travel agency and many more. Because the award is voted on by the people who live and work in Edmond every single day, there’s a lot of community pride associated with winning.

We were asked to wait until the winners were publicly announced. Then COVID-19 came, and we were out of school. This break gave me time to reflect on the true meaning of this award. 2020 marks the conclusion of our fifth year as an elementary school. Where has the time gone? I still vividly remember recruiting staff members, forming a PTO, our kiddos choosing colors and a mascot, and that first May all-family sneak peak when we had to call my boss to come rescue us because the one key we had somehow got safely locked in a closet with everyone’s purses. We crafted our mission, “Learning to be Heroes,” vision and values. Then all of a sudden it was the first day of school. Somehow we had exactly enough classrooms, and we were off! We have often laughed that opening a school is a little like building a plane in the air. You take off, only to realize that the part you need is still lying on the runway. So as a community (students, families, and staff) we learned the life principles of flexibility, perseverance, teamwork, courage, as well as outside the box thinking. In May we stood on the stage and celebrated our status as a Great Expectations Model School, only the second school in the country to earn this achievement in its first year of existence. From the beginning, we didn’t want to be a school like every other school. Our vision focuses on relationships, teamwork, academic excellence and challenging ourselves to develop the qualities of heroism. These elements are the essence of Heritage.


As we look forward, these qualities and life principles will guide our future path. We are committed to safety for all of us. Yet, safety does not have to compromise the love and affection we demonstrate for each other, our sweet children and their families. Our theme next year will be Everyday Heroes, a double entendre thanking those heroes who step up every day in our lives and encouraging our students that anyone can be a hero. You just have to try!

🍎🙏THANK YOU for nominating and voting Heritage Edmond’s Favorite Elementary School 🙏🍎

One of our favorite quotes is by Helen Keller, “Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.” Your vote is a testament to that partnership:


• PTO and parents, who have provided us with great activities, volunteer support, professional development, and thousands of dollars of learning materials,

• students, who come to school each day eager to learn both academics and hero qualities,

• staff, who truly love our students and challenge themselves to create innovative learning activities,

• Watch D.O.G.S. who have no idea how impactful their time is for our children, and

• Our community supporters such as State Farm who brought us those first grants funded by popular vote. We submitted nine that first fall, then our little school, every staff member, parent, neighbor, and even grandmother in Worchester, Massachusetts voted like crazy. All nine grants won funding, then they had to change the rules. To date, we have received more than $150,000 in community grants and continue to apply for more.


Together, we have created an elementary school that is not perfect by any means; it is unique… and striving each year to be better.

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Thank you, this year, for raising the funds to purchase more than $20,000 in technology and training. Our pursuit and your support of technology is a game changer for our students. This purchase is not iPads, Chromebooks, and apps. It’s robotics, coding, and problem-solving, skills that will equip your children to create the future.


And thank you for working with your children during April and May! We are cheering your hard work and success!



(Firecracker Celebration)


We can’t wait to be back in the fall!


Our wish for your families is to have a terrific summer. Stay well, play hard, and don’t forget to read a good book!

We are truly grateful for YOU!

❤️🐞 Mrs. Bugg

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Heritage Elementary School Facebook

Follow Heritage Elementary School on Facebook! Stay up to date on school events & dates! Also, fun classroom and school activity photos!

Heritage Elementary PTO Facebook

Join our Heritage Elementary PTO Facebook Group for important information about upcoming events and fundraisers.

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Visit our Website NOW! Shop our Spirit Wear; make Donations; stay up to date with all of our upcoming events and fundraisers; important PTO information; Volunteer; and find out all the ways to help support Heritage!

Next step after Re-enrollment ⬇️⬇️

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2020-2021 Annual Update to Open May 1

As of MAY 1ST, parents will need to complete an Annual Update for the 2020-2021 school year by logging into the Parent Portal (not the Campus Parent app). >> https://heritage.edmondschools.net/for-parents/parent-portal/ . Upon login, scroll down and select "MORE" in the lower left corner of your portal screen, then select "Online Registration", then select "Annual Update". You will verify your existing information and make any needed changes. The Annual Update must be completed for your student(s) to receive their 2020-2021 schedule or homeroom teacher/classroom placement.

For questions or login issues related to the parent portal, please contact your school site or email: parentportalhelp@edmondschools.net.

If your family will not be returning to Edmond Public Schools for the 2020-2021 school year, please let your current school(s) know or email: parentportalhelp@edmondschools.net as soon as possible.

Thank you,

Edmond Public Schools

Did you miss your chance to RE-ENROLL for next year⁉️

🍎✏️Enroll NOW ✏️🍎

✨ NEW ✨Pre-K and Kinder students

An email will be sent to you with an teacher input form!

‼️Don’t Forget ‼️

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PRE-ORDER NOW through JUNE 14th, 2020!

Visit >>> www.educationalproducts.com/shoppacks

School ID: HER266

See instructions above to complete your order!


Late orders will be accepted through June 30, 2020 with a rush order price increase of $10.

2020-2021 School Supply List

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2020-2021 Edmond Schools Calendar

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🎉🙌 2019-2020 PTO Purchases 🙌🎉

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NEW PTO 2020-2021 Officers

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🎉📲 Upcoming 6th Grade Parents 📲🎉

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Follow Sequoyah Middle School- SPO on Facebook! Stay up-to-date with school events, fundraisers and other important dates!

Reminder 💭

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Need Help?

We have been offered resources to help our families including food, mental health resources, and more. If you need help, please call our Attendance Line (405) 726-4969 and leave a message telling us the type of help you need and your contact information.

💭🥼Reminder 🥼💭

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Mental Health Resources

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*** 1-855-225-2726 ***


It's a tough time for everyone and talking about it can help. If you need someone to listen, remember our great partners at Mercy. The Call Sam (student assistance by Mercy) hotline is staffed by full-time counselors who are eager to assist you.

📌 Helpful Learning Resources 📌

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📚Library Information 📚



All Edmond Public School students are eligible for Metropolitan Library system library cards. If you or your child does not currently have a card, you are still able to get one even though the libraries are closed. You can sign up by going to www.metrolibrary.org and clicking on the blue rectangle that says “Register a New Account”. The Metropolitan Library system offers free e-books, audiobooks, magazines, movies and more.


If you have any questions, please email Mrs. Drees at Marsha.Drees@edmondschools.net.

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Premier Fence GENEROUSLY donated our Pre- K & Kinder Playground Gate and also for repairing the missing gate as well! We can't thank you enough! We greatly appreciate your business and family! - ❤️ Your Heritage Family

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Edmond Public Schools Launches Mobile App to Keep Community Informed and Involved!

Edmond Public Schools has launched an official mobile app designed to enable parents, staff, and students to stay informed and up-to-date on important issues, information, and activities underway within the school community. The free app is available for download in the Apple and Android app stores by searching for Edmond Public Schools.


The app features push notifications so that users may be notified about important events, announcements, and news in real-time. Users have the ability to choose which of the district’s schools they would like to follow, making their app experience personal and school-specific.


Key features include:

· Push messaging from both the district and school sites

· News

· Google Calendars

· Online grade book and attendance

· Lunch Menus

· Athletic Information

· Language Translations

The mobile app replaces the district's previous app, SchoolWay, which abruptly ceased operations last summer. The app was developed in cooperation with Intrado, provider of School Messenger solutions.


Susan Parks-Schlepp

Public Information Officer/Director of Community Engagement

(w) 340-2858 (c) 659-5932

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