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Heritage Elementary
747 East Riverside Dr.
St. George, Utah 84790
P: 435.628.4427
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It’s the Final Countdown!

Heritage Roadrunners,

School starts in one week! I hope you’ve all enjoyed summer. I’m excited to see you all again and I hope you are excited to get back to learning at Heritage!  Here’s the latest news and information:

General Info:

  • New Student Registration – going on now!!! If you know of new neighbors or new move-ins please encourage them to stop by the school and get registered ASAP.
  • Monday, Aug 8 – Heritage Home Visits – our teachers will be out visiting each of you and welcoming you back to school (scheduled in the morning unless you hear differently from your teacher via email or automated phone call)
  • Wednesday, Aug 10 – Back to School Open House 4:30 to 6pm, please come and visit our school and your classroom, pay for lunch, join PTA, update contact information, etc.
  • Thursday, Aug 11 – First Day of School (Grades 1-5) We will start off the day with our Happy New Year Celebration!

PTA Stuff:

  • Monday, Aug 8 @ 2pm (School Library) – First General PTA Meeting – Voting on proposed 2016-17 Budget, helping stuff back to school folders. EVERYONE is invited.
  • Open Board Positions – Please consider volunteering on our PTA Board, come to the first meeting on Aug 8 or contact the school for more information.
  • Membership Drive – Please support and join our Heritage PTA. Our Heritage PTA does so much to help support each of our students. Joining and being involved is crucial to our success.
  • Find out more at: https://heritage.washk12.org/parents/pta/

Title I Information:

  • Heritage Elementary is a Title I school. The purpose of Title I is to ensure that all children have a fair and equal opportunity to obtain a high-quality education and to close the achievement gap across all socioeconomic backgrounds.
  • Heritage Elementary Title I information CLICK HERE
  • Principal Notification Letter: English / Spanish
  • Heritage Elementary Title I Parent Compact: English / Spanish

Community Council:

Finally, please take a few moments and watch this video: CLICK HERE. As part of WCSD we want our parents and students to know our purpose is high levels of learning for every student. This video explains our purpose and will help you understand how our teachers work together to make that happen. It also gives some tips on what you can specifically ask a teacher regarding your student and their classroom experience.

I can’t wait to have our Heritage Roadrunners back at school!

Adam Baker

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Goodbye Summer Fun!?

NewYearCelebrationHello Roadrunners!

Summer is quietly slipping by . . . our school is still being cleaned and prepared for your return in a few weeks! I sure hope you have had a safe and fun summer. I can’t wait to hear about your adventures. I am getting excited for you to return to Heritage! I know that the teachers and staff have been enjoying their summer, but also that they have been thinking about and preparing for your return. We are going to have a great school year.

Here is what is happening! Aug 4 our secretaries will be back and our office will be open. On the morning of Aug 8 our teachers will be out in your neighborhoods visiting and welcoming you to their class. Aug 10 will be our Back to School open house from 4:30 to 6pm, the school will be open for our Heritage families to stop by and walk the halls and visit classrooms. Aug 11 will be our first day of school for students in grades 1-5. Meet in the gym that morning for our New Year Celebration!

Stay safe, keep reading and see you soon!

Mr. Baker | 435-628-4427 | adam.baker@washk12.org

 

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Summer Fun!

Heritage Families,

I hope that you’ve enjoyed a great 2015-16 school year and are ready for summer break. I know the teachers and staff at Heritage have loved working with your students this year. I also know that the teachers and staff will be working hard over the summer to prepare for next school year!

I wanted to share some resources and information with each of you! Below you will find learning resources, activities, and ideas to help keep your students learning and active. Additionally, I’m sharing information regarding summer lunch programs that are FREE! I hope you find these resources helpful and beneficial! I personally challenge every student to keep reading everyday all summer long!

http://heritage.washk12.org/students/ – Our School webpage has a section just for students. On the right side of the page you’ll find a box titled “quicklinks”.  These learning resources are great to keep your student engaged and learning. IXL is especially great to practice math! Students should remember their username and password to log in. So check this page out for great learning resources!

http://library.washco.utah.gov/ – The Washington County Library has a great summer reading program with great prizes to help motivate and keep your student reading. Make sure to visit often and keep stocked up on great books to read!

PlayUnplugged – Many of you participated in a great program last summer. We have sent home a comic regarding the program. Check out the attached flyer or like them on Facebook for more information.

Summer Lunch – WCSDSummerFood

Have a safe, fun, amazing summer break!

Mr. Adam Baker

Dates to Remember:

  • Aug 8 – Heritage Home Visits (begin visiting at 9:30)
  • Aug 10 – 4:30 to 6pm – Back to School Open House
  • Aug 11 – First day of School!

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Teacher Appreciation Week – April 18~22

Heritage Roadrunners!

Next week we get to celebrate and honor our amazing Heritage Teachers and Staff! Our awesome PTA has prepared some fun activities for each day next week. Please make sure you tell your teacher how much you appreciate and value them!

  • Monday (April 18) – Teacher Appreciation Kick-off Day!
  • Tuesday (April 19) – Thank You Note
  • Wednesday (April 20) – Secret Service
  • Thursday (April 21) – Favorite Things
  • Friday (April 22) – School Spirit

Please see the attached flier for more information! (CLICK HERE)

Thank you for helping us celebrate our wonderful teachers and staff this week!

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Spread the Word ~ Kindergarten Registration ~ NOW OPEN!

Heritage Roadrunners!

Please help spread the word ~ our Kindergarten registration is now open! All future kindergarten students who will be 5 years old by Sept. 1, 2016, should visit our school office and get registered. Registering now helps us plan and prepare for the best possible experience for our kindergarten students. A special Kindergarten Roundup is scheduled for Friday, April 29 at 2:00 pm. At the roundup our Kindergarten teachers will share information regarding how to best prepare for kindergarten this fall.

Parents, please prepare the following to register your student:

  • Birth Certificate
  • Immunization record
  • Proof of address

We look forward to having your future students here at Heritage!

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Track Meet Success!

TrackMeet

Thanks to everyone in grades 3-5 who participated in the recent Heritage Elementary Track Meet at Dixie High School. It was a perfect day and everyone had a great time! Mrs. Olmstead is our track meet coordinator and she works tirelessly to prepare in order to make sure everything runs smooth on our track meet. So a HUGE thanks to her!

I’d like to make parents aware of a couple of great opportunities to get your students involved and participating in some fun track events over the next couple of months.

2016 Youngster Track Meets – PVHS and DHHS are hosting fun open track meets for students in K-8 grades. Please open the link to the flier for more information.

Additionally, St. George City is sponsoring a track meet for students on May 13 & 14. Here is the information regarding this meet:

“Youth Track and Field meet to be held May 13th and 14th in St. George Utah.  This meet will be taking the place of what was formerly known as Hershey’s Track and Field.  It will serve as the District meet and qualifier for the State meet to be held June 25th.  The meet is free to enter on www.runnercard.com and will feature age groups 6-15. If you have any questions you can get more information at www.runnercard.com, the St. George City Races Page https://www.sgcity.org/departments/recreation/running/youth_tandf.php

St. George City Track & Field Meet Information

Go Roadrunners . . . Get Out and Play!

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2016-17 Class lists & Parent Input

Although it is still too early to be too concerned about class assignments for next year, I do want to help everyone understand the process we use to put together fair, equitable, and compatible classes. In the coming weeks, I will ask teachers to work in grade-level teams and put together class lists for the upcoming year. I will ask teachers to:

  • Divide students in a fair and equitable way (boys/girls, academic ability, behavior, language needs, etc.)
  • Put students together who need to be together.
  • Split up students who shouldn’t be together.
  • Try to put students with a teacher who would be the best fit for each class.

As you can imagine, meeting all of these goals is difficult. Our teachers have a unique perspective as the only individuals who see the students interact with their peers all day, 180 days of the year. Additionally, the professional learning community structure we use at Heritage helps guarantee the curriculum experience in whichever classroom students find themselves.

I sincerely hope parents will trust us to put classes together for next year in the best way possible. It’s a responsibility we don’t take lightly, and we carry it out with the best interest of each child at heart. We have an extraordinary teacher in each classroom, and I feel very confident our school-wide structures will provide a guaranteed and viable curriculum in each class.

From now until April 22 the “Parent Input Form” will be available in our office. Please stop by the office and pick one up if you so desire. The form allows parental input to be considered in the process of class placement for the upcoming school year. The bottom line is this, your child’s current classroom teacher will work to place each child in the best situation possible, your input will be considered and used to make the best class placement decision possible for each child.

Please contact me directly with questions or concerns!

Adam Baker | 435-628-4427 | adam.baker@washk12.org

Heritage Parent Input Form

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End of Year Testing – Let’s Do Our BEST!!!

Our students at Heritage have had an amazing year of learning. To measure growth and celebrate our learning throughout this year we will soon be participating in our end of year testing. This includes a final DIBELS benchmark with all our students, as well as SAGE testing with our 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students. I like to look at our end of year assessments as a celebration of our learning this year! These tests are important and I would ask that each student take their time and do their very best. Parents, you can help out by also encouraging your child to do their very best and helping with the suggestions below!

Suggestions to prepare for test day:

  • Get a good night’s sleep
  • Eat a nutritious breakfast
  • Set clothes, backpack, etc. out the night before in order to have a calm morning
  • Dress comfortably, layering clothing
  • Be on time for school, testing sessions start right after the bell and morning announcements

Your children are well on their way to becoming lifelong learners and have worked so hard this year. I am very proud of each and everyone of them and their individual growth. Thanks for the great year!

CLICK HERE for more information regarding the SAGE assessment.

Please stop by and visit if you have any questions or concerns regarding our end of year assessments or anything else happening here at Heritage!

Adam Baker | adam.baker@washk12.org | 435-628-4427

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Leader in Me Symposium ~ Success!!!

Our students and staff were amazing this week as we hosted visitors from near and far as part of the Leader in Me Symposium. Heritage Elementary is a special place and it was fun to share our greatness with others. Our school was heavily involved in everything from having students welcome attendees, to having a student give the opening speech welcoming the guests to beautiful St. George! Below are a few pictures that captured the excitement!

Additionally, there was a nice article in the Spectrum that also documented the happenings! See the article by clicking the following link: TLIM Spectrum Article

 

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