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Heritage Elementary
747 East Riverside Dr.
St. George, Utah 84790
P: 435.628.4427
F: 435.628.5771

Heritage Heads Up – Feb 13, 2017

Hello Heritage Parents,

I just wanted to send out a quick reminder about a couple of things happening at Heritage. 

First, Thanks to each of you and our outstanding PTA for our Family Week activities. It was very enjoyable to see so many of you here during our Parent Picnic and Dads and Donuts. I really appreciate our PTA and all they do to help make Heritage a GREAT School.

Next up, SEP week – going on now! Remember our school will dismiss each day at 1:15 (No Kindergarten on Mon or Tue). I hope each of you are planning to visit with your child’s teacher to receive an update on academic progress as well as set some goals for the remainder of the school year. While you are here stop by the library for the BOGO Book Fair. Also, make sure you check the lost and found tables for coats and jackets, we’ve had a lot that have been left here at school that we’d like to return to their owner.

Finally, the WCSD recently sent out a parent survey. Please take a moment to fill this out (ENGLISH Survey / SPANISH Survey). If you have other feedback regarding our school and anything we can work to improve, please contact me directly!

Thanks for your continued support, I look forward to seeing each of you this week during our SEP Conferences!

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

Looking Ahead:

  • Feb 13~17 – SEP Week, early release @ 1:15 (BookFair in Library)
  • Feb 20 – NO SCHOOL President’s Day
  • Feb 22 – 5th Grade “Give Me Liberty Program”
  • Feb 27 – 4th Grade NAEP Assessment
  • March 3 – Roadrunner Rally & 2nd Grade LIM Assembly “Habit 5”
  • March 6 – Early Release PLC Day
  • March 6~10 – White Ribbon Week “Internet Safety Week”
  • March 13~17 – SPRING BREAK

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SEP Conferences – Schedule Now

SEP Conferences are coming up February 13~16. Our elementary school will dismiss at 1:15 the entire week (02/13~02/17). The kindergarten schedule will be adjusted as well. There will be NO kindergarten on Monday or Tuesday. Kindergarten students will resume school on Wed ~ Friday and follow our early release schedule (same as Friday).

The scheduling window for parents is now open (and will be until midnight on Feb 8). Please click the logo below to go to the Online Scheduler website. Additionally, step-by-step instructions are also available by clicking the link below (the school password is “roadrunners“). We hope that you will take the time to schedule and attend your SEP conference with your child. As parents, students, and teachers we must all work together to ensure the BEST education for your child! Thanks for your continued support of Heritage Elementary!

CLICK HERE for Online Scheduler Parent Instructions.

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October Update!

Heritage Roadrunners!

We’ve had some great and exciting happenings here at school. On Thursday, October 27 we had our annual Storytelling Festival. We have over 100 students participate and tell a story or a poem. It was amazing! Thanks so much for your support and participation parents and students.

Today we also celebrated our Habit #2 Leaders and Academic Leaders from each classroom with a “Roadrunner Rally” and Assembly by our Kindergarten students.

Halloween is coming up on Monday, we sure hope everyone is excited for a fun day. Remember a couple of things about costumes. No masks, extreme gore, or weapons will be allowed at school.

Oct 31 thru Nov 4 will also be our Red Ribbon Week at Heritage. We celebrate each day and remind students to be drug free throughout their lives. Red Ribbon Week Note: ENGLISH / SPANISH

  • Monday – “Scare Away Drugs” ~ wear your costume!
  • Tuesday – “Pledge to Stay Drug Free” ~ Wear RED
  • Wednesday – “Wake Up! Be Smart, Don’t Do Drugs!” ~ PJ Day
  • Thursday – “Show your team pride – Stay Drug Free!” ~ Team Sports Clothes
  • Friday – “Hats Off to staying drug Free” – Hat and Spirit T-Shirt

Thanks for your continued support!

Looking Ahead:

  • Oct 31 – Halloween (9:15 Parade)
  • Oct 31~Nov 4 – Red Ribbon Week
  • Nov 1 – Kindergarten Field Trip (Staheli Farm)
  • Nov 2 – 3rd & 4th Grades Field Trip DHS “Shrek”
  • Nov 14~18 – SEP Conference week (1:15 release M-F)

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Outside Tables – Thanks PTA!

We have a new addition to the playground!!

Thanks to the Heritage PTA and a few generous donors, we were able to add four industrial-strength picnic tables to the playground behind the lunch room. These tables will be used as an incentive for classes with good behavior in the lunchroom. They will earn the privilege of eating outside on Fridays.

They will also be used by individual classes for outdoor or messy projects and Mr. Baker has already reported them being used by the kids during recesses just for fun!

Special thanks and acknowledgement to Tuacahn Center for the Arts, McArthur Welding, Cache Valley Bank, and Wilkinson Electric for their help in making these bright blue Heritage tables possible!

We are so grateful for our community support and hope you can take a minute to come check out our new addition and thank our sponsors personally if you get a chance. 

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Dixie Elks Lodge – EYE FAIR!

The St. George “Dixie” Elks Lodge is hosting an Eye Fair which will be held Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016 at the  Elks Lodge located at 630 W. 1250 N., just off Bluff St., in St. George.  The event runs from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.   All students, ages Kindergarten through 9th grade, can come to the Lodge and get their eyes checked at no charge.  Doctors from Paradise Canyon Eye Care and Dixie Eye Care are donating their time to provide the eye screenings. They check for distance as well as reading vision, which is different than most PTA eye screenings.  Kids can also play carnival type games, have refreshments, make crafts, and get their faces painted, and its all FREE.
 
If there are children who do not pass the eye screening, the Elks will give them a voucher to go to the doctor’s office and have a more thorough exam, and get glasses if they need them.  The Elks have a minimum of 25 vouchers to award on a first come first serve basis. There is no charge for the screenings, the games, the food or the vouchers.
 
This is the fifth year that the Elks have sponsored this event.  Over the last 4 years the Eye Fair screened nearly 600 kids and helped over 150 of them get glasses.  It is exciting to give children the help they need to do their best in school.  We hope to be able to help as many kids as possible this year. 
 

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Leader in Me – Parent Workshop Opportunity

Heritage Parents,

I hope that all is well with each of you at home and that you are enjoying the beautiful weather as we move from the heat of summer to our amazing winter months. We have been in school now for over two months. I’ve certainly enjoyed working with your students this year! They are wonderful young people.

One of our goals as a school this year is to share more of the Leader in Me and the 7 Habits with our families. A great opportunity has presented itself and I’d like to share it with you. Riverside Elementary is also participating in the Leader in Me and is offering a chance for our parents to attend a parent workshop. The workshop will be taught by Kalli Sampson, a parent at Riverside who has become a strong believer and advocate for the Leader in Me and how it has changed her family.

WORKSHOP INFORMATION: This is a live, certified, engaging, family-strengthening training based on Stephen R. Covey’s #1 bestsellers The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People and The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families.

Workshop participants will learn to:

  • Apply an “Inside-Out Approach” to problem solving and goal creation
  • Resolve differences in marriage and family relationships by creatively cooperating together
  • Establish a better work/life balance
  • Become more effective in raising emotionally healthy and empowered children
  • Employ the skills of Empathic Listening and synergy
  • Learn to discipline and motivate children effectively

The offer to participate in this workshop series as a gift from the Riverside Leader in Me initiative, at no cost to you, has been extended to the participants of this workshop.

The workshop is divided into three sessions. To participate you need to commit to attend all three sessions. This opportunity is available to all parents. Adults only, no children. This could be your date night, or girls night out (or guys night out) for three weeks! Space is limited and we appreciate your commitment to attend all three sessions if you register to participate. We know this is a significant time commitment and we are grateful for your willingness to participate. Together we can strengthen our families and community.

Location: Riverside Elementary Library, 2500 Harvest Lane, Washington, UT 84780

Dates and Times:

  • Friday, November 4, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
  • Friday, November 11, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
  • Friday, November 18, 7:00-9:00 p.m.

Please email(kallisampson@yahoo.com) to reserve your seat at the workshop. If you are attending as a couple please let me know that there will be two attending, and please include names.

Please note that registration is limited and will be filled in order of request.

If you have any questions please contact Kalli Sampson at 801.694.5151 or email kallisampson@yahoo.com.

I hope that anyone interested will contact Kalli directly and take her up on the offer to join her class. I am sure you will find it to be a great benefit to you and your family.

Thanks again for your continued support, Together is definitely better!

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

LOOKING AHEAD:

Oct 13 & 14 – Fall Break NO SCHOOL
Oct 18 – Picture Re-takes
Oct 24 – Early Release PLC (Friday release schedule)
Oct 27 – Heritage Storytelling Festival 6pm
Oct 28 – Roadrunner Rally
Oct 31 – Halloween Parade 9:15am

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SAFETY First!!!

Roadrunner Parents,

We’ve noticed a troubling trend and are hoping to communicate our concerns so we can all be more aware and intentional about being safe in our parking lot. Please take a few minutes and watch the video below!

 

 

Here is the link to the handout referenced: ENGLISH Version  —  SPANISH Version

Please be extra careful and cautious here at school! We have over 600 students in preschool thru 5th grade and we want each one to arrive at school safely each day and to return home safely as well!

Thanks for your attentiveness to this important topic!

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

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SCC – We need your input, thoughts, and ideas!

 Heritage Parents,

Every public school in Utah has a School Community Council. The councils are made up of school employees and parents. The work of the council is to help improve the school. School Trustland money is available for distribution to each school based on enrollment and an approved plan. For more information visit the School Community Council portion of our school website (CLICK HERE).

Our first meeting will be held on September 12, 2016. If you are able to serve on our community council please contact Mr. Baker in the office ASAP. (adam.baker@washk12.org ~ 435-628-4427)

For more information please check your child’s backpack today for the election notice. (ELECTION NOTICE)

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