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

Heritage Holiday Help!

Hello Heritage Roadrunners!

I love this time of year! Helping hands seem to come from everyone as we celebrate this wonderful season! At Heritage we are in full swing with our “Penny Wars” challenge. Students have been bringing in change to help their grade level come out on top! Thanks for your support!

We have another opportunity to share! http://southernutahcares.com/event/stepupstg/ (#StepUpSTG) describes the current community movement to help those in need at this time of year. In short, Spectrum Media has paired up with the Washington County School District to provide much-needed supplies to students and children who are homeless or at-risk of being homeless. This year we are asking the community to help us collect new packages of socks, underwear, scarves, hats and gloves for each of these students. We have a collection bin near the entrance of our school. Please help if you so desire!

I hope that each of us kind find, joy, peace, and happiness during this wonderful time of year!

Adam Baker

Step it up St. George – recent news article featured in the Spectrum

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Food Drive Success – 1502 lbs. donated!!

We are so proud of our Heritage Roadrunners and their families! We had great success with our recent food drive. Our Student Lighthouse Team and Student Leadership Team were able to load our collected donations and deliver them to the Utah Food Bank. Our students are amazing! UTAHFOODBANK100

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Veteran’s Day Assembly

Thank You Military Slideshow (Featuring Veteran Relatives of our 5th grade students)

American Soldier – by Toby Keith

We are thrilled to honor the Veteran’s who have helped make America great! Thank You!
Dixie JROTC set the tone of our assembly by displaying our countries flag with precision, honor, and respect! Our 5th grade students were able to shine as they sang patriotic songs and shared their talents. Special thanks to Stacie Bowden our BTS Music teacher and our awesome 5th grade teachers for helping prepare our students. They shined and showed Veteran’s that they matter and that we love and respect them for their service and dedication to our country!

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SEP Conferences – Schedule your appointment NOW!!!

SEP Conferences are coming up November 14~17. Our elementary school will dismiss at 1:15 the entire week (11/14~11/18). 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 Nov. 9). 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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Oct – Roadrunner Rally & Celebrations!

October ~ Habit 2 & Academic Classroom Leaders

Thank you for your support of our Math & Literacy Night! It was so exciting to participate with you as you learned from our amazing teachers. I sure hope you have some great ideas of how you can participate with your students and home make learning fun!

My challenge to each of our families and students: 20 minutes of reading – every day!

This Friday we had our Roadrunner rally for October. Students were selected from our classes as the Academic and Habit 2 leader of the month. They celebrated by racing through the hallways while the rest of our school cheered them on! Right after we had an assembly where our Kindergarten students shared their talents. We also had our PTA give out Reflection awards and our Spell-a-thon awards! It was a great Friday!

PTA Spell-a-thon Grand Fundraising total . . . nearly $7,000! Way to go Heritage Elementary! This picture shows some of our prize winning students! Great Job Roadrunners!!!

The photo gallery below has pictures from all of the excitement! Enjoy!! (over 70 pictures total)

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Oct 19 – Update! Community Council Information

Heritage Students and Parents,

I hope you all enjoyed recharging over Fall Break and are again ready to focus, study hard, and learn tons!

SCHOOL COMMUNITY COUNCIL: One of the important ways we are able to work with parents is through our School Community Council. This council is established at each school in the state and directed to annually create our School LAND Trust Plan. Heritage Elementary receives funds annually from the School LAND Trust fund. Our plan is written to help meet the needs of each student. Our school is grateful for the School LAND Trust program and the opportunity we have as a school to allocate the funds to support our targeted and specific needs. CLICK HERE for more information regarding the School Community Council at Heritage Elementary. We need additional parents to serve on our Community Council. Please contact Mr. Baker (435-628-4427) ASAP if you are able to serve this year!

I’m excited for all of the great activities we have coming up. Here they are (some have links with more information):

Thanks for sharing your amazing students with us at Heritage Elementary!

Mr. Baker

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PTA – Reflections & Spell-a-thon!

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Our school has some exciting events coming up! The Annual PTA Reflections entries are due October 19. The 2015-16 PTA Reflections Theme is: Let Your Imagination Fly. The Reflections contest is intended for students from all grades and abilities to explore and be involved in the arts. Annually, thousands of students will reflect on a common theme and create original works of art in the categories of Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography and Visual Arts. For more information visit: http://www.utahpta.org/reflections

Reflection Forms:


SPELL-A-THON

CLICK HERE for parent information and student spelling lists.

CLICK HERE for a Prezi presentation describing the spell-a-thon process.

PTA Spell-a-thon Fundraiser starts on OCT 1! Students will receive their packet of information including their spelling list. Please help your child collect pledges, study their words, and be prepared to get 100% on their spelling test on Oct. 14. Once they have their results please help them follow up with their pledges and get the money they collect back to the school.

Last year we raised over $8,000!!! Please help raise even more this year by participating with your student! The funds raised will help pay for:

  • Field Trips
  • Art Supplies
  • Science Items
  • Social Studies Materials
  • Math Manipulatives
  • Learning Extensions
  • PE Equipment
  • Teacher Wishlist Items

Please support Heritage Elementary students by participating in this year’s SPELL-A-THON!

Check out the Heritage Elementary PTA Facebook page for study tips and other great information!

Finally, this year we’ve got some great prizes donated by local businesses!

CLICK HERE to check out the prizes!

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Sept 25 – Update (Roadrunner Rally)

We had our first Roadrunner Rally today. Our students have worked hard this past month and we celebrated an Academic Leader and a Habit 1 Leader from each of our classrooms. After the Rally(run through the halls), we had an assembly and took a school picture on our playground. Our new school t-shirts from the PTA look awesome!(Pictures below)

Important Reminders:
I’ve noticed a large number of students arriving late. Please arrive ready to learn by 8:55 when our first bell rings. Breakfast opens at 8:30 each morning.

I strongly encourage all students to leave toys at home. I simply don’t want toys to be lost, broken, or stolen here at school.There is playground equipment and a huge grass field for our students to enjoy while at recess. I’d prefer that they run around and get the wiggles out during recess and break time!

SAVE THE DATE! I’d like to encourage you to all mark your calendars now, our Math & Literacy Night is coming up on Thursday, Oct 22. Plan now to attend! There will be engaging activities for all with a focus on literacy and math. We’ll also have some yummy dinner for the whole family!

Looking Ahead:

  • Oct 8 – 4th Grade Field Trip to Staheli Farm
  • Oct 12 – PLC Early Release(Friday Schedule)
  • Oct 15 & 16 – NO SCHOOL Fall Break
  • Oct 20 – Picture Retakes
  • Oct 22 – Heritage Math & Literacy Night 6:00pm
  • Oct 23 – Oct Roadrunner Rally
  • Oct 26~30 – Red Ribbon Week
  • Oct 30 – Halloween Parade 9:10am

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Sept 18 – Update

Thanks for your support of Heritage Elementary! I'll often have visitors come to Heritage and everyone seems to mention how good our school feels. I agree, there is something special about Heritage Elementary. It is a special place for our students to feel safe and comfortable . . . a place where they can focus on learning and growing. I am fortunate to be a part of Heritage and I thank you for your help!

We're looking forward to next week:

  • Monday, Sept 21 – Early Release Schedule (same as Friday Schedule) – Our classroom teachers will be participating in math professional development.
  • Tuesday, Sept 22 – PICTURE DAY
  • Friday, Sept 25 – Roadrunner Rally and TLIM Assembly – Please have your student wear their new school shirt!

Please always feel free to stop by the school and visit if you ever have a question or a concern!

Mr. Baker

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Sept 14 – Weekly Update

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We've gotten off to a great start at Heritage this year. Both the teachers and students have settled back into the routine of school. We still have tons of excitement in our halls and classrooms as learning has now become our focus. We have a strong schoolwide focus on literacy, and are focused on helping each child become a proficient reader. We've got strong support for each grade level to break students up into small instructional groups that target individual student needs. Please continue to support our school by ensuring daily practice of reading at home as well. Our goal is to have each student read at least 20 minutes at home. Thanks for your continued support.

ON TIME ALL DAY attendance! School starts each day at 9:00 and ends at 3:30. Make full day attendance a priority. Teachers work hard to make the entire school day meaningful for their students. Please support them by ensuring that your student is in attendance on time and stays for the entire school day.

PTA Notes – Thanks for your participation and support!

  • Roadrunner Mileage Club – We still need volunteers to help keep track of laps. The PTA would like to have help on Tuesdays and Thursdays during lunch for about an hour (approx 11:50 to 12:50). If you can volunteer please contact Katherine Bartschi directly at 435-632-3045.
  • Reflections – This year's theme is "Let your Imagination Fly". Entries are due on Monday, October 19.
  • Spell-a-thon – Get ready for some spelling excitement! Packets will be coming home on October 1. Students will complete the spelling test on Wednesday, October 14. Packets and pledges will be due on October 21.

Thanks again for helping our school year start off with so much excitement and enthusiasm. Our students are amazing! Let's work together to ensure that each child receives the best education possible!

Sincerely,
Mr. Baker

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