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UPCOMING DATES
DATE EVENT
Feb 27-Mar 3 Spring Book Fair & Spirit Week
Mar 1 School Site Council – 5:00pm-6:30pm
Mar 2 Family Reading Night – 5:30pm-7:00pm
Mar 3 Principal’s Coffee Chat
Mar 7 Kindergarten Tour – 10:00am
SPRING BOOK FAIR – February 27th – March 3rd

Reading for pleasure unlocks the power of information and imagination and helps children discover who they are. Here’s what you can do to help children develop stronger reading skills and a love for reading:

  • Set the example. Let children see you read
  • Have a collection of books in your home. Update this collection routinely to keep pace with changing tastes and reading skills
  • Support our school’s Book Fair. Allow your children to choose their own books to read.

 

Our Scholastic Book Fair is a reading event that brings the books kids want to read right into our school. It’s a wonderful selection of engaging and affordable books for every reading level. Please make plans to visit our Book Fair and be involved in shaping your child’s reading habits.

  • Book Fair dates: February 27th – March 3rd
  • Shopping hours: 8.15am – 2.45pm, extended hours on Thursday 2.45pm – 7pm
  • Special activities: PTSA will host Dr. Seuss’ Family Reading Night Thursday 5.00pm – 7.30pm

 

If you are unable to attend the Fair in person, we invite you to visit our online Book Fair at scholastic.com/fair. Our Online Fair is available from February 27th to March 3rd.

We look forward to seeing you and your family at our Book Fair! Remember, all purchases benefit our school.

SPIRIT WEEK – February 27th – March 3rd

Seuss Spirit Week!  Help celebrate Reading Week and the Heron Book Fair!  Show your spirit by dressing up each day:

Day Theme
Monday Crazy Hat Day
Tuesday Red & White Day
Wednesday Foxiest Socks Day
Thursday Polk-A-Dot Day
Friday Pajama Day
HERON SOCCER
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The Heron Science Fair

When: Tuesday, May 3rd

Where: Heron Multi-Purpose Room

Who: K-8th We encourage all students to participate. Participants can be individuals or teams of two.  Science Fair Applications are due Friday, April 1st.

The Science Fair is an opportunity for students to explore and observe the world around them and learn the scientific process by conducting an experiment. An opportunity to be a real scientist!

How to Complete a Science Fair Project using the The Scientific Method:

Step 1A: Choose a science topic that interest you : Life Science, Physical Science, or Earth and Space Science.

Step 1B: Ask a Question: Be an observer.  Find what SPARKS your curiosity.  What would you like to know? “ I wonder why…”  Choose a question to explore.

Step 1C: Research your topic using a variety of resources:  books, interviews, internet, magazines, etc.

Step 2:  State your Hypothesis: Based on your research and knowledge make an educated guess to your question.

Step 3: Conduct your Experiment: (The exciting part! Take a lot of pictures!) You are ready to test your hypothesis. Clearly list the materials, variables: independent (what you changed), dependent (what changed as a result of changing something else), and/or constant (what remained the same), step-by –step procedures, and the number of trials conducted.  A good experiment has at least 3 trials. The more trials the better!

Step 4: Collect, Record, and Analyze the Data : (Results)  Record your data. Based on the data you’ve collected, write down the results of your experiment. Tables, graphs, charts, and drawings are  great ways to show your results.

Step 5: Conclusion: Summarize your findings. Share whether or not you were able to prove your hypothesis. What did you learn from the experiment? What could be done differently to the experiment next time? Application:  How does your experiment apply to the real world? Why is it important?

Other requirements: Tri-Fold Display Board
The display board must have a title, the steps in the scientific method are clearly labeled, and all pictures, charts, graphs are properly placed. Overall, the display board must be neat, easy-to-read, and well organized.

Need Ideas or assistance? The following websites are helpful: www.sciencebuddies.org http://www.education.com/science-fair/ https://kids.usa.gov/science/science-fair-projects/index.shtml; http://mrseufertsclass.pbworks.com/f/Science.pdf – Includes an easy to follow step-by-step planning guide/display board.

2017-18 ENROLLMENT
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KINDERGARTEN TOURS

Please join us for a Kindergarten Tour and learn more about our program.  We have tours scheduled from 10:00am to 11:00am on the following date:

  • March 7

Tours will begin in the Library with a greeting from our Principal, Amy Whitten

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Kindergarteners in Mrs. Schaaf’s class learn a different morning greeting on their morning message in a different language each week. “Hallo” is Hello in Dutch!

GATE PARENT ADVISORY COUNCIL

Please join us!

  • Provide input on how we are meeting the needs of our Gifted and Talented (GATE) and high-achieving students
  • Receive parent resources and information to support your child
  • Connect with other parents
  • All parents are invited to attend

MEETING DATE
May 4, 2017 – 6:30pm-7:30pm, Heron Library

CONTACT US

Phone:  (916) 567-5680
Fax:  (916) 567-5689
Attendance:  (916) 567-5698

Heron School
5151 Banfield Drive
Sacramento, CA  95835

Office Hours:  7:45am – 3:30pm

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Upcoming Events

Mon 27
Feb
27

Spring Book Fair

February 27 - March 3
Mar 01
Mar
01

Heron School Site Council

March 1 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Mar 02
Mar
02

Family Reading Night

March 2
Mar 02
Mar
02

PTSA Family Reading Night

March 2 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Mar 03
Mar
03

Principal’s Coffee Chat

March 3 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
Mar 07
Mar
07

Westminster Woods – 5th Grade

March 7 - March 10
Mar 07
Mar
07

Kindergarten Tour

March 7 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Mar 10