|Feb 11||Middle School Tour – 8:30am-9:30am|
|Feb 15||NO SCHOOL – Washington’s Birthday|
|Feb 16||Middle School Tour – 8:30am-9:30am|
|Feb 18||Kindergarten Tour – 9:15am|
|Feb 19||Black & White Gala – 6:00pm to Midnight|
|Feb 27||Flyers Basketball Tournament of Champions – 10:00am-4:00pm|
This is Principal Amy Whitten with your weekly update for the week of February 8th. Don’t forget that there is no school tomorrow or next Monday due to the President’s Holiday. This week look for a flyer going home regarding our Go Math! Parent Information Night on February 16th from 6:00-7:00. This will be a very informative evening presented by myself, Mrs. O’Neal, and Mrs. Smith. We will be highlighting the features of our new Go Math! curriculum, sharing strategies for you to support your child at home, and providing you time to explore the on-line resources you and your child can access at home. We are expecting a great turnout, and I hope to see you there! On a related note, we are in the process of returning our previous textbooks to the district warehouse, which means that all middle school students need to return the textbooks they checked out at the beginning of the year. If you have a middle school student, please make sure they bring their old math textbook back to school this week.
I have exciting news to share for all of our 4th and 5th grade basketball families. Our Transportation Dept. has worked out a new system to transport students to and from their games, so starting this week, our students will not need to leave school until 2:15 when they have away games. Please note that this is pushing the start time back a bit, and the first game will now start at 3:30 instead of 3:00. As our basketball season comes to an end this month, we are gearing up for our soccer season! If you think your child may want to play soccer this year and hasn’t yet participated in any of our athletic programs, be sure to get student athlete packet in the office so you can make sure your child’s physical gets completed in time. All students participating in our athletic programs must have a physical form signed by a physician. To celebrate the end of our basketball season, we are holding a Heron tournament at Inderkum High School on Saturday, February 27th. Tickets and concessions will be sold, and all the proceeds will benefit our Sports programs at Heron- football, volleyball, basketball, and soccer. Athletic Spirit Wear will also be for sale, and we’ll have a Classroom Spirit Competition for the classroom in each grade level who sells the most presale tickets. Look for a flyer and presale ticket form going home this week.
And finally, it’s almost time for the Heron Gala on February 19th, and it’s not too late to buy your tickets! This is our PTSA’s biggest fundraiser of the year, and it’s a great opportunity to go out for a fun adult evening while benefitting our students with funding for field trips, art supplies, technology, and special events. Don’t miss it! You can purchase tickets in the office or on the PTSA website linked on our Heron School page.
Enjoy the rest of your 3-day weekend, and I will see our Flyers back at school on Tuesday!
Please join us on February 4th to learn more about the Middle School program at Heron School. Our Principal Amy Whitten and several of our middle school teachers will share highlights of our program including:
National Junior Honor Society (NJHS)
New Science Lab
Student Leadership & Clubs
Middle School Tours are also scheduled for Feb 11th and 16th from 8:30am-9:30am
WHAT IT IS: A shoe drive for students at Heron who need assistance getting new sneakers for the upcoming months. Kids are very active and we want to make sure their soles have support!
WHO IS IT FOR: If your child is in need of a new pair of shoes, please complete the bottom portion of the flyer and return it to the school office. Look for the box that says “Hearts & Soles” and drop your form in there. Please note: All names will be kept confidential and will only be seen by Principal Whitten who will assign a number to each student.
HOW CAN YOU HELP: On February 1st, please choose a heart off the Heart & Soles board in the office to donate a pair of shoes for a child in need. Each heart will contain the gender and shoe size of a student. Please bring a new, unwrapped pair of shoes for the child you selected no later than Wednesday, February 24th and make sure to return the heart with the shoes so we know who the shoes belong to!
DATES TO REMEMBER:
Jan 25th – Heart & Soles forms due in the office
Feb 1st – Heart & Soles Kick Off – Choose a Heart from our board
Feb 24th – Heart & Soles Stuff It Event – Meet in the Multi-Purpose Room for cocoa or apple cider and help us wrap up the shoe boxes for our friends!
Feb 26th – Heart & Soles Recipients may pick up their gifts after school in room C-1 (by the kindergarten playground)
Registration for the 2016-17 School Year is now open. Please click the button below for more information on the registration process.
Please join us for a Kindergarten Tour and learn more about our program. We have tours scheduled from 9:15am to 10:30am on the following dates:
Tours will begin in the Library with a greeting from our Principal, Amy Whitten