|May 10-13||5th Grade to Westminster Woods|
|May 13||Donuts with Dads – 7:45am-8:15am in the Quad|
|May 13||Neon Luau Dance|
|– 5th/6th Grades – 5:00pm|
|– 7th/8th Grades – 7:00pm|
|May 17||Talent Show Performances|
|May 20||Middle School to Six Flags|
|May 21||Heron Film Festival – 7:00pm-9:00pm|
|May 23-25||Flyer Fest|
|May 24||Heron Band Concert – 6:30pm-7:30pm|
|May 25||8th Grade Bar-B-Que – 6:00pm-8:00pm|
|May 26||Kindergarten Promotion – 8:15am in the classroom|
|May 26||8th Grade Promotion – 9:00am in the Quad|
|May 26||Last Day of School – Minimum Day Schedule|
|– Kindergarten Dismissal – 1:08pm|
|– Grades 1-8 Dismissal – 1:25pm|
|Aug 10||First Day of School – 2016-17|
If your child is interested in auditioning for the Heron School Talent Show this week, he or she must bring their signed permission slip to the audition. Tryouts for students in Kindergarten through 4th grade will be tomorrow, starting at 2:35. Students in Grades 5-8 will try out on Thursday, May 5th from 2:35 to 4:30. 7th and 8th graders should report to the Multipurpose room right after their 2:50 dismissal. There will also be a mandatory dress rehearsal for all students who are in the show on Thursday, May 12th. 5th Graders going to Westminster will have a rehearsal on Monday the 16th.
The Talent Show Performances will be held throughout the day on May 17th. Students will perform for grades K-2 at 8:30, grades 3-5 at 9:30, and grades 6-8 at 1:30. Parents are welcome to attend any of these performances…. it’s sure to be an incredible show!
Monday, May 2nd we kick off May is Bike Month, and Heron is participating by encouraging our students to choose bicycling for all types of trips, including school, errands and just for fun. All students have the opportunity to log their trips in their classroom. All participating students earn weekly prizes, as well as try for top riding honors. One trip equals 10 minutes of riding. For example, one hour of riding, or 60 minutes, equals 6 trips! Last year 683 students logged over 19,000 trips, coming in second place in the whole six county region. Let’s keep up the momentum! Have fun and I hope to see you on your bikes this month!
This week, we are taking time to honor our dedicated teachers with Teacher Appreciation Week. Our PTSA is sponsoring a special theme for each day to shower our teachers with appreciation, so be sure to check our Facebook page for a list of ideas. We also have the Science Fair on Tuesday, May 3rd. Students’ projects must be set up for display by 5:00. You won’t want to miss the incredible projects our students will have on display, as well as the fun and interactive exhibits that will be provided by the ExploreIt! Science Center. We also have our last Principal Coffee Chat of the year this Friday. If you haven’t been able to attend a Coffee Chat yet this year, join us this Friday in the library! Our PTSA always provides delicious coffee and pastries, and I enjoy the opportunity to get feedback from parents, keep you informed, and answer any questions you may have.