Heritage Elementary is home to 514 wonderful students from Kindergarten through fifth grade. This Great Expectations model school, as do all our school sites, boasts some fantastic staff members that work tirelessly to create a loving and inspirational environment. Among these staff members, there are several new additions including: Kristen Wadley-2nd grade, Jamie Lee- 3rd grade, Jamie Carney-3rd grade, Shelly Bailey- 5th grade and Robyn Rowland-Speech Pathologist.
We want to thank all of our Community Heroes for participating at the annual Community Hero Night on October 13th. We had Highway Patrol, Tahlequah Police Department, School Resource Officers, Lake Patrol, Firefighters, Military, paramedics, GRDA police, OSBI and many other heroes talking to the students and their families. It was a great time for our families to interact with one another as well as talk to the local heroes.
For the second year in a row, Heritage Student Council is sponsoring a sock drive during the month of October following the national #Socktober campaign. Last year the student goal was 200 new pairs and they obtained 482 pairs. This year the goal is 500 pairs and by mid-October, the students have already reached their goal. We can’t wait to see what the final number will be on October 31st. The socks are donated to several different agencies in town as well as shared with the other schools. We are amazed by the generosity of students, teachers, families and the community.
During the week of October 24-28, Heritage students will participate in DRUG Free Week. Each elementary site will be celebrating in similar fashions. Heritage events include dress up days and a door decorating contest, as well as, several anti-drug themed lessons and activities.
Monday: Live Like It’s Game Day (Dress in your favorite hat or sports gear)
Tuesday: Live Like It’s 1999 (Dress in your favorite decade)
Wednesday: Live in Your Dreams (Dress in your pajamas)
Thursday: Live Like a Superhero (Dress in your favorite superhero shirt)
Friday: Live Like Your Favorite Character (Dress in your favorite costume)
Please remember that on costume days, students are not allowed to wear anything gory, bloody, or scary. Also, all toy accessories should be left at home for family Halloween experiences.
November 4th is the annual Jog-a-thon. We are so excited to get this opportunity to raise money for our building. Last year the students raised around $15,000 for our school and hope to do even better this year! Thanks to the community for their continued support with our annual Jog-a-thon.
Heritage’s music program, headed by Sue Dickinson, is planning a Veteran’s Day Program on Thursday, November 10th. The third grade students have been working diligently in order to learn songs and scripts that will honor our military men and women. Programs will be performed at 2:00 and 5:30. All veterans and military men and women are encouraged to attend. We would love to celebrate you and your service.
Mrs. Dickinson also has several other programs planned this semester. As always, the programs are open to the community. Please feel free to join us for any of the following shows.
November 3rd-2nd grade- The Principal and the Pea
November 10th- 3rd grade- We Honor the Brave (Veterans Day program and meet and greet/questions for afternoon performance)
November 29th-Light up Seminary Hall- 2nd grade
December 8th-4th grade –Humbug- Christmas musical
December 13th – 5th grade – Christmas Concert
Ms. Lacie Davenport, Principal, and the Heritage Elementary staff would like to thank you in advance for all parent participation. You are your child’s best teacher and we look forward to sharing ideas to make their learning experiences valuable. Thank you for entrusting us with your most valuable possession. We love each and every one of them!