Upcoming Events

 
  May
1-5 Teacher Appreciation Week
2- In-Coming Kinder Parent Mtg 5:30
4- 1st music program
5- Citizenship Day- wear purple
6- Spirit Night @ WinKids, 6:30-10
8- STAAR testing- closed campus
  3rd & 4th- Math; 5th- Math retest
9- STAAR testing- closed campus
  3rd,4th-Reading; 5th-Reading retest
10- STAAR testing- closed campus
  5th-Science
11- Volunteer Breakfast, 7:30am
  Retirement Reception, 3:10pm
  PTA Parent Mixer, Fresca's 5-7pm
12- 2nd to LISDOLA
16- 4th iFLY trip
17- 4th iFLY trip
18- Choir concert
19- Choir to NRH2O
23- 2nd Play Day, 5th Big D trip
24- Senior Breakfast, 7:30
  4th Play Day
25- Kinder Play Day
26- 1st Play Day
  Kinder Awards Ceremony
30- 1st & 2nd Awards Ceremony
  3rd Play Day
  5th to Hawaiian Falls; Memories, 6pm
31- 3rd & 4th Awards Ceremony

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Programs

Here are some of the many programs that are supported and/or run by Heritage PTA.

See below for more details.

 

 

Birthday Book Club       Birthday Book Club

Want to celebrate your child's birthday at school?  Then donate a book to the Heritage library in your child's name!  In addition to building up the library's collection, it offers your child a unique way to leave something at the school for which they will always be remembered.

Each child will choose a book from a collection of books pre-selected by the librarian,and a sticker with your child's name will be permanently placed in the book.  Your child will be recognized on the morning announcements with the librarian during their birthday month.  In addition, at the end of the school year, your child will receive a keepsake bookmark with a picture of them holding their book.  During the school year, these pictures will be on display on a bulletin board near the library.  Contact Dory Holzapfel if you have any questions.

 

Reflections       Reflections

What is Your Story?... is the theme for the 2016-2017 school year PTA Reflection Contest.  The PTA Reflections program encourages students to express themselves and receive positive recognition for their artistic efforts.  Heritage Elementary focuses on five categories: Photography, Literature, Dance Choreography, Music Composition and Visual Arts.  Use the summer to encourage your children to participate.   Entries should be turned in October 17-20 in the drop box near the front office.  Visit txpta.org or contact Dee Masterson for more information. Click HERE to see the flyer.

 

Author Signings

The PTA brings in authors and illustrators like H.J. Ralles to talk to our students.


Special Events

The PTA brings in special programs to educate our children in a fun and engaging way.  During the 2015-2016 school year, the PTA brought in programs like Earth Orbit and Big Canyon.


Dissections

The PTA provides the money for the fourth grade classes to do dissections in their science classes.

 

WatchDOGS         Watch D.O.G.S. (Dads Of Great Students)

WATCH D.O.G.S.®, a K-12 program, invites fathers, grandfathers, uncles, or other father figures to volunteer at least one day all day at their child’s/student's school during the school year. Individuals sign up at a kick-off event such as a “Dads and Kids Pizza Night” or “Donuts with Dad”. 

 

The program is overseen by a “Top Dog” volunteer who partners with the school administrator to coordinate scheduling and identify opportunities for WatchDOGS to provide assistance at the school. WatchDOG volunteers perform a variety of tasks during their volunteer day including monitoring the school entrance, assisting with unloading and loading of buses and cars, monitoring the lunch room, or helping in the classroom with a teacher's guidance by working with small groups of students on homework, flashcards, spelling, or math.

 

The goals of the WatchDOGS program are to provide positive male role models for the students, demonstrating by their presence that education is important, and to provide extra sets of eyes and ears to enhance school security and reduce bullying. For questions or more information, contact the "Top Dogs" Brian Roome or Chris Dooley.

 

The 2016-17 WatchDOGS Kick-Off Party will be Tuesday, Sept. 20th from 6:30-8:00 pm in the Heritage Cafeteria. Dads, granddads, uncles, step-dads and adult brothers…this is your chance to have a night out with your student in a fun atmosphere at school. We hope you will join us for the fun, FREE night. Dinner is on us! Look for a sign-up to come home in your student's Thursday folder. Click HERE to print the form. RSVPs are due Sept. 13th. 
 

 

Memories5th Grade Memories

Serve on the 5th grade memories awards committee - serve refreshments, help decorate, etc. (4th grade parents requested).

 

JogaThon     Family Fitness Day

This committee helps run field games, the Jog-A-Thon and the carnival in October.

Grab your running shoes and get ready for a fun-filled day complete with obstacle courses, tether ball, face-painting, bounce houses, field day activities and a whole lot more!  Parents are welcome to jog-a-long with their children and you with all get to be a part of raising money for the school. The 2016-17 Family Fitness Day will be Friday, October 28th. To volunteer click HERE or for more information, contact Laura Manes or Allison Richoux

 

    Book Fair

Reading is the most important skill you can teach a child.  Of all the skills children learn, it is the one you can influence the most.  Heritage PTA runs two Scholastic Book Fairs per school year - one in the fall (with a Grandparent Event!) and a Buy One, Get One Free! Book Fair in the spring.  These book fairs provide our kids with a wonderful selection of fun, engaging, and affordable books kids want to read.  To help with the book fair, sign up on the Volunteer Form.  For more information, contact Roxanne Tomlinson and Suzanne Watson.

 

  Hawkfest and Silent Auction

Heritage PTA has several committees and volunteers that help make this event a success.  HawkFest is the spring carnival and silent auction that benefits Heritage Elementary PTA.  It takes many hands to make this event a success.  If you would be interested in leading a committee, being a part of a committee or simply volunteering at HawkFest, contact Christine Sasser and Dee Masterson.  We would love to have you as a part of our team!