Here are some of the many programs that are supported and/or run by Heritage PTA.
- Birthday Book Club
- Author Signings
- Special Events
- Watch DOGS
- 5th Grade Memories
- Family Fitness Day
- Book Fair
- Hawkfest and Silent Auction
See below for more details.
Deadline for 2019-2020 is September 13, 2019
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 Jessica Kirchner if you have any questions.
Heroes Around Me... is the theme for the 2018-2019 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 six categories: Dance Choreography, Photography, Literature, Film Production, Music Composition and Visual Arts. Use the summer to encourage your children to participate. Entries should be turned in by TBD to your homeroom teacher. For more information, contact Heather Miller or visit txpta.org.
The PTA brings in authors and illustrators like H.J. Ralles to talk to our students.
The PTA brings in special programs to educate our children in a fun and engaging way. During previous school years, the PTA brought in programs like Nana Pudding, Earth Orbit and Big Canyon.
The PTA provides the money for the fourth grade classes to do dissections in their science classes.
WATCH D.O.G.S. is a national program in more than 6,450 schools across the country that invites background-checked fathers, grandfathers, uncles, or other “father figures” to volunteer at school for at least one full school day. The goals of the Watch D.O.G.S. 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.
The program is overseen by a pair of “Top Dog” volunteers who partner with the school administration to coordinate scheduling and identify opportunities for Watch D.O.G.S. to provide assistance at the school. Volunteers perform a variety of tasks, including helping with arrivals/departures, helping teachers as needed, patrolling the hallways, making sure exterior doors are secured, playing with students during recess periods, and anything else needed by the office staff.
Serve on the 5th grade memories awards committee - serve refreshments, help decorate, etc. (4th grade parents requested). For more information or to volunteer, contact Erica Jimenez.
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 2019-20 Family Fitness Day will be Friday, October 25. To volunteer click HERE or for more information, contact Lee Ann Strunk or Chelsea Henderson.
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 Jenna Carr or Heather Berg.
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. We would love to have you as a part of our team!