Upcoming Events

 
  August
8- Kindergarten Play Day 10-12
9- PTA Board Meeting
11- PTA Back-to-School Bash 5-7
13- Spirit Day/Froyo Joe's 12 pm - close
13- Meet the Teacher
  Kindergarten 5:30-6:30 Cafeteria
  1st Grade 5:30-6:30 Classroom
  2nd Grade 6:00-7:00 Classroom
  3rd Grade 6:00-7:00 Classroom
  4th Grade 6:30-7:30 Classroom
  5th Grade 6:30-7:30 Classroom 
  5th Grade Orientation 7:30 Cafeteria
15- First Day of School
  Tears and Cheers - Kindergarten
16- 2nd Grade Orientation 5:30-6:30
21- 4th Grade Orientation 6:00-7:00
22- 1st Grade Orientation 6:00-7:00
23- 3rd Grade Orientation 5:30-6:30
28- Kindergarten Orientation 5:30-6:30
31- Big Kahuna Fundraiser Kick Off
   
   September
3-  No School
13- Spirit Night at Raising Canes 4-7
16- Birthday Book Club Due
17- Big Kahuna Fundraiser Due
20- Watch Dog Kickoff 6:30-8:00
24- HJ Ralles Author visit all grades
25- HJ Ralles Author visit all grades
26- Muffins with Mom Last name A-L
26- HJ Ralles Author visit all grades
27- Muffins with Mom Last name M-Z
28-  PTA Board Member Meeting 9 am
29- TOH Weed Round-Up 9 am - noon
   
   

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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

Deadline for 2018-2019 is September 16, 2018

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.

 

Reflections Reflections

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 Dr. Laura Shouha-Rahman or visit txpta.org.

 

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 previous school years, the PTA brought in programs like Nana Pudding, 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 2018-19 WatchDOGS Kick-Off Party will be Thursday, September 20 at 6:30 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.
 

 

Memories5th Grade Memories

Serve on the 5th grade memories awards committee - serve refreshments, help decorate, etc. (4th grade parents requested). For more information or to volunteer, contact Melanie Seay

 

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 2018-19 Family Fitness Day will be Friday, October 19. To volunteer click HERE or for more information, contact Allison Bayer or Karin Morris.  

 

    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 Karen Dooley or Jenna Carr.

 

  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.  We would love to have you as a part of our team!