Welcome to the start of a busy week at Heritage South. It is hard to believe that this week will mark the final 5-day week of the school year! Here are a few events to look forward to this week at Heritage South.
This week is highlighted by “Right to Read Week”. This week will feature a full week of literacy-themed activities for the students. All week students will participate in a special book drive where students are encouraged to donated gently used books to be donated to area families in need as part of the MetroHealth “Reach Out and Read” program. The students will also be completing special literacy-themed challenges and trivia questions all throughout the week for prizes. On Monday, fourth grade students will be visiting local nursing homes to read to area seniors. Third grade students will welcome special guest readers to their classrooms. On Tuesday, we will have nationally-known author, Shelley Pearsall in residence on the campus to deliver an interactive assembly to students as well as visiting classroom to help instruct the writing process. On Wednesday, third grade students will complete their area nursing home visits, while fourth grade classrooms host classroom guest readers. The rest of the week will be rounded out with a “Book Character Dress-Up Contest” , and a school-wide “Read-In” with paired reading opportunities with partnered 4th and 3rd grade classes. We look forward to the many exciting activities that occur throughout this week!
This Monday, May 18th, the 4th grade students will be participating in their final music performance at Heritage South. The spring concert will be held in two sessions; at 6:00 and at 7:15 on the 18th. The 6:00 concert will feature students from Mrs. O’Hara, Mrs. Shuster, Mr. Nolan, Mrs. Haney, Mr. Patten, Mrs. Smith, and Miss Snitil’s classrooms. The 7:00 concert will feature the following classes: Mrs. Poling, Miss Radigan, Mrs. O’Brien, Miss Allsop, Mrs. Petersen, Mrs. Anderson, and Mrs. Britt’s classes.
Recently, information went home regarding Field Day, which will be held at Heritage South on Thursday, May 28th. The event will run from 8:00-2:00. The day will consist of many relay-type games and fun-filled activities for all of the 3rd and 4th graders. In order for this event to run smoothly, we are in need of parent volunteers to assist with the various stations. At this point, we are still in need of parents to assist with Field Day to ensure that each of the games/activities can be offered. Please contact the school if you are interested in helping out during this year-end event. Thanks in advance for your time and consideration!
As mentioned in previous newsletters, the deadline to submit classroom requests for next year has passed, since it is now Friday, May 15th. Since January, I have been collecting individual classroom requests, but needed a logical end-time to enable me an opportunity to put the class lists together. At this point, I will start working on the class lists for each student’s transition to their new 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade classes. Although this process is starting now, I historically have used a good portion of the summer months to modify the classroom lists before they are posted outside the school in August. At this point now, I have made an effort to respond to every request that I have received via email since January. If you did not receive a personal response from me denoting that I am “in receipt of your request for next year”, there is a good chance I did not receive your email.
“As their community service project, the Girls on the Run team will be hosting a Bake Sale on Tuesday, May 19th from 3:45 to 5:00 p.m. near the entrance of Avon Heritage South. All funds raised from this event will be donated to Love-A-Stray. Please stop by to support the girls in their effort to give back to their community.”
BLANKETS FOR KIDS
Please bring in new or gently used children's blankets to donate to the Child Care Resource Center in Lorain, so that they can distribute them to needy children. We will be collecting them from Monday May 11 to May 25. There will be a collection box for these children's blankets at the school.
Finally, this week will feature the final Pride Day and Booster meeting of the year, both on Wednesday. The Booster meeting will be at 6:15 in the Heritage South Media Center.
What’s for Lunch?
Monday (18th)-Cheeseburger, Baked Potato Wedges, Romaine Salad, Fruit and Vegetable Bar, and Milk
Tuesday (19th)-Chicken Tenders, Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, Breadstick, Fruit and Vegetable Bar, and Milk
Wednesday (20th)-Cheese Pizza, Glazed Carrots, Tossed Salad, Fruit and Vegetable Bar and Milk.
Thursday (21st)-Cinnamon French Toast, Sausage, Sweet Potato Tots, Fruit and Vegetable Bar, and Milk
Friday (22nd)-Bosco Sticks with Marinara Sauce, Green Beans, Tossed Salad, Fruit and Vegetable Bar and Milk.