Welcome to the start of a busy week at Heritage South, which will mark the official start of the 4th (and final) grading period of the school year.
With the third grading period wrapping up officially this past Friday, students will be taking home their 3rd quarter report cards this Friday (March 27th). As a reminder, you can always check your child’s academic progress by logging onto Power School all throughout the school year. This past week, information went home regarding the 2015 “Stomper’s Reading Club” from the Lake Erie Crushers baseball team. Students that participate in the program are encouraged to read 20 books to earn a pair of tickets to a game this summer. These posters can be returned to school after returning from spring break to win tickets for an upcoming game.
This week, spelling lists will be distributed for the upcoming classroom spelling bees in preparation for the Heritage South building-wide spelling bee. Students will participate in a classroom bee during the week of April 13th, with two classroom finalists and an classroom alternate selected to represent each homeroom at the Heritage South Spelling Bee, which will be held at 6:00 on Tuesday, April 28th.
This Friday, March 27th, all Heritage South students will participate in a short assembly at 1:00 to learn more about the “Love Haiti” drive, spearheaded by Avon High School students. This assembly will feature performances from the High School Pep Band.
As has been the practice in the past, I have begun receiving requests from parents regarding classroom placements for their child next year. Like last year, I will accept parent requests, however, due to the fact that last year I received close to 300 teacher requests last spring, I find it necessary to change the classroom request policy. Although I will accept requests, I cannot guarantee that your child will be placed in your requested classrooms due to a myriad of other factors, such a teacher suggestions, programming needs, and the sheer sizes of classrooms. The only placements that I will be able to guarantee next year will be the requests that are made to AVOID a particular classroom placement. In most cases, parents have elected not to make classroom requests, knowing that I would be unable to honor all classroom requests. Rest assured, in absence of a request, I take great care to take the feedback from your child’s previous year teacher as well as the information from assessments to try my best to place students in classrooms according to their needs and unique learning styles. For those parents that make requests to avoid classroom placement with a particular current classmate, I feel confident that I can honor any request based on avoiding placement of your child with a particular student due to past concerns. As mentioned in previous recent newsletters, I start working on class lists early, and as you can imagine, I go to great lengths to try to create the best learning environment for each classroom, which does take a great deal of time. To that end, I will not be accepting any request made after Friday, May 15th. Thank you for your consideration and understanding regarding this necessary change to the request policy.
Thank you for your time and attention to this newsletter. We hope that everyone has a wonderful weekend!
What’s for Lunch? Monday (3/23)~ Hot Dog, Baked Beans, Tossed Salad, Fruit and Vegetable Bar, and Milk.
Tuesday (3/24)~Chicken Tenders, Corn on the Cob, Dinner Roll, Fruit and Vegetable Bar, and Milk.
Wednesday (3/25)~ Bosco Sticks with Marinara Sauce, Cinnamon-Glazed Carrots, Green Beans, Fruit and Vegetable Bar, and Milk.
Thursday (3/26)~Pancakes, Sausage Patty, Baked Potato Smiles, Fruit and Vegetable Bar, and Milk.
Friday (3/27)~ Cheesy Macaroni, Green Beans, Carrots, Broccoli, Dinner Roll, Fruit and Vegetable Bar, and Milk.