Newsletter — November 21, 2013

October 21st, 2013

Calendar of Events

October 22nd : Assembly
October 25th : Non-instructional Day (No School)
October 28th: Drop Everything and Read Day
October 31st : Halloween
November 4: Student Photo Re-takes
November 8th : Remembrance Day Assembly
November 11th: Remembrance Day (No School)

*Every Friday: Heather Park T-Shirt Day


The next newsletter will be November 4th, 2013.


Students in Grades 3-7 have been invited to join Choir on Fridays at lunch with Mr. Mulligan. Students are currently working on a song they will perform at the Remembrance Day Assembly. Thank you to Mr. Mulligan for sponsoring this activity!


Explorations kicked off on October 15th for all students in Grades 4-7. The energy in the school was evident as students began learning investigation skills, hands on math strategies, design, technology, strategy skills, reading strategies, writing essentials and much more!


Primary and Intermediate students at Heather Park will be participating in skating Field Trips throughout the school year, and not everyone has skates. If you have skates that you or your children have grown out of and you would like to donate them to the school please drop them off at the office. We would also graciously accept helmets!
We are also rebooting the cooking skills programs at Heather Park in the Raven Room (Home Ec Classroom) and need kitchen supplies such as mixing bowls, blenders, toasters, microwave ovens, waffle irons, cookie sheets, pans, and such. If you have anything like this to spare, please send them to our office this week. Please only sending items in good working order.

Bus Loop

Have you seen our new sign? It very clearly outlines there is absolutely no parking or driving through our bus loop permitted during school hours for the safety of our students. Parents may park on the road or in the designated parking lot near the gym. We appreciate everyone’s cooperation with this important safety guideline.

Family Movie Night

The Family Movie Night was a huge success! Students and their families enjoyed snacks, the movie, and spending time together! Thank you to everyone who organized this fundraising event for the Saulters Family to support their fight with pediatric Cancer.

B.E.A.R. Bags are Here!

One of the most effective things parents can do to help their children learn to read is to read to them as often as possible. B.E.A.R. Bags are designed to provide more books for Kindergarten parents and children to read together. B.E.A.R. stands for Be Excited About Reading!

Here’s how to get started using the B.E.A.R. Bags:
Choose a B.E.A.R. Bag to take home.
1. Take the orange card out of the pocket on the B.E.A.R. Bag.
2. Write your name and phone number on the card and put the card in the card box on the metal rack.
3. Take the B.E.A.R. Bag home and enjoy reading the books with your child. You may keep the B.E.A.R. Bag at home for up to two weeks if you wish.
4. When you are finished reading the books, put them back in the B.E.A.R. Bag and bring it back to the school.
5. Find the bag’s orange card in the card box and replace it in the bag’s pocket.
6. Put the B.E.A.R. Bag back on the rack and find another one to take home!
7. Repeat Steps 1 to 7 often!

B.E.A.R. Bags will be kept on the metal rack in the hallway outside the multipurpose room.

If you have any questions or comments concerning the B.E.A.R. Bags, please see Ms. Weisgarber, the teacher-librarian.