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Message from the Principal - February 6, 2023

Message from the principal-February 6, 2023

Important dates

  • 2/7 - PTO meeting 4 - 5 pm

  • 2/9 -  Parent Teacher conferences 3 - 7 pm

  • 2/14 - I Am Loved Day 

  • 2/15 - School Spelling Bee @ 3:00 PM

  • 2/20 - No School-Presidents Day

  • All Month - Black History Month

 

Friday Spirit Days

  • 2/10 - Kindness and Inclusion

  • 2/17 - College Gear

  • 2/24 - Go Red Day-promote the importance of a healthy heart

After School Clubs

There will be no after school clubs this week Feb. 6th - Feb. 10th.

 

Parent Teacher Conferences

Parent teacher conferences will be held this week, February 6th and February 9th.  These will be held in person at school.  Also, there is no school on Monday, February 6th due to conferences.

 

PTO

The PTO is also another wonderful way of getting involved in the school.  Did you know that in one hour, one day a month, you will show your child that you are committed to making the school stronger?  The PTO gives all families a way to connect and build strong connections between other families, our school and our community.  The next meeting is Tuesday February 7th from 4-5 in the main office or you can join us with this Zoom link.  https://greeleyschools-org.zoom.us/j/81966270307#success

 

Black History Month

The District 6 Board of Education made a proclamation at their last meeting to acknowledge Black History Month.    At school we will be learning about the many contributions Black Americans have made to our society. For more information about Black History Month you can check out this website.   https://blackhistorymonth.gov/ 

 

Second Step Curriculum

 

This month, our school wide theme is problem solving. During February we’ll be reminding students to use the Second Step Problem-Solving Steps:

 

·         S: Say the problem

·         T: Think of solutions

·         E: Explore consequences

·         P: Pick the best solution

 

As you can see, the first letter of each step spells the word ”step.” Remembering “step” helps students solve problems with each other in safe and respectful ways.  Second Step lessons specifically teach students to use each step and reinforce the message that solutions need to be safe and respectful. 

 

Panorama Family Survey

The yearly survey for families is open as of today.  Please consider taking a few minutes to complete this survey to help us better understand how we can support your child and our community.  It is open from January 30th through February 24th.  We will also have some computers set up during conferences for you to do it at school if you prefer.

 

The link to the survey is: surveys.panoramaed.com/greeley

Here is your school's unique survey code:

9930291631

 

Book Fair

Get ready, our annual Book Fair is coming! This year's Book Fair is going to be epic! We've turned up the volume with more fun, more choices and more excitement, so kids will arrive curious and leave bolder, prouder, and stronger than ever before. Here's what you need to know about our upcoming fair:

 

-Every dollar you spend will benefit our school directly

-You can sign up for Book Fair eWallet, a convenient digital payment account, so your child can shop the Fair cash-free. Grandparents, friends, and others can contribute to the eWallet to help build your home library.

-We’re taking precautions to host a safe Fairat our school, focusing on preventive measures.

-Save these dates and view our school’s Fairwebsite: www.scholastic.com/bf/annkheiman

Fair Dates: February 6 – February 10 We will be open during conferences, students will be visiting the Book Fair with their classes during the day, and we will be open for families to shop until 3:30 pm after school!

Book Fair Homepage: www.scholastic.com/bf/annkheiman

 

**NEW THIS YEAR**  We are required to charge tax on every purchase.

We can’t wait to see your child at the Fair!

If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Zwickle at 970-348-2490 or gzwickle@greeleyschools.org

Happy Reading!

 

You are “snow” loved Day

We are planning to celebrate our 5th  annual “I am Loved Day” which corresponds with Valentine celebrations on Tuesday, February 14.  If your family would like to send in Valentine cards to share with your child’s class we ask that you send those in either on Monday the 13th or on Tuesday the 14th.  On the 14th, each classroom will hold an “I am Loved” celebration where students will participate in activities designed to show how each one of us is special and an important part of a community.  We ask that families DO NOT SEND FOOD OR TREATS for this celebration; we will have everything classes need for their  celebration.  

 

Volunteer Opportunities

Did you know that when families, schools, and communities come together in student learning it is just like mission control getting ready for a space launch? We are watching our students’ learning takeoff as we move into spring.  At Heiman Elementary, we are committed to making sure that all families have the opportunity to engage in their child’s learning in a regular and ongoing way.

There are many ways to get involved.  Do you want to volunteer in a classroom?  Checkout this link https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0C4DAAA92C7-february.  If the teacher is not listed, please contact them directly.

Would you like to see your child play with their friends?  Consider being a lunch and recess volunteer.  You can see your child have fun and also meet their friends.  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0C4DAAA92C7-cafeteriarecess3.

College/Career Day

Heiman Elementary is having our first College/Career Day Event on March 24, 2023. We want to provide our scholars with interesting and fun facts about various careers! In order to achieve this vision, we need the assistance of our parents, community members, and public figures, so that together we may educate scholars on the importance of furthering their education and the vast career opportunities that are open to them.

 

We need parents and/or volunteers to present and explain the responsibilities of their careers to our scholars. Presentations should be between 20-30 minutes in length. You will present to scholars ranging from kindergarten through 5th grade. The recommended format includes: related school subjects, education/training, personal skills necessary in your field, typical day in your field, child friendly games and presentations, hands-on activities or visuals, etc.

 

If you are interested in presenting or providing a speaker, please complete this form and indicate which time frame(s) would work best for you.

The deadline to sign up is February 17th, 2023.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1NGGVMGy1k9RBhopzNoeV-ib4NBqYc15VhvJBz20VhEg/edit

 

Employment Opportunity

Are you looking for an employment opportunity? Family-friendly positions within D6 Nutrition Services are available! 

Employment Benefits Include:

  • Shifts available between 6am-2pm and are flexible to fit your needs. 

  • Nutrition Services team members' schedules follow the school calendar with summers, holidays, and weekends off.  

  • Our positions help nourish the students in D6 within a positive and kind workplace environment.

Learn more about Nutrition Services positions HERE.

 

Volunteer Opportunities

Did you know that when families, schools, and communities come together in student learning

it is just like mission control getting ready for a space launch? We are watching our students

learning takeoff as we move into spring. At Heiman Elementary, we are committed to making

sure that all families have the opportunity to engage in their child’s learning in a regular and

ongoing way.

There are many ways to get involved. Do you want to volunteer in a classroom? Checkout this

link https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0C4DAAA92C7-february. If the teacher is not on it, please contact them directly.

Would you like to see your child play with their friends? Consider being a lunch and recess

volunteer. You can see your child have fun and also meet their friends.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0C4DAAA92C7-cafeteriarecess3.

 

The Husky Hub

Our school is providing an opportunity for families to help other families through our Husky

Hub. We are open and providing access to the following services:

 

Computer/internet access

Community Resource Information

Diapers sizes 0-6

Diaper cream and wipes

Toiletries

Children’s coats, winter gear and clothing

Non-perishable food items

Perishable food items such as milk, break, cheese, fresh fruit and veggies

Laundry Detergent and Dish Detergent

 

Our Husky Hub is open for all of our families to access if in need. We are open

Monday 7:30 – 10:30 and 3:00-5:00

Wednesday 7:30 – 10:30 and 3:00 – 5:00

 

Thursday 1:00 – 2:50

Friday 1:00 – 3:30

 

Please come and check out this wonderful resource for our families during Parent Teacher

Conferences on Feb 6 th and 9 th

If you need assistance outside of these hours, please call the main office at 970-342-2400 and we will be happy to arrange a time to help your family.

 

Signing in:

During School hours visitors will sign in at the office, get a visitor’s badge, and the office

staff will call down to the hub to let them know someone is coming.

After school hours, visitors will come straight to the Husky Hub and sign in

 

Road Closures Reminder

Beginning in March, the exact date is not set yet, the City of Evans will be doing road construction which will create a need for detours.

From the City of Evans:

We are looking forward to beginning the 1st roundabout project in Evans in March. Once we have a definitive start date we will put the word out again

 

For this project we will be hard closing the intersection of 37th Street & 47th Avenue at

  • Sienna Avenue on the east

  • Arrowhead Drive on the south

  • Cheyenne Drive on the west

  • Tuscany Street on the north

 

Local traffic will be allowed into

  • Arrowhead from the west

  • Tuscany and Ashcroft from the east

 

The hard closure is considered necessary to

  • Expedite the construction shortening the overall duration of the project

  • Keep the work zone as safe as possible

  • Save money overall on the project by not having to construct and then deconstruct detour roads within the construction zone.

Detour map: