If you need to order photos from Van Gogh Photography, here is a link to the online order form. School code: 30006401
Check out our weekly newsletter to families: the Husky Hype at this link. Learn about community events, calendar announcements, volunteer opportunities and more. Paws Up!
The Boosterthon Husky Hustle kicks off on Wednesday, September 13! This is our biggest fundraiser of the year and helps to support our school, especially by helping to fund our awesome para educators. Our goal is to raise $60,000 for para educators, classroom enrichment and teacher support. This year's theme is "World Changer Workshop" with daily character lessons from "find a need" to "grit it out." To hit our goal, we're challenging every student to get 10 donors to give $1 per lap during the Fun Run on Friday, September 22. Register here today. Paws Up!!
New this year, students will attend full-day preschool Monday/Thursday or Tuesday/Friday with a 15-minute transition time before and after the school bell schedule (which is 7:50-2:50). There is no preschool on Wednesdays.
- 7:35 am - 3:05 pm Monday/Thursday
- OR 7:35 am - 3:05 pm Tuesday/Friday
No need to visit several different stores to purchase school supplies for the upcoming school year!
Our suggested school supply donation/fee for the 2023-24 school year is $75 per student. Teachers will be providing all school supplies needed for their classrooms.
Your donation/fee will cover the cost of items normally listed on the yearly school supply lists.
You can now pay directly via RevTrak at our Heatherwood Web Store
We realize that these fees may create a hardship for some of our families, so please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are in need of a confidential scholarship.
Welcome to kindergarten! Incoming kindergarten families were invited to a kickoff meeting on May 8. Families were met by principal Genna Jaramillo with an overview and school tour, and ended with playtime in the kindergarten classrooms with Mrs. Siemel and Miss Ryan. For more information, contact email@example.com.
Congratulations to our awesome 5th graders who are continuing on to middle school! Fifth grade families were invited to a picnic and simple celebration on Wednesday, May 24. It was a celebratory afternoon complete with a hallway "clap-out!" Good luck in middle school. We will miss you.
Come and see our new fence art on the playground's west fence, which is gifted by our 5th grade class! The design is made up of 2750 "put in cups." The 5th graders worked hard to create a fun message for all to enjoy. Thank you!
Third grade huskies started their gardening season by harvesting turnips and planting radish seeds. There was lots of laughing, learning and getting hands dirty in our beautiful school garden! They also munched on the turnips they harvested, and tasted green beans and nasturtium flowers.
Thank you PTO, parent volunteers and Garden to Table!
Huskies enjoyed an outdoor all-school assembly on Friday to learn about our theme for the year: "Road to Adventure," meet all staff, and to sing the Heatherwood school song led by 5th grade teacher Anna Lyttle. Paws Up!
There are a number of ways to volunteer so please check the opportunities at Helpatschool.com. Help the Heatherwood PTO plan, coordinate and support our upcoming PTO activities.
If you are interested in volunteering, we ask that you complete the appropriate Raptor application in English or Spanish which includes a $25 fee. If this presents a hardship for you, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition to the Raptor application, please complete this volunteer agreement and return it to the front office. Thank you for your support!
Paws Up for our very own Ramiz Sirovina, head custodian, who was given a "Ripple of Positivity" Award at the district leadership meeting on Tuesday. Ramiz was nominated by Principal Genna Jaramillo for going above and beyond every day! Among other things, Ramiz prepares and cleans three lunch spaces each day along with interacting with students in a positive way. He works hard to make spaces in the school special. Congrats!
The Boulder Rural Fire Department came to visit Heatherwood on October 4 for National Fire Prevention Week! Thank you firefighters for teaching us about fire safety. Here is a flyer with tips to review with your students.
Looking for a way to be involved in the school? BVSD is hiring for these three positions at Heatherwood. Please help us spread the word!
Heatherwood will be hosting a "Books Draw Us Together" Scholastic Book Fair from Tuesday, December 7, to Friday, December 10. Book Fair money makes a fun holiday gift and it's a great opportunity to buy other holiday presents as well! Parent and guardians can send in cash with students or create an eWallet.
Families will also be welcome to shop in the library on Tuesday-Friday at 3:00-3:30 pm as well as outside at the Gallery Walk event on December 14 from 3:00-4:00 pm. Paper information will be in this week's Friday folders and this link has lots of information, including the book list. Online shopping starts on Friday, December 3. Support your Heatherwood library!
Heatherwood, Heatherwood, how does your garden grow? With carrots and lettuce and sunflowers all in a row! Yesterday, our 4th grade huskies harvested carrots, beets and radishes.
- Last year, Heatherwood's Garden to Table garden grew over 300 pounds of produce that was donated to local food banks.
- In March of 2021, 1st- and 3rd-grade huskies planted over 200 lettuce plants in our school garden.
- In May of 2021, 2nd grade huskies harvested 38 pounds of lettuce plants given out to families by the Heatherwood PTO.
- For more info, check out the Garden to Table website: https://gardentotable.org/
A big "Husky Thank You" to the 5th Grade Class of 2019 for our awesome new Gaga ball pit! It is already a big hit on the 1st-5th grade playground. We're also thankful to the 5th Grade Class of 2020 for our new playground sign. Designed with inclusion in mind, the communication board will provide easy, convenient access to the most common words to help students engage in conversation.
"Heatherwood Happenings" is Principal Jaramillo's blog. Click on the title to read her latest post!
Aligning with a trend for school districts across the nation, the Boulder Valley School District has been in declining enrollment since 2018 and anticipates a gradual decline in enrollment in future years. This drop follows a declining overall birth rate and a growing tendency for families to delay having children. In BVSD, the high cost of housing coupled with limited housing stock inhibits the ability of families with young children to live in our district. COVID-related enrollment loss accelerated the anticipated decline dramatically.
While, Boulder Valley School District Policy KI-R - Visitor Management Procedures requires all employees to wear their IDs at all times and for visitors to be clearly identified, students have traditionally been encouraged, but not required, to visibly wear their ID badges. This year, Boulder High School decided to go a step further.