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Third Grade, Third Grade, How Does your Garden Grow?

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!

Conferences February 15, 21 and 23

Virtual fall conferences will be February 21 and 23 (Tuesday and Thursday) from 4:00-7:00 pm. In Person conferences will be February 15 from 3:00-7:00 pm here at the school. Asking questions to your child's teacher during parent-teacher conferences and following a report card is one of the best ways to partner with them, deepen your understanding of how to best support your child, and make the conversation meaningful for you.

See the BVSD website here for some ideas of questions to ask your child's teacher. 

Be sure to sign up for your time slot at this link.

WinterFest Window Painting

The WinterFest Window Painting Event was a great success! Thank you to the 22 families who came out on December 3 to paint windows and make our school especially festive for this time of year. In case you missed the gallery walk, come take a look any time at these winter scenes representing "Winter Traditions and Togetherness" and read the family notes.

Thank you to our amazing PTO for organizing this special fundraising event.

 

Paws Up!

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!

Volunteer Today! We need you!

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 marlys.lietz@bvsd.org. 

In addition to the Raptor application, please complete this volunteer agreement and return it to the front office. Thank you for your support!

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Custodian Wins Positivity Award!

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!

BVSD is Hiring at Heatherwood

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!

  • School Age Care (SAC) Assistant Supervisor
  • Crossing Guard Posts
    • Paid and volunteer shifts
    • 20 minutes morning and afternoon
    • Email amy.thompson@bvsd.org for more details
  • Food Service Assistant
Scholastic Book Fair December 7-10

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!

Garden To Table Harvest!

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/
Classroom Supplies Suggested Donation Now in RevTrak!

No need to visit several different stores to purchase school supplies for the upcoming school year! Our suggested school supply donation/fee for the 2021-22 school year is $75 per student. Teachers will be providing all school supplies needed for their classrooms.

You can now pay directly via RevTrak at our Heatherwood Web Store:

 

New Gaga Ball Pit!

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.

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"Heatherwood Happenings" is Principal Jaramillo's blog. Click on the title to read her latest post!

District News

Centaurus

With the impact of the pandemic on learning evident, the team at Centaurus High School decided it was time to try something new. They needed to proactively find the students that were struggling. So the team intently focused on enhancing their Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS), a framework that uses data to identify which students might need more support, and then tailoring that support to meet their specific needs.

Empty Board Room

The Board of Education is pleased to announce the dates of the community interest sessions for those interested in running for the school board. We will be hosting three sessions this month and all events will be held at the BVSD Education Center, 6500 Arapahoe in Boulder.