Check this link weekly for our Husky Hype newsletter to Heatherwood families, full of principal announcements, school news, volunteer opportunities and more!
Come join the fun on Saturday, December 11 from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm, for our first ever Heatherwood Drawn Together: Winter Windows Event! Gather family and friends to paint a window of "WinterTraditions and Togetherness." Support Heatherwood Elementary by purchasing a window frame to decorate for a suggested donation of $30 using this PayPal link. Plan for a 23-inch x 23-inch design square. Sign up using this Google form so that we know to expect you. Blend your favorite holiday memories with a spark of creativity and artistic flair! Paint supplies will be provided by Heatherwood PTO.
Gallery Walk, Window Viewing Event: All are invited to a gallery walk on Tuesday, December 14, after school from 3:00-4:00 pm. Come enjoy seasonal snacks, drinks and live holiday music. Questions? Contact parent coordinator Mary Lee Oleson at firstname.lastname@example.org. Here is a flyer with more info.
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!
Heatherwood will be holding Open Enrollment Tours on November 9 and December 1. On November 9, we will host a VIRTUAL tour at 12:30 pm using this Google meeting link. That evening at 5:30 pm, we will host an In Person tour here at the school. We will also host on In Person tour on December 1 at 3:30 pm. Please invite your friends and neighbors who might have an interest in joining our husky pack next year! For more information on OE tours go this BVSD web page.
We had a great time at the husky fall parade! Thanks for participating. Our staff theme this year was to dress as anything related to art in keeping with our annual theme book "Drawn Together."
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/
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:
- Classroom supplies requested donation ($75)
- School planners for 4th and 5th graders only ($6)
- Sponsor a student (amount varies)
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!
Most people do not realize that on a normal basis, the Boulder Valley School District has about 300 students who do not have permanent housing. In just a matter of hours, on Dec. 30, three times that many students were displaced as the Marshall Fire destroyed more than 1,000 homes, damaged hundreds more and forced the evacuation of thousands.
Breakfast and lunch continue to be available at no cost for all BVSD students. No paperwork or sign up is required.