This year’s remembrance of Veteran’s Day is on Monday, November 12. Heights Elementary will be hosting a Veterans Day museum in the library and all grade levels are encouraged to contribute to this important event. If you have pictures and / or memorabilia from friends or family who served our country, please share with our students! We will take extra care to label and put your items for display. Please bring these special items to the school’s office by November 8th.
On behalf of the Heights PTA and the students of Heights Elementary, we thank each and every one of you for your contributions towards the Heights Community Campaign - 2018 / 19 Donation Drive. With your help and enormous support, Heights PTA has surpassed its goal and raised $13,943! Your generosity will help finance important community and academic enrichment programs, recognize our teachers’ hard work, provide additional funds for our classrooms and much much more. We are grateful for our strong business community, our involved families, our supportive teachers and our wonderful school. Go Wildcats!
Heights PTA invites all parents and grandparents to join a new workshop: “Navigating Screen Time with Kids and Families”: Monday, November 12th, 6:30 – 7:30 pm in the school library. Child care, games, and pizza for the kids will be hosted at no cost in the cafeteria, so feel free to bring the whole family!
This workshop will be given by Dawn Hallman, Exec.Director of Dallas Association for Parent Education (D.A.P.E.). Dawn has a Masters in Education and is Adjunct Professor of Child Development at Eastfield College. For more details, visit the website: www.dallasparentseducation.org.
Multiple screens are part of everyday life and Dawn will bring helpful ideas on successfully managing screen time. Explore what happens in the growing brains of children, how screens affect family communication, and great ways to balance the helpfulness of technology with dangers that exist. We look forward to sharing this exciting workshop with you!
FINAL WEEK - Thank you for participating in the Heights PTA Community Campaign, our yearly Fall fundraiser to raise much needed funds for PTA sponsored community and academic enrichment programs at our school. With your support, we have raised $9,300 and this money will go a long way toward financing important PTA program and Heights Enrichment Fund used by teachers for classroom needs. None of this would be possible without your support. If you haven't already, please consider donating and help us reach our goal of $10,000 by October 26th.
J.J. Pearce Pacesetters Annual Holiday Bazaar
The Pacesetters drill team of J.J. Pearce High School in Richardson will host its annual Holiday Bazaar, Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 27 – Oct. 28, on the first floor of the school. What started as a small garage sale over 30 years ago has grown to an event featuring well over 200 area vendors, offering handcrafted items, clothing, home décor, food gifts, jewelry, holiday decorations and much more. The Pacesetter Holiday Bazaar welcomes over 6,000 shoppers through the doors. The event also includes the Pacesetter Café featuring a variety of selections from area restaurants, a bake sale and a sweepstakes with more than 100 fabulous prizes. It is the drill team’s only fundraiser. Profits help defray the cost of dance training and choreography, uniforms, costumes, practice gear, props and travel.
Admission and parking are free. Hours are Saturday, Oct. 27 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm and Sunday, Oct. 28 from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. For more information go to www.pacesetterbazaar.com or www.pearcepacesetters.com. J.J. Pearce High School is located at 1600 N. Coit Road. Due to construction at J.J Pearce High School, parking is limited and carpooling is encouraged.
Richardson Heights Elementary Reflections Program 2018-2019
All students Pre-K through 6th are invited to interpret the theme “Heroes Around Me” in any category: Literature, Music composition, Photography, Visual Arts, Dance choreography or Film/Video production. All entries are due Monday, October 22nd in the cafeteria along with a completed Student Entry Form. Forms, guidelines and detailed category rules can be found at https://www.txpta.org/reflections under Eligibility/Participation and Leader Resources tabs. OR, you can find paper copies of rules and guidelines at the Reflections poster board in the front office. Winners from Heights Elementary will be announced the week of November 5-9th. District winners will enjoy a Reflections Reception, January 10th at RISD Professional Development Center.
Heights Elementary will release tomorrow (September 19, 2018) at 1:00 pm. Please make arrangements for your child to be picked up from Heights Elementary by 1:00 pm.
Reminder: Heights students will be released at 2:00 pm on Friday, September 14 for the Richardson High School Homecoming Parade along Belt Line Rd. Please make arrangements to have your children picked up on time due to the heavy traffic.
Join us for a pizza party and information session on Thursday, September 13 at 6:00 pm in the Heights cafeteria and learn more about the Watch D.O.G.S. Program. We will have a FREE Pizza and your kids are welcome to stay and listen or play with other children under the supervision of Heights Dad’s Club. See you there!
National Watch D.O.G.S. is a one-of-a-kind school-based, father involvement initiative that works to support education and safety on students' campus. Fathers, grandfathers, step-fathers, uncles, and other father figures volunteer to serve at least one day a year in a variety of school activities as assigned by the program administrator (Mrs. Greenwood).
Richardson Heights Elementary
101 N Floyd Rd
Richardson, TX 75080
Phone: (469) 593-4400
Fax: (469) 593-4401