Reminder: Heights students will be release at 2:00 p.m. on October 27 for the Richardson Homecoming Parade. Please make arrangements to have your child picked up on time due to heavy traffic.
Heights Elementary Library Story time program is delivered to students by volunteers. Every week, parents and community members are invited to read for 30 minutes to kids during a scheduled library visit. Heights Elementary Librarian, Stephanie Nowacki, has books selected or readers may bring their own. The goal of the program is to reach as many children as possible is to instill the love of literature, learning and libraries. Below are some of the happy faces of readers and kids we see at the Story Time. It is a very rewarding way to share your love for reading.
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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 Richardson Heights Elementary Community Campaign.With your help and enormous support, Heights PTA has surpassed its goal and raised $11,097! 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 so grateful for our strong community, our involved families, our supportive teachers and our wonderful school. Go Wildcats!
Friday, October 20th is a Richardson Reads day. It is a day to promote the love of reading. The students will be able to wear PJ’s to school and then spend 20 minutes in each block of learning to read their favorite book. School will also have an area outside that the students will be able to go to and read in tents.
October is a Dyslexia Awareness Month, an annual event aimed to further understanding of dyslexia. Stephanie Moser, the Dyslexia Teacher at Heights Elementary, has been celebrating the dyslexia month in our school by sharing pertinent information with staff, students and parents. Together with our librarian Mrs. Nowacki, they created a display in the library with books written by famous authors that have dyslexia.
According to the Dyslexia Advisory Council (DAC), dyslexia impacts between 10 to 20 percent of student population. Join us in observance and support of all students that are smart, bright, creative, imaginative and in the same time, struggle with reading, writing or spelling! Watch Embracing Dyslexia documentary to gain a better understanding of dyslexia.
The Sixth Grade had a fun learning experience today at Enterprise City. They owned and ran shops, the bank, newspaper office, radio station, and city government. They worked, deposited their paychecks, spent their money, and learned a lot of real-life lessons about how finances work.
The district website says Enterprise City is "an award winning, nationally recognized program that resulted from the partnership of the school district and business community. Real-world experiences are awaiting students who participate in this simulation that introduces them to their future roles as producers, consumers, and citizens. Students are introduced to skills including applying for jobs, writing checks and balancing a checkbook as they purchase and sell their goods and services.
Enterprise City is located at Canyon Creek Elementary School in Richardson, Texas. The City covers 6,000 square feet of space where 16 businesses have been constructed, along with a town hall area and community center."
What a fun, memorable day they had!
Starting October 18, we are selling Halloween smencils at the Wildcat wagon before and after school for only $1! We will also have discounted shirts for $5. Limited sizes available.
Heights PTA is one of only 583 state-wide PTAs that earned the Head Start and Early Bird Achievement Awards by recruiting 75% and then 100% of last year’s total membership before October. Let’s keep this train rolling and bring in more awards! Ask your family and friends to join the Heights PTA at joinpta.org!
Attention sixth grade parents! A participation form was sent home last Wednesday with your student. If your sixth-grader would like to participate in this fun Heights tradition, please return the form as soon as possible. We are also in need of a trailer, so please let us know if you have one we can borrow. For more information, email Rachel Correa or Desiree Ramirez.
Red Ribbon Week (October 23 - 27) is a national week of drug and violence awareness across the United States. The symbol of the red ribbon is a commitment to be a positive role model and never abuse drugs or alcohol. The Red Ribbon Week Campaign was started in response to the murder of DEA Agent Enrique Camarena in 1985. Students and parents across the country began wearing red ribbons to bring attention to the devastation drug abuse causes in America.
How Red Ribbon Week is celebrated in Heights Elementary:
October 23, Monday
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 $7,500 and this money will go a long way toward financing important PTA program and subsidizing STAR Teacher Fund to be used by our dedicated teachers. 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 20th.
Let's make the 2017/18 school year a fun, memorable and enriching experience for all of our students!
Richardson Heights Elementary
101 N Floyd Rd
Richardson, TX 75080
Phone: (469) 593-4400
Fax: (469) 593-4401