Heritage Happenings - Elementary

Heritage Happenings - Elementary

Heritage Happenings - Elementary News

September 18, 2020

Congratulations everyone!!! Heritage Academy is the best of the best! Each year The Dispatch conducts a readers' choice "Best of the Triangle" contest. People in the Golden Triangle vote on businesses, restaurants, schools, area professionals, etc.they believe are the best in the Golden Triangle. The Dispatch awards certificates for The Best and Among the Best in each category. The results are in and we are proud to celebrate! Best Pre-K Program, Best Private School, Best Kindergarten Teacher (Allyson Amos), Among the Best Elementary School Teachers (Lori Rogers and Elizabeth Sheffield), Best Music Teacher (Mollie Phillips), Best Coach (Sean Harrison), Among the Best High School Teachers (Pat Perdue), Best High School Teacher (Kelly Combs), and Among the Best Coaches (Kelly Combs). Congratulations!!!

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Our Glad trash bag fundraiser was a big success. There were over 1,400 boxes sold. This equates to more funds that will go directly back to the elementary school. We plan on using proceeds from this year's fundraiser to purchase electronic devices for classrooms.  We could not do this without your support. 

Remember, today is an early dismissal day due to homecoming activities. The elementary will dismiss at 11:15. There will be no After Hours. 

I know it's hard to believe but chilly days will be coming soon. Outerwear should be HA apparel. Please label jackets and sweatshirts with your child's name so that we can return it to them if it is forgotten or becomes misplaced. There will be a fall uniform sale on October 7 from 2:30-5:30 at the elementary in the SAB to meet your fall and winter needs. 

Ms. Mollie has been working with our JrK, SrK, and 1st grade classes on a grandparent's program. DVDs of this program highlighting these 3 grades can be purchased for $20. You will also receive a donation form if you are interested in donating a book to the library. This is a great fundraiser for our library and we hope you participate in it.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend! Go Pats!!!

9/6:   Uniform sale 2:30-5:30 (Elementary SAB)

9/7:   Dress down day for students selling 5+ boxes

9/12: Fall Break-No school

Dawn Dawkins
Elementary Principal

September 4, 2020

Thank you so much for another great week at Heritage Academy! It is hard to believe we have been in school for 4 weeks now. September is here and maybe some cooler temps are coming. 

Students have begun checking out books from the library and testing in AR. At this time, they are still able to test at home if needed. However, they may still test at school if time allows. Thank you for encouraging them to read every day. Reading is such a vital skill that leads to success in all areas. We love our little readers!

There is a container on the bench at the front entrance for you to leave items for students or for the office. Just drop your items in the container (make sure it is labeled) and we will gladly deliver them to wherever they need to go. Thank you for helping us keep everyone safe and healthy. 

Homecoming is September 18. That is a half-day and the elementary will dismiss at 11:15. There will be no after hours on this day. This year there will not be a Grandparent's program at the school. However, Miss Mollie is working hard with JrK, SrK, and First Grade students to create a special program that will be recorded and shared with families soon. You should receive more details in the next few days about that. We love our sweet grandparents and appreciate all of the support they give our students and our school. We also want to show support for our music program and library; and this is an important fundraiser for those programs as well. Thank you for supporting us!

To further celebrate Homecoming week we will be having special ways to dress each day (September 14-18). You will receive a flyer next week that shares the details on how students may dress each day of homecoming week. Of course, they may also come in uniform if they choose.

Our Glad trash bag fundraiser is still ongoing. However, the last day for the fundraiser is Friday, September 11. Please support this fundraiser by selling trash bags (you know we all use them!) We will use proceeds from this fundraiser to purchase electronic devices for the classroom.

Labor Day holiday is September 7. There will be no school on that day. 

Picture day for the elementary school is September 8. Students will dress in uniforms for their school picture.

Don't forget to review the elementary student handbook with your child and sign and return the signature page as soon as possible. We appreciate your support in making students aware of how important it is to follow the rules at school. Heritage Academy is such a special place because our families make it special!

I hope everyone has a nice, relaxing long weekend with family and friends. Enjoy your 3-day weekend and we will see you next week.



Dawn Dawkins

Education is the movement from darkness into light.-Alan Bloom

August 21, 2020

Dear Heritage Families:

Happy Friday! I hope everyone had a wonderful week. The students are settling in well and seem to enjoy being back at school. They have done an outstanding job with learning and following new routines and procedures. I am so very proud of them! Thank you for encouraging them as they become accustomed to new ways of doing things.


The screening process seems to be working well each morning as students arrive. Our hygiene process has proven effective this week as well. Our teachers sanitize desks and commonly touched items and areas. Students and teachers continue to utilize our hand sanitizing stations on a regular basis. 


We would like to welcome a new member to our elementary staff. Lyndsay Frey has just joined our Heritage family. She will be working in the JrK classroom as well as helping out in other classrooms as needed. We are so glad to have her as part of our team!


We recently kicked off our Glad trash bag fundraiser. This is a big fundraiser for the elementary school. Proceeds from this year's fundraiser will be used to purchase additional electronic devices such as Chromebooks and iPads. The fundraiser will be run from now until September 11. The top selling student will receive $100 and students who sell 5 or more boxes will be entered in a drawing for $100. All students who sell 5 or more boxes will be able to dress out of uniform one day (That date will be decided by the principal).


Here are a few dates to add to your calendar:

8/18 to 9/11: Glad trash bag fundraiser

9/7: Labor Day holiday

9/8: School picture day at elementary (Students wear regular school uniform)


Have a wonderful weekend!

Dawn Dawkins