Summer Break: How to Prevent Brain Drain in Kids

At the end of each school year, there’s always concern on the part of parents and teachers that students will be victimized by brain drain over summer break. It’s no myth. Over the two to three months students are on summer break, they experience an overall learning loss of one month and it takes the first six weeks of school for kids to relearn old material.

How Kids Learn Life Skills Through Art and Music

Parents may remember, back when they were kids, schools had real classes—math, science, history—and fun classes—art and music. Parents may also remember they perhaps didn’t take art or music very seriously, looking at it more like a break from the demands of serious academics than an actual learning experience.

Daddy-Daughter Dance

Heritage Elementary’s Glendale campus will hold its Daddy-Daughter Dance on Friday, February 15, 6-8 p.m., in the south gym. Female students and the significant male in their lives are cordially invited for an evening of dancing, fun, and cherished memories.

Celebrating Presidents Day – A National Tradition

Many kids spend the third Monday of February sleeping in late and enjoying a day off from school. With an extended weekend in their future, it’s a perfect time to explain to your children the full—and slightly complicated—history of Presidents Day.

Join the Chess Club

Do you play chess? Would you like to learn? Join the Heritage Chess Club, which is scheduled to meet every Wednesday in February, 2:30-3:30 p.m.