Making and Keeping New Year’s Resolutions with Kids

Many people start each year by making New Year’s resolutions. As adults, we often resolve to do something on January 1, and then feel we’ve failed if we don’t follow through as the year progresses. Resolutions are a wonderful idea at any age, although, if adults have difficulty keeping them, children may find resolutions even more troublesome. How can parents introduce children to the idea of New Year’s resolutions, without pressuring them or setting them up for failure?

Reviewing the Year with Your Kids

Adults often use the end of the year as a time to take stock; to see what went right and wrong during the previous 12 months. Evaluating the past can be useful for kids as well as adults. Parents and children can discuss events of the past year to determine a course for the future.

4th Annual Heritage Challenge

Who’s got game? Heritage students and families are about to find out, at the 4th Annual Heritage Challenge boys’ basketball tournament, January 6-7.

Parents Night Out

On Friday, December 2, parents can have three kid-free hours to holiday shop, go on a date, or just enjoy quiet time. We’ll keep the kids entertained with dinner and lots of fun activities from 6-9 p.m. Register by December 1.

5 Ways to Encourage Children to Do Community Service

Good citizenship is a value which children will carry with them into adulthood. Most schools do not integrate the Six Pillars of Character—trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and citizenship—into their curriculum as we do at Heritage Elementary School. These values are crucial to the development of happy and responsible children who will become quality citizens as adults.

Heritage’s 4th Annual Thanksgiving Feast

On Tuesday, November 22, Heritage will be hosting our annual Thanksgiving Feast, a free event for students, friends, and family. Join us for turkey with all the trimmings. Donations of food, or your time, will be happily accepted.

Heritage Helping Hands Penny War

Heritage classes will be competing to raise money for the homeless, November 3-17, with the winning class earning a pasta lunch party. Your spare change goes a long way towards making a difference.

Frankenstein Friday

There are too few occasions in which parents can have fun with their children while teaching them valuable life lessons. October 28 will be one of those opportunities.

Rollero Family Night

Let the good times roll at Rollero Family Night, our second Heritage Family Night of the year. Join us Thursday, November 3, from 5-8 p.m., at Rollero Family Skating Center.

Winter Sports Tryouts

Come tryout for Heritage’s winter sports teams! Tryouts for Girls Softball will take place November 1-3, and Boys Basketball tryouts will be November 1-4.

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