School News

The Red Planet: 50 Years of Successful Mars Exploration

Mars regained the world’s attention this fall, with recent news of the discovery of liquid water on the planet and a new blockbuster film set on Earth’s nearest neighbor, The Martian. This is a timely moment to focus on Red Planet Day, November 28.

Celebrate the fourth planet from our solar system’s sun with our series of blogs discussing general information about Mars, some of the more than 40 space missions humans have launched to study the planet, a section on the future of Mars and plans for manned missions to the planet, and concluding with links to fiction and non-fiction on Mars.

Understanding AzMERIT Scores

AzMERIT score reports will be sent home by November 30. The following brief video can help you understand scoring, results, and proficiency levels, which are significantly different than what you may have grown accustomed to seeing with the AIMS test. This video also offers guidelines for increasing English Language Arts (ELA) and Math proficiency through communication, shared goals, progress checks, and everyday learning opportunities.

A Heritage Falcon Thanksgiving

This holiday season Heritage Elementary School, your Glendale charter school, is holding our 3rd Annual Thanksgiving Feast on Tuesday, November 24. This event is free for all students, as well as friends, family, and community members, who are also invited to share in this delicious meal prepared by parent volunteers and teachers.

Sport Your School Colors

Heritage Elementary School has hoodies and polos for sale! They’re dress-code acceptable, so students may wear them to school anytime. Sweatshirts are navy blue with red and white lettering, and polos are available in white, red, and blue with the school logo. Quantities are limited, so stop by the front office today and pick up a hoodie for $20 or a polo shirt for $12.

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Fall Break Fun in the Phoenix Metro

Friday, October 2 marks not only the end of the semester, but the beginning of our Fall Break as well. With the combination of Fall Break and Columbus Day, students will be out of school through Monday, October 12. School will commence on Tuesday, October 13.

Goal Setting With Report Cards

The quarter ends this month and Heritage Elementary School, your Glendale charter school, will be sending home report cards soon. Instead of just pin-pointing on the grades, look at these as part of an ongoing conversation about your child’s education. Report cards are a great way to notice and celebrate accomplishments, as well as a tool to help set explicit goals for the upcoming quarter or the rest of the year.

Celebrating Grandparents Day with Heritage Elementary in Glendale


Grandparents bestow upon their grandchildren
The strength and wisdom that time
And experience have given them.

Grandchildren bless their Grandparents
With a youthful vitality and innocence
That help them stay young at heart forever.

Together they create a chain of love
Linking the past with the future.
The chain may lengthen,
But it will never part…


First Monday in September

That’s right! We’re talking about Labor Day. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, “Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.”i

Keeping in Touch With Facebook

Remember parents, Heritage Elementary has a Facebook page. It is another great resource to keep up with what’s going on at school. We post about upcoming events and link to our newsletters and blog posts. These pages also have great school photo albums. So stop by—like the page, check out our snapshots or read some useful articles.

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Welcome Back Falcons!

We’re so glad to welcome you all for the 2015-2016 school year. We hope you had a wonderful summer and are looking forward to an amazing academic year filled with learning, growth, and successes for our entire school community, from students and their families to our teachers, staff and volunteers.

Pee Wee Sports Kicking Off!

The 2015-2016 Heritage sports season is kicking off! Flyers will be going home soon. Fill out and return the bottom half of page two of the flyer with the $25 cash fee. This fee includes a shirt for the student and 8 sessions over 4 weeks. There are a limited number of spots available, so register soon. If you have any questions, please see Ashley in the front office.

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