Weekly News 7/5

IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER

  • 6/28-7/14 – OFFICE CLOSED Summer Break

  • 7/15- PLACEMENT TESTINGBY INVITATION ONLY (7th-9th Grades) LAST ONE TO BE ABLE TO ATTEND THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL!

  • 7/16 – 7/18FOOTBALL CAMP – 5:00-7:00 PM @ the Copper Sky Multipurpose Field

  • 7/17SCHOLAR ORIENTATION – BY INVITATION ONLY (All Grades) LAST ONE TO BE ABLE TO ATTEND THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL!

  • 7/18 – MEET THE TEACHER – 6:00 – 8:00 PM – Elements at UltraStar 

THE OFFICE IS CLOSED

6/28-7/14 FOR SUMMER BREAK!  

WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR YOU AND YOUR SCHOLAR?

If you have completed your Placement Testing, Orientation, and have selected your classes…HOORAY…YOU ARE GOOD TO GO!

If you are still working on your registration documents, TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE.

***PLEASE READ***PLEASE READ***PLEASE READ***

STARTING JULY 15TH AND FOR ALL WEEKS TO COME, THE FOLLOWING SCHEDULE WILL BE IMPLEMENTED ONCE PAPERWORK IS COMPLETE:

  • MONDAY – PLACEMENT TESTING
  • WEDNESDAY – ORIENTATION (AND CLASS SELECTION)
  • THE FOLLOWING MONDAY – START SCHOOL

*Space is limited for placement testing and orientation.  You may be pushed out a week if all slots are full.

LOOKING FOR A CARPOOL??  JOIN OUR PTO FACEBOOK PAGE TO FIND OTHER FAMILIES INTERESTED IN SHARING A RIDE TO SCHOOL!

A forum is available for parents who would like to organize carpools with other Heritage families from their own neighborhoods to our temporary school site, Elements at UltraStar.

Heritage Academy Football Camp!!!

Come join us for the first Heritage Academy Maricopa Football Camp! All middle school and high school scholars interested in football (flag and tackle) are welcome to attend.  THERE IS NO COST FOR THIS CAMP.  
 
When: July 16th, 17th and 18th from 5 pm – 7 pm.
Where: Copper Sky Multipurpose Field
This Mini-Camp will Focus on the Following:
  • Coach meet and greet
  • Calisthenics
  • Drills
  • Exercises
  • Preparation for the upcoming football season
Registration Process 

Dear parents of all scholars signed up for choir,

My name is Mr. Trent Rasmussen, and I am the new choral director here at Heritage Academy. I cannot tell you how excited I am for this school year, and to meet your bright and talented children. For all scholars entering grades 6th-8th, they will be placed in either Men’s or Women’s Choir and will not need to audition. For all scholars entering grades 9th-11th, I will require them to audition for either our beginning choir called Concert Choir, or our intermediate choir called Voices of Liberty.

As part of the auditioning process, I will require all scholars in grades 9th-11th to participate in a two-part audition. The first part of the audition is a video recording of the scholar singing “America the Beautiful”. The second part is what is called a sight-reading exercise. This is where your child will receive a piece of music that he or she has never seen before, and will attempt to sing this song with as accurate of pitch and rhythm as he or she can.

There are a total of 4 sight-reading exercises, and 4 corresponding audio recordings. AUDIO FILES AND MUSIC CAN BE FOUND HERE!!! There is one set of materials for sopranos, one for altos, one for tenors, and one for basses. Your child will only be required to sing the sight-reading exercise for the part he or she is auditioning for, not all four exercises.

For example, if you have a son that is auditioning as a tenor, this is what he would do:

– First, record him singing the first verse of “America the Beautiful”

– Second, have him open the sight-reading exercise for tenor on either a phone or tablet. If you have a printer, you can also print it.

– The audio recording for the tenor audition will play the starting note, give the tempo, and then play the piece of music. Once your son has listened to the recording, he must then attempt to sing the piece of music without the audio recording. He can sing it on “la, la, la”, “ta, ta, ta”, etc.

-I am trusting each student will only listen to the recording 3 times before attempting to sing it by himself or herself.

-Once your son has recorded himself singing both parts of the audition, please submit those videos to me by email, at trenton.rasmussen@gmail.com.

Please submit your auditions no later than Wednesday, JULY 10th. 

I look forward to receiving these video auditions, and seeing your children this July!

Regards,

Mr. Trent Rasmussen

Heritage Academy welcomes Ms. Marin Fairbanks to the Maricopa campus as our new 7th and 8th grade history teacher! 

Ms. Fairbanks wanted to work at Hogwarts but the only available position was Defense against the Dark Arts.  Realizing that the HISTORY of that position was quite precarious, she decided to return to her Alma Mater Heritage Academy as our 7th and 8th grade History teacher.

Ms. Fairbanks’ perspective as an Alumni of Heritage has given her a unique viewpoint of this amazing school. Her time as a scholar at Heritage was so influential, that it was in her 7th grade history class she decided that teaching was her life’s passion.

After graduating Heritage, Ms. Fairbanks attended Brigham Young University Idaho and graduated with her Bachelors in Social Studies Education with an emphasis in History. She has spent the last few years teaching 6th and 7th grade Social Studies in Las Vegas but is grateful to be back in good old Arizona.

Though she was educated at the Mesa Campus, she is excited to be a part of the Maricopa team in bringing the unique mission of Building America’s Heroes to Maricopa.

Please join us in welcoming Ms. Marin Fairbanks to our family of Heroes!

BUILDING UPDATE…  

(Parent Letter sent from Mrs. Ellsworth 6/29)

I am writing to provide an update on our building progress, as we have received many inquiries about possible building-completion delays, and those asking about our back-up plans. I did not want to communicate prematurely and wanted to make sure there was a solid plan in place before communication was sent. I sincerely appreciate your patience and understanding through this process.

As of today, our building is behind schedule on completion.  We are doing all we can to make up time and speed up the process. However, on July 24 the building will not be ready for occupancy.

Elements Conference and Event Center at Ultra Star has the space and availability and has kindly offered to host our school for a period of 8 weeks while we finish construction. We hope it doesn’t take the full 8 weeks to complete construction, but we will plan on this temporary location at Ultra Star until the end of September, just in case.  We will then begin holding class at the Heritage Academy Maricopa campus the minute we get clearance for occupancy and will keep you updated on the progress. We have prepared information packets to give you at our Meet the Teacher Night on July 18th from 6-8 pm (come and go), which will be held at Elements. We can address any questions at that time. We will also offer a quick tour of the facility.  After speaking with Elements at Ultra Star, we are confident in the facilities, set up, staff support, and safety of this temporary location. We are excited to work with them and we think the scholars will enjoy the learning experience at this facility.

At Heritage, we know education is the reason we are here.  We know that having order and maintaining an effective learning environment is crucial to this education. This has been on the forefront of our minds as we have been planning. We are taking extra precautions and setting up extra security measures to make sure we are safe and secure at all facilities. We feel it is imperative as we create the Heritage culture in Maricopa that scholars, parents and staff alike treat our temporary campus as we would (if not better than) our permanent one.

Thank you for choosing Heritage Academy and for trusting us with the education of your scholar. As a valuable member of the Heritage community, you are key to our success. Our teachers are excited to meet your scholar on July 18th and to assist in their success this year! I am looking forward to seeing you throughout the year and learning how Heritage can benefit your scholar. Your partnership is valuable and appreciated.  It’s truly going to be a great inaugural year as we Build America’s Heroes, Together.

Sincerely,

Mrs. Kimberly Ellsworth, Principal

THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL IS JULY 24TH!!

ORDER YOUR UNIFORMS TODAY!!!  
Uniform Guidelines:
·   Heritage Polo – Red, White, or Blue must be purchased from an approved uniform vendor (Heritage Logo Required).
·   Pants, shorts or skirts/dresses can be purchased anywhere as long as they meet the dress code standards (must be beige khaki (lightest color option) or navy. Skirts/dresses must be knee length. Shorts must be no shorter than four inches above the knee. Cargo pockets are not allowed. No Jeans.
·   Outer wear (sweatshirts, sweaters, jackets) can be purchased anywhere as long as they meet the dress code standards (must be solid red, white, or navy blue with no graphics or lettering. (Heritage Logo not required)
· Sports/PE must be from an approved uniform vendor. (Educational Outfitters/Printed Desert ONLY) Uniform consists of navy blue basketball shorts with HA logo and a solid red t-shirt with HA logo.

THERE ARE (3) APPROVED UNIFORM VENDORS TO CHOOSE FROM:

1. Educational Outfitters http://phoenix.educationaloutfitters.com/10% OFF SALE RUNS THROUGH JULY 10th!
2. Printed Desert – https://heritageacademyuniforms.com/
See flyer for details: Printed Desert PriceSheet 2019.pdf
ORDERS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR PICK UP AT MEET THE TEACHER JULY 18th.
3.  Lands’ End https://www.landsend.com/co/account/school-uniforms School Account # 900147471 (Under Mesa -District)– Better quality uniforms. Seem to last longer and don’t fade or shrink. Periodically offer 40% off.

PLAYING SPORTS FOR THE  2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR??

Your scholar will need to fill out the ATHLETIC PACKET which includes a physical. Sports physicals are available at Dignity Urgent Care (next to McDonald’s) for $25, or most doctor’s offices will fill out the physical form if your scholar has had a well-check with them within the last year for no charge.

SPORTS/PE UNIFORM is required for all sports classes (with the exception of bowling and golf.  The uniform must be from an approved uniform vendor. (Educational Outfitters or Printed Desert). The uniform consists of navy blue basketball shorts with HA logo and a solid red t-shirt with HA logo.

Educational Outfitters: http://phoenix.educationaloutfitters.com/heritage-academy-maricopa-campus/ JULY 1-10 5% OFF (NO CODE NEEDED)

 Printed Desert: https://heritageacademyuniforms.com/ 

FINAL REPORT CARDS …  
A huge THANK YOU to everyone who has sent in their FINAL REPORT CARD!  
Please make sure we get a copy of it by JULY 16th.  You can email it to thoffman@heritageacademyaz.com.
….AND TESTING SCORES TOO! 
We will need a copy of  the 2018-2019 AZ Merit and AIMS testing scores too!  You will receive these in the mail from your last school sometime in JUNE or JULY!  You may not receive these before school starts, but please bring a copy to us as soon as you get them!!

COME BE A PART OF IT!

NEXT PTO MEETING:

THURSDAY, JULY 11th – 6:30 to 7:30 PM

43954 Palo Abeto Dr. 

JOIN US ON FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/groups/heritageptomaricopa/

Due to all the requests to include an 11th grade this first year of opening our Maricopa campus, we are making it happen! Visit HAMARICOPA.COM to enroll, and share it with your friends to let them know the good news!

SERVING UP A SUCCESSFUL LUNCH SERVICE

ONLINE ACCOUNTS FOR SCHOLARS CAN BE SET-UP 2 WEEKS PRIOR TO THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL!  

We take the guesswork out of what’s for lunch by delivering hot, delicious meals directly to your child’s school. http://www.myhotlunchbox.com/

We do not charge any fees to create an account or to order student’s lunches. Our meal prices are typically at or below a restaurant’s in­ store price. Place orders and process payment on our secure website.  No more forgetting or losing lunch money!

No minimum orders. You can order lunches for one day, one week or months in advance. Add, edit, or cancel an order up to noon on the day before delivery.  You can print a calendar view of lunch orders and receive weekly opt-in email reminders.  Additionally, if you add orders and forget to process payment you will receive an alert.We offer a range of selections at a variety of price points. Our menus include combos, entrees and a la carte options.

My Hot Lunchbox is happy to accommodate gluten-free, dairy-free and vegetarian meal choices.  We are a peanut free company.  Our Customer Service Team is happy to help. For any inquires please call: 1-888-894-8295.

COLLEGE CORNER

  • College Resources available now on Social Media.
    Facebook                        Instagram
  • Do you quality for a FREE education? Vsit ACE INFO or contact Mrs. Weiler – aweiler@heritageacademyaz.com

Earn an Associates Degree at Heritage Academy!

Do you want to learn how to maximize your early college credits?

How about ways to save time and money toward your bachelor’s degree?

The Success Coach from Heritage Academy can provide a personalized student support system for information, advice, and encouragement.  She can recommend which courses to take, ensure you are taking them in the right order, and answer any questions you have along the way.  Appointments are available every other Wednesday (7:30-2:30 pm) during May. Use the link to schedule your appointment. CLICK HERE TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT

The 9th and 10th grade Science/Spanish Tour for Spring 2020 will be to Puerto Rico!

Here are the details if you are interested:
The first payment for this tour is due IMMEDIATELY!!!!  CLICK HERE TO MAKE A PAYMENT! ***Field Trips, Tours, and class fee are ECA eligible***
Please email Mr. Barry Halterman at bhalterman@heritageacademyaz.com for questions or to register!
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