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SCHOOL HOURS

M, T, TH, F
Grades TK-3    8:00am-2:20pm
Grades 4-6       8:00am-2:40pm

EVERY WEDNESDAY
All Grades        8:00am-12:45pm

September Character Trait

RESPONSIBILITY
 

STUDENT OF THE MONTH - August

Bella Lopez, TK
Annika Romo, K
Valeria Gonzalez, K
Carolina Lopez, K
Maday Pichardo, K
Andrew Oropesa, K
Ulysses Sibolboro, 1st
Giselle Valencia, 1st
Gerardo Vazquez, 1st
Jayleen Garcia, 2nd
Kristine Lozano, 2nd
Everardo Plazola, 2nd
Sergio Valenzuela, 2nd
Noary Gonzalez, 3rd
Senaida Sedillo, 3rd
Kelly Shoemaker, 3rd
Angelina Mendez, 4th
Isabella Verdugo, 4th
Jizel Trejo, 5th
Dayra Leon, 6th
Noah Marquez, 6th
Mariana Gonzalez, 6th

Welcome Back 2014-2015

Dear Parents,

It is truly my pleasure to extend a warm and heartfelt welcome to you as we begin the 2014/2015 school year at Margaret Heath Elementary.  To our new families, I would like to welcome you to our family! 

I am extremely excited to continue working diligently with our parents and staff members to foster an atmosphere that promotes student learning.  I am committed to working collaboratively with you to ensure that we meet the needs of all students as we continue to implement the new common core state standards and focus on student achievement.  Working together as a team, we will move forward in our mission to nurture respectful, responsible, and resourceful learners who are collaborative problem solvers and effective communicators who think critically and creatively. 

I look forward to working with our dedicated staff, parents and students throughout the school year to ensure that our year is a successful one.  Parent involvement is extremely important; therefore, I encourage you to participate in events, volunteer at the school and/or become a member on one of our committees.  You will definitely have many opportunities to be involved as a parent, and I hope that you consider contributing to the overall success here at the school site!

ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • Class lists will be posted on the gates in front of the school on Wednesday, August 6, 2014.
  • School begins on Monday, August 11th at 8:00 a.m.  Please report to school on time.  We will begin our morning with our flag salute and Husky Creed. The first day of school is a Minimum Day- All students will be dismissed at 1:35.
  • Kinder Orientation will be held in your child’s classroom on the first day of school at 8:10 a.m.
  • On the first day of school, parents may walk their student to their line or classroom and join us in our flag salute and Husky Creed.  However, for safety purposes, parents must leave campus immediately following the creed.  Effective Tuesday, August 12, 2014, parents will not be permitted to enter campus upon arrival.  Students must be dropped off at the front gate by the flag pole no earlier than 7:50 a.m. and should be in line by 8:00 am.
  • Lunch applications have been mailed to you, and you should have already received one.  If you have not, please contact the District Office at 962-3311 x4224.  Once you have completed your application, it can be returned to the school or to the District Office.
  • Back to School Night is scheduled for Thursday, August 28th.  More information will follow.

SCHOOL HOURS  (M,T,Th & F)         

Grades TK-3:                       8:00 a.m. - 2:20 p.m.                          
Grades 4-6:                          8:00 a.m. - 2:40 p.m.
Wednesdays (TK-6):          8:00 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

Re-enrollment packets will be sent home with the students on the first day of school.  It is important that each form is completed thoroughly and accurately.  Please complete and return all forms to your child’s teacher on Tuesday, August 12, 2013.  The office will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call or stop by.  I can be reached at (626) 338-4013. 

I look forward to an academically productive and fun school year!

Sincerely,
Pamela Cruz, Principal

UNIFORMS MANDATED 2014-2015 SCHOOL YEAR

Dear Parents,

As a reminder, all students will be required to report to school on the first day in uniform and adhere to our adopted uniform policy throughout the school year.  

Our uniform is as follows:

  • Khaki or navy blue pants, shorts and skirts
  • White, royal blue or navy blue collared shirts.  Polo shirts are the standard uniform shirt, however button down shirts are acceptable.
  • (Optional) Royal blue polo shirts with the school logo will be sold, but they are not required. 
  • On Fridays only, students will be allowed to wear jeans, but they must wear a Heath shirt (any Heath t-shirt).  Students may also wear their uniform shirt with their jeans on Fridays.
  • Hats and beanies are permitted, but only when extreme weather conditions are present; however, they must be removed when entering the classroom. 
  • We ask that students wear solid color sweaters, preferably navy blue, royal blue, or white.
  • We understand that coats can be difficult to find in a solid color, therefore, we are not asking that coats be worn in any particular color, print, or design. 
  • We will continue to sell shirts, sweaters, and jackets with our logo, but again, these will not be required.
  • In alignment with our school dress code, uniform shirts and pants must not be oversized or too tight. 

Wearing uniforms will provide our school with the following:

  • Prevent dress code issues
  • Decrease pressure that comes with fashion trends
  • Foster a community and emphasize membership
  • Convenient for parents

Please keep in mind that these standard uniforms can be purchased at most big chain stores like Target, Walmart, and Kmart at a reasonable price.  Our uniform vendor, Mary Fer will be on our campus again on Wednesday, August 6th from 9:00-11:00 am for your convenience. 

As always thank you for your cooperation!  Let’s begin preparing for another successful school year!

Huskies' Creed

We are Heath Huskies.

We are confident.

We are exceptional.

We do not make excuses.

We are responsible and outstanding citizens.

We are college bound.

We are Heath Huskies.

We will succeed!

School Mission

The Margaret Heath community is dedicated to nurturing respectful, responsible, and resourceful learners who are collaborative problem solvers and effective communicators who think critically and creatively.

Students are valued and supported in achieving academic success.