From The Principal

September 1st, 2023
a letter from the principal

Dear Heritage families,

And just like that, one month down! It’s crazy how time flies…but I don’t need to tell you all that. I’m sure most of you posted back to school pictures of your kiddos with a caption that said something like “Time needs to slow down!” or “How do I have a 6th grader?!” This time is precious and I’m so grateful to be a small part of our students' journey through elementary school!

I want to share some exciting news around our 2023 CMAS Testing results. In typical Heritage fashion, we showed great growth as well as achievement. Families of students in 4th-6th grade should have already received your individual student’s CMAS results in the mail. We created a slideshow for our staff to celebrate our success and I wanted to share that with our families. I am thrilled to share that Heritage Elementary School was ranked number 14 on SchoolDigger out of 922 schools in the state of Colorado! This rating is based on all CMAS scores from the spring of 2023 in both math and literacy. In addition, we are the number two neighborhood school in the district!! This is a direct result of our staff’s unflagging dedication to student success and our amazing students’ hard work! Great work, everyone! To see our results on SchoolDigger, follow this LINK

Our annual Fund Run event is right around the corner on September 13th. This is one of two annual fundraisers and we’d love your support! If we have 75% of total school participation then I’ll get turned into a human ice cream sundae!

Other School Wide Celebration Awards: 

• $10,000: Crazy Hat Crazy Hair Day!

• $15,000: Our EAs will dress up in COSTUME all day!

• $20,000: CONCERT@ Heritage featuring Mrs. Lawson!

• $25,000: Ninja Nation Obstacle Course At Our School

Over the last couple of weeks, students participated in iReady testing. These assessments provide valuable insights into students' strengths and areas for improvement, helping educators tailor their instruction to better meet the needs of each individual student.

Overall, the start of a new school year is a time of adjustment and excitement, as students and teachers alike adapt to new routines, make new connections, and embark on a fresh year of learning and growth. We are off to a great start and I can’t wait to see where we go!


Katie Lawson