From The Principal

February 13, 2024
a letter from the principal

The month of February is full of love and service projects here at Heritage Elementary. I am so proud of our students and staff for their Parties with a Purpose we hosted on Valentine’s Day. Students dedicated part of their day to support others in our community. This included making cards for law enforcement and residents at assisted living centers, creating care packages for soldiers serving overseas, donations for Colorado Puppy Rescue and Denver Dumb Friends League, and a stuffed animal drive for Children’s Hospital.  Our sixth graders finished up their Wish Week fundraiser for MVHS. As a community and school we can be so very proud of the efforts done by all of our students.


A change this year was moving up our parent-teacher conferences to February to ensure that mid-year data is current for our families. Conferences are such a wonderful opportunity for you to touch base with your child’s teacher and review academic data and goals. We value our parent-teacher partnership and so appreciate all your support from home! As always, we are so grateful to our amazing PTO who provided our staff with a delicious lunch the week of conferences. 


Our annual school auction will be at the newly remodeled Lone Tree Golf Club on Friday, April 12, 2024 and this year’s theme is Country Club/Caddy Shack! The auction is our biggest fundraiser aside from the Fall Fund Run. Funds raised at this event will support all grade levels and their curriculum expenses, including math textbooks, phonics workbooks, Scholastic Readers, handwriting books, iReady instruction, and many other online subscriptions we utilize daily. In addition, it allows the school based budget to focus on increasing and maintaining our staff in order to maintain small class sizes and provide support in all classrooms with our  amazing instructional and educational assistants.  If you have an item or service that you or your company or family would like to donate for bidding, we would so appreciate it! We are collecting everything from tickets, sports memorabilia, gift certificates, home services, beauty services, and more! Please contact Jill Montoya ([email protected])  if you would like to donate!  


We are in the process of solidifying our staff for next year.  I will share all staffing information in my April newsletter. We are also beginning our class placement process for next year.  If there is anything I should know about your child and special considerations, please fill out this form. Although we can't promise a specific teacher, we will work diligently to match your child's needs with specific teacher strengths and personalities.


Thank you again for all your support in making Heritage the very best elementary school in Douglas County.  


Katie Lawson