From The Principal May

May 1, 2022
From the Principal clipart of kids with backpacks

My Wonderful Heritage Community,

Happy May!  It is hard to believe we have only three and a half weeks left in our school year. The year has gone by so quickly, enjoy May as it will be over before we know it! It has been an amazing school year full of growth and community and a welcome return of normalcy!

We are so excited to share that our school auction raised over $36,000! This is truly amazing; I can’t begin to thank you all for your continued generosity. A huge thank you to Jill Montoya and Anna Lamb and PTO members who spent countless hours sending donation letters out, gathering items, and entering all items, images and descriptions into Handbid. We also appreciate our wonderful PTO who supported this event through their marketing efforts as well as the classroom volunteers who worked to create amazing classroom baskets for bidding. I appreciate all who donated items and those of you who bid on our items from home - thank you, thank you!! The money raised will support our curriculum costs for the 2022-2023 school year. These funds will also help keep all of our wonderful classified staff who support our teachers. Speaking of staff, I am excited to share our staffing for next school year with all of you:

Kindergarten: Tami Kennedy, Lori Wheeler

First Grade: Kaelyn Cannon, Katie DiPetro

Second Grade: Kim McKellar, Karen Beck

Third Grade: Sarah Sexton, Heidi Stock

Fourth Grade: Fay Urbana, Ryan Orlowski

Fifth Grade: Erin Howard/Kristi Peters (job share), Paul Edmondson, Jillian Holtz

Sixth Grade: Amanda Frasier, Cheryl Philips, Stephanie McCoy

P.E.: Amanda Lelo

Music: Jack Branning---welcome back!

Art: Emily Myers

English Language Development Teacher: Stephanie Johnson

SSN Teacher: Dustin Silverlake

Mild-Moderate Teachers: Carolyn Bettner, Katrina Christopher

School Psychologist: Mary Senkosky

Speech/Language: Kelsey De La Croix

Counselor: Jen Winkelmann

Social Emotional Learning: Niki Mitchell

Half Time Reading Interventionist: Debi Goldberg

PLS/GT: Jill Montoya

I wanted you all to know that Lindsay Igoe, our music teacher, is moving to Florida to be by the water and beautiful beaches…..lucky lady!   Our school psychologist, Bri Engle has a great opportunity in Parker working with children K-2. Also, Bethany Conrad has just completed her masters program and will be working in the private sector and is excited about this opportunity. I continue to count my blessings each day on how lucky I am to work alongside such an amazing staff.  Thanks as always for your support and partnership.     



     Jean Wolach

     Principal - Heritage Elementary School