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Parent Newsletter April 14, 2022

Heritage Lakes

Parent Newsletter

April 14, 2022

Dear Heritage Lakes Parents,

Please don’t forget that Friday, April 15, is a non attendance day.  Classes will resume on Monday, April 18.  As May will be here before you know it, I wanted to include some important dates that will occur in April and May along with an important reminder if you’re considering sending in treats for your child’s birthday.

If you would like to celebrate your child's birthday with the class and want to send something in for students you must first communicate with the classroom teacher which day and what you are intending to send in as we need to be cognizant of food allergies and also want to minimize classroom disruptions during instructional time.  Please remember that all treats must be individually packaged (this does not mean purchasing cup cakes or cookies and placing them in a bag).

Important Dates for April and May

Candor Presentations

The week of April 18th our 4th grade students will view the Candor Health Program with all 4th grade students during their physical education class.  This program will take 2 to 3 class sessions (roughly two weeks). 

April 21 - Open House

Open House will take place on  April 21 with two 30 minute sessions with a 15 minute break in between.  A-L families from 6:00-6:30, M-Z from 6:45-7:15.

Book Fair Options 

1) Call 630-533-6217 to make an appointment to shop during the day and to  be able to come in and shop between Tuesday 4/19 and Thursday 4/21. 

2) Send your child with money or a check (please realize that all purchases are subject to DuPage County sales tax rate of 8.25%) - checks must include phone number - checks to be made out to Anderson's Book Fair Company or ABC.  If you send money or a check with your child for them to purchase, please make sure you send a note telling us what they are allowed to purchase, or make sure your child understands what they may (or may not) purchase.

3) Visit the Book Fair during Open House times on 4/21.  A-L shop before or during your open house time from 5:30-6:30, M-Z during or after your Open House time from 6:45-7:45.

4) SHOP ONLINE - Go to - search for our school.  All orders made online through 4/20 can be delivered to the school on 4/22 - (or you may pay to have them delivered directly to your home - orders made after 4/20 will have to pay shipping to home charges).

Orchestra  Assembly - April 27- 3rd Grade at JSMS

Third grade students will visit JSMS on 4/27 from 9:00-10:15.  This is an opportunity for the third grade students to learn more about orchestra so they can make an informed decision when deciding if they want to participate in orchestra next year.

4th Grade Band Assembly - April 28 at JSMS 

Fourth grade students will visit JSMS on 4/28 from 9:00-10:15. This is an opportunity for the fourth grade students to learn more about band so they can make an informed decision when deciding if they want to participate in band next year. 

Junior Achievement

This school year Junior Achievement will take place May 4th at 2:30 for all grade levels via Zoom. The purpose of J.A. in a Day (Junior Achievement) is to help students learn about different careers in the community. 

Middle School Family Night

May 4 at 6:30 is Family Night @ JSMS for 5th grade students who will attend 6th grade at JSMS for the 2022-2023 school year. 

May 20th Track and Field Day

May 20 -  Track & Field Day 

3rd, 4th, 5th and Mrs. Morley 9:30am - 11:30am

K, 1, 2, Miss Damigella and Miss Opacian 1:30p - 3pm

End of the Year Picnic

Heritage Lakes has traditionally (pre-covid) hosted an end of the year picnic the last Friday before the end of the school year.  The picnic is a nice opportunity for families to bring a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy some music along with their Heritage Lakes families.  Pizza is sold by the slice for those who want something to eat and the D.J. is provided by the PTA.  We are planning on holding this event on Friday, May 20 from 5:30-7:00.


May 24 is Step-up-Day for students K-4 from 9:10-9:40.  5th grade will visit JSMS or SMS depending on what school students will attend for the 2022-2023 school year from 9-11:30. 


Mr. Yelaska


Heritage Lakes School