Teacher/Staff Gift Fund
9/18/2018 2:44 pm
New this year you can contribute your family’s teacher and staff gift donation(s) online! Parents are encouraged to contribute a donation per student. The suggested amounts are $30 for grades 1 – 5 and $40 for grades PK – K. Your contribution(s) will cover gifts for winter holiday and end of year for:
- Your child’s/children teacher
- Specials teachers (Art, Media Center, Music, Spanish and P.E.)
- Our beloved custodial, cafeteria and other HFE staff members
Donations are being accepted now through the end of September. Click HERE to donate today!
IB Celebration September 28th!
9/18/2018 2:44 pm
We are excited to celebrate receiving our International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme Accreditation! Coming up next Friday, September 28th:
~ Have your student wear a blue or white shirt - the official colors of IB.
~ Service and Outreach will be collecting travel size shampoo, soap, toothpaste and toothbrushes. Please send these to school with your child!
~ Live entertainment will be provided by Cafe Jam for students during lunchtime.
~ We are having an afternoon dance party complete with a DJ, international music and a visit from a special someone.
Volunteers are needed. Please click HERE for more information and to sign up for a slot.
Volunteers Needed for Fall 2018!
9/18/2018 2:43 pm
You are now able to sign up for Fall 2018 volunteer oppurtunities! Click the links below.
Lunch Bunch - Our smallest Eagles can use a little bit of help navigating the lunch line, opening containers and getting straws, napkins and more.
School Store - The School Store is open Monday - Thursday for students purchase items.
Media Center - Volunteers will be shelving, checking in books, and helping students find books
Hearing and Vision Screening - Assist the speech teachers in giving the hearing and vision tests with the audiometers and vision charts on October 2nd.
Garden Days - Assist in the HFE garden on specific days throughout the year.
Chick-fil-A Spirit Night September 25th!
9/14/2018 7:58 am
Chick-fil-A Spirit Night will be September 25st from 5:30pm - 7:30pm. Mark your calendars and remember to tell them that you are with HFE as they are giving back 10% of the proceeds!
Parent Enrichment Speaker
9/14/2018 7:57 am
Please join us on Wednesday, September 26th at 7:45-8:45 AM as Ben Halpert, founder of Savvy Cyber Kids, will talk about internet safety both at school and home and how to stay up-to-date in an effort to keep kids, of all ages, aware and safe in this digital age. Ben will discuss the latest trends, apps and hidden dangers on the internet. By day, Ben is a a VP of Risk and Corporate Security at a data privacy and security company in Atlanta and by night, he promotes cyber ethics education via his nonprofit organization, Savvy Cyber Kids, which he started in 2007. In addition to authoring an award winning book series about internet safety, he has also appeared on numerous media outlets including CNN, HLN, Fox News, ABC, and Good Day Atlanta.
Footprints for the Future 10K/5K
9/13/2018 11:08 am
Join HFE's team at this year's Sandy Springs Education Force (SSEF) 5th Annual Footprints for the Future 10K/5K Road Race on October 13th. Click HERE to register and make sure to join team "HFE Eagles"! Use code TEAM to get a $5 discount.
HFE is an IB Certified School
9/5/2018 2:24 pm
We are very proud to announce that we were informed by IB International that Heards Ferry Elementary is an official IB Primary Years Programme Certified School!!!!! After 5 years of hard work and dedication from the staff, students and community, we have earned this distinguished title. It is a very exciting time for not only our school but also for our community. Along with our school, High Point Elementary and Lake Forest Elementary have also been certified. Therefore, the Riverwood cluster of schools is a PK-12 feeder pattern of IB schools. Our cluster includes Heards Ferry Elementary, High Point Elementary, Lake Forest Elementary, Ridgeview Middle School and Riverwood High School. We are the first cluster in Fulton County Schools to be an IB cluster. We could not be more proud to be a Heards Ferry Eagle! Thank you for your commitment to our school. We could not have done this without all of your dedication.
Donuts for Dads!
9/3/2018 12:42 pm
Calling all 4th and 5th grade Dads! Here is your chance to see what your child has been working on in the classroom. Join us for our new event, Donuts for Dads, on October 17th from 8am-9am. If Dad isn't able to attend your student can invite another special someone (uncle, grandfather, godfather, etc) to come.
Please RSVP by Clicking HERE by Friday, October 12th.
HFE International Inquirers
9/3/2018 12:29 pm
During the month of September, HFE students will expand their knowledge about the geography regarding their country of study. They will explore physical features, such as mountains, deserts, rivers and oceans. They will also inquire about the various ways people affect and are affected by the natural world. Research will be placed in the hallway to create interest and drive inquiry.
Speech Bubbles: "Hello"
Students are busy learning different words and phrases from many different countries!
Cookies for Character
9/3/2018 12:25 pm
The learner profile for the month of September is Communicator. The attitudes are Respect, Cooperation, Tolerance and Empathy. Please take time at home to discuss the importance of being able to understand and express ideas and information confidently and creatively in a variety of different techniques! Click here for more information.
Spirit Wear Store Is Still Open!
8/31/2018 10:35 am
We have lots of cool tees and accessories for students to show their school spirit! Check our store and shop now!
You can continue to order Spirit Wear by clicking HERE!
Fall Box Top Collection
8/29/2018 10:01 pm
Help Earn Free Money for HFE. The Fall Box Tops Collection is Monday, October 22nd. Every Box Top is worth 10 cents, so get clipping. Include child's name, grade and teacher because the top 3 students and top 2 classrooms to collect Box Tops receive prizes. Also, download the Box Top Bonus App to earn additional Box Tops on purchased products. Click HERE for a Box Top form to complete.
Birthday Book Club!
8/28/2018 3:09 pm
Do you want to encourage your child's love of reading and spirit of giving? Birthday Book Club is back! This is a special way to celebrate your student's birthday and add books to the HFE library. Each donation is recognized by placing a personalized label with your child's name on the inside of the book. Sign ups will be ongoing throughout the year. Click HERE for more information.
Digital Citizenship Parent Coffee Q&A
8/27/2018 4:22 pm
Sarah Severson, Media and Educational Technology Instructor, will be hosting a Digital Citizenship Informational Coffee and Q&A for parents. Sign-up begins Sept. 4th by clicking HERE with room for 30 attendees per session. Sessions will be offered on Wednesday, Oct. 3 from 9:30-10:30am and Friday, Oct. 19 from 9:00-10:00am in the Media Center. Don’t worry…if you are unable to attend, you can view it at a later date on the school website. Parent resources will also be posted for your reference!
The Eagle Alliance Needs Your Support!
8/15/2018 12:03 pm
Did you know...
- that the Eagle Alliance funds nearly every single academic program, including the Science Lab, writing and math programs, field trips, and teacher training?
- that the Eagle Alliance plans and funds nearly every single event throughout the school year such as STEM Day, International Day, Talent Show, Date Nights, etc.?
- that the Eagle Alliance supports our teachers by providing a mini-grant program, teacher stipend checks to help them setup their classrooms, and a classroom supply closet?
- that the Eagle Alliance spends more than $200/student to supplement the funds received from your tax dollars to support all the programs that make HFE the school it is?
- that the Eagle Alliance funds after-school activities like Chorus and STEM Club?
- that the Eagle Alliance provides parent enrichment speakers and activities for our families?
- that the Eagle Alliance does no other major fundraising throughout the year, and your membership is our one BIG ask?
- that your Eagle Alliance membership gives you discounted pricing for Eagle Alliance supported events like the Fall Festival, Date Nights, Parent Party, and Talent Show?
- that Eagle Alliance memberships start at $25?
*You must be logged in to access the membership payment page
RIVERWOOD RUNS FOR A REASON 5K
8/5/2018 7:10 am
Come support Riverwood International Charter School' s Community Service Club' s 3rd Annual - Riverwood Runs For A Reason 5K on October 27th. This event benefits RICS Honduras Spring Break trip and Habitat For Humanity. Click HERE to view the flyer and learn more.
2018 - 2019 Yearbooks!
8/1/2018 12:00 am
The HFE 2018-19 Yearbook is on sale NOW for only $25!! The price will go up to $35 after December 31st, so don't wait!! Is this your FIRST year at HFE? Are you a graduating 5th grader?? You won't want to miss out on these precious HFE memories! The ONLY way to guarantee that you will receive a Yearbook in May is to PRE-ORDER ONE NOW ONLINE with Code 14991! Click HERE for more yearbook information.
Volunteer Training for 2018/2019 School Year
6/27/2018 11:39 am
All persons wanting to volunteer in the Fulton School District will need to fill out a NEW application and take the online Sex Abuse Protocol Training. This application and process will be valid for the period of June 2018 until June 2020. We renew all volunteers on a two year basis.
Click HERE to complete the volunteer process for the 2018/2019 school year. You will not be able to volunteer in a classroom until this training has been completed.
Heards Ferry Elementary School
6151 Powers Ferry Road
Sandy Springs, GA 30339