Lunch Room Help
10/18/2018 3:33 pm
We need a few extra hands in the cafeteria the week of October 22nd - 26th while testing takes place in the school. Please click HERE to sign up for a shift at 10:30am or 11:30am. Thanks!!
Autumn Adventure - October 21st
10/18/2018 3:33 pm
No pre-order accepted after Friday October 12th. All wristbands will be sent home with your child on Thursday, October 18th. Wristbands are all access this year and will include everything - no additional tickets necessary! We have lots of exciting activities planned including:
* a fun family trunk or treat
* backyard lawn games
* swing ride
* grade level costume contests with prizes
* photo booth
* bring cash for food vendors and jail
Under 3 years old free
At the door - everyone is $20
Halloween Candy Drive!
10/18/2018 3:02 pm
Thursday, November 1st
Friday, November 2nd
Students and parents – donate your extra Halloween candy during morning carpool/bus drop off! Students are invited to the HFE Lobby to write a note of encouragement for children and families staying at the Ronald McDonald House right here in Sandy Springs.
Click HERE to sign up for a volunteer shift.
Mother Son Date Night 11/9!
10/17/2018 10:00 am
Please join us for Bingo for Mother Son Date Night from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm on Friday, November 9th at Lifetime Fitness at The Prado! Check- in begins at 6:00 pm, and Bingo will start at 6:30 pm sharp! A pizza dinner will be served. Each person will receive one bingo card for the evening, and if you would like to increase your chances of winning, you may purchase additional bingo cards in advance for $5.00 per card. We plan to play approximately 8 games of bingo, and there will be prizes for the winners of each game. The deadline for purchasing tickets and additional bingo cards is 12:00 noon on Wednesday, November 7th. No tickets or cards will be sold the night of the event.
Lifetime Fitness requires a completed waiver for each person. Please bring the completed forms with you to the event.
EA Member Tickets click HERE.
Non-EA Member Tickets click HERE.
We will also need a few volunteers during the event. Click HERE to sign up for a shift.
Spirit Day at Zoe's Kitchen 10/23!
10/17/2018 9:52 am
Our next Spirit event is an all day one! Eat at Zoe's Kitchen (5840 Roswell Rd, Atlanta, GA) on October 23rd and mention you are with HFE for us to receive a percentage of the sales. Go anytime that works for you!
Don’t forget to let them know you are with Heards Ferry!
Thanksgiving Feast 2018!
10/17/2018 9:52 am
Our annual Thanksgiving Feast is almost here! We invite you to come and eat a traditional Thanksgiving meal at school with your child. Kindergarten, 1st and 4th grades will have their feast on Wednesday, November 14th and Pre-K, 2nd, 3rd and 5th grades will have their feast on Thursday, November 15th. Please see the schedules attached for specific times.
Due to limited seating, we encourage everyone to go online early to purchase their tickets in advance. This will allow our cafeteria staff to be able to plan for the amount of food needed on those days. To purchase tickets, log onto http://osp.osmsinc.com/fultonga or click on the link to the Online SchoolPayments (OSP) located on the Heards Ferry Elementary website. You will need to set up your account when you order your tickets. You will be asked to enter your child’s student i.d. number when setting up your account. If you do not know their i.d. number, you may contact the front office at 470-254-6190 and someone will be able to provide you with that information. Click on the link to order your tickets. Tickets are $4.00 each. Please note that $.65 of every ticket sold will go into a special fund to be used for projects around the school. Choose the number of tickets needed for the day you will be participating. You may pay with your Visa or MasterCard credit or debit card. Deadline to purchase tickets is Sunday, November 4th. Tickets will be sent home with your oldest child. If you plan to attend, please purchase your tickets prior to the deadline.
Red Ribbon Week October 29th – November 2nd!
10/12/2018 8:24 am
The theme this year is “Life Is Your Journey. Travel Drug Free."
You are invited to participate in a week of spirit to celebrate our choice to be drug free.
Monday – Proud to be Drug Free! Wear red to help kick off Red Ribbon Week!
Tuesday – Peace Out to Drugs! Wear peace signs and/or tie dye
Wednesday – Say Boo to Drugs! Dress up as your favorite storybook character (no masks/hoodies)!
Thursday – Follow Your Dreams! Wear your pajamas!
Friday - Team Up Against Drugs! Wear your favorite sports shirt or jersey
Yearbook Cover Art Contest
10/8/2018 9:19 am
Calling All HFE Superheros!! Enter The 2018-19 Yearbook Cover Art Contest NOW! This year's theme is "What Makes You A Superhero?". All artwork due to the Front Office by November 30th. Be Creative and have FUN but follow the artwork guidelines. A winner will be selected for each grade and students will vote on the final cover art winner. We can't wait to see what amazing artwork we receive this year! Click HERE for artwork guidelines.
HFE is a National Blue Ribbon School!
10/1/2018 8:58 pm
We are elated to announce that Heards Ferry is an official United States Department of Education 2018 National Blue Ribbon School! We were 1 of 13 schools in the entire state of Georgia to be nominated for this prestigious award. The National Blue Ribbon Schools Program recognizes public and private elementary, middle, and high schools based on their overall academic excellence or their progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups. Every year the U.S. Department of Education seeks out and celebrates great American schools and we are honored to be chosen as a 2018 National Blue Ribbon School for our overall academic excellence. This award affirms the hard work of students, teachers, families, and our community in creating a safe and welcoming school where students master challenging content. The National Blue Ribbon School flag that we will now proudly display is a widely recognized symbol of exemplary teaching and learning. Thank you to all our stakeholders for helping us achieve this amazing honor!
HFE International Inquirers
10/1/2018 12:00 am
During the month of October, HFE students will expand their knowledge about the famous landmarks and cities regarding their country of study. Research will be placed in the hallway to create interest and drive inquiry. We can’t wait to see the creative displays! We will continue the effort to learn words and phrases in various languages.
Speech Bubbles: "Goodbye"
Students are busy learning different words and phrases from many different countries!
Cookies for Character
10/1/2018 12:00 am
The learner profile for the month of October is Inquirer/ Thinker. The attitudes are: creativity, enthusiasm and independence. Please take time at home to discuss the importance of critical thinking skills. Encourage your child to develop his/ her natural curiosity! Click here for more information.
Eagle Walk - Commemorative Brick Campaign
9/30/2018 7:43 pm
Take the next step—order your Brick today!
The Heards Ferry Elementary Eagle Alliance invites you to celebrate your connection to HFE by purchasing a brick in the Eagle Walk. Leave your family’s legacy on HFE’s Eagle Walk with your family name or the name of anyone you wish to honor or remember. Your engraved brick will become part of the walkway at the school and will be a reminder to current families, visitors, and future HFE Eagles of this school’s rich history and community pride.
SIZE & PRICE OPTIONS
$100: Text only – up to three lines with 20 total spaces per line.
$125: Text and Clip Art (eagle, flower, heart, etc.) – up to three lines with 15 spaces per line.
$150: Text only – up to six lines with 20 spaces per line.
$175: Text and Clip Art (eagle, flower, heart, etc.) – up to four lines with 20 spaces per line.
Click HERE to purchase your Brick!
When your brick payment is confirmed, you will be directed to the Polar Engraving site to customize your brick and complete your order.
If you have any questions please contact us at email@example.com
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
Donuts for Dads - Event for 4th and 5th grades on October 17th.
Garden Days - Assist in the HFE garden on specific days throughout the year.
Halloween Candy Drive - Collect candy to donate to the Ronald McDonald House.
Mother Son Date Night - Help with the BINGO event at Lifetime.
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.
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. Sessions are on Wednesday, Oct. 3 from 9:30-10:30am and Friday, Oct. 19 from 9:00-10:00am in the Media Center. Click HERE to sign up. 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.
Heards Ferry Elementary School
6151 Powers Ferry Road
Sandy Springs, GA 30339