Be Easy To Reach. Give the administration your good email, not your junk email! (important communications)
Get Online. Become familiar with the school website. It is loaded with helpful information! Think school calendar, paying class fees and dues, dress code, PTO, etc. (Interested in carpooling? See PTO section.)
Power Up! Heritage Academy uses PowerSchool , which gives parents and students instant access to information they need to stay up-to-date on student grades, performance, and attendance.
Receive real-time alerts with updates about grades, scores, attendance, assignments, teacher comments, daily bulletins, schedules, and fee transactions.
Access all of your children in one portal
View grades, assignments, attendance, GPA, and more
View announcements from schools
Designed for iPhones/iOS, tablets, and Google/Android devices
Like us on Facebook! Like our public FB page, thensearch for Heritage Academy (closed GROUP). It’s fun to follow our Heroes on social media!
Pay your registration fees before the end of the summer to avoid long lines, but make sure you bring your student to the Back to School Open House on August 8th! New scholars who take a tour and practice opening their locker are ahead!
PTO dues. Once a year each family needs to pay $20 when you register. We don’t do large fundraisers (to make life easy for ya’ll) and the dues are used throughout the year for staff appreciation, parent and kid activities, and an end of year school gift.
School Uniform Shirts. Can be purchased through EducationalOutfitters.com or LandsEnd.com. Watch for sales (June) and check with front desk if interested in used shirts that have been donated.
Keep Those Grades Up! At Heritage, a D is a failing grade. The consequences are that it affects their ability to play sports, go on school tours, and if it is the final grade, the scholar will retake the class or, if a core class, the entire school year. (If there is any question about this, please ask a school representative.)
Join us! The PTO encourages parents and teachers to attend the monthly PTO board meetings. Meetings are educational and often the administration asks for parent feedback. We want you there!
Being involved is easy and fun:
Teachers/Coaches will ask for help on occasion from parents, usually through email. Let them know you are willing.
Sign-Up Genius is a way PTO or others at school might ask for help (emailed) — Examples: bring cake for Constitution Week, or chaperone a performance at the MAC, or help with Spelling Bee.
Come to a PTO meeting and just hear what’s being discussed. Meetings are typically the 3rd Tuesday of each month.
Volunteer to serve a 1-2 year term on the PTO as a board member.
Information about the PTO at Heritage Academy Mesa
Our PTO has no carnival! No big fundraisers! (There are plenty of passive fundraising opportunities, but the PTO has no major fundraisers that we will ask you to support.)
We have a $20.00 per family, beginning of the school year payment, as a yearly dues, period. As a parent you are automatically a part of PTO at Heritage! What do we do with the money? Read on….
The PTO’s ultimate goal is to benefit every scholar who attends Heritage. How we accomplish that is for each PTO initiative and committee to directly benefit heritage teachers and/or parents.
The Committees currently are: Staff and Teacher Appreciation, Academics, Fine Arts, Sports, Membership, Communications, Parent/Child service projects, and Constitution Week.
PTO Board members are parents or teachers at Heritage Academy who are elected yearly in April and their primary responsibility is to chair or co-chair one of the PTO committees. Using their leadership, all parents and teachers are invited to support the year’s initiatives, how and when they are able.
PTO Board vacancies sometimes need to be filled during the school year, ask for details.
If you have questions or to get in touch with someone on the PTO, just ask at the front desk. Information is also posted to the school website and Facebook page.
All parents and teachers are invited to attend the monthly PTO Board meetings and contribute input.
DONATE WITHOUT SPENDING AN EXTRA DOLLAR!
Each year we rely on successful fundraisers to provide Heritage Academy with funds necessary to build and strengthen programs for our scholars. Below is a list of things you are probably doing already, but by making a quick designation, will be financially benefitting our school. We call it “Set and Forget” fundraising. It’s easy and it only takes 2 minutes to set up!
National Affiliate and Loyalty Fundraising Programs
Through AmazonSmile, shoppers can select a charity to receive 5% of the purchase price. You can still use your normal Amazon account & Amazon app to shop, then when it’s time to checkout, go to smile.amazon.com and .5% of the transaction goes to Heritage! For more details click HERE
The office supply store chain gives 5 percent of sales to schools as store credit when customers provide a school ID number. The Give Back to Schools site has a tool to look up school ID numbers and to print ID cards to hand out to families.
Red Robin has a loyalty program schools can participate in year-round. Customers who are signed up for Red Robin Royalty can designate a school to receive 1 percent of the value of each check when they dine at a Red Robin.
Through the Shoparoo app, families upload photos of receipts from grocery stores, restaurants, and retail stores. A designated school earns points for each receipt uploaded. Shoparoo issues annual checks based on the points earned.
Go to HAMesa.ShutterflyStorefront.com, where you can create and purchase photo books, Holiday cards, and more from Shutterfly, Tiny Prints, and Wedding Paper Divas. The school receives 13 percent of the sales made through the link.
Grocery Store Loyalty Fundraising Programs
Many grocery store chains offer loyalty cards. Shoppers can pick a school to receive reward points or a percentage of their total purchases. Programs vary by chain, and grocery chains may have different programs in different areas.
Here is how: 1. visit https://www.frysfood.com/account/update, 2. log in, 3. select “enroll” in community rewards 4. select Heritage Academy from the list. And Boom! You are helping our school every day!