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Monthly Archives: May 2015

Dear Families,

Today is our last day of third grade. I have been honored to get to spend each day with your child, each one of them is a true gift. I can honestly say that I am sad to see the year come to an end, these children are amazing. I hope you all have a wonderful summer and will be able to take time to Sharpen you Saws as a family. I look forward to seeing most of you in the fall. For now, I leave you with this:

Dear Parents,

I give you back your child, the same child you confidently entrusted to my care last fall. I give him back pounds heavier, inches taller, months wiser, more responsible, and more mature than he was then.

Although he would have attained his growth in spite of me, it has been my pleasure and privilege to watch his personality unfold day by day. I give him back reluctantly, for having spent nine months together in the narrow confines of a crowded classroom, we have grown close, have become a part of each other, and we shall always retain a little of each other.

Ten years from now if we met on the street, your child and I, a light will shine to our eyes, a smile to our face, and we shall feel the bond of understanding once more, this bond we feel today.

We have lived, loved, laughed, played, studied, learned, and enriched our lives together this year. I wish it could go on indefinitely, but give him back I must. Take care of him, for he is precious.

Remember that I shall always be interested in your child and his destiny, wherever he goes, whatever he does, whoever he becomes. His joys and sorrows I’ll always be happy to share. Your child will forever live in my heart.

With heartfelt love,

Mrs. Bristle


Second Grade Smarties


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Today was an amazing day at the zoo for our third graders! We had a beautiful day learning about the animals and their care. We had a wonderful opportunity to see many of the newest additions to the zoo, baby snow leopards, a baby moose and a baby gorilla. This allowed us to make great connections to our latest science unit about life cycles and how baby animals share traits with their parents. Students worked had to complete their quests and everyone had some time to sharpen their saws! Thank you to our wonderful PTO for this experience today!  


Yesterday we had a great day as we explored our local community. We visited the Pickerington Historical Museum, City Hall and the Mayor’s office, and the fire station. We learned a ton about local history, local government and service workers in our local economy.  We had a wondeful day, and Mayor Gray made a proclamation declaring that Friday May 22, 2015 is Heritage Elementary Day in the city of Pickerington! 


Second Grade Smarties

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 – chicken nuggets, corn, fruit, and milk
Wednesday, May 27,2015 Big Daddy Pizza, green beans, fruit, and milk
Thursday, May 28, 2015 – cheese filled breadsticks, corn and carrots, fruit, and milk

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Synergy was in full swing at Heritage today as we enjoyed fun day! The kids had a blast working together at each station, and even took part in some healthy competition. Our PTO always does a wonderful job with this event and we are so grateful to them for putting it on again this year!  


On Sunday, June 14, 2015 the PCMA Food Pantry of Pickerington will be hosting a Spring Fundraising on the grounds of Seton Parish from 2-8 pm.  The First Annual Food Truck Frenzy will feature a variety of food trucks from around Central Ohio.

The day will also include activities for the entire family.  There will be inflatables, a family craft center, face painting and balloons.  Both the Violet Township fire department and a K9 unit from the City Police department will be on-site.  Our Dunk Machine committee is currently putting together a list of local personalities.

The Bicentennial Stage (sponsored by the City of Pickerington) will showcase all local talent, including several Pickerington Local School District groups.

Major sponsors include City of Pickerington, Violet Township, Diley Ridge Medical Center and Fairfield National Bank. The PTO’s from all buildings are also acting as sponsors.

This is truly a community event for the entire family!