Multiage

Multiage classes are created when children of different ages and grade levels are intentionally combined in a single classroom to realize academic and social benefits. Multiage is an option for incoming kindergarten families, who may choose between multiage, looping, and traditional single year classrooms. You can apply for HHE's multiage program by filling out are online application or by picking up and completing a hard copy from the front office. Applications for the 2016-2017 school year are no longer being accepted.

Multiage at HHE
Heron Heights is proud to currently offer K/1 and 2/3 multiage classes. A student enters our multiage family in kindergarten as a "younger" and remains in the same class for his/her first grade year new youngers enter the classroom. First graders, or "olders" as we refer to them, develop leadership and problem solving skills as they act as role models to their younger peers. Olders inspire youngers to push themselves as they learn and work alongside one another. Our multiage classes are run like families and are taught by teachers who believe that children learn as much from their peers as they do their teacher. Lasting friendships, differentiated instruction, and an understanding of how children learn makes multiage an enticing option for Heron Heights families that you can't find just anywhere.

George Celebrates his 1st Birthday

Happy Birthday George!!! The lovable dwarf hamster of room 161 recently celebrated his first birthday and his Froggy Friend caretakers did not let the day go unnoticed. His classmates and their families showered him with gifts and warm wishes. He received a new cage, tubes, a peanut ball, carrots, cauliflower, yogurt pretzels, sesame balls, papaya snacks, and many cards filled with love. Even Mr. King stopped by to personally wish him a happy birthday. That is one lucky hamster!

3rd Annual Trunk-or-Treat

Mark your calendars for our next family event. Our annual trunk-or-treat will be on Thursday, October 27th. All multiage families will receive an evite through "Sign Up Genius" to reserve a parking space for the event. Set-up will begin at 6:30 and children will collect candy from 7:00-7:45. Please read through this year's flyer (click 'read more' to download) for all the details. This is one event you don't want to miss!

Cosmic Bowling Success

Thank you to all of the families who were able to come to our first family event of the year. We hope you had the opportunity to meet and/or reconnect with some other multiage families. We love seeing the students and their siblings, both older and younger, having fun and fostering friendships. Plus, our shirts looked AWESOME under the black lights!! Thank you for showing your support of our program.

Believe in Yourself!

The HHE multiage teachers are excited to kick off another school year. We want to welcome all of our new multiage families and say, drumroll....."YOU ARE IN MULTIAGE!!" We know many of your have been anxiously awaiting your child's kindergarten placement all summer, and we hope that you are pleased with the outcome. We are so happy you have joined us on this incredible journey. Our hope is that one day your entire family will look back on your child's four years in multiage as four of your most memorable. And to all of our AMAZING returning families, "Welcome Back!!"

This year's theme, "Believe in Yourself" is a perfect fit, as it is something you often hear in our classrooms as we support each other in our learning. We also love the "Be You" message that embedded. We are excited to plan lessons and discussions focused on this year's theme. Looking forward to a great year!

HHE Career Day

On Thursday, May 26th, the students of HHE experienced their first Career Day. Organized by Mrs. Srebnik, our talented technology teacher and proud multiage parent, the day included representatives from dozens of careers. The children moved from room to room and each child heard six different presentations. Multiage students met and learned from a software architect, fire fighters, a computer engineer, a virtual reality engineer, a board game inventor, home pest control experts, a home health provider, and a sports agent. Thank you to all the multiage parents who volunteered their time to come to HHE and speak to us about your awesome careers, and thank you to Mrs. Srebnik for organizing such an informative and inspirational morning.

Multiage Water Day, June 3rd

Calling all fun seeking Multiagers!!! Let’s end our year with a splash! Our highly anticipated Multiage Water Day will be on Friday, June 3rd at the Heron Heights amphitheater. Students are going to collaborate and participate in a variety of water themed events. So wear your multiage t-shirts and prepare yourselves for a wet, fun-filled afternoon!!!

Annual Multiage Pool Party, June 3rd

As school comes to an end, there is time for one last party before summer break. Our Pool Party is an annual family event that celebrates the accomplishments of 122 students and 6 staff members. It’s a time to reminisce and strengthen the bonds of new friendships for both students and parents. This event is all about FUN & FAMILY!!

June 3rd, 3-5PM
Heron Bay Main Clubhouse

Field Day Rescheduled, June 1

Multiage Field Day has been rescheduled for June 1st, 9-11 am. Please note there is a location change, and we will now have field day on campus. A BIG you to all the parents who volunteered to let us use your tailgating tents at the park. Turns out we will no longer need them, as we can now use the PE pavilion for shade. Parents are welcome to come cheer us on and we will need your help assisting with the various stations. Please enter through the office and meet us out back. To renew our color war excitement due to the rescheduling delay, we are encouraging kids and parents to go ALL OUT in their colors for the big day. Looking forward to seeing our SPIRITED families in blue and green on June 1st.

Turning Rain into Rainbows

Although our day didn't go as planned, and we were understandably disappointed by the cancellation of our field day, two of the K/1 teachers decided to use the day as a learning opportunity. Often in life, we have plans, and they don't always turn out the way we had hoped. Learning to be flexible and realizing that we are the only ones who can change our outlook on life are lessons we all have to learn at some point. Today, we decided to turn our day around and reinforce these character traits within our students.

We started our day as normal, word work, calendar, read to buddy, etc...but then at 9 am, we brought the kids together and told them that today was not just going to be an ordinary day. We filled the day with cooperative exercises. Groups designed aluminum foil boats, built domes using toothpicks and gumdrops, and got artistic with shaving cream.

Multiage Color War Has Begun!

Our Multiage Color War started off with a bang on Friday, May 13th. Students are wearing their color (blue or green) for five consecutive school days. Starting Monday, the multiage teachers will begin to give out points, and parents will receive point totals each night. On the last day, Thursday, May 19th, the children will participate in a multiage field day at Pine Trails Park. Parents are welcome to cheer us on at the park from 9:00-11:00 am. If you will be there and can help us out, please contact your child's teacher. We need parents to follow their child's group and help at the different stations. Feel free to come dressed in your family's color. Let's go MULTIAGE!!!

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