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                                          The next monthly Parent Forum is scheduled for tomorrow, April 17, from 6:00 - 7:30 PM in the BH commons.  Topic - Planning for 2014/2015 school year.
 

Blue Heron Prepares for Incoming 4th Graders and New Students

Blue Heron School announces events/activities to welcome 4th graders and new students for the 2014-15 school year.  New families and students who have been attending private school are welcome to attend all scheduled activities.  Questions may be directed to the Blue Heron office at 360-379-4540.

Open School Tour for Parents:  Visit our fabulous school on one of three dates.  See classrooms, library, support services, cafeteria, gym, technology, project, and play areas.  Tours begin at the top and bottom of each hour: 

·       Tuesday, April 22, 9:00-10:00 AM 

·       Thursday, April 24, 1:30-2:30 PM

·       Tuesday, May 13, 9:00-10:00 AM

Provide Parent Input to Blue Heron Principal and staff about your child to help us create our 4th and 5th grade classroom communities next year.  Parent Input Forms are due on Friday, May 16.  Pick up the form at Blue Heron School office, or download here Parental Input Form 

Moving-Up Day Orientation for current 3rd grade students and parents on Tuesday, June 3 from 10:00-11:00 AM.  School buses will transport Grant Street students to Blue Heron on that day.  Parents should meet their child at Blue Heron.  New students from other schools should arrive at Blue Heron by 10:00 AM. 

  
Save the Date - for the 8th Grade Dinner Dance Celebration
Friday, May 30, 6:30-10:00 PM
Click here for more information about this exciting event.
 
 
 
PARENTS:  Do you have time to volunteer in our library one or more mornings every week?
We are seeking Blue Heron parents to help supervise a QUIET homework/reading room in the "Library Classroom"
Mornings from 8:00 - 8:30 am
Please contact Cheryl Brady with your name, phone number, and day(s) available.
THANK YOU!
       
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2013/14 Blue Heron School Day
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 8:30 A.M - 3:00 P.M.
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 1:00 P.M.
 
 
 
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Required Immunizations for School Year 2013 - 2014
 can be viewed by clicking this link:  Immunization Requirements for 2013-14
 
 
 
 
School District Motto: Discover the Power of Learning
Core Principles: (1) Provide access to knowledge; (2) Learner focused education for each student; (3) Community based relationships and connections; (4) Accountability-Set high expectations and achieve them; (5) Continuous improvement; (6) Inspire life long learning.

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Quick Facts:
  • Our school was built in 1994 and dedicated on October 5, 1995.
  • Excellent subject level teaching teams, combined with quality paraprofessionals, nutrition, custodial/maintenance, and transportation teams work together to provide a rigorous, integrated curriculum for students.
  • Teachers create lessons clearly tied to Washington State Standards.
  • We combine in-class instruction with experiential education activities.
  • Our school typically hosts over 1000 school-community events each year.
  • We have 23.9 certified teaching staff and an enrollment of 416 students in grades 4-8. In addition, we have 38.25 hours of para-professional support for Special Education, 12 hours of Title 1 para-professional support, and 18.25 hours of Basic Education Assistance (BEA) of para-professional support.
  • Two (2) staff members are National Board Certified. Our staff has an average of 12 years of experience.
  • Consistently, 160+ parents volunteer their time in our school and 21+ business invest in partnerships with our school.
  • Please click the link below to view the WA State "report card" of our school demographics and test scores.

Contact Information:
Blue Heron School
Principal Diane Lashinsky
dlashinsky@ptschools.org
3939 San Juan Ave.
Port Townsend, WA 98368
(360) 379-4540
FAX (360) 379-4548
Absence Hotline (360) 379-4500 ext. 8110
 
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