YEarbook PICs:

Please help our yearbook committee by uploading all of your fabulous first day of school pics to this website.


We're getting to try all kinds of new dine-outs this year, along with some trust faves, and we LOVE it! Don't forget to mention Heartland when ordering at these upcoming dine-out events:

  • Planet Sub: September 15 4-8 PM
  • Cultivare Grains & Greens: September 30 after 11:00 am (this is for dine in AND carry out orders)
  • Panera: October 14 ALL DAY (11022 Metcalf Avenue, Overland Park, KS 66210)

We â¤ï¸Our Community

We are SO lucky to live in the most giving, supportive community! Along with the incredible HRT families, we're fortunate to have a network of local businesses that are willing to donate items to our HRT events. Our Pastries with Parents was a huge success, thanks to delicious treats from these places:

  • Hy Vee
  • McClain's
  • LaMars


The carnival is almost here! Saturday, September 18 is the big day. We're encouraging everyone to order wristbands ahead of time and pre order meals. We also need volunteers to help run the carnival and donate items. Sign ups and ordering links are all right here

Spirit Wear

Don't forget to pre-order your HRT spirit wear here. The last day to order is Septmber 24. 








A Note from the Prez

Welcome Heartland Jaguar Families to the 2021-2022 start of the school year! My name is Karen Okerlund and I will be your PTO President. I would like to use this platform as a way to encourage you all to reach out to me, in any way you choose. Call or text, 913-596-8657 or email


I don't want to write a lengthy bio on myself, I want to hear from YOU instead. Afterall, it is because of all of YOU that we are here, to make your experience at Heartland Elementary special for your kids and families!



It has been a wild ride over the past year and a half. From the Pandemic, shutdowns, masks, and virtual to hybrid. If anything, it showed us all that we can overcome any obstacles in our way. You all should be proud of yourselves and allow yourself some grace for any less than picture perfect moments along the way. I for sure had some EPIC parental mishaps here and there!


We hope to get back to a sense of “normalcy” or at least that is the plan as of today! Of course, we may have to pivot at times, but we are all it together! In the spirit of TOGETHERNESS, we need your involvement in order to be successful. Please consider joining PTO and being involved in our Heartland Family. It's your ideas and perspective that bring life to our PTO. Whether you want to get involved by joining the Board, being a chair for events, participating in some meetings or giving your feedback. Whichever way you choose, we are grateful for your participation!


Help us have a GREAT YEAR!!!!


THANK YOU, Cosentino's

We're SO excited to bring our incredible Heartland teachers a little sweet treat on the first day of school. Cosentino's Market is providing tasty cannoli, because things "Cannoli" get better this year!


Heartland Carnival

Mark your calendar for the evening of September 18. Stay tuned for more info on our upcoming carnival and how you can help make sure our kiddos have a fantastic time! Check out our carnival website for the latest ticket info and a link to sign up and help. 




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