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Originally delivered on 1/8/2021 10:23 am

SUBJECT: Heartland PTO January 2021 Newsletter

Monthly Newsletter - January 2021
President's Message

Dear Heartland Families,

I hope you had a great Winter break and that you got to spend some fun quality time with your loved ones. We start 2021 with as much positivity, hope and determination as possible and we hope you do as well. I would like to share some great news, we have a President Elect! Please join me in welcoming Karen Okerlund to our PTO Board. I am so excited to start working with her and I am sure she will do an amazing job as Heartland’s PTO President next year. Karen, we are very happy to have you as part of the team, big welcome to you and your family!

I wish you and your families love, health, peace and prosperity. May this year bring you many good reasons to remember it!

Best Regards,
Nayelli Palazuelos-Bowers

January Dine Out at Panera

Our next PTO Dine Out is Wednesday, January 13th from 4-8 pm at Panera at 6800 W. 135th (Deer Creek location). Let’s help raise funds for Heartland PTO while enjoying Panera's soups, salads, sandwiches and delicious bakery items! 

20% of sales will be donated back to the Heartland Elementary PTO. For in-person ordering, please show the flyer below. When ordering online, enter code PRFUND at checkout. Thank you for your support!

Call for Yearbook Photos!

Yearbook needs your help! We are looking for pictures of HRT students. Students love to see themselves in the yearbook. There are various themed folders you can upload pictures to. For example, First Day of School, Halloween, Art, Sports, Volunteering and many more. Also, each teacher has their own folder for you to upload your pictures. If you are not sure where to put your photos, please upload them to their teacher's folder. 

For the themed folders, click here.

For individual teacher folders, click here.

For helpful tips on how to upload, click here.

LAST CALL for Spirit Wear of 2018/2019 Styles

The Spirit Wear sale of previous styles we had in inventory is ending this Saturday, Jan. 9th. Still need to add to your Heartland Jaguar spirit wear collection? We have a limited amount of adult-sized spirit wear available from 2018 and 2019. All shirts are only $5! We will bag and deliver shirts to Heartland Elementary. Get your Spirit Wear here!

5th Grade Farewell

Thank you to all the families and friends that supported and enjoyed their Krispy Kreme Donuts. We really appreciate your support of the 5th Grade class!  Keep an eye out for 5th grade families to be selling Hy-Vee Coupon Cards in the near future.  All the funds raised by the 5th grade class go 100% towards activities organized for them during their final year at Heartland. 

The 5th Grade Farewell celebrates the 5th graders in their final year of elementary school5th Grade Parents-We need your help! The $40 contribution and money raised through the fundraising events will help cover all of our special events this year. If you have not yet donated please  Click here to pay 5th Grade Farewell fees.

The $40 contribution and money raised through the fundraising events includes:

• Exclusive ‘Rise Up’ logo T-Shirt

• Special Bound Memory Book

• Class of ’28 Time Capsule

• 5th Grade Picnic

• Community Service Project

• Graduation Ceremony

• Celebration Breakfast with Heartland Staff

• Class Gift dedicated to Heartland from the 5th Grade class of 2021

There are multiple ways to make this contribution. If you prefer electronically paying you can:

1. Pay via PayPal at (please indicate 5th grade farewell fees and student name)

2. Pay via the PTO website at

If you prefer to pay in cash or check, please make a check payable to Heartland PTO and send it to school with your student in an envelope addressed to Laura Taylor (PTO Treasurer) and indicate it is for 5th Grade Farewell Fees and student name. 

Thank you for helping make this year a memorable one for our 5th graders! Please contact Karen O'Mara at with any questions.

Dine Out Update

Thanks to our wonderful Heartland community, we raised the following amounts for our PTO through our Dine Out events:

November (Buffalo Wild Wings) - $51.13

December (Red Robin) - $175.00


Fundraising Reminders

Donations are always welcome! All donations go directly to support the programs and events our organization offers. No amount is too small - please consider making a donation today!

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Looking Ahead
Wednesday, January 13
4:00p January Dine Out-Panera
Thursday, January 14
Spirit Day-Cheer on the Chiefs!
Friday, January 15
No School-Professional Learning Day for teachers
Monday, January 18
No School - MLK Jr. Day
Wednesday, January 20
Spirit Day-Stripes & Dots
Friday, January 22
Picture Day
Tuesday, January 26
Spirit Day-Tropical Tuesday
Monday, February 15
No School - President's Day
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