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School Newsletter 12/07 pinnacle by Andrea Lenhart

A Note from Principal Coleman:

December 7, 2023



Dear Heritage Academy Heroes & Families,

For the month of December, we are studying our new “Hero of the Month”, Phillis Wheatley.   She was considered to be the first African-American author to publish a book of poetry.   Wheatley lived during the time of slavery but that did not hold her back.  She was a slave until she was emancipated shortly after her poetry works were published.  The character pillar associated so appropriately with Phillis Wheatley is to “Be Wise”.  We will find out more about the life of Phillis Wheatley in Citizenship class and at our weekly Flag Ceremony.


Winter Festival December 14th  5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Make sure you get your Winter Fest tickets here There will be Games/Crafts, Food Trucks, Prizes, Bounce Houses, Obstacle Course, Silent Auction, and lots of fun!   You can buy your tickets by sending back the order form and returning to the office or at the door the night of the festival.  The cost is $10 per child.  You won’t want to miss this event!


Holiday Student Choral Program:

Here is some information regarding our Holiday Program, which will be scheduled during the school day on December 20th.  

Singing Performances:

We will be having holiday performances December 20th, 2023 at 9am, 10am, and 2pm during the school day.  All performances are the same and include all Heritage Scholars.  Liberty Kids Preschoolers will perform at the 10am performance only.  The program will last around 20 minutes. 
Concert Attire:
LADIES: Black dress, dress must be knee length and must have sleeves.
If there aren’t any sleeves you may wear a black sweater. All ladies are
required to have black shoes (if there’s minimal color then that’s fine.)
They are also allowed to wear heels, but the heel cannot be more than
1.5”. Simple jewelry and make-up are allowed.
GENTLEMEN: White button up shirt, black pants (NO JEANS), with a
black tie or bow tie. As well as black shoes.
ACCENTS.  If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to email our Music Teacher, Ms. Phoebe Perez at

Important Dates & Upcoming Events:

Wed. Dec. 13:      Crazy Sweater Day (Wear uniform bottoms) 

Thur. Dec. 14:      Winter Festival at Heritage Pinnacle 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm  

Wed. Dec. 20:      Holiday Choral Performance Times (9am, 10am, & 2pm). 

        Performances are exactly the same.  Liberty Kids Preschool will    

        be included in the 10 a.m. performance. 

Thur. Dec. 21:      End of Semester 1 

                              “Dollars for Duds” Day 

Dec. 25-Jan. 4:     Christmas Break

Mon. Jan. 8:         Classes Resume – First Day of Semester 2

Thur. Jan. 11:        Report Cards Sent Home for Semester 1

Mon. Jan. 15:        No School:  Civil Rights Day 



Thank you for your support! 


Kind Regards,

Ray Coleman – Principal