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If Forest Lake public school is cancelled due to poor weather conditions (this does not include late starts or closing early), HERO will cancel our classes. HERO does not do late or delayed starts or early dismissal.You should receive communication in four different ways. 
  • An email from the HERO email communication, 
  • HERO Facebook page,
  • HERO website homepage, 
  • Listed on the WCCO school closings by 6am.
Snow Day Volunteer Hours from January 29th 
If you were scheduled for volunteer hours on Tuesday, January 29th, you will need to make up those hours.  There are a lot of volunteer openings in the Parent Volunteer Sign up book located on the information table.

Don't forget to write down your volunteer hours in the Parent Volunteer Sign Out book in order to get credit for the hours that you have worked. This binder is in the Activity Center kitchen from 7:30-10:15am and then in the lunchroom by the cashiers from 10:15-2:15pm.  It goes back to the Activity Center kitchen for the remainder of the day. 

Remember that all HERO members are required to do volunteer hours at HERO.  Volunteer hours are based on the number of classes your children are taking at HERO. For every one hour class, 3 volunteer hours are required during the semester.  If your child is taking 2 hours of classes, then you would be required to volunteer for 6 hours during the semester.  There is a family maximum of 24 volunteer hours per semester.
HERO Parent Workshop - Reading - How Do You Know Your Child's Reading Level?
February 18th, 2019

WHEN: Monday, February 18th, 2019 
WHERE: Activity Center C-209
TIME: 9:30am - 10:30am

How do you know if your child is reading the appropriate level of reading materials? How do you measure a year's worth of growth in reading for your student? It is important that students read at their just right independent reading level to grow reading and to avoid frustration. Also learn more about the types of errors students make as they read and how you can recognize these errors and give support for your student.Join Beth Flatten for this workshop to find out more. Beth has a Master's in Literacy Education, a K-12 Reading License and over 25 years experience teaching children to read.

There is no cost to attend the workshop.
Terra Nova CAT 6 Exams Pickup
February 18th & 19th, 2019

Families that ordered the Terra Nova CAT 6 exams can pick them up in the office off the kitchen in the Activity Center Monday, February 18 and Tuesday, February 19.  All tests must be returned including all testing materials by Monday, March 11 and Tuesday, March 12. 
School Spirit Days Coming up!
February 18th & 19th 
Crazy Hat Days!
BOX TOPS collection Deadline! 
February 26th 
We encourage you to collect BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION as an easy way to support HERO.  Second semester deadline to turn in your Box Tops is February 25th and 26th.  Simply cut Box Top labels from your store bought products and submit them:

1.  Place your box tops in a plastic bag with your family name on it.
2.  Place the bag in the B.T.F.E. box located in the HERO lobby of the Activity Center.

A grand prize will be presented to the family with the most Box Tops shortly after the deadline.
Box Tops can be found on many brand name products.
Triage - First Aid Certification Course 
March 19th
Tuesday, March 19⋅6:30 – 9:30pm - Cost is $30 per person.  This is recommended for age 12 through adult
New Parking Lot Flow for HERO
No large/over sized vehicles (trucks, suburbans, 16 passenger vans, etc) or student's driving their own vehicles are allowed to park in the parking lot by the Activity Center. They will need to park in the parking spaces by the basketball hoops and near the main church building on the north side of the parking lot.  This keeps our parking lot open and easy to see children when they are crossing the parking lot from one building to the other.
Planning Ahead
Check out upcoming dates & deadlines!
March 12th - Final 1/3 Payment Due for Second Semester
March 19th - 6:30-9:30pm Triage — First Aid Certification Course
March 26th - HERO student talent show. 6:30-8:00 in Main Church Fireside Room.  Ask your students about performing this year! It is fun for all! (Get a description off of HERO website calendar)
April 28th - HERO music concert and recital. Held at Hosanna Lutheran Church, in Forest Lake from 1-4pm
May 13th & 14th - Last days of second semester
May 15th - HERO Curriculum Fair
May 21st - HERO Graduation for class of 2019
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