Gibson Test of Cognitive Skills
October 25th
HERO is offering the Gibson Test of Cognitive Skills through Learning RX on Friday, October 25th. The Gibson test measure the performance of the following key cognitive skills:
  • short term and long term memory
  • processing speed
  • auditory processing
  • visual processing
  • logic and reasoning
  • word attack skill
  • attention
The report you will receive following the completion of the test will give a detailed look at individual cognitive strengths and weakness in each of these areas. It also measure IQ. The reason to complete a cognitive test is to identify weak skills so that they can be strengthened through brain training.

You will need to register for the test online. Here is the link to the registration form:

Cost for the exam is typically $100.  HERO members are being offered the test for $25 (must be age 5 and up), $35 for HERO family members and $45 for non-HERO members.  Payments should be made out to HERO.  The deadline to register for the exam is Wednesday, October 16.  This exam can be taken by adults as well as students. 

There will be two parent workshops provided by HERO and Leaning RX to help parents read the results of the exam.  They will be held at HERO on Monday November 4 from 9:00 - 10:30 am and Tuesday, November 5th from 9:00 - 10:30 am

Learning RX is an independent organization.  No information will be shared with the school district.  Each person is identified by a number.  No individual names will be associated with the test. 
MONDAY October 21st & TUESDAY 22nd
School Picture day is coming on Monday and Tuesday, October 21 and 22. Lifetouch will be taking pictures in the Study Hall area of the main church building from 9:30 am - 3:30 PM.  You can order your picture package on line by going to our link. 

All students getting their pictures taken will receive a free individual school picture ID card. 
You do not need to purchase a picture package.  These are the pictures that HERO uses for the annual HERO yearbook.  
Information Forms can be found HERE and Shutterfly Gift Information can be found HERE
Third 1/3 Payment Due
October 21st & 22nd
When you arrive on Monday or Tuesday, you will find the payment box in the Activity Center Kitchen window. Thank you!
November 7th
The Pre-ACT exam will be given at HERO on Thursday, November 7th. Registration forms are on the HERO website.
BOX TOPS for Education
My name is Jessica Proffit and I am taking over the Box Tops collection for HERO. There are some changes happening with Box Tops collection, they are moving towards collecting all Box Tops digitally. It is actually pretty easy to do. You can download the Box Tops app on your phone, simply find our school (school ID#954233 or zip code 55109) and scan your receipts into that app (it walks you through it, but you basically just take a picture of the receipt from top to bottom). The app finds the products that offer Box Tops rewards and it automatically adds to the school total, no waiting.

At this point, they are still accepting the Box Tops that are cut off of certain products. If you could get those to me as soon as possible that would be great as the first mail in is due November 1. You can put them in my parent file up front or I will be putting a collection box in the entry way as well starting next week.  If you would rather not download the app, feel free to put your receipts in my parent file folder or in the Box Tops collection box and I would be happy scan them in. Please feel free to contact me for any questions, my email is Thank you everyone for your efforts to help raise money for HERO
HERO Script Program
Order Forms Due October 22nd 
We will once again be doing our gift card fundraisers this year.  The program is quite simple.  You buy gift cards for face value.  HERO receives a percentage of the value.  You use the gift cards on your everyday shopping or as gifts.  There are over 750 retailers to choose from!  A list of retailers and order forms will be available at HERO by the mailboxes, or you can always find the most current list online at 

Order forms and payment are due on October 22nd, and can be placed in the deposit box in the activity center.  Please contact me with any questions! 
Robyn Mrozinski - Scrip Coordinator
Planning Ahead
Check out upcoming dates & deadlines!
Here is a link to our full HERO Calendar including events and field trips!
October 21st & 22nd - HERO Picture Days!
October 22nd - Final 1/3rd Payment Due for Fall Classes
October 25th - Gibson Testing
October 28th & 29th - School "Spirit" Days! Cosplay Days (dress as a character)
November 7th - PRE-ACT Testing Find Form HERE
November 8th - Volunteer for Feed My Starving Children with HERO
November 12th - First Graduation Planning Meeting for 2020 Graduates! Find Form HERE
November 18th & 19th - School "Spirit" Days! Sport Jersey/Hat Day
December 7th - HERO Christmas Boutique Find Form HERE
December 11th - HERO Christmas Concert at MOA 12-1pm
December 16th - January 3rd - HERO Christmas Break
PARENTS! Parking at HERO
Parents please remember to pull all the way up past the Activity Center entrance to drop off your students in the morning. If all cars pulled up past the Activity Center doors, it would help keep traffic moving at a faster speed. Some of the parents have been cutting through the orange parking cones and going against traffic in order to park and drop off their students. The new parking system was implemented for the safety of the students. 

If you have a teenage driver, please remind them to drive slow in the parking lot.  We have many little children crossing the parking lot throughout the day.  Please note the HERO one-way entrance and exit out of the parking lot.  All large vehicles need to park in the designed areas (near the basketball courts and church garden area).  

For a map of our HERO Parking look HERE
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HERO Parent Volunteers
Check In with Jayne before your shift
A reminder that all volunteer shifts need to check in with Jayne Wahlberg who is located in the main church building.  She has a walkie talkie on her.  You can use the walkie talkie of the volunteer person you are replacing to check in with her.  All volunteers need to sign out in the HERO volunteer book which is also located in the main church building in the Foyer of the main church building at the check in desk. There are many volunteer positions open in the sign up book. Please check the book for available volunteer shifts
AMAZON Smiles Program
One way that HERO is able to keep costs low (even with over 400 students signing up for FALL 2019) is through our parent-led fundraising programs like AmazonSmile. You can make a difference while you shop at Amazon. Simply shop at and AmazonSmile donates to HERO - Home Educators Resource Organization. For more information look HERE.
Review the HERO Student dress code and behavior expectations of all students.  There is a copy in your HERO Parent Handbook and on our website
Field Trips

Check out our HERO Calendar for upcoming field trips! You will also find sign-up sheets and more information at the Activity Center Resource Area by Kitchen window. Keep checking back as we add more field trips throughout the year!
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