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Volume 26 Number 25  |  3/6/2020

For behold, the winter is past; the rain is over and gone. The flowers appear on the earth, the time of singing has come, and the voice of the turtledove is heard in our land.

Song of Solomon 2:11-12

Spring Break

Heritage will be closed from March 9-13 for Spring Break. There is also a student holiday on Monday, March 16. Have a safe and rejuvenating spring break! See below for tips on how to stay safe against the coronavirus (covid-19).

Kindergarten Preview

During Kindergarten preview, the children got to meet Mrs. Shipman and enjoy a delightful day in the life of a Heritage kindergarten student.

Coronavirus FYI

Heritage School's insurance company, Church Mutual, has sent information regarding the status of 2019 Novel Coronavirus and information that will assist us in thinking ahead about how to deal with it should the need arise.  Here is some basic information for you:

Coronavirus — What You Need to Know

The 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a virus first detected in Wuhan, China, that has caused an outbreak of respiratory illness. The current outbreak has spread internationally, impacting an increasing number of countries. In the United States, imported cases of coronavirus infection in travelers have been detected and person-to-person spread of the virus also has been seen among close contacts of returned travelers from China. On February 25, 2020, the CDC confirmed COVID-19 in an individual who reportedly did not have relevant travel history or exposure to another known patient.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), most people in the United States have little immediate risk of exposure to this virus. The virus is not currently spreading widely in the United States. However, it is likely that person-to-person spread will continue to occur and that, at some point, widespread transmission of COVID-19 in the United States will occur.

Action Steps

  1. Stay informed – the situation with the coronavirus is fluid and the CDC is updating its website daily with the latest information and advice for the public.
  1. Remember to take everyday preventive actions that are always recommended to prevent the spread of respiratory viruses:
    • Avoid close contact with sick people.
    • While sick, limit contact with others as much as possible. Stay home if you are sick.
    • Cover your nose and mouth when you cough or sneeze. Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. Germs spread this way.
    • Clean and disinfect surfaces and objects that may be contaminated with germs.
    • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub with at least 60% alcohol.
  1. The CDC and State Department have issued advisories asking people to avoid all nonessential travel to China and South Korea at this time. Travel alerts have also been issued for Japan, Italy, and Iran.

Mrs. Hierholzer will be sure to post updates and send alerts as needed. Meanwhile, have a safe, restful, and healthy Spring Break!

Online Re-enrollment

Reminder: Online re-enrollment is available and enrollment is now open to new students.


Board Retreat

Heritage Board of Trustees met all day on Saturday, February 29 for strategic financial planning.

Über Alles!

Heritage School donned red on Friday to show their support for the Lady Billies state championship tournament this weekend. 

All-School Chapel

Grammar School students who participated in this week's speech meet delivered their speeches in front of the entire school in all-school chapel. Congratulations to all of our participants! Some of the students will compete at the ACSI Speech Meet in San Antonio on March 28.
Heritage alumnus Kyle Kroeger (Class of '04) was our guest speaker for all-school chapel. He spoke on the struggles of growing up with bad habits like in order to impress and gain friends. To help mold his character, his parents encouraged him by sending him on mission trips where he grew closer to God through the experiences.

Upcoming Events

Spring Break: 

Mar 9 - 13

Student Holiday
Parent-Teacher Conference Day: 

Mar 16

10th Grade Class Trip: 

Mar 16 - 20

11th Grade Class Trip: 

Mar 16 - 20

Presidents and First Ladies
in Fourth Grade 

Fourth grade celebrated Presidents Day by giving a speech dressed as a famous president or first lady, delivering facts about the historical figure from the first person. They then took the show on the road and visited classrooms in Grammar School and in Herzog Hall, where students tried to guess who they were and asked for information about the figure they were portraying. 

Cleaning Up Around Campus

Mrs. Brantley led the sixth grade class in weeding the area around MPAC.

Leap Day Activities

Kindergarten, First and Second Grades played “Leap Day” activities and ate Leap Day snacks to celebrate Leap Day!

Bible Reading Marathon

EDIT: Please reach out to Mr. Turpin if you would like to be a reader, and our apologies for the incorrect date in last week’s flyer. The correct date is Saturday, April 4th.

Parents, Teachers, Students, Alumni, and Friends of Heritage School —
We are participating in a local Bible Reading Marathon on Saturday April 4th. Please take a look at our flyer and let Mr. Turpin know if you would be willing to take one of our remaining time blocks for the reading of God’s Word. And you don’t need to read the entire time. The time blocks can be divided and shared. This is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the living and active Word of God and suitable for all ages!

Article: Why Teenagers
Reject Parents' Solutions to Their Problems

I recently read this article which shares a solid piece of wisdom--sometimes our children want a sounding board not a solution.

At times it is best to help someone (children, spouses, friends) by just listening and helping them THROUGH a situation instead of trying to solve that problem for them...

See the below article, or to access the direct website for this article, copy and paste: 

"why teenagers reject parents’ solutions to their problems"

into search engine and click on the first link.

Nancy Hierholzer


Let's score the touchdown!

Annual Fund for Excellence:

2020 Financial Goal: $160,000
Participation Goal: 100% 
Raised to date: $87,684
Trustees: 100% participation
Faculty and staff: 100% participation
Parents: 49% participation

Thank you for your continued support this week!
Ahead of last year but still have a way to go!


The more we raise, the more our children benefit.
Your gift supports our Family Tuition Assistance, faculty salaries, classroom instruction, technology, the arts - it closes the gap between tuition revenue and the true cost of a Heritage education.

Questions: Contact Chica Greenlee in the Development Office
997-6597 Ext. 224
Use the button below if you're ready to give:
Give Now!
In addition to signing up for SCRIP and placing online orders, Heritage has a limited number of gift cards available for purchase in the office. Visit Mrs. Basse in the admin office to purchase or for any questions.

All SCRIP orders are a trade to use at marketplaces and grocery stores like the ones listed below at no cost to you, and the orders generate a small percentage of the purchase price as support towards the school.
Amazon $25
Amazon $100
HEB $25
HEB $100
Walmart $50
Walmart $100


1st Grade

First grade has been busy writing their own Frog and Toad stories as well as tending to their blossoming daffodils and tulips.

5th Grade

It has become a fifth grade tradition to write original Greek myths. We started by analyzing the Greek Myths we read during Read Aloud. We noticed patterns. Then we imitated those patterns and had fun being creative!! Students typed their own myths, illustrated a scene or a character, and presented their myth in front of the class with props. 

Eagle Extras

Gillespie County law officers dropped by Heritage this week to eat visit!
On Tuesday, eight Logic and Rhetoric students participated in ASCI Solo/Ensemble Music Festival in Missouri City. Both Logic and Rhetoric ensembles brought home a Superior rating! In the solo division, 2 students rated Superior, 2 rated Excellent, and 3 rated Good.

Birthday Girls!

Kaitlyn Evans enjoys a birthday lunch for her 18th birthday!
Upper School students surprise Mrs. Sauer with her own lunch for her birthday. She turned 27 this week!
Grammar, Logic, and Rhetoric School students join forces in Mr. Straus's theater class to rehearse for The Miracle Worker, which will be presented in May at Fredericksburg Theater Company.

Thank you to the Grammar School teachers who provided a delicious lunch for faculty and staff this week!

Heritage Athletics


Varsity Boys

Heritage                     8    7    7   13       35
Alamo Macedonian     6   11  13  12       42

Points: John Fritzsch 17, Josh Hoermann 12, Caden Bray 1, Luke Roberts 1, Noah Given 4

Coach's Comments: In this game, we ran those guys off the three-point line and helped well defensively. Offensively, we struggled to put the ball into the hoop. Alamo Macedonian played 2-3 zone, packed the paint, and invited us to shoot the ball. We got really good looks, but they didn’t drop.

It’s been a great season finishing on top of the district and advancing to the Regional Round. We are losing two good seniors in Luke Roberts and Noah Given who will certainly be missed in our program.

-- Coach Clarence Stewart

Varsity Girls

Seven members of the Varsity Girls basketball team were named to All District Teams.

District MVP
Josie Fevig

2nd Team All-State
Josie Fevig

Academic All-State 
Josie Fevig and Livy Jons

1st Team All-District:
Madison Brantley, Caroline Abel, and Kate Abel

2nd Team All-District:
Livy Jons and Lilah Brillhart

Honorable Mention:
Hannah Bray and Brooke Chastain

I am super proud of the girls and all the hard work they put into the season. For them to receive this recognition is a huge blessing and goes to show how great this team can be in the future.

-- Coach Kevin Perez
Use Amazon Smile at NO COST to you.
There is an extension to your internet browser that is free and simple to add that will automatically make your Amazon purchases into AmazonSmile purchases that will benefit Heritage... Remember there are zero drawbacks to using AmazonSmile, it works just as a normal Amazon transaction works, only benefits the school. When selecting the charity, search for "Heritage Family School" and we should come up close to the top of the list.



By simply purchasing SCRIP cards for items you are already buying, you raise money for the school.
Do you buy:
  • Food
  • Gasoline
  • School Uniforms
By purchasing SCRIP cards for HEB, Walmart, and Walgreens plus thousands of other companies, a portion of your gift card purchase is rebated to Heritage School. For example, Land’s End offers a 15% rebate.  If you buy $100 worth of uniforms using a gift card purchased through the scrip program Heritage receives $15!
It’s Simple:
  1. Create a new account at
    1. On the home page click on the blue “Join A Program” button. 
    2. The school enrollment code is: 8L89BAL714532. Enter this code then click on the blue “Register” button. 
    3. Complete the registration information then click on the blue “Register” button.
    4. Sign up for online payments (PrestoPay) if you would like.
  2. Order on a weekly basis, by Monday @ 5 pm.
  3. Pay through PrestoPay or send a check with your child to school labeled SCRIP, attention: Teresa Basse.
  4. Your cards will be sent home with your child as early as Thursday.
This is money you are already spending, not additional funds. By simply purchasing your cards through the SCRIP Program, you can turn your normal buying into fundraising for the school….it’s also a great way to stick to a budget!
If you have questions, or need help setting up your account, your SCRIP coordinator is:
Teresa Basse 997-6597 or
Heritage can take advantage of our partnership with Shutterfly to earn funds for our school. This is similar to Amazon Smile. Go through the links below to the Shutterfly store to  The school earns 8% for any orders placed through this storefront link.  No funds are earned through the app or the regular Shutterfly website.


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