Jason Hartmann

Principal (BHE)
Blue Heron Pride!

Contact Information

Phone:
 763-792-6202

It is my privilege to welcome you back to another exciting school year!  As the new principal of Blue Heron, I am grateful for the opportunity to partner with you in doing what it takes to make your child’s experience at Blue Heron positive.  We would like to extend a warm welcome to all new families.  Each family brings energy that helps our school community become stronger.  I look forward to working with staff, parents, and community members this year to help prepare our children for the future.

 Blue Heron Elementary is a community school that welcomes and encourages parents and other community volunteers to actively participate in their children’s school experience. All visitors during regular school hours are to enter via the front main doors and check in at the office upon entering. All visitors must wear a visitor’s badge. Blue Heron has a Parent-Student Handbook available on our website. If you do not have access to a computer and need a copy of the handbook, please notify the office and we will get you a copy. Please review the handbook with your child during the first week of school. Parents and students should know its contents.

 

 With the start of the school year, we will be focusing on establishing our daily routines and assisting students to ensure that all students are prepared to do their best throughout the day. I found the article Six Benefits of Using Routines with Your Kids to be a good reminder that kids crave routine and perform better having routines part of their life.  http://www.ahaparenting.com/parenting-tools/family-life/structure-routines

 

 

 

1. Routines eliminate power struggles because you aren't bossing them around.  This activity (brushing teeth, napping, turning off the TV to come to dinner) is just what we do at this time of day. 

 

2. Routines help kids cooperate by reducing stress and anxiety for everyone.  We all know what comes next, we get fair warning for transitions, and no one feels pushed around.

 

3. Routines help kids learn to take charge of their own activities. Over time, kids learn to brush their teeth, pack their backpacks, etc., without constant reminders. 

 

4. Kids learn the concept of "looking forward" to things they enjoy, which is an important part of making a happy accommodation with the demands of a schedule. 

 

5. Regular routines help kids get on a schedule, so that they fall asleep more easily at night.

 

6. Schedules help parents maintain consistency in expectations. If everything is a fight, parents end up settling: more TV, skip brushing teeth for tonight, etc.  With a routine, parents are more likely to stick to healthy expectations for everyone in the family, because that's just the way we do things in our household. 

 

I would like to wish everyone a successful and fun school year. If we all work together, good things will happen.

 

 

 

Have a great week.

 

 

 

Jason Hartmann