News from the Nest ~ September 10, 2021

News from Mr. Hartmann...


Routines, Relationships, and Expectations

The start of the school year has gone very well.  Thank you for being a committed partner!  It is rewarding to see the students helping each other and staff continuing to go above and beyond to make each student feel connected and welcomed.  Thank you for doing so much to prepare your child each day for school.  Staff are busy teaching and reteaching the expectations and routines.  Over the coming weeks students will become more comfortable and proficient with our rituals, routines, and expectations here at Blue Heron.  It is critical that we are holding the expectation of how we treat each other and our learning environment to a high standard.  Our goal is to build their understanding of why the expectations are important and grow the ability of the students to self-correct.  Throughout the 21-22 school year we will provide highlights of students SOARing to make Difference! 

Last Reminder: 

Student SOAR Shirt (click) PTO is providing a SOAR shirt to all BHE students in the fall.  Fill out the sign-up form to ensure your student receives your preferred size.  If a parent chooses not to select a size the school will ensure that all students will be included in a bulk order.  By participating in the sign-up you will have direct say on what size shirt your child will have this fall. 100% Cotton Preshrunk  - from Athletic Outfitters 

We are Centennial and We are! 

Mr. Hartmann 


Important Dates

Sept. 13:  Blue Heron Fundraiser Kick-Off
Sept. 14:  3rd Grade Parent Information Night 5:00pm - 6:00pm   (childcare available for ages 5 and up)
Sept. 14:  2nd Grade Parent Information Night 5:00pm - 6:00pm  (childcare available for ages 5 and up)
Sept. 14:  PTO Fundraiser at Lucy's Burgers 6-9pm (Blaine location)  **see details below**
Sept. 15:  1st Grade Parent Information Night 5:00pm - 6:00pm   (childcare available for ages 5 and up)
Sept. 16:  Jostens Picture Day
Sept. 16:  5th Grade Parent Information Night 5:00pm - 6:00pm   (childcare available for ages 5 and up)
Sept. 23:  Special Education Parent Information Night 5:00pm - 6:00pm  (childcare available for ages 5 and up)
Sept. 27:  Blue Heron PTO Meeting 6:30 - 7:30pm BH Media Center

Jostens School Picture Day ~ Thursday, September 16

All students will have their photo taken. (for the yearbook) 
*Do not wear green for picture day as it blends in with the green screen.
Picture orders will be placed online only and shipped directly to you.   Visit and enter code FE5221.  Families must wait a few days after picture day to place an online order.
For more information about ordering, personalization, and payment, click HERE. 



NEW THIS YEAR! Come eat at Lucy's Burgers in Blaine between 6-9PM on Tuesday, September 14th. During this time, 10% of all sales will come back to our direct drive!

 Questions? Feel free to contact- Ali: or Tanya:

The PTO is excited to kick-off the 2021 Direct Drive Fall Fundraiser! Students should bring home a letter with details on Friday, September 10th.

The fundraiser goes from September 13th-24th.

News from the Health Office

Food allergy awareness!

 Please use this as a reminder that we have children in our classrooms that have special dietary precautions and/ or food allergies.  These allergies can be life threatening.   Good news is that most food products will list allergen information on the label.  We just ask that you please be mindful of this when sending in food to school and especially if there is a known allergy in a classroom. 

If you have requests for special accommodations regarding your child's allergies or have any other questions please contact the health office at 763-792-6226. 

 Thank you for your awareness and cooperation!    

Please remember to report your child's absence, tardy, or vacation to the attendance line at 763-792-6207 or email  even if you have communicated with the classroom teacher. 

  • Leave your student's name
  • Classroom Teacher
  • Reason

The attendance line and e-mail are available 24 hours.  Failure to report a student's absence will result in an unexcused absence. 

6511 Ware Road
Lino Lakes

On Tuesday's, Pizza T in Lino Lakes will donate a portion of sales to our school.  This is a GREAT way to raise money for our school and help out a local small business.

WHAT YOU NEED TO DO...Order from Pizza T on Tuesday's.   That's all that is required.  No coupon necessary - Pizza T automatically distributes 10% of total sales to the schools!


Community Education

Fall activities are available online now!  We have fall offerings for the whole family, including Gymnastics, Aquatics, sports & recreational opportunities, STEM offerings and more!  View all offerings online at

Happening soon:

Sept. 21-              Beginning Chess (gr. 2-5) After school at BHE!
Sept. 21-              Private Voice Lessons (ages 10+)
Sept. 25-              Tenicity Junior Tennis Program Camp (gr. 1-5)
Sept. 25-              Game Coding: Mario Kart (online) (gr. K-3)
Sept. 27-              Tenicity Beginner and Intermediate Tennis Lessons (gr. 1-5)
Oct. 2-                 Tenicity Junior Tennis Match Play (gr. 1-5)
Oct. 2-                 Minecraft Mod Development (online) (gr. 3-5)
Oct. 4-                 Skyhawks No School-Multi-Sport Camp (gr. K-5)
Oct. 6-                 Fall Colors Sunset Paddle (ages 5+ with adult) 

Go online to view all activities and to register by clicking HERE.

District News

Updating Annual Student Information

Centennial has moved to an online, contactless method using Campus Portal so families can update annual information for students. This process opens on Wednesday, August 18 and closes on Friday, September 24, 2021.   

This new process eliminates the many beginning-of-the-year paper documents that would typically be collected during the first few weeks of school.  Please review and update the data on file for you as parent/guardians as well as your students by Friday, September 24, 2021.  

Please click HERE for the survey link and for more information. 

Welcome to the Digital Backpack, the district’s central posting place for community flyers.  If you have questions regarding these programs, please contact the organizations directly.  Click HERE to browse the Digital Backpack.

Centennial Basketball Association 2021-22 Information