November Program Themes


Heartwood uses themes to supplement our curriculum:

Color: Brown

Shape: Square

Tiger Way: Be Kind, Use Nice Words

CORE Vocabulary: Not, Like, Good, That

Survival Signs: Danger, Do not Touch, No

Adult Transition Monthly Focus:

Self-Determination: Decision Making

Art Works: Thankful Decorations for all school Feast

Cooking: Microwave

House Keeping & Housing: Dusting & Trash Removal

Tasty Tiger Cart-November Menu

Did you know that the Tasty Tiger Cart is run by Heartwood Students? Every week students learn important work-related skills and social skills needed to become more indpendent. All students and staff are invited to bring in money to purchase muffins and a cold drink. All profits will be donated to the Hearts of Fun Playground fundraiser.

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November 13 & 15:

  • Chocolate Chip Muffins
  • Oatmeal Banana Bread
  • Trail Mix
  • Cold Drinks

November 20:
No Tiger Cart this week in lieu of Thanksgiving Meal

November 27:

  • Biscuits and Gravey
  • Breakfast drinks

November 29:

  • Cinnamon Rolls
  • Cheddar Bay Biscuits 
  • Cold Drinks

Playground Construction

Construction and installtion of equipment has started for the Hearts of Fun Playground. Construction for the secondary playground will begin in the spring of 2019. Thank you to all supporters and planning committees.

November 15-Thanksgiving Dinner

On November 15, 2018, Heartwood students and staff will gather together for a Thanksgiving Feast. Students will enjoy traditional turkey, potatoes, gravey, greenbeans and dinner rolls. Classrooms cook additional food choices and desserts with their peers to share at this traditional school-wide event.

December 19-Holiday Program

Heartwood students and staff will be singing whimsical, winter-themed and holiday songs!

Come and celebrate 40 years of serving students with exceptional needs in Ingham County. 

When: Wednesday, December 19, 2018
Time: 5:00 - 7:30 PM
Where: Heartwood School Gym

May 9, 2019 - Fashion Show

Students will showcase their best outfits from throughout various decades. Join us to celebrate Heartwood School's 40th Anniversary!

When: Thursday, May 9, 2019
Time: 5:00-7:30 PM
Where: Heartwood School

June 4 - Heartwood Graduation

Family and friends come together to honor the graduates. Join us to celebrate! 

When: Tuesday, June 4, 2019
Time: 12:00 PM 
Where: Heartwood School Cafeteria

Get Involved

Heartwood welcomes parent volunteers.

Our teachers have set aside projects and other work for parents to come in and assist in the classrooms. We are eagerly awaiting your support. Please let us know if you are planning to come! Contact the Heartwood School main office at 517.244.1406.

Parent Council

The Parent Council is now electronic! To sign up for Parent Council emails, please contact Teresa Vandersloot.

Heartwood Creations

Heartwood Creations is a card making micro-buisness. "Handmade and Heart(wood) felt." All cards are made by transition students at Heartwood School. Profits are to benefit the Hearts of Fun Playground Fundraiser. Cards can be purchased in the Heartwood School lobby or Thorburn Education Center. Thank you for your support.

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