Papillion-La Vista School District

Welcome to the Tara Heights Elementary Website!

Tara Heights Elementary's purpose is to prepare every student for a successful transition into the next phase of his or her life.
Mark Your Calendar for the Tara Heights’ ScholasticBook Fair!
 The Scholastic Book Fair will be open for your shopping pleasure during the following dates and times. This is a great time to purchase special holiday gifts and support Tara Heights.

The dates for the Tara Heights Book Fair 2014:

Tuesday, October 21                        8:00- 9:00 a.m. (last chance)


 Harvest of Good Deeds Collection
 The students at Tara will be collecting the following items:
Canned good, socks, hats, mitten/gloves and scarves. 
These items will be donated to local charities in December.  

 Thank you for your gift of compassion and for your generosity.



Are You Moving?
If you are moving please notify the office and give the new information in order for us to have the correct information for mailings.  We always appreciate getting updated information for your child.
 Music Programs for the 2014-2015 School Year       
Grade 5 Music Program      November 10         6:30pm
Grade 6 Music Program      November 10         7:30pm
Grade 4 Music Program      December 15         6:30pm
Honor Choir Program          December 15         7:30pm
Grade 2 Music Program      February 9             6:30pm
Grade 3 Music Program      February 9             7:30pm
Kindergarten Music Pr.        April 9                    6:30pm
Grade 1 Music Program      April 9                    7:30pm
TH & Portal OSHE Concert  May 7                   7:00pm
Grade 6 Band Concert         May 11                  7:00pm
Lunch Schedules for the 2014-2015 School Year
Children eat lunch at the following time each day. If you would like to join your child for lunch you will need to call the school office by 8:30 AM to order a hot lunch. When you come for lunch you will need to stop in the office and sign in before going to the lunchroom. Parent, when purchasing your lunch, you will need to have the exact change as there is no change in the cafeteria. Thank you for your help in this matter.

Kindergarten  10:55 - 11:30
Grade 1         11:10 - 11:45
Grade 2         11:15 - 11:50
Grade 3         11:20 - 11:55
Grade 4         11:25 - 12:00
Grade 5         11:30 - 12:05
Grade 6         11:35 - 12:10
Meal prices for the 2014-2015 School Year.   
Reduced prices remain unchanged at $.30 for Breakfast and $.40 for lunch.  Other prices are indicated below. 
 Milk                                                    $ .55
 Breakfast-Elementary                        $1.35
 Lunch-Elementary                             $2.00                          
 Adult Lunch
 Breakfast-Elementary                        $1.75              
 Lunch-Elementary                             $2.85
PLHS & PLSHS Need Your Help to Win $100,000! Register Today!
From Wednesday, October 15 through Friday, October 24 the students at Papillion-La Vista High School and Papillion-La Vista South High School are committing themselves to safe driving and are asking the community to do the same to help them win $100,000. They are asking everyone 14 and older to go to once a day, every day, from October 15 to October 24 and commit to safe driving. It’s as easy as 1…2…3…The more safe driving commitments each school gets, the better chance they have of winning the grand prize of $100,000. The Celebrate My Drive® is sponsored by State Farm® which aims to celebrate safe driving habits and emphasize the benefits of safe choices to teens.


How to Register….It’s as Easy as 1…2...3…

1.      Visit

2.      Make Your Safe Driver Commitment

·        You will be asked for your email, date of birth, community member type, high school information and to answer two safe driving questions.

3.      That’s It! You have made your commitment for the day. Come back the next day and make the commitment again. Don’t forget to tell your friends to do so as well.

Important Dates to Remember
2014-2015 School Year
October 21-24        Red Ribbon Week
October 23            Freddy's Food Night 5-9pm
                              Wear Red Day
October 24            Boosterthon Principal Challenge/ Red Ribbon 
                              Week Assembly (2:30pm)  South Playground
October 28           Report Cards are sent home
October 31           PBiS Assembly 2pm 
                            Fall Room Party 2:20pm
November            Students will be collecting items for charity.
November 2         Daylight Saving Time Ends
November 6         Pancake Man 5-7pm
November 7         Assembly 9am
                                  (5th & 6th Grade Music Program)
November 10       5th Grade Music Program 6:30pm
                             6th Grade Music Program 7:30pm
November 11       Veteran's Day
November 13       PTO Mtg. 6pm
November 18       Buffalo Wild Wing's Food Night 5-9pm
November 24      PBiS Assembly 2:30pm
November 26       No School/Staff Development
November 27-28  No School/Fall Break
December 2        Rigazzi's Food Night 4pm - Close
December 5        Skating Party 5-7pm
December 9         Gr. 6 Band Concert 7pm (TH Gym)
December 11      Chic-Fil-A Food Night 5-8pm
December 15       4th Grade Music Program 6:30pm
                            Honor Choir Music Program 7:30pm
December 16       KG Rose Theater Workshop 8:30 - 10am
December 18       Honor Choir Tour  8:45-2:30pm
December 19        End of 1st Semester
                              PBiS Assembly 1:00pm
                              Sing-a-long  follows
                              Room Party 2pm
Dec. 22-Jan 2        No School/Winter Break
January 8              Fazoli's Food Night 5-8pm
January 15            KG - 2nd Grade - Hearing Screening
January 19             No School/Staff Dev./Martin Luther King
January 20             Gr. 4 Rose Theater Workshop 1:45-2:45pm
Jan.19 - Feb. 6       4th Grade State Writing Test
January 22             100 Days (If there is no school days)
                             Godfather's Food Night 4-9pm
January 29            PBiS Assembly 2:30pm
January 30            Skating Party 5-7pm
                             PTO Lancer form is due
February 2            Ground Hog Day
February 5             PTC 3:30 - 7:30
February 9             Grade 2 Music Program 6:30pm
                              Grade 3 Music Program 7:30pm
February 10          PTC 3:30 - 7:30
February 11          Grade 4 Assessment Testing
February 12           Room Party 2pm
February 13           No School
February 14           Happy Valentine's Day
February 16           No School/Staff Dev./President's Day
February 18           Ash Wednesday
February 19           Gr. 3 Rose Theater Field Trip 8:15-2:30pm
February 21           PTO Lancer's Night 7pm (Ralston Arena)
Feb. 23-March 13  Pennies for Patients
February 24           PBiS Assembly 2:30pm
February 26           Texas Roadhouse Food Night
March 3                 BINGO Night 6 & 7
March 8                 Daylight Saving Time Begins
March 11                Spring Pictures
March 12 & 13      Gr. 1 Rose Theater Workshop 12:30 -3pm
March 16               No School/Staff Development
March 17               Happy St. Patrick's Day
March 17 & 18     Gr. 6 Rose Theater Workshop 1:15 & 2:10pm
March 20               Spring Begins
                               Skating Party 5-7pm
March 23                Mama's Pizza Food Night 4-8pm
March 23-May 1    NESA Testing Grades 3-6
March 25                PBiS Assembly 2:30
March 30 - April 3  Spring Break
April 9                    KG Music Program 6:30pm
                               1st Grade Music Program 7:30pm
April 14                  Chili's Family Food Night
April 16,17, 21      5th Gr. Rose Theater Workshop 9:30 - 11:15
April 20                  No School/Staff Development
April 23                  Freddy's Food Night 5-9pm
April 30                  PBiS Assembly 2:30pm
May 6                     Gr. 2 Field Trip to the Rose 10:15 - 1:30pm
May 7                     TH & Portal OSHE Concert (PLHS 7pm)
May 10                   Mother's Day
May 11                   Gr 6 Band Concert (PLHS) 7pm
May 12                   Skating Party 5-7pm
May 14                   PBiS Assembly 2:30pm
May 20                   Culver's Family Food Night 4-9pm
May 21                   Last Day Of School/Early Release 11:40am
May 22                   Snow Make-Up Day
May 25                    Memorial Day
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