February 25, 2021
Many students participated in the Pennies for Patients spirit week. On Tuesday, students dressed in different colors to display their strength.
Purim Celebrations at Heilicher!

Tomorrow - Friday, February 26 - we will be celebrating Purim! Purim/פורים is a Jewish holiday that commemorates the saving of the Jewish people from Haman in Persia circa 357 B.C.E. The story is recorded in The Biblical Scroll of Esther/Megillat Esther.

Students are encouraged to dress in costume for the day. Please note that all costumes must be consistent with our dress code policy - faces must be visible and costumes may not include any weapons or offensive language. 

To learn more about Purim customs and how we will celebrate at Heilicher please see this full letter from Julie Ziessman (Director of Jewish Life and Hebrew) and Wendy Goldberg (Assistant Director of Jewish Life).
Mark Your Calendars!

  • Friday, February 26 - PURIM!
  • Heilicher Megillah Reading (led by grades 7/8), 8:45-9:35 a.m., Zoom Link Here
  • Purim Spiel (performed by grade 6), 11:00-11:30 a.m., Zoom Link Here
  • Purim Se'udah (festive meal, by grade levels), 11:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m

  • Thursday and Friday, March 11 & 12 - Zoom Parent-Teacher Conferences (NO SCHOOL)

  • Friday, March 19 - TDLP Minimester 7 enrollment deadline (more info in next week's Roar)
NEW! 2021-22 Heilicher School Year Calendar is Now Available

*Note: 2021-22 school year calendar and school's out program information is subject to change
Sign Up Now for Virtual Spring Conferences!

Heilicher Virtual Spring Conferences will be held on:
  • Thursday, March 11, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Friday, March 12, 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. 


Use this link to sign up for Spring conference times. Zoom links will be sent closer to the time of conferences. If you have students in grades K-6, please make sure to sign up with your child(ren)'s General Studies, Hebrew, Judaic Studies and Specialist teachers. A change from past years: parents of students in grades 7-8 should sign up for 10 minute conferences with each of their child(ren)'s teachers.

If you are signing up for conferences with more than one teacher or signing up for conferences for multiple children, be sure to look for the “Register for Multiple Conferences” button to help coordinate your times. 

Grades K-2 Conferences are PARENTS ONLY.
Grades 3-8 Conferences should involve both parents and children. 

Questions? Contact Mel Newman in the Heilicher Front Office.
Pennies for Patients

We are still collecting money for Pennies for Patients. As part of our continuing commitment to tikkun olam (repairing the world), fourth graders are leading Pennies for Patients to raise awareness and money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Learn more about the cause from the fourth graders here.

Every class should have received an email with a specific link to donate to your child's classroom. We are encouraging all Heilicher students to participate in this weeklong fundraiser. Please feel free to share the link with family and friends.
Tuition and Financial Assistance for 2021-22

Attached, please find the schedule of tuition for the 2021-22 school yearPlease read this document in its entirety as there is important information about our continuous enrollment process and tuition deposit options. 

Current students will be automatically re-enrolled for the following school year until they graduate. A Continuous Enrollment deposit reserves a place for your currently-enrolled student on the appropriate 2021-2022 grade-level class roster and will be applied toward 2021-2022 tuition.

The deposit will be automatically withdrawn from your Heilicher account on file on March 16, 2021, unless you opt for a deposit installment plan or you notify the school in writing of your intention to withdraw enrollment. To opt into a deposit installment plan, you must fill out this form by February 28, 2021. Notice of student withdrawal from Heilicher must be provided in writing to Admissions Director, Louise Schoenberger.

We are now accepting Tuition Assistance Applications for the 2021-2022 school year. Applications are due no later than Feb. 28, 2021. Awards will be communicated in mid-April. Note that current families receiving financial aid must reapply for assistance each year. Any questions regarding the financial aid process or tuition can be sent to our Finance Director, Karen Hoppe.
Purim Mitzvah Project

Help us honor the Purim Mitzvah of giving gifts to those in need (Matanot La-Evyonim) מתנות לאביונים by contributing the following clothing items. These can be new or gently used, and whatever size or style you contribute will be fine. As we don our costumes for Purim, others will be able to don clothing they need. 

Please bring these in by TOMORROW (Friday, February 26) so that we can donate them on Purim, in accordance with the mitzvah. We are asking each grade to donate these items:
  • Grades K-2: socks 
  • Grades 3-5: winter hats or gloves
  • Grades 6-8: t-shirts or underwear

We are also looking for two parent volunteers to drop the items off at the shelters. If you are able to help out please connect with Wendy Goldberg.
Spirit Wear

As a reminder, make sure to check out our Heilicher online spirit shop. We have a lot of new and exciting items for children and adults. 

Heilicher Communications Center

As a reminder please use the Heilicher Communications Center for the following situations. 
  • COVID diagnosis (student or family member)
  • COVID exposure (student or family member)
  • Symptom reporting (even if unrelated to COVID)
  • Non-illness related absences, including late drop-off and early pick-up
  • Changes to dismissal plans (for example, if someone else is picking up your child)
  • Travel or household contact with out-of-town guests
  • A link to communicate directly with the Heilicher nurse's office
Mazel Tov!
Mazel Tov to Ilan Schein on his upcoming Bar Mitzvah on Saturday, February 27, via Zoom (Beth El Synagogue).

Condolences to Heilicher parents Dana and Jeff Prottas, and their children, Ayelet and Addie, on the passing of Jeff's father, Robert Prottas (z"l).
Heilicher Minneapolis Jewish Day School