June 3, 2021
Ms. Schear's second grade class enjoyed studying about and performing a play about the Statue of Liberty.
Please Join Us Tonight in Bidding Farewell to Julie Ziessman!

After 21 years, Julie is leaving Heilicher for a new role as Director of Early Childhood Education at Adath Jeshurun Congregation.

During her time at Heilicher, Julie has been involved in every aspect of school life - as a long-time Lower School teacher, Admissions and Outreach Director, Dean of Student and Family Affairs, and most recently, Interim Director of Jewish Life and Hebrew. Please join us for a special, Zoom reception to share stories and memories of Julie's time at Heilicher and let her know how much she means to the Heilicher community.

TONIGHT Thursday, June 3, 2021
7:00-8:00 p.m.
via Zoom HERE

Please contact Beckie Skelton at rskelton@hmjds.org or 612.419.3290 with any questions.

We hope to see you all there as we celebrate what Julie means to us!

Mark Your Calendars!

  • Wednesday, June 9 - 12:30 p.m. dismissal for Grade 8 (8th graders do not attend school on June 10)

  • Wednesday, June 9 - Heilicher 8th Grade Graduation, 4:30-6:00 p.m. (invitation sent separately to 8th grade families)

  • Thursday, June 10 - LAST DAY OF SCHOOL for Grades K-7 - 11:30 a.m. dismissal (no lunch will be served)! - CLOSING CEREMONIES WILL BE 8:45-9:30 a.m. via Zoom (link to follow)
Closing Ceremonies

Join us via ZOOM for closing ceremonies from 8:45-9:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 10, to share what we've learned, and celebrate together. Shehechiyanu v'kiyemanu, we've lived to see this day!

Reminder that school for grades K-7 dismisses at 11:30 a.m. on June 10.
Peer Class Placement Forms - 2021-22 School Year
(students entering Grades 1-5)

Heilicher recognizes that peer relationships are important for children as they build social and emotional connections as well as find academic peers from school year to school year. While Heilicher makes no promises regarding class placement, we value the parental perspective and the lens it offers our team as we work on balanced class placements.

If you would like to provide your perspective on peer class placements for your child, please fill out this Peer Class Placement Form by Tuesday, June 15, for each of your children ENTERING grades 1 through 5. Please fill out one form per child. This form is NOT required.
Middle School Summer Reading

Summer break is a wonderful opportunity to relax, travel, camp, play, and, of course, READ!

Please see the summer reading assignments for the rising sixth graders.

The Heilicher summer reading list for rising seventh and eighth graders can be found here along with the reading assignment.
Summer Office Hours

Heilicher summer office hours (June and August) are Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

The office will be closed from July 5-30. However, voicemail will continue to be retrieved and distributed Monday-Thursday during the entire summer.

If you need to connect with an administrator, you are encouraged to email them directly. U.S. mail will also be collected and distributed throughout the summer at our regular business address.
End-of-the-Year Reminders from Nurse Katie


  • Incoming kindergarten and Grade 7 students will need to have updated immunizations before coming to school. More information to follow.
  • When Covid-19 vaccines become available for your child’s age group, please get them vaccinated! Currently, the CDC says the Covid-19 vaccine can be administered at the same time as other immunizations. 


  • If your child has medications at the Health Office, they will be sent home with your student the last week of school.

I am inspired by the hard work and dedication to your child’s health and education. It not only helped them learn, the whole community of students and staff benefited. Thank you!
Heilicher Minneapolis Jewish Day School