Congratulations to Heilicher student Eliah Fink (Grade 7) on winning the "American Jewish World" cover art contest, and to Asher Sindt (Grade 7), Third Runner Up, and Avi Herman (Grade 3), Young Lights Honoree.
Heilicher Hanukah Reminder
Hanukah Candles
Please note there is no K-5 Kabbalat Shabbat program tomorrow. This year, we are trying a new student-only experience: The Hanukah Exploratorium.
Tomorrow, Friday, December 7, students will participate in a Hanukah Exploratorium, creating Handmade Midrashim (artistic interpretations) with their multi-grade Friday lunch tables ( mishpahot/families). Combining art, engineering, and Jewish knowledge, this STEAM-y activity will solidify students' learning in a fun, engaging, and communal fashion.
Mark your Calendars
Upcom ing School Events
  • Tuesday, December 11: After-School Soccer and Basketball Cancelled (more info below)
  • Thursday, December 13 : Heilicher Choir performs at IDS Crystal Court, 12 p.m.
  • Monday, December 17: Herzl Camp Lunch and Learn, Grades 5-8
  • Thursday, December 20: Herzl Camp Lunch and Learn, Grades 2-4
  • Monday, December 24 - Wednesday, January 2: WINTER BREAK - NO SCHOOL
  • 2019-2020 School Calendar Coming Soon!
Deadline Today - Lower School Electives

Second trimester Lower School electives begin December 14 and run through March 1. Students in Grades 1-5 can choose from a variety of fun activities and must fill out an elective form.   Kindergartners will be participating in chess and do not need to register.
Please fill out the Trimester Two Lower School Elective Form by today, Thursday, December 6, to register for your elective. Questions? Contact Maia Poling   or Hector Sztainer .
New Spirit Wear Item

You voted and we listened! Heilicher winter hats with poms are available for special order through December 20. Hats are fleece lined and very high quality. $25/hat. If you are interested in ordering click here. Orders will be placed on Friday, December 21, and hats will be put in backpacks after winter break.  
Heilicher Choir Will Perform at the IDS
The Heilicher Choir will perform in the "Holidays Under Glass" Concert Series on Thursday, December 13, at 12 p.m. at the IDS Crystal Court. We hope you can join us for this seasonal performance. B e sure to let your friends who work downtown know about this special concert. 
Meet School Resource Officer Dennis Maki 
St. Louis Park School Resource Officer (SRO) Dennis Maki has been visiting Heilicher this year and is excited to get to know Heilicher students and their families. Officer Maki has been working with the Heilicher community since 2016.

We talked with Officer Maki and here is what he had to share: 
  • My favorite place(s) in St. Louis Park for peace and quiet is the Westwood Nature Center. For a relaxing dinner it's Cooper's Irish Pub in the West End.
  • What I enjoy most about being a School Resource Officer is being around kids! I have regular Monday through Friday hours, so my family enjoys that as well.
  • My favorite hobby right now is helping coach my son's squirt hockey team. Being around kids and staying active keeps me feeling young. 
Tuition Announcement and Continuous Enrollment

Earlier this week, all Heilicher parents should have received an email from Yoni announcing 2019-2020 tuition levels, some changes to the tuition and financial assistance models, and a reminder about continuous enrollment. Please contact the Finance Office if you did not receive these important emails or if you have questions.
After-School Athletics Cancellation 
For Tuesday, December 11

Attention K-2 soccer families and 7-8 basketball families: Due to a mandatory staff safety training, we will be cancelling after-school athletic activities on Tuesday, December 11. If you need to arrange for alternative after-school care, HaBonim will be available at no cost to families previously enrolled in Tuesday's athletic activities. Please email Evelyn Sadlowski ASAP as space is limited. Tuesday Sabes JCC swimming lessons and 3-6 Lego Robotics will continue as usual. 
Kidcreate Studio Art Classes: Registration Open!

Registration is now open for Mess To The Max (Grades K-2) Get excited for plaster painting, gooey gunk sculpting, paper mache puppet designing, and crazy paint flinging! These projects are so messy your parents would never let you make them at home.

Classes run: Mondays 3:30-4:30 p.m.,  January 7-February 11, 2019 
Register today through  (select January 7 on the 'Preorder' menu) or email  Evelyn Sadlowski   with questions.

Registration is now open for Masters In Clay (Grades 3-4). 
Let your inner Monet run wild as we recreate famous works of art all in clay. Get ready to decorate your home with your one-of-a-kind masterpieces! 

Classes run: Wednesdays 3:30-4:30 p.m.,  January 9-February 13, 2019 

Register today through (select January 9 on the 'Preorder' menu) or email Evelyn Sadlowski  with questions.

Heilicher Athletics 

Upcoming Games 

Thursday, December 6
7-8 Basketball vs. Annunciation Catholic School, 5:45 p.m., Annunciation Catholic School 

Wednesday, December 12 
5-6 Basketball White vs City of Lakes Waldorf A, 4:30 p.m., Heilicher Gym
5-6 Basketball Blue vs City of Lakes Waldorf B, 4:30 p.m., Heilicher Gym

Thursday, December 13
7-8 Basketball vs St. Therese/St. John's Baptist, 4:30 p.m., St. Therese
Mazel Tov
Mazel Tov to Noam Halpern on his Bar Mitzvah at Shir Tikvah Congregation on Saturday, December 8.
Mazel Tov to Judy and Jerel Shapiro on the birth of their grandson in Israel.

Condolences to the Heilicher and Wieberdink family on the passing of Lisa Heilicher.

Connect with Hesed
If you are expecting a child, are having surgery, or have an illness in the family and would benefit from some community support - or if you know someone who would - please contact the Hesed committee at .

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