Heilicher hallways are brighter than ever with new murals and posters
with messages of kindness and welcome.
Middle School Student Dance
All students in grades 6-8 are invited to attend the second annual Middle School Dance on  Saturday, January 12, from 7-10 p.m., in the Manny Fingerhut Auditorium. The evening, led by our own Rafi Forbush, will include music, games and lots of fun! Dress in 80s costume or come as you are. Kosher snacks and soft drinks will be provided. $5/student at the door. Parents/guardians must enter the building to sign out their students at the end of the evening.

Mark your Calendars
Upcom ing School Events

  • Saturday, January 12, Middle School Dance, 7-10 p.m., Manny Fingerhut Auditorium
  • Tuesday, January 15, Financial Assistance Application Deadline for 2019-2020 School Year 
  • Saturday, January 19, Lower School Movie Night, 6:30 - 9 p.m., Manny Fingerhut Auditorium
  • Sunday, January 20, Sixth-Grade Tu B'shevat Gala and Presentation of Learning, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m., Manny Fingerhut Auditorium
  • Monday, January 21, MLK Day Program - School in Session (see below for details) 

Enrollment Deposits for Next Year Due February 1
As a reminder, the $600 deposit per student to hold a spot for next year will be automatically withdrawn from your Heilicher account on file on February 15, unless you opt for a deposit installment plan or you notify the Dean of Student and Family Affairs Julie Ziessman in writing of your intention to withdraw enrollment.

Please refer to the Continuous Enrollment FAQ if you have questions. The Finance Office also welcomes your inquiries.

Financial Aid Deadline is January 15
Just a reminder that Financial Assistance forms are due January 15 for the 2019-2020 school year. Please fill out the online TADS form using the attached instructions.
MLK Day Observance
Heilicher proudly convenes on MLK Day ( Monday, January 21) to study the life and impact of The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This year our theme is civil rights through the lens of how people in the United States got the right to vote. We're adding a parent-specific program in the morning and some other options for parents to participate in during the day.

Join us for MLK Day events:

6:30 a.m.: Drop off eighth-graders at Heilicher for field trip to MLK Annual Breakfast*.

7:30-8:45 a.m.: Heilicher Family Breakfast (complimentary, sponsored by the PTO).
Students head to classrooms at 8 a.m.

8-9 a.m.: Pastor Lawrence T. Richardson will speak with parents on being Black in Minnesota. Read about him here. His talk will overlap with the service project. After the talk concludes, you are welcome to join the service project in progress.

8:30-9:30 a.m.: Heilicher Family Service Project in the Manny Fingerhut Auditorium, preparing packages for PRISM food shelf in partnership with Jewish Family and Children's Service of Minneapolis (JFCS).

2:45-3:15 p.m.: The school community will end our day listening to MLK's "I Have a Dream" speech and the choir will also sing. Parents and guests are welcome to attend.

*Special message for eighth-grade families: This year, eighth-grade students will attend the MLK Annual Breakfast, sponsored by The General Mills Foundation and the United Negro College Fund (UNCF), on January 21. Students will depart by bus from Heilicher at 6:45 a.m. for The Armory in downtown Minneapolis (500 S 6th St.). Since permission slips have already been signed, no additional forms are needed. Please have your children here by 6:30 a.m. so we can leave on time. We should be back at school by 10 a.m. to participate in more learning and activities. Additional details will be sent via email on Monday, January 7.
Two ways to support the Wizard of Oz!

On March 6, 7 and 10, 2019 the Heilicher 7 & 8 Grades will wow you with their theatrical talent as they present The Wizard of Oz, Youth Performers' Edition! Every student contributes either behind the scenes or on-stage. To support these amazing students, families can include messages of encouragement in the program book. Please complete the Cast and Crew Messages Form with your well-wishes by Tuesday, January 15.

Show your support with a Wizard of Oz t-shirt or sweatshirt available for sale by pre-order only. Please fill out this form and return to the Heilicher office by January 17

Lower School Movie Night

Calling all families with children in Grades K-5! Join us for a Havdalah service and movie night at Heilicher in the Manny Fingerhut Auditorium on Saturday, January 19. Please plan to arrive promptly at 6:30 p.m., the event will go until 9 p.m.

Join us in your pajamas (with a blanket) for Havdalah, the classic Mary Poppins movie, snack bar, and fun. Please make sure your children eat dinner before the program. Cost: $10/family (cash or check at the door). A parent or guardian must be in attendance. Feel free to invite your friends from outside of our Heilicher community. 

RSVP to Ali Berdass by Wednesday, January 16.
Fourth-Grade Field Trip To Mill City Museum

On  Friday, January 25 , students will have an opportunity to explore the Midwest through a hands-on field trip at the Mill City Museum.  The bus will leave school at 9:20 a.m. and arrive back at 1:20 p.m.  Students who are on the all-inclusive lunch plan will receive a bag lunch from school. All other students should bring a dairy or parve bag lunch from home. We will be eating at Mill City.  Please contact Ilena Marron with any questions.

Sixth-Grade and Eighth-Grade Field Trip to Minnesota History Center (Chaperones Needed)

On Wednesday, January 16, the 6th- and 8th-grade classes will take a trip to the Minnesota History Center.  Please plan to arrive at school by 8 a.m. as bus will depart promptly at 8:15 a.m. Students will return by 12:30 p.m., in time for lunch. 

We are still in search of one or two additional chaperones. We'd love to have you along! Chaperones will be able to ride the bus with there and back, or meet students at site. There will not be any additional cost for chaperone admission to the history center. 

If you have any questions or would like to inquire about being a chaperone, contact Annika Graif or Jon Keljik.

Seventh-Grade High School Information Evening**

Starting to think about high school? Have you thought about next steps for your child, but still have unanswered questions? Come to a Seventh-grade High School Information Evening on Thursday, January 31 from 7-8:30 p.m. in the Ben and Bernice Fiterman Beit Knesset. We will have high school counselors on hand to answer your questions.

**Important Request: Please fill out this brief  3-question survey to help us plan the program. To RSVP, contact Ethan Tarshish.
Hopkins North Junior High 9th Grade Registration Night Is Jan 10

Hopkins North Junior High School 9th Grade Registration Night is Thursday, January 10, 2019 from 7-8 p.m in the Hopkins North cafeteria. If you have questions, please contact Amanda Clark.
Awesome After-School Programs

Check out all the great  after-school programs on the website and register today.
  • Kidcreate Studio Art (Grades K-2 & Grades 3-6, co-ed)
  • Lego┬« Robotics (Grades K-1 & Grades 2-6, co-ed)
  • Heart & Sole: Girls on the Run (Grades 6-8, girls)
Please contact Evelyn Sadlowski if you have any questions. 

Heilicher Athletics 
We need at least 4 more students to sign up for Mid-Winter 3-4 Co-ed Basketball in order for the class to run. All levels welcome. Register today.

Upcoming Games 

Thursday, January 10
7-8 Basketball vs Avail Academy, 4:15 p.m., Heilicher Gym B & C

Wednesday, January 16
5-6 Basketball Blue vs FAIR Crystal, 4:30 p.m., Heilicher Gym

Thursday, January 17
7-8 Basketball vs Notre Dame Academy, 4:15 p.m., Heilicher Gym B & C

Challah Order Form

January challah forms are here. Please return your completed challah 
order form  as soon as possible to the Heilicher office. 

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