Heilicher 6th and 8th graders explored the Minnesota History Center on a field trip this week. 
Invitation from Yoni - Parent Coffee Thursday, February 7 at 8 a.m.

Parent Coffee Invitation from Yoni

Mark your Calendars
Upcom ing School Events
  • 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)
  • Friday, January 25, Fourth-Grade Field Trip to Mill City Museum, 9:30 a.m., (see below for details)
  • Friday, January 25, Kindergarten Saba Eliezer Play, 2:30 p.m., Beit Knesset
  • Thursday, January 31, Seventh-Grade High School Information Evening, 7 p.m., Beit Knesset
  • Wednesday, February 6, Grade 4-5 Parent Program, 7 p.m., (check your email for details)
  • Thursday, February 7, Parent Coffee with Yoni, 8-9 a.m. at Heilicher 

MLK Day Observance
Join us Monday, January 21 to study and celebrate the life and legacy of The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Join us for all or part of the program!

Join us for MLK Day events:

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

7:30-8:15 a.m.: Heilicher Family Breakfast (complimentary light breakfast, sponsored by the PTO).
Students head to classrooms at 8:10 a.m.

8:15-9 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 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 downtown. Students will depart by bus from Heilicher at 6:45 a.m. for The Armory in downtown Minneapolis (500 S 6th St.). 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. We are bringing a kosher breakfast for each student prepared by Chef Liz Kaplan. Contact Jon Keljik with questions.
Mid-Winter Break School's Out Registration

Sign up today for Mid-Winter Break School's Out programming! Below are the dates and details:

Friday, February 15, 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.: Field Trip to Edinborough Park
Monday, February 18, 7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.: Kidcreate Studio comes to Heilicher 
Tuesday, February 19, 7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.: Field Trip to Minnetonka's Big Thrill Factory
Wednesday, February 20, 7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.: Minute-To-Win-It Winter Olympic Games at Heilicher
Thursday, February 21, 7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.: Pool Party-A Day On The Beach at Heilicher 
Friday, February 22, 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.: Movie and Make-a-Snack at Heilicher 

Sign up today on MySchoolAccount online. Please contact Evelyn Sadlowski if you have any questions! 
Heilicher Benefit Raffle

We are excited to announce the 2nd Annual Heilicher Raffle as part of our Annual Benefit. It was such a huge success last year, and we hope we can top that this year! 

Raffle tickets will be sent home with students soon including a n information packet detailing how the raffle works, the prizes, and student incentives!

If you have any questions, please contact Ali Berdass, Benefit Manager
Fourth-Grade Field Trip To Mill City Museum

On  Friday, January 25 , fourth-grade 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 (non-meat) bag lunch from home. We will be eating at Mill City.  Please contact Ilena Marron  with any questions.
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.
Heart and Sole: Spring Girls On The Run Registration Open

Heart & Sole is Girls on the Run's after-school program for middle school girls (grades 6-8). It fosters a fun and healthy community where girls learn about themselves, practice healthy living, cultivate empathy, build friendships, and develop life skills that will help them as they move through adolescence and beyond! In fact, two of our wonderful coaches are Heilicher Alumnae: Alexis Kessler and Abby Kirshbaum.

Please complete the interest form if your student wants to join the Girls on the Run team this spring! 

New Practice Dates:  Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3:30 p.m.-5 p.m.
March 19-May 30

Heilicher Athletics 
Spring is almost here! Register today for Volleyball (5/6, 7/8) and Ultimate Frisbee (5-8). Early bird pricing ends Feb 5.

Basketball for K-2 and 3-4 started this week! It's not too late to register. All levels welcome.

Upcoming Games 

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

Wednesday, January 23
5-6 Basketball White vs Groves Academy, 4:30 p.m., Groves Academy
5-6 Basketball Blue vs Seven Hills Prep Academy, 5:30 p.m., Groves Academy
Thursday, January 24
7-8 Basketball vs St. John's-Savage, 4:15 p.m., Heilicher Gym B & C


Condolences to Fran and Bernie Meier and their sons Alex and Jacob (Heilicher '08) on the passing of Fran's father, Elliott Farber.  

R'fu'ah Sh'leimah

R'fu'ah Sh'leimah to parent Jim Cohen who is recovering after a recent surgery.

Mazel Tov

Mazel Tov to Alex Geretz on his upcoming Bar Mitzvah at Darchei Noam Congregation on Saturday, January 19.

Heilicher Minneapolis Jewish Day School