Heilicher celebrated Martin Luther King Day with a variety of learning and service opportunities for students and families. Pictured here are students preparing packages for PRISM food shelf in partnership with Jewish Family and Children's Service of Minneapolis.
Heilicher Benefit Tickets On Sale Now
The Annual Benefit is just 7 weeks away. It will be an inspirational evening as we celebrate many generations in the Heilicher community. Come enjoy a photo booth, delicious food and drink, and a great program. Register by February 8 to receive the discounted ticket price of $50/ticket.

Raffle is Coming
The 2nd Annual Heilicher Raffle is launching soon with six amazing prizes.  Raffle tickets will be sent home with students soon including a n information packet detailing how the raffle sales work, the prizes, and student incentives!

If you have any questions, please contact Ali Berdass, Benefit Manager
Mark your Calendars
Upcom ing School Events
  • 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
  • Friday, February 1, Enrollment Deposits for 2019-2020 school year due, (see below for details)
  • 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
  • Thursday, February 7, Mid-Winter Band Concert, 10 a.m. (details below)
  • Friday, February 15, NO SCHOOL - Mid Winter Break Begins
Sign Up for Mid-Winter Break School's Out Programs

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! 
Reminder: 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.

Heilicher 2019 Mid-Winter Band Concert Grades 4-8   
On  Thursday, February 7, 2019 the Heilicher Band students in Grades 4-8, under the direction of Mr. Sean Prichard from the 88 Notes School of Music and Encore Ensembles, will present their Mid-Winter Concert. The program will take place at 10 a.m. in the Manny Fingerhut Auditorium. The program is for the Heilicher student body and families of band parents. This will allow you to see what the students have learned since lessons started at the beginning of the year. 

Following the concert, Mr. Prichard will be available to meet with parents during the short reception in the auditorium.
Heilicher Receives $1.1 Million Charitable Gift in Honor of Harold and Mickey Smith

Heilicher  proudly announces a $1.1 million charitable gift to the school from Rabbi Mitchell Smith in honor of his parents, Harold and Mickey (z"l) Smith. 

The gift will create an endowment to be known as
the Harold and Mickey Smith Judaic Studies Fund, which will help support the school's Judaic Studies program in perpetuity. Additionally, the lead Judaic Studies and Hebrew position at the school, currently held by Etan Weiss, will be renamed
the Harold and Mickey Smith Jewish Life and Hebrew Director.

The gift also includes $100,000 in honor of Harold Smith's 100th birthday to support need-based scholarships at the school.

The school is grateful for the Smith family and their commitment to Jewish education. Read more.

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.

Upcoming Games

Thursday, January 24
7-8 Basketball vs St. John's-Savage, 4:15 p.m., Heilicher Gym B & C

Tuesday, January 29
7-8 Basketball vs International School, 5:45 p.m., International School

Tuesday, January 29
5-6 Basketball White vs MN Waldorf School, 4 p.m., Heilicher Gym
5-6 Basketball Blue vs MN Waldorf School, 4:45 p.m., Heilicher Gym

Mazel Tov

Mazel Tov to Zoe Ziessman on her upcoming Bat Mitzvah at Adath Jeshurun Congregation on Saturday, January 26.

Heilicher Minneapolis Jewish Day School