Look at these beautiful fruit mandalas! Students created these edible art pieces at home to celebrate Tu Bishvat. 

Mia Wolfe
The Power of Words ...

Heilicher sixth grader Mia Wolfe is a finalist for The Pulitzer Center's national 2020 Local Letters for Global Change contest. Mia wrote a letter to Senator Klobuchar about the internment of Uigher and Muslim people in China. Mia says, "I chose to write about this issue because I learned about it through social media. I saw an article there, and thought it was important to share."

We are very proud of Mia for her incredible work and her commitment to social justice. Read her letter to Senator Klobuchar here.

Mark Your Calendars
Upcoming School Events
  • Monday, February 15- Friday, February 19: Mid-Winter Break

Heilicher Parent Town Hall on February 2

There will be a Heilicher Parent Town Hall on Tuesday, February 2, at 7:00 p.m., to hear about our plans for next school year, including a number of exciting new initiatives. Yoni will be sharing information on how we are continuing to adapt to COVID, including our approach to vaccines, extra-curricular activities, and a variety of other topics. He also will provide updates on Heilicher's financial position and our planning for the school's strong, long-term future. 

This Town Hall is for both current and prospective parents, and will include a presentation followed by a Q&A. Yoni will facilitate the Q&A for current parents. The Q&A for prospective parents will be held in a separate "Zoom Breakout Room" to which they will be directed after Yoni's presentation, and will be facilitated by Maia Poling. 

RSVP to Diane Greenberger by noon on Monday, February 1, if you plan on attending. We encourage at least one family member per household to attend. 

Rosh Chodesh Adar: Funny Hat Day

Be happy, it's Adar! 

Wear a funny hat to school on Friday, February 12, in honor of the month in which we celebrate Purim!
Tu Bishvat Mandalas and Seeds

Thank you to everyone who has already submitted their beautiful Tu Bishvat Mandalas. Don't forget to share a photo on our Tu Bishvat Mandala Padlet (click the plus sign in the lower right corner).

Grades K-5 students: don't forget to plant your seeds and share pictures of how they are growing on this padlet.
Reporting Planned Travel During Midwinter Break

As we approach Midwinter Break, please remember to use the 
Heilicher Communications Center to report your travel. At this time, we are not asking families to quarantine after domestic travel, but we ask that you fill out the form before your trip so Nurse Katie can follow up with each family as needed. 
Heilicher Communications Center

As a reminder please use the Heilicher Communications Center for the following situations. 
  • COVID diagnosis (student or family member)
  • COVID exposure (student or family member)
  • Symptom reporting (even if unrelated to COVID)
  • Non-illness related absences, including late drop-off and early pick-up
  • Changes to dismissal plans (for example, if someone else is picking up your child)
  • Travel or household contact with out-of-town guests
  • A link to communicate directly with the Heilicher nurse's office. 

Condolences to Heilicher Board Member (and alumni parent) Joel Mintzer, his wife Heidi Schneider, and their children Isaac and Asher, on the passing of Joel's father, Dr. Albert Mintzer. 

Heilicher Minneapolis Jewish Day School