General Studies Director Maia Poling and Dean of Student and Family Affairs Julie Ziessman visited Heilicher's twinning school Bechor Levi in Rehovot, Israel over winter break. They attended workshops, taught lessons, and strengthened the school partnership, a program of Partnership2Gether. Read more on the blog .
Continuous Enrollment and Deposits for Next School Year
Per Heilicher's Continuous Enrollment policy, current students will be automatically re-enrolled for the following school year until they graduate. A Continuous Enrollment deposit of $600 per student reserves a place for your currently-enrolled student on the appropriate 2019-2020 grade-level class roster and will be applied toward 2019-2020 tuition. 

The deposit will be automatically withdrawn from your Heilicher account on file on February 15, unless you opt for a deposit installment plan or you notify the Dean of Student and Family Affairs Julie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.

To pay the deposit in installments, fill out this form by February 1.

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

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, 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) 

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 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, speaking with parents on being Black in Minnesota
This will overlap with the service project. 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.

You can help us collect supplies for the MLK service project by purchasing one of the items shown here. We will need these items by or before January 10. All items can be delivered to Ryan Bradley's office (Room M25).

*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.
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! Kosher snacks and drinks will be provided. $5/student at the door. 

If you are interested volunteering for this program, please email  Julie Ziessman. RSVP by  Friday, January 4, to  Ethan Tarshish.
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 t-shirt or sweatshirt for the show. Available for sale by pre-order only. Please fill out this form  and return to the Heilicher office by January 17, 2019

Sixth Grade Families: Tu B'shevat Gala and Presentation of Learning
Join us on Sunday, January 20 at 5:30- 7:30 p.m. in the Manny Fingerhut Auditorium as the sixth graders share their learning about middot (Jewish values) and how they pertain to the celebration of Tu B'Shevat (the New Year of the Trees). We will share an elaborate festive meal that includes the seven biblical species of Israel (These seven species were the staple foods consumed by the Jewish people in the land of Israel during biblical times). See your email invitation for more details.
Seventh Grade 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 Meeting 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. To RSVP, please contact Ethan Tarshish.
Attn: Eighth-Grade Families
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 

Upcoming Games 

Wednesday, January 9
5-6 Basketball White vs NOVA Academy, 4:30 p.m., NOVA Academy

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

Mazel Tov

Mazel Tov to Zeke Rischall on his upcoming Bar Mitzvah at Beth El Synagogue on Saturday, January 5.

Heilicher Minneapolis Jewish Day School