Our mascot had lots of time to relax indoors this week as the Polar Vortex took hold of Minnesota.
"I'm excited to see everyone back at school very soon," said Roary.
  Video Message from Yoni (and Roary): Click on the Photo

Mark your Calendars
Upcom ing School Events
  • TONIGHT! Thursday, January 31, Seventh-Grade High School Information Evening,
    7 p.m., Beit Knesset (This program is ON even though we have no school this day)
  • 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., Heilicher Conference Room
  • Thursday, February 7, Mid-Winter Band Concert, 10 a.m. (details below)
  • Tuesday, February 12, Grade 1 Curriculum Night 6:30-7:30 p.m.
  • Friday, February 15, NO SCHOOL - Mid Winter Break Begins
Parent Coffee With Yoni - Thursday, February 7
Join our head of school for a coffee and conversation on Thursday, February 7  at 8-9 a.m. in the Heilicher Conference  Room.

Hear about the latest Heilicher news and ask Yoni your questions while enjoying light breakfast and coffee.
RSVP to Ethan Tarshish.
Wizard of Oz Tickets On Sale Now

Join us for The Wizard of Oz, Youth Performers' Edition, performed by Heilicher 7th and 8th graders on Wednesday, March 6, and Thursday, March 7, at 7 p.m., and *new this year* a matinee on Sunday March 10, at 2 p.m.  in the Fiterman Theatre on the Barry Family Campus.

Ticket orders available online through March 3. On March 4, ticket prices increase.

Additional tickets can be purchased at the Heilicher office until the weekday before each show. 

Shows have been known to sell out, so get your tickets early. If available, additional tickets will be sold at the door. 
Purchase Heilicher Benefit and Raffle Tickets
The Annual Benefit is just 6 weeks away. Register by February 8 to receive the discounted ticket price of $50/ticket. Register today !

Raffle is Here
Raffle tickets were sent home last week (some students will get them this week). Packets include  information detailing how the raffle sales work, the prizes, and student incentives!

If you have any questions, please contact  Ali Berdass, Benefit Manager

Tell Your Friends! Heilicher Information Evening - February 28

Reminder: Enrollment Deposits for Next Year Due Tomorrow
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.
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! 
*TONIGHT* Grade 7 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 tonight, 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.
Parent/Grandparent Volunteers Needed in the Art Room
6th-grade parent/grandparent volunteers are needed to help out in art class during our tallit project! We are looking for help with set up and clean up since our transitions between classes are short. The class meets from 12:40-2 p.m. every Thursday.

Please click here to sign up! Please contact Aimee Orkin with any additional questions.

Heilicher 2019 Mid-Winter Band Concert Grades 4-8   
On  Thursday, February 7, 2019 ,  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.

10 a.m. Program Begins
10:30-10:45 a.m. Reception (Approximate Time) for Instrumental Students, Parents, and Mr. Prichard
Kindergartners to Perform at the Sholom Home

The kindergartners will be singing and dancing for and with the residents at the Sholom Home on Friday, March 15 at 10 a.m. 

For more information, please contact Barbara Taragan.

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

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 Abby Keller on her upcoming Bat Mitzvah at Beth Jacob Congregation on Saturday, February 2.

Challah Orders

February challah forms are here. Please return your completed challah order form as soon as possible to the Heilicher office. Please also note that the form has two new updates: 1) for the month of February, chocolate chip challah is available, and 2) please mark the "Heilicher" check box to indicate where the challah will be delivered.

Heilicher Minneapolis Jewish Day School