Even in summer, Heilicher never sleeps...summertime fun includes showing our Heilicher spirit in community parades throughout the Twin Cities.
Heilicher Updates
We didn't mean to startle you with a summer edition of The Roar, but we Lions have plenty to roar about as we gear up for a new school year. Please take a few moments to review these articles and we look forward to seeing you August.
Mark your Calendars
Upcom ing School Events  
  • Thursday, July 26 - Incoming Kindergarten Park Play Date, 4:15-5:30 p.m., Twin Lake Park,  4750 W 26th Street, St. Louis Park, MN 55416
  • Thursday, August 2 - New Family Mentor/Mentee Picnic, 5 p.m., Manny Fingerhut Auditorium 
  • Thursday, August 9 - Grade 6 Parent Information Evening (PARENTS ONLY), 7-8:30 p.m., Wolfe Family Home (address included in invitation) 
  • Tuesday, August 14 - New Parent Orientation (PARENTS ONLY), 7-8:30 p.m., Ben and Bernice Fiterman Family Beit Knesset 
  • Thursday, August 23  - All-School Heilicher Summer Social, Camp Olami White Tent, 6:30 p.m.
  • Monday, August 27 - First Day of School! 
  • Monday, August 27 & Tuesday, August 28 - Back to School Parent Coffees, after drop-off, Heilicher Dining Room
  • Thursday, September 6 - Heilicher Back to School Night (PARENTS ONLY EVENT), 6:30 p.m.; Optional dinner for purchase at 5:30 p.m.
Van Transportation for the 2018-2019 Year

Heilicher contracts for door-to-door van transportation through a third party service, Executive Transportation. All drivers are insured and background checked. We currently have routes that serve St. Paul, Minneapolis, Edina, St. Louis Park, and the West Metro area. Please contact Julie Ziessman at 952.381.3566 if you are interested in finding out additional information about this service.  The deadline for reserving your spot is FridayAugust 3.
Heilicher Summer Social

Please join us for the Heilicher summer social on Thursday, August 23, 6:30 p.m at the Camp Olami white tent on the Sabes JCC field. This is a family program for the entire Heilicher community. Enjoy a casual evening of open sports, fun, and friends before school is back in session. An ice cream truck with free treats will be joining us at 6:30 p.m. RSVP by August 16 to Ethan Tarshish . Please note this event will be canceled if it is raining.

The Heilicher Handbook

Heilicher has a new handbook that outlines school operations, expectations of members of the school community, and various policies related to school life. Please make this your first stop if you have any questions about these things.
Dining Changes: What's New for 2018-2019?

Chef Liz Kaplan and the dining room team are happy to announce some changes and enhancements to the Heilicher lunch experience for next year. Highlights include:
  • Five days per week All Dairy/ Pareve menu to streamline purchasing, food prep, and storage
  • Delicious proteins including fish, eggs and meat substitutes
  • Daily "Alternative Buffet" including mini-bagels, breads, sun butter/jelly, cream cheese, cereal/granola
  • New All-Inclusive Pricing Option ($700/year for K-5; $800/year for 6-8)
  • Daily purchasing still available through MySchoolAccount (MSA) @ $5.50/lunch
  • Elimination of chocolate milk, juice, and a la carte snacks
Read more about the new dining program here . To sign-up for the all inclusive pricing option please sign up online .

Sample Menu

Friday - All School Lunch
Veggie Hot Dog
Buttermilk Pancake Chili with Sour Cream Baked Salmon Cheese Pizza
Baked Beans
Cheesy Eggs
Cheesy Cornbread
Pasta w/ Alfredo Sauce
Fresh Fruit
Creamy Wild Rice Soup
Veggie Sausage Patty
Chips with Guacamole
Fresh Green Beans
Salad Bar
Sweet & Sour Coleslaw
Spinach Salad w/ Strawberries
Mexican Coleslaw
Mandarin Oranges 
Ice Cream

Changes for the Upcoming School Year

We are excited to share a structural change to our program for the upcoming school year. Kindergarten through fifth grade will now comprise our Lower School, while sixth, seventh and eighth grade will be our Middle School. We believe that fifth grade students continue to need the foundational learning of a Lower School and will thrive from leadership opportunities that can be afforded being the oldest students in this cohort.

As a part of this change, sixth grade students will begin taking afternoon electives on Tuesdays and Thursdays, while seventh and eighth graders will continue with electives five days a week. We are thrilled that our sixth graders will have this new opportunity for cross-grade learning and social connections in Middle School.

While Wellness Wednesday, a cross-age learning and wellness program has been a successful experience for students and teachers alike, we have decided to replace this program with a new, Friday afternoon STEAM-focused elective experience across the grades. Stay tuned for more details.
Introducing Our New Makerspace 

We are thrilled to share that beginning this fall Heilicher will have its very own Makerspace. A Makerspace is creative and innovative classroom where students can tinker, explore, design, and investigate. The Makerspace is part of our commitment to STEAM and inquiry-based learning, and will provide the tools necessary to support hands-on, student-driven projects. We have hired a Makerspace educator who will work closely with teachers to integrate Makerspace learning with all subject areas. Thank you to the many generous community donors who made this project possible.
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