Heilicher administrators had a great visit to Camp Olami with Heilicher campers, leaders-in-training and staff. 
Message from Maia 

Shalom I hope your summers are full of refreshing family time and exciting adventures. At Heilicher, we have been busy getting ready for another fabulous school year. Many of our teachers have been participating in summer professional development across the country, and we are excited to be welcoming more than 40 new students and their families to the Heilicher community this fall.

Thanks in advance for your help filling out Back-to-School forms and signing up early for athletics and after-school programming. Looking forward to having ice cream with many of you at the Heilicher Summer Social on Thursday, August 22.

Maia Poling

Associate Head of School
Mark your Calendars
Upcom ing School Events
  • Tuesday, August 13, 7-8:30 p.m., New Parent Orientation
  • Thursday, August 22, 5:45 p.m., Mentor/Mentee Picnic (New & Mentor Families ONLY)
  • Thursday, August 22, 6:45 p.m., Heilicher Summer Social
  • Friday, August 23, Back-to-School Forms Due 
  • Monday, August 26, First Day of School
  • Monday, August 26 & Tuesday, August 27, 8:15 a.m., Parent Coffees
  • Thursday, September 5, Back-to-School Night, 6:30-9 p.m. 
  • Tuesday, September 17, Save-the-Date: Parent "CyberCivics" Education Program with Diana Graber
Back-to-School Form Due August 23   

Please take 3 minutes to fill out the Back-to-School form which is now available online. The form must be completed by Friday, August 23, before the first day of school. Make your donation to the PTO to support teacher appreciation and caring community programs, give permission for field trips, and review important Heilicher school policies.
Register Today for After-School Athletics and Activities 

Take advantage of early registration discounts for after-school activities and athletics. Registration is now open for HaBonim, enrichment classes, and athletics. Fall sports include biking, Girls on the Run, soccer, and tennis. 

New this year, we will be offering fencing for students in grades 2-8. Check out our new brochure for information and course descriptions for the entire 2019-2020 school year. 

For new families, please visit to sign up for a account, which is our payment platform for some after-school programs.

Register  Today. 
Join us for the Summer Social 

Please join us for the Heilicher  summer social on  Thursday, August 22, 6:45 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, ice cream, and friends before school is back in session. RSVP by August 9 to  Ethan Tarshish . Please note this event will be canceled if it is raining. 
Heilicher Dining Room Updates

In 2019-2020, food service will again be an all-dairy and  pareve (no meat) menu. Lunch menu items will include fish, eggs, meat substitutes, hearty soups, and a daily salad bar with at least two protein options. Soy products will be served in moderation. A daily alternative buffet will feature mini-bagels, cream cheese, sun butter & jelly, and other popular items. A la carte breakfast items are available for purchase daily from 7:30-8 a.m.

Lunch Pricing-Two Options 

$5.75/lunch for K-8 and adults 
(Lunch would cost $940/year at this price.) 

Annual pricing discounts (divided into 11 monthly installments): 
  • $725/year K-Grade 5 (@$4.45/lunch) 
  • $825/year Grades 6-8 (@$5.05/lunch)
Learn more about the Heilicher Dining Program. 
Join Us for Parent Coffees

Back-to-school Parent Coffees will be taking place after drop-off, 8:15 a.m., on Monday, August 26 and Tuesday, August 27 in the Heilicher Dining Room. Stay for a quick cup of coffee, and catch up with other Heilicher parents as we start a great new school year. 
Heilicher Handbook  

The Heilicher Handbook for the 2019-2020 school year is now available. This handbook is a resource about 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.
Save the Date - Parent Education Program 

We are thrilled to share that Diana Graber will be coming to speak at Heilicher on  Tuesday, September 17 , 7-8:30 p.m. Ms. Graber is the author of  Raising Humans in a Digital World: Helping Kids Build Healthy Relationships with Technology and the founder of Cyber Civics and Cyberwise, a digital media and technology curriculum. We hope you can join us for what we know will be a wonderful evening. This event is open to the greater community.   Learn more about Diana Graber. Please look for additional details in future editions of Roar.
Advertising Opportunities in Student Directory 

Heilicher is once again partnering with Fun2Raise to publish the student directory. In addition to parent/staff contact information, the directory contains offers and messages from local advertisers, and there are priority ad placement opportunities for Heilicher parents.  

If you would like to place a business ad to benefit Heilicher, please email Jodi Rankin at . Our directory will be printed and distributed by late October. 

Mazel Tov
Mazel Tov to Heilicher Hebrew and Judaics Teacher Barbara Taragan, on the birth of a granddaughter, Orly, to her daughter/Heilicher alumna, Yamit. 

Mazel Tov to Eliah Fink on his upcoming Bar Mitzvah, Saturday, August 17 at Temple Israel.
Mazel Tov to Sophia Lamin on her upcoming Bat Mitzvah, Saturday, August 24 at Beth Jacob Congregation.

Condolences to Heilicher alumni family Nan Greenfield, sons Benjamin and David Greenfield ('08) on the passing of their husband and father Jim Greenfield. 

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