Yom Ruach is just around the corner! Please join us this Friday from 2 - 3 p.m. in the Sabes JCC Gymnasium to cheer on Heilicher students as they take on the faculty.

Heilicher Benefit is Tonight!

We are l ooking forward to celebrating with everyone tonight at the Annual Benefit. The festivities begin at 5:45 p.m. at Beth El Synagogue, located at 5225 Barry Street W. St. Louis Park, MN 55416.
Sign Up Now for Spring Conferences - March 28 and 29

Heilicher Spring Conferences will be held on Thursday, March 28, from 12-4 p.m. and 5-8 p.m., and Friday, March 29, from 8-11 a.m.

Use this link to sign up for spring conference times. This link will close on March 21.

Grades K-6, please make sure to sign up with General Studies, Hebrew, and Judaic Studies teachers. Grades 7-8 should sign up for a one-hour block during which you will meet with each of your child(ren)'s teachers.
**Reminder: If you are signing up for conferences with more than one teacher or signing up for conferences for multiple children, be sure to look for the "Register for multiple conferences" button to help coordinate your times.

*Grades K-2 Conferences are PARENTS ONLY. 
*Grades 3-8 Conferences should involve BOTH PARENTS AND STUDENTS.
*Please remember to visit Specialists who will be stationed in the Auditorium throughout conferences.
*EARLY DISMISSAL (11:30 a.m.) on Thursday, and NO SCHOOL on Friday. (Sign up for School's Out Programs below.)
Questions? Contact Mel Newman in the Heilicher Office.
Mark your Calendars
Upcom ing School Events
  • TONIGHT! Thursday, March 14, Annual Benefit, 5:45 p.m., Beth El Synagogue
  • Friday, March 15, Yom Ruah (Student v. Faculty) Basketball Game, 2-3:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, March 19, Grade 8 High School Information Evening (Parents Only), 7-8:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, March 21, All School Megilah Reading, 8:30 - 9:30 a.m., Manny Fingerhut Auditorium
  • Tuesday, March 26, Grade 8 Capstone Night, 6:30 - 8 p.m. (Grade 8 students should be dropped off at 6 p.m.)
  • Thursday, March 28, Spring Conferences, 11:30 a.m. EARLY DISMISSAL
  • Friday, March 29, Spring Conferences -- NO SCHOOL
  • **SAVE THE DATE** Monday, May 13, Managing Anxiety at Home and School: How to Break the Worry Cycle featuring Lynn Lyons, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Field Trip to Sholom Home

On Friday, March 15, the kindergartners will be performing for the residents from 10 - 11 a.m. We ask that students wear clothes that would be synagogue appropriate for the performance. When we return to Heilicher, students will be able to change into their spirit wear clothes. Parents are welcome to join us for this special program.
Fifth Grade STEM Field Trip to Base Camp - ACTION REQUIRED

On Monday, March 18, 8:30 a.m.- 2:45 p.m., fifth-grade students will engage in team building activities, Lego robotics, archery and problem-solving challenges at Base Camp.  In order to participate, ALL students must have this waiver filled out and signed by their parent or guardian. Please contact Trish Mintz with any questions.
Third Grade Field Trip To The Minnesota Zoo
Third grade will taking a field trip to the Minnesota Zoo on Tuesday, March 19, from 8:15 a.m. - 3:15 p.m. to participate in the ZOOMS moose enrichment exhibition.

Please have your child at school by 8 a.m. We will be leaving promptly at 8:15 a.m. Please check your email for additional information regarding lunch. B e sure your child has a jacket, hat, and mittens. We will be walking on an outdoor paved trail for part of the day.

Please contact Ms. Vlodaver with any questions.

Easing the Transition to Ninth Grade

All eighth-grade parents are invited to join us for an informational evening on the transition to high school on Tuesday, March 19, 7- 8:30 p.m., in the Fiterman Beit Knesset. We will cover a variety of topics including: transitioning to a larger school, extra-curricular activities, social environment, academic pressure, honors classes, and more. Learn from veteran parents, faculty, and one another as we share our successes, concerns, and experiences. RSVP to Ethan Tarshish.

Donations For Matanot La'Evyonim (Gifts for the Poor) 

In honor of Purim, each Judaic Studies class will be contributing something for people in need, fulfilling the mitzvah of Matanot La'Evyonim/Gifts to the Poor. 

Are you purging your closets?  If you have toys and games that are still in packages, we'll be happy to collect them and donate them to PRISM in Golden Valley, a program connected to Jewish Family and Children Service of Minneapolis (JFCS). We are also collecting Passover food for STEP and JFCS. 

Donations can be brought to Wendy Goldberg's office, M9, before Wednesday, March 20.

Gerten's Flower Sales
The eighth-grade class is selling flowers to raise money for their spring trip to Washington D.C. Ask your favorite eighth grader for details or check out this Gerten's Order Form .

All orders are due to the Heilicher office by 3 p.m. on Friday, March 29. Pick-up will be Tuesday, May 7, 1 - 4 p.m., in the Activity Center on the Barry Family Campus.
Spring Yom Dor L'Dor 2019
Save the date: Thursday, April 18 from 1:45-3:25 p.m. for the spring Yom Dor L'Dor, Grandparents & Special Persons Day!

Grandparents, parents, or any special adult 18 or over are welcome to attend.

More details to follow.
Scholastic Book Fair Volunteers Needed
The 2019 Scholastic Book Fair is coming March 25-29. Volunteers are needed during set-up, take-down, and during the Fair. Please sign-up outside the library or contact Mrs. Shimkus.
School's Out Programming During March Conferences

There is still time to register your student for two days of fun with School's Out Programming for March Conferences! Register today on MSA. Please contact Evelyn Sadlowski, with any questions. 

Thursday, March 28, 11:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.: An Afternoon of Games and Outdoor Play at Heilicher
Friday, March 29, 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.: Kidcreate Studios Comes to Heilicher

Heilicher Athletics

It's time to sign up for Spring Athletics: Tennis, Biking, and Ultimate Frisbee. Early bird discounts run through March 15 for Tennis and Biking.

Upcoming Games 

Friday, March 15
Yom Ruah Basketball Game , 2 p.m., Heilicher Gym

Wednesday, March 20
Grade 5-6 Volleyball Game, 4:30 p.m. at NOVA Classical Academy

Heilicher Minneapolis Jewish Day School