Eighth graders wowed the audience as they shared the results of their issues-based Social Justice explorations at the Capstone Project Event on Tuesday night. Way to go, eighth graders!
Upcoming Road Construction Near Campus

It's time to plan ahead for the Minnesota season that comes after Winter: Road Construction.

Starting in May, South Cedar Lake Road (west of Quentin Avenue by the Fiat dealership) will undergo a phased reconstruction.

This document shares all that we know to date about the upcoming road closures. We have been told to expect major traffic delays and will work to provide Heilicher families more information in the coming weeks about detours and options to get to/from school.
Mark your Calendars
Upcom ing School Events
  • TODAY: Thursday, March 28 & Friday, March 29, Scholastic Book Fair
  • TODAY: Thursday, March 28, Spring Conferences, 11:30 a.m. EARLY DISMISSAL
  • Friday, March 29, Spring Conferences -- NO SCHOOL
  • Monday, April 1, Sixth-Grade Parent-Child Tallit Night, Fiterman Beit Knesset, 6:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, April 2, Third-Grade Curriculum Night, 7-8 p.m. (See below for details)
  • Sunday, April 7, Family Passover Art Program, 10:30 a.m.-noon (See below for details)
  • Monday, April 8, Fifth-Grade Illuminated Haggadah Parent-Child Reception with Rabbi Matthew Berkowitz, 6:30-8 p.m. (See flyer below)
  • SAVE THE DATE: Sunday, May 5, Good Deeds Day, family community service event in partnership with PJ Library at JFCS.
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.
The theme for this event is Favorite Spring Holiday Traditions. RSVP here .

Grandparents, parents, or any special adult 18 and over are welcome to attend. If your special people cannot attend, they are welcome to send a message in advance by filling out this form.
Sign Up for Passover Break School's Out Programs

Sign up today for Passover Break School's Out programming.

Friday, April 19, 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.: Movie Theater and Construct-a-Maze day in the JCC
Monday, April 22, 7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.: Search for the Afikomen and Ultimate hide-and-seek across the JCC 
Tuesday, April 23, 7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.: Field trip to Conquer Ninja Warrior
Wednesday, April 24, 7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.: Field trip to the Como Zoo for an exclusive meet and greet with African animals.
Thursday, April 25, 7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.: Game Show Day at the JCC 
Monday, April 29, 7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.: Field trip to Feed My Starving Children 

Sign up today on MySchoolAccount online. Please contact Evelyn Sadlowski if you have any questions.

Enrollment deadline: 48 hours prior to program date. 

New School's Out Policy: There must be a minimum of 5 students enrolled to proceed with School's Out Programming
Gerten's Flower Sales - Last Day Tomorrow
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.
Third-Grade Curriculum Night - April 2
Please join us Tuesday, April 2, 7-8 p.m. for a celebration of your children's learning and accomplishments in third grade. We will be watching students' iMovies and interacting with maps they have created using the coding program Scratch.
Third-Grade Passover Gathering - Volunteers Needed
We are looking for additional volunteers to help with our mini-Seder at Beth El Synagogue with Good Shepherd students on Tuesday, April 16. Volunteers are needed to help set up and prep food between 11:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m., and to help with the Seder from 1:30-2:15 p.m. Grandparents, nannies, and other special adults are welcome to attend. Please contact Becka Steinberg if you are interested in helping.
Fourth-and-Fifth Grade Parent Gathering - April 10
Please join us Wednesday, April 10, 7-9 p.m. at the home of Michelle Drake and Michael Flamenbaum. This parent community gathering will be hosted by General Studies Director Maia Poling.

Topics Include: 
  • Fourth & fifth grade social and developmental milestones
  • Preparing for middle school
  • Middle school parent engagement
RSVP by Monday, April 1 to Amanda Scherer, or by using this quick form
Fifth-Grade Parent and Student Reception with Visiting Artist Rabbi Matthew Berkowitz
Fifth-grade parents, students and their families are invited to join us on Monday, April 8, 6:30 p.m. for a reception with visiting artist Rabbi Matthew Berkowitz and a viewing of fifth grade student Pesah book art and clay relief works. View this flyer for all the details.  

This program was made possible through the Fund-A-Need appeal at the 2018 Heilicher Annual Benefit.
Sixth-Grade Parent-Child Tallit Evening - April 1

Parents/Guardians of sixth graders are invited to the Sixth-Grade Parent-Child Tallit Evening on Monday, April 1 at 6:30 p.m. in the Fiterman Beit Knesset.
We'll discuss the middot (personal values) that will guide students' journeys into Jewish adulthood. Students will showcase their artistic works-in-progress as they describe the design process for their own unique tallitot. We will also have an opportunity to hear from a Minneapolis Jewish Federation representative about the  Genesis Mitzvah Fund, a philanthropic giving program for teens.
RSVP by Friday, March 29 to Aimee Orkin here.
Family Passover Art Program
Join in the fun on  Sunday, April 7 at 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. 
with a hands-on community art event geared toward children in grades 2-5 and their families (all ages are welcome). Come and create a meaningful piece for your seder table on the theme: The 4 Children Unmasked. This event is free. Registration is required at .

View this flyer for all the details.  
Jewish Teen Education Update

Please read this update about a new clearinghouse at the Minneapolis Jewish Federation for Jewish teen programs. 

Heilicher Athletics

It's time to sign up for Spring Athletics: Tennis, Biking, and Ultimate Frisbee. 

Upcoming Games 

Wednesday, April 3
5-6 Volleyball vs Yinghua Academy, 5:30 p.m. at Yinghua Academy

Challah Order Form

April challah forms are here. Please return your completed challah order form as soon as possible to the Heilicher office. Please note that we will only have Challah the weeks of April 5 and April 12. There will be no challah the weeks of April 19 and April 26 due to Pesah.

Mazel Tov

Mazel Tov to Ashley Gendlin on her upcoming Bat Mitzvah at Beth El Synagogue on Saturday, March 30.

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