Harold mitch yoni

 Happy Birthday 101st birthday to Heilicher community supporter Harold Smith, pictured here with his son Rabbi Mitch Smith and Yoni. Our students will celebrate with Harold at All-School Lunch on Friday. 
Mark your Calendars
Upcom ing School Events
  • Friday, May 17 - Library Books Due
  • Friday, May 17, 9 a.m.-12 p.m., Grade 4 Field Trip
  • Sunday, May 19, 3:15 p.m., Choir at Yom Ha'atzmaut Community Celebration, St. Paul JCC
  • Sunday, May 19 - Thursday, May 23, Grade 8 DC Trip (NO SCHOOL for Grade 8 on Friday, May 24)
  • Monday, May 20 - Thursday, May 23, Grade 6 Northern MN Trip (NO SCHOOL for Grade 6 on Friday, May 24)
  • Tuesday, May 21, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Grade 1 Siyum Otiot
  • Thursday, May 23, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Grade 5 Big Stone Mini Golf Sculpture Garden
  • Friday, May 24, 2-3:15 p.m., Kindergarten Children Around the World
  • Monday, May 27, Memorial Day - NO SCHOOL
  • Wednesday, May 29, 10-11 a.m., Spring Band Assembly for Students
  • Wednesday, May 29, 7-8 p.m., Spring Band Concert for Parents
  • Thursday, May 30, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Grade 2 Kabbalat HaSiddur
  • Thursday, May 30evening, Grade 7 Leadership Retreat Overnight
  • Friday, May 31, 8:45 a.m.-3:15 p.m., Maccabi Games
  • Monday, June 3, 8:15-9:30 a.m., Grade 6 Tallit and Ethical Will Ceremony
  • Wednesday, June 5, 8:15-8:45 a.m., Kindergarten Open Portfolio Morning
  • Wednesday, June 5, 4-6 p.m., Grade 8 Graduation
  • Thursday, June 6, 8:30-9:30 a.m., Last Day of School Closing Assembly 
  • Thursday, June 6, 11:30 a.m., EARLY DISMISSAL 
  • Thursday, June 6, 6:45-7:30 p.m., Heilicher Annual Meeting, Fiterman Beit Knesset 
  • Thursday, June 6, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Fifth Annual School's Out Soiree (adults only), see below for details
Library Books Due Tomorrow

All library books checked out throughout the year are due tomorrow, Friday, May 17. Extensions are available for books being used for school projects. Please contact Mrs. Shimkus with questions or concerns.
Road Closure Now Scheduled for May 28

Cedar Lake Road under Highway 100 is scheduled to be closed from Quentin Avenue S heading west beginning on May 28 (originally scheduled to close May 7). This closure is expected to last 15 days and is needed so that the contractor can construct the road and trail under the Highway 100 bridge. Travel in that area will be affected by backups and delays, especially at school arrival and dismissal. 

Pro Tips:
Consider a carpool. Leave extra time for drop off and pick up. (You can use an app like Google Maps to estimate your travel time.) As you plan your route, please obey all speed limits and drive carefully. We would like to continue to be good neighbors during the construction disruption.

Please refer to this guide for detour details.
Volunteers Needed for End-of-Year Events

The end of the year is quickly approaching and we need your help. Please make sure to sign up for some end-of -the-year volunteer needs. 
Attention Parents of Incoming K-6:
2019-2020 Student Transition Form Due June 6
We are beginning preparations for the 2019-20 school year and need your help. To help guide us in your child's classroom placement, we ask that you please fill out this survey. Please complete one survey per student entering Grades K-6.

Deadline: Thursday, June 6. Forms will not be accepted after this date.
Heilicher Security Data Collection Next Week 

Next week, we will be collecting data about the number of visitors to the Heilicher wing of the building during the school day. You may see a friendly person at a desk in the main hallway who will inquire as to your destination (Heilicher, Arete Academy, Sabes JCC ECC). This survey is important to our continued efforts to improve campus and school security. If you have any questions, please contact Rafi Forbush, Safety & Security Coordinator and Physical Education Coordinator.
Choir Singing at St. Paul JCC 

The Heilicher choir will be singing at the  Yom Ha'atzmaut Festival celebrating Israel's 71st birthda y  at the St. Paul JCC on Sunday, May 19, at 3:30 pm. Choir members should arrive by 3:15 p.m.
The festivities are free and run from 3-5 p.m. We hope you can attend this great afternoon of celebration. 

Wells Fargo Stagecoach
Fourth-Grade Wells Fargo Field Trip

Tomorrow, Friday, May 17, 9:40 a.m.-12 p.m., the fourth grade will head west as they explore westward expansion at the Wells Fargo Museum. They will be examining primary sources and how pioneers experienced the journey out west.
Second-Grade Field Trip: Oliver Kelley 1800's Historic Farm

On Tuesday, May 21, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m., second-grade students will be taking a trip back in time to Pioneer Farm Life in the 1800's. If your child participates in the all-inclusive lunch program, a bag lunch will be provided. Otherwise, please send a disposable bag lunch and disposable beverage. Lunches will not be refrigerated. Kindly contact your child's teacher if you would like to chaperone.
Second-Grade Kabbalat HaSiddur

On Thursday, May 30, at 6:30-7:30 p.m., second-grade students will participate in Kabbalat HaSiddur. This is a special evening where they will share what they have learned and receive their new school siddur. The event will start in student classrooms, and then will continue in the Fiterman Beit  Knesset.
Fifth-Grade Big Stone Mini Golf Sculpture Garden

On Thursday, May 23, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., as part of our Heilicher fifth-grade art curriculum, your child will be going on a field trip to the Big Stone Mini Golf Sculpture Garden. They will be accompanied by their classroom teachers and Ms. Orkin and would love to have parent or grandparent chaperones on the trip with them. Big Stone Sculpture Garden is the home studio and sculpture garden of local and international artist Bruce Stillman. Students will play mini golf while studying the sculptures and then have a picnic on the site.

If your child participates in the all-inclusive lunch program, a bag lunch will be provided. Otherwise, please send a dairy/parve kosher bag lunch. Please have your child bring a refillable water bottle. 

Please have your child dress for the weather, wear closed-toed walking shoes, and bring sunscreen. If you would like to join us RSVP to Ms. Orkin. The bus will leave Heilicher North Dismissal area at 10 a.m. and leave the sculpture garden at 1:30 p.m.
Maccabi Games Lunch

On  Friday, May 31 from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Heilicher will provide a free, outdoor lunch buffet catered by Chef Liz and Dave, including bagels and cream cheese, pesto pasta, cucumber salad, watermelon, and popsicles. If you would prefer to send a dairy/parve bag lunch from home, please feel free to do so.
Volunteers Needed for Girls on the Run 5K 

Girls On The Run: Heart and Sole is looking for staff, friends, and family to help make their upcoming 5K a success. Help is needed from 8:15-10 a.m. on Sunday, June 2 at the Sabes JCC tent. Please contact Evelyn Sadlowski if you are interested in volunteering in one of the following roles: 
  • Caboose (to walk at the end of the runners) 
  • Cheer Squad (to pump-up the team beforehand)
  • Floater (to help where needed) 
  • Runner (bring your friends - the more the merrier!)
For more information, please click here.
Registration Open for School's Out on June 6 

Come one, come all, to an end-of-the-year carnival celebration with Heilicher's School's Out Programming on 
Thursday, June 6.
Programming runs from 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Register today! Please contact Evelyn Sadlowski with any questions. Your student(s) won't want to miss it. 
School's Out Soirée & Annual Meeting on June 6 

Join us for Heilicher's an adults night out to celebrate a great year at Heilicher on Thursday, June 6, 7:30-9:30 p.m. at the Sabes JCC outdoor Pool (Manny Fingerhut Auditorium in case of rain). There will be music, dancing, snacks, and drinks. Please RSVP to Ali Berdass by Thursday, May 30.

If able, we also hope you will plan to join us directly preceding the Soirée festivities inside the Ben and Bernice Fiterman Family Beit Knesset at 6:45 p.m. for the 2019 Heilicher Annual Meeting.

Mazel Tov

Mazel Tov to Abby Meisler on her upcoming Bat Mitzvah, Saturday, May 18 at  Beth El Synagogue. 

Heilicher Minneapolis Jewish Day School