Middle school students gathered at the Yom Hashoah assembly to remember those who perished in the Holocaust . Special guest Manny Gabler spoke about his life as a refugee in Shanghai during WWII.
Yoni's New Blog 

Be sure to read Yoni's reflection on the incident in San Diego on the Heilicher blog
Mark your Calendars
Upcom ing School Events

  • Now - May 13, MAP Testing
  • Sunday, May 5, 11 a.m-2 p.m., Good Deeds Day service project fair (details below) 
  • Monday, May 6-Friday, May 10, Teacher Appreciation Week
  • Monday, May 6, Road Closure at Cedar Lake & Quentin (see below for details)
  • Monday, May 6, 6-8 p.m., Parent-Staff Shopping Event, Evereve, at the West End
  • Tuesday, May 7, 1-4 p.m., Flower Sale Pickup, SW Corner of JCC
  • Wednesday, May 8, 2:30-3:30 p.m., Yom HaZikaron Assembly
  • Thursday, May 9, 8:30-10 a.m., Yom HaAtzma'ut Assembly
  • Monday, May 13, 8:45 a.m.-12 p.m, Grade 3 Field Trip
  • Monday, May 13, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Managing Anxiety at Home and School: How to Break the Worry Cycle with Lynn Lyons, Manny Fingerhut Auditorium
  • Thursday, May 16, 8-9 a.m., Coffee and Conversation with Yoni Binus, Heilicher conference room
  • Friday, May 17 - Library Books Due
  • SAVE THE DATE - Thursday, June 6 - Annual Meeting and School's Out Soiree (adults only), details to follow
Mindy and Dan Ribnick Family Tuition Grant Program for Community Volunteers

Don't miss this exciting opportunity to apply for the Mindy and Dan Ribnick Family Tuition Grant Program for Community Volunteers. This program will provide grants of 18% of tuition to approximately four students per year whose parents volunteer in the Jewish community. Details and a link to the application are on the website. The deadline for application is Friday, May 10 . If you have any questions, contact Karen Hoppe .
Good Deeds Day Sunday May 5

We hope you can join us for Heilicher and PJ Library's day of service benefiting PRISM on Sunday, May 5, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Activities for the day include: decorating cards for the non-profit Cards 4 Soldiers, decorating place-mats for JFCS' kosher Meals on Wheels program, assembling summer care kits for PRISM, and creating a Little Free Library for JFCS. A light Kosher lunch will be provided and tours of PRISM Food Shelf will be offered. The free event is open to youth and adults of all ages. Register your family today! Food shelf/birthday room donations will be collected at the door.
Road Construction Begins May 6

Road construction on S. Cedar Lake Road begins Monday, May 6 and is expected to last 2 weeks. The road will be closed from Quentin Avenue S heading west. Cars getting off of Highway 100 N coming from the south (Barry Street Exit), and cars leaving campus for Highway 100 or 394 W 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.
Teacher Appreciation Week - Volunteers Needed

We are looking for volunteers to help with Teacher Appreciation Week May 6-10. If you are interested in helping please contact Volunteer Coordinator Ali Berdass

Starting Monday, May 6, we will have a wall of appreciation hanging in the dining room. Students and families are welcome to come write notes to any/all teachers before or after school. Come show the teachers how much we appreciate all they do for our school. 

On Tuesday, May 7, continue to show your appreciation with a card for your teachers. Bring a card from home and hand deliver to your teacher on Tuesday. Parents/guardians are also welcome to send notes.
Parents and Staff Shopping Night

On Monday, May 6, from 6-8 p.m., all parents and staff invited to a night of shopping at Evereve - West End. Come shop and get 15% off your purchase. Buy something special for Mother's Day or something special to help kick off teacher appreciation week. Come shop, schmooze and snack! It should be a fun night out.
Gerten's Flower Sales Pick Up May 7

On T uesday, May 7, 1-4 p.m., if you ordered plants from an eighth grade student, remember to pick up your plants in the Activity Center of the Sabes JCC. For security reasons plant pick-up will take place indoors, please enter from the main (south) entrance, show your photo ID and proceed to the Activity Center for pick-up.  If you are unable to pick-up during this time, please make arrangements with a friend or neighbor to pick them up for you.
Grade 3 Big River Journey Field Trip

On Monday, May 13, 8:45 a.m.-12 p.m.,  the third grade will experience a boat ride on the Mississippi while participating in educational activities about the river. Please have children dress for the weather, and keep in mind the temperature will be about 10 degrees cooler aboard the boat. We will return to school in time for lunch. We have room for limited chaperones, so please let Mrs.Steinberg know if you are interested.
Managing Anxiety at Home and School: How to Break the Worry Cycle

On Monday, May 13, from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m., Heilicher is hosting Lynn Lyons, a licensed clinical social worker and psychotherapist, for a workshop on managing teen and youth anxiety for parents and teachers. 

This program is sponsored in part by the Jacob Garber Endowment Fund at the Jewish Community Foundation of the Minneapolis Jewish Federation. 

More information and registration found here.
Year-End Parent Coffee May 16

Please join us on Thursday, May 16, 8-9 a.m. for the final Coffee and Conversation with Yoni Binus in the Heilicher conference Room.  Ask questions and hear about the latest Heilicher news while enjoying coffee and some sweet treats.  RSVP to Ethan Tarshish.
Library Books Due Soon

All library books checked out throughout the year are due Friday, May 17. Extensions are possible for books being used for school projects. Please contact Mrs. Shimkus with questions or concerns.

Heilicher Athletics

Upcoming Games 

Sunday, May 5
5-8 Ultimate vs International School of MN, 1:30 p.m., Benilde St. Margaret Field #2

5-8 Ultimate vs St. Louis Park Middle School #1, 2:30 p.m., Benilde St. Margaret Field #2

Tuesday, May 7
7-8 Volleyball Team vs. Parents, 4 p.m., Heilicher Gym B and C

Sunday, May 12
5-8 Ultimate vs Wayzata Junior High, 1:30 p.m., Benilde St. Margaret Field #2

5-8 Ultimate vs Benilde St. Margaret 7-8, 2:30 p.m., Benilde St. Margaret Field #1

Challah  Order Form

May challah forms are here. Please return your completed challah order form  as soon as possible to the Heilicher office.

Mazel Tov

Mazel Tov to Dahlia Herman on her upcoming Bat Mitzvah, Saturday, May 4 at Beth El Synagogue. 

Heilicher Minneapolis Jewish Day School