Students get outside for a fun 3-mile run on Friday afternoons in their Lower School Cross Country elective. A great way to end the busy school week. 
Mark your Calendars
Upcom ing School Events
  • Monday, November 5, Grades 1-2 and 3-4 Camp Olami Lunch-n-Learn 
  • Wednesday, November 7, Grades K and 5 Camp Olami Lunch-n-Learn 
  • Wednesday, November 7, Grade 1 Lunch-n-Learn with Rabbi Fine, Temple of Aaron
  • Thursday, November 8, K-2 Community and Conversation Parent Evening, 7-9 p.m. 
  • Sunday, November 11, Girls on the Run 5K, Sabes JCC Soccer Field, 8:30-9:45 a.m.
  • Tuesday, November 20, Yom Dor l'Dor Aleph, 1:45-3:25 p.m.
A Call for H esed Committee Volunteers

As a community Jewish day school we have a primary commitment and obligation to perform acts of gemilut chasadim (loving kindness towards others). As we perform acts of gemilut chasadim , we become models for our children. They will learn the importance and the personal and communal rewards of this mitzvah (commandment) .
At Heilicher we are very fortunate to have a H esed Committee. This is a group of parent volunteers who provide support to families at our school in times of need: following the death of an immediate family member, a hospitalization, severe illness, or a new baby.
Being on the committee means helping fill some of those needs to lessen the burden on the family. It typically involves contributing to a meal, but it can also mean assisting with driving or other needs the family may have. It's easy and it's meaningful. Join us!
We are looking for volunteers to expand the committee and to continue with this important mitzvah . If you are interested in joining the H esed Committee, please contact Ali Berdass .
Give to the Max
Give to the Max 2018

Give to the Max Day is November 15, 2018, and the 10th anniversary of this annual state-wide philanthropy day! If you haven't made a gift to the Heilicher Annual Fund this year, please consider doing so between November 1 and Thursday, November 15, at the Heilicher GiveMN page. 

Also, we'd love our parents help in sharing their Heilicher giving stories on social media. If you feel comfortable, change your Facebook profile photo to "I gave to the Max", and share why you give to Heilicher. #gtmd18 #heilichercommunity
Seeking Miscellaneous Items for the Makerspace

Students have been busy in our new Makerspace. The following items are being quickly consumed. If you have any of the following taking up space in your home, feel free to bring them in for the Makerspace.

Ongoing Needs
  • popsicle sticks
  • pom poms (not the cheerleader type, but the small crafty ones)
  • cotton balls
  • cotton swabs
  • mini paper cups
  • glue: white glue, Tacky glue, glue sticks
  • fake grass or moss
These items would also be welcome and put to good use:
  • arts and crafts supplies that you no longer use
  • bottle caps of any kind, especially the colored ones from the squeezable applesauce/smoothie pouches
  • nails, screws, bolts, etc. of any size
  • small electronics and items with moving parts that can be taken apart (nothing larger than a toaster please!)
  • old keys
  • old puzzle pieces
  • plastic icicles used for winter decorating
  • small plastic insects/animals
If you run across other odds and end at your home that you no longer use, please contact Mrs. Thom to see if they can be used in the Makerspace. We ask that you do not just drop off items that are not on the above lists without first checking with Mrs. Thom. Thank you for you support!
Picture Orders

If your child forgot their Lifetouch picture order form, you can order online. Late orders will be accepted ONLINE ONLY up to 48 hours after picture day.
Girl's On the Run: 5K Volunteers Needed

Girls on the Run is looking for staff, friends, and family to help make their upcoming 5k a success. Help is needed from 8:15-9:45 a.m. on Sunday, November 11 at the Sabes JCC soccer field. 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 cheer at the start of the race) 
-Floater (to help where needed)

See event guide for more information.
Thanksgiving Break School's Out Program

Registration for Thanksgiving School's Out is now open. Get excited for all the fun, games, and fall-themed arts and crafts! 

When: Wednesday, November 21, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. 
Where: Heilicher

Sign up today on MSA, or contact Evelyn Sadlowski with questions. 

Heilicher Athletics 

Winter sports practices begin next week.  Sign up today for winter sports! Registration is available online. 

Soccer Families - Now that the season is over, please return your soccer uniforms to the Athletics Department. Thanks for a great season!
Mazel Tov

Mazel Tov to Sarah Rappaport on her Bat Mitzvah on Saturday, November 3 at Beth El Synagogue. 
Connect with Hesed
If you are expecting a child, or are having surgery or have an illness in the family and would benefit from some community support - or if you know someone who would - please contact the Hesed committee at .

Heilicher Minneapolis Jewish Day School