Seventh and eighth graders visited the Minneapolis Institute of Arts Harold and Mickey Smith Gallery of Jewish Art and Culture and received a personal tour from centagenarian Harold Smith to learn about  Jewish artifacts within the collection. 

2019 Annual Fund Kick-Off & Treats!

The 2019 Heilicher Annual Fund is launching this Monday, October 15!  

To thank our community and fuel our success (and your morning),  8th graders will hand out Caribou coffee in the drop-off lines on Monday morning. Many thanks to our friends at the Caribou Park Place location for their support. If you pick up your child in the afternoon, you will also get a fun (donated) kosher treat to take home.  

Our goal was to raise $100,000 toward the Annual Fund by the October 15 Annual Fund Campaign Launch, and to date we have raised $105,000 from parents, grandparents, board members, alumni parents and others. 

The Annual Fund is  the core unrestricted fund that helps cover the gap between tuition and the true cost of a Heilicher education. Our goal is to raise over $350,000 this year.  Enjoy your coffee, and help us keep up our momentum with a gift to the Annual Fund.

Please note: If your 8th grader is interested in helping on Monday, please email Development Associate  Amanda Scherer , by Friday morning at 10 a.m.  

Sara and Aaron Riedel
2019 Heilicher Annual Fund Parent Co-Chairs
Mark your Calendars
Upcom ing School Events
  • Monday, October 15, 2019 Heilicher Annual Fund Kickoff (free coffee in the drop-off line and a special treat in the pick-up line!)
  • Thursday, October 18, 11:30 a.m. Dismissal for Conferences
  • Friday, October 19, NO SCHOOL - Conferences, 8-11 a.m.
  • Tuesday, October 23, Annual Benefit Kick-off Meeting, 8:15 a.m., Dining Room
  • Tuesday, October 23, Heilicher Information Evening, 7 p.m. - Invite your friends
  • Sunday, October 28, New Program! Family Service Fair, Manny Fingerhut Auditorium, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. (collaboration with Sabes JCC and Doing Good Together)
Sign Up Now for Fall Conferences - October 18 and 19

Heilicher Fall Conferences will be held on Thursday, October 18, from 12-4 p.m. and 5-8 p.m., and Friday, October 19, from 8-11 a.m.  Note: No conferences will be held from 4-5 p.m. on Thursday to allow teachers to have a dinner break.

Use  this link  to sign up for fall conference times. If you have students in grades K-6, please make sure to sign up with your child(ren)'s General Studies, Hebrew, and Judaic Studies teachers. Those with students in grades 7-8 should sign up for a one-hour block of time 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 children.
  • View this document to see where your student's teachers will be located. 
Note that there will be an EARLY DISMISSAL (11:30 a.m.) on Thursday, and NO SCHOOL on Friday. 

Questions? Contact Mel Newman in the Heilicher Office.
Heilicher Spirit Wear

Heilicher spirit wear will be available for purchase during conferences in the Heilicher office on Thursday and Friday, October 18 & 19. Come gear up for winter.
Update from the Admissions Department

Our 2019-2020 recruitment season is well underway. We already have 11 applications for kindergarten next year and are booking tours into November. Please encourage friends and neighbors to attend our upcoming Information Evening on Tuesday, October 23 at 7 p.m. Word-of-mouth marketing is the best (and most influential) kind. Thank you for helping Heilicher continue to grow and thrive.
Bring the Change - For Victims of Hurricane Florence & Michael

All students can participate by collecting change in their own bags. Please bring the coin donations to the box in the front office.  Third-grade students were sent home with plastic zippered bags on Monday, October 8. Bags of change will be collected on next Wednesday, October 17 in the students' classrooms. 

Students are learning about hurricanes in their science class and have acquired a deep understanding of the level of devastation these events can cause. As Hurricane Florence (and now Hurricane Michael) struck the east coast, we began to think about what we could do to help. We have also been learning about t'shuvah and t'zedakah, and decided to dedicate ourselves to helping those affected by these storms. Funds will be donated to Operation Nechama, a local organization that is assisting with clean up. 

Heilicher Athletics 

Winter Sports registration is available now. Sign-up for soccer and basketball on the Athletics Page .  

Upcoming Games 

Tuesday, October 16 
Boys 6-7-8 Soccer vs. Avail Academy, 4:30 p.m., Heilicher Field

Wednesday, October 17
5-6 Soccer vs Yinghua Academy A, 4:30 p.m., Heilicher Field  
5-6 Soccer vs Yinghua Academy B, 5:30 p.m., Heilicher Field

Be sure to check the Athletics Page for registration, the calendar and scores. 
Challah Orders

Please return your completed challah order form by Monday, October 29 to the Heilicher office. 
Mazel Tov

Mazel Tov to Aeden Yuzefovich on his Bar Mitzvah at Temple Israel on Thursday, October 11.

Heilicher Minneapolis Jewish Day School