Bring the Change

Heilicher students had great success with their Bring the Change fundraiser for victims of Hurricane Florence and Michael raising over $1,000. Thank you for your contributions in helping those in need! 
PTO News

We hope everyone had fun hearing from their students and teachers at conferences last week. Here are a few updates from your PTO.

The Heilicher Annual Fund campaign launched last week, and we hope everyone enjoyed their coffee and apples. The Annual Fund is one of the great ways to support our amazing school. Please direct any questions about the campaign to  Sara and Aaron Riedel .

Get Involved
Don't forget to check and sign up often for volunteer opportunities.  
** Make sure to check your specific grade levels and All School needs.

We are still looking for more people to serve on the Annual Benefit Committees. Please sign up  or contact  Ali Berdass .

SAVE THE DATE - November 29. Join us at the Zweigbaum home for our first annual Parents-Only Hanukkah get together. Make sure to keep an eye out in Roar and in email for more details.

Have a fun idea for a grade-level or all-school gathering? Feel free to share on Heilicher Hallway Chat on Facebook.

-PTO Co-Chairs Mia Posada and Elly Zweigbaum
Mark your Calendars
Upcom ing School Events
  • 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)
  • Monday, October 29, Grades 2-8 Camp Ramah Lunch-n-Learn
  • Thursday, November 1, Picture Day
  • 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.
Join Us this Sunday for Doing Good Together's Family Service Fair

Heilicher and the Sabes JCC invite you to Doing Good Together's Family Service Fair this Sunday, October 28 at 10 a.m. This event is designed to empower families to raise caring, engaged children by working together on a series of kid-friendl y service projects to benefit local non-profit organizations.  

Projects at this event will include assembling birthday bags for families experiencing economic insecurity, writing and decorating thank you cards for members of the U.S. military, mixing non-toxic home cleaner, and more! Organizations benefiting from the service project creations include: PRISM, Jewish Family and Children Services, Operation Gratitude, J-HAP, ACT V Rescue and  Rehabilitation and more. We hope to see you there!
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: HaBonim Room (M54). 

Sign up today on MSA, or contact Evelyn Sadlowski with questions. 
Winter Weather Is On Its Way!

T he following is our communications plan in the event of a school closing, delay, or early dismissal due to inclement weather.

Decision Process
No single consideration will be the deciding factor to delay or close school. (e.g., if St. Louis Park schools are closed, we may still open our doors). We consider several factors in the decision, including:
  • status of St. Louis Park schools
  • hazardous travel conditions
  • status of the Barry Family Campus
  • status of other local independent schools
In the event of a school closing, delayed opening, or early dismissal, families will be informed via:
  • email
  • Heilicher Facebook post
  • phone call(s) from our automated system
  • posting on local news stations and websites
If there are a number of closings in the area, but we are remaining open, we will:
  • send an email informing families we are open
  • post on Facebook that we are open
Barring a state or federal government decision days in advance, we will inform families by 5 a.m. the day of the inclement weather. We want to have the best, most up-to-date information before making a decision. In the unlikely event of early dismissal due to inclement weather, we will call and email as soon as possible to make pickup arrangements, and will also call emergency contacts in the event a parent cannot be reached. The office will remain open until the last student is picked up.
Picture Day - November 1 

Lifetouch Picture Day is next Thursday, November 1. Completed order forms must be turned in when the student's photo is taken. You can also order online. Late orders will be accepted ONLINE ONLY up to 48 hours after picture day.
Heilicher Spirit Wear Poll

We are looking to expand our Spirit Wear Shop. Please let us know what you would like to see next with our short survey. Heilicher-branded items make excellent holiday gifts. Order online or stop by the office to get yours.
K-2 Community & Conversation 

Join us on Thursday, November 8, 7-9 p.m. for a chance to connect with friends new and old at the home of Sara Schlipp-Riedel and Aaron Riedel (address previously sent in an e-mailed invitation).  A brief program will feature Head of School Yoni Binus and General Studies Director Maia Poling sharing news about:
  • The K-2 Heilicher academic program
  • Makerspace STEAM launch & writing curriculum highlights
  • The importance of community engagement to grow and sustain our school
Light appetizers and drinks will be provided. All food and drink adheres to kashrut guidelines.  RSVP by October 28 to Amanda Scherer  by email or call her at 952.381.3522. 

Heilicher Athletics 

Sign up today for winter sports. Registration is now available online. 

Upcoming Games 

Monday, October 29 
5-6 Soccer vs. NOVA A/B, 4:15 p.m., NOVA Classical Academy

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

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

Mazel Tov to Heilicher  parents Irina Braverman and Miki Abuhassira, and their daughter 8th grader Rozie Tahalov, on the birth of a new baby boy. 

Heilicher Minneapolis Jewish Day School