First-grade students raised monarch butterflies this fall and released them last week. 
Mark Your Calendars
Upcom ing School Events
  • Tuesday, October 8, Yom Kippur Assembly, 10:50 a.m
  • Tuesday, October 8: Erev Yom Kippur, Early Dismissal (11:30 a.m.)
  • Wednesday, October 9: Yom Kippur, NO SCHOOL 
  • Friday, October 11: Annual Benefit Kick-Off Meeting, 8:15 a.m.
  • Monday, October 14 and Tuesday, October 15: Sukkot, NO SCHOOL 
  • Friday, October 18: Simhat Torah Experience, 8:30 a.m.
  • Sunday, October 20: Save-the-Date: Heilicher Grade-Level Sukkah Parties, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Yom Kippur Assembly 

Our middle-schoolers have been engaged in a drama workshop this week during the intermediate days between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, called the "Aseret Y'mei T'shuvah ," the "Ten Days of Repentance."

Exposed Brick Theater Company has led team-building activities for our sixth, seventh, and eighth graders, on the themes of how we repair relationships when things go wrong. The culmination of this experience will be to share their dramatic vignettes with the school community, in preparation for Yom Kippur. You are invited to watch this presentation at our Yom Kippur Assembly on Tuesday, October 8 at 10:50 a.m.
Grade-Level Sukkot Open Houses 

Attend your child(ren)'s grade-level Sukkot Open Houses on Sunday, October 20. It's a great way to meet other Heilicher families and enjoy the holiday together. Please note a light snack will be provided by the host.

Alumni parents Wendy and Nisso Khabie are hosting an alumni gathering the same day from 9:30 a.m-11:30 a.m. This event is for alumni and their families who graduated from Heilicher between 2010-2019. RSVP to Wendy Khabie. Address information will be sent out separately to alumni families who RSVP.
Heilicher Sweatshirt Orders 

We will be ordering more grey Heilicher  sweatshirts for the new school year . Please email Ali Berdass  by Monday, October 7 with your order. 

Youth  Sweatshirts:  $35, Small-Large
Adults: $45, Small-2X
Kidcreate Studio Registration Open

Get excited for this hands-on, messy, and creative after-school offering coming this November. Kidcreate Studio is back with a class spanning numerous mediums and allowing for student creativity to shine. Space is limited, so be sure to secure your spot today.

Grades K-5
Mondays 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
November 4 - December 16 (No class December 2)
Registration is located on November 4 on the MSA  pre-order calendar.
Fencing Registration is Now Open

Looking for a creative way to focus energy after school? The Youth Enrichment League (YEL!) is coming to Heilicher this November for an exciting fall extracurricular activity. Classes will fill up quickly; your student won't want to miss this awesome opportunity. See registration information below:   

Grades 2-4
Wednesdays 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
November 6-December 18 (No class November 27)

Grades 5-8
Mondays 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
November 4-December 16 (No class December 2)
All School Lunch "Head Table"

Each week, as we celebrate Shabbat at All School Lunch, a different table will be honored by serving as the Head Table. Being the Head  Table means students can invite parents, or another special adult, to join from  11:55-12:40 p.m.  We understand that some adults may not be able to join us in the middle of the day, and we encourage the other adults at the table to "adopt" all the students for that meal. The table will lead the  brachot  (blessings) and get to choose a Shabbat song. Next week, October 11, Table 27, Ms. Fine's table, will be honored. Please see the schedule  for when your child(ren)'s table(s) will be honored.
An Update from the Makerspace
Makerspace Crafting

Heilicher students have been busy in the Makerspace this fall. Students have been "tinkering" during recess, developing urban centers and working on the Heilicher pillars. 

Donations of supplies are always welcome. However, please check with Mrs. Thom if you are leaving more than just a few items. 

Items that can always be used:
  • Sewing machine supplies
  • Batting for sewing projects 
  • Cotton balls
  • Pom-poms
  • Fake grass or moss
  • Any kind of tape or glue
  • Nails, screws, etc..
  • Small pieces of lightweight wood
  • Glue sticks for low-heat glue guns (small size sticks)
  • Colored craft foam sheets
  • String, rope, and wire
  • Hole punchers
  • Googly eyes
  • Craft sticks
  • Straws
  • Modeling clay
  • Pool noodles
  • Small wheels
Be a Part of the Annual Benefit Planning Team
2020 Annual Benefit

We hope you will join us, next Friday, October 11 at 8:15 a.m. (after morning drop-off), for the Annual Benefit Kick-Off meeting. Come learn more about how to get involved and what the Annual Benefit entails.

We are looking for people who want to help spread Heilicher pride and get involved with the 2020 Annual Benefit. We need your help to build excitement for the event, serve as a sounding board on benefit issues, and sit on one of our benefit committees. The time commitment is not overwhelming - it usually entails just a few conveniently-scheduled meetings, over the next few months, with some additional emailing back and forth.

The benefit is taking place on Thursday, March 19, 2020. The benefit will honor Heilicher parents Nancy and Neil Fink. There are several committees where you can help serve to make the Annual Benefit successful for our school.

RSVP to Benefit Manager,  Ali Berdass  by October 10.
Grades 7 and 8 High School Information Evening

Save the date for a high-school information event on Wednesday, October 23, 6-8 p.m. at Lake Country School. This event will feature area high-schools, both independent and public. Each school will have a booth and representative. Additional information coming via Constant Contact in October. 

Upcoming Games 

Thursday, October 10
6-7-8 Soccer v. Chapel Hill, 4:30-5:45 p.m., Meadow Greens Park

October  are available. Please return to the Heilicher Office. 

Condolences to Heilicher alumni parents Melissa Mark and Steve Hanovich, and their daughter Shira, on the passing of Melissa's father Dr. Merle Mark. 

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