Sixth graders are all smiles at their grade-level Sukkah party. Thank you to all families who hosted Sukkah parties at their homes. Everyone (including the adults) had a great time.

Join Us for the Heilicher Annual Benefit Kick-Off 

We hope you will join us on Tuesday, October 23 at 8:15 a.m. (after morning drop off) in the Dining Room for the Annual Benefit Kick-off meeting. Come learn more about how to get involved and what the benefit entails!

We are looking for creative, organized, connected, and artistic people who want to get involved with the 2019 Annual Benefit.
The time commitment is not overwhelming -- only a few conveniently scheduled meetings over the next few months with some additional emailing back and forth.

Benefit Committees:
  • Decorations/Entertainment Committee 
  • Live Auction  
  • Raffle Committee 
Please sign up today to get involved! 

I am looking forward to working with a great team of people to help make the Annual Benefit a success.
RSVP to if you plan to attend. Coffee and banana bread will be served.

**If you can't attend this meeting, but are interested in helping, please sign up and I will reach out to you individually to find a time to meet.

Ali Berdass,  2019 Heilicher Annual Benefit Manager
Mark your Calendars
Upcom ing School Events  
  • Monday, October 8, Middle School Lunch-n-Learn, American Hebrew Academy
  • CANCELED - Wednesday, October 10, Building Community in the Backyard.
  • Friday, October 12, K-5 Kabbalat Shabbat, 8:15-8:45 a.m. (NEW TIME THIS YEAR!)
  • Monday, October 15, 2019 Heilicher Annual Fund Kickoff (free coffee and apples in the drop-off and pick-up lines!)
  • Tuesday, October 23, Annual Benefit Kick-off Meeting, 8:15 a.m., Dining Room
  • Tuesday, October 23, Heilicher Information Evening, 7 p.m. 
  • 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.
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.
Fall Conferences - School's Out Days (REGISTER by October 10!)

Register today for School's Out programs during conferences.  

Programming available:
  • Thursday, October 18 (11:30 a.m.-6 p.m.) - Outdoor Adventures 
  • Friday, October 19 (7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.) - Movie & Snacks 
Sign up on  now by Wednesday, October 10 to reserve your space. 
Building Community in the Backyard - CANCELED!

The Building Community in the Backyard event originally scheduled for October 10 has been postponed until Thursday, November 29. More details to come next week. 
Heilicher Hallway Chat 

Please join us on Heilicher Hallway Chat, a private Facebook group for parents and alumni. The purpose of this group is for casual conversation like the type you might have in the hallway or the parking lot when you have five minutes to chat. Heilicher Hallway Chat is also a place that we use to remind people of upcoming events, volunteer needs, and school closures due to weather.  The idea here is not to kvetch about the school or policies. We want this to be a fun, easy, and entertaining space to bring the Heilicher community together online. Be sure to join us, by searching "Heilicher Hallway Chat" and be added to the group today. 
Bring the Change - For Victims of Hurricane Florence 

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 will be sent home with plastic zippered bags on Monday, October 8. Bags of change will be collected on October 17 in the students classroom. 

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 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. 
Grade 8 Memoirs on Display 

Now through the end of October, grade 8 students invite you to come and read their memoirs. These stories represent important moments in their lives and are hanging on the bulletin boards in the 2nd floor hallway. 

Please take a copy off the wall and read it at your leisure. When you are done, please hang it back up on the same thumbtack. If you feel inclined, be sure and find the author and let them know that you loved their story. Thank you!

Heilicher Athletics 

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

Upcoming Games 

Tuesday, October 9 
Boys 6-7-8 Soccer vs. All Saints, 4:30 p.m., Heilicher Field

Wednesday, October 10
5-6 Soccer vs Groves Academy, 4:30 p.m., Keystone Park, St. Louis Park 

Thursday, October 11
Boys 6-7-8 Soccer vs Notre Dame Academy, 4:30 p.m., Heilicher Field 

Be sure to check the Athletics Page for registration, the calendar and scores. 
Mazel Tov

Mazel Tov to Evie and Kira Feldman on their B'not Mitzvah at Adath Jeshurun Congregation on Saturday, October 6. 

Condolences to Sara and Burton Bernstein and their daughter Hannah on the passing of Burton's mother, Adalie (Peggy) Schraiber.  

Heilicher Minneapolis Jewish Day School