November 8, 2019
News and Updates from HCS

The monthly Heritage H.A.N.D.S. meeting is this Wednesday, November 13 after drop off. Please join us! We'll also be putting mailing labels on the Heritage Herald to be sent so if you can spare a few minutes that morning to help out, we'd appreciate it!

Our  All School Thanksgiving Day Lunch  will be Friday, November 22nd. Chapel begins at 11:30 with lunch and recess to follow.
Veterans Day Celebration
Invite your friends and family to this very special annual community event held at Heritage. We are thankful for our veterans, and we look forward to honoring them. This year's guest speaker will be Karl "KJ" Johnson, Lt.Col., USMC (Ret.), Director of the C.S. Lewis Institute in Chicago. KJ retired after 20 years in the Marine Corps where he served as a helicopter pilot, weapons and tactics instructor, and operations officer. He’s a veteran of numerous deployments and served as the Air Mission Commander for former Presidents George H.W. Bush and William J. Clinton.

Spread the word to your friends and neighbors so that we can pack the gym once again to celebrate and honor the brave men and women that have served our country.
Parent University - Register Today!

Join us for a series of discussions on a variety of topics impacting our students in today's culture. Our first session is coming up on Tuesday, November 12th, 6:30pm at the school ,. Come for this orientation and find out what Parent University is all about. For more information and details about the sessions as well as to register, visit our website. Please share this information with your family, friends, neighbors, and churches and invite them to register to join us as well! Parent University Flyer
Picture Retakes - Friday, Nov 15
If you would like your child's picture retaken or they were absent on picture day, please have them come prepared for that on Friday, November 15th at 8:30am. Bring along your photo package to turn in as well.
A Note from the 8th Grade Class

We are starting a Thanksgiving Food Drive, and we would love for you to participate! During the week of November 18 th , we will be collecting a different food item each day for the Coralville Food Pantry. We, the 8 th grade class, will come around to each classroom and pick up the items on the specific days. As we bring the items in, we want to take time to thank God for the blessings He has shared with us and ask for His blessings, provisions, and comfort to those who will receive the food. We hope that our food drive will help teach Heritage students a little bit of what it looks like to love God and to love our neighbors. If you would like to join our food drive, please bring the following items in.

Monday, November 18 – Stuffing
Tuesday, November 19 – Instant or Sweet Potatoes
Wednesday, November 20 – Veggie day
Thursday, November 21 – Fruit
Friday, November 22 – Peanut Butter

Thank you,
The 8 th Grade Class
Shutterfly Fundraising Opportunity

Starting your holiday shopping? Here’s a super easy (and fun) way to support Heritage H.A.N.D.S.! Just shop through our Shutterfly Storefront ,   to create Christmas cards, photo books, keepsakes, gifts, home décor and more—and Shutterfly will donate 8% to H.A.N.D.S.!  

EVERYTHING at Shutterfly is currently 50% off through Sunday , so get shopping!
For additional information, click on the flyer here .
You may not want to think about it but we've already had a taste of winter so just a reminder of a few items as we anticipate the possibility of more snow and cold temperatures in the months ahead:
1.     A text message via Parent Alert will be sent out to inform of a school closure or delay.  If you provided your cell phone information to the school, you should receive these messages.
2.     When checking for closures/delays on local media, please look specifically for information on Heritage Christian School. While our decisions are often the same as Iowa City School District and Clear Creek Amana, they are not ALWAYS the same.
3.     Decisions to delay or cancel will be made no later than 6:30 AM. If it is determined that a late start is necessary, please continue to watch the news. If weather conditions do not improve, school will be cancelled by 8:30 AM.
4.     In the event of early dismissal due to weather or other emergency, parents will be notified through a text message via Parent Alert.
5.     Please make attendance decisions you are comfortable with. If you are concerned about traveling when driving conditions are poor or it is brutally cold, please make personal decisions accordingly.
6.     With a delayed start, please arrive between 9:45-9:55am. Classes will begin at 10:00am.
7.     When driving conditions are poor and school IS in session, we will not count students tardy allowing parents necessary travel time.
8.     Heritage Christian School does not close for cold temperatures.
9.     Please check KCRG, KGAN, KWWL, local radio AM 800 and the Heritage Christian School Facebook page for inclement weather information. 
Read the full inclement weather procedures on the website  here .
Sports Update

Basketball and Cheerleading practices begin the week of November 18th with the first games on December 19th. If you child is participating, please make sure their sports physicals are up to date and all forms and fees are turned in.

Basketball Schedule:
Monday, November 18, 5-6:30pm Girls Basketball Practice
Tuesday, November 19, 3:30-5pm 5/6th Boys Practice
Tuesday, November 19, 5-6:30pm 7/8th Boys Practice
Thursday, November 21, 3:30-5pm Girls Basketball Practice
Thursday, November 21 5-6:30pm 7/8th Boys Practice
Friday, November 22 3:30-5pm 5/6th Boys Practice

Cheerleading Schedule:
Wednesday, November 20 6:30-8pm Practice
Thursday, November 21 6:30-8pm Practice
Upcoming Events

Monday, November 11
Veterans Day Celebration

Tuesday, November 12
Parent University Orientation

Wednesday, November 13
H.A.N.D.S. Meeting

Friday, November 15
Picture Retakes

Friday, November 15
Split Chapel
PK-5th - Speaker: Dave Kirk, Grace Comm Church
Middle School - Small Group Bible Studies

Friday, November 22
All School Thanksgiving Chapel & Lunch

Friday, November 22
Report Cards go home

Monday & Tuesday, November 25 & 26
No School
Parent Teacher Conferences

November 27-29
No School
Thanksgiving Holiday
Heritage Christian School exists to serve Christ by partnering with parents to provide biblically faithful, academically excellent education. The vision of Heritage Christian School is to be a leader in developing passionate life long learners committed to Christ.

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