September 14 , 2018
News and Updates from HCS
Reminders

You should have received an email earlier this week regarding a bullying survey from the Board. If you haven't had a chance to fill that out, please do so by Monday, September 17th.
Text Updates

If you are new to Heritage this year, we use a notification system through Renweb called Parent Alert. This allows us to send text message to the entire school body for weather related closings and delays, emergencies, last minute information, etc. All parents will receive these texts so please make sure the office has your current cell phone number so you are able to receive these alerts.

In addition, if you would like to receive additional text updates for special event reminders and other all school updates through Parent Alert and didn't already indicate so on your volunteer form, please send an email to Brenda Wichhart in the office ( wichhartb@hcs-nl.com) to be added to the group. Just a heads up that if you sign yourself up, your spouse will also likely get the text update since they are both tied to your child's renweb account. If you have any questions, contact Brenda.
More Mentors Needed!

Heritage is introducing a New Family Mentor Program this year. The program is intended to give each incoming family a contact for questions and information in order to make their experience of transitioning to Heritage as welcoming as possible. The time commitment is small, but the impact is great. If you feel called to serve in this capacity, please contact darcie_ahrens@yahoo.com .
Monday Prayer Time

You are invited to come pray every Monday afternoon from 2:45pm until dismissal in the HCS kitchen! We spend some time praying for students, staff, and other prayer needs surrounding Heritage.
H.A.N.D.S. Bluebird Restaurant Night (Day)

Mark your calendars to stop by the Bluebird Café in North Liberty any time on Monday, September 24 to support Heritage. Just say you are with Heritage and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the school!
Sports Update

This year the Eagles will have the opportunity to participate in two cross county meets, Trinity Lutheran Cross Country Meet in Davenport on Friday, September 14 and The Trinity Lutheran Cedar Rapids Cross Country Invitational on Monday, September 24. Students may sign up at the Athletic bulletin board or parents can e-mail me at snells@hcs-nl.com . It is not too late to sign up for the cross country meet in Cedar Rapids! Please sign up by Tuesday, September 18, if you would like to participate in the Trinity Lutheran Cedar Rapids Meet on September 24.
Interested in helping the Athletic Program? Please consider serving as a line judging or in the concession stand on game day. If you have questions regarding line judging, please e-mail Serah Snell at snells@hcs-nl.com . Jen Traetow will be in charge of the concessions stand for volleyball this year; if you have any questions regarding concessions, please e-mail Jen at jennifertraetow@gmail.com . You can sign up for line judging and concessions on signup genius at the link below. Thank you for considering!

Coaches Needed:
Cheerleading Head Coach, Cheerleading Assistant Coach, 5/6 Girls Basketball Head Coach, 5/6 Girls Basketball Assistant Coach, 7/8 Girls Basketball Head Coach, 7/8 Girls Basketball Assistant Coach, and Track Assistant Coach.
The responsibilities for these positions includes providing supervision at all practices and games, teaching sports specific skills and games strategies, maintaining game stats, and upholding all policies in the HCS Parent/Student Handbook and Athletic Policy. In addition, all candidates must demonstrate a personal relationship with Christ and be in agreement with the HCS Statement of Faith. If you are interested, please contact Serah Snell at snells@hcs-nl.com by Friday, September 28.

Volleyball Recap:
The 5/6 and 7/8 Heritage volleyball teams took on the Pathway Panthers last Monday. After getting over the first game jitters, the 5/6 team settled down, working hard to consistently serve the ball over the net. They pulled away in the first set to win 25-14. The second set, they lost 11-25, but came back strong with good focus to win the final set and match. The 7/8 grade team faced a team who served strong and consistent. While the ladies battled back a couple times from behind and had some controlled 3 passes (pass, set, hit), the Eagles fell to the Panthers in all three sets, 15-25, 22-25, and 11-15. 
 
On Tuesday, both volleyball teams took on the Central Lutheran Cougars. The 5/6 girls showed improvement in their communication and hustle and came away with the win in all three sets, 25-16, 25-19, and 15-11. The 7/8 grade team continued to work on passing the ball to the setter to set up for a pass, but the offense of the Cougars was too much, and the Eagles lost two of the three sets, with scores of 20-25, 17-25, and 15-13. After back-to-back games, we are looking forward to getting back in the gym and improving our skills for the rest of the season.

Soccer Schedule:
Monday, September 17 – 5:00 pm - Home Soccer Game vs. LIS
Tuesday, September 18 – 5:30 pm – Away Soccer Game vs. Central Lutheran
Friday, September 21 – 5:00 – 6:30 pm – Soccer Practice
 
Volleyball Schedule :
Monday, September 17 - Away Volleyball Game vs. INCA
4:30 pm - 5/6th Volleyball Game
Tuesday, September 18 – 3:30 – 5:00 pm – Volleyball Practice
Thursday, September 20 – Away Volleyball Game vs. Pathway
               4:30 pm – 5/6 Away Game
               5:30 pm – 7/8 Away Game

Cross Country Dates:
Friday, September 14 – 4:30 pm - Trinity Lutheran Davenport Cross Country Meet
Monday, September 24 – 4:30 pm - Trinity Lutheran Cedar Rapids Cross Country Invitational
Upcoming Events

Fri, Sept 21
All School Chapel
12:50pm

Mon, Sept 24
H.A.N.D.S. Restaurant Night
Bluebird Café - North Liberty
All Day

Wed, Sept 26
Bullying Forum
7pm

Fri, Sept 28
Teacher In Service - No School
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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