August 24 , 2018
News and Updates from HCS
Parent Orientations next Tuesday and Thursday!

Parent Orientation exists to give parents and teachers a time to discuss the goals, expectations, and operations of their specific classes. Teachers give brief presentations (approximately 15 minutes) introducing themselves, outlining the classroom schedule, the curriculum, discipline, goals for the year, and other items helpful to parents. There is also time provided throughout the evening when individual parents can speak with their child's teacher. If you have students in multiple grades, you may want to split up to attend all sessions.

In addition to teacher presentations, the Head of School will also talk with parents in the Middle School Science Classroom. The same presentation will be given during each of the time slots so parents can attend any of the three times that works with the schedule. Childcare is not provided.

Tuesday evening is the Kindergarten through 5th grade Parent Orientation night . The schedule is as follows:
Thursday evening is the 6th-8th Grade Parent Orientation night . The evening begins at 6:30pm and concludes at 7:45pm. All presentations will take place in the Middle School Science Classroom.
Heritage H.A.N.D.S. Back to School Pool Night

Say goodbye to summer and lazy days at the pool with one last splash! Heritage H.A.N.D.S. is hosting a Back to School Pool Night at the NL Rec center on Sunday, August 26 from 6-7:30pm. Come out for some fun and fellowship with other Heritage families and catch up after the summer break. Bring the whole family at no charge!
Parent/Student Handbook Statement of Commitment - Signature needed!

Please check your child's Friday folder today for a form that requires your signature! You should receive the Parent/Student Handbook Statement of Commitment form that indicates you have read and are in agreement with the Parent/Student Handbook . If you have a 6th-8th grader, they are also required to sign. Please return the form to the office as soon as possible. *If you are a new family this year, you have already completed this form and do not need to sign it again!
Heritage Singers/Jubilate Information

2nd-8th grade parents should carefully read the informational letter in their child's Friday Folder pertaining to Heritage Singers and Jubilate. ALL 2nd-8th GRADE STUDENTS should return a form, indicating if they are participating in Heritage Singers/Jubilate or not. Please turn these forms into the office by Monday, September 10. Feel free to contact Miss Early ( earlyn@hcs-nl.com ) or Amy Sherman ( shermana@hcs-nl.com ) with any questions you have regarding Heritage Singers/Jubilate.

Monday, August 27 – ALL 2 nd -8 th grade students should come and hear about Heritage Singers/Jubilate
Wednesday, August 29 – Jubilate for 5 th -8 th grade students that ARE participating this year (or think they are)
Monday, September 3 – NO SCHOOL
Wednesday, September 5 – Jubilate for 5 th 8th grade students that ARE participating
Monday, September 10 – Heritage Singers for those that ARE participating
Volunteer Screening Process

If you anticipate volunteering with direct supervision over students this year (driving for field trips, serving lunch, coaching, etc.), you will need to complete a Volunteer Application. This application needs to be done each school year so even if you filled one out last year, you will need to do it again this year before being able to volunteer . You can visit our website and click on the Volunteer Application icon under Parent Hub on the home page or click here  to access the application. You'll choose the volunteer option and then click on the form for the volunteer opportunity you would like to apply for. One item to note is that if you will be driving for a field trip, we need a copy of your drivers license as well as a copy of your declarations page showing your vehicle insurance limits (not just the insurance card). If you have questions, contact Lisa Turnbough at turnboughl@hcs-nl.com
Sports Update

The Eagles soccer team is competing in the Cougar Classic on Saturday, August 25 in Atkins, IA. The Eagles first game vs Trinity Lutheran will begin at 9:15 am and will be played on Field #1. We hope to see you there! The Soccer Parent Meeting will be on Tuesday, September 4 at 6:30 pm. Go Eagles! 
The volleyball sign-up deadline has been extended to Tuesday, August 28. If your 5-8 th  student is interested in volleyball please e-mail Serah Snell ( snells@hcs-nl.com ) Tuesday, August 28. The Volleyball Parent Meeting will be on Tuesday, August 28 at 5:00 pm. 
Concessions Coordinator:  
We are in need of a Concessions Coordinator for the upcoming volleyball season. The main responsibilities of the Concessions Coordinator are to organize parent volunteers, purchase food items, and monitor the concessions stand on home games. If you would be interested in helping out the athletic program, please e-mail Serah Snell at  snells@hcs-nl.com  by Friday, August 31.  
 
Volunteer Opportunities:  
The Eagles Athletic Department is looking for volunteers to help serve at home volleyball games. We are looking for two volunteers to help with line judging and two volunteers to help in the concessions stand for each game. If you are interested in serving at volleyball home games, please e-mail Serah Snell at  snells@hcs-nl.com .  

Soccer Schedule:
Friday, August 24 – 5:00-6:30 pm – Soccer Practice 
Saturday, August 25 – Cougar Classic Tournament 
Monday, August 27 – 5:00-6:30 pm – Soccer Practice - Kickers Field #1 
Friday, August 31 – 5-6:30 pm – Soccer Practice 
Volleyball Schedule :
Tuesday, August 28 – 3:30-5:15 pm – Volleyball Practice 
5:00 pm – Parent Meeting 
Thursday, August 30 – 3:30-5:15 pm – Volleyball Practice  
Upcoming Events

Sun, Aug 26
H.A.N.D.S. Back to School Pool Night
6:00-7:30pm
@NL Rec Center

Tues, Aug 28
K-5th Grade Parent Orientation Night
6:30-7:45pm

Thurs, Aug 30
6-8th Grade Parent Orientation Night
6:30-7:45pm

Fri, Aug 31
Split Chapel

Mon, Sept 3
Labor Day - No School

Wed, Sept 12
Heritage H.A.N.D.S. Meeting
8:30am (after drop off)

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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