April 5, 2019
News and Updates from HCS
Reminders for this Week
H.A.N.D.S. monthly meeting will be Wednesday, April 10 in the kitchen after drop off. Everyone is welcome!
H.A.N.D.S. Restaurant Day at Bluebird Café in North Liberty on Thursday, April 11 (all day long). Mention HCS and a portion of the proceeds will be donated back to the school.
Next Saturday, April 13 is our Spring Work Day from 8:30am-noon. If you haven't had a chance to sign up to help out, click the SignUp Genius for a list of the projects.
Chains Interrupted Presentation - April 8
We are excited to announce an evening of education for parents on the important topic of Human Trafficking. Come hear a presentation on what vulnerabilities traffickers look for in targeting our kids, how they trick and manipulate them into a trafficking situation and how you can help prevent this from happening to your child! Tish Young with Chains Interrupted will be the presenter. Chains Interrupted is a local non-profit fighting against Human Trafficking in Eastern Iowa and beyond ( www.chainsinterrupted.com ). You will also learn what you can do to join in fighting against this heinous crime. 

This free event will be held on Monday, April 8th at 6:30 p.m. in the middle school science and literature classroom. Please RSVP to Brenda Wichhart at wichhartb@hcs-nl.com if you plan to attend.
H.A.N.D.S. Update

Heritage H.A.N.D.S. Meeting
Wednesday, April 10th @ 8:00am

There are only TWO H.A.N.D.S. meetings left this year! 
April meeting- Grandparents' Day and Teacher Appreciation Week
May meeting- New officers election and plan for the 2019-2020 school year

If you would like to help with Teacher Appreciation Week, please let me know. We are always on the lookout for volunteers with thematic decorating ideas, graphic abilities for signs and displays, and fresh ideas on how we can shower the HCS staff with appreciation. Our Heritage families do an awesome job of showing appreciation all year long, and really shine during this special week! Local businesses have been generous in blessing our staff with gift cards, prize baskets, and meals, but we do not want to overlook our Heritage family businesses. If you have a business or know of a business that would like to sponsor gift cards, gift baskets, or a meal for this event, please contact me at: darcie_ahrens@yahoo.com

A Signup Genius will be sent out prior to Grandparents' Day and Teacher Appreciation Week for needs as well.

Thank you so much for your time and generosity throughout the school year! 
Lost and Found

With the changing of the seasons it's time to liquidate our lost and found. Recognize anything that belongs to your child? Check out the Lost and Found table between now and next Friday, the 12th before the items are donated or disposed of.
Operation G.O.O.D. Kickoff
Today was the kick-off for Operation G.O.O.D! Please carefully read the Operation G.O.O.D. summary sheet found in your child's Friday folder. With God's help, we can raise the school goal of $24,850 by Friday, May 3rd. Weekly updates will be provided in the Heritage newsletter and on a bulletin board at school. Your child may turn in their manila envelope to the office at any time. New envelopes are also available in the office. Thank you for your help with this important fundraiser!
Operation G.O.O.D. Drivers Needed

We're looking for drivers to help transport and chaperone the students to and from the work site for our Operation G.O.O.D. service project on Friday, May 10 from 8:45am-11:40am. We need over 30 drivers so If you are able to help, please sign up on the Operation G.O.O.D. Signup Genius .
Heritage Night with the Kernels!

Please join us for Heritage Christian School  night at the Cedar Rapids Kernels! This fun and exciting event will take place on Wednesday, May 1 st at 6:35 PM. Gates open at 5:30 PM, and the Kernels will take on the Bowling Green Hot Rods . Tickets are $ 8 .00, a savings of $ 4 .00 off the regular box office price. Tickets can be purchased using the flyer in your child's Friday folder, OR online by using the special URL below: (This special link will be active until Tuesday, April 30 th  at Midnight. If you do not want to buy your tickets online, you may also purchase them by calling the Kernels ticket office at (319) 896-7560. Please select the special HERITAGE CHRISTIAN area in section 108 when ordering online and over the phone. )
2019 Talent Show

The 2019 Talent Show is coming up quickly. The Talent Show is for students in Kindergarten – 8th grade and is held the last day of school, May 29 th . Students who want to participate must sign up by April 18 th . The sign-ups are located in your child’s classroom. This year, instead of auditions, students will sign up for a rehearsal day (May 6 th or 8 th ), which will take place in the gym, immediately after school. Students who sign up must have their acts polished and performance ready when they come to rehearsal.  Students may sign up for a maximum of two acts. See the informational sheet in your student’s Friday folder for more details. Contact Miss Franje or Mrs. Super if you have any questions!
UICCU Give & Grow to Schools

During April, UICCU members (new or existing) will again have the opportunity to make a donation (minimum $25 up to $500 per household) to Heritage through UICCU’s Give&Grow Schools Initiative. Member gifts will be deducted from respective checking or savings accounts and  UICCU will match member donations up to $5,000 for Heritage Christian School.   
UICCU members can make a donation by going to www.uiccu.org/uiccu-give-and-grow-initiative April 1-30, 2019. They will be directed to select Johnson County, then Heritage Christian.

 If you are giving toward Operation G.O.O.D., and do so through the UICCU website, you can include the portion of your donation on the student's form but not the UICCU match amount.
Lunchtime Open House

Do you know someone who might be interested in finding out more about Heritage? Tell them to check out "A Taste of Heritage", our lunchtime open house held on the last Thursday of the month. Visitors can experience the classroom, get a tour of the school, and join us for lunch from 11:00 am to 12:15 pm. Our next open house will be Thursday, April 25th. Invite them to register by clicking here.
Seeking School Board Candidates 

The Board election is coming up in May and we are seeking people who are committed to Christ and to Heritage who want to be part of the team. Serving on the Board is a wonderful way to give back to the school, meet new people, and grow in your walk with the Lord. If you are interested in learning more specifics, contact Natasha Miller, Board President, at natashakymmiller@gmail.com or 319-330-6676. If you want to apply, stop by the office to get the paperwork. 
Summer Drama Camp

Our school is hosting a drama camp again this summer from June 10-14 th and we’d love to see your child there!  
Please see the flyer for details, and feel free to share with anyone you think may be interested! All registrations and payments (checks payable to Heritage Christian School) must be received by May 15th. Your child will need to provide their own lunch for this camp. For additional questions or to register, contact the office at 319-626-4777. 
Pray for the Nations

March: Miss Mysnyk & Anani
“The Lord your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you; in His love He will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing.” Zephaniah 3:17
Please pray for :

  1. Protection (physical, spiritual, emotional, etc.)
  2. Boldness (to share Jesus authentically and powerfully)
  3. Peace (people of peace to help share the Good News)
  4. Assurance (that God is with them and is for them)
Sports Update

The Eagles Track team will have an optional track practice on Saturday, April 6 to run the seven sisters hills in Iowa City. We encourage all track student-athletes to attend if they are able. If students are unable to attend due to prior family commitments, we understand and hope you enjoy your weekend! Go Eagles!

Track Schedule:  
Saturday, April 6 – 10:00 – 11:00 am – Optional Track Practice – 7 Sisters Hill Run
Tuesday, April 9 – 3:30 – 5:15 pm – Track Practice
Thursday, April 11 – 3:30 – 5:15 pm – Track Practice

Upcoming Events

Mon, April 8
Prayer Time
2:45pm @HCS kitchen

Mon, April 8
Chains Interrupted Presentation
6:30pm @ MS Classroom

Wed, April 10
H.A.N.D.S. Meeting
after drop off in the kitchen

Thurs, April 11
H.A.N.D.S. Restaurant Night
Bluebird Café, NL
All Day

Fri, April 12
Split Chapel
Speaker: Ryan Hamby - Veritas Church

Fri, April 12

Sat, April 13
Spring Work Day

Thurs, April 18
Progress Reports Go Home

Fri, April 19
No School - Good Friday

Fri, April 26
Grandparents' Day (8:30-11:30am)
Dismiss at 11:40am
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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