November 1, 2019
News and Updates from HCS
Reminders

Operation Christmas Child  (sponsored by Samaritan's Purse) is underway! Bring your donations to fill your child's classroom shoeboxes between now and November 8th.This is a great opportunity to give out of the abundance that God has given to us. 

Our  All School Thanksgiving Day Lunch  will be Friday, November 22nd. Chapel begins at 11:30 with lunch and recess to follow.
H.A.N.D.S. Restaurant Night - THIS TUESDAY!

H.A.N.D.S. sponsors these nights roughly once a month at various restaurants in the area. Restaurant Nights are fundraisers that local restaurants provide to schools and organizations as a means of serving and supporting the community. A portion of the proceeds from those nights (as designated by the particular restaurant) is given back to H.A.N.D.S. which they in turn use to support various events and activities at the school.

Join us for our next Restaurant night on November 5th from 4-8pm at Chick-fil-A in Coralville. 20% of the sales will be given back to Heritage H.A.N.D.S. for their awesome work of building community at the school! Hope to see you there!
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 - Monday, 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.
Winter...
 
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 .
Parent Student Handbook

If you're looking for the Parent Student Handbook on the website, you'll notice that it's no longer there. Instead, that document can be found on Parents Web (Family Portal). When you log on to your account, click on Resource Documents under the School tab and you can access it there. If you have any questions, feel free to contact the office.
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

Tuesday, November 5
Chick Fil-A Restaurant Night
4-8pm

Friday, November 8
Split Chapel
PK-5th - Speaker: Paul Smith, New Life Comm Church
Middle School - Small Group Bible Studies
12:50pm

Monday, November 11
Veterans Day Celebration
9:45am-11:15am

Tuesday, November 12
Parent University Orientation
6:30-7:30pm

Friday, November 15
Picture Retakes
8:30am

Friday, November 22
All School Thanksgiving Chapel & Lunch
11:30am

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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