May 3, 2019
News and Updates from HCS
Reminders for this Week

Sign up to drive for Operation G.O.O.D. - We still need 3 DRIVERS for our K-3rd Graders working at Squire Point. Can you help? Know someone who can? Contact wichhartb@hcs-nl.com .

Teacher Appreciation Week Next Week

Talent Show Rehearsals - Monday and Wednesday after school.

H.A.N.D.S. Meeting on Wednesday at 8am.

Association Meeting on Thursday - Don't miss the exciting introduction of our New Head of School!

Operation G.O.O.D. Service Project on Friday
Operation G.O.O.D. Update

WE MADE IT!  As a school we raised $35,171.93 ( $10,321.93 over our goal!). An additional $1,970 will be added to that total through a match opportunity from UI Credit Union which will bring our total to $37,141.93 PRAISE GOD!  To celebrate, there will be an ALL SCHOOL PICNIC on Friday, May 10th (Pre-K-8 th grades) in the afternoon (with a rain date of Friday, May 17 th , if needed). Students will be treated to lunch (pizza and a juice box), and we will play some all school games. At the end of the day, teachers and interested eighth grade students will participate in a sloppy obstacle course while the whole school cheers them on. Parents are welcome to come to school to watch this fun event (which should begin around 2:15, but could be earlier or later than this time). 
Congratulations to the 6 th Graders who brought in the most money per student out of the whole school and will be treated to an extra special class party. Congratulations to all of the classes that reached their class goal and will celebrate with a class party of some variety. 
Congratulations to the following students who turned in $500 or more and will go out to eat at Pizza Ranch with Miss Early on Monday, May 13 th : Caroline Johnson, Abigale Boldt, Grace Dalmasso, Amber Ellerie, Cody Maddux, Olivia Metternich, Fay Wells-Minthorn, Elise Gingerich, Valerie Metternich, Jesse Stultz, Jordan Traetow, Olivia Anderson, Caroline Cooper, Aaron Horning, Finn Wells-Minthorn, Emma Doorn, Avery Loftus, Ben Nowell, Luke Traetow, Trey Montgomery, and Andrew Stultz. 
 
Congratulations to the following students who turned in $1,000 or more and will get to CHOOSE a staff member, a place to eat for a special lunch out, and a friend to join them: Caroline Johnson, Amber Ellerie, Fay Wells-Minthorn, Jesse Stultz, Olivia Anderson, Finn Wells-Minthorn, and Andrew Stultz.
A Note from H.A.N.D.S. - Teacher Appreciation Week - May 6-10

Teacher Appreciation Week is next week. A flier with all the information was emailed to you and will be in Friday Folders today. Please encourage your children to bring a thank you note for all of their teachers on Monday

Thank you for the incredible response for donations for the week. We are in need of more lunch/recess volunteers so our teachers can enjoy lunch together. Please take a look at the times available and see if you can spare an hour in your day to make the day for the staff.  Teacher Appreciation Week
Heritage H.A.N.D.S. Meeting - Wednesday, May 8, 8AM

Please join us for the last H.A.N.D.S. meeting of the 2018-2019 school year on Wednesday, May 8, at 8:00am. We will be electing new officers and planning events for the 2019-2020 school year. If you are interested in the position of president, vice president, or New Family Mentor Coordinator for the 2019-2020 school year, come to the meeting, or let the office know. As always, younger siblings are welcome. If you cannot make the meeting, but have ideas you would like to share, please let us know!

Meeting Topics: 
   2019-2020 H.A.N.D.S. Officers- Elect President and Vice President
   2019-2020 Budget
   2019-2020 New Family Mentors
   2019 Back to School Coffee
Association Meeting - Thursday, May 9, 7PM

Join us this Thursday night for our spring Iowa City Area Christian School Association (ICACSA) meeting. The agenda for the evening will be as follows:

7:00pm Opening Prayer
7:10pm Approve May 2018 Minutes
7:20pm Cast Ballots Regarding Temporary By-law Exemption
7:30pm Board Candidates Share Testimonies: Natasha Miller, Kari Miller, Kristi Rotzoll, Rich Barclift
8:00pm Budget Update
8:15pm Introduction of New Head of School
8:30pm Closing Prayer

If you still need to renew your membership, stop by the office next week to pay the $5 dues and sign the Association membership form. If you plan to renew the night of the meeting, plan to come a little early to take care of the $5 payment and sign the form.
Operation G.O.O.D Service Project - Next Friday!

Again this year, our students will be going in different groups to serve the city and community. Kindergarten through 3 rd  grade students will return to Squire Point to support the Army Corps of Engineers in battling the invasive Garlic Mustard Weed and picking up trash. 4 th -8 th  grade will be working within the city limits serving the city itself with various projects. Please pray with us as we prepare for this experience with our students. Pray also for favorable weather next Friday so we can complete the work.

Please remember to send your students with long sleeves and pants, tennis shoes, gloves, hats, and bug spray!

We still need 3 DRIVERS for our K-3rd grade group. Please consider if you can help out that morning and contact wichhartb@hcs-nl.com.
Spring Concert Information
 
Rehearsal
The traditional Spring Concert rehearsal for 2nd-8th grade Heritage Singers this year will be held on Tuesday, May 14th from 8:45am to 11:30am. Pre-K-1st grade will run a normal schedule .
 
Arrival
The Spring Concert will be Tuesday night, May 14th from 7-8pm. Students need to arrive no later than 6:30pm and should meet in their classrooms.
 
Dress Code
Students are required to "dress-up" for this performance. Girls should wear dresses, skirts, or dress slacks in accordance with the school dress code (refer to the Parent Student Handbook ). Boys should wear collared shirts (button down is preferred) and dress pants (including khakis). Please, no blue jeans or tennis shoes. Important: 5th-8th grade students will receive a discipline slip if they do not meet dress code for this performance. While the performance includes 2nd-8th grade students, all families are encouraged to attend!  
Field Day Help Needed!
Please consider volunteering to help with our K-4 Field Day this year! The date of the event is Tuesday, May 28th and will run from 12:30-3:10 pm. We would ask that the volunteers meet in the gym by 12:15 pm. If you have any questions please call Serah Snell 319-626-4777 ext. 120 or e-mail snells@hcs-nl.com . Please sign-up via Sign-up Genius by clicking here .
Thank You Rage Grafix

Thanks to Rage Grafix in North Liberty for our recent Heritage apparel order. If you didn't get a chance to order this time around, we hope to run the online store again in the fall so be watching your inboxes then!
Summer Highest Hoops Basketball Camp

We'll again be offering our Highest Hoops Basketball camp with Lisa Bishop this summer. Students who have completed 1st through 8th grade are invited to join us August 12-14. Please see the flier for more details and sign up by emailing wichhartb@hcs-nl.com .
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

May: 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)
Upcoming Events

May 6-10
Teacher Appreciation Week

Mon, May 6
Prayer Time
2:45pm @HCS kitchen

Wed, May 8
H.A.N.D.S. Meeting

Thurs, May 9
ICACSA Meeting
7pm

Fri, May 10
Operation G.O.O.D. Service Project
8:45 - 11:40am

Fri, May 10
All School Chapel
12:50pm

Tues, May 14
Spring Concert (2nd-8th Grade HS/Band)
7-8pm

Wed, May 22
Spring Music Concert (PK-1st)
8:45-9:30am

Fri, May 24
Last Day for PreK

Fri, May 24
Kindergarten Graduation
2:15pm

Mon, May 27
No School - Memorial Day

Tues, May 28
Adventureland Trip - 5-8 HS/Band

Wed, May 29
Talent Show
9am

Wed, May 29
Last Day of School
School Dismisses at 11:40am

Wed, May 29
8th Grade Graduation
7-8pm
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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