Parent Note – November 12, 2018

PARENT NOTE – November 12, 2018
“Run YOUR Race”
Hebrews 12:1

Dear Parents and Guardians,
Thank you for your attendance at conferences last week. We know that your involvement and support is crucial to your child’s academic success.  Just this weekend I read this in the Chicago Tribune: “Studies show that having a purpose in life- a sense of core goals, aims and direction – is beneficial for mental and physical health.  But opportunities to find that purpose, to dream big and to determine what and who you want to be aren’t always distributed equally.”  Our theme verse this year encourages your child to “run the race marked out for them.”  We see this as one way of talking about goals, aims and direction and it is a privilege to partner with you in preparing students to find value in their learning.

1. For our Thanksgiving service project, we are collecting food and toiletries for Roseland Christian Ministries in Roseland, IL.  These gifts will be presented at our Thanksgiving chapel on Wed., Nov. 21.  A list of needed items is on the Thanksgiving letter that was sent home last week.  We started collecting donated items today.  Thanks so much and let’s keep them coming!
2. Homemade vanilla ($2.00 for an 8oz. bottle) is for sale in the HCS office for all of your holiday baking.

1. PTO invites everyone to our movie night this Friday, November 16, featuring MONSTERS INC!! Doors open at 6:00 and the movie will begin at 6:30.  This is a free event – so grab your blankets and pillows and come enjoy a fun family night at HCS!

1. Calling all 4th graders and 4th grade parents!  Sort night is coming!  The 4th graders are sorting at etc on Tuesday, November 13, from 6-8 pm.  All students who help sort will receive a special treat at the end of the school year and parents will receive a coupon for the store that night!  Please consider giving back to etc by helping us sort!

1. TRIP Cash & Carry Gift Card Store – Thurs., Nov. 15 from 8:15 to 9 a.m.  If you are not available during that time period call or email the TRIP office at 219-838-0356 or and a volunteer will get back to you.
Bonus Rebate Cards for store: Aeropostale $25 – 13%; Applebee’s $25 – 13%; Baker’s Sq. Rest. $25 – 18%; Bass Pro Shops $25 – 11%; Bath & Body Works $10/$25 0 17%; Best Buy $25 – 4%; Buffalo Wild Wings $10/$25 – 12%; Cabela’s $25 – 11%; Chili’s $25 – 19%; Chipotle $10 – 13%; Cold Stone Creamery $10 – 16%; Disney $25 – 4%; Domino’s $10 – 16%; Gap/Old Navy $25 – 19%; JCPenney $25 – 8%; Jiffy Lube $30 – 10%; Red Robin $25 – 13%; Shutterfly $25 – 12%; Taco Bell $10 – 6%; TGI Fridays $25 – 13%; The Children’s Place $25 – 15%; The Home Depot $25 7%; TJ Maxx $25 – 11%;  Ulta Beauty $25 – 5%;
Cards available to purchase:  Aeropostale $25, $10/$25/ $100, AMC Movie Theatres $25, Applebee’s $25, Baker’s Square $25, Bass Pro Shops $25, Bath & Body Works $10/$25, Best Buy $25, Buca di Beppo Rest. $25, Buffalo Wild Wings $10/$25, Cabela’s $25, Carters/Osh Kosh $25, CVS $25, Carter’s/Osh Kosh $25, Chick-fil-A $10, Chili’s $25,  Chipotle $10, Cold Stone Creamery $10, Cracker Barrel $10, Culver’s $10, Dairy Queen $10, Disney $25, Domino’s $10, Dunkin Donuts $10, Family Express $25, Fannie May $10, Gap/Old Navy $25, Gordon’s $25, Hohman Floral $10, Home Depot $25, IHOP $10, iTunes $15, JCPenney $25, Jewel $25, Jiffy Lube $30, Kohl’s $25/$100, Lane Bryant/Catherine’s $25, Meijer $25/$50, Menard’s $25, Miner Dunn Rest. $5, Noodles & Co. $25, Olive Garden $25, Outback $25, Panera Bread $10, Papa John’s Pizza $10, Pizza Hut $10, Potbelly $10, Red Lobster $25, Red Robin $25, Sanfratello’s $20, Shutterfly $25, Speedway $25/$50, Starbucks $10, Strack & Van Til Grocery $25/$50, Subway $10, Taco Bell $10, Target $25, Teibel’s $25, TGI Fridays $25, The Children’s Place $25, TJ Maxx $25, Walgreens $25, Walmart/Sam’s Club $25/$50, Walt’s $25/$100, Wendy’s $10, Cascading Gift Card File $3, Holiday Gift Wrappers $2.

1. Which class is ready to claim the Box Tops Trophy for the month of November?  The deadline to turn in your Box Tops is Friday, Nov. 30.  The trophy comes with a special treat for each student and the winning class gets to keep the trophy for December and January until the next winner is announced.  Are you shopping for Thanksgiving?  Check out the latest list of products at  You can also earn extra Box Tops for our school by using the Box Tops for Education App.  Get it at

1. Monday, Nov. 12 – 6th boys, 7th girls, 7th boys vs. Tinley Park – AWAY – 4:00, 5:00, 6:00
Tuesday, Nov. 13 – 6th & 7th boys vs. Lansing – AWAY – 4:00, 5:00
Thursday, Nov. 15 – 6th boys, 7th girls, 7th boys vs. Calvin – AWAY – 4:00, 5:00, 6:00

1. Thank-Scrip-ing Day is coming for all of our families coming up on Tues., Nov. 20th.  Bonus rebates are only available for online orders.  Order your reloadable gift cards on this week’s TRIP order so you can take advantage of the extra bonus rebates for Reloads on the 20th.  Need more information?  Contact the TRIP office at 219-838-0356, ext. 199 or
2. Current week’s Bonus Rebates (11/12/18):  Cold Stone Creamery – 25%; Applebee’s – 12%; Potbelly – 9%; Sally Beauty Supply – 13%.
3. Next Week’s Bonus Rebates (11/19/18):  Shutterfly – 11%
4. TRIP orders are due (paper and online orders) this Thursday, Nov. 15th by 10:00 a.m.
5. Team A (Julie Sitter, Cheryl Filler, Tori Smits, Lupe Morales) will be putting the TRIP orders together on Tues., Nov. 13th.   TRIP orders will be ready for pick up on Tuesday in the school office by 2:45 p.m.
6. TRIP Teams for Stuffing Orders:  Team B – Nov. 20; Team C – Nov. 27; Team D – Dec. 4; Team A – Dec. 11.  Next TRIP Cash & Carry Store will be Thurs., Nov. 15th from 8:15 to 9 a.m.

1. PREVIEW ILLIANA (OPEN HOUSE FOR PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS AND THEIR PARENTS):  Discover what Illiana Christian has to offer at Preview Illiana on Thursday, November 29 at 7:00 p.m. Parents and students interested in learning more about Illiana are welcome.  Meet with faculty and administration, tour the campus, attend informative sessions, and have all of your questions answered about Illiana.  No pre-registration necessary. Call Director of Admissions, Marie Limback, at 219-558-7066 ext. 49 for more information.
2. Life Happens Laugh Anyway!!  Come for a night of LAUGHS at Crossroads Community Church, Schererville, IN.  Featuring the very funny, Christian Comedian, Tracy DeGraaf on Thursday, Dec. 13 at 7:00 p.m.  For more information or to purchase tickets go to
3. Birthday Party for Jesus Open House – Thursday, December 6th at Wicker Park Social Center, 2215 Ridge Rd., Highland, IN for North Township children, accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Preschool ages from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. and grades K-5 from 4:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.  There will be crafts, games, facepainting, pizza, cookie decorating, and stories.  The event is free! If you are able, just like a party for a friend, bring a gift in the form of hygiene items, gloves (any size) or hearty soups.
4. The Tri-Town Ministerial Association invites you to a Community Thanksgiving Worship Service NEXT Sunday, November 18 at 6:00 p.m. at the Illiana Christian High School Cafeteria, 10920 Calumet Avenue, Dyer, IN, to give thanks with other believers of this region to God for His goodness. The service will feature the Illiana Christian Chamber Choir and Orchestra, and participation from a number of local churches. A freewill offering will be taken to support area benevolence and local missionaries who serve on local college campuses. Homemade pie will be served following.