Parent Note – January 7, 2019

PARENT NOTE – January 7, 2019
“Run YOUR Race”
Hebrews 12:1

FROM THE PRINCIPAL’S DESK
It was fun welcoming everyone back this morning!

This is probably a great time to think again about our theme verse for the year:  Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us,

I hope that your children had a good break, and that they are ready to run their race – mastering the learning standards for their grades.

SCHOOL NEWS
1. The faculty and staff of Highland Christian would like to thank all of our HCS families for the wonderful goodies, gifts, and Christmas wishes this holiday season.  We pray that all of you had a joyous Christmas season!
2. Important Reminder: There is no late start this Wed., Jan. 9.
3. Looking for a Christian preschool or kindergarten experience?  Your child will blossom at Highland Christian School!  We invite you to join us for our PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN OPEN HOUSE next Monday, January 14 from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.  Through hands-on discovery, teacher led instruction and small group activities, your child will develop new skills, build positive relationships and grow in character as they build their knowledge of God’s world and His Word.   Learn more about the curriculum, classroom practices, and learning communities at Highland Christian School (PreK-Gr8), 3040 Ridge Rd., Highland, IN.  For more information, visit www.highlandchristian.org or contact Jodi at 219-838-0356 ext. #165

ETC NEWS
1. etc is excited to announce that we are now open until 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday evenings!   More shopping hours equal more deals!
2. And….. our bag sale has begun again!  Now through Saturday, fill our bag with clothing for just $10.  See store for details.
3. Third graders and parents:  Sort night is this Thursday, January 10 from 6-8 pm at etc.  Please consider volunteering a few hours of your time to help us out!

ATHLETIC NEWS
1. Thursday, Jan. 10 – 6th girls, 8th girls, 8th boys vs. DeMotte – HOME – 4:00, 5:00, 6:00

TRIP NEWS
1. Start your 2019 year off right by signing up for the TRIP gift card buying program!  Receive tuition rebates by purchasing gift cards through the weekly TRIP order or online through the shopwithscrip.com website.  Shopwithscrip.com families can order scripnow and reloadnow cards online 24/7 using the PrestoPay option.  Need more information?  Contact the TRIP office at 219-838-0356, ext. 199 or trip@highlandchristian.org.
2. The next TRIP Cash & Carry Gift Card Store is Thurs., Jan. 17th from 8:15 to 9 a.m.
3. TRIP orders due (paper and online) this Thursday, January 10th by 10 a.m.
4. TRIP Teams for Stuffing Orders:  Team C – Jan. 15; Team D – Jan 22; Team A – Jan. 29; Team B – Feb. 5.  Next TRIP Cash & Carry Store:  Thurs., Jan. 17.

COMMUNITY NEWS
1. Beginning this week, Pathway Church is hosting small groups and joining many other churches around Chicagoland to explore the big questions we all have about God, faith, and purpose. Questions like, “Does life have a purpose?” “Is there a God?” and “Why does God allow pain and suffering?” are just a few that will be discussed. There is no cost to participate and everyone is welcome to attend. Learn more about how you can get involved at my.ExploreGod.com/Finder or join us at Pathway Church that meets at Crown Point Christian School, 10550 Park Place, St. John, Indiana.  Our Explore God series starts Sunday, January 13 at 10 AM. For more information visit our website at www.pathwaycrc.org.