Parent Note – September 8, 2020

PARENT NOTE – September 8, 2020
“GO: Compelled By Love!”
Psalm 32:8

FROM THE PRINCIPAL’S DESK
We’ve played alphabet soup for the past few weeks, but one of the most important terms you can know is PLC. A PLC is a Professional Learning Community. As a Model PLC School (the only private school in Indiana with this designation), we spend extensive time working together with curriculum, student assessment, and building common language. All of our oars are rowing together to benefit students and their learning.

As a parent, you are part of our PLC. We cannot do what we do without your continued support. Here are some roles parents must play to maximize student success:
1. Read with your child at home. I cannot overstate the importance of this task. Whether your child is in Kindergarten or Junior High, children are never too old to read with an adult. This will ultimately lead to a strong vocabulary and excellent readers.
2. Review your child’s assessments with them. Discuss what a growth mindset looks like and what steps must be done so students can (and will) achieve high levels of mastery.
3. Review OnCampus, your teacher’s Bulletin Board, and graded resources with your child. This will help your child understand their learning and what skills they need to continue to develop at school and home.
4. For Junior High students, ask your child to show you their Math IXL progression chart. In doing this, your child will be able to verbalize the standards they are currently mastering and areas where they need further support.

To be clear, you are an important part of the team. As you go through this week, try to find one new way to connect with your child and embrace the skills they are learning at school. Together, we will see our students succeed at the highest of levels!
Mr. Weener

FROM THE PORTER FAMILY
Carl, and I, along with our children (Cavin, Caleb and Carly), would like to thank our HCS family for the numerous kindnesses you have extended to our family, during this most difficult time. There truly are not enough words to express the gratitude we have for each and every one of you for your absolutely, unbelievable generosity. Your kindness and care have made such a difference to us by the love you poured out on our family. When we reflect back on this time in the days/years to come, we will always be humbled and grateful, remembering how your goodness shined through.

We pray this blessing for you today and always:
(Written by Kari Jobe, Cody Carnes, Steven Furtick and Chris Brown)

May the Lord bless you and keep you,
Make His face shine upon you and be gracious to you
The Lord turn His face toward you and give you peace
May His favor be upon you and a thousand generations
Your family and your children and their children and their children
May His presence go before you and behind you and beside you
All around you and within you,
He is with you, in the evening
In your coming, and your going
In your weeping, and rejoicing
He is for you
Amen

With much love, The Porters

PTO NEWS
1. This is the final week for Candy Bar sales.  Please make sure to turn in all funds raised by Friday, September 11, all chocolate must be paid for.  Thank you again to everyone who is participating!
2. PTO is still in need of 5 volunteers for this school year.  This is a great opportunity to get involved at Highland Christian!  If you are interested in helping out, please contact Rose Galvan.  (rsglvn14@gmail.com or 219-242-6342)
3. Muffins for Misses is September 16 from 7:15-8:15 a.m. and will be in a new location this year:  outside!  All Huskies may bring a special lady – whether it’s a mom, aunt, grandma, family friend or neighbor for muffins, coffee, fellowship and fun.  Information is being sent home today with students. Please take a look as there are a few changes this year.
4. We are looking for 4 volunteers to help with Muffins for Misses on the morning of September 16.  If there are any dads that would like to help that would be great so moms can enjoy the morning, but does not need to be a dad.  If you are willing to help with this event, please contact Rose Galvan (rsglvn14@gmail.com or 219-242-6342)

ATHLETIC NEWS
Tuesday, Sept. 8 – 7th & 8th volleyball practice – 3:30-5:00
Wed., Sept. 9 –  7th & 8th volleyball practice – 3:30-5:00
A soccer practice – 3:30-5:00
B soccer vs. Highland U12 – HOME – 5:30
Thursday, Sept. 10 – 7th & 8th volleyball scrimmages – 3:30
A soccer practice – 3:30-5:00
B soccer vs. Highland U12 – HOME – 5:30

TRIP NEWS
1. Please note:  TRIP orders this week will not be ready for pick up until Wednesday, Sept. 9th!
2. Panda Express $25 (7%) and Walgreens $25/$100 (4%) have been added back to the TRIP order form.
3. TRIP orders are due (paper and online) this Thursday, Sept., 10th by 10 a.m.
4. Current Bonus Rebates (week of 9/8/20):  Outback – 15%; Shutterfly – 11%.
5. Team D (Shelly Witham, Amy Yonkman, Shavonne Dennie, Mary Brinks) will be putting the TRIP orders together on Wednesday, Sept., 9th.  TRIP orders will be ready for pick up in the school office on Wed., Sept. 9th by 2:45 p.m.
6. TRIP Teams for Stuffing Orders:  Team A – Sept. 15; Team B – Sept. 22; Team C – Sept 29; Team D – Oct. 6

COMMUNITY NEWS
1. Join us at Faith Church Dyer the evening of Thursday, September 10th, 2020 for our second annual MomsUnited event!  This event is sponsored by MomsNation, a community at Faith Church dedicated to encouraging, equipping, and empowering YOU in motherhood. Join us for inspiring worship, to hear ‘mom stories’ of transformation, and to connect and build relationships with others who get it. The evening will feature refreshments and a great give-away. The event will begin at 7 p.m. (Doors open at 6:30 p.m.) and is FREE to attend, but a ticketed reservation is required.  Be sure to invite a friend!  All moms are welcomed to join us. To reserve your spot, please visit our website at www.momsnatiom.org.