Parent Note – November 29, 2021

PARENT NOTE – November 29, 2021
“Just LIVE it!”
James 1:22

FROM THE PRINCIPAL’S DESK
Over the weekend, Abby and I were able to travel to West Michigan and spend time with our families for Thanksgiving. One of the highlights was attending my childhood church, Central Wesleyan Church, with my parents and siblings. In an inspirational message by Pastor Craig Rees, the congregation was challenged to consider the non-material and spiritual ways in which God has blessed us…which are many!

Recording of Thanksgiving Service

I know this was not the only service where great leaders exhorted and inspired us to better align our hearts, words and deeds with God’s Word. As I consider the 100+ churches that support Highland Christian, I cannot help but praise God for the influential leaders within our community. Whether it be my pastor or the many that influence our community for Christ, thank you. We appreciate the time our dedicated pastors and youth leaders put into teaching our community more about the Lord and providing opportunities for kids and adults alike to find their identity in Christ!

Blessings,
Mr. Weener

SCHOOL NEWS
1. Welcome Back!  We hope all of our HCS families had a wonderful Thanksgiving.
2. Late Start Reminder:  This Wednesday, Dec. 1 is a late start day.  School will begin at 10:00.
3. Every Thursday is snack day at HCS.  Snacks and drinks are available for $1 on Thursdays at lunch time.  The proceeds of snack day go toward our 8th grade trip to Philadelphia in May.  If anyone would like to donate any single serving snacks (no peanuts please) or a case of 12 oz. pop or Gatorade, feel free to bring these items to school.  Specifically, we sell Pepsi, Dr. Pepper, Orange Crush, Sierra Mist, or any Root Beer.  Gatorade products include Glacier Ice (blue) or Ice Punch (clear).  Thank you for your support of our 8th grade class!
4. HCS is looking for someone who would be willing to donate their time and talent for taking care of the flowers around the flagpole.  If you are able to help, please contact the office.

ATHLETIC NEWS
1. Monday, Nov. 29 – 6th, 7th, 8th basketball vs. Tinley Park – AWAY – 4:00, 5:00, 6:00
Tuesday, Nov. 30 – 6th, 7th, 8th basketball vs. Calvin – HOME – 4:00, 5:00, 6:00
Thursday, Dec. 2 – 6th, 7th, 8th basketball vs. Crown Point – AWAY – 4:00, 5:00, 6:00
Saturday, Dec. 4 – 6th Boys Basketball Tournament at HCS – 9:00 start

TRIP NEWS
1. Christmas gift card orders – There are only 2 dates left to place a TRIP order for physical cards before Christmas – Dec. 2nd and the 9th!  Next TRIP order due after New Year’s is Jan. 6th.
2. TRIP Cash & Carry Gift Card Sales will be the week before Christmas break.  Check the Parent Note on Dec. 13th for cards available to purchase.  You will need to contact the TRIP office, 219-838-0356 ext. 199 or trip@highlandchristian.org, to purchase these cards.
3. Big Lots! has been added to the TRIP order form.  Gift cards come in denominations of $25 or $100 at a 3% bonus rebate.
4. TRIP orders are due this week (paper and online) on Thurs., Dec. 2nd by 10 a.m.
5. Team A (Julie Sitter, Melissa Buikema, Jessica Hiskes, Larissa Vander Pol) will be putting the TRIP orders together on Tuesday, Nov. 30th.   TRIP orders will be ready for pick up in the school office on Tuesday by 2:45 p.m.
6. TRIP Teams for Stuffing Orders:  Team B – Dec. 7; Team C – Dec. 14; Team D – Jan. 11; Team A – Jan. 18

COMMUNITY NEWS
1. Happy Birthday Jesus Outdoor Live Nativity – Saturday, Dec. 4 from 4:30-7:30 p.m.  at the Wicker Park Clubhouse Parking Lot, 2215 Ridge Rd., Highland, IN for North Township children, accompanied by a parent or guardian.  There will be crafts, games, hot chocolate, cookies, music and fun! If you are able, just like a party for a friend, please bring a gift in the form of hygiene items (bar soap, shampoo, deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrushes) to be donated to the Beacon Light Church Care Pantry.  If you have any questions, please contact Tya Koutz at 219-730-8931.
2. It’s not too late to sign up for Illiana Christian’s “PREVIEW ILLIANA” open house on Thursday, December 2!
Register here: https://forms.gle/pmbmN2D1xDjHeR3n8
3. Illiana Christian is excited to announce that the 2022-2023 Application is now LIVE!!!
Visit: https://www.illianachristian.org/admi…/admissions-process/  to APPLY TODAY!