Parent Note – January 3, 2022

PARENT NOTE – January 3, 2022
“Just LIVE it!”
James 1:22

FROM THE PRINCIPAL’S DESK
After coming back from a long break, teachers and staff are always a bit giddy to see the kids they love so much! As we look ahead to the second semester, there is great excitement for the many events happening throughout the campus – girls’ basketball starting this week, the 8th graders going to Philadelphia, graduation, the Spring Auction, STEM lessons, and time with other students in Kingdom-building community.

Highland Christian’s commitment is to partner with our students, families, and the greater community to achieve our mission and vision. Over the past few years, our local schools have seen an increase in challenges that stem from social media and technology usage. In partnership with Illiana Christian and our sister schools, we are inviting parents, grandparents, and friends of the school to a Social Media Event at Illiana Christian High School on Tuesday, January 11 at 7:30pm. Led by a local expert, there will be an opportunity to learn, listen, and discuss the challenges our children face – while providing actionable resources and recommendations for parents. Later this spring, a follow-up meeting will transpire – where schools will provide a simple FACT sheet with recommendations to help equip and empower you – the parents.

Again, thank you for prioritizing this important event!
Mr. Weener

SCHOOL NEWS
1. Over Christmas Break, the CDC updated its COVID protocols – in response to an uptick in the Omicron variant. After reviewing these recommendations and consulting with our sister schools and the Indiana Department of Health, HCS has adjusted our policies to reflect these new recommendations. For an overview of the changes, please view the following link.
2. Thank you! Thank you!  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!
3. Important Reminder: There is no late start this Wed., Jan. 5.
4. 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 10 from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.  Learn more about the curriculum, classroom practices, and learning communities at Highland Christian School (PreK-Gr8). Please RSVP online at www.highlandchristian.org or by calling the office at 219-838-0356.

PTO NEWS
1. Welcome back everyone! We hope you had a blessed Christmas and a great break!
2. The next PTO event will be a restaurant night later this month. Be on the lookout for more information soon.

TRIP NEWS
1. TRIP orders are due this week (paper and online) on Thurs., Jan. 6th by 10 a.m.
2. Current Bonus Rebates (week of 1/3/22):  AutoZone – 9%; Build A Bear – 12%; DSW – 11%.
3. TRIP Teams for Stuffing Orders:  Team D – Jan. 11; Team A – Jan. 18; Team B – Jan. 25; Team C – Feb. 1

COMMUNITY NEWS
1. Toddler Gym Time: For moms and littles. Tuesdays, Jan 11th, 18th, 25th and Feb 1, from 10-11:30 am. Join moms and toddlers for open gym time. Free, masking optional. Suburban Bible Church, 3010 41st Street, Highland, use door B. Call/Text Ashley Cook with questions 859-619-2596.