Parent Note – April 11, 2022

PARENT NOTE – April 11, 2022
“Just LIVE it!”
James 1:22

FROM THE PRINCIPAL’S DESK
What a blessing it was to gather together to hear the students lift His name high at the K-5 Spring Extravaganza. I could not think of a better way to start the month of April than using our gifts to serve the Lord. As shared last week, there are many things happening this month. Later tonight, we want to invite you to our first of two HCS expansion meetings in the gym. This presentation will be from 6:00 – 7:30, and all community members are welcome to attend. At the conclusion of the presentation, community members will be given the opportunity to ask further questions or make a public comment. We are looking forward to seeing many members of our community later this evening.

Additionally, ILEARN starts next week for 3rd – 8th graders! These assessments are a great opportunity for students to show what they know and provide important data for teachers to craft individualized plans for their students. Thank you for the positive conversations you are having with your children about doing their best, along with promoting good nights of sleep and a hearty and healthy breakfast.

Have a great week!
Mr. Weener

SCHOOL NEWS
1. Reminder:  There is no school on Good Friday, April 15.
2. Everyone is invited to our Easter Chapel this Thursday at 8:40 in the school gym.  Please join us as we rejoice in the finished work of our Savior!
3. Mark your calendars! The HCS Auction is Saturday, April 23. This year’s auction is Live and Online.
• 5:00 – Doors open, kitchen opens, Silent Auction begins
• 5:30 – Live Auction begins
• Online bidding starts April 16 at www.highlandchristian.org/auction/ and continues through the auction.

ATHLETIC NEWS
1. Wednesday, April 13 – Track Meet @ Chicago Christian High School – 3:30 start

TRIP NEWS
1. TRIP orders are due for physical cards (paper and online) on Thurs., Apr. 14th by 10 a.m.  The TRIP program will be accepting physical gift card orders on Apr. 14, 21, and 28, May 12, 19, and 26.
2. Zandstra’s Greenhouse gift certificates are available to purchase.  Gift certificates are $17 each with a bonus rebate of $3.  You can order these online or on the weekly physical gift card order starting on April 14th.  If you order these certificates online or on our weekly paper order form please remember you will not be able to receive your certificates until the Tuesday after you place the order.  If you want your certificates faster, contact the TRIP office directly at 219-838-0356, ext. 199 or by email at trip@highlandchristian.org.
3. TRIP Teams for Stuffing Orders:  Team A – Apr. 19; Team B – Apr. 26; Team C – May 3; Team D – May 17

COMMUNITY NEWS
1. Saturday, May 7, 7 p.m. Men of A-Chord’s annual “Night of Song” featuring the Easter Cantata “Written In Red” at First Church (16248 South Park Ave., South Holland, IL). The concert will include the cantata with other special selections.  There will be audience participation with favorites you love to sing!  Plan to join us for an evening of praise to our great God.  Free will offering will be taken.  For information,  see our website at www.menofachord.org