Parent Note – May 9, 2022

PARENT NOTE – May 9, 2022
“Just LIVE it!”
James 1:22

FROM THE PRINCIPAL’S DESK
James 1:17 states, “Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.”
This past weekend, we had the opportunity to see one of these ‘perfect gifts’ on display through our students in High School Musical. As the 6th – 8th grade students memorized lines, sang melodic melodies, prepped stage pieces, and practiced choreography, the talents of each student were raised as a gift to the Lord. As your child(ren) come home and share the things they have learned, explored, or created at school, be sure to encourage them that in everything they do, they do it for the Lord!

Blessings,
Mr. Weener

SCHOOL NEWS
1. The faculty and staff of HCS would like to thank our HCS families, School Board and PTO for the breakfast, goodies, gifts, and kind words given for Staff Appreciation Week.  What a blessing to be a part of our HCS community!  Thank you so much!
2. This Friday is Impact Day at HCS!  As our students and faculty serve at HCS and in the community, we pray that the love of Christ will be seen in us!
3. Yearbook order forms are being sent home with all the students today.  Yearbooks sell for $15.00 and are at a first come, first served basis – don’t wait too long to order yours!  Checks should be payable to HCS. Yearbooks will be handed out at the end of this month.
4. Dress Code Reminder:  Crocs are not allowed for students in grades K-5 and shirts must have sleeves.
ART NEWS
1. The Art Department is in need of paper shopping bags with handles to send home the projects from this year. You may send the bags to the office. Thank you for your help with this!

PTO NEWS
1. Thank you to everyone for participating in Teacher Appreciation Week! We hope our teachers all know how thankful we are for their hard work and dedication!
2. Donuts for Dudes will take place this Wednesday, May 11th from 7:30am to 8:15am. This event is where students bring their favorite dudes before school to enjoy a donut. This will be held outside in the field behind the gym, so please bring a lawn chair or a blanket! A flyer is being sent home today.

TRIP NEWS
1. TRIP orders are due this week (paper and online) on Thurs., May 12th by 10 a.m.  The TRIP program will be accepting physical gift card orders on May 19, 26, June 2 and 9.
2. TRIP Cash & Carry Gift Cards available to purchase are:  Amazon.com $100, Arby’s $10, Aurelio’s Pizza $20, Bass Pro Shops $25; Beggars Pizza $20, Burger King $10, Cabela’s $25; Carter’s/Osh Kosh $25, Chick-fil-A $10, Chipotle Mex. Gr. $10, Cracker Barrel $10, Culver’s $10, CVS Pharmacy $25, Dairy Queen $10, Domino’s $10, Family Express $25, Gordon’s (GFS) $25, Hohman Floral $10, Menards $25/$100, Miner Dunn Rest. $5, Pizza Hut $10, Potbelly $10, Qdoba Mex. Gr. $25, Red Lobster $25, Red Robin $25, Speedway $25, Starbucks $25, Strack & Van Til Grocery $50/$100, Subway $10, Taco Bell $10, Teibel’s $25, Texas Roadhouse $25, Walgreens $25, Walmart/Sam’s Club $25/$50, Walt’s $100, Wendy’s $10, Zandstra’s Greenhouse $17.
Contact the TRIP office at 219-838-0356, ext. 199 or by email at trip@highlandchristian.org to purchase these cards.
3. Current Bonus Rebates (week of May 9th):  Taco Bell – 5%; Little Caesars – 10%; Lane Bryant – 10%; Red Robin – 10%
4. TRIP Teams for Stuffing Orders:  Team D – May 17; Team A – May 24; Team B – May 31; Team C – June 7

COMMUNITY NEWS
1. Illiana Christian Jr. High Girls’ Summer Golf Camp – Girls’ entering 6th, 7th, and 8th next school year are invited to participate.  This camp will be led by the IC girls’ golf coaches and will focus on the fundamental skills of the game of golf.  Putting, range works with different clubs, chipping, and course play.  Camp will be held at Palmira Golf Course, Illiana’s home course, on Mondays from 1-3pm starting Monday, June 6th and ending Monday, July 25th.  The camp fee is $175, which includes a camp t-shirt.  To register, please email Coach Suzanne Jonkman swjonkman@gmail.com
2. Illiana Christian HS Girls’ Golf Team Summer Conditioning – Open to 8th girls enrolled at Illiana Christian and interested in trying out for the golf team.  Our summer conditioning schedule includes Mondays at 3:30 pm golfing as many holes till dusk on our home course at Palmira AND golf lessons with an amazing golf pro at Briar Ridge for a couple of afternoon hours. The day of the week for golf lessons may vary, due to the golf pro’s tournament schedule.  Summer conditioning begins the week of June 6th and will run through the end of July, close to 8 weeks. Cost: Free   To register, please email Coach Suzanne Jonkman swjonkman@gmail.com
3. Is your son or daughter interested in playing on a summer volleyball local team? Beginners and more experienced players are both welcome. Includes 1 practice and 1 game each week starting mid-June. If so, check out  www.illianajuniors.org  to get more info or email Jackie at jeader2424@hotmail.com