Parent Note – May 31, 2022

PARENT NOTE – May 31, 2022
“Just LIVE it!”
James 1:22

FROM THE PRINCIPAL’S DESK
This certainly has been a year for the books! As we put a close on the 2021-2022 school year, I want to thank our wonderful community for the collaborative and flexible teamwork it has taken to make this year a great success. In the coming year, we are looking forward to many new faces in our building and projects around campus. God truly has blessed the Highland Christian community.

Over the summer, be sure to continue reading, playing outside, working on your IXL skill plan, and enjoying time with family! Have a wonderful summer and we’ll look forward to seeing you on Friday, August 12 for our Ice Cream Social/Meet the Teacher Night! God Bless!

Blessings,
Mr. Weener

SCHOOL NEWS
1. Highland Christian School 8th Grade Graduation is tomorrow, June 1 at 7:00 p.m. in the HCS gym.  Congratulations to the Class of 2022!
2. Reminder:  This Thursday is the last day of school for grades K-7 and there is a 1:45 dismissal.  Aftercare will be provided on that day.
3. The first day of school for next year is August 15 – we pray that our HCS families have a safe and blessed summer!
4. If your child has prescription medication, epi-pens, and/or inhalers in the office, please pick them up before school dismisses for the summer.

LIBRARY NEWS
1. All students were given an opportunity to participate in a summer reading challenge. If they decided to participate they will bring home a paper to keep track of all the books they read over the summer.  All books that are read count, even the books for other programs, librarians just care that they are enjoying books. I hope all your children have a safe summer filled with family and fun and, of course, a book or two.

PTO NEWS
1. For all the students participating in Field Day on Thursday, there will be a Kona Ice truck at school for a treat provided by PTO!
2. Thank you to everyone who came to the PTO events this year! We hope you enjoyed them! We hope you have a great summer and see you in the fall!

HCS EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
1. Highland Christian School has the following employment opportunities for the 2022/2022 school year:
• Dean of Students
• 5th Grade Teacher
• Junior High Science Teacher
• Junior High ELA Teacher
• Part-time hot lunch/classroom aide combination position
• Bus Drivers
• Soccer and Cross Country Coaches

TRIP NEWS
1. Over the summer TRIP gift cards are still available!  You can order physical gift cards through June 9th.  After that you will need to contact the TRIP office at 219-313-2830, ext. 199 or trip@highlandchristian.org for any physical card orders.  Online ordering for escrip or reload gift cards is available 24/7.  Orders for physical gift cards will resume Aug. 11th.  Contact the TRIP office for more details.
2. TRIP orders are due this week (paper and online) on Thurs., June 2nd by 10 a.m.  The TRIP program will be accepting physical gift card orders on June 9, Aug. 11.
3. 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 to purchase these cards.
4. Team B (Amy Jellema, Jamie Paul, Olivia Ridder) will be putting the TRIP orders together today.  Orders will be ready for pick up in the school office today by 2:45 p.m.
5. TRIP Teams for Stuffing Orders:  Team C – June 7; Team D – June 14; Team A – Aug. 16; Team B – Aug. 23

COMMUNITY NEWS
1. Information on Vacation Bible School at Lincoln Street Christian Church in Highland is available in the school office.