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Parent Note – May 23, 2022

PARENT NOTE – May 23, 2022
“Just LIVE it!”
James 1:22

FROM THE PRINCIPAL’S DESK
Over the past year, Highland Christian has taken many tangible steps to strengthen its longevity – providing Christian education to vision minded families for generations to come. HCS has built or grown future minded funds like the Choice Contingency Fund, the expansion resources, the HCS Foundation, long-term building Continue reading Parent Note – May 23, 2022

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

Parent Note – May 2, 2022

PARENT NOTE – May 2, 2022
“Just LIVE it!”
James 1:22

FROM THE PRINCIPAL’S DESK
Later tonight, we have the incredible blessing to gather together, as one community, to review and celebrate God’s blessings over Highland Christian School. As we look back on the 2021-2022 school year, God’s fingerprints are evident at every turn. From the challenges we faced throughout the COVID-19 pandemic to the Continue reading Parent Note – May 2, 2022

Parent Note – April 25, 2022

PARENT NOTE – April 25, 2022
“Just LIVE it!”
James 1:22

FROM THE PRINCIPAL’S DESK
This weekend was one for the record books! Outside of beautiful weather, the HCS Auction returned to the HCS gym for the first time since 2019! Although the auction smashed all previous fundraising records, (with over $130,000 raised), the biggest win was the amazing Christian community we were able to experience. God has truly blessed our community with alumni, grandparents, parents, and supporters who truly believe in our treasured mission Continue reading Parent Note – April 25, 2022

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 Continue reading Parent Note – April 11, 2022

Parent Note – March 14, 2022

PARENT NOTE – March 14, 2022
“Just LIVE it!”
James 1:22

FROM THE PRINCIPAL’S DESK
For those of you at Friday’s Fun Fair, I hope you enjoyed time with other families, playing a few games, and watching a number of HCS teachers take a pie to the face. A special thank you and shout-out to the PTO, volunteers, and teachers who were involved!
Speaking of fun… Highland Christian’s March Madness Basketball Tournament is returning in full force. The winner of our friendly competition will be a recipient of a $50 gift card – through TRIP – and gets to claim our traveling trophy. Let’s see if anyone can dethrone the 2021 Champion: Darla Kinkade!

March Madness Link

Password: HCS

*All community members, grandparents, alumni, and parents are more than welcome to participate.

As we head into the final few weeks before Spring Break, I am reminded of the incredible blessing it is to gather, worship, and see how the Lord is working in our lives. Great are you Lord!

Blessings,
Mr. Weener

SCHOOL NEWS
1. The all-school skating party that was previously cancelled due to bad weather has been re-scheduled for this Friday, March 18 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Lynwood Sports Center, 2030 Glenwood-Dyer Road, Lynwood, IL.  Admission is $3.50 and skates are available for $2.50.  Parents and siblings are invited to join the HCS students for a fun-filled evening! Please note:  Masks are no longer required.
2. Important Reminder:  The K-5 Spring Program that was originally scheduled for March 17 has been moved to April 7.  Please mark your calendars.

ETC NEWS
1. Kindergarten parents!  Tonight is your sort night!  Please join us at etc from 5-7 and help us sort clothing.
PTO NEWS
1. Thank you to everyone that came to the Family Fun Fair! It was a huge success! We raised $3610.00 that will be split between the Music, Art and Gym Departments! Thank you to all the teachers, parents and students who volunteered to help run this event! It was great to see so many families come out for a fun evening.

ATHLETIC NEWS
1. Monday, March 14 – 8th volleyball vs. Calvin – HOME – 4:00
Tuesday, March 15 – 7th & 8th volleyball vs. DeMotte – AWAY – 4:00, 5:00
Thursday, March 17 – 7th & 8th volleyball vs. Crown Point – HOME – 4:00, 5:00
Saturday, March 19 – 7th Boys Volleyball Tournament at Illiana – 9:00 start
8th Boys Volleyball Tournament at Illiana – 12:00 start

TRIP NEWS
1. Countdown to Spring Break – Only 1 more TRIP order left before Spring Break!  This week is the last week you can place a TRIP order for physical cards before Spring Break.
2. Apr. 21st is the last time you can receive TRIP tuition credit for parents of a student (including preschoolers) not returning to HCS or an eighth grader not going to Illiana or an Illiana student graduating this spring.  Contact the TRIP office if you have any questions.
3. TRIP orders are due this week (paper and online) on Thurs., Mar. 17th by 10 a.m.  The TRIP program will be accepting physical gift card orders on Apr. 14, 21, and 28.  Shopwithscrip.com online ordering is available 24/7.    If you are not signed up for online ordering contact the TRIP office at 219-838-0356, ext. 199 or by email at trip@highlandchristian.org
4. This week’s Current Bonus Rebates:  Arby’s – 10%; Focus Brands – 8%; Krispy Kreme – 9%; Lettuce Entertain You – 14% Jewel – 5%; TGI Fridays – 12%; Applebee’s – 10%; Red Robin – 10%.
5. TRIP Cash & Carry gift cards are always available to purchase. Contact the TRIP office on how to purchase those.
6. Team C (April Vander Meyden, Jamie Vander Meyden, Janell Eriks) will be putting the TRIP orders together on Tues., Mar. 15th.  Orders will be ready for pick up in the school office on Tuesday by 2:45 p.m.
7. TRIP Teams for Stuffing Orders:  Team D – Mar. 22; Team A – Apr. 19; Team B – Apr. 26; Team C – May 3

COMMUNITY NEWS
1. New Life CRC (3010 Ridge Rd., Highland) Gems group is having an Ice Cream Social fundraiser this Wed., March 16 from 6-8 p.m. Please join us for an evening full of fun and fellowship.
2. Information for the Purdue NW Basketball Youth Camp is available in the office.

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