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Parent Note – November 11, 2019

PARENT NOTE – November 11, 2019
“Blazin’ God’s Light”
Matthew 5: 15,16

FROM THE PRINCIPAL’S DESK
Dear Parents and Guardians,
Thank you for taking the time to attend conferences last week. We pray this was a rewarding experience where you were able to learn about the positives of standards based grading, the ways we will differentiate for your child moving forward, and how you can best support your child with the results of the NWEA scores (specifically, Continue reading Parent Note – November 11, 2019

Parent Note – November 4, 2019

PARENT NOTE – November 4, 2019
“Blazin’ God’s Light”
Matthew 5: 15,16

FROM THE PRINCIPAL’S DESK
Dear Parents and Guardians,
It is hard to believe we are over a quarter of our way through the school year. We have much to celebrate, as our students and staff have been working hard to continue our mission of being academically equipped, biblically grounded and spiritually nurtured to impact their world for Christ. This week at conferences, students and staff will be able to share a snapshot of the progress that has been made and plans for what the future holds. These conferences are critical to the ongoing support each child receives through the home – school partnership. The data and feedback presented are beneficial benchmarks to observe the past, but more importantly are a tool to assist in creating plans for the future. We are looking forward to seeing you Wednesday evening or Thursday afternoon/evening!

Mr. Kyle Weener – Principal

SCHOOL NEWS
1. Reminder:  There is no late start this Wednesday, Nov. 6.
2. Parent/Teacher Conferences are this Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 6 & 7. If you cannot make the time that you scheduled for your child’s conference, please contact your child’s teacher. If you haven’t signed up for conferences, your child’s teacher will be contacting you.  The online sign-up has been closed – you will no longer be able to sign up your child yourself.  Students in grades 3-8 should attend the conference with their parents.
3. Important Reminder:  School will dismiss this Thursday at 1:45 and there is no school on Friday.  There will be aftercare this Thursday.
4. Lost & Found:  A lost & found table will be set up in the hall by the teachers’ lounge during conferences.  Please check it out – you just might find some of your child’s items there!  All items left after conferences will be given to etc…Thrift Store.
5. Everyone is invited to our Veterans Assembly this Thursday, Nov. 7 beginning at 8:45 a.m.  We will be acknowledging a number of veterans associated with HCS.  Please join us!
6. Homemade vanilla is for sale in the office for all of your holiday baking.  8oz. bottle for $2.00.  Don’t wait too long – they sell out fast!  If you have any empty 8, 10, or 12 oz. glass bottles, please send them to the office so more vanilla can be made.
7. The Thanksgiving season gives us the opportunity to show our thankfulness to God by sharing with others in need.  For Thanksgiving this year, we will be collecting food and toiletries for Roseland Christian Ministries in Roseland, IL.  These gifts will be presented at our Thanksgiving Chapel on Wed., Nov. 27.  A list of needed items is on the Thanksgiving letter that will be sent home today.  All donations will be collected in the students’ classrooms.  We will begin collecting items the week of November 11.

TRIP CASH & CARRY STORE
1. TRIP Cash & Carry Gift Card Store will be on Thurs., Nov. 7 from 8:15 a.m. to 9 a.m.  To purchase gift cards at other times contact the TRIP office at 219-838-0356, ext. 199 or trip@highlandchristian.org and leave a message.
Gift Cards available to purchase:  Aeropostale $25, Amazon.com $25/$100, AMC Movie Theatres $25, Applebee’s $25, Arby’s $10, Aurelio’s Pizza $20, Bass Pro Shops $25, Baker’s Square $25, Bath & Body Works $10/$25, Beggars Pizza $10, Bed, Bath & Beyond $25, Best Buy $25, Buona Beef Rest. $10, Cabela’s $25,
Carters/Osh Kosh $25, Chick-fil-A $10, Chili’s $25, Chipotle $10, Cold Stone Creamery $10, Cracker Barrel $10/$25, Culver’s $10, CVS $25, Dairy Queen $10, Disney $25, Dunkin Donuts $10, Family Express $25, Family Video $10, Fannie May $10, Gap/Old Navy $25, Gordon’s $25, Hallmark $25, Hohman Floral $10, JCPenney $25, Jewel $25, Jiffy Lube $30, Kohl’s $25/$100, Lettuce Entertain U $25, Meijer $25/$50, Menards $25, Miner Dunn Rest. $5, Olive Garden $25, Outback $25, Panera Bread $10/$25, Papa John’s Pizza $10, PetSmart $25, Potbelly $10, Qdoba Mex. Grill $25, Red Robin $25, ShutterFly $25, Speedway $25/$50, Starbucks $10/$25, Strack & Van Til Grocery $25/$50, Subway $10, SweetFrog $10, Taco Bell $10, Target $25, Teibel’s $25, Texas Roadhouse $25, The Home Depot $25, TJ Maxx $25, Ulta Beauty $25, Walgreens $25,
Walmart/Sam’s Club $25/$50, Walt’s $25/$100, Wendy’s $10, Cascading Gift Card File $3

PTO NEWS
1. Family Movie Night – November 15 at 6:30 (doors open at 6). Free event for entire school and their families. Light snacks will be provided for free. The movie title will be announced next week. Come enjoy the fruits of your hard labor from selling candy bars!
2. Staff Appreciation Breakfast- December 4. To volunteer, sign up with Faith Best fbest862@gmail.com.
3. Extra Bulls ticket information was emailed out to those who won a free ticket. Deadline is this week to order more tickets. No parent tickets are awarded this year and there will be no late orders received. Please contact Liz St George at lcwhite79@yahoo.com or 724-513-4072 for more information.

ATHLETIC NEWS
1. Monday, Nov. 4 – 6th, 7th, 8th boys basketball vs. Calvin – AWAY – 4:00, 5:00, 6:00
Tuesday, Nov. 5 – 6th, 7th, 8th boys basketball vs. Lansing – HOME – 4:00, 5:00, 6:00
Thursday, Nov. 7 – 6th, 7th, 8th boys basketball vs. DeMotte – HOME – 4:00, 5:00, 6:00

TRIP NEWS
1. The next TRIP cash & Carry Gift Card store will be on Nov. 7th from 8:15 to 9 a.m.
2. Thank-Scrip-ing Day is coming up Mon., Nov. 21st!  If you are signed up for online ordering you may participate in the extra bonus rebates available that day.  Need to sign up for online ordering?  Contact the TRIP office for more information (219-838-0356, ext. 199 or trip@highlandchristian.org ).
3. TRIP orders are due this Thursday, Nov. 7th by 10 a.m.  Please note:  The week of Thanksgiving TRIP orders will be due on Wed. Nov. 27th.
4. Current Bonus Rebates (week of 11/4):  Applebee’s – 12%.
5. Upcoming Bonus Rebates (week of 11/11):  Outback Steakhouse – 9%; PetSmart – 7%; Sally Beauty Supply – 13%.
6. Team B (Amy Jellema, Lisa Long, Liz St. George, Kristina Bullion) will be putting the TRIP orders together on Tues., Nov. 5th.  TRIP 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 C – Nov 12; Team D – Nov 19; Team A – Nov 26; Team B – Dec 3

COMMUNITY NEWS
1. Too much candy from Halloween? Want to sell it back for our troops overseas? Ridge Dental Care, 619 Ridge Road in Munster, Indiana (836-5111) is doing their annual candy buy back this Wednesday, November 6 from 4pm to 7pm and Thursday, November 7 from 4pm to 6pm. Bring the children and candy and we will give you $1 for every pound. We look forward to seeing you.
2. Birthday Party for Jesus Open House – Thursday, December 5  at Wicker Park Social Center, 2215 Ridge Rd., Highland, IN for North Township children, accompanied by a parent or guardian.  Preschool ages from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. and grades K-5 from 4:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.  There will be crafts, games, facepainting, pizza, cookie decorating, and stories.  The event is free! If you are able, just like a party for a friend, bring a gift in the form of hygiene items or diapers of any size to be donated to Haven House in Hammond.  If you have any questions, please contact Tya Koutz at 219-730-8931.

Parent Note – October 28, 2019

PARENT NOTE – October 28, 2019
“Blazin’ God’s Light”
Matthew 5: 15,16

FROM THE PRINCIPAL’S DESK
Dear Parents and Guardians,
This past week, the Highland Christian staff was able to travel to South Bend and attend this year’s Christian Educators annual conference. The theme for this year was “Establish the Work of Our Hands”. As a teaching staff, we were able to discuss our best practice, glean ideas from others, and share how we are impacting Continue reading Parent Note – October 28, 2019

Parent Note – October 21, 2019

PARENT NOTE – October 21, 2019
“Blazin’ God’s Light”
Matthew 5: 15,16

FROM THE PRINCIPAL’S DESK
Dear Parents and Guardians,
This past week Friday, Highland Christian welcomed 53 pastors to our campus for a breakfast, chapel, and time of fellowship in the classroom. My personal highlight was seeing the students lay hands on their pastor(s) and pray for their ministries and work happening in their communities. We are blessed to have so many supporting Continue reading Parent Note – October 21, 2019

Parent Note – October 14, 2019

PARENT NOTE – October 14, 2019
“Blazin’ God’s Light”
Matthew 5: 15,16

FROM THE PRINCIPAL’S DESK
Dear Parents and Guardians,
Grandparents’ Day was a huge success. Despite a little rainy weather, we were able to escort the grandparents into the gym for a day filled with food, fellowship, and the delightful performance entitled “Light It Up”. Grandparents are an invaluable part of our school as they serve as cheerleaders, guides at home, and champions Continue reading Parent Note – October 14, 2019

Parent Note – October 7, 2019

PARENT NOTE – October 7, 2019
“Blazin’ God’s Light”
Matthew 5: 15,16

FROM THE PRINCIPAL’S DESK
Dear Parents and Guardians,
As the season begins to turn to Fall, I am constantly reminded of God’s goodness as reflected in Psalm 104 – God’s goodness at hand.
Later this week, grandparents from across the Midwest (and beyond) will come to our campus to celebrate God’s faithfulness in the lives of their grandchildren and grandfriends. There will be those Continue reading Parent Note – October 7, 2019

Parent Note – September 30, 2019

PARENT NOTE – September 30, 2019
“Blazin’ God’s Light”
Matthew 5: 15,16

FROM THE PRINCIPAL’S DESK
Dear Parents and Guardians,
This past week, we received word that our school community has been named a Model PLC School. This national award is highly touted and given to a few select schools throughout the country. This award highlights our collaborative culture, data-based decision making, focus on assessment, and student learning. I cannot speak Continue reading Parent Note – September 30, 2019

Parent Note – September 23, 2019

PARENT NOTE – September 23, 2019
“Blazin’ God’s Light”
Matthew 5: 15,16

FROM THE PRINCIPAL’S DESK
Dear Parents and Guardians,
This week Wednesday, students, families, and faculty will gather to pray for our school, community, government leaders, world, and the more specific needs of those around us. We are privileged to be a part of a praying school that does not only set apart this one day to pray. As a staff, we regularly pray for our students, constituents, Continue reading Parent Note – September 23, 2019

Parent Note – September 16, 2019

PARENT NOTE – September 16, 2019
“Blazin’ God’s Light”
Matthew 5: 15,16

FROM THE PRINCIPAL’S DESK
Dear Parents and Guardians,
If a baseball player is struggling to hit the ball, do you spend time working on batting or catching skills? A quality coach will identify the needs of the players and deliver the instruction needed to show improvement. This is a sign of an exemplary coach.
Over the next week, the students will finish taking the NWEA-MAP tests. These tests are essential to our instructional process, as it Continue reading Parent Note – September 16, 2019

Parent Note – September 9, 2019

PARENT NOTE – September 9, 2019
“Blazin’ God’s Light”
Matthew 5: 15,16

FROM THE PRINCIPAL’S DESK
Dear Parents and Guardians,
In celebration of the 100th year of the NFL many of you have been tuning into the first games of the season. Headlined by a defensive battle between the Bears and Packers, each team emerged with exciting story lines of players selected in the draft or signed during the offseason. Despite last year’s results, the future is exciting for Continue reading Parent Note – September 9, 2019

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