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Parent Note – April 19, 2021

PARENT NOTE – April 19, 2021
“GO: Compelled By Love!”
Psalm 32:8

FROM THE PRINCIPAL’S DESK
Friday night was an excellent showing of God’s faithfulness to HCS once again! Through the generous gifts of community members and local businesses, HCS was able to raise over $100,000 for building projects, instructional tools, and building long-term funds. Continue reading Parent Note – April 19, 2021

Parent Note – April 12, 2021

PARENT NOTE – April 12, 2021
“GO: Compelled By Love!”
Psalm 32:8

FROM THE PRINCIPAL’S DESK
After an exciting Friday filming for Grandparents’ Day at Faith-Highland, we are excited to share this product with grandparents (virtually) on May 7. Currently, the students are in the process of completing cards that will be mailed to every HCS grandparent or grandfriend. Within each card, directions will be given about how to easily access the video on Highland Christian’s website. This video will include a narrated performance, K-5 sharing vocal talents, the 5th grade play,  junior high band and choir, and all junior high students sharing scripture. Grandparents are critical to the spiritual nurturing of our students and play an important role in our Christian community!
As we approach ILEARN testing next week, we highly recommend that students get to bed early, arrive at school by 8:10am, and are engaged in positive conversations at home about the importance of state assessments. These activities will support students, help enable them to show what they know, and allow the staff to appropriately implement curriculum that supports the rigor and content needs of our students.

Have a great week!
Mr. Weener

SCHOOL NEWS
1. The HCS Online Auction is this Friday, April 16 at 6:30 p.m.! Raise the Paddle is at 8:00 p.m. and will be going towards new playground equipment for our preschoolers. You may preview and pre-bid beginning Wed., April 14 at highlandchristian.org/auction.  Join the livestream this Friday evening at 6:30!
2. Public Feedback Forum: Due to a number of circumstances that have arisen, a majority of the HCS Governance Committee can no longer be at the Public Feedback Forum that was scheduled for tonight. This meeting has been RESCHEDULED for Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at 6:00 pm.
3. Homemade vanilla is available in the school office for all of your baking needs.  Vanilla sells for $2.00 for an 8 ounce bottle.
4. When picking up your child via the pick-up line, please merge when you are able and pull all the way up.  Please be respectful of others trying to merge.

ETC NEWS
1. Huge Sale on Spiritwear!  All spiritwear will be 50% off for 2 weeks only!  Today through April 17th.  Shop early for the best selection!

HCS EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
1. Highland Christian has the following employment opportunities for the 2021/2022 school year:
• 1st Grade Teacher
• 3rd Grade Teacher
• 100% (or less) Academic Support/Intervention Teacher
• Part-time morning secretary and part-time Executive Development Assistant. These positions could possibly be combined for full-time work.
• Substitute Bus Driver
Please see the school’s employment page for more information.

TRIP NEWS
1. Zandstra’s Gift Certificates are available to purchase.  Gift certificates are $15 a piece with a bonus rebate of $3.   You can order Zandstra’s gift certificates on your Thursday TRIP order form or through our Cash & Carry sales.  To buy them directly contact the TRIP office at trip@highlandchristian.org or 219-838-0356, ext. 199 and leave a message.
2. TRIP orders are due (paper and online) this Thurs., Apr. 15th by 10 a.m.  In April TRIP will be accepting physical gift card orders (paper and online) on Apr. 15, 22, and 29.
3. Current Bonus Rebates (week of 4/12/21):  Buca di Beppo – 10%; Cold Stone Creamery – 13%; Hallmark – 5%; sweetFrog – 12%.
4. Team A (Julie Sitter, Missy Buikema, Larissa Vander Pol, Jessica Hiskes) will be putting the TRIP orders together on Tuesday, Apr. 13th.   TRIP orders will be ready for pick up in the school office on Tuesday by 2:45 p.m.

Parent Note – April 5, 2021

PARENT NOTE – April 5, 2021
“GO: Compelled By Love!”
Psalm 32:8

FROM THE PRINCIPAL’S DESK
I hope your family had a wonderful Spring Break! For our family, we spent some time resting, working on a number of house projects, and celebrating Easter together! As we return to school, ILEARN testing is just a few weeks away. As this is the first time assessments Continue reading Parent Note – April 5, 2021

Parent Note – March 22, 2021

PARENT NOTE – March 22, 2021
“GO: Compelled By Love!”
Psalm 32:8

FROM THE PRINCIPAL’S DESK
As Highland Christian seeks to partner with families and churches, we are hosting our first annual Faith & Family Event at Munster Church on Friday, April 9. Our guest speaker, Dan Seaborn, is a nationally recognized Christian speaker and will share how families and parents can grow in the Lord. This will be a can’t miss event. Continue reading Parent Note – March 22, 2021

Parent Note – March 15, 2021

PARENT NOTE – March 15, 2021
“GO: Compelled By Love!”
Psalm 32:8

FROM THE PRINCIPAL’S DESK
It wouldn’t be March without March Madness! This year is a special and unique year, as all games will be played in Indiana. To join the fun, Highland Christian is inviting all parents, teachers, alumni, grandparents, and friends of the school to participate in the HCS Continue reading Parent Note – March 15, 2021

Parent Note – March 8, 2021

PARENT NOTE – March 8, 2021
“GO: Compelled By Love!”
Psalm 32:8

FROM THE PRINCIPAL’S DESK
Thank you for your strong participation in last week’s Book Fair! With record sales, many new books and literacy tools will be purchased for HCS.
This coming week, we pivot and start a busy two months of state testing. As we prepare and equip the students to show what they Continue reading Parent Note – March 8, 2021

Parent Note – March 1, 2021

PARENT NOTE – March 1, 2021
“GO: Compelled By Love!”
Psalm 32:8

FROM THE PRINCIPAL’S DESK
As we head into March, we kick off a busy month with the Book Fair! At school, we will be taking time to Drop Everything And Read (DEAR) for 20 minutes every day this week. As you know well, literacy is the fundamental skill that strongly correlates to academic Continue reading Parent Note – March 1, 2021

Parent Note – February 22, 2021

PARENT NOTE – February 22, 2021
“GO: Compelled By Love!”
Psalm 32:8

FROM THE PRINCIPAL’S DESK
A few years ago, Highland Christian’s theme was Run Your Race – based on Hebrews 12:1. At the end of the verse, we are instructed to “run with perseverance”. As we enter into the last week of February, we are approaching one of the final turns of our big race – the 2020-2021 school year. Although miles still need to be traveled, our destination is in sight. This destination is significant because of Continue reading Parent Note – February 22, 2021

Parent Note – February 8, 2021

PARENT NOTE – February 8, 2021
“GO: Compelled By Love!”
Psalm 32:8

FROM THE PRINCIPAL’S DESK
I hope your family had a restful and rejuvenating weekend. As I watched the Superbowl, I was continually amazed by Tom Brady’s performance and how a team that was 7-5 rattled off eight straight wins to take home the title. It appears that “Champa Bay” may be a Continue reading Parent Note – February 8, 2021

Parent Note – February 1, 2021

PARENT NOTE – February 1, 2021
“GO: Compelled By Love!”
Psalm 32:8

FROM THE PRINCIPAL’S DESK
After living in Indiana for eighteen months, I was starting to think it was time to sell our “Michigan made” snowblower. With the snow we got this weekend, I am glad we held onto our Toro, nicknamed “The Beast”.
Over the past few months, I have been addressing Highland Continue reading Parent Note – February 1, 2021

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