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Operation G.O.O.D. 2018 Service Project

During April and May, our students collected pledges for our annual Operation G.O.O.D. fundraiser and raised $45,248.26. On Friday, May 11th, our students participated in the service project portion of the fundraiser. Our Pre-K students took part in a canned food drive in our neighborhood and collected 53 cans to bring to the North Liberty Food Pantry. Our kindergarten through 3rd graders worked with the Army Corps of Engineers pulling 1600 pounds of invasive garlic mustard, which translates to an estimated 8.4 million seeds removed from the ecosystem at Squire Point. The 4th-8th graders teamed up with the city of North Liberty working at the North Liberty Food Pantry and at 3 city parks spreading 100 cubic feet of mulch around 350 trees. Praise God for the generous contributions of family and friends as well as the opportunity to serve our community in this way!

Talent Show Info

Talent Show – May 30, 2018, 9:00am

Auditions – May 8th & 9th 
 
Who: Students K – 8th grades. You may participate in up to 2 performances.
What to bring:   EVERYTHING you need for your act MUST be brought to the audition. You must have your own CD or accompanist (no i-devices or flashdrives). Any lyrics or jokes MUST be printed and given to the judges at the audition. If you don’t have everything needed for your performance, you will not be allowed to tryout.
When: Sign up for an audition April 30th  – May 4th (this is the only week to sign up). Auditions are held May 8th & 9th at 3:10pm
Where: Auditions will be in the gym. Sign-up sheets will be posted outside each classroom
Why: Honor God by sharing the talents God has given you!
Some other information:
  • Parents are responsible for transporting their students to and from the talent show auditions. Anyone without a ride will be sent to after school care and charged accordingly. Students normally in after school care will not be dismissed unless they have signed up on the audition sheet.
  • Students will be signing up for an audition day, not a specific time. Students must sign up during week of sign-ups.
  • No lip syncing.
  • 3 ½ minutes time limit for solo acts and 5 minute time limit for a group.
  • All acts must be approved during one of the two tryout days.
Any questions please see Mrs. Peters, Miss Franje, or Mr. Ellerie.

ACSI Math Olympics and Creative Writing Festival Results

In 1 Corinthians 12:4-7, we read,

“Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit, and there are varieties of service, but the same Lord; and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who empowers them all in everyone. To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good.”

Each of our students have been created by God with a variety of gifts. Some have been given gifts of creativity, others athletic gifts, others gifts of compassion, and others gifts of music. Whatever gifts we have received, we are called to use them for His Kingdom and glory. This winter, our students were given an opportunity to demonstrate their gifts in the areas of writing and math, through two competitions organized by ACSI (Association of Christian Schools International). For the ACSI Math Olympics, students took a series of qualifying math tests to determine who would compete regionally. For the Creative Writing competition, the students in middle school were asked to submit their top writing piece according to the qualifications determined by ACSI. In celebration and thanksgiving for the math and writing gifts God has blessed these students with, we would to recognize the following students.

ACSI Creative Writing Competition

Eno Ituk – 6th Grade Poetry – Good Rating

Idara Ituk – 6th Grade Poetry – Good Rating

Abigail O’Rear – 6th Grade Poetry – Excellent Rating

Nancy Nahra – 7th Grade Poetry – Excellent Rating

Liona Rocca – 7th Grade Short Story – Excellent Rating

Kufre Ituk – 8th Grade Short Story – Excellent Rating

 

ACSI Math Olympics Computation Participants

Avery Babbitt – 3rd Grade

Brian Holman – 3rd Grade

Cody Maddux – 3rd Grade

Jackson Adam – 4th Grade

Anjali Mehzir – 4th Grade

Caroline Cooper – 5th Grade

Andrew Rotzoll – 5th Grade

Grant Wardenburg – 5th Grade

Eno Ituk – 6th Grade

Idara Ituk – 6th Grade

Abigail O’Rear – 6th Grade

Zander Edkin – 7th Grade

Corey Holman – 7th Grade

Nancy Nahra – 7th Grade

Connor Ahrens – 8th Grade

Sophia Doorn – 8th Grade

Adu Habte – 8th Grade

Kufre Ituk – 8th Grade

 

ACSI Math Olympics Reasoning Participants

Clark Cannon – 3rd Grade

Molly Miller – 3rd Grade

Garrett Sandersfeld – 3rd Grade

Mitchell Holman – 4th Grade

Jayce Norpel – 4th Grade

Rylen Schweitzer – 4th Grade

Peyton Liu – 5th Grade

Malinee Mezhir – 5th Grade

Raymond Jessop – 5th Grade

Zachary Ahrens – 6th Grade

Warren Murphy – 6th Grade

Sarah Robinson – 6th Grade

Aubrey Miller – 7th Grade

Aurora Norpel – 7th Grade

Andrew Stultz – 7th Grade

Gunnar Gingerich – 8th Grade

Chase Loftus – 8th Grade

Jordan Robinson – 8th Grade

Hunter Schau – 8th Grade

 

Additionally, we would like to congratulate the following students who placed in the top five for their grade levels in the regional competition. Congratulations!

Avery Babbitt – 3rd Place – 3rd Grade Computation

Garrett Sandersfeld – 4th Place – 3rd Grade Reasoning

Jackson Adam – 4th Place – 4th Grade Computation

Anjali Mezhir – 2nd Place – 4th Grade Computation

Rylen Schwietzer – 3rd Place – 4th Grade Reasoning

Jayce Norpel – 2nd Place – 4rd Grade Reasoning

Caroline Cooper – 5th Place – 5th Grade Computation

Raymond Jessop – 4th Place – 5th Grade Reasoning

Peyton Liu – 3rd Place – 5th Grade Reasoning

Corey Holman – 1st Place – 7th Grade Computation

Zander Edkin – 5th Place – 7th Grade Computation

Aubrey Miller – 1st Place – 7th Grade Reasoning

Sophia Doorn – 5th Place – 8th Grade Computation

Adu Habte – 3rd Place – 8th Grade Computation

Jordan Robinson 1st Place – 8th Grade Reasoning

Grandparents Day 2018 – April 20

Grandparents Day is a day set aside to honor grandparents. All grandparents of Heritage students are invited and encouraged to come and spend ½ day of school with their grandchildren.

Where should grandparents go upon arrival to the school?

Grandparents should go to the gym upon arrival. A breakfast/brunch will be waiting for them there.

What if you don’t have a grandparent close by, can you bring someone else?

Feel free to invite a “surrogate” grandparent.

How will everyone be dismissed from school this day?
Students will be dismissed from the Heritage Christian School gymnasium. Names will be called and students will be dismissed. Keep an eye on your students and make sure that if grandparents are taking them home, we know it.

2018-19 School Calendar

August 23 – First Day of Class

Dec. 24 – Jan. 4 – Christmas Break

March 18-22 – Spring Break

May 29 – Last Day of School

View the 2018-2019 School Calendar

Educating for Eternity 2018

Let your LIGHT shine! Please join us for a night of fun and fundraising as we celebrate God’s faithfulness to Heritage Christian School. We’ll be holding our annual Educating for Eternity Fundraising Banquet on Friday, March 2, at the Bella Sala Event Center in Tiffin. Doors will open at 5PM for the Silent Auction with dinner following at 6PM. At 7PM, Megan Fate Marshman will share how Christian education has affected her life and impacted her drive for sharing the gospel. As the Young Adults Pastor at Arbor Road Church in Long Beach, California, Megan is helping make disciples who make disciples who love the Church and each other.  Join us as we are inspired to continue investing in the children of the future so that they can light up the community with love, light, reach the lost, change lives, and inspire others around them. Tickets are $30 and can be purchased here.

The Educating for Eternity Banquet is Heritage Christian School’s largest annual fundraiser. Please join us in support of Heritage Christian School as they serve families within the Iowa City, North Liberty and Coralville area with biblically faithful, academically excellent education. Heritage Christian School representatives will be available during the event to answer questions you may have about our school and its mission to raise children who love and serve Jesus Christ.

Partnership with Keystone on Forevergreen

The 8th graders have been enjoying the school’s partnership with Keystone on Forevergreen. Back in October they invited some residents to come to school to share their own personal stories over a cup of tea. The 8th graders then spent a few weeks writing and revising those personal narratives for them. In November our students were able to go to Keystone and present those finished stories to the residents. What a blessing for both our students and the residents at Keystone!

Learning through a Lemonade Stand

Over the past two weeks, the 1st grade class has been learning basic economic principles. Based on a book they read, students began making a lemonade stand to practice their economic and money counting skills. Throughout the unit, students were challenged to consider how they can help others using the resources God has given them, so on Thursday and Friday, January 18 and 19, from 11:20-12:20, the first grade students sold glasses of  lemonade for $.25, with all the proceeds going to Habitat for Humanity. Thanks to the students, staff, and parents, the 1st graders raised nearly $118!

 

 

Christmas Concert

Tuesday, December 19, 2017 – Christmas Concert  – 7-8pm

Parent Information:

Time for Arrival (Students): 6:30pm

Grade levels: All Heritage Singers (2nd-8th) and Band students

What should students wear for this event?
Students who are performing either in the Heritage Singers or the Band should dress in concert dress:
Boys:

  • Pants: Khaki pants or dress slacks
  • Shirt: Collared shirt (Button down is preferred)
  • Dress shoes or sandals (no beach style flip-flops and no tennis shoes)

Girls:

  • Dress, skirt or dress slacks: Dresses must be within dress code for length and the width of shoulder
    straps
  • Blouse
  • Dress shoes or sandals (no beach-style flip-flops or tennis shoes)

Heritage Singers Dress Rehearsal
The traditional Christmas Concert rehearsal for 2nd-8th grade Heritage Singers this year will be on Tuesday morning, Dec. 19 from 8:45 AM to 11:30 AM. The Before School Program and PK-1st grade will resume as scheduled.

What about parking?
As the school community grows, parking has become a real issue. It is highly recommended that those
desiring to attend carpool as much as possible. It is permissible to park along the curb that borders the
retention basin. Please be mindful when parking on the streets to avoid those areas where parking is
prohibited.

When I get to school, where should my children go?
All Heritage Singers should report to their homeroom
classrooms. Band students should report to the gymnasium. Children not performing should remain with
parents.
What should I do if I bring one of my younger children to the concert and they get restless?
Don’t be embarrassed as you will probably be in good company. If you have a young one who gets tired of the musical
performance, please step out of the gym so as not to distract others who are listening. Feel free to return once your child is ready.

Pre-K Open Enrollment

Pre-K open enrollment 2018-19 

Heritage Christian School pre-kindergarten serves families in the North Liberty, Coralville and Iowa City Area. Four and five-year-olds become comfortable in the classroom setting under the instruction of certified teachers that are passionate about teaching and nurturing each child as they prepare for the transition into kindergarten. More information can be found on our pre-k page.

Heritage parents shared this with us on a survey about the 2014-2015 pre-K school year:

“It has been very structured and the kids know what to expect each day. We like the encouragement from our teacher and the way we have seen our child grow this year. We really appreciate the intentional focus on making Christ Lord over every aspect of creation, which includes education!”

“There is a genuine love for the Lord from the teachers, staff, and community that is truly evident.”

“I appreciate that the Pre-K program is structured more like a Kindergarten program than a preschool. My son has learned so much more at Heritage than he would have at another preschool.

“Heritage Pre-K reinforces what we teach.

Two Options

  • Three-day Pre-K

Monday/Wednesday/Friday

8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

$3,665/year

  • Five-day Pre-K

Monday-Friday

8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

$5,701/year

Monthly tuition rates

Financial Aid is available for up for 50% of tuition. More Info

Before and After School Program

Prekindergarten After School Program: Prekindergartners stay in their classroom with Mrs. Peters until 3:25 PM, and then transition into the All-School Before and After School Program.

Before and After School Program: Students may be dropped off as early as 7:00 AM and may stay as late as 5:30 PM.