News Archives - Heritage Christian School

Inclement Weather Procedures

The following is critical information related to how the school operates during inclement weather. There are three scenarios in which the normal school day may be adjusted:

  1. School delay or “late start” — When a late start is determined, classes will begin at 10 a.m. Most other schools delay by two hours. Our delay is always 90 minutes. When a late start is determined students should arrive to school no earlier than 9:45 a.m. If there is a delayed start due to weather, the Before and After School Program is always cancelled. Late start has potential to become a full-day school cancellation.
  2. School cancellation — Continue to watch the media after determination of late start is made.
  3. Early dismissal — Parents will receive a text through Parent Alert by the school office to inform them of the time school will be dismissed.

All cancellations, late starts and early dismissals will be announced through a text message via Parent Alert and in the media. Channels to watch or websites to check are KCRG 9, KWWL 7 and KGAN 2. We recommend you first check the media’s website under school cancellations. To make sure early dismissal runs smoothly, please make sure the office has current home, cell and work numbers along with emergency contact information. Call the school at 626-4777 with any updates. Always know if weather conditions deteriorate during the day and you are concerned about road conditions, you are welcome to pick up your child early. If you have questions related to inclement weather and how it affects the school day, please call the office. To assist you in knowing about school cancellations, KCRG offers the following FREE service that will alert you with Heritage school cancellations, delays and late starts. Sign up at www.KCRG.com by clicking on “MOBILE” in the upper left corner and scrolling to the bottom of the page where it says “TEXT Alerts Free.” Fill out the page and click “Submit”

 

Winter Recess Information:

  • Pre-kindergarten students do not go outside for recess during the winter season
  • Recess is inside for all students when the windchill is below 0
  • Heritage uses weather.com for current temperature and all other weather information
  • If the temperature is to be at or above 0 degrees Farehheit please remember to send your children to school with the following winter attire: winter coat, mittens/gloves, hat, scarf, boots (if snow on the ground)
  • If there is snow on the ground and students do not bring winter boots, they will not be allowed in the snow, but be required to stay on the sidewalk during outside recess

Operation Christmas Child 2018

Operation Christmas Child (sponsored by Samaritan’s Purse) helps provide for needy children worldwide and is a great opportunity to give out of the abundance that God has given to us. This year, each class will be filling two shoeboxes to send, and collections will take place between October 22 and November 9. Here’s how you can help:

  • Each class will fill two shoeboxes (one for a girl and one for a boy)
  • We are asking every Heritage student to bring in $1-$2 (or MORE to cover for those students that don’t bring money in) to help cover the shipping and handling cost ($9 for each shoebox).
  • Ideas for what to include in shoeboxes can be found at https://www.samaritanspurse.org/operation-christmas-child/what-goes-in-my-shoebox-suggestions/
  • Donate any of the following items by bringing them to the school (check your child’s classroom newsletter for details):
    • SMALL toys (that can fit in a small shoebox) – small cars, dolls, stuffed animals, yo-yos, jump ropes, toys that light-up or make noise, etc. PLEASE, NO WAR-RELATED TOYS OR BREAKABLE ITEMS.
    • School supplies – pens, pencils and sharpeners, crayons or markers, stamps and ink pad sets, coloring books, writing pads or paper, solar calculators
    • Hygiene items – toothbrush, mild bar soap, comb, brush, washcloths, etc. (NO TOOTHPASTE)
    • Other miscellaneous items that a child would enjoy – watches, picture books (no words), sunglasses, flashlights (with extra batteries), ball caps, socks, T-shirts, hair clips, etc. (NO CANDY OR FOOD of any kind!)
    • DO NOT INCLUDE: USED OR DAMAGED ITEMS, WAR-RELATED ITEMS, CANDY OR FOOD, TOOTHPASTE, LIQUIDS OR LOTIONS, MEDICATIONS OR VITAMINS, BREAKABLE ITEMS SUCH AS GLASS, OR AEROSOL CANS
    • Please note that we will NOT ACCEPT TOOTHPASTE or CANDY/FOOD

Veterans Day 2018

When: Friday, November 9, 9:45-11am

Where: Heritage Christian School (255 Hackberry St, North Liberty, IA 52317)

Heritage Christian School  is hosting our Veterans Day Celebration on Friday, November 9 from 9:45am-11:15am. As part of an annual tradition, community members and parents join the students and staff of Heritage Christian School to honor and thank present and past members of the United States Armed Forces. Classes are suspended for the day as the entire school participates in the half-day program.  The program features instrumental and choral performances, an Armed Forces Salute, presentation of the colors by the University of Iowa Army ROTC, a speech by Iowa Air National Guardsman and Heritage parent, Josh Nimmo, and personal recognition of all veterans present at the event. At the end of the event, each Heritage student shakes the hand of each veteran in attendance, thanking them for their service. It is a very memorable and special event that you will not want to miss.

Comments and questions can be directed to Michael Annis, Heritage Christian School Head of School, annism@hcs-nl.com,  319-626-4777

See You at the Pole September 26

Wednesday, September 26
7:45-8:15am

We are excited to rally with the global student population for God’s will to be done in this school, city, state, nation and world. Please join us Wednesday, September 27 at 7:45 a.m. around the flagpole for the HCS event. Parents, this is a great opportunity to pray with your children, their classmates and other parents.

Welcome to 2018-19

Here are a few links that will be helpful throughout the school year. You can download all calendars, documents, schedules and handbooks right from this page.

All School Information:

  • 2018-2019 Heritage Christian School Calendar: important dates listed including holiday breaks, Grandparents Day, half days, and more.
  • Parent Student Handbook: Refer to the handbook for information on school policy such as dress code, discipline, lost and found, etc. There is a very informative “Special Events Guide” in the back of the handbook explaining a variety of school events that are held throughout the year.
  • Supply Lists

Lunch:

Athletics:

Before and After School Program

Summer Office Hours

The Heritage Christian School office will be open for visits and phone calls on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10am-2pm during the summer months. Our normal hours will begin again in mid August.

Feel free to call or email any time and we will get back to you as soon as possible. You can also fill out an inquiry through our Contact page or Visit page.

Heritage Christian School Office:

(319)626-4777

information@hcs-nl.com

More contact information

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