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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.

Operation Christmas Child 2017

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 23rd and November 10th. 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).
  • 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 2017

When: Friday, November 10, 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 10 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 orchestral and choral performances, an Armed Forces Salute, presentation of the colors by the University of Iowa Air Force ROTC, a speech by Army National Guardsman, Rich Barclift, 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 27

Wednesday, September 27
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 2017-2018

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:

  • 2017-2018 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

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

Nancy Nahra – 6th Grade Poetry – Excellent Rating
Kufre Ituk – 7th Grade Poetry – Superior Rating (Advances to ACSI Regional Competition)
Susan Jessop – 7th Grade Short Story – Excellent Rating

ACSI Math Olympics Computation Participants

Jackson Adam – 3rd Grade
Anjali Mezhir – 3rd Grade
Jayce Norpel – 3rd Grade
Eno Ituk – 5th Grade
Bella Mosier – 5th Grade
Sarah Robinson – 5th Grade
Aubrey Miller – 6th Grade
Corey Holman – 6th Grade
Lydia Hunter – 6th Grade
Connor Ahrens – 7th Grade
Kufre Ituk – 7th Grade
Chase Loftus – 7th Grade
Cathy Cooper – 8th Grade
Whitney Traetow – 8th Grade
Spencer Holman – 8th Grade

ACSI Math Olympics Reasoning Participants

Mitchell Holman – 3rd Grade
Valerie Metternich – 3rd Grade
Rylen Schweitzer – 3rd Grade
Peyton Liu – 4th Grade
Malinee Mezhir – 4th Grade
Caroline Cooper – 4th Grade
Seth Olsen – 5th Grade
Ashlyn Pitcher – 5th Grade
Warren Murphy – 5th Grade
Nancy Nahra – 6th Grade
Aurora Norpel – 6th Grade
Zander Edkin – 6th Grade
Hunter Schau – 7th Grade
Jordan Robinson – 7th Grade
Adu Habte – 7th Grade
Susan Jessop – 7th Grade
Jaden Frink – 8th Grade
Chloe Lybeck – 8th Grade
Dayna Wichhart – 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!

Rylen Schwietzer – 3rd Place – 3rd Grade Reasoning
Mitchell Holman – 5th Place – 3rd Grade Reasoning
Jayce Norpel – 2nd Place – 3rd Grade Computation
Jackson Adam – 5th Place – 3rd Grade Computation
Peyton Liu – 3rd Place – 4th Grade Reasoning
Caroline Cooper – 4th Place – 4th Grade Reasoning
Eno Ituk – 3rd Place – 5th Grade Computation
Sarah Robinson – 4th Place – 5th Grade Computation
Corey Holman – 4th Place – 6th Grade Computation
Aubrey Miller – 5th Place – 6th Grade Computation
Zander Edkin – 2nd Place – 6th Grade Reasoning
Aurora Norpel – 5th Place – 6th Grade Reasoning
Chase Loftus – 3rd Place – 7th Grade Computation
Kufre Ituk – 5th Place – 7th Grade Computation
Susan Jessop – 2nd Place – 7th Grade Reasoning
Jordan Robinson 3rd Place – 7th Grade Reasoning
Spencer Holman – 2nd Place – 8th Grade Computation
Cathy Cooper – 3rd Place – 8th Grade Computation
Whitney Traetow – 4th Place – 8th Grade Computation

Grandparents Day 2017 – April 21

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.

Educating for Eternity Banquet

The Educating for Eternity banquet (EFE) is Heritage Christian School’s largest annual fundraiser. Donations given during this event help offset annual operating costs and allow the school’s leadership to keep tuition costs as low as possible. Consider attending this event and help support what God is doing at Heritage.

This year’s banquet will take place on Saturday, March 4, 2017, at the Bella Sala Event Center in Tiffin. We’re excited to have added a Silent Auction this year. The doors will open at 5pm so you can browse a variety of auction items generously donated by local (and some not so local) businesses. You won’t want to miss the opportunity to bid on vacation packages, Disney tickets, gift baskets, hand crafted items, teacher outings, and much more! Dinner will be served at 6pm with dessert and a social time to follow. Our evening will be capped off with Rick Green who will speak about how to equip a new generation of leaders to champion the cause of freedom and truth in government, media, entertainment, and education, as we help bring our nation back to the principles on which we were founded.

Tickets for the event are $25. Buy Tickets here. Additional information about the event and Rick Green can be found on our website here.

This EFE banquet is not only about raising money for the school. It’s also a great opportunity to share with friends, family, co-workers, and neighbors what Heritage is all about. We’d love for you to join us and spread the word about our school and its mission to raise children who love and serve Jesus Christ.