October 18, 2018

Coming Events


The fall season at CHA offers many wonderful opportunities for our families to be inspired and enriched. Please see the brief summary below and note these special events on your calendars. You'll find additional details in the articles below.

Fall Association Meeting
Tuesday, Oct 30, 7:00-8:30 PM

All School Reformation Chapel

Wednesday, Oct 31, 10:15-11:00 AM

Evening in the Fall - His Promises Stand
Friday, Nov. 2, 7:00-9:00 PM

Morning & Evening Tour Days
Wednesday, Nov 7, 8:30-11:00 AM & 7:00-8:30 PM

Family Enrichment Series, “Entrusted with a Child’s Heart,” Betsy Corning
Thursday, Nov 8, 7:00-8:30 PM

Grandparents’ & Special Friends’ Day
Tuesday, Nov 20, 8:45-11:30 AM

Fall Association Meeting
Tuesday, October 30, 2018, 7:00 PM 

Join us for our first Association meeting of this school year!

We encourage you to attend this important meeting when Dr. Hertzberg and the Board will provide updates on various topics. 

You may also consider joining us for a time of prayer in the Heritage Room beginning at 6:30PM, one half-hour before the meeting. 

Parents, please note: Supervised Study Hall will not available for students during this meeting as we have offered in the past. Please make any necessary arrangements for childcare.

Schedule of the evening:
6:30-7:00 PM, Prayer (Heritage Room)
7:00-8:30 PM, Association Meeting (Auditorium)

An Evening in the Fall - Variety Night
Friday, Nov. 2, 2018, 7:00 PM
presented by CHA’s Upper School


Learn More

Family Enrichment Series, Fall 2018

Thank you, Pastor Erwin Lutzer, Pastor Emeritus of The Moody Church! 
We were pleased to host Pastor Lutzer in our auditorium on October 4 as he spoke on “Technology, Purity and Godliness in Your Home” as part of our Fall Family Enrichment Series event. If you weren't able to attend, you can still watch the video here.

Please join us for the next event in the Fall Enrichment Series as we welcome:

Betsy Corning
Founder & Executive Director, Entrusted Ministries

Entrusted with a Child’s Heart
Thursday, Nov. 8, 7:00-8:30 PM
What is God’s sovereign will for our families? Based on over 30 years of extensive ministry with families, Betsy Corning, author of Entrusted With A Child’s Heart, will speak on God’s divine design for families and guide parents in developing a plan of discipleship for their children.

There is no charge for this event, but we kindly ask guests to register in advance to assist us in planning. Thank you!

Register: Family Enrichment Series with Betsy Corning

TWO Opportunities to Visit CHA!

Wednesday, November 7th
8:30-11:00 AM 
7:00- 8:30 PM

The 2019-20 Admissions season officially launched October 1st and there is no better way to help others learn about CHA than to invite your friends to come for a TOUR DAY!

We'll chat with our guests over coffee and refreshments. CHA parents and students will share about the impact that CHA's Christ-centered learning environment has had in their lives. Parents will also have the opportunity to walk through our campus, meet our staff and administrators, and hear a brief overview of our excellent academic program. We'll conclude with a "Q & A" session. It's going to be a great time!

Thank you for praying and inviting your friends to see what God is doing at CHA!

Register for TOUR DAY

Grandparents' & Special Friends' Day
Tuesday, Nov. 20, 8:45-11:30 AM

It's impossible to measure the impact that loving grandparents, other relatives and family friends have in the lives of children. We are grateful for the investment that you make in the lives of our CHA students and we want to honor and celebrate you!

CHA grandparents and/or special guests are invited to enjoy an inspiring morning with us.

Register Today!
There is no cost to our guests, however please help us plan by registering your party below.

More Info & Registration: Grandparents' & Special Friends' Day!

Join us for Chapel

Parents, you are always welcome to attend our school chapel services. Please join us for any of these upcoming chapels:

Friday October 19
NO SCHOOL - No Chapel

Wednesday, October 24
Kdg-Grade 5
10:15-10:56 AM
Led by: Grade 1, Mrs. Lott

Friday, October 26
Upper School
10:12-10:53 AM, Chapel
Worship led by: AWAKEN

Middle School
1:11-1:52 PM, Chapel
Led by: Aaron Adams; MS Worship Team

Wednesday, October 31
All-School Reformation Chapel
10:15-10:56 AM, Auditorium
Led by: Upper School European History Class

Important Information

Save on Taxes and
Help Fund CHA Financial Aid

Apply before the end of 2018 to receive a significant credit on your Illinois state tax return. The "Invest in Kids" private school tax credit allows you to direct 75% of your state income tax liability to Christian Heritage Academy, helping us fund tuition for needy families wishing to attend CHA.

You will pay taxes. Why not help families join our community in the process? This is not a program that benefits only high income households. Any taxpayer can save money.

You must obtain your credit before December 31, 2018 so act now. Click the button below to learn more. If you have questions, email Mr. Tim Dinkelman , or call him at 847-446-5252.

Learn more about "Invest in Kids" IL tax credit program

Raptor Visitor Management System

We are excited to further enhance our parent/visitor check-in/out process. Starting Monday, November 5, we will implement the Raptor Visitor Management System. This is similar to systems used in many schools and churches to register campus guests.

The Raptor System will replace our existing manual log-in books and will allow guests to print their own name badges after scanning a State-issued ID. The system will also enhance our ability to account for guests in case of emergency.

A self-serve kiosk will be located in the front lobby to ease the check-in/out process. Further information will be shared at the October 30th Association meeting.

NEW Financial Aid Processing System

NEW! CHA has begun a new partnership with FACTS Management System. Beginning with all 2019-20 school year financial aid applications, our financial aid process will be managed by the FACTS Management team.

The application process for financial aid for the 2019-20 school year will begin early in November 2018. All returning families who are interested in financial aid for next year must complete a financial aid application by 12/31/18 for priority consideration. Look for more information in the coming weeks.

Aftercare Update

A few new procedures to note as of Monday, Oct.15.

  • PK-Grade 3 - Aftercare will be in Room 101.
  • Grades 4-12 - Aftercare continues in the Library.
  • Pick up for all grades will now be at the N-3 Door (instead of the N-1 Door). 
  • The new phone number to call to for pick up is 847-881-1304.
Thank you for your patience with this update. Please contact Kathy Severson if you have any questions.

More Info

November 19, 20, 26, and 27

Back by popular demand... this labor intensive endeavor can only be sustained with the help of volunteers. If you are available to help, even if only for a few hours, please email Miss Rundquist, School Librarian. Dates and times that volunteers are needed:

November 19
8:00 AM-3:00 PM

November 20 (Grandparents' Day)
8:00 AM-1:00 PM

November 26 (PT conferences)
12:00-8:00 PM

November 27 (PT conferences)
8:00 AM-3:30 PM

November 28 (clean-up)
8:00 AM-3:00 PM 

Parent Prayer Opportunities

We believe that prayer is a powerful way in which we as a community can lift our school up before the Lord to seek His protection, guidance and blessing. Through the efforts of PVO, many opportunities are available for parents to come together in prayer. Please feel free to join any of the prayer times listed below as your schedule allows. 

All-Parent Prayer
Each Monday that school is in session
8:30-9:30 AM, Chapel

Men's Prayer
Each Friday that school is in session
7:00-7:30 AM, CHA Front Lobby

Grade Level Parent Prayer
Please refer to the CHA School Calendar for specific dates and times.

Picture Retakes
Wednesday, Oct 24, 8:30-12:00 PM

If you would like to have your child's yearbook picture retaken, please let their teacher know by Tuesday, Oct. 23. The teacher will then make sure your child's picture is retaken on Wednesday morning when the photographer is here. 

Important! Students getting a picture retake must turn in their original photo packet to the photographer, so please be sure your child brings this to school on Wednesday, Oct. 24.

Looking toward the Christmas Season

Planning is already under way to dress up our school for the Christmas season! Here are a couple of ways that you can help:

  • Donate an artificial Christmas tree
  • Donate a poinsettia plant
  • Volunteer to help decorate trees and other areas of CHA, 11/29-11/30

Thanks in advance! Please email Francine Quintero.


Box Tops for Education - by October 26

Save and bring in Box Tops between now and October 26 for our fall class competition. Please include child's grade and teacher name. The class that collects the most box tops will win a prize. Let's all work together to bring in money for CHA!

CHA Restaurant Night!
Monday, October 29, 3:30-7:00 PM

Meatheads will donate 20% of the proceeds from CHA Restaurant Night, so tell your friends and neighbors to mention CHA at check-out!

Click here for the flyer to share on social media and to put on your refrigerator! 

CHA Restaurant Night will be once per month at different restaurants around town, so watch Parents' Page to find out where the next one will be!

Proceeds from October Restaurant Night will support Service Learning Week activities for K-12.


Purchase a Yearbook Ad with Personalized Message

Remember the "Patrons' Pages" in the back of the yearbook filled with wonderful and encouraging notes to our students? We have upgraded so that you may now include pictures along with your personal message! More info on Parent Central (click Yearbook quick link). 

The deadline for yearbook ads is November 1, so don't delay! Contact Renee Rundquist with any questions.

Pictures, we need Pictures!
The Yearbook Staff also needs help gathering great pictures! Download the ReplayIt app on your phone and load your pictures directly to our staff! Click here for the flyer.

Church Happenings

North Suburban Evangelical Free Church
Parents Night Out / Kids Night In
Friday, Nov. 9, 5:30-8:30 PM

Don't miss this opportunity to extend this gift to friends as a way of demonstrating the love of Jesus to them. Dinner, Activities, Games, Crafts, and a Movie are all part of the plan.  For Infants-Grade 5. Register by Nov. 2, www.northsub.com.

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