Thursday, November 29, 2018


Donation Deadline: Midnight Tonight

As of Thursday morning, Coinucopia 2018 has reached $81,201.06, surpassing the first goal of $75,000

This milestone means that Mr. Tim Dinkelman, Vice President of Finance and Operations, and Mr. Gil de las Alas, CHA Board Chairman, must take their promised PLUNGE into Lake Michigan! More details to follow in Friday's Chapel (Nov. 30, 10:15 AM). 

What's more, we still have time to reach our "Stretch Goal" of $100,000!

Thanks to a VERY GENEROUS OFFER, we have a dollar-for-dollar match for the additional $18,800 needed to reach the "Stretch Goal."  That means we only need $9,400 by MIDNIGHT TONIGHT! 

Whatever we raise in that time will be counted toward student grade totals. Not only that, if we reach $100,000Dr. Hertzberg and Ms. Okamoto have each agreed to dye their hair a color of our students' choice!

The final Coinucopia total, along with grade totals, will be announced in Chapel tomorrow morning (Friday, Nov. 30, 10:15 AM). 

Coinucopia donations received after the MIDNIGHT TONIGHT DEADLINE will not count toward the student challenges, but donations received through the end of day tomorrow (Friday, Nov. 30) will count, towards Dr. Hertzberg's and Ms. Okamoto's hair color challenge. 

Questions? Contact Tim Dinkelman.

Coinucopia: DONATE NOW

Coming Events

Dates to Remember!

There is much to be thankful for this Advent season at CHA. A quick summary of coming events is below - please note these dates on your calendars. You'll find additional details in the articles below.

Friday, November 30 
All-School Advent Worship Chapel, 10:15-10:56 AM
Holiday Shopping Party, 5:30-7:30 PM

Friday, Dec. 7
Tour Day, 8:30-11:00 AM
"Chimes in the Night," presented by Jubilate
   10:15 AM & 7:00 PM

Friday, December 14
"A Christmas Festival"
Choral & Instrumental Christmas Concert
  7:00-9:00 PM

Friday, December 21
Parent Christmas Coffee, hosted by PVO
  8:30-10:15 AM
All-School Christmas Chapel, 10:30-11:30 AM
Half Day of School, 11:40 AM dismissal

Monday-Friday, January 7-11
Service Learning Week

Friday & Saturday, January 11 & 12
A Christmas Carol, presented by Grade 8
  Friday, 9:00 AM & 7:00 PM
  Saturday, 2:00 PM

Event Details

Holiday Shopping Party
Friday, November 30 
5:30-7:30 PM in the CHA Library

Please join us for a fun evening of food, fellowship, shopping and door prizes. Invite your friends and neighbors to join you at this festive event. There will be a variety of vendors and items for your delight, ranging from jewelry to home goods. See list of vendors here.

Come and support this fun event and get your Christmas shopping list done early! Proceeds from purchases made at the Holiday Shopping Party will support the CHA Spring Benefit and Auction. Questions? Please contact Keisha Thomas.

Hope to see you there!

RSVP - Holiday Shopping Party

A Great Opportunity to Visit CHA!

Friday, December 7th
8:30-11:00 AM 

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 will be a blessed time together!

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

Register for TOUR DAY

"Chimes in the Night"
presented by Jubilate (Grades 4 & 5)
Friday, December 7, 10:15
 AM & 7:00 PM

You are invited to join us for this delightful and inspiring Christmas musical!

"A Christmas Festival"
Choral & Instrumental Christmas Concert

Friday, December 14, 
7:00-9:00 PM

Come celebrate the Christmas season with us as our student choirs and instrumentalists present a special concert of seasonal music.

"A Christmas Carol"
John Jakes' adaptation of the Charles Dickens novel
Presented by Grade 8
Friday, Jan. 11, 2019, 9:00 AM & 7:00 PM

Saturday, Jan. 12, 2:00 PM

"A Christmas Carol" - Purchase Tickets Here

Women's Winter Precept Bible Study
Thursday Mornings
January 17-March 7, 2019

Ladies, are you looking for a wonderful way to study God's Word more deeply? Join us on Thursday mornings! The study will be on 2 Timothy and the class is led by Mrs. Linda Gunter, CHA grandmother and long-time teacher of God's Word at The Moody Church. Read More & Register.

Join us for Chapel

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

All-School Advent Worship Chapel
10:15-10:56 AM, Auditorium
Led by: Tim Stafford, Pastor of Music Ministries, The Moody Church, and Worship Band

All-School Chapel
Jubilate presents, "Chimes in the Night"
10:15-10:56 AM, Auditorium

Kindergarten-Grade 5
10:15-10:56 AM, Auditorium

All-School Christmas Chapel
10:30-11:30 AM, Auditorium

News and Information

Parent Prayer Opportunities

We believe that prayer is a powerful way in which we as a community can lift up our school 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 Thursday that school is in session
7:00-7:30 AM, Large Conference Room in Front Office

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

Upper School Girls' Christmas Party
Thursday, December 20th
3:30-6:30PM, CHA Library

Bring food to share and a "White Elephant" gift.

Employment Opportunity

Part-time Preschool Teacher Assistant
M-F 8:00 AM-12:30 PM
beginning January 2019
Read More

New this Year!
All-School Service Learning Week

January 7-11, 2019

Service Learning Week will include K-12 grade students. All week students will experience grade appropriate ways to serve others and put into action our theme verse, "...Love your neighbor as yourself."

Parents will soon learn of opportunities to serve alongside our students. Stay tuned.


December Restaurant Night
Come to Portillo's for Dinner
Monday, December 17, 5-8 PM

All-school December fundraiser dinner is at Portillo's! Come and enjoy dinner out with other CHA families. Proceeds will support Service Learning Week activities for K-12.

YEARBOOK: Purchase a Yearbook Ad with Personalized Message

Parents, relatives and friends may purchase an ad to appear in the CHA yearbook, including picture(s) of your choice along with a personal message for your CHA student! More info on Parent Central (click Yearbook quick link).

The deadline for yearbook ads has been extended to December 15, but as the busy holiday season begins, you may want to order your ad now! 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! 

Church Happenings


"Wonder," A Women's Christmas Brunch
Saturday, December 8, 9:00-11:30 AM
1731 Deerfield Rd, Highland Park

All women, high school age and up, are invited to join us for a Christmas brunch. Savor a delicious brunch, followed by a beautiful and meaningful time of worship and encouragement, as you enter the Christmas season. If you have any questions, or to RSVP, please contact Jen Van Winkle. We hope you can join us!


Holiday Concert with
Paul & Hannah McClure

2200 Shermer Rd, Glenview, IL 60026

Join us for a night of Christmas favorites, worship, and celebration. Tickets are $25, available online and at the door. Doors open at 6:15pm.

Please note child care will not be available for this event.

April Gregory  
Guest Experience Director


Women's Christmas Luncheon

Saturday, December 15, 11:00 AM
1635 N LaSalle, Chicago

Featuring special guests:
Hutz and Lynne Hertzberg

Invite friends and family to a Christmas event filled with wonderful fellowship, a delicious luncheon, beautiful Christmas music and a clear presentation of the true meaning of Christmas. 

Cost: $20, including lunch

315 Waukegan Road
Northfield, Il 60093

fax: 847-446-5267