Friday, February 14, 2019

Coming Events

Saturday, April 13, 6:00-9:00 PM
Lincolnshire Marriott Resort

Please plan to attend!
Seating is limited for this special event, so purchase your tickets soon.

Early Bird Discount!

We anticipate the Benefit will be full and we don't want you to miss it! Tickets are going fast. Early bird ticket sales at the discounted price of $80 per person will be available through February 28.  

$ 80.00 per person (February 4-28)
$100.00 per person (beginning March 1)
$125.00 per person (beginning April 1)
$700.00 per table of 10 


Donate an Item to the Auction

Auction items are now being accepted. Promote your business by donating auction items. New this year: Save time and effort by filling out your donation form online. Paper donation forms (available on Parent Central) are also accepted.

Benefit Dinner & Auction
Special Guest Speaker:
Dr. Wayne Grudem

We are honored that Dr. Wayne Grudem, renowned theologian and author who is currently Research Professor of Theology and Biblical Studies at Phoenix Seminary, will be our guest speaker. 

Dr. Grudem and his wife, Margaret, are among Christian Heritage Academy's five founding families. They had a dream and a calling from the Lord to establish a Christian school on the North Shore, and now, as we celebrate our 35th year, we also celebrate the faithfulness of the Grudems and many other families over the years who have invested in the mission of CHA.

We hope you will plan to join us for this very special evening with Dr. Grudem. 

CHA Summer Camp 2019

Register today! From athletics, to performance arts, to "STEAM" programs, music, languages, and more, CHA is excited to offer a variety of DISTINCTLY CHRISTIAN summer camps.

Camps fill up, so register your camper(s) soon!

View CHA Summer Camps & Register

with Bob & Linda Gunter
Parenting in 2019 - What Are We Missing?
Thurs. Feb. 21, 7:00-8:30 PM
CHA Auditorium

Today’s youth are vulnerable to the many cultural challenges to their faith, minds and emotions. How can we as parents shepherd our children? Bob and Linda Gunter will share some challenging biblical insights. Read more & register.

Friday, March 1

March 1 is a big day at CHA! Please invite your friends to join us for Tour Day, 8:30-11:30 AM! It's an informal morning, with coffee and treats, for prospective parents learn about CHA's mission and vision. They will have the opportunity to meet our staff and other school parents, tour the campus, and step into classrooms to observe teachers and students interacting. We'll also attend our weekly chapel, and end the  morning with an informative "Q & A" with Dr. Hertzberg and Miss Okamoto.

March 1 is also our next Upper School Shadow Day! Prospective students are invited to experience a day in our upper school (grades 9-12)! Visiting students will accompany a current CHA student to classes, lunch and chapel, and gain a sense of the community in our Upper School.

We love Tour Days AND Shadow Days! Please help us spread the word! Questions? Please email Cynthia or Tessie. Thanks for praying that the Lord will continue to increase our enrollment and impact!

Tour Day & Shadow Day Info & Registration

Parent Seminar
"JUULS, Vaping & e-Cigarettes,
Do You Know the Real Truth?"
March 6, 6:30-8:00 PM
Room 123 (Morning Room)

We are hearing more and more about youth engaging in JUULs, vaping, and e-cigarettes in our communities.

Find out what is impacting youth use, the risks and consequences of using a vaping device and what you, as a parent, can do to help your teen make a healthy choice.

We have invited Erin Tegge, Prevention Program Coordinator at PEER Services, providing direct prevention services to Evanston and the surrounding communities, to come and speak. Erin has been with PEER Services since 2014 working in the prevention department. She has over ten years of experience in the field of Social Work and has worked with youth, families and adults in a variety of capacities. Erin previously attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where she received her B.S. in Psychology. She continued her studies at the University of Chicago, where she graduated with a Masters in Social Service Administration (Social Work). She is also a Timothy Christian Schools alum.

Cultivating Emotional Resilience in our Kids
Erika's Lighthouse, Lake Forest
Thursday, Feb. 21, 9:30-11:00 AM

We’ve all heard some variation of the phrase “when life knocks you down, get back up,” but how do we foster this in our children? The ability to bounce back from stress, trauma, or adversity, not only encourages kids to be braver and more curious, but also helps them be more adaptable in a challenging and changing world.

This free discussion opportunity takes place in Lake Forest and is offered by Erika's Lighthouse, a nonprofit organization based in Winnetka. They provide free mental health resources to parents and educators throughout the North Shore and beyond. Though not a Christian organization, this event, presented by expert speakers, promotes healthy behaviors and techniques for parents and students. More information and registration.

Upper School Play
And a Child Shall Lead
by Michael Slade
Friday, March 8, 7:00 PM
Saturday, March 9, 2:00 PM

A true story of beauty and hope, and the children of Terezin Concentration Camp. Please join us for this moving production. 

Purchase Tickets

Volunteer for US Play
"Front of the House" Team

Volunteer for the "Front of the House" Team and receive a free ticket to "And a Child Shall Lead."  Shifts available prior to the Friday evening and/or Saturday matinee performances. Volunteers would need to arrive one hour before showtime. Needed for each performance:

4 cashiers (adult)
4 ticket takers (adult)
8 ushers (adult or student, grades 6 and up)

Volunteer for "Front of the House"

For Your Calendar

Please note these dates and follow the links for more event information.

Monday, February 18
NO SCHOOL, Presidents’ Day
Business Office is closed

Tuesday, February 19
NO SCHOOL, Faculty Inservice
Business Office is open

Thursday, February 21
Family Enrichment Series
Parenting in 2019 - What Are We Missing?
Bob & Linda Gunter
Main Auditorium, 7:00-8:30 PM

Fri. & Sat. March 8 & 9
And a Child Shall Lead
Presented by our Upper School
Main Auditorium
Tickets now on sale!

Friday, April 5 - NEW DATE! 
Spring Concert (PreK-6)
Main Auditorium, 6:00-8:15 PM

Saturday evening, April 13
Spring Benefit - Save the Date!
Lincolnshire Marriott Resort

Saturday, June 1
Commencement, Grades 8 & 12 
2:00 PM (reception immediately following)
All families are invited to attend
Main Auditorium

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, February 15
US Chapel,10:12 AM,
Speaker: Jeff Cook; Soli Deo

MS Chapel, 1:11 PM
Topic: Service Learning Week, MS Worship Band

Friday, February 22
All-School Chapel, 10:15 AM
Topic: Service Learning Week, US Local Mission Teams

Wednesday, February 27
K-5 Chapel, 10:15 AM
Presenters: Mrs. Cho's Grade 2


Developing Assertiveness Skills
From Mrs. May Gruia
CHA Social Worker (K-8)

Can I copy your homework?
Did you hear what Sally did? Let me tell you all about it!
Come over my house today - my parents aren’t home.

How do we teach our children to stand up for their values while not offending others? Assertiveness is a lifelong skill that contributes to the development of interpersonal and social aptitude. Read more.

News and Information

Valentine Food Drive
“You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”
Mark 12:31

The Upper School National Honor Society is sponsoring a Valentine Food Drive for the Northfield Food Pantry.

ALL GRADES are invited to participate in this community effort to re-stock our local pantry after the holidays. Collection dates:

Thursday, February 14 - Friday, March 8

Non-perishable food items and other materials may be delivered to Room 231, Mr. Davis' classroom.


Reduce Your Tuition Bill

A reminder that current families can earn $2000 (less for part time Kindergarten and Pre-school) for every prospective student recommended who eventually enrolls at CHA.

You are our best advocates, so take a moment and consider who you know that might like to know more about Christian Heritage. Encourage families to contact the Admissions office directly.

For more information, contact Cynthia Strull, Director of Admissions, or visit the Financial Assistance page on the CHA website

CHA Employment Opportunities

Please see the Employment page on our website for current openings:

Spring Concert (PreK-6)
Friday, April 5

Please "note" this new date for our annual PreK-Grade 6 Spring Concert. The Music Department is grateful for our students who have been working hard, learning many new songs with an international flare. You won't want to miss this special concert!

Potbelly Fundraiser
Wed. March 6, 3:30-6:30 PM

Please join us at Potbelly at Willow Festival Shopping Center in Northbrook for a fundraiser to benefit the US Play, "And a Child Shall Lead." Order an after school snack or bring your family for dinner.  Potbelly is donating 25% of the proceeds to CHA!

Be sure to have this flyer with you, on paper or on your phone, to show to the cashier when you place your order.

Box Tops for Education
Winter Class Competition

Bring in Box Tops, with your teacher name and grade included, from now through February 26. The class that collects the most box tops wins a popcorn party!

Yearbook Automatic Orders
Deadline to Change your Order:
TOMORROW, Friday, February 15

The yearbook order deadline to change or opt-out of automatic yearbook orders is TOMORROW, February 15.

Every Preschool-Grade 12 student is automatically ordered a CHA yearbook and the cost is billed on your March tuition invoice.

If you wish to change your family yearbook order (increase, decrease or eliminate), you must complete and turn in the Yearbook "Change or Cancel Yearbook Order Form" by Friday, February 15. For this form, yearbook pricing, and more information, click the Yearbook quicklink link on Parent Central.

Polishing Cloths Needed

Mrs. Swanson's handbell class is in need of polishing cloths in the form of clean, old T-shirts or terry-cloth towels. Would you have some that you can donate? They can be dropped off in the choir room, 401. Thank you!

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
Every Monday that school is in session
8:30-9:30 AM, Chapel

Men's Prayer
Every Friday 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 grades, dates and times.

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