Friday, February 28, 2019

Coming Events

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

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. 

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

Early Bird Discount Increases Tomorrow, March 1!

Tickets are going fast and the early bird ticket sales at the discounted price of $80 per person will only be available through February 28.

$ 80.00 per person (February 4-28)
$100.00 per person, or two tickets for $160.00  (beginning March 1)
$125.00 per person (beginning April 1)
$700.00 per table of 10 


Donate an Item to the Auction

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

CHA Summer Camp 2019

Register today! From athletics to performing 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

TOMORROW! Friday, March 1

TOMORROW 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 to 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 then end the morning with an informative "Q & A" with Dr. Hertzberg and Miss Okamoto.

TOMORROW, March 1 is also our 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?"
Wed. March 6, 6:30-8:00 PM
Room 123 (Morning Room)

Our youth are increasingly engaging in JUULs, vaping, and e-cigarettes. Come to this parent seminar to find out about the risks and the consequences of using a vaping device and what you, as a parent, can do to help your teen make a healthy choice. Read more.

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. (Recommended for Grade 5 and up.)


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 for 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.

Wednesday, March 6

JUULS, Vaping & E-cigarettes, Do You Know the Real Truth?

All parents are welcome to attend!
Speaker: Erin Tegge
Prevention Program Coordinator
PEER Services
6:30-8:00 PM, Room 123 (Morning Room)

Fri. & Sat. March 8 & 9
And a Child Shall Lead
Presented by our Upper School
Fri. 7:00 PM  |  Sat. 2:00 PM
Main Auditorium
Tickets now on sale!

Thursday, April 4
Family Enrichment Series
"Understanding Your Teen's Battlefield"
Speaker: Shana Christian, MD
7:00-8:30 PM, Main Auditorium

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

Saturday, April 13
Annual Spring Benefit & Auction
6:00-9:00 PM
Lincolnshire Marriott Resort

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

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, March 1
MS/US Chapel
10:15 AM, Auditorium 
Worship: AWAKEN
Speaker: Mr. Stephen Farish

Wednesday, March 6
10:15 AM, Room 123 (Morning Room)
Worship: Jubilate
Speaker: Mrs. Lott

Wednesday, March 13
10:15 AM, Auditorium
Worship: Grade 3
Speaker: Mrs. Severson

Wednesday, March 20
K-5 Chapel
10:15 AM, Auditorium


Resilience in our Children
From Mrs. May Gruia
CHA Social Worker (K-8)

In order to produce the best fruit, grapes are planted in harsh soil and close together. This is a great analogy of how God allows us and our children to go through trials in order to mature and produce the best fruit.  Read more.

News and Information


Current Year, 2018-2019
Adding One Day

Due to the school closings that we had to implement in January/February, we will be adding a day at the end of this school year.

Our original last day of the 2018-19 school year was Thursday, May 30, 2019, a HALF DAY. This will now be a regular full day of school.

The new last day of school is Friday, May 31, 2019, a HALF DAY, including our traditional Parent Coffee hosted by PVO, and our end of the school year All-School Chapel. Dismissal will be at 11:40 AM.

Please note: Grades 8 and 12 will have commencement rehearsal Friday afternoon, May 31.

Key Dates Calendar for 2019-2020
Now Available

We are pleased to share next year's Key Dates Calendar with you. It can be found on Parent Central (click on the quick-link, "Calendars.")

Valentine Food Drive
Thursday, February 14 - Friday, March 8
“You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”
Mark 12:31

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

ALL GRADES are invited to participate in this community effort to help re-stock our local pantry. 

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


with Shana Christian, MD
Understanding Your Teen's Battlefield
Thurs. April 4, 7:00-8:30 PM
CHA Auditorium

Substance use, mental health, sexuality - Dr. Christian will discuss the realities of growing up in today's culture from a pediatrician's perspective. Read more & register.

CHA Employment Opportunities

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

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

Please join us at Potbelly in the 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.

Polishing Cloths Needed

Mrs. Swanson's hand bell class is still seeking 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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