Friday, March 14, 2019

Did You Know?

As we celebrate our 35th anniversary this year, and look toward our Annual Spring Benefit, we thought we would share some fun historical tidbits about CHA you that you may not know. In this issue of Parents' Page, we focus on the early days of CHA. Watch for more in the next issue!

Showing our Colors
Our school colors were not always navy and white, or even royal blue and white. From the school's founding, up until the late 1980's, CHA's school colors were maroon and cream!

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. 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!
Seating is limited - purchase your tickets today!

$100.00 per person, or two tickets for $160.00 (through March 31)
$125.00 per person (beginning April 1)
$700.00 per table of 10 


Donate an Item to the Auction

We are seeking auction items for the Benefit. Promote your business by buying an ad in our program booklet, and/or donating an auction item.

Save time by filling out your donation form online. Paper donation forms are also accepted 
(available on Parent Central).

Upper & Middle School Opportunity
Our upper and middle school students have been invited to join our theme of "Loving God, Loving Others" by donating a handcrafted item or a service for the auction. Look for an email to arrive soon with specific details and guidelines.

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

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.

Tour Day & Tour  Evening!
Wednesday, April 10, 2019

MORNING: 8:30-11:30 AM
EVENING: 7:00-8:30 PM

Please invite your friends to come see why we are so excited about what the Lord is doing at CHA!

Register Online 
Click the button below!

Please call us at 847-446-5252 or email Admissions.

Thanks for praying that the Lord will continue to build HIS school.

Register for Tour Day or Tour Evening

For Your Calendar

Spring is right around the corner, and CHA is  "blooming" with activities and events - you won't want to miss a thing!

Please go to Parent Central for a listing of major events and no school days, from now until the end of the school year.

For the full CHA calendar, please login to your Veracross Parent Portal.

Helpful Hint: Bookmark Parent Central now so you'll always have this handy CHA resource page at your fingertips.   :-)

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 15
No MS or US Chapel due to ACSI Music Festival

Wednesday, March 20
K-5 Chapel
10:15 AM, Auditorium
Speaker: Mr. Aaron Adams

Wednesday, April 3
K-5 Chapel
10:15 AM, Auditorium
Speaker: Ms. Michaels
Worship: Ms. Michaels' Grade 4 students 

Wednesday, April 10
K-5 Chapel
10:15 AM, Auditorium
Speaker: Mrs. Diane Brady, PE Teacher
Featuring: Grades 3, 4 and 5 

News and Information


Current Year, 2018-2019
Adding One Day

Due to the school closings that we had to implement in January/February, we have added 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, which includes 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. Find it easily on Parent Central (click on the quick-link, "Calendars.")

Tuesday, March 19!

Lights, Camera, Action!

As a part of our 35th anniversary celebration, we will be filming a new video for our school this Tuesday (March 19). Please have your student(s) wear their new navy CHA polo shirts! We will capture classroom moments, our wonderful community, and the spirit that makes our school so special. Thank you for your participation and prayers for this project.

If you have any questions, please email Mrs. Shinna Alava, Manager of Marketing and Communications. (If your student does not have a CHA polo, we strongly encourage a navy blue shirt.).

Terra Nova Testing
Tuesday-Friday, April 2-5, 2019
Grades 3-5

Parents, please note these testing dates for your 3rd through 5th grader(s). Please click here to learn what to expect and how you can best prepare your child.

Serving Others - CHA Food Drive 2019

The Upper School's National Honors Society organized a food drive that began on February 14, and ran through the end of the month. In the end, they collected 150 bags of groceries from our CHA community!

The students delivered the groceries to the Northfield Township Food Pantry last week. Thank you, students for all of your hard work, and thank you to our parents, faculty and staff who generously donated the many bags of much needed groceries.

CHA Employment Opportunities

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

Grade 3, 4 and 5 Parents
Save this Chapel Date!
Wednesday, April 10, 10:15 AM

Students in Grade 3, 4 and 5 will be participating in chapel with Mrs. Diane Brady, Physical Education Teacher. Please save the date, and join us!

Winter Box Tops Winner

Congratulations to Ms. Spera's third grade class for bringing in the most Box Tops during the winter Box Tops Contest! They have won a popcorn party! Great job, third graders! Thank you to everyone who contributed.

Keep cutting out Box Tops the rest of this year. We will have one more submission in May. Also, keep collecting over the summer too! Box Tops are an easy way to bring cash right to CHA.

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.

Speech and Debate Tournament at CHA

CHA is pleased to be hosting the Illinois State Speech and Debate Tournament for the National Christian Forensics and Communication Association (NCFCA). This event will see 200-300 students from all over the Midwest descending on our facility from Wednesday through Saturday, March 27-30.

Some of our own students will be participating in the tournament. To ensure success, it is critical that many from our community participate by serving as judges and in other volunteer capacities for the tournament. To learn more, or sign up to judge, go to: Nearly 200 judges are needed for this event. No experience is necessary. Training is provided. Judges must be 18 or over.

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Northfield, Il 60093

fax: 847-446-5267