Thursday, April 4, 2019

Did You Know?

As we celebrate our 35th anniversary this year and look toward our Annual Spring Benefit, here are some historical tidbits from CHA's first 10 years:

Location, Location, Location
From the time CHA first opened in the fall of 1984, to the summer of 1994, the school was located in the small former Oaklane Elementary School building in Northbrook, tucked back into a quiet residential area. The building had been purchased from the Village by the Korean Central Covenant Church who agreed to rent us their classrooms and other spaces on weekdays.

The "Miracle of Marillac"
As the the young CHA outgrew its modest Northbrook location, the need for a larger facility became urgent. By the spring of 1994, a focused search committee had not been able to find a suitable new location for CHA. Adding to the urgency, the church could not extend CHA's lease into the coming school year.

By faith, with no school home in sight, families registered their children for the next fall. That summer, by God's providence, the campus of Marillac High School, a Catholic girls' school on Waukegan Road in Northfield, suddenly became available. Dedicated parent representatives of CHA worked through the summer with the Daughters of Charity to secure the sale of the property to CHA. The school took possession in mid-August, and through the efforts of many committed school parents, CHA was packed up, moved and resettled in its beautiful new home just barely in time to begin the 1994-95 school year!

So many wonderful amenities were gained that the CHA school community had not previously known, including 45+ classrooms, a full gymnasium, 850-seat auditorium, two music rooms, a chapel, an enormous student center, professional kitchen, spacious offices, generous outdoor fields, and more, all set on nearly 15 acres in a conveniently accessible location.

Through the events of summer 1994, the Lord had provided far beyond any expectation. It was with awe and humble gratefulness that His abundant provision to CHA soon came to be known as the Miracle of Marillac!

Coming Events

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

It's not too late to register!

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!
Tickets are still available for the Annual Spring Benefit. The best price per person is to purchase a table. Invite your friends, family, small group and join us for an evening of celebration and praise to the Lord.

$125.00 per person
$700.00 per table of 10 


The Online Auction is Now Open!
Still Time Donate an Item

Donations are still being accepted for the auction.

Attention business owners: Donating an item to the auction is a great way to promote your products or services to our community.

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. Contact Therese O'Shea or click the link above to submit your donation online.

Shop for a Cause
Annual Spring Benefit Silent Auction

Mothers' Day, Fathers' Day, graduation, wedding and baby shower season is right around the corner.

Participate in our Spring Benefit and Auction! It's an opportunity for you to support CHA and purchase special items for your loved ones.

Unable to Attend the Benefit? 
Anyone Can Bid Online!
Share the link below or use social media sharing tools on the auction site to spread the word to all your friends and family.

CHA's Online Auction is Open to All
Bidding is now open!
Register today for our online silent Auction at:

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

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.

Music Department Spring Concert
"God Made A Great Big World"
Friday, April 5
PreK-Grade 2, 6:00-7:00 PM
Grades 3-6, 7:15-8:15 PM

Join us for a wonderful time of music and celebration as Preschool through Grade 6 students perform in concert. 

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!

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

Saturday, May 11, 11:00 AM-2:00 PM

Join us for CHA's Annual Family Fest & "Gaga Walk/Run, a great day of fun, food and fellowship! Click the link below for more info and registration.

Invite a Friend!
Is there a Christian family you know who might enjoy the fun activities and fellowship of Family Fest while experiencing a taste of CHA's great community life? This is a great opportunity to introduce them to CHA!

Here's the schedule:

11:00 AM-2:00 PM
Registration: $5 per person.
hildren 3 and under are free.

  • Lunch (pizza, salad & dessert)
  • Games 
  • Inflatables

1:00-2:00 PM
5K "Gaga!" Walk/Run 
Join the fun!

Registration:  $10 per person

What is a "Gaga!" Walk/Run?  It's a fun opportunity to exercise with your CHA friends as you contribute to the purchase of a Gaga Ball Pit for our school!

A portion of "Gaga" Walk/Run registration fee proceeds go toward the purchase of a Gaga Ball Pit for CHA. Each runner/walker will also receive a special edition CHA t-shirt. 

Register: FAMILY FEST & "Gaga" WALK/RUN

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

Upper School Coffee House
Friday, May 17th 7:00 PM

Music, Theatre, Visual Art, Video. 
Family friendly!

The US Coffee House is a Christ-centered, God-glorifying variety show featuring Upper School students.

For Your Calendar

Many wonderful happenings ahead at CHA this spring!  

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

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

Thursday, April 18
(Half Day of School)
Easter Chapel
10:30-11:30 AM, Auditorium

News and Information

Spring Parent-Teacher Conferences

Sign up for Spring Parent-Teacher Conferences on either of these dates:

Tuesday, April 23, 12:00-8:00 PM
Wednesday, April 24, 7:45 AM-3:45 PM

Parent-Teacher details and sign-up information.

Ready, Get Set......... 
Track Season Begin TODAY!

Mr. Tommy Christian and Mrs. Jessica Bishop are coaching our Middle School track team this short season. If your middle school student is interested in learning the proper mechanics, getting experience in track, and having fun doing it, then come to the first practice TODAY Thursday, 4/4, 3:30 - 4:30. After today's practice there will be a brief parent meeting from 4:30-4:45 PM.

Practices will take place on Mondays and Tuesdays, 3:30-4:30 through Tuesday, 4/30. We may be running outside so remember to bring or wear warm clothes in layers as well as a water bottle.

Parents of Upper School & Middle School Athletes - SAVE THE DATE!

First Annual CHA Athletic Banquet
Monday, April 29, 6:30-9:00 PM
CHA Student Center

We will present and honor all of our Middle School and Upper School athletic teams, including our athletes who have played on our co-op teams with CLA from the 2018-2019 school year. There will be a light dinner followed by a program which will include recognition of our athletes by season and team. 

We look forward to honoring our athletes as they have honored God both on and off the field of competition throughout the 2018-19 school year.

More information and details to follow via email.


Please Note!  Adding One School Day
Due to emergency school closings that were implemented 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 will also include 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
Next year's Key Dates Calendar can can be found on Parent Central (click on the quick-link, "Calendars.")

Terra Nova Testing
Continues Through Tomorrow, April 5, 2019
Grades 3-5

Terra Nova testing continues through tomorrow. Please click here to learn what to expect and how you can best prepare your child.

CHA Employment Opportunities

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

Parents of Grades 3, 4 and 5
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. Preschoolers and their families are encouraged to stay for the entire chapel! Please save the date, and join us!

Box Tops for Education 

Keep cutting out Box Tops through the end of this school year. It's an easy way to bring cash right to CHA. We will have one more submission in May. You can also keep collecting over the summer to bring in next fall!

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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Northfield, Il 60093

fax: 847-446-5267