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Wednesday, August 31st, 2022
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Welcome to the '22-'23 School Year!

And welcome to Hand In Hand!  The back-to-school season is upon us. Now is the time when parents and teachers diligently prepare their houses and classrooms, their uniforms and wardrobes, filling backpacks and cubbies with school supplies.    

"Seasons and Time" is our Hand In Hand theme this '22-'23 school year.  It seems appropriate that in our neck-breaking, fast-lane, microwave-ready world, we slow down and consider a different approach to time. We, as educators, as parents, as the keepers of sacred things, must slow down and find a rhythm of life that is...child-sized, slow, steady, and grace-paced

In the recent best-seller, An Unhurried Life, author Alan Fadling writes, "I am a recovering speed addict." After this confession, he goes on to explore the framework Jesus used for his earthly life, inviting his readers into how the work of "unhurrying" is central to our spiritual development.  Likewise, the wisdom writer of Ecclesiastes 3:1 states, "To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven." As we enter into another season of school, watching the clock tick and the leaves fall, let's slow down together, contemplate spiritual matters, and follow the pace of Jesus - who always had all the time He needed.  With grace-paced intentions,



Slow Road Picture Day Reminder

Date: Thursday 9/1
Time: 8am - 4pm
Where: HIH Gymnasium
Details:

  • please have students wear their HIH uniforms
  • for more information on Slow Road Photography please click here 
  • even if you do not plan to order pictures, please still have your child's picture taken so that we can include in our annual yearbook
Picture re-take day is Thursday, October 13th from 9am-10am.

Children's House Families

Important Reminders:

  1. Immunization forms MUST be uploaded into your child(ren)s TADS account before the Tuesday Sept. 6th
    1. Students who do NOT have an immunization recorded uploaded will not be able to attend class
  2. Please be sure to bring your completed Getting to Know You form to your Welcome meeting on either Wednesday 8/30 or Thursday 9/1


Thank you!


Safety Measures @ HIH

At Hand In Hand we take the safety of your children very serious and strive to do our best everyday with the procedures we have implemented. 


Late Arrivals & Early Pick-Ups:
Children's House please use Door #1.
Elementary through CREO please use Door #3.

For a late arrival:

  1. please have child enter the designated vestibule and buzz the front desk
  2. once checked in, student(s) may head to their classroom

For an early pick-up:
  1. please arrive before 3:00pm to your assigned door listed above
  2. come into the designated vestibule and buzz the front desk
  3. a staff member will greet you with the sign out clipboard while another staff member is retrieving your child(ren)
  4. this process must be done in person, please do not call ahead to have your child pulled from class
  5. If you are having someone other then your child's legal guardians pick-up:
    1. email Stacy s.thompson@hihcm.org who this new pick-up person will be 
    2. inform your new pick-up person that they will need to show their drivers license to match the name on the email.  Thank you!

    

Reporting an Absence:
If your child is not coming to school, please email your child's teacher(s) by the beginning of the school day. B
e aware that teachers do not typically check their emails between 8am and 4pm. 


Please note: If your child has come down with a communicable disease (ie: strep, pink eye) please notify healthoffice@hihcm.org immediately so that a notice can be sent out to your child's class.

 

Medications:

For the safety of all of our students at HIH, all medications, no matter how small, will be kept in the HIH Nurse's Station in the medications original containerClick Here to print off the Drop of Medication Form that NEEDS to be filled out and turned in at the same time as the medication. 

We cannot administer any medication without this completed paperwork. Thank you!


TADS Family Information
So that we can create an accurate '22-'23 HIH School Directory, please email the office if there have been changes to any of the information you originally keyed in to your families TADS account such as:

  • email
  • phone number
  • home address
Please also email the office if:
  • you would like to add an additional email for all HIH communication

Curb Side Morning Drop-Off

  • CREO students may be dropped off at door #3 between 8:20am - 8:35am 
  • Elementary students may be dropped off at door #5 between 8:30am - 8:45am
    • Please watch to be sure your children are able to enter the building
    • Door #5 locks at 8:45am
    • After 8:45am, please drop off at door #3 for the child to be checked in with the office
  • Children's House students may be dropped off at door #1 between 8:30am - 8:45am
    • Door #1 locks at 8:45am
    • If no teacher is present when dropping off, you must park and walk your child in through door #1 to be checked in by the front desk staff

After School Pick Up Procedures

If picking up only Children's House students (Door #1):

  1. Pick-Up begins at 3:10pm.
  2. If you only have children in Children's House, you can bypass the Elementary line and go directly into the Children's House pick-up line.  
  3. You will be receiving a family name card to display in your car window so teachers can efficiently get children into the correct vehicles.
  4. Keep pulling forward as the teachers direct you.
  5. For safety, please stay in your vehicle- teachers will help your child/ren get in the vehicle if they need assistance.


If picking up only Elementary students (Door #5):

  1. Have your lime green family number card in the passenger window (new families will pick up your family # cards on Thursday 9/1 at the Slow Road picture station)  
  2. Please follow the direction of the teacher for pulling forward
  3. We are only loading students between the tall sign outside the elementary entrance and the light pole - please do not open your door until you enter the loading zone.  A teacher will dismiss your children to you there. 
  4. Keep pulling forward as teachers direct you
  5. Stay in your vehicle - teachers can help your child/ren get in the vehicle if they need assistance.
  6. If you would like to park and walk up to pick up your children, please ONLY park in the middle of the parking lot.

If picking up CREO students:
  1. Pick-Up begins at 3:20pm
  2. You may pick them up in the Elementary pick- up line OR
  3. You may park in the middle of the east lot or on McCarrons Blvd (not along the curb by the building) and have your CREO student come to your parked car.
  4. There is no curbside pick-up outside door #3.  Please do not park there as Children's House pick-up happens along that that lane.


**For families with children in both Children's House and Elementary:**

  •  Pick up your Children's House child first and then get back in line for your elementary child.


Please give a green family number card (Children's House family name card) to anyone who is picking up your child (excluding CREO students).  If you are not able to give them the number/name card ahead of time, please email s.thompson@hihcm.org to let us know who is picking up your child.  The new driver will then be asked to show their driver's license in the pick-up line.  


Click here to see a aerial map of the traffic flow we would like to happen in our parking lot for both Drop-off & Pick-up.


WeeCare (Children's House)

We are pleased to be offering before and after school care for our Pre-K through Kindergarten students.

Week Hours & Costs per child:

  • 8:00am to 8:30am  - $5.00 
  • 3:15pm to 4:00pm - $5.00 
  • 4:00pm to 4:30pm - $5.00 
  • 4:30pm to 5:00pm - $5.00 

*Please note:

  • There is NO WeeCare during the week of Sept. 6-9 due to the phase-in schedules.
  • WeeCare will begin Monday morning Sept. 12.


Details:

  • Pre-K & Kindergarten will be in the Children's House Commons
    • walk your child into door #1 and proceed to the Children's House commons 
  • A logging-in/logging-out system will be used at each use for each child
  • Families will be billed quarterly


PlayCare

We are offering before school PlayCare for students in 1st-6th grade.
Time: 8:00am - 8:30am.
Cost: $5.00 per child

Until staffing can be found, we are not offering after school PlayCare at this time.


If you plan to use our WeeCare or the morning PlayCare system regularly, please click here to register.
If you will just be using our WeeCare or morning PlayCare sparingly, there is no need to register.  By your student signing in each time they use it, your family will be billed accordingly.

  • Registration ends September 30th
    • if you miss the registration deadline, or decide later that you do need to use either program regularly, please email office@hihcm.org.

HIH '22-'23 Lunch Program Sign-Up Reminder

Sign-ups MUST be submitted by Noon FRIDAY 9/9.

Details:

  • $5.50 per lunch
  • Includes 2% milk if child desires to take
  • Gluten-free is an option to choose if medically necessary
  • Children's House through High School
  • Available Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays only
  • MUST choose the DAY(s) of the week for the entire quarter (not individual days)
    • ex: All Tuesday's
  • Menu is subject to change based on availability & decisions made by the kitchen staff.
  • You will be billed electronically by quickbooks@notifications.intuit.com
  • If you feel like you will be signing up every quarter, you now have the option to do so for the entire year on this initial 1st quarter sign up!

To view the 1st quarter Lunch Menu, click here.

To begin the sign-up process, click here.

Please note: Lunch program begins Tuesday 9/13.
Be sure to pack a cold lunch for the first week of school 9/6 - 9/9.


HIH Extracurricular Opportunities

Coffee Connect:

Coffee Connect is a support and education group for parents involved in the Hand in Hand Homeschool Hybrid program.  We meet twice a month to build community, share homeschooling ideas and support each other as we disciple our children in the ways of Jesus.  September's topic is "Setting up Your Homeschool for Success!".  We will be hearing from Jean Schmidt, Director of Family Education & Engagement.  She will share all her tips for planning your homeschool year, structuring your days and keeping your enthusiasm for the homeschooling journey.  We would love for you to join us!  

  • Monday meetings are typically for families whose children attend on Monday-Wednesday and will meet on Monday, September 12th
  • Friday meetings are typically for families in the Wednesday-Friday cohort and will meet on Friday, September 16th 
  • Meetings are held in the Fireside Room, through Door #1, from 8:45-10:30 am 
  • Childcare provided with RSVP

Future Coffee Connect dates:  
Monday-September 26 & October 10 Friday-September 30 & October 14
If you have any questions or would like to RSVP for childcare, contact Kayla Schaap, kayla.d.schaap@gmail.com or 952-486-2922.
Coffee Connect Volunteer Opportunity:
The Friday group currently needs an adult for all of the meetings this fall (Sept 16 & 30, Oct 14 & 28, Nov. 11, Dec 2 & 16).  The Monday group needs an adult volunteer on Monday, November 28th.  The commitment would be from 8:45-10:30 am.   Thank-you for considering serving our community in this way!  Contact Kayla Schaap with any questions: kayla.d.schaap@gmail.com or 952-486-2922.  


Sterling Karate:

HIH welcomes back Mr. Peter Sterling and his employees who have combined two of his and our favorite things: Jesus + Karate = AMAZING!

  • Wednesdays 3:20pm – 4:15pm in the HIH Gym
  • participants will wait with their teachers in the pick-up line until a Sterling Karate staff member arrives 
  • click here for more information on how to register and any other questions you have regarding Karate

 Classes begin Wednesday 9/14.

 

Fusion Dance Academy:

Fusion Dance Academy empowers dancers to understand their true identities in Jesus Christ through highest quality dance and Biblical education so that they will become agents of transformation in their families, neighborhoods, and beyond. Tuesdays:

8:00 - 8:30 am Creative Movement/Pre-Ballet (ages 3-5, Children’s House and Kindergarten)

3:30 - 4:30 pm Two classes—choose 1! 

1)3:30-4:30 Ballet AND TAP (E1 and E2; ages 6-12)

2)3:30-4:30 BOYS’ Ballet and Tap (E1 and E2; ages 6-12)

Our team teaching staff will be dividing the class into groups for parts of class to teach age specific technique.

Thursdays:

3:30-4:30 pm Two classes—choose 1!

  1. 3:30 - 4:30 pm Ballet AND Tap ( E1-E2 students or ages 6-12) 
  2. 3:30-4:30 Creative Movement/Pre Ballet AND TAP (ages 3-5, Children’s House and Kindergarten)                                                                                                 Our team teaching staff will be dividing the class into groups for parts of class to teach age specific technique.

*Classes begin the week of September 20th!

Class tuition information can be found on our Tuition and Fees page. For more information or to register click here. Please help us spread the word to anyone you know in your community, church, family, and friends who may be interested or have children who may be interested. We are looking forward to another year of growth, fun, and sharing together! Siri Drontle, 

on behalf of Mikki Hutchinson and the Fusion Arts Team fusionartsmn.org 



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HIH CALENDAR for Upcoming Events 

Sept. 5 - No School Labor Day
Sept. 28 - All School Chapel 


BE SURE TO CHECK THE WEBSITE FIRST
Need an answer quickly? Visit the website often for the most convenient way to find the information you are looking for.  

Click Here for a Full Calendar and all event details.


Hand In Hand's weekly S.N.A.P. is a way of communicating school information, and upcoming events.
Archived edditions can be found on the HIH website under Locations > Roseville > HIH Communication S.N.A.P./Note from the Office.
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