Howardsville Christian Memo

March 13th

NO BUS ALL DAY! Monday, March 13th

HCS Winter Sports Awards - Monday, March 20th at 6 p.m. in the gym. Bring a dessert to share.


Christian Ministries Students

Sunday, March 19th at Edwards Corners Bible Church

- students report at 3 pm to church auditorium

- please bring your polo & khakis


The students made their I-term selections. We look forward to a great week of classes & service. I-term is the week of March 27th - 30th. Attendance is still required and will count towards their regular scheduled classes. Some classes that involved a small fee to participate in. Waiver forms will be sent home shortly and must be returned.

If you are interested in helping drive several groups are looking for help with transportation.

Please keep the students and leaders in your prayers as they participate in this week.

The Mexico group will be gone from March 27th - April 6th.

Early K 2023-2024

Early K sign ups are open for the 2023-2024 School Year. If you have a 4 year old (by Sept. 1st) and you are interested in Early K please contact the office. We will once again be offering a Monday / Tuesday session and a Thursday / Friday session.

Little Caesar's Order

Orders will be delivered on March 20th! Please contact the band member you bought pizza from to get delivery.

2023-2024 Yearbooks for Sale

Yearbooks for the 2022-2023 school year can be purchased in the office.

Beginning March 1st - June 1st all Yearbooks will be $50 each. NO ORDERS will be accepted after June 1st. Pre-order sales only this year.

If you are interested in placing an ad in the yearbook, please contact Mrs. Muldoon as we have a few spots open.

Mom's Prayer Time

You are invited to join in on MOMS PRAYER TIME on Wednesday afternoons at 2:20 p.m. in the church! April Vlug & Becki Grandlinard will be leading this time. Feel free to come join them as you are able.

Reading Month Donations

We are looking for Bomb pops (rocket shaped popsicles), Little Debbie Star Crunch or Comic Brownies and glow bracelets or glow sticks. Please contact Ms. Hitchcock if you have any questions. If you could drop it off by March 24th that would be great!

10th Semi-Annual Honduras Trip

By the Father's mercy and grace, we are once again planning a missions trip to El Sembrador in Honduras. The group will be going August 8-17th.

Please contact Mrs. Sue Behrends if you, your family, or a friend would like to be a part of this step of faith. Families with children are welcome as well.

May the Lord make His face to shine upon you.

Sue Behrends - 269-651-8081

Spirit Wear

Spirit Wear

Spirit Wear is available for purchase online!

New Families Tips

- (all athletic schedules & addresses for games)

Stay Connected - Join the HCS Facebook Page and the C.R.E.W. HCS Parent/Teacher Connections group on Facebook to stay up-to-date on what is coming up at school! Also check out our website at for teacher email addresses, athletic information, etc.

Hot lunch: We offer hot lunch on Monday - Thursdays.

Hot Lunch Ordering System

- create an account

-use "hcs" for the campus code

- "hcseagleslunch" for the domain name

- there is a one time $5 fee per family that needs to be paid before ordering for separate students

- can also download the app

- order hot lunch

- pay via credit card

- you are charged tax

-you can save payment information

- you can load money on your account

- order hot lunch by 10 am each day

- Little Caesar's & Ben's Pretzels must be ordered by 3 pm on the DAY BEFORE!

School Closures: In the event that we need to close school you will receive a call from Mr. Gilson / Mrs. Muldoon through our Call 'em All system. We will also post closures on our HCS Facebook page and the CREW Facebook Page. We follow Three Rivers Public Schools for cancellations. If they close due to weather, we are closed as well.

Dress Code: Our Handbook is available online at Some items to note... no shorts, no leggings as pants, girls skirts/dresses should be around their knee.

FEVER FREE - Please remember that your students must stay home if they have not been fever free for over 24 hours without the aid of medication. When in doubt, please keep them home.

SICK DAY POLICY - If your student will be taking a sick day, please email Mrs. Muldoon by 8:30 a.m. If you would like their homework sent home with a sibling, please indicate that in your email. Homework requests will be available for pickup at 3:15 p.m.

APPOINTMENTS / EARLY RELEASE - If your student has an appointment and they need to leave early, please email Mrs. Muldoon & their teacher.

Volunteer Background Check - FILL OUT ONLINE ONLY!

Volunteer Background Check

If you are new to HCS and planning to attend field trips, volunteer in the classrooms, work with kids, we require a background check on file. Please use the link above to fill that out. The cost is $10 per check. Thank you so much for taking care of this!

Raise Right App (Shop with Scrip)

The next TRIP order will be placed on April 10th, please have your orders placed BEFORE noon. Please email Mrs. Rose if you will be placing an order. We have very limited TRIP cards available in the office, placing a specific order for your family’s needs would be best!

Scrip Gift Card Fundraising for Organizations • RaiseRight - TO SIGN UP INITIALLY!

You will need the CODE – ADD631BC185 to get signed up. Mrs. Rose will apply the percentage once a month towards your tuition. Feel free to have family and friends sign up under your student as well!

HCS Wish List

GYM Floor Project - The School Board will be starting a gym floor replacement fund. Our current floor is original to the HCS gym building and served us well for many years. It gets used for gym classes, athletic events, graduations ceremonies, Christmas Programs, indoor recess and much more! If you feel led to give, please send donations in to the HCS office.

Praise the Lord we received donations totaling $51,000 for the gym floor! We are making progress!

Important Calendar Events

3/13 - NO BUS all day!

3/19 - Christian Ministries at Edwards Corners Bible Church

3/24 - End of 3rd Quarter

3/27 - 3/30 - I-term for 6th - 12th grades

Item to NOTE - The St. Joseph County ISD will be changing Spring Break beginning 2023-2024 to the last week of March.