Columbia Heights Public Schools

Oct. 19, 2021

Reminder | No School Oct. 21 and 22

All schools will be closed both Thursday, October 21 and Friday, October 22.

Mini Adventures, Adventure Club and the District Offices will remain open on Thursday, Oct 21 but will also be closed on Friday, Oct. 22.

Make Your Reservations for the 2021 Alumni Scholarship Foundation Dinner

Join us for an evening to mingle, inspire and honor -- in support of Columbia Heights High School (CHHS) students. Reservations are now being accepted for the 13th-Annual CHHS Alumni Scholarship Foundation Dinner Thursday, Oct. 28 at Banquets of Minnesota in Fridley. This year’s honorees are Pete Heryla and John Rockwell.

A social hour and silent auction will begin at 5:30 p.m. Dinner and the program will begin at 6:30 p.m. The cost for this year’s dinner is $80 per person or $150 for a couple. Tables of 10 are available for $700.

The Foundation is a non-profit corporation whose sole purpose is to raise funds and provide scholarships for CHHS graduates. Since 1988, the Foundation has provided more than $350,000 in scholarships to CHHS graduates.

For more information click here, or to make a reservation contact Columbia Heights High School Principal Secretary Kari Martin or 763.528.4601. To donate to the Silent Auction, contact the Foundation at 763.242.5316. Deadline to reserve your spot is Thursday, Oct 21 at noon.

Provide Your Insights By Completing the Minnesota Safe Learning Survey

The Minnesota Safe Learning Survey is open now until November 24 for the following groups to provide their perspectives:

· PreK-12th grade educators (district and school leaders, teachers, support staff)

· Parents/guardians of PreK-12th grade students

· Students in grades 6-12

This is a collaboration between the University of Minnesota’s Center for Applied Research and Educational Improvement and the Minnesota Department of Education through the Wisconsin-Minnesota Comprehensive Center (WMCC) to gather information via a survey regarding the experiences of educators, students (grades 6-12), and families regarding their educational experiences this academic year. Results from surveys completed in February and May have resulted in three detailed reports, which you can access here.

The purpose of this survey is to get a true picture of how those being most impacted by the Safe Learning Plan have experienced it, as well as how their views may have changed over time. This information will inform future MDE planning and support that the WMCC and the U of M may be able to provide the Department, local schools, and policymakers. It will also offer each district/charter a report to compare local data to a statewide report. The survey is of course completely voluntary, and should take no more than five minutes to complete, and is offered in many languages.

Truck or Treat

Truck or Treat returns for its fourth year Saturday, October 30th, from 1-5pm at Huset Park. Kids and their parents can explore a variety of vehicles, including police cars, fire trucks, tow, dump, garbage and mail trucks, a school bus, and even a helicopter! There will also be a National Guard obstacle course! Kids will receive stamps as they visit each vehicle and use their collected stamps to earn a free treat bag as they leave. Attendees and their pets are encouraged to come in costume! There will also be puppet shows at 2 and 4 pm, a dog costume contest at 3 pm, s’mores stations, free hot beverages, and two food trucks on site!

You're Invited to Register for Winter Activities


7th-12th grade: Basketball – Boys Hockey - Boys Swim & Dive – Dance – Girls Gymnastics - Wrestling

6th grade: Basketball

MATH TEAM- starts at CHHS on Monday, October 11. For more info and to sign up see Mr. Honigs in room 240!

DANCE- starts at CHHS on Monday, October 25!

THEATER OPPORTUNITIES- We are looking for students interested in back stage and tech crew.

CHHS Fall Play: sign-up in the Activities Office

CA Musical: stop by room 151 and talk with Ms. Lorence

Come Work With Us at Columbia Heights Public Schools!

You can make a difference in the lives of students in our community by coming to work at CHPS! We are urgently seeking great applicants for a variety of full- and part-time positions including cooks, teachers, Mini Adventures and Adventure Club staff, education assistants, and more! Your next career move could be as a valued employee of the CHPS!

Anoka County Children and Family Council's 100 Cup of Coffee Program

The Anoka County Children and Family Council invites you to participate in a virtual community conversation Oct. 27. Let’s come together to:

• Share stories on what it’s like to live and/or work here

• Learn about strengths and challenges in our community

• Offer ideas for an action plan to build a self-healing community

Registration is required to get the Zoom link. Attend for free and be entered for door prize drawings of local gift cards. Pick between two conversations on Oct. 27, 2021: 10 a.m. to noon or 6 to 8 p.m.

Activities Update

Sports Physical for all Athletics

Every athlete participating in school-year sports must have a physical on file with the Activities Office. Sports physicals are valid for three years. Download the form now.

Sections Tournaments

CHHS soccer and girls tennis teams have completed Sections play, congratulations on a great season to these teams!

Football, Volleyball, Adapted Soccer, and Girls Swim all have upcoming Sections in the next couple of weeks. Stay tuned to our Athletics Calendar for competition dates.

Upcoming Home Games

Tuesday, October 26

4:30 pm Adapted Soccer: Varsity Game vs. Anoka @ Hylander Center Gym

Athletics Calendar:

Streaming Link for Home Volleyball, Football, and Soccer Games:

More information can be found at the CHPS Activities Website or contact the Activities Office at 763-528-4511

CH Recreation and Library Offerings

There are many wonderful activities for students through our CH Rec Department and Library!

Please go to the CH Recreation website or call their office at 763-706-3730.

Click Here for the Columbia Heights Library Website.

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