Howardsville Christian Memo

Sept. 15th


We need your help! We are looking for volunteers to help serve at our athletic events!

If each fall athlete family chooses a few spots to volunteer, we will get everything covered!

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.

Thank you to all those who volunteered their time at our HCS Work Nights and to assemble the new lockers. We appreciate ALL the hard work everyone put in! THANK YOU SO MUCH! !

Howardsville Gospel Chapel AWANA

Kick off on Wed., Sept. 28th at 6:30 - 8 p.m.

Ages 3 - 6th grade

Limited transportation available.

Contact Mr. Steiner if you have questions at 269-716-1050.

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!

Powerschool Access

We will try to have access to PowerSchool ready to give out next week. We apologize for the delay, but our site was not up and running as promised, so we are still getting things setup. Thank you for your patience!

Drop off / Pick Up

Students may be dropped off after 8 a.m. each morning. From 8 - 8:15 a.m. they are in the gym with a teacher. At 8:15 am they are dismissed and head to their classrooms. Classes begin at 8:30 a.m.

Please follow the arrows in the parking lot for drop off and pickup. Students can be dropped off at the top of the sidewalk that leads down to the school.

Pickup - Please do not 'park" in the pickup line and get out of your vehicle. If your students take longer to load/unload please park in a spot over by the gym building and walk over to pick them up. They will not be allowed to walk to you. We ask that you continue to pull forward through the line to keep things moving.

Early K / Kindergarten - will be located under the church overhang. They will be up there around 3:05 pm each day. If you only have an EK / K student please use the line under the church overhang.

Piano Lessons

Jackie Cripps will once again be offering piano lessons on site during the day. You can contact Jackie at or 269-535-2975. If you have had classes in the past, but would like to continue please contact her as well.

See YOU at the Pole

Sept. 28th at 8 a.m.

8 a.m. - in the gym for donuts & juice

8:15 a.m. - around the flagpole for prayer

There is a signup sheet available in the office to help with donuts and juice!

If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Sutton.

Sponsored by HCS Student Council.

Three Rivers Busing

If you plan to use the Three Rivers Bus System to transport your students to HCS, please contact the bus garage ASAP! They are making major changes to their routes and you will need to work those details out with them. Their number is 269-279-1148.

Raise Right App (Shop with Scrip)

The next TRIP order will be placed on October 3rd & 24, November 14th and December 5th 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 $33,000 for the gym floor! We are making progress!

Important Calendar Events

9/19 - NO School ALL DAY - Fair Day

9/28 - See You at the Pole

9/30 - Picture Day (Begin at 8:30 a.m.)

10/5 - Athletic Pictures at 2 p.m.

HCS Car Decals are available in the office. $10 each!!!

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