Hilites week of September 25, 2015

Marathon Week!

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Thank you for your efforts to raise money for this year's Marathon for Non-public Education. It is a big piece of our operating budget at $50,000. We appreciate everyone's efforts and look forward to walking with our K-3 students next Friday in the neighborhood (9a.m.) and our 4th-6th graders at the Highland Senior High Track Noon). We will be joined by our parochial school neighbors from Holy Spirit and Nativity of Our Lord. You will spot our oldest students marching for the Marathon on another date, as they will be enjoying the Renaissance Festival on Friday. (Their nice reward for supporting our Marathon fundraising efforts.)

Friday, Oct. 2nd, will be an out-of-uniform day and hopefully many of our students will be sporting their new Marathon shirts to show their spirit. We will begin distributing those next week and beyond.


Jane Schmidt


On a personal note, a shout out to my wonderful Uncle Emeron Zacoski on his 100th Birthday! Love you, Uncle Em!

Holiday Greenery Sale

Believe it or not, it is time to start thinking about your holiday greenery order! The Home & School Committee is now taking orders for the 2015 Holiday Greenery Sale. We are again partnering with Gertens to offer you beautiful wreaths, garlands, spruce tips and more! You can also order online at Greenery Order Form or by visiting the Highland Catholic website and looking for the link to the Holiday Greenery Sale, where you will find the order forms and product photos & information (payment by check/cash only). Orders are due by October 18 and, if you live in St. Paul, Minneapolis, Eagan or Mendota Heights, items will be delivered to your doorstep on November 21. Thanks for your support of this important fundraiser for Highland Catholic School!


Upcoming Dates

Wednesday, Sept. 30 7-10 a.m. Cafeteria

Flu Shot Clinic

Thursday, Oct. 1st

Third Grade Fieldtrip to Tamarack Center

Thursday, Oct. 1st


Friday, Oct. 2nd 9 a.m. outside lobby doors

Mini-Marathon Grades K-3

We will take a walk through the neighborhood and then gather in the Church for a sing-a-long with Mrs. Olson! Everyone welcome, especially our future students in strollers!

Friday, Oct. 2nd Noon Highland Track

Marathon Grades 4-6

Friday, Oct. 2nd

7th and 8th to Renaissance Fair

Planning on joining us October 12th, Monday, at Noon in the Church for our SuperFriends Kick-Off Celebration with Michael Monroe!

PreciousStatus App

  • Hi-C is piloting a new parent communication app called "PreciousStatus" which allows teachers to send easy updates/photos of your children to parents throughout the day. Teachers in Grades PreK-4th our working with this fun app that lets us send real time notes and pics. When you receive your first alert, you will be invited to download the app and join in the fun. Yes, it is a closed system and the photos and communication are only going straight to you. Let us know how you like it. (The name reminds me of Gollum in "The Hobbit", but otherwise it is pretty cool.)

Pumpkin Sale

Once again, the Men’s Club will be offering pumpkins of all sizes for sale this Fall.

Stay tuned!

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Flu Shot Clinic

Stop into the Cafeteria on Wednesday, Sept. 30th, from 7-10 a.m. for your annual flu shot or mist. Make is a family event. Most major medical programs accepted. The line moves quickly and you can check it off your list!

Thanks to our Wellness Coordinator, Beth Leonidas, for making this happen at HiC.


Listening Sessions with Archbishop Hebda to help inform Pope Francis’ choice for our new archbishop.

Monday, October 5:
1–3 p.m., Rauenhorst Ballroom, Coeur de Catherine, St. Catherine University, St. Paul

7–9 p.m., St. Stephen, Anoka

Tuesday, October 6:

1–3 p.m., For women and men in consecrated life, Carondelet Center, St. Paul 7–9 p.m., Pax Christi, Eden Prairie

Monday, November 2, 7–9 p.m., Saint Peter, Forest Lake

Tuesday, November 3, 7–9 p.m., Divine Mercy, Faribault

Wednesday, November 4, 7–9 p.m., Woulfe Alumni Hall,Anderson Student Center, University of St.Thomas, St. Paul

Additional listening sessions are being scheduled for Latino Ministry parishes (in Spanish) and priests.

Pope Francis has emphasized the importance of dialogue in the life of the Church. And
in the spirit of speaking and listening in charity, the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis is hosting a series of listening sessions. Archbishop Hebda will lead the sessions to hear your input on our strengths, our challenges, and what characteristics are important in a new archbishop. Feedback gathered during these sessions will be shared with those responsible for advising Pope Francis as he makes this important choice and with the new Archbishop whenever he is named.

Summaries will be published in The Catholic Spirit.

Garden Lunch for LCCC Seniors and Grandparents, too!

The students at Highland Catholic School are pleased to invite all seniors of Lumen Christi Catholic Community to the Annual Fall Soup Luncheon Wednesday, October 7th.

Please join us for the All School Mass at Noon and lunch will follow at approximately 12:50 in the Community Room.

Enjoy homemade vegetable soup, prepared by the students and made from produce grown in the Highland Catholic School Garden. Plus, a yummy apple dessert from our apples trees! Every student has a part in creating this favorite event.

Please RSVP to the Parish Office: 651-698-5581 or the School: 651-690-2477 or email Jane Schmidt, j.schmidt@highlandcatholic.org

To the Parents of Students New to Highland Catholic (including Kindergarten through 8th grade):

Please return the Health Histories that were sent home a couple of weeks ago. This may be the only way that we know if your student has a health condition or has no health conditions. Today, one of the new students stated she has asthma and we were not aware of this. Thank you for helping to keep our students safe.

Mrs. Lindwall, R.N., L.S.N.

Edgcumbe Youth Hockey Association (A non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization)

A family oriented, affordable youth hockey program emphasizing fundamentals and fun for both the experienced and first time player.


(Born on or after July 1, 2008)

“Free for 2015-2016”

No USAH registration fee, 2008 & younger (6 & Under)

Mite $250

(Born July 1, 2006 to June 30, 2008)

Squirt $445

(Born July 1, 2004 to June 30, 2006)

Pee-Wee $555

(Born July 1, 2002 to June 30, 2004)

Bantam $625

(Born July 1, 2000 to June 30, 2002) (Ages as of 6/30/2009)

For more information and forms, Please visit our website:


Edgcumbe hockey is a USA Hockey registered level “C” program, recreational. Member, Minnesota Hockey and USA Hockey

Highland Catholic School does not sponsor, endorse or recommend the activities announced in this flyer.