Huskie Highlights

Hemlock & K.C. Ling Elementary Newsletter

The Week of February 15th-19th

Peek at the Week

Monday, February 15th

No School - Teacher Work Day


Tuesday, February 16th



Wednesday, February 17th



Thursday, February 18th


Friday, February 19th

*In-person Learning Day

PAWS Drawing

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February 11, 2021


Our Huskie Pack continues to make solid progress as we work together to make our mission and vision to innovate, collaborate, educate our community of learners become a reality.


This week marks our 23rd week of school and it is exciting to report that our winter sports competitive season started this past Monday, and our student-athletes are off to a great season, albeit abbreviated.


Another week and it continues to be exciting to report that we have not had any new school-related cases of COVID-19 or school-related quarantines since our return to school after the holiday break. However, we do have a couple of students/staff quarantining for non-school related COVID-19 issues.


We have examined our February and March calendar and, based on our staff's scheduled second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and have adjusted the schedule as shown below. This provides everyone advance notice to plan accordingly as we are uncertain about the various reactions staff may experience, we have made these days asynchronous.


The amount of support and positive energy from all stakeholders for our school system is outstanding. As I have been blessed with the opportunity to connect and talk with many of you more in-depth in the last couple of weeks, regardless of person or topic, I have found genuine care and support for our students and staff.


Over the last two weeks, we have gathered feedback regarding our 2021-2022 calendar and will be processing that in the coming weeks. Do not hesitate to give me a call at 989.642.5282 or send me an email to killingbeck@hemlockps.com to share your thoughts. For those who would like the rationale for what was being proposed, click here.


Click here to review our COVID-19 Dashboard with data updates in real-time. This link brings pertinent information together into one easy to access place.


If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to let me know.


All the best,


Don

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Table Talk with the Instructional Team

VISIT OUR COVID-19 DASHBOARD

We have added up-to-date information on our webpage at:

https://www.hemlockps.com/o/district/page/covid-19-resources--84

Congratulations Lydia!

We would like to congratulate Lydia Ricker on being the first student this school year to read 1,000,000 words. Way to go, Lydia
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Mark your calendars! Spring pictures are coming!

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Order your March is Reading Month Shirt!

It's time for our annual Read-A-Thon! T-Shirts are available to order now through February 18, 2021. Be sure to use the link below to place your orders. If you have any questions, please reach out. More information to follow 🏫📚


https://hemlockreadingmonth2021.itemorder.com/sale

Young Fives & Kindergarten Online Registration - Please Help Spread the Word!

Parents of children, who will be age five by December 1, 2021, are encouraged to register their child for Young Fives or Kindergarten for the 2021-22 school year. A formal registration night will not be held this year due to COVID-19 restrictions.

It's time to register for preschool!

How do I find the registration form?

1. Go to www.hemlockps.com

2. Click on the Early Childhood Center under the school tab.

3. Click on the menu tab.

4. The preschool registration will be located on the bottom left side of the page.

Hemlock Elementary & K.C. Ling Cafeteria News

Don't forget that we will continue to provide food service during remote learning days, between the hours of 11 AM-1 PM, passing out a daily breakfast and lunch at Hemlock Middle School door #29 for children age 19 and under and those with special needs up to age 26.
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February Kindness Calendar!

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Water Bottles & Winter Clothes

Just a few reminders....

Please make sure your child is bringing a refillable water bottle to school each day. The drinking fountains are still turned off, but the bottle filling stations are operating.


Also, please make sure students are dressed for the cold weather. Students should be wearing snow pants, boots, hats, and gloves outside each day to stay warm.

Happy Birthday!

2/18 Agatha Beach,

2/20 Jayce Buckley, Mariah Lewis

2/21 Aveyah Foley, Ethan Foley, Miranda Kruger

2/22 Bay Griffor, Gavriel Polom