East China School District News

Every Child, Every Day!

Week of November 4, 2019

Upcoming Events at East China School District
  • Nov 1 Mariner Football vs Mt. Morris 7 pm @ home
  • Nov 2 Saints Football vs Brandon HS 7 pm @ home
  • Nov 4 End of First Marking Period
  • Nov 4 Board of Education Workshop 6 pm
  • Nov 6 Half Day for Elementary Only
  • Nov 7-9 St. Clair High School Drama presents The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
  • Nov 13 Early Release (2 hours)
  • Nov 13 Parent University Night 6:30 pm
  • Nov 25-26 Elementary Parent Teacher Conferences
  • Nov 25 Board of Education meeting 6 pm
  • Nov 27-29 Thanksgiving Break
  • Dec 6-7 Mariner Drama presents The Three Musketeers 7 p.m.
  • Dec 11 Early Release (2 hours)

Palms Elementary News

Palms students have the opportunity to eat lunch with Mr. Westerhof in the Positive Polar Pride Cafe. Every week names are drawn from the Positive Polar Pride buckets where they place their Palms Polar Pride Tickets they have earned. Every month the students who get their ticket drawn have lunch with Mr. Westerhof. Congratulations to our awesome Polar Bear students at Palms!

Fitness Frenzy

The Fitness Frenzy Fundraiser at Palms is an annual event. This year the PTO met their goal and had a great afternoon of games to reward the students. The games consisted of Hungry Hungry Hippo, Pumpkin Smashing, Dodge Ball, and Hula Hoop Rock Paper Scissors game. Students won prizes like bikes, Sweet Tooth gift cards, scholastic books, movie popcorn, and much more. Classrooms won gift cards, classroom supplies, and ice cream parties. Way to go Palms!

Fitness Friday

Every Friday Ms. Cornish leads us in Fitness Friday after morning announcements. Hula hoops, jump ropes, and classroom exercises are happening all at the same time while music is played throughout the building. It is a great way to get the day started!

Palms Staff Spotlight


Molly Reed, First Grade Teacher


Mrs. Reed has been teaching in East China Schools for twenty years. She started her career at Washington Elementary and then within a few years transferred over to Palms. Most of her career was spent in the kindergarten room, but she has also taught second, a 2/3 split and now first grade.


Mrs. Reed got her undergraduate degree from Central Michigan University in Early Childhood. She went on to get her master's in reading from Oakland University. Mrs. Reed has two daughters. Her oldest daughter Madeline is a sophomore at Central Michigan and she is going into Elementary Education. Fire Up Chips!! Her youngest daughter Clare is a junior in high school.

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MCHS Marching Band visits Belle River

Thank you to Mr. Steve Fox and the MCHS Marching Band for visiting Belle River Elementary!

Fun at our elementary buildings

Parent University Night 2019

Calling all parents of middle school and high school students!

You have an opportunity to go "back to school" by attending sessions at the East China Parent University on November 13. There are 5 sessions/topics to choose from and the sign up is quick and easy on the Google form or the QR code on the flyer below.

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REHS Now Enrolling!

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Mariner Drama presents...

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Blue Water College Access Network

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ECEF Grant Recipients

Congratulations to the 17 ECEF fall grant recipients! The awards were handed out at the October 28 Board of Education meeting. Awards totaling $9,989.85 were given out for the benefit of our students. Thank you East China Educational Foundation for making great things possible!
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Let's Get Cooking

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Contact Information

Superintendent Suzanne Cybulla can be reached at scybulla@ecsd.us or by calling the East China School District at 810.676.1018.