Huskie Highlights

Hemlock & K.C. Ling Elementary Newsletter

The Week of December 7th - 11th

Peek at the Week

Monday, December 7th

Tuesday, December 8th

Wednesday, December 9th

Thursday, December 10th

Holiday Sucker Sale - $1.00 each

PAWS Drawing

Friday, December 11th

Virtual learning day for all students


This is our 15th week of the 2020-2021 school year. It remains our goal to provide you with regular updates.

All of our students are remote this week on Monday, Tuesday, and Friday with our K-8 students on campus Wednesday and Thursday. Right, now our school district has provided more face-to-face instruction opportunities to our students than any other district in our county.

It appears that having Monday and Tuesday remote this week has already paid huge dividends as we have received reports of students and staff that may have been exposed over the holiday break. If we would have had face-to-face instruction earlier this week these situations would have likely caused a few dozen close contact quarantine situation for our students and staff.

Our team continues to refine our COVID-19 Dashboard with data updates in real-time and a location that brings pertinent information together into an easy to access place.

Please do not send children to a school with any sickness symptoms, cough, fever, etc. Sending children sick to school places our face-to-face instruction program at risk and creates inconvenience for you when we have to send your child home before the end of the school day.

We need everyone to continue to do their part by doing daily health screeners, keeping sick children home, and following the 3 W's: wear a mask, wash your hands, and watch your distance.

We continue to follow our return to learn plan and guidance from the health department, the department of education, and other oversight that has been provided.

Please continue to encourage your child to utilize our free breakfast and lunch program for all; it makes your morning easier knowing that breakfast and lunch are already taken care of. We also have times for you to pick up free food for all students when we have remote days (989) 642-4700 for more information.

Please rest assured if there are any concerns specific to you or your children that either a building principal or myself will contact you directly.

Don Killingbeck, Ed.D.

(989) 642-5282


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

Congratulations to our November Leaders of the Pack!

Kenny - Parker Morse

Aldrich - Mahkenna Miller

Bouchard - Greysen Atkins

Klopf - Quinn Buckley

Schantz - Bay Griffor

Kaczmarczyk - Jonathon Kramer

Olinger - Amelia Stevenson

Siler - Claire Murphy

Bohn - Gage Galbraith

Hammond - Maddalyn Burdo

Langworthy - Ethan Dotson

Sensabaugh - Gracen McMahon

Grandy - Caylee Moore

Green - Aubrey Siler

Taylor - Roscoe Barckholtz

Eaton - Bram Reidsma

Hingston - Haley Flora

Tack - Maylin Buckley

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Virtual Holiday Challenge - Brought to you by the PTO

Welcome to the Virtual Holiday Challenge! Snap a picture or video each day and share it on the PTO Facebook Page. If you don't have Facebook, you can e-mail it to

*Be sure to send your pictures/videos in by Thursday each week. The winners will be drawn on Fridays. One entry per student. The lucky winners will receive a $10 Amazon Gift Card.

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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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Get your holiday gifts and cards by shopping our storefront with Shutterfly!

Do you frequently order from Shutterfly? By using this storefront, our schools will automatically earn 8% on all Shutterfly and Tiny Prints products. Please be sure to use this link on your next order and share it with family and friends!

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Annual Hemlock Hometown Holiday's Celebration - "Light Up Hemlock"

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Parade Route for the Parade of Lights

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Holiday Coloring Contest

The RTCA will be hosting a Holiday Coloring Contest for children that live or attend school in Hemlock. Please see the information below. The contest will start December 1, 2020 and end at noon on December 18, 2020. Children will not be judged on the best coloring job, rather we will draw their entry from all those submitted giving skilled and not so skilled artists the same chance to win one of the three prizes.

There is a different coloring sheet for each age group. Your child must sign their name on the back page as well as having parents sign their name giving permission for their child to enter the contest. We also ask that you provide a phone number on the back of the sheet so we know how to contact the winner.

Good luck and we look forward to seeing all the fantastic entries. The RTCA committee.

Rauchholz Memorial Library Update

Due to the current covid situation and restrictions in place, the library is only open for curbside service for the next 3 weeks. This may be extended as things change. Appointments can be made for copies/fax service. We got through this before; working together we will get through it again! #visityourlibrary #community #workingtogether #MyRML
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Happy Birthday!

11/30 Lilly Allen, Natalie Casey, Brody Ross

12/1 Wyatt Hagerl

12/2 Lilie Trinklein

12/3 Grace Allen, Bentley Hampton, Kelly Bauer

12/4 Tyler Coulson

12/6 Lucas Fletcher, Bryson Frost, Caylee Moore, Brecklyn Mead

12/8 Hudson Schaeding, Emma Zimmerman

12/11 Emma Baird, Danielle Moore

12/13 Connor Rames, Hayden Walker