Hemlock & K.C. Ling Elementary Newsletter
The Week of December 7th - 11th
Peek at the Week
Tuesday, December 8th
Wednesday, December 9th
Thursday, December 10th
Holiday Sucker Sale - $1.00 each
Friday, December 11th
Virtual learning day for all students
WEEK 15 UPDATE FROM OUR SUPERINTENDENT
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.
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
Virtual Holiday Challenge - Brought to you by the PTO
*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.
Hemlock Elementary & K.C. Ling Cafeteria News
Get your holiday gifts and cards by shopping our storefront with Shutterfly!
Annual Hemlock Hometown Holiday's Celebration - "Light Up Hemlock"
Parade Route for the Parade of Lights
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
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