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Blackbird and Shay Elementary

Thanksgiving Break - Classes will not be in session from November 24th through November 26th and resume on Monday, November 29th.

HSPS No-Tax Increase Bond Proposal - Our school district is preparing to place a no tax-rate increase bond proposal on the May 2022 ballot. During November, the District is inviting staff, parents, and community members to give their input prior to finalizing ballot language for the proposal in December. All HSPS community members are invited to view a 5-minute video about the bond projects under consideration. After viewing the video, please participate in a brief survey developed by an independent Michigan-based survey research firm. Your confidential responses to the survey will provide valuable information that will help the Board of Education finalize the ballot proposal that will be on the May 2022 ballot. The video and survey are open through midnight on Saturday, November 27th. Please help us by viewing the video and completing the survey during that period.

Yearbook Information

Hello Parents and Guardians!

This is a note from Ms Talcott, 6-12th art teacher and K-8th yearbook creator for the 20-21 school year.

Firstly, I apologize for the continued delays in getting your students 2020-21 yearbook to them.

Secondly, I want to assure you that last year's yearbook will be completed and delivered to you as promised. :)

The elementary yearbook (s) should be in the printing process soon and delivered close to/around the winter break time period.

If you did NOT purchase a yearbook from last year and wish to, please email me directly at and I will see what I can do about opening up the purchasing window again.

Again, my apologies for the delay and frustration that this may have or be causing.

Feel free to reach out to me directly if you have any questions.

All the best,

Ms Talcott

October PBIS Winners-Shay

October PBIS Winners-Blackbird

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Demetrios Conklin, Paul Trautman, Lyla Kloss

Second Grade Rocks!

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Make sure your children are dressed for the weather! Children will be sent out to play unless temperatures/wind chill drop below zero! The schools use WeatherBug to check weather updates.

Also, please send in extra clothing for your child. Many children have accidents or get wet throughout the day and will need an extra set of clothing.

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Gymnastics Classes

Boyne Area Gymnastics is celebrating 40 years and would like you to join us for our next session. Our new session will be starting the week of November 15. Both gymnastics and dance classes will be offered. Classes are for ages 18 months through high school. To register or for more info, please contact us a 231-582-9787 or


Fall 2021 Session 1, 6 - Weeks Oct. 31 - Dec. 5, 2:00pm Petoskey Ice Arena - M-119 Childs name_________________________DOB___/___/____M/F Childs name_________________________DOB___/___/____M/F Childs name_________________________DOB___/___/____M/F Address___________________________________Zip________ Cell____________________________ US Citizen Y/N Email_______________________________________ Last badge level passed (if applicable)______________ Choose your level: Snow Plow Sam - 4-5 year olds____ 2:00-2:30 - $60.00 (30 min) Basic 1-4, ages 6 and up__________2:00-2:50 - $80.00 Basic 4-6 - Aspire Program________2:00-2:50 - $80.00 Hockey 1-4 ages 6 and up_________2:00-2:50 - $80.00 Aspire program is for skaters interested in joining our skating club, they will work with different coaches and learn higher level skills, such as edges, spins, jumps and choreography! We accept cash, check and PayPal (
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