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Hemlock & K.C. Ling Elementary Newsletter

Weekly Update From Mr. Killingbeck

This week is our 31st week for the 2020-2021 school year, and we continue to pull the sled together. The whole Huskie Pack has worked together to make this school year possible for our students.

We continue to navigate COVID-19 and the pandemic together, following the Saginaw County Health Department's guidance. The safety and well-being of our students and team are our number 1 priority as we work to provide the best opportunities for children.

Our 2021-2022 calendar has been approved and will be available on our website at, under the menu. For the most part, it mirrors our 2020-2021 school year calendar.

We have also formally accepted the resignation of the Hemlock Middle School teacher that was under investigation for unprofessional behavior. Our district will continue to work and safeguard our students and promote a professional and appropriate learning environment for all.

As I mentioned in previous updates, we know that some students need to catch up academically. With that in mind, we are developing a robust learning program offering for our students and families to help all children achieve at their personal best.

At this time, we do have some COVID-19 cases to report; 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. These recent cases occurred over our spring break; having a remote day on Tuesday really helped bring some of these cases to the surface before our students and staff returned to school.

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

All the best,


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Reading Month 2021

*Top Reader Announcement*

The PTO is excited to recognize the Top Readers in the following classes:

Young 5-

Miss Kenny- Owen Revell, and Shayleigh Senauit


Mrs. Bouchard- Greyson Atkins and Everly Bouchard

Ms. Aldrich- Mackenzie Beavers and Simon Nothelfer

Mrs. Schantz- Riley DeYoung and Nathan Earnesty

Mrs. Klopf- Hattie Powers and Kasey Robinson

First Grade-

Mrs. Olinger- Camille Hoffman and Emma Baird

Mrs. Kaczmarczyk- Carson Hodges and Samantha Senauit

Mrs. Siler- Claire Murphy and Michelle Persinger

Congratulations to the TWO TOP READERS: Carson Hodges and Hattie Powers.

Congratulations to Mrs. Klopf's class who read 4,492 minutes and has won a pizza party and a $25 gift card!

Second Grade:

Mrs. Sensabaugh- Makenzie Keenan and Madeline Schoof

Mrs. Langworthy- Ethan Hagerl

Mrs. Hammond- Avery Thom and Maci Reed

Mrs. Bohn- Jaxson Walle and Ethan Earnesty

Congratulations to the TWO TOP READERS: Jaxson Walle and Ethan Earnesty

Third Grade:

Mrs. Grandy- Lauren Launstein & Henry Salowitz

Mrs. Engelhart - Ella Bringer & Thatcher Hodges

Mrs. Green- Emilia Yuvan and Leighton Powers

Congratulations to the TWO TOP READERS: Emilia Yuvan and Leighton Powers

Fourth Grade:

Mrs. Tack- Camden Peters and Kassidy Cavendish

Mr. Eaton- Sage Lavigne and Serenity Ellison

Mrs. Hingston- Paxton Powers and Paige Baird

Congratulations to the TWO TOP READERS: Sage Lavigne and Paxton Powers

Congratulations to Mrs. Green's class who read 13,779 minutes and has won a pizza party and a $25 gift card.

Prizes will be distributed next week!

We are incredibly proud of the students who participated in the Read-a-thon! Details on the ice cream social for students who read 600 minutes or more will be shared in the coming weeks!

Keep Reading!

Reading Month Wrap Up Video 2021

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.
Young 5's/Kindergarten 2021/2022

It's time to register for preschool!

How do I find the registration form?

1. Go to

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

Breakfast and lunch will remain FREE to all students thru the remainder of the 20-21 school year.
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Happy Birthday!

4/20 Kendall Cole

4/21 Isabelle Steinert

4/23 Haley Flora, Brigham Morgan

4/24 Tanner Holmes, Piper Clayton

4/25 Jayden Miller