East China School District News

Promises Made , Promises Kept!

April 17, 2023

Important Dates to Remember

April 19 PLC Early Release

May 10 PLC Early Release

May 29 Memorial Day - No School

June 12 Half Day for HS/MS Students

June 13 Half Day all Students

June 14 Half Day all Students - Last Day of School for Students

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Road Construction

Dear East China Schools Community,

While spring brings warmer temperatures it also brings road construction and starting today, Monday April 17, Carney Road in St. Clair will be part of a repaving project. The section of Carney between Fred Moore Hwy and Range Road will be one way only in the northbound direction. The first phase of this project is expected to be completed by Memorial Day weekend at that time traffic will switch with southbound traffic being open. It is expected all work will be completed in early July.

This work will create smooth new road surfaces but it will also cause delays in travel which will include our ECSD buses. Please be patient with us as our bus routes may be impacted as we adjust to the route detours. It will also be important for parents to plan for extra time if you travel in the Carney road area for school functions.

We appreciate your patience and understanding,

Suzanne Cybulla

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Palms Polar Bears

Timbercreek Petting Farm visits Palms Elementary

Palms Elementary students and staff were delighted to host the Timbercreek Petting Farm as part of a March is Reading Month activity. Representatives, and animal care-takers, from the Timber Creek Petting Farm, INC, came to Palms and showcased several amazing animals with the Palms students, all in coordination with their March is Reading Month theme of "Paws for Reading." The students loved the information shared about each of the 15 real-life animals and even got to hold and touch several of them! This was a great experience for our students!

Palms Elementary donates to SNAP

The Palms Elementary students and staff would like to thank the entire community for their generous donations of pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters during "Paws For Reading" March Is Reading Month. The students raised $664.57 for the Humane Society/SNAP. Way to go, Polar Bears! We are very fortunate for all the community does for our district, and the students at Palms Elementary were delighted to pay that appreciation forward!

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Thank you Marine City Rotary

A big thank you to the Marine City rotary for coming to Palms and donating an amazing dictionary to all of our 3rd and 4th grade students! Within this book are not only terms and definitions, but information about planets, geography and much more! This is a book that students can use throughout their schooling, and we truly appreciate the Marine City Rotary for their generous donation! See some pictures below…

Another classroom gets updated Technology

Mrs. Versteegden’s students are excited about the new technology that was installed in their classroom thanks to the passing of the March 2020 Bond. Mrs. Versteegden and her students have been using it for many activities including sharing projects with the class, reviewing for tests, learning with the new Open Court Reading program, and much, much more. They love how crystal clear pictures are and all the fun activities they have done so far. These types of technology that are being installed in our ECSD classrooms give students the opportunities they deserve in education, especially with our ever changing world. We are very grateful for this technology!

Palms Elementary Staff Spotlight

The East China School District was excited to welcome Mrs. Victoria Molesworth as a new teacher at Palms Elementary School this school year. Although Mrs. Molesworth is in her 1st year in ECSD, and at Palms teaching 3rd grade, she is actually in her 9th year of teaching. In previous years, she has taught Kindergarten through 4th grade in both Arizona and Michigan. She is also an avid soccer coach, and she would love to coach volleyball or swimming one day! When asked about her teaching position, and about her experience at Palms Elementary, Mrs. Moleswroth said, “I love how supportive the staff and families are! Since the first time I stepped foot onto the Palms campus everyone has been so welcoming. The staff have been a ton of help and the families have been so supportive! I also love how student centered the classrooms are!” It truly takes a village, and Mrs. Molesworth has been a great addition to the Palms family!

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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.