News from the Nest

For the Week of October 5, 2020

End of Week 6 - Emmons Lake Elementary

Upcoming Events

October 7: Count Day

October 30: Half Day of School, 12:05 Dismissal

November 2: PTO Meeting @ 6:30 p.m.

November 12: Half Day of School, 12:05 Dismissal

November 25-27: No School, Thanksgiving Break

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A few reminders...

*Drop off/pick up continues to improve. Please remember these things to help keep everyone safe and to expedite the process.

1. Stay all the way over to the right when waiting in line. This helps our busses when arriving in the morning.

2. Please continue to pull all the way forward, even when waiting outside of the drop off

zone. We want to keep that line as short as possible.

3. Please do not start lining up too early. Drop off begins at 8:40 a.m. If your child

would like to eat breakfast at school, please pull forward in the outer left lane to be let in the cafeteria at 8:35)

4. End of day dismissal is 3:45 p.m. Lining up before 3:30 causes traffic congestion. Please consider allowing our younger families (K-2) to get their earlier. Families with siblings and children in grades can arrive closer to 3:50.

*We still have some library books visiting homes since March. Please take a moment to see if you have any that can be returned to school.

*Michigan weather is ever changing. We do go outside every day, so please be sure to send appropriate outdoor wear with your child.

*Did you know we have a PaperGator in our back parking lot? This is a great way to support our PTO and Emmons Lake Elementary. Recycling materials raises money for our school and is a great way to be eco-responsible! Items that can go in the bin are newsprint, catalogs/magazines, office/school papers, hard or soft covered books.

*PowerSchool Daily Screener has some updated questions. We are hoping this provides clarity as we navigate through these times. Thanks for completing this each day!

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Enemy Pie read by Camryn Manheim
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News from Food Service:

2019-2020 Free/Reduced applications expire on October 7th, 2020. Currently all students are receiving free breakfast and lunch through the USDA. This program is set to expire December 31st, 2020 or when the money runs out. Because this could happen sooner than the December 31st date, we suggest filling out a new application before last year's application expires to prevent a gap in coverage. If you are new to Caledonia Schools, you will need to fill out a new application in our district. The fastest and most efficient way to fill out an application is online at If you have any questions, please contact Caledonia Food Service at (616) 891-0227.

Helpful Links to Information

Did you know that you can donate to Emmons Lake EVERYTIME you shop on Amazon? Simply sign up for Amazon Smile and shop! Please sign up today and encourage family and friends too!

Super easy to setup on mobile app, see pics but 1) find the “settings” app on mobile, app or webpage (the 3 horizontal lines bottom right mobile or upper left other) 2) select Amazon Smile 3) search for “Eagle Feathers PTO”, if on mobile 4) click to “on” to right of listed registered devises! DONE!
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Message from the Principal...

Another fabulous week with our Emmons Lake Eagles! Thanks to our EL PTO for a fabulous meeting and all of the ways you serve our Emmons tribe. We appreciate your creative and collaborative thinking as we learn how to naviage through this new year! Speaking of PTO, did you know that you can help support Emmons Lake by participating in a super easy PTO fundraiser through Amazon? Simply sign up for Amazon Smile and shop! Sign up today under Eagle Feathers PTO and invite friends/family too!

Halloween will look different this year, but we are excited to still give our students an opportunity to create memories! If your child would like, they may wear a costume or Halloween themed clothing to school on Friday, October 30. It is a half day of school and students will still be participating in normal activities like recess and specials. Please consider a costume choice in which your child can participate in every day activities.

Grateful to Serve With You,

Mrs. Schultz