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Hemlock & K.C. Ling Elementary Newsletter

The Week of January 25th-29th

Peek at the Week

Monday, January 25th

Tuesday, January 26th

Wednesday, January 27th

Thursday, January 28th

Math Month Class Color Day

PAWS Drawing

Smencils/Sucker Sale

Friday, January 29th


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This is our 20th week of the 2020-2021 school year. It remains our goal to provide you with regular updates.

It is exciting to report that we have not had any new cases of COVID-19 or school-related quarantines since our return to school after the holiday break.

However, we did have to disruption to some transportation services due to non-school related concerns. Filling vacant bus driver positions has been a challenge as a national/state shortage of qualified drivers hits home. If you or someone you know would be interested in becoming a bus driver, please do not hesitate to let us know. We provide all the training and have an immediate need for drivers.

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.

All the best,

Don Killingbeck, Supt.

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We have added up-to-date information on our webpage at:

Hemlock Youth Basketball

We have some exciting news! Registration for the Hemlock Youth Basketball season is now open through January 30th. Please see the following details regarding changes to the program for this year. We understand that these changes are not ideal for anyone, but in order to run a program they must be followed. Keep in mind, the season is FOR THE KIDS and we are doing the best we can to bring some normalcy back to their lives. We appreciate your support!

· 5 week program- NO practices, Saturday morning scrimmages only (Dates are as follows: 2/6. 2/13, 2/20, 2/27, and 3/6)

· Scrimmages will take place at Hemlock Middle School

· All players and spectators are required to wear a mask at all times. NO EXCEPTIONS!

· There will be a limit of 1 spectator per player/per game. NO EXCEPTIONS! We understand this is very difficult but we are at a limited capacity per the state

· Cost is $40 per player or $100 cap per family. Payment will be made the day of the first scrimmage. Cash or checks made out to Hemlock Sports Boosters will be collected while entering for the first scrimmage on Saturday, February 6th

· We will not be accepting any special team requests this year

· Registration is available via the attached Google Form now through January 30th. We will not be accepting any late registrations

Please like our Hemlock Youth Basketball Facebook page for updated information and questions -

Order your March is Reading Month Shirt!

It's time for our annual Read-A-Thon! T-Shirts are available to order now through February 18, 2021. Be sure to use the link below to place your orders. If you have any questions, please reach out. More information to follow 🏫📚


Volunteers needed to help create our year of memories in our school's yearbook! If you are looking for a way to get involved and help support our school, please consider serving on our Yearbook Team. This team will collect pictures of our students, help build content and layout our yearbook capturing one of our most unique years ever! You will be supported by a team of parent volunteers with direct support from Lifetouch to create our school's yearbook. No experience is necessary - please consider volunteering. If you are interested, please reach out to Mrs. Gensch at 989-642-5235 or

100th Day of School

The 100th Day of School is coming! This day will be celebrated on February 3rd.

January is Math Month!

Hemlock and Ling Elementaries are proud to announce that this January, we will be participating in our SIXTH ANNUAL SCHOOL-WIDE MATH MONTH!

Math Month will kick off on Monday, January 11th! Each grade level will be practicing their math challenge all month long and grade level teams will be competing for the title of Hemlock’s Math MVPs! Throughout the month of January, students will be encouraged to practice their math skills at home and during their free time. Students will also be encouraged to recognize why math is important in all jobs and we will be sharing/displaying their findings to the rest of the school!

Pump up your child for Math Month and talk to them about why math is important in your everyday activities!

Fun activities/events this month to promote math:

  • Thursday, Jan. 28th: Grade levels will decide on a grade-level color to wear!

Hemlock Elementary & K.C. Ling Cafeteria News

Don't forget that we will continue to provide food service during remote learning days, between the hours of 11 AM-1 PM, passing out a daily breakfast and lunch at Hemlock Middle School door #29 for children age 19 and under and those with special needs up to age 26.
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District Technology News

Janie Kato, District Technology Coach, has given us parents guide to help with the media and tech your children are on. Common Sense Media has numerous resources for parents in all areas of technology. Check it out here-

Happy Birthday!

1/24 Hayden Locanto-Massa

1/26 Wyatt Wenzel

1/28 Calvin Eaton, Oden Mehl, Tylen Mehl, Greysen Atkins, Sawyer Husen

1/30 Klay Smith

1/31 Oliver Revell