Bushnell Buzz

April 23, 2021

Mrs. Walters' News

Dear Bushnell Elementary Families,

Anybody love to garden? Our two flower boxes at entrance to our building could use some sprucing up! If you'd like to get them ready for spring/summer, please give us a call!

Staff Appreciation Week is coming up May 3 - May 7! I have a lot of fun planned for our staff but I need your help! Some of you may know that we do not have an active PTO this year. If you are able, here is a signupgenius to help supply needed items to make the week A-MAZ-ING! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090F4BABAE2EA5FF2-bushnell2

This spring, our school completed safety drills as required by the State of Michigan: 5 fire drills, 3 lockdown drills, and 3 tornado drills. Students have been doing a great job with drills. We were assisted by our District’s Kent County sheriff deputy, Todd Summerhayes. The State of Michigan has helpful handouts that can be used for emergency family plans too. Resources can be printed from this site: www.michigan.gov/MIREADY. Ideas for keeping family and pets safe in an emergency, checklists, and communication plan information are provided. Does your child know your family plan in case of a fire or tornado? We hope this resource is helpful.

I'd like to remind all of our parents how important it is to follow our covid-19 protocols. Please keep your children home if someone in your household is being tested. Keep children home if they have symptoms and communicate with our school office so we can keep an eye on other classmates. We continue to practice the mitigation strategies KCHD deems necessary and many of our staff are already fully vaccinated!

Next year's district calendar has been finalized and can be found here.

Internal School of Choice Information

External School of Choice Information

Yearbook order information is down below and needs to be done by TODAY. If you need help ordering, please call directly at 989-227-8441.

Summer is just around the corner. Lowell Education Association has a great opportunity to provide scholarship money for camps or summer activities you might want your child to participate in. Click on the link below to find out more!

Have a good weekend all!


Mrs. Erin Walters

Bushnell Elementary Principal

Upcoming Dates...

4/16 & 4/17 Trial of Goldilocks

4/26 In-Person Acadience Testing begins

4/26 & 4/27 Acadience Testing for Virtual Students

4/30 Superhero Day Celebration

5/5-5/7 MAP testing for Virtual

5/10 In-Person MAP testing Begins

5/24 & 5/26- Hearing & Vision Appts. for incoming K

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GSRP celebrated their 100th day this week with fun activities and cool hats!

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Lowell Area Schools Community Activities link