Huskie Highlights

Hemlock & K.C. Ling Elementary Newsletter

The Week of December 14th - 18th

Peek at the Week

Monday, December 14th

*Holiday Spirit Week - Holiday Sweater Day

Tuesday, December 15th

*Holiday Spirit Week - Grinch Day

Wednesday, December 16th

*Holiday Spirit Week - Holiday Best Day (Wear your fanciest holiday clothes)

Thursday, December 17th

*Holiday Spirit Week - Pajama Day

Holiday Sucker Sale - $1.00 each

PAWS Drawing

Friday, December 18th

Virtual learning day for all students


This is our 16th week of the 2020-2021 school year. It remains our goal to provide you with regular updates.

We will continue as scheduled for PK-8 with face-to-face instruction and based on the MDHHS order our high school students grade 9-12 will remain remote until after the Christmas break.

Next week, it will be my goal to provide you a tentative snapshot for the month of January so that you can best prepare and schedule accordingly.

We appreciate everyone's patience as our team of teachers, support staff, and building principals have been able to provide more face-to-face instruction than any other public school district in our county.

Our team continues to refine our COVID-19 Dashboard with data updates in real-time and a location that brings pertinent information together into an easy to access place.

We need everyone to continue to do their part by doing daily health screeners, keeping sick children home, and following the 3 W's: wear a mask, wash your hands, and watch your distance.

Please do not send children to a school with any sickness symptoms, cough, fever, etc. Sending children sick to school places our face-to-face instruction program at risk and creates inconvenience for you when we have to send your child home before the end of the school day.

Please continue to encourage your child to utilize our free breakfast and lunch program for all; it makes your morning easier knowing that breakfast and lunch are already taken care of. We also have times for you to pick up free food for all students when we have remote days (989) 642-4700 for more information.

All the best,

Don Killinbeck, Ed.D.

(989) 642-5282

Holiday Spirit Week - December 14th-17th

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Santa's Christmas Candy Gram Sale

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

Virtual Holiday Challenge - Brought to you by the PTO

Welcome to the Virtual Holiday Challenge! Snap a picture or video each day and share it on the PTO Facebook Page. If you don't have Facebook, you can e-mail it to

*Be sure to send your pictures/videos in by Thursday each week. The winners will be drawn on Fridays. One entry per student. The lucky winners will receive a $10 Amazon Gift Card.

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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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Get your holiday gifts and cards by shopping our storefront with Shutterfly!

Do you frequently order from Shutterfly? By using this storefront, our schools will automatically earn 8% on all Shutterfly and Tiny Prints products. Please be sure to use this link on your next order and share it with family and friends!

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Holiday Coloring Contest

The RTCA will be hosting a Holiday Coloring Contest for children that live or attend school in Hemlock. Please see the information below. The contest will start December 1, 2020 and end at noon on December 18, 2020. Children will not be judged on the best coloring job, rather we will draw their entry from all those submitted giving skilled and not so skilled artists the same chance to win one of the three prizes.

There is a different coloring sheet for each age group. Your child must sign their name on the back page as well as having parents sign their name giving permission for their child to enter the contest. We also ask that you provide a phone number on the back of the sheet so we know how to contact the winner.

Good luck and we look forward to seeing all the fantastic entries. Coloring pages can be turned in at the Richland Township Board Office.

The RTCA Committee

Happy Birthday!

12/15 Carson Kosanovich, Adalynn McNalley

12/16 Cade Sauer

12/17 Jayce Mills

12/18 Abbey Zimmerman