Hemlock & K.C. Ling Elementary Newsletter
The Week of December 14th - 18th
Peek at the Week
*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
Friday, December 18th
Virtual learning day for all students
WEEK 16 UPDATE FROM OUR SUPERINTENDENT
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.
Holiday Spirit Week - December 14th-17th
Santa's Christmas Candy Gram Sale
Virtual Holiday Challenge - Brought to you by the PTO
*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.
Hemlock Elementary & K.C. Ling Cafeteria News
Get your holiday gifts and cards by shopping our storefront with Shutterfly!
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