East China School District News

Every Child, Every Day!

Week of October 7, 2019

Upcoming Events at East China Schools
  • Oct 9 PLC Early Release (2 hours)
  • Oct 16 HS/MS Parent Teacher Conferences
  • Oct 17 HS/MS Parent Teacher Conferences - Half Day HS/MS Only
  • Oct 18 No School
  • Oct 28 Board of Education meeting 6 p.m.
  • Oct 31 Half Day for Elementary Only
  • Nov 7-9 St. Clair High School Drama presents The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

And the Distinguished Teacher Award Goes to......

Nichole Flynn, St. Clair Middle School teacher, has been recognized as St. Clair County's Distinguished Teacher for September. Flynn was presented with the award during a surprise classroom visit on October 1. The Distinguished Teacher award, sponsored by RESA, is given monthly during the school year to educators who exemplify high teaching standards. Nichole was presented with a $300 check made possible by Insurance Specialists Agency of Marysville, the local MEEMIC agent. Congratulations Nichole!
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Belle River Elementary News

Belle River Sailors are off to a wonderful start this school year! The halls are alive with smiling faces and learning is in full swing in the classrooms.The students just finished taking their Fall NWEA assessments and our Kindergarten friends are wrapping up the KRA assessment. The students are working hard each day to learn and grow as individuals and as members of our Belle River community. We focus on being kind, safe, respectful and good friends. We look forward to a rewarding school year full of new experiences and opportunities.

Welcome Back Teachers

The PTO welcomed our teachers back with a fabulous luncheon on Sept 12th. The food was amazing and greatly appreciated. Thank you to everyone who made this event so special for our staff.

Summer Reading Challenge

The following students enjoyed a special breakfast on September 13th to celebrate successfully completing the summer reading challenge. THANK YOU FOR BEING "PORPOISE"FUL READERS!


1st Grade

Maren McLarney

Sadie Oleksiak

Jaxson Keller

Isabella Lavia

Rowan Delor

Emma Rymar

2nd grade

Brooklyn Frye

Reagan Robertson

Samantha Becker

Olivia Mackie

Brayden Whitis

Josie Atkins

Cameron Furtah

3rd Grade

Lydia Ames

Jordan Delude

Gracelin Cusumano

Matthew Fregetto

Tyler LeRoy

4th Grade

Charlotte Ming

Austin Voigt

Calleigh Webster

Isabella Ames

Kaylyn Fregetto

Sabrina Stubenrauch

5th Grade

Julian Hendricks

Evelyn Becker

Andrew Bieth

Aubrey Blanchard

Camryn Fessenden

Constitution Day Celebration

On September 17th Mrs. Westerhof’s 4th graders led an assembly to celebrate Constitution Day. The students worked in groups to create posters and gather information to teach us all about the Constitution. The whole school joined together in red, white, and blue to say the Pledge of Allegiance and enjoy this special presentation.

Try It Tuesday

The Belle River staff and students had their very first Try It Tuesday last week. Thank you Mrs. Cusumano and Mrs. Blanchard for volunteering your time to help. Here are the results of the Hummus taste test:

269 students TRIED IT!


78 "sort of" liked it!

74 students gave it a thumbs down.

Thank you CHARTWELLS! What a great way to try new things!

Belle River Staff Spotlight

Belle River Elementary WELCOMES four new classroom teachers, a Speech & Language teacher, and a Social Worker to our staff this year! We are so excited to have them join our Belle River Family. Please welcome:

Nicole Denny, 4th grade

Stacy Schweihofer, 4th grade Math/Science/Social Studies and Media

Amber Pfeiffer, 2nd grade

Jodie Guzowski, Kindergarten

Jill Bogdan, Speech & Language

Chris Aniel, Social Worker

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Activity at Central Office Kids Connection Relocating

Our Kids Connection program that is currently at Eddy Elementary School will be moving to the Administrative Offices (1585 Meisner Road, East China) in early 2020. The program provides full day child care for infants as young as six weeks old through four year old children, Monday - Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Each Kids Connection classroom (infant, toddler, and preschool) is organized to meet the developmental needs of the children.

The work and licensing that is needed to make this move is currently underway and we are excited to welcome our littlest learners!

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TasteFest 2019 a Huge Success!

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St. Clair High Theatre Troupe Presents.....

November 7-9
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Community Roof Sit for Kids

Pine River students raised $383.10 on Fantastic Hat Friday, an event sponsored by Mrs. Vandermeulen’s class. Several of Mrs. V.’s students and their fourth grade friends presented the money at the St. Clair County Child Abuse and Neglect Council's 25th annual Roof Sit for Kids on Friday afternoon. We are proud of our Pioneers for helping kids in our community!
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Contact Information

Superintendent Suzanne Cybulla can be reached at scybulla@ecsd.us or by calling the East China School District at 810.676.1018.