KHMS News May 13

05/13/22

https://www.signupgenius.com/g...Upcoming Dates:
May 23 – Day of Awesomeness
May 27 – Half Day, 7th Grade Vision Screening
May 30 – No School
June 1 – 3 Mile Project
June 1-3 –Half Days

3 Mile Project June 1st
We are preparing a fun end-of-year trip for students to Three Mile Project in Walker on Wednesday, June 1. In order to qualify to attend this day of celebration, students must be passing all classes with a 70% or better by Connect class (end of day) on Tuesday, May 31, 2022 and not have any discipline referrals in the month of May. This includes lunch and after-school detentions, being sent out of the classroom to behavior intervention, and any suspensions. Three Mile Project will have all of their normal activities open and our Student Council is also planning some carnival style games with prizes and a photo booth station. In order to make this day a success, we NEED parent volunteers and donations of soda (cans please). Click on the link below to sign up. We greatly appreciate your support and we can't wait to celebrate our students' successes! Go Knights! Sign Up Genius Link

Day of Awesomeness - 8th Graders
We are planning an end-of-the-year picnic celebration to end your time at the middle school. This celebration will take place sometime during the week of May 23, 2022 - we will grill out and play games down at the football stadium during lunch and Connect class. In order to qualify for this celebration - you can not have discipline referrals from the start of May up to the day of the picnic: this includes lunch detentions, after-school detentions, being sent out of the classroom to behavior intervention, In-school and/or out of school suspensions. We look forward to celebrating your last month of school at the middle school.

6th Graders
Daddy-Daughter Dance information is here.

Knight Sports
Before your athlete can begin tryouts/practices, they must have a physical dated after April 15, 2021, for our school sports. Sports Physical Form: A pink slip will be written for the student-athlete by the athletic department to give to the coaches that verify they have a physical on file. There is a participation fee of $70.00 unless your child is on free & reduced lunch.

Attention Incoming Freshmen Athletes! Students interested in participating in Football, Volleyball and Girls Golf this fall are encouraged to attend the designated meetings with the Varsity coaches on the following dates during Connect class. They must sign up prior to the meeting!
Friday, May 13- Volleyball
Wednesday, May 18- Football
Wednesday, May 25- Girls Golf

Football Speed and Strength Conditioning for 7th-12th graders!
We have a great opportunity for ALL athletes this summer to develop their bodies and become bigger, faster, and stronger! We have a speed and strength training program all summer long starting Monday, June 6 from 7-9 am, here at the high school weight room. Please encourage your son to attend every session this summer. Please see the attached flyer and get registered!

Summer Speed/Strength Program:
Every Monday, Tuesday, & Thursday from 7 am-9 am
High School Weight Room

I have also attached a summer football calendar for you to consider when making plans this summer.

Girls Basketball Camp and Open Gym Information!
FLIER

Youth Sports
Be on the lookout for youth sports camps for the summer! Please visit the KHPS website for the latest information: https://www.khps.org/camps

KHHS News May 13

05/13/22

IMPORTANT GRADUATION REMINDER
All seniors planning on participating in graduation, your Intent to Participate form must be signed and
returned by Friday, May 20th.

Kent ISD Career Readiness
Please see the following link for info on the Kent ISD Career Readiness programming available to students and parents! https://mailchi.mp/358afe0d8722/cropd6771441?e=750c8a2883

Senior All Night Party
Yard signs are also being sold again. There are signs with or without the graduate’s name and "Proud home of a Knight" signs. They are $20 or $30 for those with the graduate’s name. Venmo @khsanpparents, check or cash. Please place order forms for signs and money in the SANP box in Student Services. Email schulte.janemom24@gmail.com with any questions.

Academy Night Out
Congressman Peter Meijer is hosting a Service Academy Information Night on Monday, May 23, 2022, from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum. This is an evening for interested students and their parents to learn more about our nation’s service academies and the process of applying for an academy nomination and appointment. Representatives from all five service academies have been invited. Each will give a short presentation at the event. Information tables will be available as well. The offices of U.S. Senators Gary Peters and Debbie Stabenow have also been invited to participate.

Sideline Cheer
Varsity Sideline Cheerleading Tryouts will be held on June 6 & 7 from 5:30-7:30 on the football field track. To register for tryouts, athletes need to complete the following form. For athletes who make the team, our first practice will be June 8 at 5:30 PM on the track with a mandatory parent meeting will be held at 7 PM. At this time, you will receive pertinent information like the summer schedule and associated costs for the season. If you have any questions, please reach out to
Coach Liz (lbelliel@gmail.com).

Teen Cram Night
The Walker Library is staying open late on May 20th for Teen Cram Night! This is a teen-only event where they get a quiet place to study, pizza, pop and computer access.

KHHS News May 6

05/06/22

Spring Concert Choir

Here is the YouTube link for the 5.10.2022 Choir Concert if you are unable to attend. The concert starts at 7 pm in the PAC.

Spring Orchestra Concerts
I would like to invite you to our upcoming orchestra concerts for the HS, and HS combined with our Alumni! Each one is FREE to attend, and we hope to see you there! Or we have links below you can view!

HS Orchestra: May 3 at 7pm:

Orchestra Alumni: May 15 at 3pm

Save the Date - MAY 9, 2022 ~ Senior Athletic Banquet
Seniors, please be sure to RSVP to this year’s athletic banquet. Money and RSVPs are due by 3:30 on Friday, April 29th to the KH Athletic Office.

Kent ISD Career Readiness
Please see the following link for info on the Kent ISD Career Readiness programming available to students and parents! https://mailchi.mp/358afe0d8722/cropd6771441?e=750c8a2883

Senior All Night Party
Yard signs are also being sold again. There are signs with or without the graduate’s name and "Proud home of a Knight" signs. They are $20 or $30 for those with the graduate’s name. Venmo @khsanpparents, check or cash. Please place order forms for signs and money in the SANP box in Student Services. Email schulte.janemom24@gmail.com with any questions.

Academy Night Out
Congressman Peter Meijer is hosting a Service Academy Information Night on Monday, May 23, 2022, from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum. This is an evening for interested students and their parents to learn more about our nation’s service academies and the process of applying for an academy nomination and appointment. Representatives from all five service academies have been invited. Each will give a short presentation at the event. Information tables will be available as well. The offices of U.S. Senators Gary Peters and Debbie Stabenow have also been invited to participate.

Sideline Cheer
Varsity Sideline Cheerleading Tryouts will be held on June 6 & 7 from 5:30-7:30 on the football field track. To register for tryouts, athletes need to complete the following form. For athletes who make the team, our first practice will be June 8 at 5:30 PM on the track with a mandatory parent meeting will be held at 7 PM. At this time, you will receive pertinent information like the summer schedule and associated costs for the season. If you have any questions, please reach out to
Coach Liz (lbelliel@gmail.com).

Teen Cram Night
The Walker Library is staying open late on May 20th for Teen Cram Night! This is a teen-only event where they get a quiet place to study, pizza, pop and computer access.

KHMS News May 6

05/06/22

Upcoming Dates:
May 13 – 8th Grade Dance
May 18 – Half Day
May 23 – Day of Awesomeness
May 27 – Half Day
May 30 – No School

We would like to give a shout-out to our amazing KHMS teachers! We appreciate them all and have so much respect for what they do for our students and KH community! THANK YOU!!!

A friendly reminder, if you could please call ahead to excuse your child for an appointment that is during school hours. We like to refrain from interrupting class as much as possible. Please call the attendance line (616) 785-3225 or email, msattendance@khps.org. This email is another way to communicate your students' absence, early leave time, or late arrivals as well! *Covid absences do not go against attendance records.

Attention 8th Graders!
It's time for the 8th Grade Dance to celebrate our soon-to-be Freshmen! It's going to be a Starry Night filled with fun memories.
May 13, 2022
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm (parents: plan 8:50 for pick up)
Kenowa Hills High School (please use Hendershot Ave. Main Office Entrance)
Tickets = $10
Ticket sales = May 9, 10 & 11 during the Middle School Lunch Times 8th grade students will need their School ID to purchase a ticket & for entry the night of the dance. Students need to be passing 4 of their 6 classes with 70% to purchase a ticket and attend. Attire: NOT a formal dance, look nice in something students already own:)

Day of Awesomeness
We are planning an end-of-the-year picnic celebration to end your time at the middle school. This celebration will take place sometime during the week of May 23, 2022 - we will grill out and play games down at the football stadium during lunch and Connect class. In order to qualify for this celebration - you can not have discipline referrals from the start of May up to the day of the picnic: this includes lunch detentions, after-school detentions, being sent out of the classroom to behavior intervention, In-school and/or out of school suspensions. We look forward to celebrating your last month of school at the middle school.

Knight Sports
Before your athlete can begin tryouts/practices, they must have a physical dated after April 15, 2021, for our school sports. Sports Physical Form: A pink slip will be written for the student-athlete by the athletic department to give to the coaches that verify they have a physical on file. There is a participation fee of $70.00 unless your child is on free & reduced lunch.

Football Speed and Strength Conditioning for 7th-12th graders!
We have a great opportunity for ALL athletes this summer to develop their bodies and become bigger, faster, and stronger! We have a speed and strength training program all summer long starting Monday, June 6 from 7-9 am, here at the high school weight room. Please encourage your son to attend every session this summer. Please see the attached flyer and get registered!

Summer Speed/Strength Program:
Every Monday, Tuesday, & Thursday from 7 am-9 am
High School Weight Room

I have also attached a summer football calendar for you to consider when making plans this summer.

Girls Basketball Camp and Open Gym Information!
FLIER

Youth Sports
Be on the lookout for youth sports camps for the summer! Please visit the KHPS website for the latest information: https://www.khps.org/camps

Zinser Elementary News May 6

05/06/22

Zinser Carnival is BACK!

Mark the date for the Zinser School Carnival: Friday May 20th from 6:00-8:30 pm. The Knight will involve fun games by using a game punch card, great prizes, concessions available, and a raffle.

We hope you will consider volunteering for our carnival! All volunteers will also receive a free game card for the event along with pizza and a drink. Sign up here.

2022-23 Placement
When placing students, staff members assign children to classrooms that will meet their intellectual, social, and emotional needs. Teachers use many factors to determine student placement for the following year. These factors include: finding a match between the student’s learning style and the teacher’s teaching style; grouping students into similar and workable academic groups; dividing classrooms into even numbers of boys and girls; and placing students who work well together in the same classroom.

Your input is valuable to teachers when making class assignments. The information from this form will aid teachers in this process. CHILD LEARNING ENVIRONMENT FORM

FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS FUNDRAISER
This year Zinser Family Council and Watch Dogs are having a food booth in downtown GR at Festival of the Arts. June 2nd-5th. This is a new and big fundraiser for Zinser, but we need lots of volunteers to do it. We need volunteers to do a variety of jobs for cashiers, cook, food prep, serving, etc. Please follow this link to view the available slots and sign up. Thank you in advance for signing up and helping to make this a huge success.

2022 FIELD DAY
Field Day 2022 will be Thursday, May 26th at our High School Athletic Complex. We need YOU to be successful. Lunch will be provided. Sign Up Here!

BACKGROUND CHECK FORMS.
The process for submitting a background check form has recently changed. If you need to fill out a form for an upcoming event you MUST stop in our office between 8 am and 4 pm to fill the Background Check Form out in person.

THIS WEEK’S SHOWCASE
Principal Willick, teachers, and all staff were appreciated this week by our Family Council. We are so thankful to be part of a community that takes care of one another. It truly takes a village to educate our students.

Uganda Art Project
The goal is for the students to sell their art for at least $10. The money can be turned in to their classroom teachers. The money will be used to purchase a water tank for a school in Uganda. We are collecting until May 27th.

Paint Kenowa Green
Paint Kenowa Green is a way to bring awareness and normalize the need to talk about and practice techniques that lead to positive mental health. May is also Mental Health Awareness Month. Zinser will have decorations and opportunities for students as well as staff to participate.

Meet our Mental Health Team @ Zinser Elementary
Julie Hughes: Kindergarten Teacher
Tara Follett: PBIS Paraprofessional
Ashley Anderson: Child Behavior Specialist
Conor Dahlquist: School Psychologist
Camille Sleboda: Social Worker
Courtney Anderson: Registered Nurse

Throughout the year our team has taught age-appropriate lessons that tie mental health in with our True Success themes. Our goal is to reduce stigma and provide skills to manage tough emotions.


Central Elementary News May 6

05/06/22

Peer to Peer/ SUNS Field Trip - Friday May 13th
Game time is 11 am (bus departs at 10 am and returns between 1:30-2:30 pm) $5-$10 suggested donation if you are able. All students who have participated as a SUN this school year are invited and welcome to attend the game regardless of ability to pay. Please turn in your donation to the main office if you have not done so already. *Please consider a donation to our Peer-to-Peer program to make this field trip possible!

Kona Ice is Coming!
Kona Ice will be at Central Elementary and everyone is welcome! 20% of all sales will be donated back to school!
June 19, 2022 from 4:30 pm - 8 pm
July 10, 2022 from 4:30 pm - 8 pm
August 14, 2022 from 4:30 pm - 8 pm

Field Day, Central Olympics - Thursday, May 26
Volunteers are still needed and you must have a current background check on file with KHPS to attend. Forms can be filled out now at the Central Office or at the Administration Building. To sign up, go to: bit.ly/KHCFieldDay.

Central Daddy/Daughter Dance
K - 6TH GRADE WELCOME
MAY 21, 2022
6-8 PM HIGH SCHOOL CAFETERIA $30
Enjoy crafts. photo booth, snacks and lots of dancing!

Art at the Library
Congrats to these most fabulous artists! Their artwork has been chosen for display at the KDL Walker Branch, 4293 Remembrance Rd NW. Stop by soon!

Kindergarteners:
Savanna D
Zachary C
Willow M
Kyla G
Luna N
Emery B
Anna P
Sofia R
Olive G

1st Graders:
Khloe E
Gideon S

2nd Graders:
Skylar B
Bryleigh M
Macy H
Sydney V

Alpine Elementary News May 6

05/06/22

Important Dates:
5/6/22 DAUGHTER DANCE (7:00-9:00)
5/9/22 ALPINE MUSIC CONCERT
5TH GRADE STUDY TRIP TO GREENFIELD
VILLAGE
5/12/22 THE SON EVENT & BATTLE GR (6:00-8:00)
5/13/22 2ND GRADE STUDY TRIP (JOHN BALL
PARK ZOO)
5/26/22 4TH/5TH GRADE STUDY TRIPS
(LAKESHORE STATE PARK)
KINDERGARTEN STUDY TRIP (JOHN BALL
PARK ZOO)
5/31/22 FIELD DAY
6/1/22 1/2 DAY
6/2/22 1/2 DAY

FEEDING WALKER KIDS
Feeding Walker Kids is a FREE weekend lunch program offered during the school year. Please contact your child's teacher or the main office for an application.

Spring into Music at Alpine
Dear Parents – Alpine will be having an evening of musical presentations performed by our students at the KH PAC, located at the KH High School. Students are already beginning preparations for their shows! Here are the dates and times for your planning. More detailed information will be available as the date of the concert approaches. We look forward to seeing you there!

KK/K – 5th Grade Concert – Monday, May 9th2022
KK/K – 5:20 – 5:40 pm
1st/2nd – 6:00 – 6:40 pm
3rd – 7:00 – 7:20 pm
4th/5th – 7:40 – 8:15 pm

All students should arrive 10 minutes early to meet their teachers. Dress to impress!

MSTEP Assessment Update
Grades 3rd-5th will continue to be engaged in taking our state assessment over the course of the next few weeks. Please help encourage your child to do their best each day on the assessment. The best thing you can do as a parent to support your child’s readiness is to make sure that they get sufficient sleep each night!
NOTE: While we support parents in making choices for their children, there is no acceptable way under state or federal law to allow an “opt-out” of state assessments. Last year, requirements for 95 percent participation in state assessments were waived by the U.S. Department of Education due to COVID-19 restrictions. However, this is no longer the case for 2022. Students who are not assessed this year will count against their school’s required 95 percent participation rate.

School Resources and Elections

Please be aware that no school resources should be used for any campaigning. We ask that all community members refrain from the collection of signatures while on school property (whether it's a school board position, city council, county, etc.).

Boots and Beauties Daughter Dance
Friday, May 6, from 7 pm to 9 pm in the Alpine Elementary Gym. Special guest DJ Jazzy J Snyder. $10 per family, cash or Venmo. Hosted by the Alpine PTO. A Photographer will be present and you can choose to purchase photo packages from $5-$30.

Field Day
We will be in need of volunteers for field day. If you are interested in helping, please click on the Sign-Up Genius link below and sign up for an activity and time that works best for you. If you have any questions, please email our Becky Bradley at bbradley@khps.org. You will need to make sure to complete a background check at least a week in advance if you plan to volunteer that day. Sign Up Genius Link: https://www.signupgenius.com/g...

KHHS News April 29

04/29/22

Congrats to Students of the Week*
Elayne Klatt
Cody Palmer
Natalee Crawford
Evan Synder
Noaln Droski
Makayla Miller
Jackson Pinkelman
Melanie Vail

*This will be our last Students of the Week for 2021/22 - Congratulations to all!

Spring Concert Choir
Here is the YouTube link for the 5.10.2022 Choir Concert if you are unable to attend. The concert starts at 7 pm in the PAC.

Save the Date - MAY 9, 2022 ~ Senior Athletic Banquet
Seniors, please be sure to RSVP to this year’s athletic banquet. Money and RSVPs are due by 3:30 on Friday, April 29th to the KH Athletic Office.

Kent ISD Career Readiness
Please see the following link for info on the Kent ISD Career Readiness programming available to students and parents! https://mailchi.mp/358afe0d8722/cropd6771441?e=750c8a2883

AP Testing
AP Exams are quickly approaching. If you have any questions at all, please contact Student Services.

Teen Cram Night
The Walker Library is staying open late on May 20th for Teen Cram Night! This is a teen-only event where they get a quiet place to study, pizza, pop, and computer access.

Senior All Night Party
The SANP has a couple of fundraisers going on! There are Countryside Greenhouse $25 and $50 gift cards available to purchase. Please help in making this a success by sharing and selling. This fundraiser is running now through May 2nd, with the deadline for money on May 2. Venmo @khsanpparents, check or cash. Please place the order forms with the Senior's name, gift card quantities, and money in the SANP box in Student Services.

Yard signs are also being sold again. There are signs with or without the graduate’s name and "Proud home of a Knight" signs. They are $20 or $30 for those with the graduate’s name. Venmo @khsanpparents, check or cash. Please place order forms for signs and money in the SANP box in Student Services.

Email schulte.janemom24@gmail.com with any questions.

Academy Night Out
Congressman Peter Meijer is hosting a Service Academy Information Night on Monday, May 23, 2022, from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum. This is an evening for interested students and their parents to learn more about our nation’s service academies and the process of applying for an academy nomination and appointment. Representatives from all five service academies have been invited. Each will give a short presentation at the event. Information tables will be available as well. The offices of U.S. Senators Gary Peters and Debbie Stabenow have also been invited to participate.

KHMS News April 29

04/29/22

Upcoming Dates:
May 5 - Orchestra Concert, 7 pm
May 6 – Half Day
May 13 – 8th Grade Dance
May 18 – Half Day
May 23 - Day of Awesomeness

A friendly reminder, if you could please call ahead to excuse your child for an appointment that is during school hours. We like to refrain from interrupting class as much as possible. Please call the attendance line (616) 785-3225 or email, msattendance@khps.org. This email is another way to communicate your students' absence, early leave time, or late arrivals as well! *Covid absences do not go against attendance records.

M-Step Testing Week
All students in grades 6, 7, and 8 will be assessed through The Michigan Test of Educational Progress (M-Step). ** It is important to make sure your student is in attendance during the week of their scheduled M-Step test.

The following is our M-Step schedule:

  • 8th Grade testing is the week of May 2 - 6, 2022.
    • SS (1 hr.); Science (1 1/2 hrs.)

** M-Step is a computer-based assessment - no time limit.

Resources for M-Step:

  • M-Step Practice - MDE - wbte.drcedirect.com/MI/portals/mi
  • MAPPERS Practice (Khan Academy)

What to bring to M-Step testing:

  • **Charged and working Chromebook.
  • Earbuds on ELA M-Step testing days

Attention 8th Graders!

  • The 8th-grade dance will be held on Friday, May 13th! This is an informal dance, casual dress attire is appropriate. Most importantly, to attend, students must be passing 4 of 6 classes with a grade of 70 percent or more.
  • We are planning an end-of-the-year picnic celebration to end your time at the middle school. This celebration will take place sometime during the week of May 23, 2022 - we will grill out and play games down at the football stadium during lunch and Connect class. In order to qualify for this celebration - you can not have discipline referrals from the start of May up to the day of the picnic: this includes lunch detentions, after-school detentions, being sent out of the classroom to behavior intervention, In-school and/or out of school suspensions. We look forward to celebrating your last month of school at the
    middle school.

Incentives: All Students - 6th, 7th, & 8th Grade!

  • Any student who has perfect attendance and no tardiness May 2 - May 13 will be entered into a drawing to win free wings at Buffalo Wild Wings. We will select 15 students who qualify from 6th - 7th and 8th grade to win wings at Buffalo Wild Wings.
  • Students who reached their projected NWEA growth in ELA and MATH from Fall to Spring will be put in a drawing to win a free 3 Mile Project voucher and a Buffalo Wild Wings Blazin performer for free wings. There will be ten (10) students from each grade and for each subject area ELA/Math that will be selected.
  • We are planning an end-of-the-year celebration at the 3 Mile Project on Wednesday, June 1, 2022, during the school day. In order to qualify to attend this day of celebration - you must be passing all your classes with a 70% or better by Connect class on Tuesday, May 31, 2022 and not have any discipline referrals in the month of May: this includes lunch detentions, after school detentions, being sent out of the classroom to behavior intervention, In-school and/or out of school suspensions.

Knight Sports
Before your athlete can begin tryouts/practices, they must have a physical dated after April 15, 2021, for our school sports. Sports Physical Form: A pink slip will be written for the student-athlete by the athletic department to give to the coaches that verify they have a physical on file. There is a participation fee of $70.00 unless your child is on free & reduced lunch.

Central Elementary News April 29

04/29/22

No school for Kindergarteners/K-Knights at Central on May 5th!
Thursday, May 5th Central is hosting an orientation for Kindergarten. Due to this event, there is no school for current Kindergarten or K-Knights on May 5th. Register at khps.org/registration and then call Central to set up an evaluation/screening for your upcoming Kindergartener or K-Knight: 616-453-6351. Children must be 5 years old on or before September 1, 2022, to enroll. *Current ECC students will be screened during the regular school day and do not need an appointment.

School Lunch Hero Day - May 5th
We're going to fill the cafeteria with drawings to celebrate School Lunch Hero Day on May 5th! Send your drawings to the office by May 4th. Blank pages are in the office.

Peer to Peer/ SUNS Field Trip - Friday May 13th
Game time is 11 am (bus departs at 10 am and returns between 1:30-2:30 pm) $5-$10 suggested donation if you are able. All students who have participated as a SUN this school year are invited and welcome to attend the game regardless of ability to pay. Please turn in your donation to the main office if you have not done so already. *Please consider a donation to our Peer-to-Peer program to make this field trip possible!

2022 Educator of the Year - Kelly VanDyke
Our own Mrs. VanDyke has been awarded 2022 Educator of the Year by the Down Syndrome Association of West Michigan (DSAWM). Congratulations Mrs. VanDyke!

Kona Ice is Coming!
Kona Ice will be at Central Elementary and everyone is welcome! 20% of all sales will be donated back to school!
June 19, 2022 from 4:30 pm - 8 pm
July 10, 2022 from 4:30 pm - 8 pm
August 14, 2022 from 4:30 pm - 8 pm

Field Day, Central Olympics - Thursday, May 26
Volunteers are still needed and you must have a current background check on file with KHPS to attend. Forms can be filled out now at the Central Office or at the Administration Building. To sign up, go to: bit.ly/KHCFieldDay.

Art at the Library
Congrats to these most fabulous artists! Their artwork has been chosen for display at the KDL Walker Branch, 4293 Remembrance Rd NW. Stop by soon!

Kindergarteners:
Savanna D
Zachary C
Willow M
Kyla G
Luna N
Emery B
Anna P
Sofia R
Olive G

1st Graders:
Khloe E
Gideon S

2nd Graders:
Skylar B
Bryleigh M
Macy H
Sydney V

Zinser Elementary News April 29

04/29/22

Zinser Carnival is BACK!

Mark the date for the Zinser School Carnival: Friday May 20th from 6:00-8:30 pm. The Knight will involve fun games by using a game punch card, great prizes, concessions available, and a raffle.

We hope you will consider volunteering for our carnival! All volunteers will also receive a free game card for the event along with pizza and a drink. Sign up here.

2022-23 Placement
When placing students, staff members assign children to classrooms that will meet their intellectual, social, and emotional needs. Teachers use many factors to determine student placement for the following year. These factors include: finding a match between the student’s learning style and the teacher’s teaching style; grouping students into similar and workable academic groups; dividing classrooms into even numbers of boys and girls; and placing students who work well together in the same classroom.

Your input is valuable to teachers when making class assignments. The information from this form will aid teachers in this process. CHILD LEARNING ENVIRONMENT FORM

BACKGROUND CHECK FORMS.
The process for submitting a background check form has recently changed. If you need to fill out a form for an upcoming event you MUST stop in our office between 8 am and 4 pm to fill the Background Check Form out in person.

THIS WEEK’S SHOWCASE

April was about Compassion! Congratulations to this month’s CARE Card winners, Students of the Month, and School-Wide STOM.

Paint Kenowa Green
Paint Kenowa Green is a way to bring awareness and normalize the need to talk about and practice techniques that lead to positive mental health. May is also Mental Health Awareness Month. Zinser will have decorations and opportunities for students as well as staff to participate.

ZINSER Spring Musical Performance

Zinser Elementary will be having an evening of musical presentations performed by our students at the Kenowa Hills Performing Arts Center, located at the Kenowa Hills High School. Students are already beginning preparations for their shows! Here are the dates and times for your planning. More detailed information will be available as the date of the concert approaches.

K-Knights-5th Grade Concert - Monday, May 2nd, 2022
K-Knights/Kinder/First: 5:30-6:10
Second Grade/Third Grade: 6:30-7:10
Fourth/Fifth Grade: 7:30-8:15

All Students arrive 10 minutes early to meet their teachers. Dress to impress!

Mental Health Matters by Conor Dahlquist, School Psychologist
I hope that everyone had a restful Spring Break. For the remainder of April, students at Zinser will be exploring Compassion as a theme of their social-emotional curriculum. Teaching students to be more compassionate with others is an important trait to develop. There is research that finds students that are exposed to social-emotional learning focused on being compassionate with others increases interpersonal skills, prosocial behaviors, and even increased academic success. We should focus on developing this trait in our students, especially since our society is struggling with things like bullying and increased mental health issues.

As with everything, we get better with more practice. Our students develop compassion through their adult models and age-appropriate opportunities to help others. Here is an interesting article with more information on Compassion and how we can help develop this trait in our students: Compassion for Kids: 21+ Teaching Activities & Examples

Zinser Elementary News April 22

04/22/22

Zinser Carnival is BACK!

Mark the date for the Zinser School Carnival: Friday May 20th from 6:00-8:30 pm. The Knight will involve fun games by using a game punch card, great prizes, concessions available, and a raffle.

We hope you will consider volunteering for our carnival! All volunteers will also receive a free game card for the event along with pizza and a drink. Sign up here.

2022-23 Placement
When placing students, staff members assign children to classrooms that will meet their intellectual, social, and emotional needs. Teachers use many factors to determine student placement for the following year. These factors include: finding a match between the student’s learning style and the teacher’s teaching style; grouping students into similar and workable academic groups; dividing classrooms into even numbers of boys and girls; and placing students who work well together in the same classroom.

Your input is valuable to teachers when making class assignments. The information from this form will aid teachers in this process. CHILD LEARNING ENVIRONMENT FORM

BACKGROUND CHECK FORMS.
The process for submitting a background check form has recently changed. If you need to fill out a form for an upcoming event you MUST stop in our office between 8 am and 4 pm to fill the Background Check Form out in person.

THIS WEEK’S SHOWCASE
Earth Day is an annual event on April 22nd to demonstrate support for the environment. First held on April 22, 1970, it now includes a wide range of events coordinated globally by EarthDay.org including 1 billion people in more than 193 countries. The official theme for 2022 is Invest In Our Planet. Thank you Mr. Norkus’ class for cleaning up our school playground!

ZINSER Spring Musical Performance
Zinser Elementary will be having an evening of musical presentations performed by our students at the Kenowa Hills Performing Arts Center, located at the Kenowa Hills High School. Students are already beginning preparations for their shows! Here are the dates and times for your planning. More detailed information will be available as the date of the concert approaches.

K-Knights-5th Grade Concert - Monday, May 2nd, 2022
K-Knights/Kinder/First: 5:30-6:10
Second Grade/Third Grade: 6:30-7:10
Fourth/Fifth Grade: 7:30-8:15

All Students arrive 10 minutes early to meet their teachers. Dress to impress!

Mental Health Matters by Conor Dahlquist, School Psychologist
I hope that everyone had a restful Spring Break. For the remainder of April, students at Zinser will be exploring Compassion as a theme of their social-emotional curriculum. Teaching students to be more compassionate with others is an important trait to develop. There is research that finds students that are exposed to social-emotional learning focused on being compassionate with others increases interpersonal skills, prosocial behaviors, and even increased academic success. We should focus on developing this trait in our students, especially since our society is struggling with things like bullying and increased mental health issues.

As with everything, we get better with more practice. Our students develop compassion through their adult models and age-appropriate opportunities to help others. Here is an interesting article with more information on Compassion and how we can help develop this trait in our students: Compassion for Kids: 21+ Teaching Activities & Examples

Central Elementary News April 22

04/22/22

No school for Kindergarteners/K-Knights at Central on May 5th!
Thursday, May 5th Central is hosting an orientation for Kindergarten. Due to this event, there is no school for current Kindergarten or K-Knights on May 5th. Register at khps.org/registration and then call Central to set up an evaluation/screening for your upcoming Kindergartener or K-Knight: 616-453-6351. Children must be 5 years old on or before September 1, 2022, to enroll. *Current ECC students will be screened during the regular school day and do not need an appointment.

Central Musical Presentations - 3rd-5th this week!
Students should arrive 10 minutes early to meet their teachers and dress to impress!

3rd – 5th Grade Concert will be held Tuesday, April 26, 2022
3rd Grade: 6:00 – 6:20 pm
4th Grade: 6:40 – 7:10 pm
5th Grade: 7:30 – 8:00 pm

Art at the Library
Congrats to these most fabulous artists! Their artwork has been chosen for display at the KDL Walker Branch, 4293 Remembrance Rd NW. Stop by soon!

Kindergarteners:
Savanna D
Zachary C
Willow M
Kyla G
Luna N
Emery B
Anna P
Sofia R
Olive G

1st Graders:
Khloe E
Gideon S

2nd Graders:
Skylar B
Bryleigh M
Macy H
Sydney V

Alpine Elementary News April 22

04/22/22

Students were selected this month for showing their GRIT. Please join us in congratulating:
Rahem
Lexy
Kendall
Steven
Brooklyn
Jethro
Kennedy
Garn
Haliegh
Sam
Sasha
Dylan
Maysen
Jayce
Grace

Important Dates:
5/6/22 DAUGHTER DANCE (7:00-9:00)
5/9/22 ALPINE MUSIC CONCERT
5TH GRADE STUDY TRIP TO GREENFIELD VILLAGE
5/12/22 THE SON EVENT & BATTLE GR (6:00-8:00)
5/26/22 4TH/5TH GRADE STUDY TRIPS (LAKESHORE STATE PARK)
KINDERGARTEN STUDY TRIP (JOHN BALL PARK ZOO)
5/31/22 FIELD DAY
6/1/22 1/2 DAY
6/2/22 1/2 DAY
6/3/22 1/2 DAY * LAST DAY OF SCHOOL

Spirit Week – March 7-11
Monday: PJ/COMFY DAY
Tuesday: WEAR SOMETHING TO READ DAY
Wednesday: CAREER DAY
Thursday: THROWBACK THURSDAY
Friday: BLACK & GOLD

FEEDING WALKER KIDS
Feeding Walker Kids is a FREE weekend lunch program offered during the school year. Please contact your child's teacher or the main office for an application.

Spring into Music at Alpine
Dear Parents – Alpine will be having an evening of musical presentations performed by our students at the KH PAC, located at the KH High School. Students are already beginning preparations for their shows! Here are the dates and times for your planning. More detailed information will be available as the date of the concert approaches. We look forward to seeing you there!

KK/K – 5th Grade Concert – Monday, May 9th2022
KK/K – 5:20 – 5:40 pm
1st/2nd – 6:00 – 6:40 pm
3rd – 7:00 – 7:20 pm
4th/5th – 7:40 – 8:15 pm

All students should arrive 10 minutes early to meet their teachers. Dress to impress!

MSTEP Assessment Update
Grades 3rd-5th will continue to be engaged in taking our state assessment over the course of the next few weeks. Please help encourage your child to do their best each day on the assessment. The best thing you can do as a parent to support your child’s readiness is to make sure that they get sufficient sleep each night!
NOTE: While we support parents in making choices for their children, there is no acceptable way under state or federal law to allow an “opt-out” of state assessments. Last year, requirements for 95 percent participation in state assessments were waived by the U.S. Department of Education due to COVID-19 restrictions. However, this is no longer the case for 2022. Students who are not assessed this year will count against their school’s required 95 percent participation rate.

School Resources and Elections

Please be aware that no school resources should be used for any campaigning. We ask that all community members refrain from the collection of signatures while on school property (whether it's a school board position, city council, county, etc.).

Boots and Beauties Daughter Dance
Friday, May 6, from 7 pm to 9 pm in the Alpine Elementary Gym. Special guest DJ Jazzy J Snyder. $10 per family, cash or Venmo. Hosted by the Alpine PTO. A Photographer will be present and you can choose to purchase photo packages from $5-$30.



Alpine Elementary News March 1

03/01/22

Students were selected this month for showing their GRIT. Please join us in congratulating:
Rahem
Lexy
Kendall
Steven
Brooklyn
Jethro
Kennedy
Garn
Haliegh
Sam
Sasha
Dylan
Maysen
Jayce
Grace

Important Dates:
3/7/22 5TH GRADE MUSIC FITTINGS
3/18/22 1/2 DAY (END OF 2ND TRIMESTER)
3/24/22 PTO MEETING @ 6PM
3/25/22 REPORT CARDS GO HOME WITH STUDENTS
3/28/22 3RD GRADE STUDY TRIP TO CAPITOL (RESCHEDULED)
3/28/22 ALPINE ELEMENTARY SKATING PARTY @ TERRY HALL
3/31/22 1/2 DAY 4/1-10/22 SPRING BREAK
4/11/22 SCHOOL RESUMES

Spirit Week – March 7-11
Monday: PJ/COMFY DAY
Tuesday: WEAR SOMETHING TO READ DAY
Wednesday: CAREER DAY
Thursday: THROWBACK THURSDAY
Friday: BLACK & GOLD

PTO INFORMATION Fundraising Success!
We would like to thank all those families who supported our most recent fundraisers. As a result of your participation, we have earned the money below to support our students: These funds will be used to purchase new books for our library!

Krispy Kreme Donut Sale = $727.00
Book Fair = $1,155.00

ALPINE ACHIEVEMENT ACADEMY (AFTER SCHOOL TUTORING): PLEASE SEE DATES BELOW:
March 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24

FEEDING WALKER KIDS
Feeding Walker Kids is a FREE weekend lunch program offered during the school year. Please contact your child's teacher or the main office for an application.

Spring into Music at Alpine
Dear Parents – Alpine will be having an evening of musical presentations performed by our students at the KH PAC, located at the KH High School. Students are already beginning preparations for their shows! Here are the dates and times for your planning. More detailed information will be available as the date of the concert approaches. We look forward to seeing you there!

KK/K – 5th Grade Concert – Monday, May 9th2022
KK/K – 5:20 – 5:40 pm
1st/2nd – 6:00 – 6:40 pm
3rd – 7:00 – 7:20 pm
4th/5th – 7:40 – 8:15 pm

All students should arrive 10 minutes early to meet their teachers. Dress to impress!

KHHS Spring Musical For the show: You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown
March 24-26, 2022 at 7:00pm Plus a Family Matinee on March 26 at 2:00pm Tickets may be purchased online at www.khps.org/pac. Tickets for the evening performances on the 24th, 25th and 26th are $10.00

KH Spring Blood Drive
March 8 & 9, from 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Walker Ice & Fitness Center
To schedule an appointment: 1-866-642-5663
Donors (or an attempt) will receive coupons for Noodles & Company and Culver’s



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