Zinser Elementary News February 26

02/26/21

Want to support our teachers? Please use this sign up link to support our teachers with meals during conferences. We appreciate any help you can provide!

https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/10C0E4AAFAD29A64-zinser8

Parent Teacher Conferences:

Spring conferences are quickly approaching and I wanted to communicate to parents that we will once again be using an online tool, PTCFast, for scheduling conferences. This will be for Face to Face students attending Zinser. PTCFast continues to be an effective way to schedule conferences quickly as well as provide parents with more of a choice as to when their child’s conferences will be held. In addition, PTCFast has cut back on our paper usage and provides parents with a reminder prior to their child’s scheduled conference.

For safety precautions, we will be holding conferences virtually through a Zoom or Google Meet Link or a phone conference call. The teacher will send you a link to connect at your scheduled time. Conferences will be 15 minutes long and we ask that you adhere to this time and contact the teacher for further discussion at a later time.

In order to schedule your child’s/children’s conference(s) simply visit the website below:

http://www.ptcfast.com/schools/zinser_elementary

Conference availability is on a first come, first serve basis so the earlier you login and schedule your conference, the more likely you are to find times that work best for you! If you are scheduling for more than 1 child, please leave at least 15 minutes between conferences.

Conferences are scheduled for:
Tuesday, March 2, 2021 – 4:00-7:30 pm
Wednesday, March 3, 2021 – 12:45-2:30 pm
Tuesday, March 9, 2021 – 4:00-7:30 pm

You will need to submit your child’s/children’s name(s) as well as provide an e-mail address to begin the process, to receive an e-mail confirmation and to receive reminders prior to any conference scheduled. Parents will also be able to print a copy of their schedule if a hard copy is preferred.

If you do not have access to the internet, simply contact the school by phone at 616-453-2461. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or if you have struggles with signing up.

Your partner in education,

Ross Willick, Principal

616-453-2461

rwillick@khps.org

Family Fun Month! Thank you to all of our families for sharing pictures of your family fun at home! Congratulations to the Morris family (Rachel and Joshua pictured here) for winning the third drawing for our Family Fun Month calendar!

Important Upcoming Dates:
March 2: Parent Teacher Conferences 4:00-7:30 (Virtual)
March 3: ½ Day Students and Parent Teacher Conferences 12:30-2:30 (Virtual)
March 9: Parent Teacher Conferences 4:00-7:30 (Virtual)
March 15: New Kindergarten Parent Meeting 6:30 (Virtual)
March 17: ½ Day Students, End of 3rd Quarter
March 20: First Day of Spring!
April 1: ½ Day of School
April 2-11: Spring Break!

Important Information:

KHOLA 2021-22:
KHOLA is our Kenowa Hills Online Learning Academy that kicked off this year to support our families during the pandemic. We expect to offer this program once again next year. This link is a survey to ALL parents in PreK-5 about their interest in using our KHOLA program during the 2021-22 school year.

Link to the survey for parents - https://forms.gle/2P4aAm1SDxhevTUq7

Paint Kenowa Green! The district is excited to celebrate Mental Health Awareness these next two months. Great work by our team at Zinser for the decorations, graphics, and videos!

5th Grade Virtual Parent Meeting:
There will be a VIRTUAL 5th grade parent meeting on March 23rd at 6:30pm. The middle school will be hosting it virtually with a virtual tour afterwards provided by Student Council. More information to come!

Incoming Kindergarten Virtual Parent Meeting:
There will be a VIRTUAL incoming Kindergarten or K-Knights parent meeting for Zinser families on March 15th at 6:30 pm. Spread the word to our new families!

Join Zoom Meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81175342207?pwd=M1lqZWRHSnpWSmtHSjgyaTg3bkRnUT09

Meeting ID: 811 7534 2207
Passcode: SGb0X2

January Students of the Month! A special congratulations to 1st grader Mia VanKoevering for earning our Zinser Elementary Schoolwide Student of the Month!

KHMS News February 26

02/26/21

Congratulations To Our Students of the Week!
6th Grade: Katherine Burde
7th Grade: Brianna Edsenga
8th Grade: Olivia Adolphson

Spring Conference March 2nd, 3rd, and 4th:
Conference Schedule Link A friendly reminder, these conferences will be virtual again. Please do not schedule back to back conferences. We ask that you leave a 5 minutes buffer in between each appointment. Donation Sign Ups Our teachers appreciate this more than you know! Conference Donations “Music can change the world.” Ludwig van Beethoven Kenowa Hills has an amazing music department! Check out this video showing what students can expect in this fun, successful program! KH Band and Orchestra Video!

Mental Health Spirit Week
As part of Paint Kenowa Green, to reduce mental health stigma and support positive well-being, KHMS will be having a Mental Health Spirit Week next week. Encourage your students to participate & look for more activities throughout March!

M: “Mental Health” Monday - Wear green for mental health awareness
T: “Self-Care” Tuesday - Wear your favorite outfit or something comfy
W: “Well-being” Wednesday (½ day) - Do something kind for yourself or someone else
TH: “Thankful” Thursday - Let 3 people know you are thankful for them
F: “Fitness” Friday - Wear your workout gear. Working out, even just a walk, is great for your mental health!
#PAINTKENOWAGREEN #MENTALHEALTHMATTERS #UKNIGHTEDWESTAND

Athletics
Reminder 2 Spectators per Event
*Winter Sports 2 Pictures will be Thursday, March 4th.
Sign-Ups are now out for Spring Sports! Co-Ed Track & Field 6th, 7th & 8th Co-Ed Tennis 6th, 7th & 8th Girls Softball 7th & 8th Grade- Club Affiliated Boys & Girls Lacrosse- Club Affiliated
ATTENTION!!
Please note athletes need a Pink Slip to begin tryouts and/or practice for the season. We need either a Physical on File from 2019-2020 along with the MHSAA Questionnaire or Current Year Physical, 2020-2021. You will NOT be able to participate without this slip! Please contact Amanda, athayer@khps.org if you have any questions with this process.

KHHS News February 26

02/26/21

IMPORTANT DATES
Mar 2 HS Virtual Parent/Teacher Conferences 4pm-7:30pm
Mar 3 ½ Day for Students KH Blood Drive
Mar 4 HS Virtual Parent/Teacher Conferences 4pm-7:30pm KH Blood Drive
Mar 8 Virtual Informational Meeting for 9th and 10th grade Parents and Students for 21/22 Course Requests 6pm-7pm - 9 th Grade 7pm-8pm - 10th Grade Mar 10 Grade 9 & 10 in person course request for 21/22 in the Media Center Mar 11 Grade 9 & 10 in person course request for 21/22 in the Media Center
Mar 17 ½ Day for Students
Mar 30 Senior Product Pickup (In Person)
Mar 31 Senior Product Pickup (KHOLA)

Spirit Days
Monday 03/01: Comfy Day
Tuesday 03/02: Color Day (Seniors Pink, Juniors Black, Sophomores Blue and Freshman Red)
Wednesday 03/03: Groutfit
Thursday 03/04: Throwback
Friday 03/05: Black and Gold

The Grand Rapids Community College Foundation Scholarship (GRCCF) Application for 2021- 2022 opens December 1 for the 2021-2022 school year. Priority deadline to apply is March 15, 2021. GRCC is committed to making your education at GRCC financially possible. Through the GRCCF, they have more than 300 scholarship opportunities and over $1,000,000 available to our students.

21/22 Course Requests
Monday, March 8th, Counselors will be holding a virtual meeting for face-to-face and our KHOLA students. 9th Graders and Parents will meet from 6pm-7pm and 10th Graders and Parents will meet from 7pm-8pm. During this meeting, you will learn more about the graduation requirements and scheduling process. On March 10th and 11th, our in person 9th and 10th graders will be choosing courses in the Media Center for the 21/22 school year. Course selections sheets are attached in today’s email. Please review them with your students so they are prepared to choose their classes for next year. Our KHOLA students will be sent a google form to their email to collect their course requests.

AP Parents
Please talk with your son or daughter this weekend if they wish to have an exam available for their AP class in the Spring. There is no money due until April. Families can make a final decision then with no expense if they do not wish to take it, but they must let their AP teacher/s know this coming week, if they still wish to have a test available come exam time.

Senior Product Pickup
Senior product pickup will be March 30th for In Person Seniors and March 31stfor KHOLA Seniors. Kenowa Hills High School Newsletter 3825 Hendershot NW Grand Rapids, MI 49544 Phone: 616-784-2400 Fax: 616-647-0149 Caps and Gowns will not be passed out at this time. The date for Caps and Gowns distribution is still yet to be determined. This will be for all other products purchased through Jostens. More information will be sent soon.

Kenowa Hills Community Blood Drive
Date: March 3rd and 4th Time: 10:30AM-6:00PM
Where: Walker Ice and Fitness 4151 Remembrance NW

Kenowa Hills Students of the Week!!
Antonio Ortiz
Maggie Korff
Alex Lavengood
Gabby Robertson
Owen Taylor
Victoria Ouding
Finnian Riordan
Alexis Sage

SPRING SPORTS REQUIREMENTS 2021
The MHSAA has waived the pre-participation physical requirements for students who received a valid physical for sports during the 2019-20 school year (one completed on or after APRIL 15, 2019) for this year only. Students and their parents/guardians will be required to complete the two page MHSAA ANNUAL SPORTS HEALTH QUESTIONNAIRE found on the MHSAA website, attached to this newsletter and in the Athletic Office at the High School. Athletes will still be required to get a pink Permission to Practice slip from the athletic office to give to their coaches in order to participate in a school sponsored sport. The other requirements will still be in place in order to obtain a pink slip:

· the participation fee of $85.00 (waived for those whose annual family income determines they meet the guidelines to receive free or reduced lunch. This is not the same as the free lunch provided to all students through the end of the year)
· the Spectrum Health Medical Consent to Treat form filled out completely and on file in our office (if your child did a fall sport in 2020 or winter sport in the current season, 2021, we have this form for the current school year)

If an athlete did not have a physical on file this year with our office, athletes will be required to get a physical in order to participate during the 2020- 2021 school year. The physical form must be on file with our office. Physicals/Pink Slips are required prior to the first day of practice and/or tryouts for a spring sport, 2021. Spring sports are scheduled to begin on March 22nd, 2021. Please contact Vicki Bekins, vbekins@khps.org or 616-784-2115 with questions.

Alpine Elementary News February 26

02/26/21

Important Dates:
March 2, 3rd, 9th: Conferences
March 3rd: Half Day (due to conferences)
March 15: Kindergarten Parent Meeting 6:30- 7:30PM (only for new parents of upcoming Kindergartens for the 2021-22 school year. Current parents of K Knights do not need to attend).
March 17th: Half Day
April 1: Half Day
April 2-April 11 = Spring Break

Students of the day were selected this week for showing their Alpine BEST. Please join us in congratulating:
Aylin Vazquez-Macies, 5th Grade
Alex Hernandez, 5th Grade
Landon Eskola, 4th Grade
Mila Cleveland, 3rd Grade
Hazel Griffith, 3rd Grade
Christian Krenz, 3rd Grade
Antwan Wimberly, 3rd Grade
Miles Clark, 2nd Grade
Daniel Starkey, Kindergarten
Amelia Thomas, Kindergarten
Bryce Yager, Kindergarten
Jaylen Johnston, Kindergarten

COLD WEATHER SAFETY: We are asking students that do not have winter footwear (boots) to remain on the plowed areas/asphalt. This will lessen the chance of students being wet upon return to the classroom. If your child is in need of boots, please let your child’s teacher know. Students should not be removing their coats to play outside. If your child is in need of a winter jacket, please let your child’s teacher know. Please be aware that we do not allow students to play on the snow hills created by the plow on the playground.

Kindergarten Round Up: May 4th Please call our office, 784-0884 and we can schedule your NEW kindergartener for a round up time. Your kindergartener needs to be 5 years old by September 1st. We have 20 minute time slots for you and your child to attend that day. Can't wait to see your new students!

Central Elementary News February 26

02/26/21

Conferences are quickly approaching!
Due to our current reality and wanting to avoid any potential health concerns, we are ONLY offering a VIRTUAL conference option (video or phone). Once conference times are solidified, teachers will be sharing an online virtual link with parents to connect via video or teachers will call you at your selected time.
● Try the virtual link that your child’s teacher gives you BEFORE the conference. There obviously won’t be anyone on the other end, but it’s a good idea to problem-solve before so that you don’t miss your conference due to technical difficulties.
● When you create your virtual name, please make the name your CHILD’S name . Names that are not on the teacher's roster will not be admitted into the virtual meeting.

**Students that were in KHOLA for the first and second trimester should plan on conferencing with their KHOLA teacher to discuss their academic progress and report card.**
In order to schedule your child's/children's conference(s) simply visit this website:
https://www.ptcfast.com/schools/Kenowa_Hills_Central_Elementary_1

Conferences are scheduled for:
Tuesday, March 2 (4:00-7:30), Wednesday, March 3 (12:30-2:30), & Tuesday, March 9 (4:00-7:30)
You will need to submit your child's/children's name(s) as well as provide an email address to begin the process, receive an email confirmation, and to receive reminders prior to any conference scheduled. Parents/Guardians will also be able to print a copy of their schedule if a hard copy is preferred.

*If you do not have access to the internet, simply contact the school via phone at 616-453-6351 or send a note with your child identifying which day(s) and time(s) you have available.

We sincerely hope you will be able to attend. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or if you need assistance with signing up.

Your partner in education,
Dr. Cherie Horner Principal

Get Ready for Middle School!
VIRTUAL 5th grade parent meeting
March 23rd at 6:30pm
There will be a virtual tour afterward provided by the Middle School Student Council.

Know of anyone who will be entering Kindergarten next year?
Here is some important information: VIRTUAL Parent Meeting: Tuesday, March 23rd at 6:30 pm
Kindergarten Assessments (for students already at ECC): Week of April 19th
Kindergarten Assessments at Central Elementary: May 4th
Call for an appointment (616)453-6351

KHMS News February 19

02/19/21

8th Grade Virtual Parent/Student Information Meeting on February 23rd at 6:30. Please see the letter attached for more information regarding this event. The links below will connect you to the Google meet based on the last name of your students.

A - L Last Names http://meet.google.com/eib-ftv...

M - Z Last Names http://meet.google.com/adj-nkx...

Spring Conference March 2nd, 3rd, and 4th: A friendly reminder, these conferences will be virtual again. Please do not schedule back to back conferences. We ask that you leave a 5 minutes buffer in between each appointment. https://ptcfast.com/schools/kh...

Donation Sign Ups: Our teachers appreciate this more than you know! https://www.signupgenius.com/g...

Athletics
Reminder 2 Spectators at the Events. *Winter Sports 2 Pictures will be Thursday, March 4
Girls Basketball Starts Monday, February 22nd! Have a great season Lady Knights, we look forward to seeing you on the hardwood!

Sign-Ups are now out for Spring Sports!
Co-Ed Track & Field 6th, 7th & 8th
Co-Ed Tennis 6th, 7th & 8th
Girls Softball 7th & 8th Grade- Club Affiliated
Boys & Girls Lacrosse- Club Affiliated

ATTENTION!! Please note athletes need a Pink Slip to begin tryouts and/or practice for the season. We need either a Physical on File from 2019-2020 along with the MHSAA Questionnaire or Current Year Physical, 2020-2021. You will NOT be able to participate without this slip! Please contact Amanda, athayer@khps.org if you have any questions with this process.

Staff Member of the Month: Mrs. Armstrong
Ms. Armstrong has brought resourcefulness, flexibility, and positivity to her position as Child Life Specialist at the middle school. In her own way she has positively changed our school culture for the better, carving out a new position in which she has time and again equipped students with dignity, self worth, and self control. She has created a grief group that has significantly impacted student life, this group has been a lifeline to many students who experience significant loss. Her work with restorative circles, the LGBTQ group, as well as students who struggle with stress and anxiety, have all significantly impacted the emotional culture of our school, making it a more tolerant and respectful environment for learning. Ms. Armstrong is a change maker, this quote sums her work up well, "In a gentle way, you can shake the world".

KHHS News February 19

02/19/21

IMPORTANT DATES
Feb 23 8 th Grade parent night (virtual) (more info will be sent soon)
Mar 2 HS Parent/Teacher Conferences 4pm-7:30pm
Mar 3 KH Blood Drive
Mar 4 HS Parent/Teacher Conferences 4pm-7:30pm KH Blood Drive
Mar 17 ½ Day for Students

Athletics Please see the attached schedule for next week’s Kenowa Hills Knights! Please note that whether the event is Home or Away, 2 spectators are allowed per Athlete. Masks must be worn and social distancing guidelines must be followed. Any questions, please contact the Athletic Office. #KnightsForever.

KHHS Junior Planning Virtual Meeting For those juniors that have not yet scheduled your Junior Interview, please click on the link below to set up a time to meet with your student’s counselor. https://ptcfast.com/schools/Ke...

FAFSA Information for Seniors
We wanted to share some resources to help with completing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). Even if you do not feel you'll qualify for any grants from FAFSA, scholarships will look to see if you've completed it. Please see the attachments for information on: *Upcoming Virtual FAFSA Nights *A resource guide that takes you step-bystep in filling out FAFSA The priority deadline for FAFSA is March 1, and so far, we only have 25% of our seniors that have completed it.

KCTC for the 2021/2022 School Year 10th and 11th graders that are interested in KCTC next year, enrollment forms are due to Student Services no later than March 15th. Please contact Students Services if you have any questions.

Spring Parent/Teacher Conferences Spring Parent/Teacher Conferences for the High School will be on Tuesday, March 2nd and Thursday, March 4th from 4pm-7:30pm. Conferences will be virtual again just as they were in the fall. A link will be sent out on Tuesday, Feb 23rd to sign up for a time to “zoom” with teachers. Please refer to your PowerSchool Parent Portal for your student’s schedule and a list of teachers.

Students of the Week:
Rhiannon McGahan
Moses Mugisha
Brian Calderon Ortiz
Vivian Van Halsema
Ava Menzel
Zack Thompson
Kalei Polega
Randal Klatt

Kenowa Hills Community Blood Drive Date:
March 3rd and 4th Time: 10:30AM-6:00PM
Where: Walker Ice and Fitness 4151 Remembrance NW

Central Elementary News February 19

02/19/21

What is a Child Life Specialist?

Child life specialists are trained professionals with expertise in helping children and families overcome life's most challenging moments. We give children tools and techniques to empower them to be successful.

Meet Alissa:
Alissa Rodriguez, BA, CCLS
KHOLA & Central Elementary
Offering one on one or small group sessions for anxiety, stress, grief, trauma, major life changes, positive self-esteem and positive socialization

Meet Jen:
Jen Armstrong, MA, CCLS
KH Middle School
One on one or small group sessions for anxiety, stress, grief, trauma, major life changes, restorative practices to restore relationships after harm, peer relationships

TRY THIS AT HOME: Gratitude Giving Before Dinner
Going around the table before dinner to express gratitude is a powerful practice that enhances mindfulness of the abundance we have to be grateful for. Each family member can share one thing they are thankful for with a simple word or sentence – or with a more in-depth explanation as required. This practice can also spark meaningful conversation around the dinner table.

Get Ready for Middle School!
VIRTUAL 5th grade parent meeting March 23rd at 6:30pm. There will be a virtual tour afterward provided by the Middle School Student Council.

Zinser Elementary News February 19

02/19/21

Report Cards:
Today report cards should be sent home in Friday Folders. Please look for them and email your teacher with questions or concerns, and keep them for the virtual conference coming up. There also may be a NWEA assessment sheet to show where your child scored on our latest reading and math assessment. This should also be kept for the conference.

Parent Teacher Conferences:
Spring conferences are quickly approaching and I wanted to communicate to parents that we will once again be using an online tool, PTCFast, for scheduling conferences. This will be for Face to Face students attending Zinser. PTCFast continues to be an effective way to schedule conferences quickly as well as provide parents with more of a choice as to when their child’s conferences will be held. In addition, PTCFast has cut back on our paper usage and provides parents with a reminder prior to their child’s scheduled conference.

For safety precautions, we will be holding conferences virtually through a Zoom or Google Meet Link or a phone conference call. The teacher will send you a link to connect at your scheduled time. Conferences will be 15 minutes long and we ask that you adhere to this time and contact the teacher for further discussion at a later time.

In order to schedule your child’s/children’s conference(s) simply visit the website below:

http://www.ptcfast.com/schools/zinser_elementary

Conference availability is on a first come, first serve basis so the earlier you login and schedule your conference, the more likely you are to find times that work best for you! If you are scheduling for more than 1 child, please leave at least 15 minutes between conferences.

Conferences are scheduled for:

Tuesday, March 2, 2021 – 4:00-7:30 pm

Wednesday, March 3, 2021 – 12:45-2:30 pm

Tuesday, March 9, 2021 – 4:00-7:30 pm

You will need to submit your child’s/children’s name(s) as well as provide an e-mail address to begin the process, to receive an e-mail confirmation and to receive reminders prior to any conference scheduled. Parents will also be able to print a copy of their schedule if a hard copy is preferred.

If you do not have access to the internet, simply contact the school by phone at 616-453-2461. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or if you have struggles with signing up.

Want to support our teachers? Please use this sign up link to support our teachers with meals during conferences. We appreciate any help you can provide!

https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/10C0E4AAFAD29A64-zinser8

Family Fun Month! Thank you to all of our families for sharing pictures of your family fun at home! Congratulations to the Dombrowski family (Alexis and Carter pictured here) for winning the second drawing for our Family Fun Month calendar!

Important Upcoming Dates:
February 19: Report Cards Sent Home
March 2: Parent Teacher Conferences 4:00-7:30 (Virtual)
March 3: 1/2 day for students, 12:05 dismissal
March 3: Parent Teacher Conferences 12:30-2:30 (Virtual)
March 9: Parent Teacher Conferences 4:00-7:30 (Virtual)
March 15: New Kindergarten Parent Meeting 6:30 (Virtual) (for next year kindergarteners)
March 17: ½ Day Students, 12:05 dismissal, End of 3rd Quarter
March 20: First Day of Spring!
April 1: ½ Day of School
April 2-11: Spring Break!

5th Grade Virtual Parent Meeting
There will be a VIRTUAL 5th grade parent meeting on March 23rd at 6:30pm. The middle school will be hosting it virtually with a virtual tour afterwards provided by Student Council. More information to come!

Incoming Kindergarten Virtual Parent Meeting
There will be a VIRTUAL incoming Kindergarten or K-Knights parent meeting for Zinser families on March 15th at 6:30 pm. A link will be provided in the future, spread the word to our new families!

A special congratulations to 1st grader Mia VanKoevering for earning our Zinser Elementary Schoolwide Student of the Month!

KHHS News February 12

02/15/21

Important Dates:
Feb 15 No School for Students and Staff
Feb 16 No School for Students
Feb 23 8 th Grade parent night (virtual) (more info will be sent soon)
Mar 2 HS Parent/Teacher Conferences 4pm-7:30pm
Mar 3 KH Blood Drive
Mar 4 HS Parent/Teacher Conferences 4pm-7:30pm KH Blood Drive Mar 17 ½ Day for Students

Athletics
Please see the attached schedule for next week’s Kenowa Hills Knights! Please note that whether the event is Home or Away, 2 spectators are allowed per athlete. Masks must be worn and social distancing guidelines must be followed. Any questions, please contact the Athletic Office. #KnightsForever.

FAFSA Information for Seniors
We wanted to share some resources to help with completing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). Even if you do not feel you'll qualify for any grants from FAFSA, scholarships will look to see if you've completed it. Please see the attachments for information on: *Upcoming Virtual FAFSA Nights *A resource guide that takes you step-by-step in filling out FAFSA The priority deadline for FAFSA is March 1, and so far, we only have 25% of our seniors that have completed it.

KCTC for the 2021/2022 School Year
10th and 11th graders that are interested in KCTC next year, enrollment forms are due to Student Services no later than March 15th. Please contact Students Services if you have any questions.

Spring Parent/Teacher Conferences
Spring Parent/Teacher Conferences for the High School will be on Tuesday, March 2 nd and Thursday, March 4th from 4pm-7:30pm. Conferences will be virtual again just as they were in the fall. A link will be sent out in the next week or so to sign up for a time to “zoom” with teachers. Please refer to your PowerSchool Parent Portal for your student’s schedule and a list of teachers.

Kenowa Hills Community Blood Drive
March 3rd and 4th 10:30AM-6:00PM - Walker Ice and Fitness: 4151 Remembrance NW

Paint Kenowa Green
As staff and students, we have embarked on a district-wide competition to support mental health awareness! This will be called "Paint Kenowa Green," and our hope is to outshine all other buildings by showing our spirit and support! We'd kicked off this 2-month event off with Mental Health Mondays by wearing green to school to show your solidarity and commitment! If you would like to go all out, feel free to take a selfie and or a groupie with your friends! Please send pics to your advisory teacher. The most creative photos will be submitted to our district mental health team to represent the high school's dedication to the vital topic of mental health! Also, we are inviting students to submit a short story, brief video, TikTok, meme, poem or piece of art that you have created! All students who submit something will be added to a raffle for a prize! Please submit work to student services or email to Mrs. Marquez (mmarquez@khps.org). If you have questions, please see the flyer in student services or chat with an adult while you're there! Thanks for your participation!

Students of the Week
The week of 02/01/21
Sarah Reyes
Jayvon Purcell
Andrew Smith
Jade Shangle
Treasa Bell
Justin Stulpe
Emma Baeseman
Chase Berens

The Week of 02/08/21
Sydney Phelps
William Landero-Viveros
Drew Barrett
Adrienne Blaszak
Peyton Thayer
Scott Perkins
Kaitlin Riley
Logan Long

Central Elementary News February 12

02/12/21

Beginning this week, the district launched Paint Kenowa Green and it will run through March 31st. This is an initiative to bring awareness to the importance of mental health and mental health wellness. Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. All of us face challenges throughout our lifetime that affect our mental health. This project will help students and staff learn strategies to cope with those challenges. We will be sending out different mental health wellness events and activities each week to boost our mental health. We want to provide support as we work together to end the stigma around mental health! Thank you to our mental health team: Marie Southworth, Alissa Rodriguez, Cherie Horner, Esther Klompmaker, Kelsey Graham, Marsha Martinez, Gaby VanKrimpen and Rebekah Wisnewski

Walker Rec Co-ed Spring Soccer:
Boys and Girls ages 4-13 - Registration through February 28, online through the City of Walker’s website.

KH Boys Lacrosse:
Season sign ups and more information at KHLacrosse.com or follow on Facebook

KH & Jenison Girls Lacrosse:
Ages 3-12 - Find more information on their facebook page @JenisonGirlsLax

Allegro School of Music:
Offers quality instructors providing a superior musical experience. Winter Session 2021 Classes are available. Visit AllegroGR.org for more information.

Spring Soccer:
Season registration opens soon. Follow them on Facebook for more information: Facebook.com/KHKnightsFC

Western Little League:
Registration is now open at: GRWesternLL.com

Marne Baseball:
Spring Sign-ups are now available online at marnejuniorbaseball.org. Signup deadline is February 28.

Zinser Elementary News February 12

02/12/21

Important Upcoming Dates:
February 15-16: No School Mid-Winter Break (Staff Records Feb. 16)
February 19: Report Cards Sent Home
March 2: Parent Teacher Conferences 4:00-7:30 (Virtual)
March 3: Parent Teacher Conferences 12:30-2:30 (Virtual)
March 9: Parent Teacher Conferences 4:00-7:30 (Virtual)
March 15: New Kindergarten Parent Meeting 6:30 (Virtual)
March 17: ½ Day Students, End of 3rd Quarter
March 20: First Day of Spring!
April 1: ½ Day of School
April 2-11: Spring Break!

Important Information:

Parent Teacher Conferences: As you are probably aware, parent teacher conferences are fast approaching! They will take place virtually once again on March 2nd (4:00-7:30), March 3rd (12:30-2:30), and March 9th (4:00-7:30). Our office will launch the PTC link early next week!

Want to support our teachers? Please sign up to support our teachers with meals during conferences. We appreciate any help you can provide!

KHOLA 2021-22:
KHOLA is our Kenowa Hills Online Learning Academy that kicked off this year to support our families during the pandemic. We expect to offer this program once again next year. This link is a survey to ALL parents in PreK-5 about their interest in using our KHOLA program during the 2021-22 school year.

Link to the survey for parents

Paint Kenowa Green! The district is excited to celebrate Mental Health Awareness these next two months. Great work by our team at Zinser for the decorations, graphics, and videos!

Family Fun February is back! Take some time to bond as a family and find fun family activities on our activity calendar. Take a picture of your family participating and send it to Mrs. Anderson at aanderson@khps.org to be in a drawing to win a gift card! We will highlight one family each week, and are about ready to pick our first winning family!

January Students of the Month! Great job students! A special congratulations to 1st grader Mia VanKoevering for earning our Zinser Elementary Schoolwide Student of the Month!

Lunch Menus:
KHPS is providing FREE breakfasts and lunches through the school year! Menus are sent electronically and are available at www.khps.org and on the mobile app. If you need a printed copy, please contact the school office. We appreciate your support of the Food Service Program. - KHPS Food Services Department. Our menus are now available online. Check them out here!

https://khps.nutrislice.com/

Spirit Gear: Thanks to the hard work and dedication of your Kenowa Hills Athletic Boosters, we now have an online Spirit Store where you can order Kenowa gear 24/7/365! The store has a HUGE selection for kids and adults, and each item is customizable with different logo options. Your items will conveniently ship to your home. Check it out at https://ssastores.com/kenowa-hills-spirit-store-apparel

Walker Rec Co-ed Spring Soccer:
Boys and Girls ages 4-13 - Registration through February 28, online through the City of Walker’s website.

KH Boys Lacrosse:
Season sign ups and more information at KHLacrosse.com or follow on Facebook

KH & Jenison Girls Lacrosse:
Ages 3-12 - Find more information on their facebook page @JenisonGirlsLax

Allegro School of Music:
Offers quality instructors providing a superior musical experience. Winter Session 2021 Classes are available. Visit AllegroGR.org for more information.

Spring Soccer:
Season registration opens soon. Follow them on Facebook for more information: Facebook.com/KHKnightsFC

Western Little League:
Registration is now open at: GRWesternLL.com

Marne Baseball:
Spring Sign-ups are now available online at marnejuniorbaseball.org. Signup deadline is February 28.

Alpine Elementary News February 12

02/12/21

Important Upcoming Dates:
February 15-16: No School Mid-Winter Break (Staff Records Feb. 16)
February 19: Report Cards Sent Home
March 2: Parent Teacher Conferences 4:00-7:30 (Virtual)
March 3: Parent Teacher Conferences 12:30-2:30 (Virtual) (half day)
March 9: Parent Teacher Conferences 4:00-7:30 (Virtual)
March 17: ½ Day Students, End of 3rd Quarter

Important Information:

With cold weather upon us, we are asking students that do not have winter footwear (boots) to remain on the plowed areas/asphalt. This will lessen the chance of students being wet upon return to the classroom. With the extreme cold, this will help students stay safe. If your child is in need of A JACKET, BOOTS, HAT OR GLOVES, please let your child’s teacher know. Again, with cold weather upon us, students should not be removing their coats when playing outside. Please help your child understand the concern with temperatures below freezing. Please be aware that we do not allow students to play on the snow hills created by the plow on the playground.

Students of the day were selected this week for showing their Alpine BEST. Please join us in congratulating: Elijah Persons, 4th Grade Isabella Tribble, 4th Grade Daniel Mendoza Montejo, 3rd Grade Wyatt Dougherty, 2nd Grade Fernando Bernabe Quintino, 2nd Grade

Walker Rec Co-ed Spring Soccer:
Boys and Girls ages 4-13 - Registration through February 28, online through the City of Walker’s website.

KH Boys Lacrosse:
Season sign ups and more information at KHLacrosse.com or follow on Facebook

KH & Jenison Girls Lacrosse:
Ages 3-12 - Find more information on their facebook page @JenisonGirlsLax

Allegro School of Music:
Offers quality instructors providing a superior musical experience. Winter Session 2021 Classes are available. Visit AllegroGR.org for more information.

Spring Soccer:
Season registration opens soon. Follow them on Facebook for more information: Facebook.com/KHKnightsFC

Western Little League:
Registration is now open at: GRWesternLL.com

Marne Baseball:
Spring Sign-ups are now available online at marnejuniorbaseball.org. Signup deadline is February 28.

KHMS News February 12

02/12/21

Spring Conference March 2nd, 3rd, and 4th: A friendly reminder, these conferences will be virtual again. Please do not schedule back to back conferences. We ask that you leave a 5 minutes buffer in between each appointment.

Student Services Corner Typically, we keep students with the same Academic teacher for the entire year. Due to Covid, to balance class sizes, we have had to switch some student's academic teacher(s). Thank you in advance for your understanding.

Winter Sports 2 Pictures will be Thursday, March 4

ATTENTION!! Spring Athletes! Please note all athletes need a Pink Slip to begin tryouts and/or practice for the season. We need either a Physical on File from 2019-2020 along with the MHSAA Questionnaire or Current Year Physical, 2020-2021. You will NOT be able to participate without this slip! Please contact Amanda, athayer@khps.org if you have any questions with this process.

Walker Rec Co-ed Spring Soccer:
Boys and Girls ages 4-13 - Registration through February 28, online through the City of Walker’s website.

KH Boys Lacrosse:
Season sign ups and more information at KHLacrosse.com or follow on Facebook

KH & Jenison Girls Lacrosse:
Ages 3-12 - Find more information on their facebook page @JenisonGirlsLax

Spring Soccer:
Season registration opens soon. Follow them on Facebook for more information: Facebook.com/KHKnightsFC

Western Little League:
Registration is now open at: GRWesternLL.com

Marne Baseball:
Spring Sign-ups are now available online at marnejuniorbaseball.org. Signup deadline is February 28.

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