Note From The Principal
Welcome back! The 2022-2023 school year is off to a great start. We have had one of the smoothest starts to the school year that I can remember in many years! I have loved seeing the smiles on our students' faces from the start of each day until the end. Our classrooms are developing positive classroom cultures and students are doing well learning and following our classroom and school procedures. One of the joys of my job is to visit classrooms to see students learning and to engage with the children in the hallways, on the playground and in the lunchroom. I have enjoyed reconnecting with returning students and getting to know our new ones. It is such a treat to celebrate the fun of being young and learning together.
As we settle into the school year, I would like to encourage parents to be mindful of the amount of screentime their child has as well as the importance of reading at home each night for at least twenty minutes. In addition, it is important to remember that students may tire quickly at this time of the school year as they come off of summer break and have to adjust to the rigor of our seven-hour school day. In order to assist your child with being well rested, it is essential that they have routines at home that allow them to receive a sufficient amount of rest for their developmental age.
Every other week you should receive a similar update from me that includes our building newsletter called “Alpine’s Announcements”. Please take the time to review these newsletters as they often provide information about upcoming events, opportunities to help out at school, and situations that could use your attention. I certainly hope your children have shared some positive things about the first week of school. Should you have questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to your child's teacher with classroom items, our Transportation Department with bus items, or the office with building-wide items.
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★ Community Knight Out - Friday, September 16, 2022 at 5:00pm - 6:30pm! The biggest fall event in your community is back & bolder than ever! This enjoyable event takes place before our home football game against GR Catholic Central.
★ Kenowa Hills High School is hosting Gus Macker September 10-11!
Team Fee $160
Parking $5 Daily/RVs $10 Daily
Deadlines: Mail-In Aug. 19/Online Aug. 22
Click here for more info: https://www.macker.com/local/grand-rapids-mi
Kenowa Hills K-8 Dance Clinic
Saturday, September 10, from 2:00 pm-4:30 pm at Zinser Elementary Gym. Registration is $30 and includes a t-shirt. Perform at the Varsity Home Football Game on Friday, September 16 after Community Knight Out! Questions: contact Coach Emily.
Baton Twirling Classes
Join the fun and learn how to twirl a baton! Every Tuesday beginning on September 20th and ending on December 13th. Ages 4-7, from 6:15 pm-7:00 pm. Ages 8-18, 7:00 pm-7:45 pm. Register on September 20th at the first class session. Held at Coit Creative Arts Gymnasium, 617 Coit Ave. NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503. Cost is $9 per week to be paid at each class plus a $10 registration fee paid at the first class. Batons will be available for purchase at class for $30 each (payment plans available). Questions: call (616) 460-1747 or email email@example.com or visit our website at www.athleticsensations.com.
Willy Wonka Carnival
Presented by Central Elementary PTO! Held at Central on Friday, September 9, beginning at 5:30. A wonderful community event - all are welcome! There will be food trucks beginning at 5:30 pm, and the carnival begins at 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm. There will be games, prizes, a 50/50 raffle, face painting, a dunk tank, balloon artist, candy (of course), and more! $10 per child or $20 for the whole family! Cash and Venmo accepted. *Due to limited parking, we encourage families to park at Walker City Central Park behind Central Elementary and walk to the building through the park.
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