Zinser Elementary News
January 20

Zinser Elementary News January 20


January is Mental Health Awareness Month at Kenowa Hills.
Zinser is focusing on mental health awareness by painting Kenowa Green for the month of January! This week’s focus was “What is Mental Health?” Ask your student what mental health means to them. Zinser will have a “Wear Green” day every Friday in January for Mental Health Awareness!

Be a Knight that Knows Nutrition
From now until the end of the school year Nurse Courtney will be handing out points when she catches students making healthy food choices at breakfast, snack, or lunch! Students can use these points to earn prizes! See the flyer below for more information or email Nurse Courtney at cellens@khps.org.

Annual Robert Kozminski Memorial Basketball Game
Entry is free! February 11, 2023 | Kenowa Hills High School
Local Law enforcement vs Kenowa Hills Teachers game begins at 5:00 PM, KCSO vs GRPD begins at 6:30 PM. Proceeds benefit GRPD Dispatcher Amanda Shields and KCSO Sgt. Tim Erhardt's daughter, Rhiannon, who are both battling breast cancer. There will be raffle items, a Wing Eating Contest, food by Saladino Smoke, and meet GRPD & KCSO K9s!

Marne/Pioneer Baseball Spring Sign-ups
Boys and girls ages 4-15: T-ball, Machine Pitch, Minor League, Major League, and AAA. The signup deadline is February 28. Learn more, sign up, and pay online. 3 weeks of practice begin immediately after spring break followed by the season schedule.

CTC Games - In Partnership with GVSU's E-Sports Club
Play, make friends, and learn - for neurodiverse gamers aged 10-14. The program runs 10 am - 12 pm on January 28, March 25, and April 15 at GVSU Russel H. Kirkhof Center on Campus Drive in Allendale. $15 Participant Fee, register online.

Northwestern Little League
Registration is now open for Spring 2023. Cost: $80 for T-ball, $80 for Coach Pitch, $95 for Minors I (Machine Pitch), $105 for Minors II, $105 for Majors, and $135 for Juniors. Multi-child discount is $15 off 2nd child and $25 off 3rd & 4th child. Early Bird Discount $20 off if registered by 1/6/23. Registration closes on 2/28/23. Register at NWLL.us.

Knights FC Spring Soccer
Spring soccer registration is now open. Games start April 15. U9 - U11 - U13 - U15

Our KH Athletic Boosters Need Your Help!
Click here to sign up for Winter Sports Concessions. It’s fun, it’s easy, and most importantly, you can play a role in helping our Boosters support student-athletes.

Voices of Youth - Journalism Program by Rapid Growth Media
Voices of Youth is a paid journalism program for youth interested in telling the news from their perspective through writing, researching, art, and social media. There is an information session on January 26 and 3 workshops to follow: February 9, February 16, and February 23 - all held at the KISD. Sign up here.

Kenowa HIlls Ski & Snowboard Club at Cannonsburg
Enjoy discounts and punch card benefits for ages 7+ and parents. Purchase online at www.Cannonsburg.com, go to STORE, and then PASSES under PRODUCTS options and then select your punch card pass. Please enter Kenowa Hills Public Schools as your School Name and Jason Synder as your Club Sponsor. Questions can be directed to jsnyder@khps.org.

Girls on the Run 2022-23
The GOTR season begins the week of February 27 and lasts until the Celebration 5k on May 20, 2023. Sign up to be a coach! No training is necessary! Learn more at https://www.gotrwm.org/

Additional Flyers and Information:

KH Youth Lacrosse - Register by February 28

Northwestern Little League - Register by February 28

Kids & Family Expo - January 28


Attendance/Drop Off - Pick Up
Our start time is 8:35 am. We need your help getting students here on time! Any students arriving after 8:45 without an excused call/absence will be marked tardy. Any students arriving after 9:05 without an excused call/absence will be marked unexcused for the morning session. Please call the attendance line at 616-453-2461 to communicate your students’ absence, early leave time, or late arrivals as well. STRIVE FOR FIVE!!!

Parking Lot Notes:
Please consider utilizing our bus transportation option to avoid the busy parent pick-up lot.

  • Always look to pull up where and when possible to help with the flow. Tell your child to look for the correct car and be ready. If your child is late to the sign and you pulled up past it, you can circle around the lot and keep your car moving.
  • Thank you for those turning right only. We know it’s an inconvenience for some but we believe it will help speed up the line and be safer in the long run (we've had a couple of accidents at that intersection).
  • Drop-off starts at 8:30; If you are in the lot before 8:30, you may drop your child off a few minutes early to get the traffic flowing, but the child will be standing by the grade sign until the 8:30 bell. All 1st-5th grade students can enter at the bell in the designated door.
  • We do have two lanes in the parking lot. Please only use the right lane for drop-off and pick-up, the inside lane is a pass-by lane only. Please pass by with caution. It is very dangerous to let students out in that lane.

Drop-Off Expectations:

  • Drop-off starts at 8:30 with the day officially starting at 8:35.
  • Kindergarten (including K-Knights) families please park and walk to the flagpole to have your child line up with the class at the 8:30 bell. The teacher will come out and greet the students and enter the building together.
  • Staggered entrances will be used once again. Grade-level signs will be put outside by the designated door. After the first week, students will walk in the correct door at 8:30 or later and head directly to the classroom.

Dismissal Expectations:

  • The school day ends at 3:37 pm.
  • Kindergarten (and K-Knights) and early pick-ups start at 3:30 pm.
  • Kindergarten parents please park and walk to meet the class and get the child by the flagpole for a more intimate and safe pick-up.We will designate consistent early pick-up families once again. Please contact our office if you can consistently be in the parking lot early for an early pick-up at 3:30 pm. 1st-5th grade families will use the car line in the parent parking lot for pick-up. Your child will stand at the correct grade level sign and enter the car when it’s at the sign or close to the nearest pull-up spot. You may need to pull up past the grade sign to help with the flow.

News from our Nurse
If your student or a household member has Covid-19 please notify Nurse Courtney. You will not be contacted by the Health Department but these cases must be reported and monitored within the school. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation! Please reach out to Nurse Courtney at cellens@khps.org if you have any questions

Background checks
Background checks must be completed annually by anyone volunteering at least 3 days prior to volunteering! Forms can be completed in the school office or at the administration office. A photo ID will be required.

Individual treats or “gifts” are not encouraged again this school year. Instead, we are encouraging you to donate a book to your child’s classroom in honor of them and their birthday. You are welcome to personalize the book or we can do it for you.

You can have your child visit the office or Mr. Willick for a birthday pencil!

We do not want birthday invitations to be passed out to students during the school day. A student may pass out invitations if everyone in the class will receive one, or a parent can discreetly give some invitations to the teacher, who can place them in backpacks.

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