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News and Announcements
Each link of a paper chain draped around the Lee Elementary library holds a pledge from second and third grade students. Their pledges are ways they can help make the world and their community a better place – pledges like loving each other, helping others, being kind and staying positive - all in honor of Martin Luther King day.
In an age of immediate electronic messaging, some Thornapple Kellogg third graders are learning and loving the art of old-fashioned letter writing as they get to know elementary school pen pals in Texas. It’s a writing lesson with a real-world purpose that helps them practice basic writing skills like grammar, punctuation and writing complete sentences.
Milo Burghardt and Sydney Engel are learning virtually at home this school semester, but it doesn’t mean they aren’t connecting with others. Recently they joined a national virtual discussion with a published author and illustrator and were selected from students across the nation to ask the questions on the live event.
Wearing hard hats and TK facial coverings and with shovels in hand, students from McFall, Lee and Page elementary schools, tossed up a bit of dirt to officially break ground on the first phase of the district’s $42.8 million bond projects.
Please note students will be receiving their letters from school soon with teacher-specific supply requests that may be slightly different than the supplies listed here. Please keep your receipts so you can return items if not needed.
An opportunity to switch from one learning platform to the other (virtual or in-person) or to confirm your continued TKVS enrollment for the second semester will be available through PowerSchool October 26 - November 13, 2020. Information regarding making a change can be found by clicking the link above.
Kent Intermediate School District is offering free, two-week Summer Brain Gain courses for all students kindergarten through 12th grade. Sign up online now.