Wishing you and your family a relaxing, wonderful break as we wind down 2021 and look forward to all that 2022 brings! If you’d care to learn more about 20 more Holidays that some of our friends may celebrate throughout the season, HERE’S A FUN ARTICLE .
Thank You, Again, Angels!
Thanks to your amazing generosity, we were able to provide over 280 gifts to 18 families in our IES organization this holiday season! We appreciate your help in making the holidays brighter for those folks!
Holiday ExtravaGANZA Update
Your kiddos were absolutely adorable and did a FANTASTIC job sharing all of their hard work this past week. Our video crew is working hard to put together a finished product for you and we will send that out as soon as we have it. THANK YOU, again, for your flexibility an support.
Las Huellas Newsletter
Please see the Las Huellas Newsletter information BY CLICKING HERE.
January Lunch Menu
PBIS Prize Donations
If you are interested in contributing, we would be ever so appreciative! While we are doing great with kid donations as of right now (THANK YOU!!), we are low on teacher prizes. These could be fun, felt tip markers, small denomination gift cards to Starbucks, Biggby, Target, McDonald’s…you name it! Thank you so much for considering!
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COLD IS COOL
|For over a decade, the Michigan Snowsports Industries Association (MSIA) has provided low-cost programs to help get kids outside during the winter.|
Cold is Cool Passport App
MSIA is pleased to provide an affordable way for families with 4th and/or 5th graders to head out to Michigan’s ski slopes and trails by obtaining the Cold is Cool Ski & Ride Passport App. With the app, 4th and 5th- grade students can ski free two-or-three times at each of the 29 participating ski areas when accompanied by an adult.
MSIA charges a one-time, per-student fee of $25 to administer this program. The lift tickets are all donated by the participating ski areas. Program details are available here.
Discover Michigan Skiing
For those who don’t know how to ski, we also offer a reduced-rate program in January called Discover Michigan Skiing & Snowboarding. Everyone, including adults, can learn to downhill ski, cross-country ski or snowboard at the very reasonable rate of $45. The package includes rental equipment, a beginner group lesson and a beginner-area lift ticket. Details are available here.
It’s not always easy to find financial resources to help with the costs of outdoor recreation. So, MSIA put together a page on our website that may be of assistance to you and/or to the families in your community. You can access the page here. I want to point out a program called “Every Kid Sports” that provides funding for qualifying students. Skiing is an approved sport for this program.
Please help us spread the word!
Our state is a winter wonderland for three months each year. We look forward to providing some fun and experiential learning opportunities for your students. More information on skiing and snowboarding in Michigan – including ski area COVID-19 protocol – is available at goskimichigan.org. If you have questions, don’t hesitate to call (248) 620-4448 or reply to this email.
WELLNESS CORNER – DECEMBER
December’s wellness topic is Get Outside: the benefits of spending time outside in nature
Heely’s – Please leave them at home
What are Heeley’s, you ask? You know, those way fun shoes that double as roller skates? They’ve posed some problems so we are going to ask they not be worn to school. Thanks for your help in keeping everyone safe!
Please click, below, to see the 21-22 Family Resource Guide
Family Resource Guide
Calendar for the 2021-2022 School Year
Please note the first day of school is kicking off with a 1/2 day on Monday, AUGUST 9TH. Students will be dismissed at 12pm.