Archive | April, 2018

PTO News April 2018

The PTO takes the air quality issues seriously and we are happy with the steps the board has taken to put in place the right people on the air quality committee. We keep all our meetings available to everyone and we are trading off times to have the meetings in the mornings and afternoons.

We want to thank everyone for a great talent show night! Everyone has been raving about what a special night it was.

Reading month was another great way to get books and authors in front of our kids. Thanks to our literacy committee!

Thanks to all for making this the community we need for our kids ❤

Please see below for information about upcoming garden events!

Alison, Anne, Carla, Janet



Greetings from this year’s Honey Creek garden coordinator,

On Saturday April 14 (April 15 if nicer weather) from 10 AM to 2 PM I will be at Honey Creek cleaning up the gardens (Playground, A-wing, and Gretchen’s House) for the season and I would really appreciate some help. This is an annual event that families (parents, children, extended family, friends, and significant others) can participate to get the gardens prepared for the season. You may have seen the email for the Earth Day celebration (Friday, April 20) and the Edible Garden will serve as a station for students to plant seeds and seedlings. Garden clean-up involves weed pulling, path and fence building, hose-laying, compost spreading, and outdoor fun and exercise. Please bring garden tools (though we have some if you do not have any), gloves, wheelbarrows, and the childhood spirit to work in the dirt. Come the entire time or any part of it; you may also want to pack a lunch. I will update the cleanup date at the beginning of the week of the event if it needs to move to April 15.

We are also seeking family volunteers to help care-take our school gardens (Playground and A-wing).  You can sign up by going to the following link: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1ltVeM7iVXc5i4nXTLK40d60VTOMrucZmOfi04eVRvtw/edit?usp=sharing . If you have questions please do not hesitate to contact me (phone, email, or text) at the contacts below in the signature. Finally, I will be having an orientation meeting for first-time garden volunteers Friday, May 11th.  We will meet at the greenhouse at 2:30 and 3:30 p.m.for a half hour orientation. This time is after school and after the PTO meeting. If you cannot make it to these meetings, but would like to meet for a hands-on tutorial, please let me know.

Thank you in advance for your support and participation in our Edible Gardens!


Tom Kovacs (Garrett’s dad – 6th grade Cindy)



Foundation Community Event

Thank you for joining us at our 2nd Annual Trivia Event
TRIVIA night (adults only) was held November 23, 2019

The HCCS Foundation needs members! Please consider volunteering your time for our school by joining our board.

Email Justin Adams if you are interested: justinfadams@me.com

After School Programs Update April 2018


ON-SITE EXTENDED DAY STUDENT CARE WILL BE AVAILABLE ON THE FOLLOWING EARLY DISMISSAL DAYS: April 6th & 13th; and May 4th.  If you have not already registered online, please register by emailing afterschool@hc.wash.k12.mi.us.  Also, please remember that you MUST give us 48-hour WRITTEN notice to cancel any pre-registered care without being held financially responsible.




SPECIAL CLUBS.  There are still openings for the following after school special clubs:

Girl Scouts  K-3 ACH 2-8


FH Rec&Ed 3-6 (Apr 5-Jun 7) Chess K-8                (Apr 5-May 17) Girl Scouts 4-5
Cub Scouts K-8 Swim Lessons K-8 (2/6-5/15) Anime Club 6-8 (Apr 11-5/16) Spanish K-8     

(til 5/17)

Aerial Silks 4-8 (10/9-5/21)- Full Italian K-8 (1/16-4/10) Homework Club K-8 (11/9-5/10)
Jazz Band (2/5-5/21) Theatre 4-8 (1/23-4/21)- Full Theatre 4-8 (1/23-4/21) – Full
Art K-8 (4/16-5/14) Theatre Tech 4-8 (til 4/21) Theatre Tech 4-8 (til 4/21)
Ev3 Lego 3-6 (4/16-5/14) Girls on the Run 3-8 (3/6-5/17) Girls on the Run 3-8 (3/6-5/17)
Music Lessons K-8 Music Lessons K-8
Skateboarding K-8 (4/24-5/15) – FULL Flag Football Rec&Ed 2-3 (Apr 5-June 7)


Please pick up a registration form from the after school programs bulletin board.  Stay tuned for the activities listed below and others. Please email afterschool@hc.wash.k12.mi.us if you are interested in leading one of these activities or would like to suggest others:


4H, Archery, Ballet, Baseball, Brain Monkeys, Campfire, Capoeira, Chinese, Cooking, Cross Country Skiing, Dance, Drums, Eco-Maniacs, Electronic Music, Fitness, French, Gaming, Garden, German, Golf, Guitar, Guys on the Go, Gymnastics, Harp, Hip Hop, Japanese, Jedi Academy, Juggling, Knitting, Korean, Open Swim, Orchestra, Personal Training, Photography, Pilates, R.E.C.E.S.S., Rocks & Robots, Rockets, Sewing, Soccer (K-8), Speed Stackers, Spiral Scouts, Star Fleet Academy, Strings, Study Skills, Stunts, Tap Dance, Tech, Tennis, Tutoring, Writing, Yoga, Youth In Government, Zumba


SUMMER CAMP REGISTRATION HAS BEGUN! Please keep our fabulous camp with field trips, daily swimming, flexible scheduling, and specialty camps on your list of summer fun.  Although we work hard to keep our camp affordable, did you know that any and all excess summer camp funds directly support our school? Please forward this information to friends and colleagues who may also be interested and encourage them to email us so we can add them to our list.  In the meantime, follow and LIKE us on Facebook!  https://facebook.com/HCCSsummercamp/



PLEASE CARE WHAT YOU WEAR.  Recess will be outside everyday.  Except for hazardous weather conditions (lightning, severe storms, wind chill below -10° F), we will always go outside for recess.  There is limited indoor space that allows the children opportunities to move around energetically.  Children should always dress for the weather. Students must wear snow pants, boots, coat, hat, and mittens or gloves in order to play in the snow and sled.


CAFETERIA MICROWAVE USE:  Please do not send your children to school with lunches that need to be microwaved – ESPECIALLY if your child needs assistance.  The microwave only works occasionally. Also, we do not have enough adults available to help prepare student lunches, and Honey Creek staff will not be held responsible for burned lunches or students.



Service-Learning and building a spirit of service in order to positively impact the world are core components of Honey Creek Community School’s mission.  Curriculum-Based Service-Learning happens in the classrooms, but many students are motivated to serve others outside of school hours as well. Each year we recognize students and families who spend 50+ hours/year serving others with the President’s Volunteer Service Award.


Students may submit their hours at any time, as awards may be ordered at any time.


Thank you for supporting our students as they learn to become philanthropists: giving of their time, talents, and treasures to benefit the common good.  In short, thank you for being heroes!


Director’s Note April 2018

Greetings all,


Let me start by congratulating and thanking all of you who put so much work into producing the talent show. The performances were amazing! The production by our middle school students was seamless, and the hard work put into preparing our middle school students by all of the adults was evident in every aspect of the show.  Thank you!


The return from spring break signals the start of our testing season.  The kindergarten through second grade students will be taking the Michigan Early Literacy and Math Benchmark Assessments. The testing window runs from April 9th through May 25th.

Grades 3 through 8 will be taking the M-STEP Assessment April 9th through May 25th.

Your child’s teacher can provide you with exact testing dates.


We will be celebrating Earth Day on Friday, April 20th. This is an annual community event. Please come out and enjoy your day with us.



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