It is that time of year again! Kindergarten Round-Up will be held on Wednesday, March 8 and Thursday, March 9 at the East China School District Administrative Office building at 1585 Meisner Road. Registration will be from noon to 5:30 p.m. for children who will be five years old on or before September 1, 2017. Please park in the lot and enter the doors by the parked school bus. Enrollment is on a walk-in basis. The busiest times tend to be from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. and from 3:30 - 4:15, so please plan accordingly. Your kindergarten student is invited and encouraged to attend Round-Up with you. Let your child experience a "Learning Safari" and take the opportunity to board a school bus! District staff will be present to answer questions about bus transportation, before and after-school childcare services, food services and other topics.
Registration packets containing detailed information are available at all East China elementary schools and at the Administrative Offices and can be downloaded below. Parents are encouraged to pick up and complete a packet before coming to round-up.
The results of your child's performance on last spring's M-STEP, Michigan's statewide assessment are coming home with your child this week.
The M-STEP assessment that your child took last year was more challenging than the assessment they took the previous year. The assessment your child took in the spring of 2016 contained computer adaptive questions, which means that the better they did the harder the questions became or vice versa.
If the scores on your student's report is not what you are used to have previously seen, please understand that the first time any of us do anything new it sets a baseline for improvement. I'm confident that as your student has more exposure to the new State standards, practice with them and we all get used to taking adaptive assessments online, results will improve.
Please trust that now that we have the results, East China administrators and teachers will be working together to identify areas in which we can improve so that over time, each student or graduate will be better prepared to succeed in the next grade level and after high school, in college or post-secondary training, a career, and life. We take this idea of post-secondary success very seriously as evidenced by our position in the county as a leader in the percentage of graduates attending two- and four-year colleges and training programs.
But, as you are probably aware, competition for those post-secondary opportunities are becoming more competitive every year. To that end, we welcome Michigan's commitment to higher standards and more rigorous tests that prepare our students to not just compete for opportunities but secure them.
Thank you for allowing the East China School District to be a part of your child's education.
Steven C. Skalka
Breakfast Offered at All Buildings Daily
Elementary Schools have breakfast in the classroom.
Breakfast is delivered to each classroom every morning. The students wishing to have breakfast order the breakfast the day before.
MCMS, MCHS and Riverview East High School:
Breakfast is served in the cafeteria at 7:00 A.M.
St. Clair Middle School:
Breakfast is served at 8:00 A.M. in the cafeteria
St. Clair High School:
Breakfast is served in the cafeteria at 7:00 A.M.
Paid Breakfast $1.25 - Reduced Breakfast $0.30 - Free Breakfast
If you qualify for free and reduced price meals, you also qualify for the breakfast program
During the 2015-16 school year, Pine River 5th grade students have been competing in MOEMS, an international competition with thousands of students from across the globe. MOEMS stands for Math Olympiad in Elementary and Middle Schools. It has been around for decades and is a well-respected program around the world. Last season, approximately 150,000 students and 6,000 teams competed from 49 states in the U.S. and 30 countries around the globe.
The math content in MOEMS is extremely challenging with a mix of high-level upper elementary, middle school, and pre-algebra concepts written in problem solving situations. There are five contests each season in which students compete with each other across the globe. Pine River Pioneers compete in the Elementary Division which is 4th-6th grade students.
Since September, fifteen students have been meeting an hour each week. These students have demonstrated excellence in the classroom in math and during this competition. Mr. Gary Griffin, 5th grade teacher and the MOEMS facilitator at Pine River, has been running this program for the past four years. Our Math Olympians have an “appetite for excellence!” This year’s Math Olympiad team consists of (back row left to right), Olivia Stoecker, Hadley Schwarz, Azalea Taube, Anna Dabelstein, Jack Betcher, Curtis Hutchins, Connor Essary, Braylon Essian, Michael Rancilio, (front row), Julia Rausch, Madeline Card, Lindsay Girard, Kellen Sullivan, Mac Garth, Ethan Hart, Frank Cole.
Children are eligible for kindergarten for the 2016/17 school year if they turn five years old on or before September 1, 2016. Below is a complete registration packet. Please print, complete, and return the completed packet to the Enrollment/Personnel Office, 1585 Meisner Road, Monday-Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
In addition to the above mentioned packet, parents must provide the following: