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Picture Retake Day

Picture Retake Day is on Monday, October 21st. If you would like to order online, go to mylifetouch.com and our picture day ID is LM539016Y0.
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YAC Grant Gives Students A Change

Thanks to a YAC grant, Brittany Brown's first graders can wiggle, bounce and move around in their McFall Elementary classroom. Brown received a $300 grant for flexible seating for her students. Funds were used to purchase wobble stools, ball chairs and some foam seats. She also purchased some kick bands that are placed around the legs of conventional chairs but allow students to kick the rubber band and shuffle their legs. Brown said the students love the new seats that allow them to move and be a little more active.
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High Schoolers Build Custom Sandboxes for Boy, 6

MIDDLEVILLE, Mich. (WOOD) — A 6-year-old Middleville boy whose life changed forever one year ago has a brand new gift thanks to a group of local high school students.
In May 2018, Nate Boersma was in a terrible car crash that left him paralyzed. Since then, he has fought hard to recover and learn to adjust to life in a wheelchair as a kindergartner at McFall Elementary.
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Students Build Custom Sandbox for Boy in Wheelchair

MIDDLEVILLE. Mich. — Woodshop students at Thornapple Kellogg High School went the extra mile for an elementary student in need.
After a bad crash last year, 6-year-old Nate Boresma hasn't been able to enjoy the one thing on the playground he loves: the sandbox. The high school wood shop students wanted to change that, and made a specialized sandbox just for him.
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Bedtime Stories Available Every Night in March

Throughout the month of March, a series of Bedtime Story videos will be published on the TK Facebook page. Teachers, staff and administrators throughout the district will be reading some of their favorite books. New videos will be posted at 7 p.m. each night and families are encouraged to gather for these fun bedtime stories!
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March is Reading Month!

A lunch of green eggs and ham kicked off the annual celebration of March as Reading Month at McFall Elementary. Throughout the month students are encouraged to read, read, read. They'll turn in slips for each book they've read and at the end of the month, if goals are met, will be treated to a most special day when they'll get to wear pajamas to school, have an ice cream party and enjoy Global Play Day - a day of fun and games!
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High School Assignment Wows First Graders

First-grader Adam Beard wiggled in his seat while he meticulously painted each of the six pieces of a wooden ornament in bright colors. He stopped to examine each piece making sure no spot was left bare. "This one's mine," he said excitedly, beaming with pride as he handed over the pieces to waiting high school students. Armed with hot glue guns, the older students carefully put the pieces together to form a beautiful 3-D ornament ready for the first-graders to use as their own decorations at home.
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Magformers Building Toys Purchased with TEAF Grant

A car, a garage, a pyramid and something that looks like a merry-go-round are all just a few of the many creations students in Molly Bumstead's McFall Elementary classroom have built using Magformers. Bumstead purchased the building toys thanks to a grant from the Thornapple Area Enrichment Foundation. The building toys encourage creativity and early engineering skills. The plastic pieces have magnets so they easily attach to each other and lead to some very creative designs. Thank you TAEF for your generous support of TK Schools. The students LOVE their Magformers!
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