Kenowa Hills Central Elementary


Principal's Message

CENTRAL FAMILY NEWS ~ Week Ending 9/21/18

I would like to start with some good news!

We have 4 staff members that we would like to honor. First, Mrs. Kelsey Graham and Mrs. Katie Kemp both had grants filled!  They now are the proud owners of flexible seating in their classrooms. Thank you to our school community for helping fund the grant. Next, Mrs. Delia Bush joined the REMC Classroom Makers Teacher Ambassador program.  The goal of this program is to expand the classroom reach of the Classroom Makers project. Mrs. Bush will earn $300 to spend toward classroom maker tools, substitute teacher cost to attend one of the REMC Classroom Maker Year 3 trainings, along with access to a network or peers implementing maker in the classroom. We saved the best for last! :)  Mrs. Carly Glanzman, Central’s PE Teacher, has been nominated as a candidate for the 2019 GVSU Distinguished Alumni Award. It is the highest honor bestowed upon a Grand Valley graduate. Congratulations to ALL of our esteemed staff. Central truly SHINES!!

I would also like to recognize the Wertsch family for their GENEROUS donation of over 54 boxes of masking tape! Boxes and boxes of the sticky stuff made it to Delia Bush’s classroom on Monday. This is incredible and the STEM program will use it for years to come.  I hope no one gets any ideas about taping principals to the walls…



As the first full month of school is almost behind us, it is a good time to share our attendance policy.  It is SO important to be in school.  Our attendance motto is to “Strive for Five,” with no more than 5 missed days of school.

I have one quick correction to make about our Hand2Hand Program.  Remembrance Church is sponsoring the program. I erroneously stated Orchard Hill in my last newsletter.  I apologize for the oversight on my part. If you need food on the weekend, please send the attached form to school.

Last, we have many students bringing Pokemon cards to school.  Normally, this doesn’t bother our staff, but lately, students have been “sharing” them, which leads to many discipline-type conversations as well as lost cards.  The cards have also been appearing in the classrooms during instruction. The school would like students to keep toys and electronics at home, including Pokemon cards.  Thank you for understanding!

Go Knights!  Central SHINES!

Cherie Horner, Principal

Coming Up…

September 24-25    Mobile Dentist
September 28          Community Knight  5:00 - 7:00 pm High School Baseball Field

October 1                  Homecoming Dress Up Day:  K-KK and 1 (pink) 2 and 3 (blue) 4 and 5 (green)
October 2-4               Phonics First Training Grade 3 teachers
October 2                  Homecoming Dress Up Day: Tie Dye shirt day
October 2                  4th Grade Field Trip to Art Prize
October 2                  Central Elementary PTO - 6:00 - 7:00
October 3                  Homecoming Dress Up Day:  Dress from the past
October 3                  Count Day
October 3                  HERO Applications are due to Eadeh, Czarnecki, & Bernard (4th & 5th grade)
October 4                  Homecoming Dress Up Day:  Favorite College Sports Apparel
October 5                  HERO applicants are informed of acceptance (4th& 5th grade)
October 5                  PTO Popcorn Day
October 5                  Homecoming Football Game 7:00 - TBD
October 8                  WatchD.O.G.S. Kick Off Pizza Party 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm




  1. We would love to see you at Community Knight!  9/28 @ 5:00. FREE!
  2. Volunteer Form (HERE and below).
  3. Need food on the weekends?  See the information below or HERE.
  4. Pick-Up Volunteers Needed.  See below for more information.
  5. The PTO is seeking volunteers for Popcorn Day, Bookfair (earn $5 in Bookfair credit for every shift you work), and Change War.  The PTO newsletter has all the details. Here is a link to sign up for our PTO newsletter:
  6. The PTO would love to see you at the 10/2 PTO meeting. See HERE.
  7. Interested in being a Facebook admin?  See below.
  8. Scout Meeting tonight! 6:00 at the DeVos Family Center for Scouting. (See below).
  9. Please take some time to read our attendance policy.  See below or HERE.
  10. Get to Know Your Principal!  My favorite animal is the giraffe! :)




Pick-Up Volunteers Needed!

If you are already a pick-up parent, we would LOVE to have your help from 3:20-3:40.  We will use you any day that that you can volunteer-even if it is only one day or all 5 days.  We just need you to lead a small group of students out to parent pick-up to make our groups smaller.  Please email if you are interested!



Here is the link to the 10/2 PTO meeting agenda.


Looking for volunteers for each grade level

We are looking for 2-3 people in each grade level (KK-5) to be the admins for special KH Central Facebook groups. These private groups will be created for each grade level and is a way for parents/guardians to connect with other parents, get to know each other better and create a fabulous Knight community. If you are interested in being an admin please email the PTO at More details on how to join these groups will be in the next newsletter.