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Preschool Mom2Mom Sale Set

The Thornapple Kellogg Preschool is hosting a Mom2Mom sale from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, April 13 at the TK High School. Early bird shopping from 8:30 to 10:00 a.m. is $2 admission, after 10 a.m. it is free (donations are appreciated). All proceeds collected from the rental of booth space, admissions, and donations will help fund field trip transportation, additional classroom supplies, and playground equipment for the Learning Center. Guests attending the sale should park in the high school lot off Green Lake Road.
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Volunteers Needed for Therapeutic Riding Program

LOVE HORSES? How about helping out at the YMCA Camp Manitou-Lin therapeutic riding lessons for TK special needs kids. Volunteers must be 14 years old or older. Prior horse experience is not necessary - the fantastic staff at the YMCA camp will train all volunteers. The TK program runs from 9 a.m. until about noon Mondays and Wednesdays April 8 until May 22. Volunteers are needed to lead horses during lessons and walk alongside riders. A volunteer orientation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 6. Anyone interested in volunteering must complete a volunteer application http://campmani.ipower.com/other/volunteer/volunteer.php (select the Horse Camp/TR option) or email Lisa at lsutton@GRYMCA.org for more info.
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Student Sport Physicals Offered May 16

Student sport physicals will be offered May 16 at TKHS for $15. These are available for any student planning to participate in sports in the 2019-20 school year. Physicals for females will be from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Male physicals will be from 7:45 to 8:45 p.m. Students must have a parent signed physical form. These forms can be picked up in the high school or middle school offices. Cash or checks payable to TK Athletics are accepted.
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Seventh-Graders Take a Stand

It's not often you hear seventh-graders talking about racial profiling, the pros and cons of video gaming or debating border wall security effectiveness. But those were just some of the hot-button topics students chose for their argument/advocacy "Take a Stand" speeches.
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Skyping Puts Students at South Carolina Aquarium

River otters swam around and around, gracefully gliding through the water and bobbing their heads up every few minutes to see what was going on. It was a one-of-a-kind view for Lee Elementary students as they watched the otters from the rocks high above the water enclosure at the South Carolina Aquarium. No - it wasn't a lavish field trip. Using Skype technology in Lee Elementary's Makerspace room, Mr. Fischer's second-grade class interacted with Susan Snide, a distance learning interpreter for the aquarium.
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Lee Elementary Makerspace Inspires Visitors

Blue, green, yellow, orange and white Lego pieces were stacked in varying heights representing different fractions. At a nearby table, Little Bits were used to turn wheels and make lights go on and off demonstrating simple circuits. And later, students used their ingenuity and creativity as they tried to build the tallest tower possible using 100 Keva Planks.
Lee Elementary School's Makerspace room was in the spotlight and guests from East Grand Rapids Schools were impressed.
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