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Holmes Elementary - Student Drop off and Pick up Procedure

From: Holmes Happenings

Holmes students are to be dropped off and picked up at the FRONT of the school (River Street) only. Busses and Intermediate School drop off and pick up is at the rear of the building (South and Hammond Streets).

Parents are encouraged to use the “Kiss and Go” lane for drop offs. Please pull ALL THE WAY up to the east end of the drive and instruct your children to proceed to the playground where they will enter the building with their class when the bell rings. Students should not arrive before 8:35 a.m.

At the end of the school day, DO NOT LEAVE YOUR CAR UNATTENDED in the drop off lane. A staff person is assigned to supervise the dismissal of students at the front of the building.

Do you want to learn Spanish?

From: http://www.grandhaven.org

The Lakeshore Ethnic Diversity Alliance is offering a 12 week Beginner Spanish course, hosted by the City of Grand Haven, this fall on Thursday evenings from 6:00-8:00pm at the Grand Haven Community Center. This exciting and interactive class will be taught by Analia Morrison, a native Spanish speaker from Honduras who holds a Bachelors Degree in Education. The class will begin September 16 and will run weekly until December 9. There will be no class on
November 25.

The cost for the class is $100. Students must also purchase the book Easy Spanish Step By Step, by Barbara Bregstein, which can be purchased online or at Barnes and Noble for
approximately $12. Scholarships are available for financial hardships.

SLPS - School Closings

From: http://www.springlakeschools.org

School closings, in the event of bad weather, are determined as early as possible. Radio and television stations are notified by 6:15 A.M. Principals will make every effort to notify parents via the building listserve (e-mail). In additi on, school closings are announced over television stations— WZZM-13, WWMT-3, WXMI-17, and WOOD-8; TRIBtalk; and radio stations— WGHN, WGRD, WKLQ, WLAV, WLHT, WMUS, WODJ, WOOD, WSNX, and WHTC.

Please do not call the school.
Parents should also instruct their children regarding what procedure to follow if they are dismissed early and arrive home before the regular dismissal time.

'Lakes Edge' sculpture moved to Grand Haven's boardwalk

GRAND HAVEN, Mich. (WZZM) - A popular sculpture in Grand Haven is on display once again. 

Workers moved the 'Lakes Edge' sculpture from the Department of Public Works to the boardwalk along the channel. It used to be in front of the old courthouse but was moved during construction of the new courthouse.

For the last three years, it was just sitting outside the Department of Public Works building.

Grand Haven - Walk MS

From: http://walkmig.nationalmssociety.org

When: Saturday - September 11, 2010

We are excited to announce Grand Haven as a NEW Walk MS site this year! Plans are underway to make this year’s event a great day of fun and festivities in support of those living with multiple sclerosis, their families, and caregivers. A light breakfast and snacks will be provided. You are welcome to bring drinks, snacks, or lunch for yourself.

The 13 Walk MS sites in Michigan could not happen without support from dedicated leadership volunteers in the community. If you would like to join the planning committee, please e-mail walk@mig.nmss.org, or if you'd like to volunteer for Walk MS, please call Liz at 248-351-2190 ext.

Big waves churn up Lake Michigan

GRAND HAVEN, Mich. (WZZM)- Whipping winds, cool temperatures and really big waves - it is not what people spending the holiday on the lakeshore this weekend expected to experience.  But that's what they found along the beach in Grand Haven Friday night.  Braving the wind was challenging and the waves were unbelievable.

Camper Kristi Mercer said, "This is just unreal I've been coming to Grand Haven since I could barely walk and I've never seen the waves like this..never!"

Those camping in tents had a rough time keeping everything tied down and stable.  The waves washed over the piers, creating great photo opportunities. 

And then there are those who went out in the huge swells.  Boogie boarder Scott Cogswell said, "You gotta know what you're doin.. uh.. there's a lot of people out there and they say oh that's dangerous or.. you shouldn't do that and so I've been doin it for a few years and I thought I'd try it."

High winds down trees and knock out power in Ottawa County

OTTAWA COUNTY, Mich. (WZZM)- Consumers Energy confirms 150 customers in the West Olive and Grand Haven areas of Ottawa County are without power. 

The high winds along the lakeshore toppled some trees and damaging power lines. Service is expected to be restored to about 100 of those customers Friday night.  The other 50 or so customers in the hardest hit areas may not have electricity until mid-day Saturday. 

Consumers Energy says its crews are working as fast as possible to restore service.