Honey Creek Community School

The Sunday News from Honey Creek


Sept. 10, 2023

Our Neighbors & Friends

Good Afternoon Honey Creek Families,

As you know, Honey Creek shares its campus with High Point School, an ISD program that serves students from across Washtenaw County.

You can learn more about High Point through this short video.

Fundamental to our mission is the integration of Honey Creek programming with High Point whenever safe and mutually beneficial. This not only helps our students breakdown the stigma surrounding physical and cognitive challenges but enhances learning for students in both schools.

Understandably, a great deal of our integrated programming was paused during the pandemic and the building construction process. However, we are anxious to once again begin collaborating with High School's staff and students. In the weeks ahead we'll share more information about integrated classroom activities between the two schools as well as educational events and even a combined student vs. staff basketball game in December.

Please take time soon to discuss the Honey Creek/High Point relationship with your child/children and what it means for them and our community as a whole. It's a very unique aspect of our campus that provides many great opportunities to learn and grow. We're looking forward to re-energizing that relationship on our new campus this year and beyond.

Thank you,


Kevin Kelly

[email protected]

Executive Director

23-24 Academic Calendar

September Lunch Menu

One-Stop Calendars

Honey Creek Website

Family Toolbox Page

Family Feedback Portal

Volunteer Sign-Up Site

Parent-Teacher Organization

Teaching Supplies Sign-Up

HC Media Center Link

Click for Pandemic Response Resources

Click for Latest 10-Day Transmission Table

Middle School Camp Fall 2023!

Middle School Camp Logistics

Packing ListClick here

Who: Students in grades 6, 7 and 8

When: Monday, Sept. 11th through Thursday, Sept. 14th

Where:  Tamarack Adventure  4361 Perryville Road, Ortonville, MI - Deroy Village (our cabins)

Cost: $300 per student. Cash or checks payable to Honey Creek can be dropped in the front office.

Scholarships: Financial assistance is available; just email Kevin here. No explanation needed.

COVID Testing: Please consider a preventative rapid COVID test over the weekend to ensure your child is healthy prior to departure. This is only a suggestion and not a requirement.


Since building community is one of our goals, we welcome parents to participate. There are many opportunities for you to help, from sending evening snacks, to coming to camp for a half day, full day, or overnight. If you are interested click here: Volunteer Sign Up. Though camp provides our young people with an evening snack, we find with all the activities and walking, they are often hungrier than anticipated. We welcome donations for evening snacks on the same Google sheet (note the tabs on the bottom of the spreadsheet).


If your child will be taking medication while at camp, give specific written instructions and the exact amount of medication for the four days in a ziplock baggie to the front office the morning we leave (9/11). If they have an “as needed” medication, any extra will be returned to the student to pack in their gear on departure day.

Food from Home

Camp Tamarack maintains a kosher kitchen which restricts ALL outside food from coming into the dining hall and will accommodate food restrictions. We have taken a count of students with dietary restrictions in class. In fact, food is not allowed in the cabins either, so please do not send food with your child.

Thank you so much for taking the time to read this rather lengthy email and for entrusting your kids to us. We truly enjoy and are grateful for the opportunity to get to know your kids in this way. If you have any questions please contact Joe or Cindy.


Save the Date: Sat, Oct 28 (5-8pm)


The Fall Festival is a fun, family event sponsored by the Honey Creek PTO. Enjoy an evening of trunk-or-treat stations, pumpkin trebuchet, festive activities and even a haunted walk – all planned with our middle school students! Food trucks will be on site so you can purchase a delicious dinner too. Friendly costumes are always encouraged but not required. More details will be shared in the next few weeks.



Please complete this VOLUNTEER INTEREST FORM for more information on ways you can help make the Fall Festival a success. 

·         Event Leads for Next Year

·         Set-Up / Clean-Up

·         Welcome Table

·         Trunk or Treat Hosts

·         Activity Hosts

·         Pumpkin Trebuchet

·         Many other ways to help..

Calling All PTO

Volunteer Leaders

Share Your Talents &

Create Enriching Events 

If you're a HCCS parent, you are automatically a PTO member! Please join us for our first meeting this Friday, September 8 at 8 am in room #144.

Volunteer leaders sit on PTO committees or work on individual events. If you volunteer as a leader, you'll work closely with the PTO executive committee and seasoned volunteers to ease the administrative burden of event planning. At the same time, you are sharing your passion and knowledge with the community!

Please complete the brief survey below and the PTO will contact you in soon!

Please complete the Honey Creek PTO Volunteer Interest Form to get started! 

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PTO Budget

We will vote on the PTO budget at our next meeting on October 6th. This budget is the roadmap for how the PTO will support the school for the rest of the year. Please let us know your thoughts either at our meeting or via this form.

After-Care Spanish

K-5 w/ Language Adventure

This After-Care program will feature eight (8) weekly sessions starting September 26.

Day: Tuesday

Time: 3:30-4:30 PM (students are supervised until Spanish starts)

Dates: 9/26 to 11/28/23 (no class 10/31 & 11/21)

Fee: $185 (early bird fee $175 by 9/18)

Program Highlights:

  • Students have lots of fun while learning useful Spanish vocabulary, phrases, and dialogs for daily conversation
  • Our highly interactive curriculum includes games, songs, stories, and engaging activities designed for each age group
  • All class materials are included in the fee

Email Sue here for more info or to sign up!

After-Care LEGO Club

Fridays this Fall

Register below for LEGO Club. This activity will convene during after-care on Friday's through November 17 at a cost of $125.00 per student.

Click for More Information &


After-Care Chess Club

Mondays Thru December

Register for after-care Chess Club below. This activity convenes each Monday for one hour for 9 weeks at a cost of $170.00 per student.

Click for More Info &


Honey Creek After-Care 2023-24

There's Much to do After School at Honey Creek!

View this week's after-care schedule here

We're looking forward to another fun and busy year of after school programming at Honey Creek. All after school clubs and activities fall under the Honey Creek After School Program. All students who wish to participate in any after school club, sport, care, or activity (except children participating ONLY in Girl Scouts, A2 Rec & Ed, or other groups which carry their own insurance) must be enrolled in the Honey Creek After School Program. 

REGISTER HERE: http://app.campdoc.com/register/hccs

If your child has already attended camp this summer, you only need to add the "After School Enrollment 2023" registration if you have not already done so.

You can learn more about the After School Program here.

Board of Trustees Updates

The Board will next meet on September 20 at 5:30 pm in room #144. The agenda is pending and will be available on our board web page here.

Community members can join in person or via zoom at


Upcoming Events

MS Camp Tamarack Trip

September 11-14

Board of Trustees Meeting

September 20 - 5:30 pm - Room #144

Picture Day

October 10 - More Info Coming Soon!