Holly Elementary

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Welcome to Holly Elementary!

Shakeout Congratulations to Ella Doolan who earned an Honourable Mention in the "Show Me ShakeOut" poster contest! Her poster is one of seven featured on the http://www.shakeoutbc.ca. Students are invited to participate in the contest for 2015. K-7 students will be participating in the Shakeout BC drill again this year on Thursday, October 8th. More information is posted under 'Events' for your reference.

Back to School at Holly! - Check out the welcome back video. 

Principal’s Message

Holly is a school community made up of a caring and professional staff, a supportive and active parent group, and a hard-working enthusiastic student body. Our staff believes that providing students with hands-on learning experiences helps to create relevance for students, and when students are given the opportunity to connect with others, deeper learning emerges. Our students benefit from evidence-based practices such as process writing instruction, in which students write for real purposes and audiences. Our school-wide inquiry question, “What forms of assessment clearly communicate and support student learning while recognizing an inquiry-based approach to curricular engagement?” explores the best ways to use assessment to communicate and support student inquiry and learning. As we embark on our inquiry journey, it is our intention to honour and support the needs and interests of individuals while encouraging collaboration and thought as powerful tools of innovation and growth.

Social and emotional learning is also an integral part of our students’ development and their success. Educational success depends not only on academic achievement, but also on students’ ability to engage respectfully and responsibly with others. Holly Elementary has a wonderful school culture – rich in the minds, hearts and attitude of kids, staff and parents too!

Ms. V. Chapman, Principal

Parking Lot - Drop Off and Pick Up Procedures

Please note that we continue to have the Pick Up/Drop Off zone along the side of the parking lot closest to the field. Parents are not to leave their cars - your child is to meet you there if that is the plan. Your child can see you from the parking lot corner near the turn-about or from the field. Parking is available along the other side of the parking lot by the sidewalk and hedge. We also have parking in the middle of the lot and there is also parking on the West side of the school at Association Park and the Turf Parking lot. Finally, please watch for students. Pedestrians (students/parents) are to use the walkways, paths, sidewalks and crosswalks while around the parking lot. Drivers, please use absolute caution in our lot for the safety of our children.

Our school phone number is 604-946-0218; Absentee Line: 604-946-5938. If your child is going to be away, please call and leave a message.  Supply Lists for 2015/16 are available here.

School Calendar 2015-16