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Welcome Back Holly Hornets!
Welcome back to school! I want to take this opportunity to thank all of our students, parents and staff for your patience throughout the strike. It has been challenging for our entire school community. We are so excited by the thought of having our school full of energy and enthusiasm!
Ms. V. Chapman, Principal
Opening Day - Monday, September 22nd
On the first day of school for 2014-15, Monday September 22nd, classes will be in session from 8:50 - 12:00 p.m. There will be no afternoon classes. Returning students will go back to their 2013-14 classrooms and will be using the same enter/exit doors. However, there are a couple of exceptions Mrs. Brind's 2013-14 class (our new Grade 2's) will report to and be dismissed from Mrs. Moir's classroom (Room 114). We ask that all our new Grade 1's for 2014/15 report to the gym via the outside doors to meet Mrs. Stevens and Mrs. Wood. These students will be dismissed from the gym at noon and are asked to return to the gym on Tuesday, September 23rd. All students in Grades 1-7 who are new to the school are asked to report to the office at the 8:50 bell, and they will spend the day with their grade peers. Please do not send school supplies for the first day. The teachers will let the students know when to bring supplies.
Gradual Entry for Kindergarten
Every year we have a gradual entry for Kindergarten. This involves a phasing in of small groups and shortened attend times. Gradual entry is typically a two-week process, but this year will be shortened to six days. Our Kindergarten parents received a revised Gradual entry schedule via email. On Monday, September 22nd, our new Kindergarten students and their parents will attend a drop-in Open House from 9:00 - 9:45 a.m.
Second Day - Tuesday, September 23rd
Grades 1-7: Regular classes begin on Tuesday, September 23rd, with school beginning at 8:50 a.m. and students dismissed at 3:00 p.m. Dismissal, as usual, starting on Wednesday, September 24th, is at 1:30 p.m. All students will be returning to their last year classes for the first few days until our enrolment is confirmed and our classes are finalized.
Grade 7 Band
Grade 7 Band continues for the new school year. This is a mandatory course for all Grade 7 students, with instruction provided during the school day. Students are required to provide their own instrument. If you have any questions regarding band, please contact our Vice-Principal Mr. Weber at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Head lice have been an ogoing concern in the Ladner Community over the summer months. Please check your child's head regularly for lice or their eggs (nits). Please let the school office know if your child has lice. The information is kept confidential. Lice don't cause illness or disease and don't jump or fly. They are wingless, have six legs and move very quickly. They are not likely to survive off the head for more than 3 days and have a preference for unwashed versus washed hair. Learn more about head lice and how to prevent their spread by volunteering to help at the school or by accessing our school health document on the website www.fraserhealth.ca and follow the link to the school health document.
Terry Fox Run - Friday, September 26th at 2 p.m.
Come and join us for our annual Terry Fox run. Coin donations will be collected starting this week. Be a part of Terry's Dream to find a cure for cancer.
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.
Please check here for the 2014/15 Holly School Calendar and School Supply lists. School Phone: 604-946-0218; Absentee Line:604-946-5938. If your child is going to be away, please call and leave a message.