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May 31, 2018 Newsletter…………….

District Track Meet

The Results Are In!!!

Congratulations to all of our student athletes on this year’s track season. As always, our students represented our school in the best of ways – showing terrific determination, athleticism, and sportsmanship.

A BIG thank you to our volunteer coaches – Parent Iggy, and Grandparent Mike. Thank you also to all of our teacher/staff coaches and organizers.

District Qualifiers (students who did well enough at the Regional meet to make it to Districts).

 Grade 4

Aya M., Jayvin B., Arshaan B., Lauren C., Navita C., Chiara D., Liam E., Matthew F., Kyle F., Milinia K., Lincoln K., Max K., Holly M., Lauren M., Misha T., Janaya O., Sophia P., Roshanna R., Levi S., Uday S., Arianna V., Monica W., Chase W., Abby C.,

Grade 5

Ayden K., James (Jimmy) B., Jackson B., Michael B., Candace C., Max C., Cohen C., Armaan K., Andrew R., Lucas S., Aleena S., Ella V., Sidney V., Pierce L.

Grade 6

Christine A., Aleena B., Emily B., Mitchell B., Paige D., Chloe E., Adam F., Nick F., Reid J., Macin M., Macin Mac., Taylor P., Anne P., Avah R., Sophia R., Lexy R., Jada S., Parker T., Shawn T., Aksel V., Josh W.

Grade 7

Nav C., Mackenzie C., Carter C., Michael F., Christy H., Tyler J., Saiya M., Adayln M., Josh R., Jade S., Owen V., Anna M., Julian W., Kira B., Natan V., Owen V., Perry B., Priya K., Riley N., Paisley R., Mikayla S.

District Place Finishers (first, second or third)

Grade 4

Arshaan B, Chiara D, Lauren M, Holly M,  Janaya O, Abby C, Lauren C, Monica W,  Roshanna R

Grade 5

Armaan K, Lucas S, Michael B, Jimmy B, Cohen C, Luca S, Sydney V

Grade 6

Macin M, Emily B, Lexi R, Mitchell B, Adam F, Reid J, Christina A,  Paige D, Jada S, Elina B

Grade 7

Michael F, Perry B, Josh R, Natan V, Tyler J, Owen V, Nav C, Riley N, MacKenzie C, Christy H, Mikayla S, Siya M, Abby M, Paisley R, Priya K, AnnaM

Parent Appreciation Event


Please let us honour you at our Parent Appreciation Event on

Wednesday, JUNE 6th

8:30 – 9:30 a.M.

Thank you for the generous gift of your time and energy as a volunteer!

Holly Staff will meet parents just outside the office at the turnaround, with fresh coffee/tea, pastries, muffins & Fruit!  (If you don’t have time to stop and visit, you can also grab a coffee and treat to go from the parent parking lot).  We would like to thank you for supporting your children and the school this past year. Each year the school receives a great deal of volunteer help because of dedicated parents helping with field trips, volunteering in classrooms, helping your child with homework, participating in school events, and supporting our school financially. The Staff really appreciates your support. Please mark your calendar and join us!

Your support makes a BIG difference to your children and to our staff. THANK YOU!

Sports Day


The theme for this year’s Sports Day is the Beach.  As always, the focus of Sports Day is team spirit, sportsmanship and fun!  School will start at the regular time on Friday, June 15th and Sports Day should be completed at approximately 1:45 p.m.  Details about food ordering are provided below.  We will dismiss students at 2:00 p.m. from their classrooms.  If raining, please go to the homepage of our school website for cancellation notice:  We will organize the gym and indoor spaces to facilitate the Family Picnic Lunch as needed.  In the event of a cancellation the alternate date will be Friday, June 22nd.  If Sports Day is postponed school will be in regular session on June 15th.

N.B. Students are encouraged to wear a baseball cap and sunscreen for Sports Day, and drink lots of water.  If it is cool out, students should have jackets to put on.

TIME (Approx.)                                SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

8:30              Please park decorated wheels in the gym in grade groupings prior to the start of                                 school.  Please lock at the bike rack after the parade.

8:45 – 9:00   Attendance in class.   Wheels Parade participants called down to the gym.


9:00 – 9:20   Wheels Parade around the school (all grades may participate; only decorated

wheels please).  Helmets must be worn.  All students go outside to view the parade.

9:20 – 9:40  School-Wide Warm Up Dances  Classes gather on the grass field beside the parent                            parking lot.

9:40 – 9:50   Slow Bike Race (Grade 7) – lower basketball court

9:55 – 11:15 Sports Day Stations Begin   

Students proceed with their teacher: K-3 on the Turf Field

Grades 4-6 stations are on the field west of the Turf

Each grouping will have a rest–freezie station

Grade 7 students will run the stations with teacher supervisors

11:15 – 11:30  Cleanup – all students help the Grade 7 students bring PE equipment back into gym

11:30 – 12:25  FAMILY PICNIC LUNCH:   We are requesting that you arrange a family meeting spot to enjoy a picnic together, or you may choose to meet your child at the outside door of your child’s classroom.  If your child’s classroom does not have an outside door, please arrange to meet your child near his/hers usual exit door or a meeting place on the playground to enjoy a family or friend picnic together.  For those parents who are unable to meet their child at lunch, supervision will be provided.

12:25 – 12:30   ALL STUDENTS RETURN TO CLASS – Attendance taken in classrooms.

12:30 – 1:30     ALL STUDENTS MEET ON TURF.  Families can watch from perimeter.

Events: Pre-school Race.  Grade Races – Kindergarten and Grade 1 students move to the playground following their races.  Tug-of-war.  Grade 7 Balloon Toss.

1:30 – 1:45       Clean up, students return to classroom.

2:00 p.m.          Early Dismissal

We are looking forward to a fantastic day!  We hope to see you on Sports Day!

Sports Day Concession

The Concession “lunch order form” has been sent out.  Please pre-order your food as only a limited supply of extra food items will be available at concession on Sports Day.  If you have not received it, click on “lunch order form” to download the form, print it off and return it along with your payment to the classroom or to the office by Friday, June 1st

Volunteers from our Grade 5 Parent group will be needed for sports day concession.  The Grade 5 Parents will be running the Sports Day concession.  All net proceeds will go towards reducing the cost of their Grade 6 Camp Elphinstone trip.

Sports Day Concession Pick Up Information for Friday, June 15th

For those new to Holly, Sports Day has become a tradition that our students and families look forward to each year with great enthusiasm.  Families have a wonderful opportunity to get together for an ‘outdoor picnic lunch’.

The Grade 5 Parents will be running the Sports Day concession.  All net proceeds will go towards reducing the cost of their Grade 6 Camp Elphinstone trip.


Arrange a family meeting spot outside or meet your child at the outside door of their classroom at 11:30am

Lunch items will be available for pick up starting 11:30 am

Family Pack Samosas will be available for pick between 11:30-1:30

IF YOU PRE-ORDERED:  There will be specific line ups according to your last name, please find the appropriate line up.  We will not be sending home any tickets, your order will be confirmed and waiting for you upon pick up.

IF YOU DID NOT PRE-ORDER:  If you require extra items or did not pre-order, there will be a separate purchase line up with a sign that says NEW ORDERS.  Popsicles, Candy Bags and Ice-cream Sandwiches will also be available for cash purchase. Any extra food items will sell out quickly as only limited quantities will be available.

Volunteers From Our Grade 5 Parent Group Needed For Sports Day

Friday, June 15th

To volunteer please sign up via Sign Up Genius at the following link:

Thank you!!

Thursday’s Emergency Release Drill

Thank you to everyone for their support and patience as we worked through yesterday’s Emergency Release Drill. We believe that the drill was a great success. Students conducted themselves very well and we were able to release the vast majority of our school’s population in a 45 minute time period. We appreciate your understanding around the need to practice our procedures related to student release.

Unfortunately, we did have a few people affected by things such as: not being listed as an identified Emergency Release person, being unable to produce identification, etc. Delays in release did occur because of circumstances such as these. However, our staff do need to practice dealing with these eventualities in order to follow proper processes in the event of a real emergency. This also allows parents and guardians a chance to correct any omissions or errors which currently exist on their children’s Parent Connect profiles.

Please note, that you should provide a maximum of three Emergency Release people on each child’s profile (see the Emergency Release Information for more information related to this).  We did learn yesterday that we are not able to see more than three identified names on our reports and therefore unable to identify additional people listed.

We will be conducting another release drill early in October and will apply lessons learned from this drill to the next (please be reminded that this is only our second time releasing the entire school). Once again, thank you for your ongoing support as we work to refine our processes while working towards ensuring the safety of all of our students in an Emergency.

Art Gala at Seaquam Secondary

Seaquam Secondary Student Council is hosting a community Art Gala on June 12 from 5-8 pm, featuring young aspiring artists who will produce, display and auction their own creations that will range from visual art production to performing art and musical performances. The Gala will be attended by community members, students, parents, community leaders, and local artists. For many students, this will be their first opportunity to show the community what they are capable of. Any profits from this event will be used towards displaying community and student art within Seaquam.

We would like to invite all of you to come out to the event and support the students that are displaying and selling their art! This is a family event, so we encourage all you to come and join us. The Art Gala is a great way to see the talented students we have here at Seaquam and how significant the Arts are. We believe that this is a way to connect with your own children and students through a unique experience. We are excited to be working with the students to engage in this wonderful opportunity to truly showcase their talents and we want you to be a part of it.

We hope that you will be interested in joining us in this wonderful event. The Art Gala is a once-of-a-lifetime opportunity that we want the entire community to experience and would love the parents to be involved. For more information, please visit Facebook or Instagram page at North Delta Community Art Gala or feel free to email us at

PAC Social – Tuesday June 19th @ 6:30 p.m. – Everyone Welcome!

Please join the PAC Executive team for a casual get together at The Landing Pub & Grill (5449 Ladner Trunk Road) on Tuesday June 19th at 6:30 p.m. to celebrate our volunteers and commemorate another successful fundraising year at Holly!

Come for a burger, a drink, or just stop by to say hello 😊.

We hope to see you there!

Will You Be Moving?

We really must know if your child(ren) will not be attending Holly next year. Also if you have moved out of the Holly catchment, but wish to keep your child(ren) at Holly you will need to fill out a non-catchment form. Please send a note to the office if either of the above applies to you.

Save the Date

Please refer to our school calendar for all important special events coming up through the remainder of the year.

2018 -2019 School Calendar

Our 2018-2019 School Calendar for next year is now posted on the school web site.

Now Hiring:  Noon Hour Supervisors

We are looking to hire Noon Hour Supervisors for the 2018-2019 school year.  Hours are approximately 12:05 – 1:05 pm (M-F). Regular and on call shifts are available.

Supervision Assistants are responsible for providing supervision of student inside the classroom and outside on the playground during lunch periods.

If you are interested in applying, please complete the application form (available on the school website under the PARENT tab), including references, and return to the Holly Elementary Office as soon as possible.

Lost & Found

The Lost and Found will be on display in our front hallway from June 21-28. Parents and students are encouraged to check for lost items. The unclaimed items will be donated to charity.

Thank you!!

Mr. Thompson and Ms. Alkema