Holland Elementary School



7001 Madison Street
Holland, Ohio 43528

School Doors Open at 8:45 am
School Starts at 9:00 am (Two-hour delay 11:00 am)
Student Dismissal is at 3:30 pm (Early Dismissal 12:00 pm)

Fax: 419.867.5738

School Counselor: Mr. Grant Toepfer-Gaver
Social Emotional Learning Coach:

Welcome to Holland Elementary School
Welcome to Holland Elementary School, where our mission "We commit to work as a collaborative team to provide a safe, positive learning environment; to develop motivated and well-behaved students; to promote strong leadership and innovative learning; to set and achieve high academic standards; and encourage families to be committed to this effort as well" – is visible each day throughout our school.

It is important to reflect that Holland Elementary School has consistently maintained high academic standards thanks to the dedication of our faculty to help each student perform to his/her highest academic and personal potential!

Here is a little school history – first, Holland serves students in kindergarten through grade five and houses both the very first classrooms to provide education to Holland/Springfield students and some of the newest classrooms in the school district! The school's rich history, combined with state-of-the-art technology, innovative instruction and high expectations make it possible for all students to enjoy their time at school! Students delight in sharing stories of events and activities with friends, neighbors and even television personalities like Kristian Brown from 13 ABC! (see photo to the right!)
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Principal's Update
Mr. Andrew Evans
419.867.5655


Important News:
September 15-October 15: Hispanic Heritage Month
October 11-15: Stomp Out Bullying Week
October 18-22: Scholastic Book Fair (details below)
November 1:
Trunk or Treat 5:30-6:30pm

Holland Hawks got a great treat this week!  We encouraged students in grades K-5 to show their school spirit once again all while getting in some important exercise. The Hawk Walk returned and took place during the time students typically spend in "specials!"  It was open only to parent volunteers (which we will always welcome more)!  In addition to the Walk, last week was also STOMP OUT BULLYING WEEK! This is a nation-wide initiative in teaching and supports students of all grades to develop positive relationships, understanding the signs of bullying, and stand-up for others if they ever see bullying happening to another child. 
HALLOWEEN DETAILS:
There will not be classroom parties or costume parades. However, teachers have been encouraged to have fun Halloween activities.Join HPC at Trunk or Treat on Monday, November 1st from 5:30-6:30 pm. More details about the event will be coming. If you are interesting in helping, send an email to: hpcinform@gmail.com or post on Facebook: HPC Holland Parent Council.
STUDENTS OF THE WEEK:
The following students were selected as Students of the Week for showing Hawk Way core value of responsibility. Way to go friends!
Kindergarten- Jaxon
1st grade- Corbin
2nd grade- Nesreen
3rd grade- Lilliana
4th grade- Megan
5th grade (Flowers)- Landon
BIRTHDAY TREATS:
Please remember that birthday treats are not permitted. This includes individually packed food items. We do allow students to bring in non-edible things to share with students like pencils. Please communicate with a teacher prior to purchasing or sending to the school any items to celebrate a birthday..
SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR:
We are excited to have the Scholastic Book fair return to the school October 18-22. This will only be open to students, but there will be several parent volunteers assisting the students that week. Students will visit the book fair with their classes and be able to create a "wish list". After that, there will be times throughout the week for them to come to the fair to make purchases.

HOLLAND PARENT COUNCIL:
Please consider attending Holland Parent Council (HPC) meetings this year. They have already planned for some terrific events, and they are hoping to be able to do much more later in the year. Meetings are every 3rd Tuesday (with the exception of a couple meetings) at 6:30 PM in the cafeteria as follows: Oct 19, 2021, Nov 16, 2021, Dec 14, 2021; 2022: Jan 18, Feb 15, Mar 15, Apr 12, and May 10
-Fundraiser Update
The Choice Fundraising ended on Thursday. Thank you to the HPC volunteers for helping with the prizes. Delivery for all items sold will be on November 8th. Please watch for future communication from this newsletter or HPC for instructions on how it will all be distributed. HPC thanks you for your continued support!
-Trunk or Treat Update
HPC is excited to announce a Trunk or Treat event for November 1st from 5:30-6:30. More details to event will be coming. If you are interesting in helping then they can be reached through the following:
Email:
hpcinform@gmail.com
Facebook: HPC Holland Parent Council

School Information:

Doors open at 8:45am

School Day starts at 9:00am

Car Riders/Walkers dismissed at 3:20

Bus Riders are dismissed to the buses at 3:30


Contact Information:

Office Number: 419-867-5655

Attendance Number: 419-867-5657

Fax Number: 419-867-5738


Upcoming Events:

Aug 24 Parent Club Meeting 6:30 pm

Sept 6 Labor Day-No school

Oct 8 Picture Day


Safety Protocols

Per state regulations, all students and staff need to wear masks on school transportation. Students are unable to use the drinking fountains, so they are encouraged to bring water bottles to school each day. There are drink refill stations on both floor levels. Classroom teachers will strive to keep desks spaced three-feet apart, and teachers will keep daily seating charts for the purpose of contact tracing. The same will be done in the cafeteria. The students will be spaced three-feet apart in assigned seats. Due to spacing, one grade level will need to eat in Holland Gym until restrictions change. We are also not permitting outside food from restaurants or delivery services brought to the school. A family member from the household is able to drop off one meal for the individual student. There will be a full-time nurse to address any health issues or concerns.


Recess

Weather permitting, students will go outside for recess with no restrictions. Students will be allowed to play on the equipment and use any balls, jump ropes, etc.


Breakfast and Lunch

Breakfast and lunch will be free for all students this school year.


Communication:

Parents will receive a weekly newsletter from Mr. Evans and they can expect to receive weekly communication with their classroom teacher. Those wishing can also follow us on Facebook (Holland Hawks) and Twitter (@Hawkslocal).


Chromebooks:

If students took home a Chromebook this summer to use with Freckle, then we ask that they bring it back to school with the charger. Thanks


Thank you for all of the support during these challenging times. Please know that the entire staff at Holland Elementary School loves what we do, and we are excited to work with our students each and every day. So let's get ready to Dive in for Success!!!

The Holland Hawk Way
Every student at Holland Elementary School knows that The Holland Hawk Way means that they will, Be Respectful, Be Responsible, Be Prepared and Be Safe."

2022-2023 Reconfiguration Plans
(click on this link for many details)

In May, 2021, we announced plans to allow the district to better serve Springfield students. At the time of the announcement we shared that data studied over a five-year period informed us that rather than the need for a new school building to educate a growing number of students, the greater need was to examine options that took advantage of existing facilities, the talents of educators, and available resources. These data and our research led to the conclusion that to better serve our students, we should refine grade-level instructional targets and reconfigure our elementary buildings. Blue prints for Holland Elementary are seen on the left.




7001 Madison Street
H
olland, OH 43528
419-867-5655