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


Kindness Club
The "Hawk Way" is a multi-faceted approach to communicating to our students both behavioral expectations and opportunities to demonstrate the very best aspects of their character! Our teachers weave Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support (PBIS) program strategies into every aspect of our building!!

There are ties to more than PBIS goals, too! Recently, the Holland Elementary School
KIndness Club was initiated. The Club will meet two times per week, right after recess for 20 minutes. Upcoming activities will include work on poster board and developing skits to perform for Kindergarten classes!

There are expectations for those students who wish to be part of the Kindness Club. CLub members weill agree to:

  • demonstrate the “Hawk Way” on a daily basis

  • demonstrate positive behaviors in all areas of the building

  • be a role model for new, existing, and younger students

We look forward to watching the growth of both the Kindness Club and its members throughout the remainder of the year. Trust, too, that we will share their activities and success stories!

Speaking of the Hawk Way,it is my pleasure to share the names of our recent Students of the Week. These students demonstrate responsibility in the classroom. I've included first and last names, but we don't use them in our newsletter or announcements.

Grade Teacher Student_____
K Shepherd Oriannah S
1 Perlaky Emery B
2 Duncan Monty J
3 Zaper A'Janae J
4 Runyan John M
5 Flowers Gavin F

Hello -
Each September, thousands of schools and youth organizations nationwide participate in Start With Hello Week to celebrate the amazing work of educators, students, and community members in building socially inclusive learning environments for all students. The national call-to-action week takes place September 20 – 24, and we hear and see a lot of fun and meaningful plans shaping up at all Springfield elementary schools! At Holland Elementary School, the caring and creativity of our school counselor Grant Toepfer-Gaver kicked into high gear to make sure that our students understand the importance of the week and take advantage of every opportunity to make new friends and put the Holland Hawk Way on display every day! Everyone knows that the Holland Hawk Way means that we will Be Respectful, Be Responsible, Be Prepared and Be Safe. So, here's a glimpse into the plans both in class and social media:
Tuesday-HEYDAY!
Class: Students will learn the importance of saying hello and being kind to each other. Facebook: Post a pic or video of you saying hello in a different language or showing off a way to say, "Hello."

Wednesday- AWESOME YOU
Class: Students will begin to understand diversity and what makes each of us amazing. Facebook: Show off what makes you awesome and unique on our Facebook page!

Thursday- CHALK THE WALK DAY
Class: Students will begin to understand empathy. Facebook:Create chalk drawings on your driveway or sidewalk with positive and motivational messages of kindness and support. Post your pic on our Facebook!

Friday- SMILE WALLS
Class: Students will continue understanding empathy through practice and modeling in the building. Facebook:Students share notes of kindness and actions that made them smile this week.

Although it's a little harder right now to "pop-in" to say "Hello," we will feel your support.


Spirit Sale

Let’s spread the Holland Hawks spirit and celebrate the rich history of Holland Elementary School! The Holland Parent Council (HPC) is having a spirit-wear sale from now until September 8th. They have two different vintage Holland Elementary designs to choose from, each on two different colored t-shirts in both youth and adult sizes. T-shirts vary in cost but all are very reasonably priced. Those interested can order two different ways:

1) With this paper form (contact the Holland Office at 419.867.5655 to receive)

2) Online from the webstore: https://www-silkscreenshop-com.printavo.com/merch/holland-elementary-fall-2021-webstore/.


Anyone purchasing spirit wear online will pay through the webstore. Regardless of how you purchase your t-shirts, all with children attending Holland will receive their items with their students during the week of September 26th. If you have any questions, contact HPC at hpcinform@gmail.com.


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