Hollygrove Weekly Update | 10.10.20


  • October 13 - Co Principals' Office hours | 11-12 pm; ZOOM

  • October 14- Morning Sing | 9:15 am | ZOOM

  • October 14 - Hollygrove Breakfast/Lunch Service at Hollygrove | 11 - 1 pm

  • October 16- Friday Morning Parent Coffee | 10-11 am | ZOOM

  • October 19-23 - Parent Teacher Conference Week | Information Coming soon!

  • October 21- Co- Principal Story Time | 8:30 am; Zoom Link

  • October 21- Morning Sing | 9:15 am; Zoom Link

  • October 21 - Hollygrove Breakfast/Lunch Service at Hollygrove | 11 - 1 pm

  • October 23- Friday Morning Parent Coffee | 10-11 am | ZOOM

  • November 4 - NO SCHOOL (Staff Development Day)

  • November 11 - NO SCHOOL (Veteran's Day)

  • November 23-27 - NO SCHOOL (Thanksgiving Break)

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Writers Workshop in 1st Grade!

LAUSD Board of Education Member Nick Melvoin visited Hollygrove on Thursday morning!


Hello Hollygrove Grownups,

We think it's safe to say that most of us are in a groove now that we have the first 6 weeks of school behind us. We had such a fascinating Friday morning Coffee, where Hollygrove Parent and NPR reporter, Nina Gregory, led those of us in attendance in a thoughtful discussion regarding our children and responsible news consumption. Though a very complicated topic, some suggestions discussed included:

  • Very, very, limited to no TV news exposure for kids-- the limited exposure would include PBS or occasional morning news

  • Make a habit of reading the news and discussing the news in front of your children so they know what is going on in the world and have a place to process and ask questions.

  • Actively seek out multiple sources of reliable news

  • Teach your kids what news is and how to read a news story -- reading more simple forms of news (i.e. the Larchmont Chronicle)

  • Don't forget to read and share news about art, literature, science, humanities and local events

And, finally, we engaged in a discussion around how we have to monitor our own news consumption and our adult habits around obsessive news watching/scrolling. Our favorite quote of the morning from Nina -- "We can bear witness, and it doesn't have to be in real time." Thank you, Nina, for sharing your enthusiasm and expertise with the community. And, thank you to all who came and participated. We hope to explore this topic further in the future. Please be sure to read below about next week's Friday Morning Coffee when Hollygrove Parent and Family and Marriage Therapist, Savannah Sanfield, shares simple tools we can all use to take care of ourselves as parents so that we can be there in a meaningful way for our kids. More info below!

Next, our teachers are preparing for upcoming Parent-Teacher Conference Week which is scheduled for the week after next, October 19th through the 23rd. While we know many parents are eager to discuss beginning of the year assessment findings, we ask that you please hold your questions for your upcoming Parent-Teacher conference. At that time, your child's teacher will be able to fully engage with you and answer any questions you might have. In the meantime, please be sure to read all emails regarding conference week from the school and from your child's teacher. We will be operating on a modified schedule in order to allow teachers time to complete their conferences. We've included more information below and we will still send another dedicated school email with additional information.

We all know that a strong partnership between home and school is essential to a student's success at school, but this partnership has taken on a whole new meaning this particular school year. We can't think of a more important year for 100% of our parent/guardian community to engage fully in attending conferences. This brief 20 minute meeting is a powerful touchpoint in our year to exchange information, ask and answer questions and review student progress. This is also a time when you may provide some much needed insight that will help your child's teacher work more effectively with him or her at school and visa versa, allowing you to strengthen your support at home. Please be sure to sign-up for your conference as soon as possible.

Finally, we're asking every family to donate to the Annual Giving Drive by 10/31- this is our biggest fundraiser of the year and 100% of the funds go directly to help our school keep our small class sizes, our strong and rich program, college counseling, athletics, arts, and much more. Please join us in making your pledge for the 2020-21 school year today. Thank you in advance for all of your support and generosity! LARCHMONT ANNUAL GIVING DRIVE Have a wonderful weekend! Alissa & Eva hgrprincipal@larchmontcharter.org