Hollygrove Weekly Update | 10.17.20
October 19-23 - Parent Teacher Conference Week
October 20 - Co Principals' Office hours | 11-12 pm; ZOOM |
October 21- Co Principal Story Time | 8:30 am; ZOOM | LCSHG
October 21- Morning Sing | 9:15 am | ZOOM | LCSHG
October 21 - Hollygrove Breakfast/Lunch Service at Hollygrove | 11 - 1 pm
October 23- Friday Morning Parent Coffee | 10-11 am | ZOOM
October 28 - Learn About Dia de los Muertos Morning Sing | 9:15 am | ZOOM | LCSHG
October 30 - Special Friday Hollygrove Halloween Assembly | 8:30 am
November 4 - NO SCHOOL (Staff Development Day)
November 6- Friday Morning Parent Coffee w/ Selma Principal Sarah Perkins | 10-11 am | ZOOM
November 11 - NO SCHOOL (Veteran's Day)
November 23-27 - NO SCHOOL (Thanksgiving Break)
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FROM YOUR SCHOOL LEADERS
Hello Hollygrove Grownups,
As we round out another week of distance learning, we continue to see incredible learning and teaching happening all day long at Hollygrove. From classroom councils, to student made web pages to learning our letters and sounds, reading together, writing drafts in all genres, and eating apples in ESY, in some beautiful, silver-lining way, this is still school as usual. Kudos again to our talented and dedicated team!
Next, thank you to all who joined our parent coffee on Friday where Hollygrove parent and therapist, Savannah Sanfield, shared some key centering and calm down "Cool Tools" for parents. Our discussion on Friday ranged from discussing guilt around too much screen time to balancing parenting, distance learning and our own work -- all at the same time. Savannah urges all of us to move through this difficult time with great self compassion, accepting our situations and our own self limitations. Please take a few minutes to review these Cool, Calm and Collected short cuts to parent self-regulation. Savannah also shared this list of tools for us to make use of as we continue to nurture or reestablish connection with our children. Thank you to Savannah for sharing her her time, her compassion and her expertise with the community!
Next, it's the time of year where the LCS network collects feedback from their main stakeholder groups: staff, parents, and students. Please take a few moments to let us know how we are doing at our Hollygrove campus. As school leaders, we review all of the survey data in aggregate form and use this information to reflect, improve, and grow. We really do take this process seriously, and are eager to learn more about what is going well and where to focus our next steps when tackling our areas of growth.
Here are the family surveys links:
Parent (English): https://larchmontcharter.wufoo.com/forms/x12r4f0d1xm0jix/
Parent (Spanish): https://larchmontcharter.wufoo.com/forms/x76hvlt1v5ipo6/
Parent (Korean): https://larchmontcharter.wufoo.com/forms/xnfgpih0fs0fun/
Please take some time to take this survey and give us your feedback!
And, before we head out for the weekend, we want to remind you that we're right smack in the middle of our Annual Giving Drive and Hollygrove is moving along, growing our participation numbers. So far we're at 37% participation at Hollygrove and we want to see how close we can get to 100% of our community giving whatever they're able - every single dollar counts. If you want to help us to continue to grow this amazing school, please pledge to help us reach our 100% participation goal so we can keep all of the necessities, enrichments and opportunities our students deserve in a high quality and high performing public education.
Thank you again for all you do to make our community what it is year after year! We thank you in advance for all of your support and generosity! LARCHMONT ANNUAL GIVING DRIVE Have a wonderful weekend! Alissa & Eva firstname.lastname@example.org
PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCE WEEK
Please be sure to review this email that was sent out to you all earlier in the week.
It is full of information you need as a parent in order to be fully prepared for next week's modified schedule. As a reminder, all students will have a minimum schedule during conference week.
As a reminder, please know that all lead teachers will be engaged in conferences each day throughout the afternoon next week. If you need immediate assistance regarding an enrichment link, please reach out to Jack Satchyan at email@example.com.
CONFERENCE WEEK SCHEDULE:
Again, for all of the necessary details, please refer back to this newsletter which includes all of the enrichment links and conference sign-up links.
Conference Week Newsletter Link: https://www.larchmontcharter.org/so/45NKa4I6e
NEW SERVICE: LARCHMONT HELP DESK AT HOME
GREAT NEWS!! Larchmont has contracted with a tech firm called TechaBee. We have hired this firm to help support families and teachers by answering your tech-related questions, supporting your technology, and managing your devices. TechaBee is here to help with tech issues regarding Chromebooks, Zoom, technology apps, and much more! We have taken this action to be as responsive as we can as a school to your tech needs during this distance learning period.
The help desk is available 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Monday through Friday. During COVID-19 families are also free to email the help desk at any time!
This email address (firstname.lastname@example.org) forwards straight to the TechaBee help desk so we can more quickly resolve your tech issue.
Please be sure to ALWAYS CC Belinda and Terence so we can keep track of your tech request.
HOLLYGROVE 20-21 DIRECTORY
Our full Larchmont Hollygrove 2020/21 Directory is now available through the link below.
We will send out the password in a separate Hollygrove Newsletter.
Although all class rosters were previously shared, this directory will give you access to information for all staff and families from across all grades and classrooms on our campus. In a year when connections are hard to forge, we hope this will be helpful
is now available below.
If you have any changes to your Directory listing, please be sure to email us at email@example.com.
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA COUNSELING CENTER
We know the stress of the time has proven to be challenging for many of our students and their families. We are partnering with the Southern California Counseling Center again this year, and we have 4 counselors/interns that are working with student clients and holding weekly telehealth counseling services this year. Please note that this counseling opportunity is for students who attend Hollygrove, only.
If you are interested in this service and would like more information, please reach out to Eva and Alissa at firstname.lastname@example.org.
OUTREACH & PROSPECTIVE PARENT TOURS
Our Virtual Tours have launched! Please spread the word!
We are looking for families that are willing to help us broaden the circle of Los Angeles families that know about our school. We would like to harness our diverse group of parents and their unique set of connections to help us! We are hosting several prospective parent tours over the next two months and it is a great opportunity for new families to learn about our school. Please feel free to share the flyer below about our upcoming tours with any other parent communities who have children that might want to learn more about our school and our upcoming lottery!
We have online info sessions scheduled from 9-10 am on the following dates:
Oct. 13, 2020
Oct. 20, 2020
Oct. 27, 2020
Nov. 10, 2020
Nov. 17, 2020
Jan. 26, 2020
Please pass along this sign-up link to all interested friends and family!
Please click here for a Hollygrove specific flyer.
Please feel free to send this flyer to your preschools, sports teams, parent groups, local businesses, or any other child-centered communities that you are a part of. If you are willing to get more involved in outreach or take printed flyers to local businesses and opened community centers across our city, please reach out to email@example.com. We could really use the help!
HOLLYGROVE ATTENDANCE REMINDERS
Teachers will be taking attendance every day in their live Zoom classes. On Wednesdays, the completed independent work will indicate that your child is present asynchronously and your child will be marked present accordingly. If your child is going to be absent (both synchronously and asynchronously) for any reason, please email your teacher and firstname.lastname@example.org.
To receive credit for attending asynchronously (not live/zoom) students/parents must both:
Log into Seesaw or view the teacher's assignments via their websites to access and complete assignments AND
Complete the Distance Learning Attendance Certification Form.
Please notify your teacher & email email@example.com when you know your student cannot attend synchronously or asynchronously.
Questions about attendance? Email our office manager, Solace, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
HOLLYGROVE FRIDAY PARENT COFFEE
Please join us for open office hours during Conference Week in place of a regularly scheduled Parent Coffee: Friday, October 23rd, 10:00 to 11:00 am
Come with your questions and if you require privacy, we can easily move into a break out room.
Meeting Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81250608645
Meeting ID: 812 5060 8645
Note: You an always find the link in the LCS online calendar.
HOLLYGROVE BREAKFAST & LUNCH PICK UP
New: Now Also Providing Free Breakfasts at Our Lunch Drive Through!
We are excited to be able to provide all of our LCS students with free breakfasts as well as lunches through December 18, 2020! We welcome all of our LCS families to come pick up breakfasts and lunches for their students on Wednesdays, 11am-1pm at the Hollygrove campus whether they pre-ordered or not. Please remember to bring a piece of paper with your child or children's first and last name and grade level written in large clear letters. This will be shown to our staff through your car window. Please remain in your vehicle and wear a face covering at all times while on campus. Thanks and see you on Wednesday!