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Hollygrove Weekly Update | 10.31.20


IMPORTANT DATES

  • November 3- Co Principals' Office hours | 11-12 pm; ZOOM |

  • November 4 - NO SCHOOL (Staff Development Day)

  • November 5- Grab & Go Breakfast & Lunch Pick-Up 11-1

  • 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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Wednesday's Pick-Up Day: ESY Teacher Rachel passes out Cilantro plants to excited students and Hollygrove families begin the Uplift Family Thanksgiving Basket Drop off Drive!!


Learning about Dia de los Muertos from Larchmont's LFP Students!




Halloween at Hollygrove!



DAYLIGHT SAVINGS REMINDER!!!

DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME ENDS THIS WEEKEND. PLEASE DON'T FORGET TO SET YOUR CLOCKS BACK ONE HOUR THIS SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 1ST.  



FROM YOUR SCHOOL LEADERS


Hello Hollygrove Families,


Happy Halloween! We hope you are still able to enjoy the spooky festivities, Covid-style. We also hope you all were able to listen in during Wednesday's Morning Sing when a few of our LFP high school students came to talk to our Hollygrove students about Dia de los Muertos. The student speakers shared about the holiday, read a book to the students and invited our students to view their student made videos that are posted on Larchmont's Instagram Site. We also had a chance to showcase some of our Hollygrove Dia de los Muertos themed art that the students made in Art Studio with Ms. Cecilia! Here is the slide presentation if you want to take a peek and here is a link to the LCS YouTube Channel where you can view more student videos.


  

We do have a couple of reminders about the coming week:

  • Reminder that there is NO SCHOOL on Wednesday, 11/4! Teachers will all be engaged in an exciting staff development day! We'll resume school on Thursday, 11/5.

  • Breakfast/Lunch Service for this coming week has been moved to THURSDAY, 11/5 from 11am -1 PM. This is also the day/time to drop off donations for the Uplift Family Thanksgiving Basket Drive.

  • 2nd Grade Home Learning Kit Pick-Up Day, 11/5 (THURSDAY) from 11am-1pm: the 2nd Grade team will be providing more learning materials and supplies for pick up on Thursday, November 5th. Please plan to drive through the carpool lane between 11-1pm.

  • Selma Principals at Friday's Coffee: Please join us on Friday, November 6th from10:00 to 11:00 am for our regularly scheduled parent coffee. This week we will be meeting with the school leaders from LCS Selma campus (5th-7th grade). You have a chance to hear Sarah and Mini talk about the academic program & student life at Selma. It's a great opportunity for our current 4th grade families!

  • Southern California Counseling Center (SCCC) Offering Telehealth Counseling Services for Hollygrove Students: We have 4 SCCC counselors/interns that are working with student clients and holding weekly telehealth counseling services this year. If you are interested in this service for your Hollygrove student and would like more information, please reach out to Eva and Alissa at hgrprincipal@larchmontcharter.org.


Finally, our Annual Giving Drive is in the final day! We know these are challenging times for everyone and we are so grateful to all of you who have already made your pledge. It's not too late to make your pledge and support the school. As we've mentioned many times before, we ask for your support in whatever amount is manageable for your family. Everyone who donates before the deadline TONIGHT is entered into a raffle for Apple AirPods (one per campus) and a schoolwide raffle of an iPad! We thank you in advance for all that you do for our school!


LARCHMONT ANNUAL GIVING DRIVE Happy Halloween! Alissa & Eva hgrprincipal@larchmontcharter.org

LCS HG ELAC Meeting- Thursday 11/5 @ 3:00


Please join us for our next LCS Hollygrove ELAC Meeting, Thursday, November 5th at 3:00 pm. Danielle Kelly, Our Hollygrove ELD Coordinator, will be going over some ways that you can support your child at home!

Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83515098891 Meeting ID: 835 1509 8891





FREE SCHOLARS CIRCLE TUTORING FROM LARCHMONT LFP CAMPUS


Scholar's Circle strives to lessen the financial burden on LCS families while providing students with resources to succeed. Larchmont students will receive a sense of safety, support, and build strong relationships from the comfort of their homes.


Detailed information about the Scholar's Circle program...

  1. Our default schedule is on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 4 - 5:30 PM. 

  2. Wednesdays are the only days dedicated to Math and Science. Thursdays are for English, Social Studies, and Foreign Language.

Here is the link to the To-Be-Tutored Sign Up Sheet

LCS's Innovator Challenge Student Competition


LCS INNOVATOR CHALLENGE

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: November 12

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER. Download the Submission Guidelines and Information Toolkit. For more info, contact the LFP club leaders: Tammy Lee (13254) or James Hunley (10914)

Faculty Advisor: Daniel Loh

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! 

Email all requests to techabee@larchmontcharter.org, CC belinda@techabee.comterence@larchmontcharter.org

This email address (techabee@larchmontcharter.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.


https://www.larchmontcharter.org/hgr-directory


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 hgrprincipal@larchmontcharter.org.

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 hgrprincipal@larchmontcharter.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:

  • Nov. 10, 2020

  • Nov. 17, 2020

  • Jan. 26, 2020

Please pass along this sign-up link to all interested friends and family!

https://www.larchmontcharter.org/tour

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 hgrprincipal@larchmontcharter.org. 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 attendancehgr@larchmontcharter.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 attendancehgr@larchmontcharter.org when you know your student cannot attend synchronously or asynchronously. 

Questions about attendance?  Email our office manager, Solace, at solace@larchmontcharter.org.

HOLLYGROVE FRIDAY PARENT COFFEE


Please join us on Friday, November 6th from10:00 to 11:00 am for our regularly scheduled parent coffee. This week we will be meeting with the school leaders from LCS Selma campus (5th-7th grade). You have a chance to hear Sarah and Mini talk about the academic program & student life at Selma. It's a great opportunity for our current 4th grade families!


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

This week- THURSDAY 11/5- 11:00 -1:00 pm

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. This week and next, our Hollygrove lunch pick up is scheduled for Thursday because there is no school on 11/4 and 11/11.


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!

2020-2021 LARCHMONT SCHOOL CALENDAR

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