Hollygrove Weekly Update | 11.14.20
Updated: Nov 21
November 17- Hollygrove Prospective Parent Virtual Tour 9:00 am
November 17 - Co Principals' Office hours | 11-12 pm; ZOOM |
November 18 - Morning Sing | 9:15 am | ZOOM | LCSHG
November 18 - Grab & Go Breakfast & Lunch Pick-Up | 11-1 pm |
November 19- Hollygrove Monthly Site Council Meeting | 3:00 -4:00 pm |
November 20- Friday Morning Parent Coffee | 10-11 am | ZOOM
November 23-27 - NO SCHOOL (Thanksgiving Break)
December 3- All School Site Council Meeting | 4-515 pm
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FROM YOUR SCHOOL LEADERS
Hello Hollygrove Families,
We hope Saturday is off to a great start for you! We're one week away from our Thanksgiving break and our students (and their parents) are doing a great job persevering through distance learning. We know everyone is looking forward to the upcoming week off line!
Throughout October, all families, staff members, and students (in grades 2-4) had an opportunity to complete the first School Satisfaction Survey for the 2020/21 school year. We want to take some time in this week's post to share some of the survey findings that came from our parents. We'll also look more deeply at these results at Thursday's Site Council meeting.
We're appreciative of the time and effort that so many of you put towards completing this survey. We are happy to share that the results of the Fall survey for the Larchmont Hollygrove campus are very strong. One highlight to note-- 99% of our families would recommend Hollygrove to others!
General parent satisfaction numbers in the following categories for 2020/21 were as follows:
Overall satisfaction: 95%
Academic environment: 91%
Satisfaction w/People (teachers, leaders, staff): 96%
Student Engagement: 90%
Next week, in Site Council, with both parents and teachers, we will take more time to process these findings along with the corresponding comments. Though there is much to celebrate, we look forward to reflecting as a community to determine how we can continue to grow and support our teachers, students and families through this challenging time. Please keep an eye out for notes that come out of the upcoming Site Council meeting.
Finally, please be sure to review Friday afternoon's email about our annual Thanksgiving Bag Drive that supports Uplift Family Services. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to your room parent or to Eleanor Hong directly at email@example.com.
Have a wonderful weekend!
Alissa & Eva firstname.lastname@example.org
LARCHMONT LOTTERY APPLICATION (2021-22)
As a reminder, all siblings not currently enrolled at Larchmont Charter who wish to attend must complete a lottery form for the 2021/22 school year - this applies to all grades and all campuses. Lottery forms must be completed and submitted by 5:00 pm February 17, 2021. The lottery form is available on line at www.larchmontcharter.org.
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...
Our default schedule is on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 4 - 5:30 PM.
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
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 (email@example.com) 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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com.
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. 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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org when you know your student cannot attend synchronously or asynchronously.
Questions about attendance? Email our office manager, Solace, at email@example.com.
HOLLYGROVE FRIDAY PARENT COFFEE
Please join us on Friday, November 20th from10:00 to 11:00 am for our regularly scheduled parent coffee.
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!