Hollygrove Weekly Update | 11.6.20
November 9- Hollygrove Prospective Parent Virtual Tour 9:00 am
November 9- Co Principals' Office hours | 11-12 pm; ZOOM |
November 11 - NO SCHOOL (Veteran's Day)
November 12- Grab & Go Breakfast & Lunch Pick-Up 11-1
November 12- Monthly LOOP Meeting | 6 PM
November 13- Friday Morning Parent Coffee | 10-11 am | ZOOM
November 23-27 - NO SCHOOL (Thanksgiving Break)
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FROM YOUR SCHOOL LEADERS
Hello Hollygrove Families,
We hope you all had a great week. We know for a great many of you, it has probably been quite a roller coaster at home watching all of the election news. We appreciate your dedication and perseverance you are offering your child at home during these uncertain times.
We would like to thank the community for your understanding as we engaged in our own staff professional development day on Wednesday, November 4th. Our faculty across the 4 sites came together (on Zoom) to hear an engaging and inspiring talk by author, educator and international key speaker, Angela Maiers. Angela was like a bottle of positivity and offered a battery of online engagement activities. While we had great takeaways from the work we did on Wednesday, we also know that many of our Hollygrove teachers have already been doing many of these researched based best practices that Angela shared. We're grateful for this time and opportunity to continue our growth as educators. We are also so thankful to work with such a talented group of whole-child educators that are thoughtful, curious, dedicated, and caring!
Next, though it's never too late to participate, we know our Annual Giving Drive has come to an end. We want to thank the community for your generous participation and for all you do for Larchmont Charter School. We could not do what we do without the parent support that you all bring. Thank you to Alisa Strathearn and Evan Salama for all of their leadership and to all of the incredible volunteers who stepped up to support the Annual Giving Drive!
Finally, we want to thank all of you in the community who have already signed up and/or donated to support the Thanksgiving Drive that supports Uplift Family Services. If you are interested in learning more about how the Los Angeles Office of Uplift Families supports the area, please click here. Eleanor Hong (Josephine, 3rd and Sam, K) has been working hard to coordinate this effort and we are incredibly grateful for her support. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to your room parent or to Eleanor directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We do have a couple of reminders about the coming week:
Reminder that there is NO SCHOOL on Wednesday, 11/11 in honor of Veteran's Day!
Breakfast/Lunch Service for this coming week has been moved to THURSDAY, 11/12 from 11am -1 PM. This is also the day/time to drop off donations for the Uplift Family Thanksgiving Basket Drive.
LOOP Meeting on Thursday, 11/12 @ 6 PM: Please join our LOOP (Larchmont Organization of Parents) team for our monthly meeting on 11/12 @ 6PM. This month we are talking about the upcoming Virtual World Fair which is going to be a meaningful and fun community event. Join our LOOP chairs, Jason Daley Kennedy and Jessica Hooper, to hear what's on deck for parent volunteering at Hollygrove. We'll send out more information later in the week, but we hope you can join us for some adult time on Thursday. Remember, you can join however you'd like-- camera off, camera on, on mute the whole time...whatever works for you and your schedule!
Techabee Tech Help Desk- 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 email@example.com, CC firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
Have a wonderful weekend!
Alissa & Eva firstname.lastname@example.org
LCS HG ELAC Meeting Notes
This past Thursday our monthly English Language Advisory Committee met and discussed ways that parents can support their children at home. Please check out the slide deck below to access the information that was shared! Thank you to Danielle Kelly, our LCS Hollygrove ELD Coordinator for leading the discussion!
Slide Deck in English
Slide Deck in Spanish
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
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!
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. 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 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 13th 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
This week- THURSDAY 11/12- 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 11/11.
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!