Holland Heights April Newsletter

Holland Heights April Newsletter

A note from the Principal, Mr. Derr

We are getting close to the end of the school year and it is very important for you, the parents, to make sure your child finishes the year strong.  M-Step Testing is beginning in April for grades 3-7 and will continue until the end of May.  Please encourage your child to do their best when taking these tests.  We believe our kids can do very well on these tests if they take their time and give it their best effort.  Also, continue to work with your child at home on their homework and always make sure they are reading and doing some math problems with you EVERY night.  Please encourage your child to always do their best at school, even when things are challenging.  We can’t do it alone as a school, but together we can accomplish so much more in helping your child become a better learner every day.  Thank you for allowing us to work with your child every day here at Holland Heights.  I just love seeing their smiling faces walking into school each day!

Attendance Reminders

It’s very important that your child is attending school every day.  It is also important to have your child arrive at school on time every day.  We want your child to have the best opportunity to learn and regular school attendance will help your child become a better learner.  We don’t want your child to miss out on the great learning that is going on every day here at Holland Heights, so please make sure your child is in school, on time, every day.  Thanks for all you do in getting your child to school every day on time.  We love each and every one of them!

Dad’s Night Update

Our last Dad’s Night w/Mr. Derr will be held in May at a date to be determined.  We would like to spend a night out at a Whitecaps game, so Mr. Derr is going to check the schedule and find a date for us to attend.  Sign up information will be sent home in the next few weeks for those interested in attending the game.  Thanks, and please strongly consider attending this event with your child if at all possible. 

Dates for the Calendar

April 13 – Holland Heights 5K – Please sign up now or the day of the race.  6:00 is start time.

April 19 – PotBelly Fundraiser 5-8 PM – 25% of all sales during this time goes to our school in supporting our college visits.  Please make plans to have dinner there or you can take it to go.  Thanks.

12359 James Street Suite 10 is the address for PotBelly in the Shops at Westshore. 

April 20 – No School for Students  - District Professional Development Day

5th-grade M-Step Dates – April 17, 19, 24, 26

Heights Facebook

Do you know Heights has a Facebook page?

Summer Reading Club at Heights of Hope Community Center Tuesday Nights 6:30-7:30 pm

Office Staff

Holland Heights

856 East 12th Street
Holland, MI 49423
Phone: 616-494-2750
Kevin Derr
Principal
616-494-2752
Sharon Hoitenga
Site Supervisor
616-494-2801
Diana Sandoval-Dominguez
Secretary
616-494-2751

School Times
8:40 - 3:42

Half Day
8:40 - 11:40