HLA Red Note/La Nota Roja de HLA 12-10-18

This week we were delighted to host Mrs. Sarah Cox and Holland High’s Vocal Dimensions for a holiday performance. We are grateful for the opportunity to witness their outstanding talent and also want to thank our PPC presidents for making this event possible.

Esta semana estuvimos encantados de recibir a la Sra. Sarah Cox y Vocal Dimensions de Holland High para un espectáculo de música. Estamos agradecidos por la oportunidad de presenciar su talento sobresaliente y también queremos agradecer a nuestros presidentes de PPC por hacer posible este evento.

Ski Club
If you are interested in purchasing discount cards for Bittersweet Ski Resort, stop by the office to pick up registration information. Cost is $17.00 to join (make checks payable to Bittersweet) The form and money are due to the office by this Friday, December 14.

Club de esquí
Si está interesado en comprar tarjetas de descuento para Bittersweet Ski Resort, pase por la oficina para recoger la información de registro. El costo es de $ 17.00 para inscribirse (haga los cheques a nombre de Bittersweet). El formulario y el dinero se deben entregar en la oficina antes del viernes 14 de diciembre.

Coin Drive
We will be hosting a Coin Drive this week to benefit Holland Rescue Mission. We encourage students to bring coins to deposit in their class’s jar. At the end of the day on Friday, money will be counted and donated to Holland Rescue Mission. This is a project, from the Board of Directors of the HLA Student Council (Isa Rodriguez-Kupres, Emma Palmateer, Addyson de Boer, Jack Bolt). Thanks for your cooperation.

Campaña de Monedas
Estaremos organizando una campaña de monedas esta semana para beneficiar a Holland Rescue Mission. Animamos a los estudiantes a traer monedas para depositar en el frasco de su clase. Al final del día el viernes, el dinero se contará y se donará a Holland Rescue Mission. Este es un proyecto de la Mesa de Directores del Consejo Estudiantil de HLA (Isa Rodriguez-Kupres, Emma Palmateer, Addyson de Boer, Jack Bolt). Gracias por su cooperación.

Holiday Craft
On Wednesday, December 19th the PPC will host (and fully-fund!) Holiday Craft in the Kids Hope Room at HLA. Each class will have 30 minutes to make 3 small crafts and decorate a gift bag to hold them. The theme this year is "Candy Canes". In addition, the children will be decorating bags for "Kids Food Basket” so they can be involved in an activity to "give-back" to the community!

In order to have a successful event, we will need parent volunteers. Please click here and consider supporting us! Please note, this volunteer opportunity must be adults only. Please make arrangements not to bring your younger children. Thank you so much for your understanding. Any questions please email Toni Rice at tinychemist@gmail.com or Valerie Voss at ladybug2380@gmail.com

Manualidad de Temporada
El miércoles 19 de diciembre, el PPC organizará (y financiará en su totalidad) este evento en el salón Kids Hope. Cada clase tendrá 30 minutos para hacer 3 pequeñas manualidades y decorar una bolsa de regalo para sostenerlas. El tema de este año es "Bastón de Caramelo". Además, los niños estarán decorando bolsas para "Kids Hope Food Basket" para que puedan participar en una actividad para comunitaria.

Para tener un evento exitoso, necesitaremos padres voluntarios. Por favor haga clic aquí y considere apoyarnos! Tenga en cuenta que esta oportunidad de voluntariado debe ser solo para adultos. Por favor haga arreglos para no traer a sus hijos más pequeños. Muchas gracias por tu comprensión. Para cualquier pregunta, envíe un correo electrónico a Toni Rice a tinychemist@gmail.com o Valerie Voss a ladybug2380@gmail.com.

HLA Red Note/La Nota Roja de HLA 12-3-18

It is hard to believe that we are already in the mix of the holidays when it just seems that the school year started! ​December is a busy month at school as well as at home, I am sure. In spite of the hustle and bustle of the season, I hope that school will remain a focus. With about thirteen school days before the winter break begins, there is time for a lot of learning. Remembering that starting strong is good, but finishing strong is what we all are striving for! If you have any questions about your child’s academic standings please contact your child's teacher.
Iliana Vásquez-Ochoa, Principal ​​iochoa@hollandpublicschools.org

¡Es difícil creer que ya estamos en el comienzo de los días festivos cuando parece que el año escolar recién comenzó! Diciembre es un mes ocupado tanto en la escuela como en casa, estoy segura. A pesar de lo ocupado de la temporada, espero que la escuela siga siendo un enfoque. Con aproximadamente trece días escolares antes de que comiencen las vacaciones de invierno, hay tiempo para mucho aprendizaje. Recordar, que empezar el año fuerte es bueno, ¡pero lo que estamos luchando es terminar fuerte! Si tiene alguna pregunta sobre la clasificación académica de su hijo, comuníquese con el maestro de su hijo.
Iliana Vásquez-Ochoa, Principal ​​iochoa@hollandpublicschools.org

Ballet Folklórico Gala
Ballet Folklórico invites you and your family to the Gala fundraiser. Come enjoy a night of folklore art and culture. Students have been hard at work, perfecting dance steps to present their love of Dance. Donations welcome, December 20, 7-8 at HHS PAC.

Ballet Folklórico Sol Azteca​​ le​ invita a usted y a su familia a la recaudación de fondos de Gala. Venga a disfrutar de una noche de arte y cultura folklórico. Los estudiantes han estado trabajando duro, perfeccionando los pasos de baile para presentar su amor por la danza. Donaciones bienvenidas, 20 de diciembre, 7-8 en HHS PAC​.

PPC Updates
Thank you all for your generous donations to the Fall Fundraiser! We were able to raise $7,025 to benefit HLA students and staff. Special thanks to Angela Zamudio for leading this fundraiser! We also had a very successful Fall Book Fair, earning $2174 in Scholastic Dollars that our teachers use to get needed books into their classrooms. Thanks to Toni Rice, Valerie Voss and Jodi Ozimek for pulling the book fair together!

Actualizaciones de PPC
¡Gracias a todos por sus generosas donaciones a la recaudación de fondos de otoño! Pudimos recaudar $7,025 para beneficiar a los estudiantes y al personal de HLA. ¡Un agradecimiento especial a Angela Zamudio por liderar esta recaudación de fondos! También tuvimos una Feria de libros de otoño muy exitosa, ganando $2,174 en dólares escolares que nuestros maestros usan para obtener los libros necesarios en sus salones de clase. ¡Gracias a Toni Rice, Valerie Voss y Jodi Ozimek por organizar la feria del libros!

You're still needed on the playground!
Our number of volunteers during recess has dropped. It's cold outside, but we hope you will still consider signing up for one or two spots in December. Your help is both needed and appreciated!​ ​​Click here to find a shift that works for you, thank you.

¡Todavía te necesitamos en el patio de recreo!
Nuestro número de voluntarios durante el recreo ha disminuido. Hace frío afuera, pero esperamos que aún consideres registrarte para uno o dos lugares en diciembre. ¡Su ayuda es necesaria y apreciada! Entre aquí para tomar un turno, muchas gracias.

Moran Park Street Soccer
You are invited to attend an informational meeting on Monday, December 10, 5-7 at Holland Civic Center Place. Come learn more of this project.

Moran Park Street Soccer
Usted está invitado a asistir a una reunión informativa el lunes, 10 de diciembre, 5-7 en Holland Civic Center Place. Venga a aprender más sobre este proyecto.

Athletics Info for 5th Grade Parents and Guardians

Dear Parent/Guardian of 5th Grade Student:

Believe it or not, your child’s 6th grade school year is just around the corner and with that comes the opportunity to participate on a number of school-sponsored athletic teams. The purpose of this letter is to provide you with information regarding those opportunities and also provide some details related to the athletic physical that is required of all participants.

The first requirement for participation in school-sponsored athletics is that each child must have a completed physical on file in the athletic office prior to the first day of practice or tryouts. We know that many insurance companies will only cover one physical per calendar year, so please keep in mind that in order to be valid for school-sponsored athletics for the 2019-20 school year, the physical must have occurred on or after April 15, 2019. We often hear from parents who are not aware of this cutoff date, so please plan accordingly.

In order to assist with the athletic physical requirement, we will offer an Athletic Physical Night for HPS students at South Washington Family Medicine on Wednesday, April 24th. The cost for the physical is $15.00. More information will be distributed as we get closer to the date.

Below is a list of sports offered to 6th-grade students and the seasons in which they are held. Please note that we do offer a number of additional sports for 7th and 8th-grade students, but due to conference guidelines are only able to offer the sports listed below to our 6th-grade students. Sign-up information for each sport will be distributed to students and parent/guardians as we approach each season.

Fall Season
(Late Aug-Mid Oct)

Early Winter Season
(Mid Oct-Mid Dec)

Late Winter Season
(Mid Jan-Mid March)

Spring Season
(Mid March-Mid May)

Boys/Girls Cross Country

Girls Swimming & Diving

Boys Swimming & Diving

Boys/Girls Track & Field

Girls Tennis

Wrestling

Boys Tennis

 

If you have questions, please feel free to contact me at bfarkas@hollandpublicschools.org or 616-494-2251. I look forward to working with you and your child during their careers as Dutch student athletes!

Respectfully,

Ben Farkas, CAA
Athletic Director

Holland Public Schools

HPS Calendar

Popcorn Fridays
Dec 14

December 24 Holiday Break Begins
January 7 School Resumes

December Menu
Send Money to School Lunch Account
Swimming Lessons, "What to Expect"

 

Calendario HPS

viernes de Palomitas
14 de diciembre

24 de diciembre Primer día de vacaciones
7 de enero Regreso a clases

Menú de diciembre
Depositar $ en la cuenta de almuerzo
Clases de Natación, ¿Qué Esperar?

Office Staff

Holland Language Academy

461 VanRaalte Avenue
Holland, MI 49423
Phone: 616-494-2600
Iliana Vasquez-Ochoa
Principal
616-494-2600
Veronica Salazar
Site Supervisor
616-494-2625
Maria Huerta
Secretary
616-494-2601

School Times
8:40 - 3:42

Half Day 
8:40 - 11:40