From the West PPC
Teacher Appreciation Luncheon is fast approaching. Our PPC luncheon team is organizing a soup and salad luncheon for our teachers on March 16 at 11am. It is a half day of school for parent teacher conferences. Are you willing to help with this lunch by contributing a crock of soup, a salad, dessert, or other necessary item to show our appreciation for our amazing West staff? Click the sign-up genius link! Thanks!
5th-7th grade Parent Volunteer Opportunity
Are you handy and have an hour or two to spare? Our 5th - 7th grade recess area in the South-East parking lot and grass area could use some love. The PPC added the gaga pit this past fall, but we'd like to spruce it up a bit more. We'd like to paint a free throw line, and maybe a 3 pt line for our hoops (one of which is getting replaced!) and also paint out 2 - 4 square courts. If this is something you'd like to take the lead on this spring when it dries up and warms up please contact the PPC Coordinator, Jodi Snyder firstname.lastname@example.org. The PPC can get the supplies needed for these projects! Thanks for helping to Make West Best!
Middle School Parents
Both 6th and 7th grade field trip forms have been sent home with students. 6th grade forms and money for Camp Geneva are due by May 1. 7th grade forms and money for Chicago are due by May 15. 7th grade PLANNING SHEET (last sheet in information packet) is due by March 4. Please get this planning sheet in ASAP.
Buffalo Wild Wings Fundraiser
All friends, family, and supporters of Holland High School Senior All Night Party are invited to participate in their fundraising event on Sunday, March 5, 2017. Everyone is invited to gather at Buffalo Wild Wings in Holland (2899 West Shore Drive) for lunch, dinner, or a snack. The certificates will be coming home with students this week and offer 20% off purchases.
6th/7th Grade Orchestra
Monday, March 6 there will be a combined rehearsal of all 6th/7th orchestras at West 7-8 pm (students earn 75 points toward grade). Tuesday, March 14 is the concert at West (students earn 100 pts toward grade). Students must report at 6:30 pm, and the concert starts at 7 pm.
School Supply Needs
The office is running low on facial tissue and hand sanitizer. If you are able to send your students in with any extra tissue or sanitizer please have them bring it directly to Mrs. Tatlock.
The middle school teachers are running out of extra pencils very quickly. Some have already run out completely! If you are willing and able to replenish your student's supply of pencils, we would greatly appreciate it. Also, if you are willing to donate any pencils, that would be greatly appreciated as well.
Family Reading Night
We're rolling out the red carpet for readers! Come join us on March 2 for Family Reading Night which starts at 6:00 PM. Every child will receive a book. We will enjoy a reenactment for the story, "If you Take a Mouse to the Movies", starring some of our teachers. Come and enjoy a great night with your family!
Welcome to 8th Grade
February 27- Counselors from both Holland High and Holland Early College will lead a presentation providing detailed information about 8th grade. The presentation will be held at 6:30pm in the Performing Arts Center of Holland High School.
April 25- HHS 8th grade tour night will be held from 6:30-7:30 pm in the Commons of Holland High, which is located at 600 VanRaalte Avenue.
April 27- 8th grade Early College open house and tours 6:30-7:30 pm at the Early College building, which is located at 45 East 25th Street.
March is Reading Month
This year our March is Reading Month will have the theme, "Be a star! READ!" There will be weekly prizes, and the grand celebration at the end will be seeing a movie based on a book! REMEMBER:
- March 3: “READ Me Day.” Everyone will wear a t-shirt with words on it.
- March 10: Read-In Day. Wear comfortable clothes (Comfy clothes).
- March 17: Dress up like a favorite book or movie character.
- March 24: Will be Red Carpet Day. Put on the ritz with glamour or wear red.
Notes from the Nurse
Do you know what happens when children do not get adequate sleep?
- Sleep deprived children can have difficulties with learning new tasks or information
- Sleep deprived children can have difficulty with problem solving skills
- Sleep deprived children may have difficulty controlling their behavior and paying attention which can negatively impact their education
- Sleep deprived children who don’t get adequate sleep are more prone to illness which can keep them from attending school.
How much sleep do children need?
- Preschool children ages 3 -5 require 10 – 13 hours of sleep
- Children 6-12 years of age require 9-12 hours of sleep
- Teenagers 13-18 years of age require 8-10 hours of sleep