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Hollywood Beach School Newsletter ~ Dec, 2021

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December News

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Upcoming Dates

11/29-12/10 Parent Conferences

Week of 12/13 4th & 5th Grade Music Program Starts (6th starts in March, 2021)

12/17 Last Day - Early Dismissal at 11 AM

12/20-12/31 Winter Break - Happy Holidays!

1/3/22 Return to School - Happy New Year!

Extended Kindergarteners Learning, Growing & Having Fun

Veterans Day Celebration

The Veterans Day Celebration at Hollywood Beach was both a joyful and a somber occasion. We opened with the Oxnard High School JROTC Color Guard, and the National Anthem was sung by Ms. Cristina Ortega from the HESD District Office. The Pledge was led by our ASB President, Khloey Jacobs. Present to support the event with great enthusiasm were our Superintendent, Dr. Walker, and our Assistant Superintendent, Mrs. Cosgrove.

Our guest speaker, Lieutenant Commander Glover, USN, was kind enough to lend his time to help our students to learn about the meaning of service to one's country as well as to recognize members of the Vietnam Veterans of Ventura County organization, our special guests this year. Families and staff brought their very own Veterans and Active Duty Servicemembers to be honored as well. Students sang and signed patriotic songs, spoke of what the holiday meant to them, in poem and in prose, and wore their best red, white and blue in honor of our Veterans.

The amazing Oxnard High School Band marched us all to the beach with patriotic flair. Our wonderful bagpiper played "Amazing Grace" as the HBS students and staff tossed a wreath and flowers to the sea as the Harbor Patrol fireboat made a beautiful arc of water to honor those who have given the ultimate sacrifice.

We extend our thanks to the Channel Islands Community Services District for their sponsorship of our event, Captain Werner of the Harbor Patrol for getting the fireboat up and running in time for our event, Oxnard High School Band and JROTC for their participation, and Sweet Pea Florist in Ventura for supplying the flowers at cost for our beautiful event. Many thanks to our families for joining us for this return to our longstanding school tradition of honoring our Veterans!

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Thanks so much to everyone for supporting our Foodshare Food Drive! We were able to donate over 2600 items to our local food pantry, Food Share! Please click here for more info and how to support this important community partner during this season of giving and throughout the year.

Fossil Finds: Mrs. Russell's Class

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Hollywood News - Watch The Broadcasts Here!

Hollywood News is our 6th grade News Team's weekly newscast, covering all the latest at Hollywood Beach School. It is our entirely student-produced weekly broadcast. Enjoy our recent broadcasts here, with clips from our Veterans Day Ceremony, Cardio Drumming, the weather and more!

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All of our broadcasts can be found at the "Family Resources" button on our school website. Stay tuned for new episodes every week!

Landform Models by Mrs. Wallet's Class