Pelican Post

October 2017

Inspiring and Empowering Every Student to Thrive Every Day

Happy October!

This school year has been off to a speedy start, and learning is in full swing!

Many thanks to all of the hardworking staff and volunteers. Thank you for helping with the Jog-a-Thon, our biggest fundraiser of the year. Thank you for your generous contributions to help enhance our programs for our students.

We have many exciting events upcoming in October. First, Walk and Roll to School Day is on Wednesday, October 4th. We have our first Saturday Attendance Academy on Saturday, October 14th. We will be having Red Ribbon Week October 23th through 27th. Our annual Fall Festival will be on Sunday, October 29th! I look forward to an exciting month of events.

Thank you all for your support, and for making Hollywood Beach School an amazing place for kids!


Mrs. Lipsett

Walk and Bike to School Day

We will be celebrating Walk and Bike to School Day on Wednesday, October 4th. We will meet at the parking lot on Sunset next to the beach and the Embassy Suites at 7:30 a.m. We will walk to the cafeteria together to show the importance of exercise while helping the environment. Come walk with us!

Calendar of Upcoming Events

October 4th: Walk to School Day, Buttercups Fundraiser

October 9th: Staff Development, No School

October 10th: PTA Board Meeting, 3:30 p.m.

October 13th: Jog-a-Thon Donations Due

October 14th: Saturday Attendance Academy

October 23rd-27th: Red Ribbon Week

October 29th: Fall Festival

November 4th: Saturday Attendance Academy

November 9th: Veterans' Day Celebration

November 10th: Veterans' Day- No School

November 18th: Saturday Attendance Academy

Staff Development Day

There is a Staff Development Day on Monday, October 9th. There is no school that day.

Pick up and Drop Off Traffic

Here are a few tips to help pick up and drop off run more smoothly and efficiently:

* Some families are parking in the pick up area very early. While I understand that you don't want to be late to pick up your child, if you are picking up an older student who is dismissed at 2:07, please come later. This will give parents who are picking up students dismissed at 2:01 a chance to pick up first, and get out of the area, preventing as much congestion waiting for the pick up area.

* Please respect our neighbors' driveways, and do not park in front of their garages on the street. Neighbors have been blocked in their garage, or prevented from pulling into their garage by cars parking in front of their driveway on Sunset.

* Please do not drop off students on the street on Channel Islands, and use the drop off area instead. Some people are stopping in the street, making all of the cars behind them wait, and causing congestion. The drop off area moves very quickly, so please wait to drop off your child in the drop off area. This is for the safety of students, and to prevent added traffic.

* Please model good traffic safety by using the crosswalk, and not crossing in the middle of the street. This will keep all students safe.

Fall Festival

One of the biggest events for our PTA is the Fall Festival. It is a wonderful day of fun for our students and families! This year it will be on Sunday, October 29th. This event is entirely run by volunteers, and much help is needed running booths, donating items for baskets, etc. Thank you in advance for your help! There will be more information coming home about this event. Stay tuned!