Pelican Post

September 2017

Inspiring and Empowering Every Student to Thrive Every Day

Principal's Message

Dear Families,

Welcome to the 2017/18 school year! If you are new to our school, welcome to the Hollywood Beach School community! I hope you find our school welcoming, safe, and a wonderful environment for our precious students to learn and grow.

Please join me in welcoming our new Assistant Principal, Monica Sides. Ms. Sides is replacing Mr. Torres who is now working full time at the Middle School, E.O. Green. Mr. Torres will be missed, but Ms. Sides will be an awesome addition to our staff. She will be on campus Wednesdays and Fridays. She is working the other days at Hueneme Elementary School, and is also working as the district's GATE coordinator. We are lucky to have her!

The school year has been off to a marvelous start thanks to the amazing teamwork of teachers, administrators, custodians, office workers, students, and families. I look forward to an amazing year of learning for our students. Our district motto is, "Inspiring and empowering every student to thrive every day." Our staff has a renewed focus on this, realizing that with the partnership of families like you, our students will thrive intellectually, emotionally, physically and socially. Thank you for your support in helping achieve this goal.

Mrs. Lipsett


Calendar of Upcoming Events

September 4th: Labor Day, No School

September 7th: Picture Day

September 12th: PTA Kinder Meet and Greet

September 19th: Back to School Night

September 21st: Skating Plus

September 29th: Jog a Thon

October 9th: Staff Development, No School

October 14th: Saturday Attendance Academy

October 29th: Fall Festival

Helpful Reminders for a Smooth and Safe Drop-Off and Pick-Up!

Please remember:

- No left turn into drop-off/pick up area from Channel Islands.

- Watch for students crossing the driveway.

- The right lane is for waiting, dropping off and picking up.

- The left lane is only for passing and exiting. No waiting!

- For a quick drop off, please drive all the way to the gate or beyond if possible.

-Please have students completely ready to exit the passenger side only, with backpacks, lunches, jackets, musical instruments ready. If you need to pack these in your trunk, please park on the street for drop off so that the drop off area moves efficiently.

-Parents, please do not open your door or get out of your car in the drop off area.

-For pick up, you may come early and wait, but please do not park and leave your car.

- The gate will be shut and locked 15 minutes after the last dismissal bell. Any remaining students will be sent to the office and wait to be picked up there.

- Thank you for your help and patience!

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