Holley Hawk Newsletter

January 24, 2022

Upcoming Dates

Feb. 3 Brighter Bites Delivery

Feb. 8 Spring Pictures

Feb. 11 5th graders go to HBMS

Feb. 17 Brighter Bites

Feb. 18 Staff Development- No School

Feb. 21- President's Day- No School

New Information

  • Healthy Minds and Healthy Habits
  • 7 Habits Posters
  • Parents of English Language Session
  • COVID Vaccinations 2nd Dose
  • Water Bottles
  • 5th Grade Middle School Visitation

Healthy Minds and Healthy Habits

As part of the Whole Child Health initiative, Fort Bend ISD will present the parent webinar, “Healthy Minds and Healthy Habits: How to Support Your Child’s Mental Health,” on Wednesday, January 26 at 6 p.m. Click the Zoom link to join the webinar. Registration is not required for this event. This session will focus on parenting strategies that will help parents support their children to be the best version of themselves. Whole Child Health, aligned with the FBISD’s Profile of a Graduate, is committed to supporting and developing the mental, behavioral, social, emotional, and physical health of all students in FBISD.

Link: Healthy Minds & Healthy Habits: How to Support Your Child’s Mental Health

5th Grade Middle School Visitation

It is time for our 5th graders to visit the middle school and complete course selection for next year. Attached is some information on the visit from Garcia and Hodges Bend Middle School. Also, see the information on lunches on the day of the visit.

7 Habits

I hope you continue to talk about and practice the 7 habits at home. This month we are encouraging students to make a poster of ways that they use Habit #4 at home. Think win-win helps with conflict resolution where everyone comes out a winner. I am looking forward to seeing the amazing poster and putting them on the announcements in the morning.

Parents of English Learners session

We are pleased to announce the next session in our parent outreach series, Conversations with Parents of English Learners. We will be presenting TELPAS 101 for Parents of English Learners via Zoom on Wednesday, January 26th. There will be an English session at 4:30 pm and a Spanish session at 5:30 pm. Please join us!

Usted está cordialmente invitado a una sesión de “Conversación con Padres/Tutores de Alumnos Aprendiendo Inglés”. En esta sesión hablaremos de “Compartiremos información sobre la evaluación de lenguaje anual requerida por el estado.”. ¡Esperamos reunirnos con usted!

Water Bottles

The MHE Clinic is accepting Bottled Water Donations. have multiple kids come into the clinic each day that have forgotten water bottles from home!

If anyone would like to donate a case of small or large bottles of water, we would truly appreciate it! Thanks so much

COVID Vaccines at Holley- 2nd Dose information

Holley will be offering a vaccine clinic for Ages 5-11 on February 3rd, 2022 (2nd dose) from 4:30pm-7:30pm! Please consider having your child vaccinated. Here is the link to sign up with and attachments with more information and paperwork.

covid193https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0C44AFAE2FABFDC52-covid1912

COVID Update

As the country has a surge in COVID cases, Holley will go back to checking student's temperatures in the morning before they get out of the cars and off the bus. If students have a temperature or are having symptoms, they will not be allowed to attend school. We want to keep our students safe from contracting the virus. If you child is showing any symptoms, please do not send them to school. We are also highly encouraging students and staff to wear mask during the school day. Parents will not be able to come to lunch with their child until further notice. We appreciate your cooperation in this matter. Stay safe, stay healthy.

Masks

While masks are not mandated, we are highly encouraging students wear them with this very contagious variant of COVID that is circulation through the nation. Most students are requesting a mask upon arrival at school, however because of the supply chain issues in the country right now, we have almost depleted our supply. If you can, please send your child to school wearing a mask and an extra just in case they need it after lunch.

Girls on the Run

Holley Elementary is excited to launch Girls on the Run for 3rd – 5th Grade girls! This program uses a mix of fun activities, lessons and running to teach girls to be joyful, healthy and confident. Girls will also participate in a community service project and an end of season 5K. If you want to learn more, please see the GOTR Information and Registration Flyer.

Parent Education Classes with Mrs. Baker

Attached you will see the January Calendar of all the workshops the family center is offering our Holley families. Please use this link to sign up.

Link to zoom

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7385467124?pwd=ZHVmbnhOQVprc3Rsamh3TTVLSU1hZz09

District of Innovation Survey

Fort Bend ISD seeks to renew its District of Innovation (DOI) designation through the renewal of the Local Innovation Plan. The Local Innovation Plan provides the District with greater local control in decision-making to benefit FBISD students and staff.

The District of Innovation designation allows Fort Bend ISD the autonomy from specified state requirements within the Texas Education Code in order to invoke innovative solutions on behalf of students and staff.

FBISD wants stakeholder input on the draft of the Local Innovation Plan. The Local Innovation Plan public comment survey is open until 11:59 p.m. on February 1, 2022.

The District Planning Advisory Council (DPAC) will hold a public meeting to consider and vote on the final version of the proposed plan. The meeting will be held in the FBISD Board Room on February 2, 2022, at 5:00 p.m.

For more information, please visit https://www.fortbendisd.com/innovation.

Supplies

As we start the second semester, teachers are running low on glue, pencils, notebook paper and Kleenex's. Many times, teacher spend their own money on replenishing supplies. It would be very much appreciated if you would pick up some extra supplies when you are out shopping.

Become a Mentor

If you would like to mentor students in reading, please see the attached flyer and sign up. You would be working with students from Holley. We appreciate your support.

Health and PE Textbook Considerations

The Fort Bend Independent School District will conduct a public review of the upcoming Health and PE textbooks and instructional materials under consideration for adoption for the 2022-2023 school year. The public review takes place from January 3, 2022, through January 21, 2022, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day at the FBISD Education Complex (located at 1555 Independence Blvd. Missouri City, Texas 77489). Parents are welcome and encouraged to attend and provide feedback on the Health and PE instructional resources under consideration. The entrance to the warehouse is located on the right side of the building, facing Texas Parkway.

Brighter Bites

We will continue with the Brighter Bites the second semester. Here are the dates for the new year.


Feb. 3

Feb. 17

March 3

April 7

April 21

May 5

May19


Brighter Bites is an organization that provides fresh fruits and vegetable for FREE to our community. We will begin this program starting September 16. Each family will get a 20-25 pound box of fresh produce. You must sign up for this program through the attached registration form. All families are welcome to join but you must be registered to participate. We will need lots of volunteers to help us with boxing the produce from 8:00-10:00 on the day of delivery. We will also need help with the distribution from 3:30-4:30. If you are able to help us out we would really appreciate it.

Car Riders

If your child is a car rider, please leave the car rider number posted until your child is in the car. This will help speed up the process.

Lunch with your child

Due to an increase in COVID cases, we are not allowing parents on campus to have lunch with your child. We will reassess the situation when we come back in January. Thank you for understanding.

Happy Birthday

We now have our new marquee and we are ready to announce you child's special day! If you would like your child's name on the marquee for their birthday, please fill out the attached form and return it to the campus. Cash only please.

Volunteer Background Check

Please note that all parents must have a background check conducted and approved before attending field trips, volunteering at the school, etc. We encourage every parent to have their background check completed at the beginning of the year so that they are ready to attend event or volunteer as they arise. The link to the FBISD website is provided below. Each parent must fill out a separate background check.


Human Resources / Criminal History Checks (fortbendisd.com)

Student Code of Conduct Handbook

The 21-22 Student Code of Conduct and Student/Parent Handbook have been posted to the FBISD website under the Student Affairs webpage. The link to the Code of Conduct and Student/Parent Handbook is https://www.fortbendisd.com/Page/947 .

Free and Reduced Lunch

Each year we ask that if students qualify for free and reduced lunch to please fill out the application to ensure that your student is getting their meals free or reduced. Follow the link for access to the form.


https://www.fortbendisd.com/Page/217

Extra Clothes

It is always a good idea to have extra clothing in your child's backpack if they are in the younger grades. Sometimes they have accidents and are more comfortable in their own clothes rather than receiving clothes from the nurse's office.

FBISD School Calendar 2021-2022

Please keep a copy of the school calendar handy this school year! This will keep you informed of the school holidays and closures scheduled during the year.