Holmquist News and Notes

April 18th - April 22nd

Kimberly's Message

Welcome to Week 33! We have about 7 weeks of school left and about 3 weeks before STAAR Reading and Math. Teachers and students are working hard each day as they prepare for the next grade level. I hope you all had a great week and enjoyed your time with your students. We have only a couple of weeks left, so please make the best of it. If you have not had an opportunity to sign-up for a mentee, please do so this week. Enjoy your weekend! You all ROCK and I'm proud to be your principal

Shout Outs

  • Dr. Reyna for hosting his "Make and Take" professional development last Saturday. There were so many paraprofessionals and professional staff that attended this great PD. Attendees Alvarez, Barrera-Gresham, Chavoya, Dabney, Diez, Hill, Kutiev, Maciel, Martinez, Matinrazm, Morales, Reyna, Sandoval, Stewart, Tandon, Tobon, Valdez, Williamson, Dennis, Morales, Sanchez, D. Rodriquez, L. Lopez and Riley
  • Ms. Nyan, Ms. Amador, Ms. Pitrucha, Ms. Monroy, and Ms. V. Rodriquez for attending the Girl's Conference with some of our 3rd and 4th grade students at Cummings Elementary. The staff and girls had a great time.
  • Mr. Endsley for working diligently to get the necessary items for the Kingsmen Group.
  • I just wanted to thank the following;

    1) Mrs. Rodriguez, you have a wonderful group of young people. Obviously your classroom management skills work.

    2) Mrs. Polk, thank you for your help in the cafeteria.

    3) Mrs. Castillo. What can I say beyond thank you.

    4) Mrs. Toney, you have a good group of educators, keep them.

    Joe Mancini

  • You and your team should consider presenting WOTYC this year at the state level.

    Well done! From Pam Lowe - to Ms. Dabney

  • 4th grade teachers for completing their growth chart and setting goals with their students

  • 3rd grade teachers for constantly collaborating to make sure their students do well on STAAR

  • ILT and specialist for adding additional groups and pushing in classrooms

  • Belinda for working with the Y.O.L.O mentors. We need additional men to support mentors as they work with the boys

  • Ms. Upshaw for creating a growth chart for 4th grade teachers to use to track their students

  • Ms. DeSauto for going shopping and attending the textbook meeting

  • Ms. Nyan for taking minutes in an ARD yesterday

  • Ms. Purdy for staying on top of schedules and small groups for STAAR

  • Teachers for getting progress reports done on time.

  • Ms. Solis and her committee (Ms. Moran and Ms. V. Rodriquez for organizing a great Volunteer Appreciation breakfast. Our parent really enjoyed it.

  • Ms. Cheng for pulling some of the challenging students out of Ms. Deal's class when the sub was having a difficult time.

On Time Club - You may wear jeans and a shirt of your choice on Wednesday. Please pick up pass.

Dennison, I. Martinez, Tandon, Alvarez, Kutiev, Curry, Marquez, Huynh, Reyna, Harris, Allie, Wachsberg, Chowdhury, Glover, Galeano, Sanchez, Amador, Legra, Costello, Faye, Stewart, Kucharski, Chavoya, Rios, Ortiz, Johnson, Tadesse, Jackson, Bourda, Esparza, Hackett, Cheng, Purdy, Vallarta, McKenzie, Gonzalez, McElyea, Arenstein, Siddiqui, Morrison, Moreno, Cavazos, Eberle, Matinrazm, Stewart, Hill, Gresham, Valdez,

Weekly Calendar

Monday, April 18, 2016

EDC 145

PK - Kinder Summer School Registration 4 - 6 p.m.

Team Leader - 3:40 p.m

Happy Birthday Ms. Quezada

Content Meeting 1:45 p.m.

HMQ DCA Math - 3rd and 4th - Please see modified schedule

All staff may wear Jeans and College or Holmquist t-shirt

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

EDC 146

Reading Intervention Meeting 8:30

Fame Meeting

Sped Team Meeting 2 p.m.

HMQ DCA Reading - 3rd and 4th - Please see modified schedule

All Staff may wear Jeans and Holmquist t-shirt

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

EDC 147

Happy Birthday Ms. Eberle

Kinder Field Trip

Counselor's Meeting

Hummingbird Store - Please see schedule

Thursday, April 21, 2016

EDC 148

Principal Meeting

ART Meeting Ms. Cheng - 4 p.m.

Dinner with Teacher of the Year at Olive Garden - 4 p.m.

Teacher of the Year Banquet - 7 p.m.

Friday, April 22nd , 2016

EDC 149

Kimberly at REEP

Earth Day

3 Writing Samples Due - Name, Grade & Teacher on front

Saturday, April 23

Happy Birthday Ms. Alvarez

Happy Birthday Ms. Middleton

Happy Birthday Ms. Diana - Cafeteria

Happy Birthday Ms. Sharif - Cafeteria


Monday – No PLC

Tuesday – No PLC

Wednesday – 2nd grade

Thursday – 4th grade

Friday – 3rd grade

Biggest Losers Winners

Thanks to everyone for participating in the Biggest Loser Weight Loss Challenge over the last eight weeks. Here are the final results:

1st Place – Mrs. Quezada (-12.16%)

2nd Place – Mrs. McElyea (-10.1%)

3rd Place – Mrs. Esparza (-5.90%)

Perfect Attendance for the Month of March

I.Martinez, Tandon, Tobon, Harris, Hite, Middleton, Polk, Rosa, Castillo, Allie, Karouni, Owusu, Glover, J. Sanchez, Bryant, Nyan, Amador, Williamson, Roquemore, M. Stewart, Chavoya, Ghani, Rios, Ortiz, Tadesse, Cheng, Wells, Hudson, Arenstein, Moreno, Morales, Maciel, Miles, Woodridge, Gresham, Pitrucha