Holmquist News and Notes

April 11- April 15

Kimberly's Message

Welcome to Week 32! This was another great week at Holmquist. I saw happy students and happy teachers, which makes happy parents, support staff and administrators. Thank you all for not giving up on our students and always striving to do more for all of your students. You are an exceptional bunch of educators and you all should be proud of what you do daily. You Rock!

Shout Outs

  • Ms. Arenstein and Ms. McKenzie for working with Mrs. Alexander’s Kindergarten class. Her kiddos really look forward to meeting with each of you daily for Reading and Math instruction.

  • Mrs. Dabney and Ms. Jones for continuing to provide unwavering support to the substitute teacher and the students in Mrs. Alexander’s class.

  • Ms. Jones and Mrs. Sandoval for working diligently with Alexander and Riley’s Kindergarten classes during lunch/recess. These ladies have put a system in place for our kiddos that work for everyone. Sandoval and Jones are ROCKSTARS!

  • Mrs. Allie for willingly assisting with Kinder friends in neighboring classrooms.

  • Mr. Marquez for graciously volunteering to translate field trip information for our Kindergarten parents.

  • Great job Coach Sallee and Coach Foster for an outstanding field day.

  • Thanks to the block teachers Ponder, Wells, Deal, Cheng, Kearney, and Monroy and Waak for all of their help with field day and for working all day.

  • 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th grade students did a great job during Award Ceremonies! Way to go teachers for setting clear expectations.

  • Coach Foster, Coach Sallee, Mr. Ponder, Mr. Endsley, Mr. Gonzalez, and Mr. Revenaugh for assisting with the Boys Group.

  • All grade levels are doing a great job in the hallway.

  • Ms. Quezada for sharing her positive reinforcement chart with me during PLC. team..

  • From Compliance Coordinator to Ms. McKenzie I wanted to take the time to thank you and your team for a great job. Your campus is fully complete in Title I compliance for the year. I truly appreciate the time, hard work, and patience I have received from each of you. Thank you!

This Saturday with Dr. Reyna “Make and Take Marathon of Poetry Posters and Anchor Charts"


Saturday, April 9th, 2016, from 8 to 4 PM at Holmquist Elementary. It will be conducted by Dr. S. Reyna

Take advantage of this relaxing and productive inservice to make your Poetry Posters, Thinking Maps templates, and Anchor Charts that you could use in your daily instruction.

At the completion of the inservice you will earn 7 credit hours of professional development.

Weekly Calendar

Monday, April 11, 2016

Week of the Young Child

EDC 140

SDC - 3:40 p.m

Speech/ICS Grade Check at 7:55 a.m.

WOYC Mayoral Proclamation 8:45 - 9:20 PK - 1st

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

EDC 141

LA Specialist Meeting 8:30

SS Specialist Meeting 10

Principal Talks - 9:30

FAME Meeting - 3:45

WOYC Healthy Snack Day

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

EDC 142

Tech Committee - 3:50

Telpas CTC 10:30 - 11:30

Happy Birthday Ms. J. Sanchez

Hospitality Meeting

WOYC Houston Fire Dept. Puppet Show 8:30 - 9:15 K-1st

Create Class Kites - Donations Needed colored tissue paper, kite string, straws

Thursday, April 14, 2016

EDC 143

Kimberly's Cohort Walk at Best

3rd and 4th Boys Mentor Assembly

4th - 8:05

3rd - 9:20

Dual Language Night

Colgate-Palmolive Bright Smile Van 8:30 - 2 p.m.

Create Class Kites

Friday, April 15th , 2016

EDC 144

VIPS Breakfast 8:30 - 9:30

Story time with Parents and Community Visitors 8:00 - 10:00

Saturday, April 16th

Happy Birthday Ms. McElyea

PLC Schedule -

Monday - 2nd

Tuesday - Kinder

Wednesday – 3rd

Thursday – 4th - Bring Boys to LGI & 3rd Grade block bring boys to LGI

Friday – 1st-

Mentors Update

Mentee list will be placed in the lounge by Monday. I will make an announcement. I do apologize for not getting it posted this week.

On Time Club - Free Jean Day and Shirt Day for Tuesday, April 12th. You must have a pass.

Dennison, Martinez, Tandon, Alvarez, Kutiev, Payton, Dabney, Curry, Marquez, Youssef, Baez-Salazar, Huyhn, Tobon, Reyna, Hite, Polk, Tracy, Castillo, Karouni, Owusu, Glover, J. Sanchez, Day, Shirkey, Serralde, Nyan, Amador, Legra, Costello, Pitrucha, Kucharski, S. Sanchez, Chavoya, Ghani, Ortiz, Johnson, Tadesse, Carter, Bourda, Esparza, Alvarado, Revenaugh, Foster, Sallee, Ponder, Wells, Gonzalez, McElyea, Arenstein, Siddiqui, Guerra, Moreno, Cavazos, Eberle, Walker, Solis, Sandoval, Dennis, Matinrazm, Morales, Maciel, Gresham


Also I want to thank all the teachers, paras and volunteers that supported this event. Without them will be impossible.