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January 6, 2017

Hello Holland Elementary Parents,

As you can imagine, there were some tired children at school on Tuesday. But there was a lot more energy since that day, and we've had a great week. It was really nice to hear stories from the students about how they spent their winter break. Of course, the staff and I learned about their favorite gifts, but it was great to hear that they enjoyed and valued spending time with their families with all of the cool activities that had over the holidays.

Council Rock Education Week

The staff of Holland Elementary School and I invite parents to join us in observing Council Rock Education Week during the week of January 17th. The dates for parents to visit the school will be Tuesday, January 17th, Wednesday, January 18th, and Thursday, January 19th from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.

Each teacher will also be sending home a copy of his/her schedule for the three days thus enabling you to choose the time and/or subject you wish to observe. There are many details about the visitation days, and you can find them at the following LINK.

MLK Day Collection

Please take a moment to read the letter regarding the district’s annual collection. Each year, sixth graders in each elementary school participate in the CRSD Day of Service held on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The items that are collected are donated to local families in need. Please click HERE for the donation list. We thank you for any donations you can offer. Collection boxes will be in each hallway for students to drop off supplies and items are due by Thursday, January 12th.


The PTO soft pretzel sale is on Friday morning! $.50 each!

The December Box Tops Are In!
And the winners are:

  • Owen Bowers
  • Mia Levi
  • Sabrina Maia
  • Will Hassid
  • William Brachman

These were the Top Five earners for the whole school for the month of December! They have earned a pretzel party with Mr. MacClay on January 13th!

Thanks to everyone’s participation, we collected over 875 box tops this month and received a check for $500 for the fall submission! This is an easy way to make money for the PTO.

This month's contest began on January 3rd and will run until the 31st. For collection sheets and other info, please check the Boxtops page on the PTO website. As always, thank you for your continued support of the PTO!

HES Science Fair

Holland’s 6th Annual Science Fair will be held on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 from 6:00-7:30 p.m. All students in K-6 are encouraged to participate. Read over the following letter for more details: HES Science Fair Letter. Science display boards are available for pick-up in the school's office.

Online Absence Form

I'm pleased to let parents know that we now have an online absence form for parents to use if their child misses school. It's very simple to use and provides a quick way to document a child's absence without sending a written note in a backpack. The link can be found on the left side of the Holland Elementary School homepage, and it's call "Online Absence Reporting."


Click on the following link to access the monthly menu online: http://crsd.nutrislice.com/.

HES Twitter

Please consider following Holland Elementary on Twitter by clicking on the following


Volunteer Clearances:

Please keep in mind, if you plan on volunteering at Holland or any other school in Council Rock, you will need clearances on file in our district’s Human Resources Department. Directions for acquiring clearances can be found at the following link: http://www.crsd.org/Page/43435. Parents who do not have current clearances on file will not be eligible to be a chaperone field trips or volunteer in the classroom.

Upcoming Dates

  • Sunday, January 15th - PTO Mother/Son Event
  • Monday, January 16th - No School (MLK Day)
  • Tuesday, January 17th-Thursday, January 19th - Visitation Days for CR Education Week
  • Friday, January 20th - Early Dismissal (Teacher In-Service Day)
  • Friday, February 17th - No School (Teacher In-Service Day)
  • Monday, February 20th - No School (President's Day)
  • Wednesday, February 22nd - Holland Elementary Science Fair
  • Friday, February 24th-Saturday, February 25th - PTO Tricky Tray
On behalf of the staff and me, I wish all of our HES families a fantastic 2017! Enjoy the weekend.

Joe MacClay


Holland Elementary School

597 Beverly Road

Holland, PA 18966