Hollifield Herald

Weekly News - 6th Edition

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Boosterthon Updates under PTA BELOW!!!!!


  • 10/16 Main Event: Fun Run 9:00 a.m. K-2 | 10:00 a.m. 3-5 | 2:10 p.m. 5th grade Glow Dance Party
  • 10/16 HCPSS GT Information Night - See community news below
  • 10/18 Schools Closed for students - MSTA Convention
  • 10/21 Post Program Meeting and 1st Collections at 9:00 a.m.
  • 10/21 Flu Clinic
  • 10/27 Diwali
  • 10/28 2nd Collections at 9:00 a.m.
  • 10/29 PTA General Meeting 6:30 -8:00 p.m.
  • 10/31 Halloween Parade --- Information coming soon on costumes, parties and parade!


  • 11/1 Schools Close 3 hours Early - End of 1st Marking Period
  • 11/8 Make-up Picture Day
  • 11/11 Veteran's Day
  • 11/13 ESP Day - Educator Support Professional's Day
  • 11/18 American Education Week
  • 11/22 Positive Office Referral Picture
  • 11/25 Kid's Heart Challenge
  • 11/25 Schools Close 3 hours early - Parent/Teacher Conferences
  • 11/26 Schools Close 3 hours early - Parent/Teacher Conferences

Celebrations: National American Indian Heritage Month

Walking Wednesday

No Walking Wednesdays on the following dates due to staff meetings:

September 25, October 23, November 26, March 11, April 29, May 20.

MAP Testing
We are approaching the Fall window for MAP (Measures of Academic Performance) Testing at HSES. This is an online assessment administered to all students in first though eighth grade, county wide. There is no preparation needed other than a good night's sleep, a good breakfast, and being at school ready to learn. This assessment provides teachers one data point to identify academic strengths and areas of need for your child. It also allows you to track your child's progress over time. The results of the assessment will be sent with your child(ren) once they become available. If you would like more information about the MAP Assessment you may visit the following link: https://www.hcpss.org/academics/testing/map-information/

1st Grade – September 23rd Week

2nd Grade – October 1st Week

3rd Grade – October 7th Week

4th Grade – October 14th Week

5th Grade – October 14th and 21st Week

Advanced Planning Calendar: Information on this calendar is subject to change, but provides some additional information on upcoming dates. All confirmed dates will be reflected in the dates above. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1zk9QED0QBAJI_b46s6-U14D9FBHhTV9hYNBLRonoFKg/edit#gid=1548803383

HSES Website: http://hses.hcpss.org/

PTA Website: What is a PTA? "The main role of the local PTA is to build strong working relationships among parents, teachers and schools, in support of students. This can include recruiting and coordinating volunteers, providing special recognition in awards ceremonies or through other activities, organizing parent education events, planning teacher appreciation activities and much more."


Curriculum for coming weeks (Click Here):

As the school year gets underway, we will provide the standards that each grade level is focusing on for that week. For deeper understanding of the standards, please visit HCPSS.org for links to the curriculum - https://www.hcpss.org/academics/english-language-arts/curriculum/

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HCPSS Attendance Procedures

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Chaperones see below!!!!

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Entries will due on December 2

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2 Days Away - Boosterthon!!!

Hi parents! The fun run is just 2 days away, and we are getting so close to our fundraising goal! As of today, we have raised over $17,000 which is just over 75% of our overall goal. Remember we would like to go above this and support 3 additional classrooms. Let’s do it Hollifield!

Tonight’s challenge is called “PJs for a Pledge.” If your students earn a new pledge of any amount, they may wear their favorite, school-appropriate pajamas to school tomorrow! To earn this incentive, your student can log their new pledges on funrun.com tonight, or they can bring the donations to their teachers tomorrow as well.

Thanks for supporting Hollifield Station!

***We are keeping our eye on the weather for Wednesday, and will make the call tomorrow on whether students will be running outdoors or indoors. Please note that if the run is to be held indoors, we will unfortunately not be able to have parents come and watch, due to safety reasons. Stay tuned for more information!

If we are able to run outdoors, we still need volunteers to help to pass out water or keep the track clear: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050545abad2da5f85-boosterthonf

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Reminder - Distribution of community flyers in schools: Community organizations wishing to distribute flyers must have an approval letter from the Public Information Office prior to distribution. Electronic announcements must also be pre-approved, and will be posted on the Community News and Programs webpage. Please include the following statement in your school newsletter rather than individual community announcements: Please visit the Community News and Programs webpage (http://www.hcpss.org/community-news-and-programs/) for all announcements of upcoming events and programs sponsored by non-profit organizations. Schools should refer any organization requesting distribution to Public Information at 410-313-6682 or publicinfo@hcpss.org.

Hollifield Station Elementary School

Vision - Our vision is to create and support a safe, diverse and nurturing learning community where staff, students and families are valued and respected.