HOLA Families Newsletter Jan. 23rd

Holbrook Language Academy

Message from Principal Orellana

Dear HOLA School Community,

As I shared on social media last week, our school has been highlighted in The Pioneer and in our Superintendent' s Friday newsletter. The article shares the benefits of our program, the beauty of our school community as we are fostering not only biliteracy and bilingualism but a multiculturalism. A BIG and heartfelt appreciation to our AMAZING teachers and support staff who work relentlessly in making our program a program of excellence. The article also highlights our fabulous community project: the greenhouse. A HUGE Thanks to Mr. Jeremy, HOLA Cares, our Girl Scouts troop and PFC for your help on making this a reality for HOLA students. Our school is a very special place thanks to the amazing school community we have: students, parents and faculty at Holbrook are HOLAwesome!

The full article is online at https://pioneerpublishers.com/six-years-after-opening-holbrook-language-academy-equally-successful-serving-spanish-english-learners/

As a team of educators, paraprofessionals and support staff, we are committed to fostering dual language education so that students are bilingual, biliterate , with high academic achievement with global citizenship skills. This is only possible when families and our staff work together on fostering opportunities for our Jets: a BIG Thank You for your continued commitment to Dual Language Education.

We are celebrating our Kindness Week: Please, have a chat with your child or children about the language and actions that foster kindness and why is so important.

I am sharing below a few resources for families on developing and fostering kindness in our children.

Read below some other announcements and important information.

#WeAreHolbrook #SomosHolbrook

Have a great week!

- Principal Orellana

#WeAreHolbrook #SomosHolbrook #HOLAseis #HOLAproud

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School Updates

Kindness Week:

This week we are celebrating the Kindness Week.

Below you have a series of resources to help your child learn more about kindness.




Pick Up and Drop Off: This procedure is extremely important as it helps our students and families arrive and leave the site safely. I invite you all to take extra time in the morning to drop off your child. We use the white zone for quick drop off or pick up only.

If you want or need to walk your child to school, please park your car in the HOLA parking lot next to the Day Care or across from the school.

Ms. Kathy will be helping us out in the morning to facilitate our Drop Off procedure.

Please, do not use the parking at the front of the school for parking or dropping/picking up students.

This is a community effort. I thank you for helping our Jets and their families be safe.

ELAC Meeting:

All parents of English Learners are cordially invited to our ELAC meeting on February 3rd at 8:30 am.

Parents will be sharing District English Advisory Committee news and we will address the following Agenda items:

EL Reclassification Criteria

EL program: designated and integrated ELD, and Two Way Immersion program.

ELRT: English Learners Review Team

I hope you can join us. the meeting will last about one hour.

TK and K registration:

We have a new process for registering incoming TK and K students. It is as follows:

New Student Enrollment for the

2023-2024 School Year*

1. FIND Your Resident School

2. REVIEW the following before enrolling your student

3. APPLY online

  • Please print your Aeries Online Enrollment summary upon completion
  • Currently attending TK students do not need to complete Aeries Online Enrollment. Your student will be pre-enrolled at their school of residence
  • Previously enrolled students do not need to complete Aeries Online Enrollment. Contact your school of residence with the required documents

TK (Birthdates between: September 2, 2018 - April 2, 2019) and Kindergarten Students

We will be serving families in order of their arrival. Families MUST complete online enrollment (AIR) AND either bring or upload all required documents (birth certificate/passport, immunizations, 2 forms address verification, and parent's ID) to complete the process.

  • TK and Kinder student will be registering centrally through the Enrollment Center. Please see the calendar below for your resident school's dates.
    • The Enrollment Center is located at 1026 Mohr Ln, Concord, CA 94518
  • TK assignment will be based on your school of residence's cluster as well as the number of students enrolled.
  • Both TK and Kindergarten hours may vary, please contact your assigned school for more information.
  • TK/Kinder registration packets will be available at the Enrollment Center and at each school site.

Any family who is interested in our Two Way immersion Program, must attend on the date of the resident school to register and indicate their interest to be part of HOLA.

The process has been shared in our school website as well.

TK and K Informational Night: We will be hosting an information night about our amazing program this Thursday, January 26 at 5:00 pm in the Multi Use room. If you have a child who is an incoming TK or K student, you are invited to join us. Please, share this information with any family or friend who has a TK or K student so they can join us to learn about our amazing program and school community.

We are sending flyers home today with this information, please share it with anyone you feel is interested.

PFC News

HOLA Jet Families!
Can you believe that January is almost coming to an end? Where has the year gone already!
We wanted share some more good stuff with you for this week!


Our January PFC Meeting is tomorrow 1/24 in Room 20 at 6:00pm and on Zoom - See link below sent by Principal Orellana. Come join us and bring your thoughts, ideas and feedback about community events, PFC and HOLA!

Principal Orellana is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: PFC meeting

Time: Jan 24, 2023 06:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting


Meeting ID: 821 7027 7452

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Find your local number: https://mdusd.zoom.us/u/ked7hHOKry


This FRIDAY is our first event of the year! MOVIE NIGHT! It is a FREE event, so grab your family and come on out for a movie in the MU! There will be a drawing and food to purchase so you don't have to even think about dinner!

Don't forget to order your See's Candy before Valentines Day! Here is the link:



If you are interested in joining the PFC, we would love to have you! You can join a team or just give some ideas, either way you are welcomed. You can come to a meeting and / or email us at Holbrookpfcweb@gmail.com.

We look forward to hearing from you!


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Any questions or if you would like to join in on the fun of being on the PFC, please reach out! We would love to hear from you! Holbrookpfcweb@gmail.com.

With love and gratitude,

📆 Upcoming Events

January 24th- PFC Meeting at 6:00 pm in Room 20.

January 26- Middle School Assembly 8:30 in the Multi Use room.

January 26- TK and K HOLA Information Night at 5:00 pm in the Multi Use Room.

January 30th- School Site Council Meeting at 3:00 in room 20

February 3rd- ELAC meeting in room 20 at 8:30 am.

Holbrook Language Academy

TK-8 Two Immersion Dual Language School

MDUSD Language Magnet School