Holmquist Parent Newsletter
January 16, 2023
Message from the Principal
Greetings Holmquist Families,
Happy 21st week of school! . I wish you all a Happy New Year filled with many successes and continued progress. We will continue to provide a high- quality service for children and families. I am excited to begin our work for the second half of the school year to ensure that learning continues. We have work to do and we are up to the task. As always, thank you for your continued support.
Please complete a free and reduced lunch application even if you think your family won't qualify for free or reduced lunch. Our goal is that 100% of our families complete the application because a portion of this information is used for our school rating and it does make a difference. By completing the application, you can help our school get a higher rating. Please see link below.
- If you need a car rider tag, please contact the front office and arrive early to pick up the tag from the front office the next day. We need at least 24 hours to create a car rider tag.
- All Kindergarten parents must view a transportation video in order for their child to ride the school bus in the afternoon.
Click Below to See Calendar for the Month
Calendar of Events
College Bound Mondays - College, University, Armed Forces or Holmquist Future "U" Shirt
- 16th - Martin Luther King Holiday
- 17th - Wear hats to commit to what you love
- 18th - Dress as your future career
- 18th - 3rd Grade APTT Parent Night - 5:30 pm
- 19th - Dress in bright colors
- 20th - Dress like your favorite teacher
- 23rd- Hummingbird Store
- 23rd - SDC Meeting - 3:45 pm
- 25th - Picture Day
- 25th - FAME Meeting - 3:45 pm
- 26th - Children's Museum Event - 5:00 pm
Children's Museum Family Learning Night!
HABIT & TRAIT OF THE MONTH - January
This month we are focusing on Seeking first to understand and Commitment.
Free Fruits and Vegetables - Brighter Bites partners with Holmquist Elementary
Goodside Health and Alief ISD Partnership
Alief ISD is partnering with a school-based telehealth program called Goodside Health. By signing up for this program, your child will have access to virtual doctor visits in our campus nurse’s office and receive care all while on campus. To sign up, please fill out the consent form that went home with your child or go to www.goodsidehealth.com/register.
HOLMQUIST SCHOOL UNIFORM
Tops: White, Navy, Light Blue or Yellow, Hunter Green, Red Polo shirts, collared polo-style shirt or Spirit Shirt
Bottoms: Navy Blue, Khaki or black uniforms pants, skirts, shorts or rompers; or dark blue or black jeans; Pants must be worn at waist-no baggy pants and students should wear a belt; skirts and shorts must touch top of knee; No faded, ripped , colored, acid wash or torn jeans allowed
Shoes: For safety reasons, crocs, heels or sandals are not allowed
Monday: Uniform shirt, spirit shirt, ‘Future U’ or College T-shirt, or military shirt with uniform bottom or jeans
Tuesday- Friday: Uniform shirt or Spirit shirt with appropriate uniform bottom or jeans
In order to ensure the health and safety of all students and staff we do encourage everyone to continue to wear a mask. Masks are not mandatory but is still an option. We encourage you to have your students wear masks daily and remind them to have them on at all feasible times.
Hummingbird Staff Leaders of the Week
Hummingbirds Class Leaders of the Month
Attendance & Tardies
The state attendance law requires attendance for the ENTIRE day. Give your student the best start to the day and help them get to their class on time every day. Late arrivals (tardy) and early pick-ups count as a partial day absence.
Beginning Monday, August 9th , your child must be in their classroom by 7:55 a.m. If your child arrives at 7:55 am., he or she is considered tardy and you must park your car and walk your child inside of the building to sign him/her in and for them to receive a tardy pass.
Students are considered late at 7:55 am onwards.
Change of Transportation
Parents, if your child will be going home a different way in the afternoon, you must send a WRITTEN note explaining how you want the child to go home. We cannot accept changes over the phone or verbally from a child. A dated and signed note must be sent. Only in an emergency situation will we accept notes sent by fax. Some faxes may not reach the intended destination, so please call to notify the Front Office if a fax is being sent.
Mode of transportation changes will not be honored after 2:45 pm due to the difficulty of getting information to the teachers during dismissal process.
Help us make dismissal time safer for all of our students. So that we can monitor all children more carefully, parents who pick up their child for doctor appointments, etc, MUST pick up before 2:45 pm. No child will be released to parents in the front office between 2:45 pm and 3:30 pm.
Students will only be released to persons listed on the enrollment card. All parents/guardians and emergency contacts must have a government issued picture ID when signing out students.
IMPORTANT CAFETERIA NEWS
Lunches from home…..
The front office staff is responsible for many important tasks during the school day, therefore we will not be able to accept lunches in the front office or deliver them to students. All lunches will need to be brought to school by your child and not by a parent or guardian during the school day.
HOLMQUIST FRONT OFFICE STAFF
PRINCIPAL - Kimberly Toney
ASST PRINCIPAL - Mary Molina
ASST PRINCIPAL - Walleen Williams
COUNSELOR - Krenesha King
COUNSELOR - Maria Nelson
SECRETARY - Shafia Lara
CIS - Justice Wesley
REGISTRAR - Aracely Valdez
RECEPTIONIST - Tammy Gonzalez
ATTENDANCE AIDE - Lorena Zuniga
SCHOOL MASCOT Hummingbird
Grades KN-4……………….7:55 am – 3:20 pm
Front Doors open……….7:15 am
Breakfast served………..7:15 am -7:50 am
Students enter class….7:40 am
Morning Movement…..7:43 am
Class begins……………….7:55 am
Morning Announcements……7:54 am
Please note AFTERNOON dismissal times:
3:09 pm………Daycare Riders
3:11 pm……… Car Riders
3:13 pm………..Bus Riders
3:15 pm ……….Walkers/Bike Riders
V-SOFT SECURITY SYSTEM
As we continue to strive for the safest learning environment possible, our security procedures for the 2021-2022 school year will again include the continued use of the Raptor System.
Beginning Wednesday, August 10th all visitors must check in through the Raptor System and receive a Visitor Tag at the front door before going to any other areas of the building.
Classroom visits will be allowed AFTER 8:30 a.m., however teacher conferences will need to be scheduled during the teacher’s planning time. We appreciate your time and understanding when you visit our campus; you will be required to show an identification card. The process takes only a few seconds and is well worth the safety of all our children.
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