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February 20, 2020

Welcome to the month of February! We are moving full speed ahead and teachers are working hard preparing your child for the next grade level and end of year assessments; and we need your help! Please make sure that you are checking your child’s backpack each day for homework and other important information. I also encourage you to set a specific time each day for you and your child to complete homework and to read daily. I also encourage you to visit our Holmquist web page for additional educational resources that can help your child at home along with educational sites that can help reinforce skills they are learning at school.

Leader In Me - Habit 2

Dear Parents,


Our students are learning about Habit 2 Begin with the End in Mind. Begin with the End in Mind means to begin each day, task, or project with a clear vision of your desired direction and destination, and then continue by flexing your proactive muscles to make things happen. Expect your child to use words and phrases like clear outcomes, goals, and having a plan. You can encourage your child by using these words at home.


The Leader in Me is an approach to developing a culture of leadership in our school. The Leader in Me model emphasizes skills that parents, teachers and business leaders want and that students need to be successful in an ever changing society.

CALENDAR of events

Monday, February 17

  • Presidents Day - STUDENT HOLIDAY


Tuesday, February 18

  • 3rd and 4th grade Math DCA #2
  • campus closed to visitors


Wednesday, February 19

  • 3rd and 4th grade Reading DCA #2
  • campus closed to visitors


Thursday, February 20
  • Progress Reports go home
  • wear Black History shirt or attire
  • 5:30-7:00 Father Daughter Dance


Monday, February 24

  • 3:45 SDC meeting


Wednesday, February 26

  • 4th grade field trip to Symphony (Jones Hall)
  • wear red to support heart health


Thursday, February 27

  • wear Black History shirt or attire
  • digital learning day



Monday, March 2

  • Student Holiday


March 3-6

  • National School Breakfast Week
  • Texas Public Schools Week


Tuesday, March 3

  • Read Across America Day
  • begin HABIT 3 - Put First Things First
  • Election Day


Friday, March 6

  • Dental field trip to UT Health


Saturday, March 7

  • ALIEF FAMILY U CONFERENCE @ HNGC


March 9-13

  • Book Fair
  • Hummingbird Store open



Tuesday, March 10

  • 4th grade field trip to Austin


Wednesday, March 11

  • STEAM NIGHT


Friday, March 13

  • FIELD DAY


March 16-20

SPRING BREAK


March 26

  • Report Card Day
  • 5:30-7:00 Fine Arts / Fitness Night

ATTENDANCE - every day counts!

Every day our school-wide goal is a minimum of 97% attendance.

The following is for January 7 - February 14, 2020:


PreK: 94.82%

Kinder: 96.15%

1st: 94.9%

2nd: 96.28%

3rd: 95.55%

4th: 95.11%


SCHOOL-WIDE: 95.53%

We need every student here - EVERY DAY!!

FIELD DAY - Friday, March 13


o https://www.spiritworx.com/store/9146/

o The link above is where you can purchase your Field Day T-shirts online or you can simply fill out the PINK form that was sent home

o Our new t-shirts will have an active QR code that will be assigned to a SMORE about Field Day that parents, staff and students can scan and get weekly updates about the fun and photos afterwards!

Survey - your input is important to us!!

Parents, please tell what you think about Holmquist! Our Safety and Climate Survey is open. It only takes a few minutes to complete and you can take the survey from any mobile device or computer. Take the survey now at www.aliefisd.net/survey

We appreciate your support and feedback!

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