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Holland's Primary and Elementary Newsletter - December 2015

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Holland Elementary - District Champs in Academic UIL!!

2nd Grade - District Champs with 119.5 points
3rd Grade - 2nd Place in District with 135 points
4th Grade - District Champs with 241.5 points
5th Grade - District Champs with 251.5 points

Holland Elementary Total Points - 747.5 points
Austin Harmony (2nd place) - 423 points


Articles of Interest

How to Help Avoid Holiday Discipline Problems at Festivities
  1. Don't arrive hungry.
  2. Respect your child's personality.
  3. Know when to leave the festivites
Click here to read more.

Family Rules Make Discipline Easier

To function well in a group—at home or at school—children need to respect and follow rules. To make it easier, create a chart of four or five of your family’s most important house rules and the consequences for breaking them. Make sure your child understands them. Then enforce them consistently. Click here to read more.

Children Can Learn From Play

Learning doesn’t happen only in formal classroom settings. Your child can learn a great deal from his playtime, too. There are many fun activities that can enrich your child’s learning at home. Do a jigsaw puzzle together. Encourage your child to write a story. Give him a model to build. Have him read a magazine about a subject that interests him and tell you about it. Plan, cook and eat a meal together.

Teach Your Child About Consequences
Make sure your child learns that actions have consequences. Whenever possible, use logical consequences. In other words, let your child see the results of his actions.
  • If he's late for school, he has to go to bed earlier, since obviously he needs more sleep.
  • If he completes his homework, he can play a game, work on his hobbies, read a book or watch a TV program you have approved.
Talk about how all choices have consequences. During a dinner, have each family member talk about the choices made during the day and the results of those choices.


PTO Box Top Winners!!

Congratulations to the October box top winners!! Prizes were provided by the Holland PTO. If you would like to participate in this monthly contest, tape your box tops to a collection sheet and turn them in at the end of each month.


ACE Program

There is no more ACE this semester.

ACE will resume on January 5th.

Below are pictures from some of the events this fall!


The elementary kids did a great job on their Christmas plays!!


Mrs. Foegelle's PK Classes

The students were ready for Thanksgiving!



Kindergarten classes had fun while exploring with magnets!


First Grade

  • Please be sure to listen to your child read their book bag to you EVERY night. Even if your child attends ACE, they still need to read to you. ACE does not listen to them read.

First graders having fun while learning.

Parent Guest Speaker

First grade scientist had a special speaker, Mr. McNally, Garret’s dad. He taught them about the layers of earth and how to take care of it.

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First Grade Scientists


Second Grade

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Third Grade

  • Parents may help their child at home learn their reading vocabulary words by downloading the app Quizlet. This is a fun way to practice learning the vocabulary words.
  • Istation Home is ready to use and assignments have been assigned on skills covered in class. This is great at home practice. Parents will need to follow the instructions to install and then use the students username and password.


Fourth Grade Fabulous

Fourth graders having a great time at their Marble Jar Party and playing "Minute to Win It"!

4th Grade Band Concert

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Fifth Grade


Healthy Kids, Pale Kids...Sick Kids, Well Kids!!


Clinic Schedule
  • Monday, January 11th - 9 am to 11 am
  • Monday, January 25th - 9 am to 11 am

Please call 657-2839 for an appointment. You need to book your appointment BEFORE the day you are wanting to be seen.


Flu symptoms

- A 100 degree higher fever or feeling feverish. Not everyone with the flu has a fever.

- A cough and/or sore throat

- A runny/stuffy nose

- Headaches and/or body aches

- Chills

- Fatigue

- Nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea (most common in children)

Flu vs. Common Cold: In general, the flu is worse than the common cold. Symptoms such as fever, body aches, tiredness, and cough are more common and intense with the flu. People with colds are more likely to have a runny nose.

How flu travels: Flu viruses travel through the air in droplets when someone with the infection coughs, sneezes, or talks. You can inhale the droplets directly or you can pick up the germs from and an object-such as a telephone or computer keyboard- and then transfer them to your eyes, nose, or mouth. People with the virus are likely contagious from the day before symptoms first appear until 5-10 days after symptoms begin. Children and people with weakened immune systems may be contagious for a slightly longer time.

Preventing the flu:

  • Get the flu vaccine. Flu vaccines for adults and children ages 5 and up are available in the Health Clinic between 8am-3pm on a first come first serve basis. They are $12 per person. Flu mist is not available at this time.
  • Wash your hands.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Sneeze into the bend of your arm, NOT your hands.

Look who has lost a tooth!!


Other Important Dates

  • Thursday, December 17th - Early Release at 2:00 pm
  • Friday, December 18th - Early Release at 12:00 pm; Day Care closes at 12:30 pm
  • Tuesday, January 5th - Classes Resume; ACE Resumes
  • Friday, January 8th - Last day to earn points for the 100 point AR trip
  • Monday, January 18th - MLK Holiday; No School; Teacher Inservice Day

After-school care will be provided Monday-Thursday (December 14-17) until 6:00 pm with no transportation provided. There will be NO after-school care on Friday, December 18.