HOLA Families Newsletter Oct 17th

Holbrook Language Academy

Message from Principal Orellana

Dear HOLA Community,

We had a great week and our Jets continued to work towards developing their bilingual skills, high academic achievement and cross-cultural competence. Those three are the Pillars of Dual Language Education. At Holbrook we value and fully support Dual Language Education. Los idiomas son como alas, con dos se puede volar. (Languages are like wings, you can fly with two of them!)

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October is a month filled with lots of opportunities for parent involvement. Please, look at the announcements below and join in! A HUGE Thank You to all families, staff and community members who joined us on the Walk or roll to School Day! It was an amazing event with a GREAT turn-out!

To all Families of Filipino origin, Happy Filipino American Heritage Month. October is the month chosen to honor the positive contributions of Filipino American in the U.S. Encourage your children at home to learn about the beautiful Filipino culture. The link below has plenty of books for children and teenagers to help us grow in our cross-cultural competence.

As you know our PFC is hosting a Reading Club- each month we are learning and reading about a culture or special event: When a student reads a book about the Filipino culture in the month of October, he or she will receive a special recognition. Join in this wonderful initiative to foster global citizenship and love for reading!


At Holbrook we have several amazing ways to celebrate our Jets' birthdays: Their names are announced on speaker in the morning, they get a surprise in the office, we have the chance to put their names on the marquee and the teachers make the Jet have a special day! Please, do not send cupcakes or treats to school.

If you are planning a birthday party at home, make sure invitations are given out after school hours. Thank you all for helping with this!

We look forward to having great weeks ahead!

In gratitude,

- Principal Orellana

#WeAreHolbrook #SomosHolbrook #HOLAseis #HOLAproud

Parent Teacher Conferences

When: October 17th thru October 28.

By appointment. Please, make sure to sign up. Conferences are 15-20 minutes long.

Early dismissal as follows: TK and K: 1:35pm, 1, 2 and 3rd: 1:30 pm; 4th-8th grade: 1:35pm.

During Parent Teacher conferences, our teachers will share assessment results, and ways for our families and school to support the success of each of our Jets! Please, make every effort to attend the conferences.

📆 Upcoming Events

October 17-28: Parent Teacher Conferences. Dismissal times: TK-K: 1:35pm, 1-3 1:30 pm, 4-8: 1:35pm.

October 18th : PFC Meeting: 6:00 pm in Room 20

October 18th: Dine an Donate at Cinco de Mayo 3:00pm-11:00pm

October 19th: UNITY Day: Wear Orange

October 19th: Book Fair starts 1:15pm-3:00pm in the Library

October 20th: Book Fair 1:15pm-3:00pm in the Library AND 5:15-6:15pm

October 21- Cafecito con la Directora (Moved to October 28th)

October 21 - Fall Fest 6:00pm-8:00pm

October 22- Rummage Sale 9:00am-3:00pm

October 28- Cafecito con la Directora (8:30pm)

Mid October-Mid November: Transfer Process from 8th grade to High School- *8th grade families, Your child/ren are going to their school residence for High School. I have been assured that all High Schools will have the same program options for all children. If you prefer a different school (other than your school of residence), you need to do the Transfer process and select "choice" as the reason. The transfer process is an online process.

See more information on Calendar events below.

PFC News

PFC Announcements and Events

Hola Jet Families!
Fall is here and we have SO much fun going on and we want you to join us!


This month our PFC meeting is October 18th in Room 20 from 6pm - 8pm. A zoom link is provide below. We hope to see you there!

Principal Orellana is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: PFC meeting

Time: Oct 18, 2022 06:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting


Meeting ID: 836 4209 7077

Passcode: 941379

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This month our Dine and Donate is at Cinco De Mayo - a local Mexican restaurant that we all LOVE! So on 10/18 from 3:00pm to 8:00pm, go have some tacos and mention Holbrook and a portion gets donated back to us! Yum!!


October 19th is Unity Day! A day to show Unity - Kindness, Acceptance and Inclusion! Wear orange accessories, and clothing to celebrate this day.


Last year the book fair was SO fun and SOOO successful, we wanted to do it again! October 19-21, but start getting together your wish lists and our teachers will too so that we can help fill their shelves in their rooms. Your JET will be able to come shop away at this awesome Book Fair!


Fall Fest is coming on 10/21! All are welcome to this super fun event!

We will have:

  • Trunk Or Treating and
  • games and
  • food and
  • fun and more!
  • We will even have a "Haunted Hall"!
If you would like to have a trunk, please let Jessica Phelps know! To have a trunk means - you get to park on the black top in our school parking area, open your trunk, decorate it and pass out candy, treats or toys!

It is a great time for kids to go trunk-or-treating all dressed up: Bring your costumes!


We have a HUGE collection of items. Come and shop on Saturday, October 22. 100% of the proceeds will be for our school. Address: 2149 Huron Dr. from 9:00 am till 3:00pm.


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,

Holbrook Language Academy

TK-8 Two Immersion Dual Language School

MDUSD Language Magnet School