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Holland's Primary and Elementary Newsletter - April 2016

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Mrs. Gordon's Environmental Science Class Celebrates Earth Day with the Elementary Students

Mrs. Gordon's Environmental Science classes wanted to celebrate Earth Day with the elementary students. Their plan was to do various projects with the elementary kids. So, each high school group researched and prepared a project focusing on “Earth” materials and how to conserve them. Some of the projects that were done were: creating a tree from mud paintings and leaves, a recycle sort race using items that can be recycled and reused, effects of oil spills using feathers and vegetable oil, melting polar ice caps using ice cubes and a hair dryer, and a “thumbprint” tree created with the student’s thumbprints. The high school Environmental Science class enjoyed sharing their passion for the Earth with the elementary kids and are in hopes this becomes an annual event for Earth Day.


ACE Program

The ACE program was busy during the month of April and first part of May. Some of the activities included the community garden, the mother/son paint night, and the Cinco de Mayo salsa making night!

Community Garden

Mother/Son Paint Night

Cinco de Mayo Salsa Making Night

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Elementary Cup Fundraiser

The cup fundraiser was a huge success. With the money made, we will be improving the playground!! Holland ISD wants to thank everyone, again, who made this fundraiser so successful!

Below are the students who sold 15 cups or more!! (some students were absent on the day this picture was taken)

There is a limited supply of Holland Hornet cups available in the elementary office for $12 each if you were unable to buy one!

Top Sellers for Cup Fundraiser

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Jump Rope for Heart Top Student Fundraisers

Holland Elementary raised over $2, 229 dollars for Jump Rope for Heart!

Top money raisers were 1st grader, Xavier Matinez and 4th grader, Jason Garcia.

The top fundraiser was first grader Sarah Morris who raised over $400!!!

All elementary students had a great time jumping and learning how to have a healthy heart.

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Mrs. Foegelle's Pre-Kindergarten Classes

Upcoming Events:

  • Awards ceremony is May 19th at 8:30am for both am and pm classes
  • Field day is May 24th from 8:00am - 11:30am for both am and pm classes
  • Class end of the year party is May 25th. It will be an ice cream party, and no items need to be sent. Ice cream and a movie!
  • Last day of school is May 27th - both classes attend from 8:00am - 11:30am

Mr. Kordes brought goodie bags as a thank you for his "Get Well" book!

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Mrs. Gommert brought cupcakes as a thank you for her "Get Well" book!

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  • Kindergarten finished their spelling curriculum and are working hard on journal writing.

  • With school winding down, kindergarten gets to learn some new things like playing dominoes.
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First Grade

1st grade is doing an end of school alphabet countdown! The last day of school will be "z" when they "zoom" out of school!

B is for ... BUBBLES!!

E is for ... EXPERIMENT!!

M is for ... MUSEUM!!

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N is for ... NATURE!!

Mrs. Frei's Class Hatched Chicks in Their Incubator!!

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Second Grade

Mrs. Gilley's class with their Mother's Day presents!
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Third Grade

  • Third grade has been working hard preparing for the STAAR math and reading tests.
  • Kids have also been working on the 200 point AR trip.
  • The 3rd grade AR award field trip was changed due to rain. So, the students played classroom games and watched a movie.


4th Grade

4th grade's April was filled with work, tests, and fun!
  • They completed their STAAR writing exam and their STAAR reading and math exams.
  • They went to Mrs. Doskocil's house for their AR trip. While there, they swam and made smores! Fun was had by everyone! Thank you Mrs. Doskocil for opening up your home and pool to our students!
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5th Grade

5th grade had a busy but fun April!!
  • Their AR trip was a hike at Chalk Ridge Falls Park Trail in Belton. After exploring for a few hours, they went to Salado Creek and cooled off. The kids had a great time and were very excited to share their experiences!
  • They completed their STAAR math and reading exams and the STAAR science exam.
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Healthy Kids, Pale Kids...Sick Kids, Well Kids!!


If your child has medicine in the clinic, please remember to pick it up by the last day of school, May 27th.

There are no more vaccines available at this time.

Clinic Schedule
  • Monday, May 16th - 9 am to 11 am
  • Monday, May 23rd - 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.

Feed My Sheep Clinic has a free children's walk-in clinic on certain Saturdays. They do sick child visits, vaccinations, hearing screening, vision screening, and dental screening. They are open from 10 am to 12 pm, and sign up's begin at 9:30 am. Upcoming dates are:

  • May 28th

Their contact information is:

613 South 3rd Street

Temple, TX 76504



Look who has lost a tooth!!


Reminder: All of your child's books must be returned to the library before your child can go to Summer Fun.

Other Important Dates

  • Monday, May 9th - 3rd Grade & 4th Grade Math STAAR
  • Tuesday, May 10th - 3rd Grade & 4th Grade Reading STAAR
  • Wednesday, May 11th - 5th Grade Science STAAR
  • Thursday, May 12th - Band Concert (4th Grade through High School)
  • Friday, May 13th - 2nd and 3rd Grade 200 Point Trip
  • Monday, May 16th - 3rd & 4th Grade Elementary UIL Swim Trip
  • Tuesday, May 17th - 2nd & 5th Grade Elementary UIL Swim Trip / Senior Walk
  • Wednesday, May 18th - 4th and 5th Grade 200 Point Trip
  • Thursday, May 19th - Summer Fun
  • Thursday, May 19th - PPCD, PK am, and PK pm awards @ 8:30am
  • Friday, May 20th - Holiday for Students / Teacher Work Day
  • Monday, May 23rd - 4th Grade State Capitol Field Trip
  • Tuesday, May 24th - Field Day
  • Thursday, May 26th - 1st Grade Awards @ 8:15am
  • Thursday, May 26th - 2nd & 3rd Grade Awards @ 9:30am
  • Thursday, May 26th - 4th & 5th Grade Awards @ 1:30pm
  • Friday, May 27th - Last Day of School
  • Friday, May 27th - Early Release @ 12:00pm
  • Friday, May 27th - Kindergarten Graduation @ 9:00am
  • Friday, May 27th - High School Graduation at Expo Center @ 8:00pm