The Pelican's Perch
Hollywood Beach School Newsletter ~ September-October, 2021
Welcome Back to School!
We are delighted to have you back on campus! We are looking forward to a safe, healthy, and happy school year! Please call our office anytime with your questions: (805) 986-8720.
Safety is always our first priority at HBS. Here's our handy HESD Family Resource Guide to returning to school safely, for your convenience:
Thank you for your support last year, and for your ongoing support and kindness. I am grateful to serve as your principal, and know that together, we will make it another amazing new school year at Hollywood Beach!
Mrs. Veatch's "Hearts" Create Torn & Cut Paper Self-Portraits
Happy Constitution Day! September 17, 2021
PTA Fundraiser Kickoff! Step it Up Is Coming!
It's Election Season! Time for Student Council Elections!
Panorama Survey - How Our Students Are Feeling About School
We know that coming back to school in person after such a long break can be challenging and stressful for our Pelicans, big and small. Our focus this year is first and foremost on our students' well-being and social-emotional health. Calm and happy kids learn better, and we want to make sure they feel calm, happy and well-cared for here at HBS.
We are excited to learn more about our students' needs by having the students in K-6 participate in two Social and Emotional Learning Surveys this year. Last year's survey let us know that our students feel connected to our school, that they feel they can learn whatever is presented, that they can learn hard things and that they feel they have trusted staff here to come to when they need us. We are looking forward to learning about their thoughts about goal-setting, sticking with a project, and how the feel about their classmates, among other topics. The survey is available in the school office and you are welcome to come by and check it out before students take the survey.
Please note: Your child does not have to take the survey. You can come by the school office and sign a form to indicate this if you so choose, but we hope that you'll allow your Pelican to participate so that we can set some school-wide goals to better support your student.
Extended Kinder...Extends! Dismissal at 12:00 PM Starts 9/27
Coming Soon: Student-Produced "Hollywood News" Broadcast
Hollywood News is in the works! Starting very soon we will have a group of 6th grade students who will be presenting the school news to each class. These students will be writing and reading news reports, as well as filming and editing their news show! Eventually, it will be a daily broadcast, shown daily in class and on our website. Our 5th grade interns will learn the journalism ropes from our Hollywood News staff and be ready to produce next year's newscasts. Look for the Hollywood News very soon!