HOLA Families Newsletter Dec 5th

Holbrook Language Academy

Message from Principal Orellana

Dear HOLA School Community,

I hope you had a nice and relaxing weekend. At Holbrook, this past Saturday, we had the chance to celebrate our Jets who are Girl Scouts for their amazing contribution to our school: they started and implemented the Green House project as an addition to our Secret Garden. We are so proud of each of them!

This project is another wonderful way to show what a great community we have. Our girls wanted to make sure the community had access to vegetables and plants for all. This inspired the Girls Scouts organization and our CARES program to look for sponsors to get this project funded. Our PFC also supported this effort by getting donations from an outside organization. Many thanks to all the sponsors, Girl Scouts, PFC, and CARES program for coming together in support our school. #somosHolbrook #WeAreHolbrook


Our beloved school has been the Number One school in our school district on number of points improved from the CAASPP test in 2019 compared to 2022 in both Language Arts and Mathematics.

I am very proud of our teachers and students for this great growth in student achievement.

As a team we are committed to fostering dual language education so that students are bilingual, biliterate , with high academic achievement and global citizenship. This growth is just one testament of who we are at Holbrook. We want to continue in this trajectory and we thank your partnership with the school to make this possible for all of our Jets!

#WeAreHolbrook #SomosHolbrook


Just a reminder that our School Site Council (SSC) Meetings will be held on the second Monday of the month.

Dates for the Year:

09/ 29, 10/24,11/14, 12/12, 01/09, 02/13, 03/13, 04/10, 05/08. All HOLA parents are welcome. Only SSC members are able to vote.

Tomorrow, we will have our Winter Fest- a tradition at Holbrook- in which we celebrate diversity and value all cultures. Come and celebrate with us. See more information below.

Have a great week!

- Principal Orellana

#WeAreHolbrook #SomosHolbrook #HOLAseis #HOLAproud

School Updates

School Maintenance

HVAC system:

HVAC district and contractors were on site today, December 5th, to continue the repairs of our HVAC systems for the classrooms affected. I am happy to share that three of the classrooms affected had their HVAC system repaired today. HVAC is working properly in the three (of five) affected classrooms.

The technicians anticipate they will be able to complete all repairs needed in the next few days. The two classrooms still affected are K-3 and K-4.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to reach out to me.

PFC News

HOLA Jet Families!

It officially feels like WINTER - so lets celebrate with WINTERFEST next week - on December 6th from 6pm - 8pm at our school

This is our Winter event where we can learn about all the cultures in our Holbrook Family and have some fun together.

We are looking for some help in creating this event - so if you would like to host a culture table, please let us know. All you need to do is come and bring some things that represent your culture. You can keep it as simple or as extravagant as you would like. The kids will come around and learn from you and get a stamp on their Passport until its full. It is really fun and a great way to meet the other JETS at our school!

If you are able to do that, please reach out to Jen @ Holapfcspirit@gmail.com

And if you are not able to do a table, please just come and have some fun! Bring your friends and family and enjoy an evening at HOLA and a cup of hot cocoa and a cookie!

We look forward to seeing you there!

Any questions, please reach out to Holapfcspirit@gmail.com

Thank you and Goooo JETS!


We have our next event next month and we are SO excited to celebrate Winter with you and your family! It is Tuesday, December 6th from 6pm - 8pm all around campus. We will be collecting toys and food to donate, Cultural Tables to learn about all the different cultures we have right here in our HOLA community, Hot Chocolate, Delicious Snacks and MORE! To make this happen we are asking for families to participate and host a table. It is so much fun and the kids love to come see what you have and learn about your culture!

So please reach out to Jennifer (contact info below) and let her know!

December of Giving Calendars

Our PFC is organizing a December of Giving Calendar fundraiser. This consists of a calendar of donations so that PFC can support our Jets through activities, rewards and events. They invite you to ask for donations to friends and relatives, or yourself in order to help sponsor the PFC activities. Each day on the calendar has a monetary donation value. You may donate to one or as many days/activities as you want . All contributions are welcome!

Teachers will hand out the calendars this week in the Monday folders and you can send any donations in an envelope that will be placed in the Donations Box in the office during the months of December and January.

PFC and HOLA staff thank you ahead of time for any donations.

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📆 Upcoming Events

December 5: Bilingual songs and games sponsored by Contra Costa Library

December 6: Winterfest 6-8pm

December 12: SSC Meeting

December 16: Cafecito con la Directora at 8:30 am

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Holbrook Language Academy

TK-8 Two Immersion Dual Language School

MDUSD Language Magnet School