Holliman Hornets Family Newsletter
Volume 2.23 February 5, 2023
Dear Holliman Families,
On Monday, December 19, 2022, the Holliman School Improvement Team met to discuss the opportunity to submit a proposal for an innovative space through the 21st Century
Technology and Equipment Fund. The team unanimously agreed that this proposal would be an excellent next step in our efforts to build our capacity to provide equitable STEM/STEAM opportunities to our school community.
Holliman’s newly published Mission and Vision statements below are aligned with the goals of this grant.
Holliman Mission Statement
To foster every students’ academic success and social emotional well being through a culturally relevant educational experience that challenges students’ thinking in innovative and engaging ways. At Holliman, all stakeholders are committed to being forever focused on our vision of a graduate.
Holliman Vision Statement
Holliman is committed to developing deep and flexible thinkers who can engage in collaborative explorations to make meaning of our world from multiple perspectives.
I am happy to announce that our proposal for this brand new 21st century learning space has been accepted and will be FULLY funded with this grant!
Below are the live rendering photos of exactly what our new library/media center will look like! The transformation of this new space will begin soon. We have swing space in an unoccupied classroom where library classes will take place during renovations.
These photos were made possible by our partnership with WB Mason and their design team. They are also on display at Holliman outside of the main office.
Mrs. Cabana, Principal
Black History Month Lesson High Light!
Tuesday, February 7th No School for Students. PD Day for Teachers
100th Day of School!
Survey Works 2023 Updates
We currently have 26 families who have completed the survey!!!
The Rhode Island Department of Education is currently administering its annual SurveyWorks Family Survey, which is an opportunity for family members to provide feedback about our school community and our children’s opportunities to learn.
The survey results are most useful when all families participate! Our goal is to get to 100% participation this year!
Your views on matters like the safety of your child at school, the way students are taught, the condition of the school, and how connected you feel to this school are important. By taking this short survey, you can help our school leadership and school community to make improvements. Responses are anonymous and cannot be linked to any individual; no one can tie your responses back to you.
You can take the short survey online between January 17 and March 31. To take the survey, visit: bit.ly/ridefamily. Choose your school from the dropdown list.
Below is an invitation to an in person meeting to learn more about Survey Works. A virtual option will also be offered immediately following the PTA meeting!
SurveyWorks Informational Meeting
Monday, Feb. 6th, 5:45pm
70 Deborah Road
RSVPs are enabled for this event.
SurveyWorks Informational Meeting (Virtual Option)
Monday, Feb. 6th, 7:15pm
This is an online event.
RSVPs are enabled for this event.
From Nurse Razza
Families who wish to opt out must put their request in writing and forward it to Nurse Razza.
PTA Color Run 2023!
Color Run Interest Survey!
We are brainstorming ideas for a spring fundraiser. One option is a Color Run on a Saturday. In order to move forward with this we would need to know how much participation we would have. Please click the button to provide your feedback below.
Science Fair ideas provided by our teachers:
After School Karate!
Feinstein Updates from Mrs. Bonneau
Remember your golden tickets are here, we'll contact you if you're a winner!
Golden Ticket Winners: Feinstein Facebook Page
Keep an eye out for our next good deeds collection, we need to redecorate the tree!!
Visit the Feinstein website to learn more about this wonderful foundation and how they help so many schools and people in need!!
Don't forget to use your Feinstein Jr. Scholar Card to have free fun with your family!!
School and District Wide Routines and Policies
The Wellness Company is hosting a Covid-19 Vaccination Clinic
Clinic Date: Tuesday, January 31, 2023
Clinic Location: Warwick Vets Middle School Cafeteria
Clinic Start Time: 5:00 PM
Clinic End Time: 7:00 PM
VACCINE TYPE for ages 5 - 11 Pfizer bivalent
Access Link: https://qrco.de/WVMS511131
VACCINE TYPE for ages 12 and up Pfizer bivalent
Access Link: https://qrco.de/WVMS12131
TIPS FOR PARTICIPANTS:
There is no out of pocket cost to anyone.
Insurance information will be collected, but no one will be turned away for lack of insurance.
Clients will be observed for 15 minutes after vaccination
Cell phones and all other personal electronic devices must be powered/turned off and kept out of sight before, during, and after school hours while on school grounds or at any school-sponsored event.
Attendance at school is mandated by the Rhode Island General Law 16-19-1 and School Committee Policies JEA and JEDA for those students who have not reached their eighteenth birthday.
The Warwick School Committee strives to provide a safe, positive learning climate for its employees and students.
Important Arrival Updates
- At morning arrival please use the drop off loop via Mullen Rd. The traffic pattern goes VERY quickly and a staff member can assist your child exit the passenger side of your vehicle.
- If you are dropping off your child after 9am, please pull into the back parking lot near the trees.
- Please avoid pulling into the main parking lot.
- Please do not go down any "one ways."
- Thank you for your cooperation!
Access the detailed arrival & dismissal procedures here which includes maps.
Upcoming Events and Days Off
Tuesday, February 7th
Professional Development Day for Teachers
Friday, February 10th
100th Day of School