November 16 – 22 (Middle School)

Posted on: Nov 15, 2019

Middle School Family Math Night

Math is not just about numbers! All Middle School students and parents are invited to Family Math Night at the Tandy on Monday, November 18 from 6-7 p.m. Join us for a fun evening of activities, games, puzzles, and snacks. See how fun and engaging playing with math can be!


4th Grade B.E.A.R. Night

Fourth-graders will be celebrating their reading challenge for the month of November with BEAR (Be Enthusiastic About Reading) Night on Thursday, November 21 and the morning of Friday, November 22. We will celebrate reading with a few special guests and activities throughout the evening.


Heritage Families Meeting

The Heritage Families is a group created by, and for the benefit of, families of African or African-American descent and those who would like to support the efforts of the group. The purpose of the group is to provide a safe place for families and students to gather, fellowship, share information and ask questions. It is meant to be a place of support and a place to exhale. We plan outings, culturally relevant activities, we host a uniform exchange and discuss ways to support the African and African-American students and families at Holland Hall. Our first meeting is planned for Tuesday, November 19 at 6 p.m. in the Cochran Conference Room, also know as the old Alumni Center connected to the Tandy. Come out and join us. Meet new families or spend time with old friends. All are welcome. Please contact Jolie Fredieu if you have any questions at cogbiz@verizon.net.


Upcoming Events

Wednesday, November 20
MS Hoops for Heart – 4th/5th grade PE classes

Thursday, November 21
4th grade BEAR Night

Monday, November 25
5th grade Field Trip to Biztown

Tuesday, November 26
Grandparents’ & Special Friends’ Day, early dismissal at noon.

November 27 – 29
Thanksgiving Break – No Classes


May 2020 Calendar Changes

Middle School
Thursday, May 21
8th Grade Promotion Rehearsal, 1 p.m. – Branch Theatre

Friday, May 22
8th Grade Promotion Ceremony, 1 p.m. – Branch Theatre
8th Grade Promotion Celebration, 7 p.m. – Newman Theatre


Carpool Reminders

4th Grade drop-off and pick-up are in the lane that is just off of 81st Street, north of the Middle School building. Entering from the middle gates and proceeding through the driveway going west will keep our traffic flow moving. Pick-up is in the far right or far left lane, no students should ever be picked up in the middle lanes of any driveway, those are reserved for through traffic.

We continue to have 7th/8th cars blocking the lanes at the 3:10 pm pick-up, making it difficult for 4th-6th graders to be picked up. If you are picking up your child at 3:30 p.m., please arrive after 3:20 p.m. when the early carpool has ended.

We appreciate everyone’s cooperation to make our carpool lanes flow well!


Middle School Parents Association News

The Middle School Parents Association met recently. If you weren’t able to attend, the minutes are attached here, along with an interesting article shared by Jennifer White.