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Skiing at Snow Valleyhttp://hol.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/89Skiing at Snow Valley<p><img alt="skibanner13jan.png" src="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/skibanner13jan.png" style="margin:5px;" /></p><p dir="ltr" style="font:400 16px/1.38 times new roman;text-align:left;color:#000000;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;text-decoration:none;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;orphans:2;font-size-adjust:none;font-stretch:normal;"><span style="color:#000000;font-family:arial;font-size:12pt;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:400;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;background-color:transparent;">As part of our outdoor learning and an extension of our PE programs, a trip to Snow Valley has been planned for interested students in grades 5-8.  The day is designed to give students the opportunity to experience skiing or snowboarding with their classmates and school community.  Those students not participating are expected to attend school for the full day.</span></p><br style="text-align:left;color:#000000;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-family:times new roman;font-size:16px;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:400;text-decoration:none;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;orphans:2;"><p dir="ltr" style="font:400 16px/1.38 times new roman;text-align:left;color:#000000;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;text-decoration:none;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;orphans:2;font-size-adjust:none;font-stretch:normal;"><span style="color:#000000;font-family:arial;font-size:12pt;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:400;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;background-color:transparent;">Departure will be from Holly Meadows at 8:30am sharp on Monday, January 13, 2020.  Students will need to </span><span style="color:#000000;font-family:arial;font-size:12pt;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:700;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;background-color:transparent;">be at the school for 8:15am</span><span style="color:#000000;font-family:arial;font-size:12pt;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:400;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;background-color:transparent;"> to ensure we are loaded and ready to leave.  We will be bussed to Snow Valley Ski Resort near Minesing and will return at approximately 3:00pm.  Supervision will be provided by school staff, qualified ski hill personnel and parent volunteers.</span></p><br style="text-align:left;color:#000000;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-family:times new roman;font-size:16px;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:400;text-decoration:none;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;orphans:2;"><p dir="ltr" style="font:400 16px/1.38 times new roman;text-align:left;color:#000000;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;text-decoration:none;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;orphans:2;font-size-adjust:none;font-stretch:normal;"><span style="color:#000000;font-family:arial;font-size:12pt;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:400;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;background-color:transparent;">Cost to each student is </span><span style="color:#000000;font-family:arial;font-size:12pt;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:700;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;background-color:transparent;">$43.00 which includes transportation, full day lift ticket, rental of all equipment if needed (skis, boots, poles and helmet), a mandatory lesson and taxes.</span><span style="color:#000000;font-family:arial;font-size:12pt;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:400;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;background-color:transparent;">  </span></p><p dir="ltr" style="font:400 16px/1.38 times new roman;text-align:left;color:#000000;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;text-decoration:none;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;orphans:2;font-size-adjust:none;font-stretch:normal;"><span style="color:#000000;font-family:arial;font-size:12pt;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:400;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;background-color:transparent;">Cost for students with Snow Valley Seasons Passes is $21.00.  *Everyone must take a mandatory lesson to ensure safety and help pay for transportation. Please download and complete the attached package. There are a limited number of spaces available. <a href="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/Ski%20Package.pdf"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />Ski Package.pdf</a> </span></p><div><br></div><p><br></p>
Christmas Art Craft Workshophttp://hol.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/88Christmas Art Craft Workshop<p>​Amber will be running an art workshop over two weeks focussing on creating a one of a kind Christmas present!  Sign up on School cash for this great after school activity!<br></p><p><img alt="artxmas.PNG" src="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/artxmas.PNG" style="margin:5px;" /><br></p>
French Immersionhttp://hol.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/87French Immersion<p>The Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) offers French Immersion (FI) at select schools throughout the county. Intake into FI begins in Grade 1. This optional program is designed to develop students' abilities to communicate in French with a high level of proficiency, enabling them to function with ease in both English and French.  </p><p>Students from our school who enroll in FI will attend Ferndale Woods for Grades 1 - 4 and Ardagh Bluffs for Grades 5 - 8.</p><p>Please contact the school or check the web site <a href="http://www.scdsb.on.ca/">www.scdsb.on.ca</a>  for more Information about the FI program for families of students in Year 2 Kindergarten i.e.:</p><ul><li>the program content and instruction</li><li>the application process</li><li>transportation for students<br><br><strong>Application dates in December</strong><br><strong> </strong>To apply for FI, you must complete the online application form at <a href="http://www.scdsb.on.ca/">www.scdsb.on.ca</a> under Elementary, French as a Second Language. If you do not have Internet access at home, please contact me for assistance with accessing the online application.<br><br>The online Grade 1 French Immersion application form will be available from <strong>9 a.m. on Monday, December 2, 2019</strong> until <strong>4 p.m. on Friday, December 20, 2019</strong>. In Grade 1, enrollment in the FI Program is limited to a maximum of two classes of 20 students per class at each host site for the FI program. The electronic applications will be processed in the order determined by a digitally randomized lottery system. The registration link will not appear until 9 a.m. on Monday, December 2, 2019.<br><br>When registering, you will need to provide the following information:</li></ul><ul><li>child's name</li><li>date of birth</li><li>address</li><li>current school board child attends</li><li>parent/guardian name</li><li>home/work/mobile telephone number</li><li>parent/guardian email address<br><br><strong>Locations can change</strong><br> Please note that the host sites for FI may change during your child's time in the program, and your child may need to move schools as a result. <br><br><strong>Transportation</strong><br><br>Centralized community bus stops will be established to provide access for students to attend the specialized program. It is the responsibility of the parent/guardian to transport the student to and from the centralized stops at designated times for pick up and drop off.<br><br>More information about the application process, and the full list of information session dates, can be found online at <a href="http://www.scdsb.on.ca/">www.scdsb.on.ca</a> under Elementary, French as a Second Language. <br></li></ul><p>​</p>
Snow Valley Coupon Bookshttp://hol.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/86Snow Valley Coupon Books<p style="text-align:center;"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-4"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-5">​Snow Valley Coupon Books are now on sale.</span>  Log in to school cash online or contact the office to purchase for only $20</span><img alt="snowvalley.jpg" src="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/snowvalley.jpg" style="margin:5px;" /><br></p><p><span class="ms-rteFontSize-5">Amazing coupons including <strong>free</strong> night skiing, <strong>free</strong> tubing, and lots of buy one get one free skiing, tubing and food items!  </span></p><p style="text-align:center;"><img alt="IMG_0156.jpg" src="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/IMG_0156.jpg" style="margin:5px;" /><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><img alt="Snowcoupon.JPG" src="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/Snowcoupon.JPG" style="margin:5px;" /><br></p>
Math Night 23 - Octoberhttp://hol.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/85Math Night 23 - October<p><img alt="mathnightsm.jpg" src="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/mathnightsm.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:800px;" /><br></p>
Holly-Day Bazaar 2019http://hol.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/84Holly-Day Bazaar 2019<p><img alt="hollydaybazzar.jpg" src="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/hollydaybazzar.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:800px;" /><br></p><div style="text-align:center;"></div><p style="text-align:center;"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-5">​Vendors!  <a href="https://simcoecounty.schoolcashonline.com/Fee/Details/52796/50/False/True">Use this link</a> to book a table</span></p><p style="text-align:center;"><a href="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/Bazaar%20Vendor%20and%20Donation%20Forms.pdf"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />Bazaar Vendor and Donation Forms.pdf</a><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><a href="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/Bazaar%20Donation%20Form.pdf"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />Bazaar Donation Form.pdf</a><br></p>
Holly Students Conduct a Walk-Withhttp://hol.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/83Holly Students Conduct a Walk-With<p><img alt="walkwith.jpg" src="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/walkwith.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:900px;height:423px;" />While students all over the world took place in a<strong> walk out</strong>, Holly students participated in a <strong>walk with</strong> their teachers to share their voices with those of other young people concerned about the environment.<br></p><p>Several student worked with Holly Staff to plan an event that demonstrated their concerns and took part in a global movement while remaining under the supervision and care of their teachers.  Our students learned about the issues of climate change as well as importance of responsible and safe demonstrations.  The kids were excited to hear the support of many community members who were passing the school at the time.  </p><p>We are so proud of our kids for their commitment to a better planet and their courage to plan an event that had their voices heard safely and respectfully!​</p>
Afterschool Art Workshophttp://hol.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/82Afterschool Art Workshop<p>​<img alt="amberart.JPG" src="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/amberart.JPG" style="margin:5px;" /><br></p>
Open Househttp://hol.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/81Open House<p>​<img alt="hmesopenhouse.jpg" src="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/hmesopenhouse.jpg" style="margin:5px;" />We invite families to join us on the 3rd of October for our Holly Meadows Open House!  This is a great opportunitiy for students to show their parents their classes and introduce them to the staff who work with them.</p><p>Join us on the 3rd from 6PM to 7PM at Holly!<br></p>
Welcome Backhttp://hol.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/80Welcome Back<p><strong class="ms-rteFontSize-3">Welcome back for another great year at Holly Meadows!</strong><br></p><p><strong style="text-decoration:underline;">Schedule</strong><br></p><p>Our schedule for the year remains the same.  Supervision in the yard starts at 8:50 and the bell is at 9:05 for entry.  <br></p><p><strong style="text-decoration:underline;">First Morning</strong><br></p><p>Last year we did out best to give all of our students a tentative class placement.  While there were not many changes over the Summer, we did have to make a few.  We will be posting class lists on the library windows at 8:50 so that students can confirm their classes.  <br></p><p>This year, our classes will be lined up along the walls by grade number, NOT the class entry door.  Having all of the grade one to four classes between the parking lot and the library and the grade five to eight classes from the library to the end of the building will make it easier for students to find their teachers.  <br></p><p><strong style="text-decoration:underline;">Pickup and Drop Off</strong><br></p><p>One of the first things you will notice coming in this year is out brand new parking lot!  While it is a BIG improvement over last year, there are some changes in layout that will impact our drop off and pick up at least for the first while.   The large gate is now at the end of the lot.  As you drive through our kiss and ride, we ask that you drop your kids off at the large gate with the hashmarkings on the pavement.  We will have staff there to help kids get safely into the yard.  Pick up will be in the same place.<br></p><p><strong style="text-decoration:underline;">Class Changes</strong><br></p><p>As you know, every year at the end of September, schools look at the actual numbers of kids and often have to reorganize by adding or removing classes.  We will not be making any class changes until that time.  <br></p><p><strong style="text-decoration:underline;">School Cash</strong><br></p><p>Everything is going to be online this year.  This will save kids from having to bring cash to school and allow you to purchase items from home.  Please ensure you have an account early in the year.<br></p><p><strong style="text-decoration:underline;">Volunteers</strong><br></p><p>We are going to need some volunteers this year for a number of projects including things like milk, pizza and a number of activities.  If you are interested in volunteerting, please ensure you use the process outlined on this website to register as a volunteer and let us know how you would like to be a part of the team!<br></p><p>We will have a newsletter coming out in the next few days with lots of more information.  Make sure you have registered your email so that you recieve our newsletters.  You can also sign up for the TWITTER feed for up to date information on the great things happening at Holly Meadows!<br></p>