Meet & Greet for New 1st-5th Grade Students
We will be opening our doors on Thursday June 4, 2015 from 6:30-7:30pm for students and their families in Grades 1 through 5 who will be attending Hollywood Elementary next year due to the redistricting. We look forward to meeting our new students and families, and having you visit our wonderful school!
Gearing Up For Kindergarten 2015-2016
Calling all new kindergarten students to Hollywood Elementary School. We will be having an open house on Tuesday June 2, 2015 from 6:30-7:30pm for our new kindergarten students and their families for the 2015-2016 school year. Come and meet our wonderful teachers and staff!
We will also be able to register your student during this evening activity. Please see the website for documents needed to register your child.
Leonardtown Middle School Open House
Leonardtown Middle School will be holding an Open House for incoming 6th Graders on Tuesday May 26, 2015 from 6:30-8:00pm. Doors will open for student guided small group tours beginning at 6:30pm and will continue throughout the evening. Please see the flyer for additional information.
Scholastic Book Fair is Coming!
The Scholastic Book Fair will be starting this Thursday, April 23rd and run through Friday May 1st. We will be open weekdays 9:00am-3:30pm. On Tuesday April 28th we will be staying open after school until 6:30pm. We will also be open during the Sock Hop for those families attending this fun event. Please visit the Book Fair Homepage for more information.
"A Salute to First Responders"
"A Salute to First Responders" will take place on Thursday May 7, 2015 beginning at 6:30pm. Order your tickets today! Click here for the order form and send it back ASAP! There will be a $5 donation request per ticket. All proceeds will go to support Colton Kirshner’s (HES, Grade 2) fight against LeukemiaLeukemialeukemia. Contact Ms. Thannhauser for further information via the school office or at email@example.com.(FYI – Students will be seeing the show during the school day.)
The annual Sock Hop will be held on Thursday, April 30, 2015 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. This event helps to support the Family Support Fund and our great Relay for Life Team. All are welcome to come, but students must be accompanied by an adult. The Book Fair will be open during the sock hop for families who are attending. During the sock hop, we will be serving desserts and beverages, including floats. We are asking jfamilies to help with this by donating two-liter bottles of Coke, Diet Coke, or root beer. We will also be conducting a silent auction with themed baskets. See the list below for specific grade level themes. Click the grade level to see the letter with suggested items for the basket. If you can't find your order form for pre-ordering tickets, download a copy and print it out!
First Grade--Gift Card
Second Grade--Movie Night
Third Grade--Game Night
Fourth Grade--Pamper Yourself
Fifth Grade--Sports Equipment
Any donations (including money to help purchase items) can be sent in and given to your child's teacher. If you own a business or have a special talent and are willing to donate a silent auction item, please notify Mrs. Hooyer or Mrs. Goldsmith as soon as possible.
Upcoming Workshop on Anxiety and Children
The St. Mary’s County Public School’s Partners for Success Resource Center for Families and Schools in partnership with the National Institute of Mental Health is offering a workshop entitled Anxiety: How it May Affect Children and What You Can Do To Help on Wednesday, May 6, 2015 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM at the Board of Education small conference room (upstairs), 23160 Moakley Street, Leonardtown, MD 20650. For more information please see flyer one and flyer two. This will now be presented as a webinar, so you must register by April 30, 2015 to be provided with the log-in information. Since it is now a webinar, you can attend at the Board of Education or from your own computer.
This workshop is free, but registration is required. To register, please contact Susan Shannon at 301-863-4069 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hollywood Students in the Spotlight!
Celebrate Military Children Month
APRIL IS THE MONTH OF THE MILITARY CHILD
Join the nationwide movement on April 17, 2015 to Purple for Military Children! Wearing the color purple is a visible way to show support and thank military youth for their strength and sacrifices. Why purple? Purple is the color that symbolizes all branches of the military, as it is a combination of Army green, Marine red, and Coast Guard, Air Force, and Navy blues. Check out this great video produced by St. Mary's County Public Schools. See if you can spot the Hollywood students!
Pre-K Open Enrollment
The Pre-K open enrollment will take place April 13-April 24, 2015 in your home zone school. Please click here to see the flyer that has additional information and a list of what you need to bring with you to enroll. If you have any questions please call the school and speak with Lois Howell or email her at email@example.com.
Important Calendar Changes
There have been some important calendar updates for the remainder of the school year. Please click here to read the press release concerning the changes.
SMCPS is fortunate to have volunteers in our schools and offices. These individuals, at the request of the school system and under the direct supervision of a principal/site administrator or designated staff, contribute to student success and reinforce the values of education. All volunteers must complete the SMCPS Volunteer Application process. All volunteers working with children at HES should attend the Volunteer Orientation Training annually prior to volunteering in the school. The Volunteer Training will be offered at HES on the following dates this school year:
All trainings will begin promptly at 9:30 am.
Message from the Principal
We are excited about the beginning of a new school year. Our new parent handbook includes our vision and goals of partnership, safe and orderly school environment, and achievement. It also includes information on school policies and procedures. We hope that you will find it helpful as a reference for the questions you have now and will have throughout the year. Please become familiar with its contents and complete and return the colored copies of the current information sheet and the Use of Students in Public Information Programs (located at the end of this packet) as quickly as possible.