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Ms. Kopley’s Counselor Corner

October is National Bullying Prevention Month

Mark your calendar that Wednesday October 25th we will WEAR ORANGE to show that we are “Together Against Bullying — United for Kindness, Acceptance, and Inclusion”

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My goal is to help students learn to identify bullying behaviors and how to STAND-UP for their classmates and selves to STOP giving bullies power!  Here are some of the key concepts we are discussing this month.

What Is Bullying?

One person or group is intentionally hurting or harming another with words (verbal) with their bodies (physical) or trying to make them feel like an outsider (social)

  • The behavior is repeated or has the potential to be repeated over time. This can be to the same target or the same behavior to more than one target.
  • The bully or bullies have more “power” than the target. “Power” can mean the person bullying is maybe more popular, bigger in size, older than or a group of children who gang up on another child or children. The target(s) feel powerless to make the behaviors stop.  Bullying is about POWER.

Examples of Bullying:

Physical:  Using your body to hurt someone else’s body or things.  Some examples would be hitting, kicking, spitting and stealing or damaging someone else’s things.

Verbal: Using your words to hurt someone.  Verbal bullying is done to hurt the individual and the bully doesn’t need an audience to make the impact. Examples include teasing, name calling, and threats.

Social: The intention is to make the person feel bad in front of or involving as many people as possible causing the target to feel like they do not belong.  Examples include leaving someone out on purpose, trash talking, telling lies about someone (rumors), making fun of someone,  and cyberbullying or using technology to hurt the person socially.  Examples of cyberbullying would be mean text messages, posting unflattering videos or photos, commenting on posts that make fun of someone and spreading rumors online.

Who are the players in bullying?

The Bully– The person or persons doing the bullying
The Target– The person being bullied
The Bystander– The people who stand by and watch the bullying happening

Three types of bystanders:
*The bystander who joins in – laughing or joining in with the bullying behavior giving their
power to the bully

*The passive bystander- They do nothing.  Doing nothing says to the bully that their behavior
is ok and gives the bully more power.

*The bystander that helps-  This bystander stands-up to the bully, gets help, or  helps get the target away from the bully.  They give their power to the target!

Want to learn more about bullying?  Here are a few links to these resources online:

https://www.stopbullying.gov/index.html
http://www.pacer.org/bullying/
https://www2.k12albemarle.org/dept/instruction/comengage/comrel/Pages/bullying-prevention.aspx
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ww.jr.Brainpop.com/health/relationships/bullying
https://www.brainpop.com/health/personalhealth/bullying


 

Activities, Events and Info-October 16-20


Hollymead News-October 13th


FOR YOUR INFORMATION:
Student Hours:            7:45am-2:30pm
School Office Hours:  7:30am-3:30pm
Ph: 434-973-8301 Fax: 434-978-3687

Hollymead PTO Information on Events & Fundraisers can be found here:
https://hollymeadpto.org/

Lunch Times by Grade:
K-11:25-11:50
1st-11:50-12:15
2nd-12:15-12:40
3rd-12:40-1:05
4th-11:00-11:25
5th-1:05-1:30

* Reminder If a grandparent or special friend is having lunch with your child, please call the office or send a note in with your authorization. Thank you!

Change of Dismissal Form:    Change of Dismissal Form Updated
Please be sure to send in this form if your child’s regular dismissal plan will change for the day.

Parent Portal Access here:    https://sis.k12albemarle.org/public/home.html


Reminder!

Keep collecting Box Tops and send them to school with your child. The deadline is 10/23!
If you have them, don’t wait until the 23rd; we’ll take them anytime!
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Upcoming Dates

Ongoing: Girls on the Run Club, Tuesday and Thursday Afternoons (2:45-4:00)
** Don’t forget to send in a change of dismissal form!


10/16-Marvelous Monday Club
10/16-Destination Imagination Club
10/16-French Classes
10/16-PTO Board Meeting, 6:00-8:00 pm
10/17-GOTR, Terrific Tuesdays, Foster Art

10/18-Student Picture Day *** Please Note that this is the Correct date***
10/19-GOTR
10/19-Field Trip-5th Grade to C’ville Symphony, 9:15-11:30am


10/23-Send in Box Tops by this date!
10/23-Marvelous Monday, SCA Meeting, DI Meeting, French Classes
10/24-GOTR, Terrific Tuesdays, Foster
10/25-“Unity Day”, Wear Orange!
10/25 & 10/26-Conferences, All Grades, 3:00-7:00pm
10/25-Ms Decker’s Class to Wildrock, 9:00am-12:30pm
10/26-Field Trip-2nd Grade to Ivy Creek/Pen Park, 9:30am-1:00pm
10/26-GOTR
10/26-End of 9 Week Grading Period
10/27-Teacher Work Day – No School


10/30-Spirit Week-Emoji Monday
10/30-Field Trip-1st Grade to Carter’s Mountain, 9:30am-1:30pm
10/31-Spirit Week-Story Book Character Day AND Parade (8:05-8:20am)
10/31-GOTR, Foster Art Club
10/3- Field Trip-Kindergarten to Greenfield Farm, 9:30-2:00
10/31- 2nd Grade Fall Celebration, 1:30-2:15pm
10/31-Field Trip-5th Grade (Blevins/Ms G) to Liberty Mills Farm, 9:15-1:30
10/31-FIeld Trip-5th Grade (Snyder/Whitehead) to Liberty Mills Farm, 8:30-12:45
11/1-Spirit Week-Wacky Tacky Wednesday
11/1-Field Trip-Bernhardt/Gallagher Classes to Liberty Mills, 8:30am-12:45pm
11/1-Field Trip-Brown/Parsley Classes to Liberty Mills, 9:15am-1:30pm
11/2-Spirit Week-Super Sports Thursday
11/2-EDEP’s Cirque de Hollymead (All are invited), 4:00-5:00 pm
11/3-Spirit Week-Hollymead Family Friday (Hollymead shirts/Green & Gold)
11/3-Field Trip-3rd Grade to Richmond Science Museum
11/3-EDEP’s Cirque de Hollymead (All are invited), 6:00-7:00 pm


11/6-12:00 AM Teacher Work Day – No School
11/7-Teacher Work Day – No School (Conferences)
11/8-Girls Excelling in Math Activities – Click Here to View the Flyer
11/9-Cup Stacking Day (PE) & Hornet Helper Day
11/9-GOTR – LAST DAY!
11/14-5th Grade Concert, 6:30-7:30pm
11/16-Individual Picture Retakes
11/17-Field Trip-1st Grade to Paramount, 10:45-1:45
11/22-11/24-Thanksgiving Break-No School
11/27-PTO Parents Community Chat


12/1-PTO Young Entrepreneur Night, 7:00-8:30pm
12/7-4th Grade Concert, 6:30-7:30pm
12/20-1/2-Winter Break, No School


1/15-Martin Luther King Holiday – No School
1/19-End Of 9 Week Grading Period
1/22-Teacher Work Day-No School
2/16-Field Trip-1st Grade to Paramount, 10:45-1:45
2/19-Teacher Work Day-No School
3/30-Half Day of School; Dismissal at 11:30 am
4/2-4/6- SPRING BREAK-No School

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Girls Excelling in Math Fun Day – November 18th


Calling all 1st through 4th grade girls who love math!
Join us for a fun day of exploring math led by Village School students and teachers.
Encourage your daughter’s interest in mathematics through hands-on encounters with math and by helping her find role models in older girls who also love math.

Saturday, November 18, 2017
9 a.m. to 11a.m.
Arrive between 8:30 and 9:00 to sign up for the sessions of your daughter’s choosing,
get a tour of the school, and mingle with other parents and girls over coffee and snacks.

Village School
Middle School for Girls
215 East High Street
Charlottesville,   VA

We are located in the heart of Downtown Charlottesville, between 2nd and 3rd streets.
We have very limited parking at our school, so please allow time to find legal parking on the street or in nearby parking garages.
Register online at the following link:
https://goo.gl/forms/snZPJFj1Gdsl7RI22

This is a free event.  Space is limited, so please register early!

For more  information contact Linde Tassell at  ltassell@villageschool.us  or call
(434)984-4404.

Flyer for the event: Girls Excelling in Math Fun Day Fact Sheet


PTO’s Wild West Book Fair, Bingo, Bake Sale is TONIGHT!


JOIN US TONIGHT FOR BOOKS – BINGO – BAKE SALE

Wild West Book Fair

The Book Fair is closed during the day today however will re-open from 5:00-8:00pm for our famous Night at the Book Fair!

Bingo and Bake Sale

Come have some family fun with Bingo and sweet treats from the Bake Sale from 6:30-7:30pm.  Great prizes and special guest announcers: Mrs. Teel and Ms. England!  Bingo cards are 1 for $1 or 5 for $3.  Spirit Wear youth t-shirts also for sale. Cash or check only!

Girls’ Geek Day-October 14th

Girls’ Geek Days are all about sparking girls’ interest in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) by providing a fun, collaborative, hands-on environment to learn new tech skills and helping girls and their parents connect to other STEM programs in the community.

This event is open to all ages, but students under 4th grade must bring a parent to
accompany them!

Date and Time
Sat, October 14, 2017
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT

Location
Crozet Elementary School
1407 Crozet Ave
Crozet, VA 22932

Sign Up & Web Site: Girls Geek Day

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Hollymead PTO Weekly News – October 11

Date: October 11, 2017

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What’s Happening at Hollymead?

Lost & Found

Is your child missing their fleece or lunch box?  Or a water bottle?  Our Lost & Found is quickly filling up!  Please remember to stop by the Lost & Found next time you’re at school or during the Night at the Book Fair/Bingo Night.  The Lost & Found is located outside of the cafeteria.


Reminders

Scholastic Book Fair

If you haven’t stopped by, it’s time to saddle up and trot on over to the Wild West Book Fair!
Shopping hours on Thursday, October 12th are from 8:15-2:45pm.  The fair will be closed during the day on Friday, but will re-open from 500-8:00pm for our famous Night at the Book Fair and Bingo Event!

To learn more or purchase books visit www.scholastic.com/bf/hollymead

Can you help out for a short shift during the week of the Book Fair?  Book Fair Volunteers

Bingo Family Night

After you finish shopping at the Night at the Book Fair, don’t forget to stop by the cafeteria from 

6:30 –7:30pm for Bingo games.  Bingo cards can be purchased at the event.

We need your help!  Can you volunteer to sell bingo cards or help to manage the prize table? Spots are still available to help in any way you can with the Bingo games or Bake Sale. We appreciate any time you can give to make this event successful!  Bingo and Bake Sale signup

Collect your Box Tops!

Have you been collecting Box Tops that can be sent in to support Hollymead Elementary School?  If so, now is the time to send them in.  Please remember there is a collection tub on the table inside the front door next to the office. We are getting close to our deadline of October 23rd, so send them in soon!


Important Dates

10/13     Night at the Book Fair, 5:00-8:00pm
10/13     Bingo Night, 6:30-7:30pm (during the Night at the Book Fair)
10/16    Marvelous Mondays PE Games Club (K-2 students), 2:30-4:00pm
10/17     Terrific Tuesdays PE Games Club (3-5 students), 2:30-4:00pm
10/23     Deadline for Box Tops
10/27     No School, Teacher Workday
11/6       No School, Professional Development


PTO Pride—Thank you!

To All of the Day of Caring Volunteers who donated their time and dedication to helping with projects around Hollymead.  These volunteers included over 50 people who worked in various groups to complete nine projects at our school.   Thank you to NGIC, University Physician’s Group, Albemarle County Office employees, UVA Curry School employees and their IT team, Hasbrouck Realty, UVA Darden School of Business, S&P Global, and Candace Smith Architects.


A Note from Your PTO

President’s Volunteer Spotlight

Meet Hollymead parent and volunteer – Jon Moriarty

Jon is married to Rosemary and they have a seventh grader, fifth grader and twin first graders.  He is a project manager for a local web company. Jon is the PTO “web guy” and moved our website over to WordPress this year.  He also updated our pictures, graphics, information and links.  When not working on web development, he can be found at his kids’ soccer or flag football games, swim meets, church, and breweries or vineyards.  He also occasionally gets to take his kids to a Nat’s game!


If you have information to be included in our weekly Hornet Happenings, please remember to email us at hollymeadptocommunications@gmail.com by the Wednesday before.

Come visit us on social media!

www.hollymeadPTO.org    facebook.com/HollymeadPTO    instagram.com/hollymeadPTO

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SCA Fall Spirit Week-10/30-11/3/2017

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Hollymead Parents and Students,

The SCA Fall Spirit Week is Coming Soon!

Show your school spirit by dressing up in a different theme every day during the week of

10/30-11/3

Spirit Day Themes Are As Follows…

Monday, 10/30:    Emoji Monday-Wear your favorite emoji gear

Tuesday, 10/31:    Story Book Character Tuesday-Dress up like your fav storybook character

Wednesday, 11/1:  Wacky Wednesday-Wear your wildest clothes and craziest hat or hair style

Thursday, 11/2:     Super Sports Thursday-Wear clothing from your favorite sport or sports
team

Friday, 11/3:   Family Friday-Wear Hollymead gear or yellow and green, our school colors!


 

Special Education Advisory Committee Meeting is Tonight!


The Albemarle County Special Education Parent Advisory Committee (SEAC) is comprised of parents of students who require special education services, other interested persons from the community, and educators in the field who have an interest in special education.

This committee provides advice concerning the needs of children with disabilities receiving special education services and assists in the formulation and development of long-range plans for these children.

Any parent who is interested is encouraged to attend the Special Education Parent Advisory Committee meetings.

The link to the ACPS web page can be found HERE.


The Next SEAC Meeting is TONIGHT, September 12!
Time: 7:00 – 9:00 PM
Place: Albemarle County Office Building – Room 320
401 McIntire Rd., Charlottesville, VA 22902

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Activities, Events and Information – October 9-13th

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FOR YOUR INFORMATION:
Student Hours:            7:45am-2:30pm
School Office Hours:  7:30am-3:30pm
Ph: 434-973-8301 Fax: 434-978-3687

Hollymead PTO Information on Events & Fundraisers can be found here:
https://hollymeadpto.org/

Lunch Times by Grade:
K-11:25-11:50
1st-11:50-12:15
2nd-12:15-12:40
3rd-12:40-1:05
4th-11:00-11:25
5th-1:05-1:30

* Reminder If a grandparent or special friend is having lunch with your child, please call the office or send a note in with your authorization. Thank you!

Change of Dismissal Form:    Change of Dismissal Form Updated
Please be sure to send in this form if your child’s regular dismissal plan will change for the day.

Parent Portal Access here:    https://sis.k12albemarle.org/public/home.html


Upcoming Dates

Ongoing: Girls on the Run Club, Tuesday and Thursday Afternoons (2:45-4:00)
** Don’t forget to send in a change of dismissal form!

10/9-Marvelous Monday Sports Club, 2:30-4:00pm
10/9-DI Club, 2:40-3:40pm
10/9-French Club, 2:40-3:40pm
10/9-Art Print Training, 2:50-3:30pm
10/9-10/12-PTO Book Fair, 8:15am-2:45pm
10/10-Terrific Tuesday Sports Club, 2:30-4:00pm
10/10-Foster Art Club, 2:40-4:00pm
10/13-Field Trip: Kindergarten to the Fire Station, 8:45-10:00/9:45-11:00 am
10/13-PTO EVENING Book Fair & Bingo
  *Night at the Book Fair, 5:00-8:00pm
  *Bingo and Bake Sale, 6:30-7:30pm


10/16-PTO Board Meeting, 6:00-8:00 pm
10/18-Student Picture Day
10/19-Field Trip-5th Grade to C’ville Symphony, 9:15-11:30am


10/23-Send in Box Tops by this date!
10/25 & 10/26-Conferences, All Grades, 3:00-7:00pm
10/25-Ms Decker’s Class to Wildrock, 9:00am-12:30pm
10/26-Field Trip-2nd Grade to Ivy Creek/Pen Park, 9:30am-1:00pm
10/26-End of 9 Week Grading Period
10/27-Teacher Work Day – No School


10/30-Spirit Week-Emoji Monday
10/30-Field Trip-1st Grade to Carter’s Mountain, 9:30am-1:30pm
10/31-Spirit Week-Story Book Character Day
10/3- Field Trip-Kindergarten to Greenfield Farm, 9:30-2:00
10/31- 2nd Grade Fall Celebration, 1:30-2:15pm
10/31-Field Trip-5th Grade (Blevins/Ms G) to Liberty Mills Farm, 9:15-1:30
10/31-FIeld Trip-5th Grade (Snyder/Whitehead) to Liberty Mills Farm, 8:30-12:45
11/1-Spirit Week-Wacky Tacky Wednesday
11/1-Field Trip-Bernhardt/Gallagher Classes to Liberty Mills, 8:30am-12:45pm
11/1-Field Trip-Brown/Parsley Classes to Liberty Mills, 9:15am-1:30pm
11/2-Spirit Week-Super Sports Thursday
11/2-EDEP’s Cirque de Hollymead (All are invited), 4:00-5:00 pm
11/3-Spirit Week-Hollymead Family Friday (Hollymead shirts/Green & Gold)
11/3-Field Trip-3rd Grade to Richmond Science Museum
11/3-EDEP’s Cirque de Hollymead (All are invited), 6:00-7:00 pm


11/6-12:00 AM Teacher Work Day – No School
11/7-Teacher Work Day – No School (Conferences)
11/9-Cup Stacking Day (PE) & Hornet Helper Day
11/14-5th Grade Concert, 6:30-7:30pm
11/16-Individual Picture Retakes
11/22-11/24-Thanksgiving Break-No School
11/27-PTO Parents Community Chat


12/1-PTO Young Entrepreneur Night, 7:00-8:30pm
12/7-4th Grade Concert, 6:30-7:30pm
12/20-1/2-Winter Break, No School


1/15-Martin Luther King Holiday – No School
1/19-End Of 9 Week Grading Period
1/22-Teacher Work Day-No School
2/19-Teacher Work Day-No School
3/30-Half Day of School; Dismissal at 11:30 am
4/2-4/6- SPRING BREAK-No School

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Cirque du Hollymead-Coming Soon!


Hollymead Families!

It’s that time of the year for our Cirque du Hollymead to razzle, dazzle and show their spectacular feats! Also fantastic souvenirs and delicious snacks will be available for purchase.

Cirque du Hollymead is a Cirque du Soleil type of circus which involves child performers ages 9-10 from the Hollymead Extended Day Enrichment Program.

Our theme this year is Dia de los Muertos, the Mexican Celebration.

It is also a fund raiser to aid our third school in Rajasthan, India.

We are trying to raise money to purchase furniture as students sit on the floor.

Last year, we were able to paint both the interior and exterior of both an elementary school and a preschool, bought a water filtration system, educational materials, toys, furniture, carpets, uniforms and bought clothes for a impoverished preschool boy.

We have also started a doll program as an incentive to encourage girls to stay in school, as many girls in India are sometimes kept home to work on farms in rural areas.

Don’t miss the chance to be dazzled and to help us, help others!

For more information contact Cheryl Morrison at cmorrison@k12albemarle.org

Join us for either (or BOTH!) amazing performance on:

*Thursday, November 2nd from 4-5 p.m.
*Friday, November 3rd from 6-7 p.m.

Place: In the Hollymead Auditorium (Please enter through exterior cafeteria door)

Cost:
Adults $2.50
Children $1.50
Babies are Free
Souvenirs 50.-$3.00
Snacks $50.-2.50

Please try to bring exact change and small bills!

Thank you for your support!

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