November 10-28, 2014 MS & Elementary Recitals Next Week Parent Workshops

November 10-28, 2014
Hollywood Academy of Arts & Science is committed to educational excellence every time.
PTC Meeting & SAC Meeting
Wednesday, November 12th
PTC (Parent Teacher Cooperative) will meet this
Wednesday, November 12th at 5:00 pm in
Room 225. Mr. Williams, the Volunteer
Coordinator, will present and discuss
Volunteering at HAAS. PTC Committees
will have an opportunity to meet and
discuss their upcoming events following the
presentation. All interested Parents are
welcome.
Every year Hollywood Academy participates in a food drive to
assist South Florida Families. This year we are collecting
canned goods to assist with the restocking of the Feeding South
Florida Food Bank.
Parents will receive 2 volunteer hours for attending with a max
of 4 hours per meeting. Each parents must sign-in to receive
these hours.
Used uniforms will only be sold from 5:30 - 6:00 pm, in
the Cafeteria before each SAC Meeting.
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also place on Wednesday, November 12th
at 6:00 pm. This is the only Wednesday
meeting of the school year.
Below are the scheduled meeting dates
for the remainder of this year’s SAC
Meetings.
Parent Workshops
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MS & Elementary Recitals Next Week
HAAS Families are welcome to join us for the upcoming Fall
Recital Nights next week in the school’s Cafeteria.
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Parent Workshops will be offered on Thursday, November 13th to
parents of students in Grades 1, 2, 3,
and 5. Flyers went home with
students and were mass emailed the
last week in October. A few reminders
about the evening:
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Canned meats (tuna, chicken)
Granola Bars & Cereal
Peanut Butter & Jelly (*plastic only - no glass)
Canned Fruits, Vegetables, Soups, & Beans
HAAS takes pride in supporting South Florida families whenever
possible, especially during the holidays.
Parents will receive 2 volunteer hours for attending with a max
of 4 hours per meeting. Each parents must sign-in to receive
these hours.
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To support this drive, HAAS will host a “Jeans Day” on
Monday, November 17th. Each student wishing to participate
in this canned food drive may wear
BLUE DENIM jeans (ie:
jean pants, jean shorts,
or a jean skirt) with a
school uniform shirt.
All they need to do is
bring in one or more
canned goods.
Suggested items for the Food Bank include:
This month’s SAC Meeting will take
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Annual Canned Food Drive November 17th
Feeding South Florida Food Bank
Canned Goods = Blue Denim Jeans
This is an adult only
event so please make
alternate arrangements for
your children.
The evening will start promptly at 6:00 pm, so please
be on time.
Free parking will be available in the Hollywood Bread
Building parking garage.
Parents will receive “2” volunteer hours for attending
(must sign in).
School Recital will take place on Monday,
November 17th @ 6:00 pm
Elementary
School Recital will take place on
Wednesday, November 19th @ 6:00 pm
The recitals will showcase the vast array of talent among our
Elementary and Middle School students .
Both evenings are free and open
to all HAAS families and friends.
Free Parking will also be available
in the Hollywood Bread Building
parking garage next to the school.
If you have any questions or need more information, please
email the teachers below:
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Mr. Florio (MS) at [email protected]
Mr. Jones (Elem) at [email protected]
Ms. Cipolla (Elem) at [email protected]
Thanksgiving Break
There will be no school from Wednesday, November 26th to Friday, November 28th for the Thanksgiving holiday.
Students will return to school on Monday, December 1st.
HAAS Photographic Scavenger Hunt
The HAAS Scavenger Hunt - Discover Downtown - will take
place on Saturday, Nov 22nd from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm.
Get your digital cameras charged
up prepare to hunt for the many
unique features of Downtown Hollywood. On your quest you will discover hidden gems, perform physical challenges, show us your best
photobomb, and most definitely
learn something interesting and
exciting about this area.
MS Holiday Donations Dec 8
8--12
HAAS will collect toy donations from Middle School Students
the week of December 8 - 12. The donated toys will go to
children who are hospitalized at Joe DiMaggio Children’s
Hospital for the holidays.
Each grade level will purchase and donate gifts for the age
groups listed below. Donated gifts must be unwrapped.
(Note: These donations do not qualify for volunteer hours.)
Grade 6: Unwrapped toys for toddlers (2-4)
Great Prizes await those adventurous families that complete the
hunt in its entirety and with the fastest time. Will you make the
top three?
Grade 7: Unwrapped toys for school age (5-9)
The event will begin and end in the HAAS Cafeteria. YOU
MUST BE ON TIME to participate in this family event.
Grade 8: Unwrapped toys for adolescent (10-13)
All children will receive a participation award
Families will receive one (1) volunteer hour for
Don't forget your cameras, comfortable shoes,
participating
cold drinks,
hats, and sunscreen!
Children over 5: $5 IN ADVANCE or $7 AT THE DOOR
Advance Payment Order included in this HAAS Update
Join us and see what all the fun is about!
Gr K
K--5 Holiday Dress Down Fundraiser
For “K9’s for Warriors” - Dec 5th
HAAS Elementary Students (Grades K-5 only) will host a
“Blue Jeans Dress Down Day” to raise money for the
K9s For Warriors during this holiday season.
Elementary students will be permitted to
wear BLUE JEAN bottoms with a school
uniform shirt for a minimum of $1.
Students may donate more on behalf of
their families.
Students are not permitted to wear any jeans with
holes, rips, tears, or cuts and skirts must be fingertip length.
K9s For Warriors is dedicated to providing service canines to
warriors suffering from post-traumatic stress and/or traumatic
brain injury as a result of military service post 9/11. Their goal is
to give a new leash on life to rescue
dogs and military heroes,
empowering warriors to return to
civilian life with dignity and
independence.
Warriors attend a three week
academy where they learn the skills
needed to participate in the final
training of their own canines. They
are provided a service canine,
training, certification, equipment, seminars, vet care, most meals,
and housing, free of charge.
K9s For Warriors’ mission is to empower our heroes to begin
their recovery with their new service dog. They return home to
start their new lives as productive members of society. They
enroll in college, start new jobs and most importantly return to
their families with their freedom and independence, healing and
on the road to recovery. Your support of K9s For Warriors
will give a new leash on life to rescue dogs and military heroes.
Please give what you can to this very worthwhile cause.
Uniforms vs. Cooler Weather
The cold weather is just around the corner and we would like to
remind our returning families and inform our new families of our
cold weather uniform policies.
During cold weather, many students wear non-uniform jackets to
school. This is permitted outside the school only. Once
entering the school building, all non-uniform outerwear must be
removed. While in school, students must wear the appropriate
navy blue jacket (or previous HAAS jacket). Parents can
purchase the school’s jacket through
Planet T Uniforms, the HAAS uniform
provider, or may purchase a plain
navy blue jacket, sweater, or
sweatshirt (with no logos, writing, or
pictures) from any store.
Additionally, during the colder weather,
students often wear long sleeved shirts under their uniform
shirts. Please be aware of the following color requirements for
those shirts that are worn under the school shirt:
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Elementary School: solid white or solid red
Middle School: solid white or solid navy
Please remember that boots are never permitted as part of our
school dress code.
Thank you for helping maintain our higher standard of
dress. We believe that uniforms foster a positive environment,
build community within our school, and bring about higher
academic achievement.
Ms. Fingerer Celebrated!
Ms. Fingerer, our Middle School Dance
Teacher, was celebrated at the ArtsEd
Forever Event for the Broward Arts Teacher
of the Year in the category of Dance on
November 5th. She was radiant!
The Dance winner was Aimee Sangster of
New Renaissance Middle School.
We are all so proud of you and grateful for
your many contributions to HAAS!
Math Superstars Program
Reading Treasures Program
October 1 kicked off the Math Superstars Program for all
students in Grades 1-8! Math Superstars is an enrichment
program developed by the Florida Department of Education that
gives children the opportunity to apply their
higher-order thinking skills to Math problems.
“Open a Book…Find a Treasure!”
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Every Monday, students will receive a
worksheet to complete independently which
they will complete and return to their
homeroom teacher on or before the end of the
week (Friday).
Students will also receive special incentives for their
participation and achievements in the Math Superstars Program.
Students in Grades 1-4 will be entered into a weekly raffle as
they turn in their completed worksheets. Students in Grades 5-8
who complete their worksheets for a full month will receive a
Denim Dress Down Day.
As a parent, your role in the Math Superstars Program is to
encourage and facilitate your child’s problem-solving skills.
Listen as your child shares their thinking about each problem.
Feel free to guide your child toward certain strategies, but
please do not give your child the answers. It is normal for a
student NOT to be able to complete every problem on a work
sheet. The process of reading, understanding, and approaching
the problems are valuable steps in solving many types of
problems.
We hope the rewards your child achieves will last a lifetime!
Parent / Student Online Resources
www.fsassessments.org - Grades 3-8 practice assessments for
state's standardized assessment.
MyOn
 Grades K-8 online digital library
 Student usernames and passwords required
 www.myon.com
Raz
Raz--Kids
 Grades K-2 reading support
 Students usernames and passwords required.
 www.raz-kids.com
Study Island
 Grades 1-8 online support for Reading, Math,
and Science. Students usernames and
passwords required
 www.studyisland.com
Reading Plus
 Grades 3-8 reading online support
 Student usernames and passwords required
 https://login.readingplus.com/
Reading is one of the most important skills your child will
learn, which is why HAAS has created a very exciting program
- Reading Treasures - to encourage reading all year around!
The program information can be found on the HAAS Website
on the School Information Page (www.hollywoodcharter.org/
schoolinfo) . Reading Treasures at the top right of the page.
The reading requirement for your child is to read 50
chunks of book independently this year. Please note that
Summer Reading counted for at least 2 chunks.
Students should track the books they’ve read throughout the
year in their agendas or on the reading log provided online for
parents under Reading Treasures This should be checked
frequently to ensure that they are on track
to read twelve 125-page “chunks” each
quarter. Each student will receive on 20
point grade in Reading class each quarter
based upon the number of “Chunks” they
have completed. Once students finish
reading a book they will complete an
activity of their choice listed under the
“Reading Response Activity List” on the 2nd page of each
grade level memo which went home and is also on the
website.
A chart will be used to track the number of books the class
has read. As the teacher tracks their progress, students will
receive incentives along the way for reaching their goals as a
class.
Your child has an important goal to reach and we need your
help to maximize his/her success. Please check your child’s
reading frequently to ensure that he/she is reading for the
required 20 minutes a night.
MyOn Reader
Last year HAAS purchased an online library for your children.
You can access this library on any digital device that has
internet connection (including phones)!!
There are over 4,000 books ranging from
Kindergarten to 12th grade.
This program has audio and visual
support for the books that will help expand
your child's imagination into the digital
world of reading. Your child received a flyer that contained
their username and password. If you need it again, please
email their teacher.
Please take advantage of this digital library to increase your
child's reading achievement . To access the library:
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Go to the website: www.myon.com
Login with child's MYON username and password
Start reading immediately!
Thank you for your continued support with promoting literacy!
Free Homework Help & Tutoring
Khan Academy: Students can
check out Khan Academy. What
started out as Salman Khan making
a few algebra videos for his cousins has grown to over 2,100
videos and 100 self-paced exercises and assessments
covering everything from arithmetic to physics, finance, and
history. See for yourself at: www.khanacademy.com.
Online Tutoring: Receive free online homework help and
tutoring 7 days a week from 2-10 pm.
Simply go to:
 http://www.broward.org / library
 Click on “etutor ”
Mandatory Lice Checks
The next mandatory lice check will take place on Monday,
December 1st for all students in Grades K to 8. It is, and
always has been, school policy to perform lice checks on all
students upon their return to HAAS
following any 3 day weekend or
scheduled break.
All homeroom teachers conduct this
check as part of our morning routine on
the first day back. As always, if lice are
found, the student will be picked up
immediately by parents and a notification
letter will be sent to all students in the
specific classroom.
Parents must communicate to the school if at any point a child is
found to have lice. A classroom check will be performed as a
precautionary measure.
IMIPORTANT NOTE: All students sent home with lice
must be re-checked and cleared by Administration
before going back into the classroom.
Late Parents = Late Students
The Broward County Code of Student Conduct for
Elementary and Secondary Students states that students
have a responsibility to attend all classes and to be on time.
Please be mindful that a student
may be absent or tardy no more
than 5 days in a standard marking
period. Tardiness is disruptive to
the learning environment and can
have a negative impact on
student achievement. Excessive
tardiness can impact grade level
promotion.
Students that arrive on time have the opportunity to organize
themselves prior to the start of class. When students enter
the classroom late, they miss morning work and cause a
distraction to the other students who have arrived on time.
We appreciate you adhering to our start time and
making every effort to ensure that your child is on time
to school.
Reminders:
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7:45 am - Doors open to all students
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8:10 am - Tardy Warning Bell Rings
Early Dismissal Reminder
If you need to pick your child up for
an appointment before the end of the
school day, please do so before
2:00 pm.
Students will not be released
between 2:00 and 2:45 pm.
Valid Driver’s License Required to Enter
School Building
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All parents must bring a valid driver’s license as ID
when picking up students early from school.
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All parents and parent volunteers must bring a valid
driver’s license that will be scanned into the school’s
security system before
entrance to the school
building is permitted.
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Thank you for your
cooperation with the safety
measures that are in place
to keep your children safe.
Lost & Found
Lost & Found is conveniently located at the bottom of the
main staircase as you enter the school.
Lost & Found will be cleaned out every Friday, and all
unclaimed items will be donated. Please make sure your
children check Lost & Found daily.
We recommend that you write your child’s
name on any items likely to be left behind or
lost. All items are checked for student
names and will be returned to those students
during school hours.
Parent Parking
Because our school is in a downtown location, parking is
challenging for our families. The residential streets that we
navigate daily are already filled with resident permit parking.
Finding a suitable parking space can be difficult.
We want to remind our families that we must always be
respectful to our surrounding community. Please do not doublepark, blocking resident cars, and
please do not block or park in resident
driveways.
We also do not want to park in lots that
belong to our neighboring businesses
such as the First Baptist Church, the
Art & Culture Center of Hollywood, and
Publix to name a few. As we want the
neighbors to respect our property, we
ask that you respect theirs.
Parking in the old school’s driveway (between the school and
the parking garage) is not permitted. Violators will be towed at
their own expense ($100).
Additionally, it is important that as adults, we all use crosswalks
when crossing the street, demonstrating to our students that
everyone practices safety first.
Free Parking is available around Young Circle and on
Harrison Street. Please take a few more minutes to
properly park and to be a good neighbor.
National School Lunch Program
Parents can find an application to the School Meals Program (Free & Reduced) on the School Information Page of the school’s
website: (www.hollywoodcharter.org/schoolinfo) or in the information bins inside the school lobby. All completed applications are to
be returned to Ms. Calvert, the Cafeteria Manager for processing.
Menus will be emailed to our HAAS families monthly and a link to the daily, weekly, and monthly menus is
always available on the School Information Page for your convenience.
HAAS Parent Calendar
HAAS Boys & Girls 2014
Basketball Schedule
4. Wednesday, November 12, 2014
vs. Olsen Middle (Boys 4:00 pm - Girls 5:00 pm)
330 SE 11th Terrace
Dania Beach, 33004
November 10:
► Grade 2 Honor Roll
November 11:
► NO SCHOOL: Veteran’s Day
November 12:
► Grades 3 & 4 Honor Roll
► Gr 1 FT: Miami Children’s Museum
► PTC Meeting 5 pm in Cafeteria
Must sign-in to receive volunteer hours
► Used Uniform Sale in Cafeteria @ 5:30
► SAC Meeting 6 pm in Cafeteria
Must sign-in to receive volunteer hours
5. Tuesday, November 18, 2014
vs. Beachside Montessori (Boys 4:00 pm - Girls 5j:00 pm)
November 13:
November 14:
November 17:
► Grade 7 & 8 Honor Roll
► Parent Workshops: Gr 1, 2, 3, & 5
Evening starts promptly at 6 pm and is for
PARENTS ONLY
► Gr 5 & 6 Honor Roll
(Gr 6 Must be dress in school uniform)
► Gr 4 FT to Broward Center: Sacagawea
► Holiday Canned Food Drive:
Feeding South Florida Food Bank
Students wear blue jean bottom for a min
of 1 canned food donation for Food Bank
► Middle School Recital: 6 pm in Cafeteria
November 19:
► Elementary Recital: 6 pm in Cafeteria
November 20:
► Progress Reports Go Home
► NJHS Induction Ceremony
November 21:
November 22:
November 25:
► Denim Dress Down Day $1
► Gr 3-5 Spelling Bee 8:30 - 10:00 am
► Gr 6-8 Spelling Bee 10:00 - 11:30 am
► SCAVENGER
HUNT!
► Gr 5 FT to the Everglades
► Enrollment Information Session
9:00 am in Cafeteria
► MS Honor Roll Dress Down Day Q1 MS Honor Roll Students only
November 26-28: ► NO SCHOOL - THAKSGIVING BREAK
South Broward HS
1901 N Federal Highway
Hollywood, 33020
6. Wednesday, November 19, 2014
vs. Attucks Middle (Girls 4:30 pm - Boys 5:30 pm)
3500 N 22nd Avenue
Hollywood, 33020
7. Monday, November 24, 2014
vs. Henry D. Perry Middle (Girls 4:15 pm - Boys 5:15 pm)
3000 Wildcat Way
Miramar, 33023
8. Monday, December 1, 2014
vs. McNicol Middle (Girls 4:00 pm - Boys 5:00 pm)
1602 S 27th Avenue
Hollywood, 33020
9. Wednesday, December 3, 2014
vs. Gulfstream Middle (Girls 4:00 pm - Boys 5:00 pm)
Hallandale HS
720 NW 9th Avenue
Hallandale, FL 33009
10. Monday, December 8, 2014
vs. Apollo Middle (Girls 4:15 pm - Boys 5:15 pm)
6800 Arthur Street
Hollywood, 33024
Girl’s Basketball Practice 3:30
3:30--5:00 pm
Thursday, November 13, 2014
Thursday, November 20, 2014
Tuesday, November 25, 2014 *
Thursday, December 4, 2014
Boy’s Basketball Practice 3:30
3:30--5:00 pm
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
December 1:
► Mandatory Lice Check
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
December 3:
► Gr 2-5 Winter Concert - ArtsPark @ 6 pm
Tuesday, November 25, 2014 *
December 4:
► Gr K-1 SWYK @ HCPAC 8:30 - 1:30
► MS Winter Music Concert HCPAC 6 pm
December 5:
► Gr 2 FT to MODS
► Gr K-5 Holiday Giving Jean Dress Down
Day for K9’s Warriors
December 8-12: ► Middle School Holiday Giving Toys for Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital
Tuesday, December 2, 2014
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Can You Decipher the Clues?
Discover Downtown:
A Photographic Scavenger Hunt November 22, 2014  10:00 am – 12:00 pm Get your digital cameras charged up and go on the hunt for some unique features of Downtown Hollywood. On your quest you will discover hidden gems, perform physical challenges, show us your best photobomb, and most definitely learn something interesting and exciting about this area. The Scavenger Hunt STARTS promptly at 10:00 am – MUST BE ON TIME TO PARTICIPATE! Your adventure begins in the HAAS Cafeteria and takes you on a walking tour of Downtown Hollywood. Great Prizes await those adventurous families that complete the hunt entirely and in the fastest time. Will you make the top three? 
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Children age 5 and older: $5 each IN ADVANCE  $7 each AT THE DOOR All children will receive a participation award Families will receive one (1) volunteer hour for participating Don't forget your cameras, comfortable shoes, cold drinks, hats, and sunscreen!  Scavenger Hunt Advance Payment Form (Please return this form with payment to your child’s homeroom teacher) _______________________________________________________ _____________________________ _______ Student’s Name Homeroom Teacher Grade # of children’s (ages 5 and up) tickets ___________ x $5 each (exact change only) = Total enclosed ___________________ Please circle payment type: cash (exact change only) money order check #________________ Checks and money orders are made payable to: HAAS Advance tickets must be purchased by 9 am on Thursday, November 20th iPad Mini Raffle November 10 – 21, 2014 Tickets: $1 each or 6 tickets for $5 Buy one raffle ticket for $1 or 6 tickets for $5 for a chance to win an iPad Mini! The more tickets you buy ‐ the more chances you have to win. All proceeds benefit HAAS Sports Programs. The drawing will be held on Monday, November 24th. Good Luck! Cut off the raffle tickets below and return with $$$ to Coach Athanas (Room 114). 6. Raffle ticket Homeroom teacher__________________________ Grade____ Student name__________________________________________________________________ 5. Raffle ticket Homeroom teacher__________________________ Grade____ Student name__________________________________________________________________ 4. Raffle ticket Homeroom teacher__________________________ Grade____ Student name__________________________________________________________________ 3. Raffle ticket Homeroom teacher__________________________ Grade____ Student name__________________________________________________________________ 2. Raffle ticket Homeroom teacher__________________________ Grade____ Student name__________________________________________________________________ 1. Raffle ticket Homeroom teacher__________________________ Grade____ Student name__________________________________________________________________ HAAS Yearbook Ad Order Form
Advertising Special !!!
Deadline extended to March 5, 2014 !
Personal and Business Ads Welcomed
Please contact Anna Henriquez at [email protected] or (954)290-9648 if you have any questions.
1/4 Page
1/2 Page
3.5” x 4.75” 7.25” x 4.75” $30
$55
Full Page
7.25” x 9.5” $100
_______________________________________________________________________________________________________
Child’s Name / Business Name
______________________________________________________________________________
Teacher’s Name
_____________________
Grade
________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Contact Name / Phone # / Email Address
Ad Size: (√check one)
_____ 1/4 Page
Amount enclosed: $__________________
_____ 1/2 Page
_____ Full Page
Paid by: (√check one) _____ Cash
All Sales are non-refundable after artwork deadline (February 2, 2015)
Payments can be made to HAAS, 1705 Van Buren Street, Hollywood, FL 33020
_____ Check (check#)_________
2014 - 2015
HAAS Yearbook Order Form
Hardcover Book in FULL COLOR!!!
Pre-Sale order price: $35.00
(Pre-sale ends 12/15/2014! After Pre-Sale, Yearbooks will sell for $45)
Ordering is simple – follow the directions below:
1. Fill out bottom portion completely.
2. Attach cash, money order, or check (made payable to HAAS)
3. Have your child return to homeroom teacher.
4. A receipt will be issued and delivered to your child.
Date: ____/___/_____ Student Name:_______________________________________________________
Homeroom Teacher Name: __________________________________________ Grade: _______________
# of Books:______________________ @ $35 each = (total) $______________________
Paid by: ( √ one) _____Cash _____Money Order _____Check (check #) ____________ (Make Payable to HAAS)
Please contact Anna Henriquez @ [email protected] or (954) 290-9648 if you have any questions
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