Oliver Wendell Holmes Middle School

Happy Howdie Halloween (Holmes Staff)

El Dia de Los Muertos 2018

Holmes Club Fair

Dodger Day and College Awareness

Garden Club

SHE DELIVERS!

Dodger Day 2018

Sugar Skulls Lunchtime Activity

Mr. Park's students win 2nd Place in the 2017-2018 Stock Market Game Awards

Hispanic Heritage Month 2018

Walk to School Day 2018

News & Announcements

Computer Science Education Week

Computer Science Education Week is from December 9 - December 13, 2019. On Monday, 12/9, and Tuesday, 12/10, Advisory classes will view a video introducing students to the Computer Science World and a video about a 12 yr. old APP developer. On Wednesday, 12/11, students will be writing about what they've learned about computer science during Write On Wednesday. All students will also participate in a school-wide coding competition during science classes. On Thursday, 12/12, students will continue with Keyboarding lessons during Advisory. Finally, on Friday, 12/13, students will be working on their Digital Portfolios. Thank you to all our teachers for giving our students an opportunity to learn about computer science education!

2019-2020 Parent School Experience Survey (Click Here)

The 2019-2020 School Experience Survey window is now open. The School Experience Survey is an annual survey administered in the fall to all LAUSD schools. Take this survey to share what you think about your and your child’s experiences with his or her school.
After completing the online survey, please print a paper copy of your submission OR take a picture of your submission and text it to your child. The advisory teacher will be checking for evidence of parent participation in the School Experience Survey. Help us reach our goal of 100% parent participation. If we can reach this goal, students can have a non-uniform day.
To access the online surveys, click on the title.

Encuesta de la Experiencia Escolar del 2019-20: Padres y Tutores de Estudiantes

La ventana de la Encuesta de la Experiencia Escolar del 2019-2020 ya está abierta. La Encuesta de la Experiencia Escolar es una encuesta anual que se administra en el otoño a todas las escuelas de LAUSD. Tome esta encuesta para compartir lo que usted piensa acerca de la experienca de usted y de su hijo(a) con su escuela.
Después de completar la encuesta en línea, imprima una copia de su envío O tomele una foto de su submision y envíeselo en un mensaje de texto a su hijo(a). El maestro asesor revisará la evidencia de la participación de los padres en la Encuesta de la Experiencia Escolar. Ayúdenos a alcanzar nuestra meta de participación del 100% de los padres. Si podemos alcanzar esta meta, los estudiantes pueden tener un día de vestimenta no uniforme.
Para acceder a las encuestas en línea, haga clic en el titulo.

Parent and Family Engagement Policy & School-Parent Compact

The Parent and Family Engagement Policy and School-Parent Compact has been developed and approved by Title I parents for the 2019-20 school year. It has been mailed to the current address on file on November 20, 2019. It is also available on our school website in the Programs tab under Title I.

Each year LAUSD schools are required to review and revise a District and School Parent and Family Engagement Policy. This is then sent to all families of each Title I school. All parents are invited to review the School-Parent Compact. This policy and compact are reviewed annually by our school committees and provide all Title I parents the opportunity to participate. Holmes Middle School offered that opportunity for parents to review on Thursday, October 3, 2019. This meeting took place in the Parent Center at 3:15 p.m. through a written notice of invitation extended to the whole school.

In this mailing, we have included a copy of the revised Holmes Middle School Parent and Family Engagement Policy 2019-2020, a copy of the Los Angeles Unified School District Title I Parent and Family Engagement Policy, and a revised copy of Holmes MS School-Parent Compact 2019-2020. These documents are yours to keep. They are solely for your information. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to call Mr. Martin Betancourt at Holmes Middle School at (818) 678-4111.

Thanksgiving Basket Donations

Holmes Eagles would like to be part of this YMCA donation event. We will be having grade level advisory competitions. Interested advisories will be given a box for their room to collect donations and all donations will be counted by Leadership.

Teachers, we will be collecting the items in the boxes weekly. November 8th, collection will be completely finished and Leadership will collect the boxes for storage. If your box is full, let us know and we will come around to collect your items as needed.

Donations needed for a complete dinner:
Box of Cake Mix Grade 6th
Canned Green Beans Grade 6th
Canned Cranberry Sauce Grade 7th
Chicken Broth Grade 7th
Box of Stuffing Grade 8th
Canned Corn Grade 8th
Reusable Bag All Grades
Gravy packets All Grades

All donations are due by November 8. Donations will be picked up by a YMCA representative.

Parent Center Fall Workshops (click here)

Holmes Middle School encourages you to visit the Parent Center to participate in our parent workshop activities held throughout the school year. This is a great opportunity to participate in discussions that are crafted to help you learn and become more empowered in order to better support your child.
Translation in Spanish will be available if needed.

California Office of Traffic Safety Poster Contest

Attention California 6th, 7th and 8th graders! The California Office of Traffic Safety has just launched a statewide poster contest just for you!
Your Mission: design a poster to encourage your peers to “Go Safely” by using safe practices when walking or biking. Enter now at gosafelyca.org! Hurry, contest ends 11/19.
For any questions, please email gosafelycontest@gmail.com.

CHOICES SCHOOL FAIR: Unified Enrollment (Magnet and SAS)

Local District Northwest will be having a Choices School Fair on Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM at Mulholland Middle School. All families are welcome. Applications for the 2020-2021 Unified Enrollment starts on October 1, 2019 and ends on November 15, 2019. For more information about Unified Enrollment Choices School Fair: (818) 654-3600. Flyer can be printed by clicking on the link above.

Holmes Middle School Tour Dates

Please join us at 8:30 a.m. in the Library for our school informational meeting and campus tour on the following dates:

Fridays: September 20 & 27
Thursdays: October 3, 10, & 17
Wednesday: October 23
Fridays: November 1, 8, 15, December 6 & 13

North Valley Family YMCA Teen Night

North Valley Family YMCA hosts a free Teen Night every first Friday of the month for kids 11-17 years old. This is a safe place where teens can hang out and participate in something positive. The event is 100% free. All middle school and high school students are invited. They do not need to be members of the YMCA to participate. They provide DJ &Music, Arts & Crafts, Free Food, Video Games, and so much more. Click on the link above to see the attached flyer. The next Teen Night event is scheduled for Friday, October 4, 2019 from 6:30 -9:00 PM at the North Valley Family YMCA.

Holmes Middle School ACE Awards Night

Our Ace Awards Night will be on Thursday, September 12, 2019 at MacKenzie Hall. Please note, two presentations have been scheduled: 7th graders will receive their awards from 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM; 8th graders will receive their awards from 6:00 pm - 7:00 PM. As a courtesy to all recipients, please attend promptly at the scheduled time. We look forward to seeing you and your child at Holmes Middle School's ACE Awards night!

Holmes Middle School Student Focus Group

Holmes Middle School will have Student Focus Group meetings on the second Tuesday of every month at 7:56 AM - 8:25 AM starting in September and continuing through June. Sample questions discussed during the meetings can be accessed through the link above.

School-Based Management Council Nominations 2019-2020

Attention Holmes parents and guardians: If you are interested in being a part of this school year's School-Based Management (SBM) Council, print and fill out the nomination form link above. Return this form to the Magnet office by Thursday morning, September 5, 2019. Elections for parent/guardian representatives will be held during Back-to-School Night, September 5th at 5:00 PM during the parent meeting in MacKenzie Hall.

Master Plan Program Options Meeting for Parents of English Learners

This meeting for parents of English Learners will take place this Thursday, August 29 at 8:30 AM in the Parent Center. We will be discussing information about the identification and assessment process for your child as an English Learner and the instructional program options available to them.

Holmes MS Welcome Back Spirit Week August 26-29

Spirit Week Rules:
- You must in uniform/dress code each day you do not participate.
- You may only dress up for that day's event. Follow non-uniform dress code.
- Please clear any questions beforehand with an administrator or Ms. Sterrett in room 206. If you think it is inappropriate, it probably is!
- Spirit days promote school culture and should not interfere with academic success.

MONDAY, AUG 26: Twin Day (Dress like a friend (or group of friends). Same shirt, same (dress code) pants, same shoes, same hair...

TUESDAY, AUG 27: Superhero Day (Let your hero flag fly high. Wear a shirt or accessories (glasses, shoes, socks, pins) from your favorite superhero.

WEDNESDAY, AUG 28: Disney Day (Show your Disney spirit by wearing your favorite character's gear. Wear a shirt or accessories (glasses, shoes, socks, pins).

THURSDAY, AUG 29: Sports Day (Put on your sports gear from your favorite team: glasses, shoes, hats, shirts, or jerseys.

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Calendar of Events

Winter Concert Rehearsal
Date: 12/12/2019, 7:30 AM 3 PM
Location: Mackenzie Hall- Neilson
Winter Concert Assembly- Period 1
Date: 12/12/2019, 8:30 AM 9:23 AM
Location: Mackenzie Hall
Winter Concert Assembly- Period 5
Date: 12/12/2019, 1:07 PM 2 PM
Location: Mackenzie Hall
Homework Center
Date: 12/12/2019, 3:10 PM 4:10 PM
Location: Library (Avina)
Winter Concert
Date: 12/12/2019, 6 PM 7:45 PM
Location: MacKenzie Hall/Neilson