Oliver Wendell Holmes Middle School

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Holmes Middle School Magnet Parent Experience Survey 2020

Hello Magnet Parents! Please complete the Holmes Middle School Magnet Parent Survey 2020 that was emailed to you on Monday, February 24, 2020. Your input will help us serve you and your child better. Our goal is to have 100% parent participation. The survey link will be open until Friday, February 28, 2020. If you have any questions, please email Ms. Valentin. Thank you for your cooperation.
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2020 LAUSD Sharing Brings Hope Campaign (Consolidated Charities Campaign)

We hope you will support the 2020 LAUSD Sharing Brings Hope Campaign, running Feb. 18 through March 3. The charities are reputable and effective partners, and your donations support their efforts in the community. Student Donation Envelopes will be sent home with your child. Please consider giving to the charity of your choice. No amount is too small because together, sharing does bring hope. Your gifts help to make a difference in the lives of thousands of families, and makes our communities a better place to live.
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The 8th grade panorama picture will be taken on Monday, March 2, 2020. The cost of the panorama picture is $20. Payment envelopes were distributed on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 during advisory.
Students can make payments starting February 21 to Friday, February 28, 2020. Payments can be made in the student store during nutrition and lunch. The student store will only accept the exact cash amount. No checks or money orders will be accepted. Students may order online at mylifetouch.com using School ID number: DC049018T0.
Students must wear either the school uniform, the class t-shirt, or the class sweatshirt along with the uniform pants. Anyone wearing unauthorized clothing will be excluded from the picture.
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Holmes Panda Express Fundraiser Event: Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Help us raise money for Holmes Middle School PTSA.
When: Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Where: Panda Express (Nordhoff and Reseda)
How: Click on the title and print the fundraiser flyer. Show the flyer or digital version of the flyer when you visit Panda Express.
20% of the event sales will be donated to Holmes Middle school PTSA.
Thank you for your support! See you there!
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Students-in-Action Walkathon and Informational Fair

On Saturday, February 29, Students-in-Action Walkathon and Information Fair will begin at 9:00 am and end at 1:00 pm at Holmes Middle School. Learn about Homelessness and Homeless education. All our students and community members are invited to attend. To RSVP for this event, click on the Title to complete the RSVP Google form.
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On March 21, 2020, LA Unified presents College Palooza, a gathering of college and career experts, educators, families, and community partners from 8:00 am - 2:00 pm at LA Trade Tech College. It will have over 20 workshops including financial aid, college admissions and career pathways. You will have the opportunity to connect with peers and advocates for college and career readiness, network with college representatives, and learn about community resources. Holmes Middle School will provide a bus for the first 30 families to register in the Counseling Office. (Click on heading to access flyer.)
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February is National Magnet School Awareness Month!

Holmes Humanities Magnet is a California Distinguished School, a recipient of the Title I Academic Achievement Award, and a 2013-2014 Excelling Magnet Program based on the School Performance Framework. As part of Holmes Middle School, the magnet shares the distinction of having achieved 6 years Accreditation Status from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) in 2020. With approximately 425 students in grades six to eight, the students at Holmes represent a wide spectrum of cultural, academic, ethnic, and economic backgrounds, reflecting the great diversity of Southern California. This microcosm mirrors the diversity of our region and our world. Holmes supports an atmosphere that values cultural and ethnic diversity, where academic challenge is expected and where the intrinsic worth of each child is recognized.
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"Courageous Conversations, Courageous Hearts"
All LAUSD Middle School students from 6th-8th grade are eligible to enter the 1st Annual ACSA "Student Voices" Essay Contest. Write a narrative essay about a time you used your student voice to help others. Upload your essay file as a Word Doc or PDF, as well as your signed consent release form, to this Google Form: https://forms.gle/jKf8mMeXVx6Wpjkv7
Your essay has to be one page maximum, size 12 font, Times New Roman, and single spaced. Winning Essays will be displayed at the ACSA Women's Leadership Summit on March 7, 2020. Prizes will be awarded to students based on creativity, originality and fun. We encourage all our Holmes students to participate. Good luck! (Click on the Title to see the contest flyer.)
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