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Welcome Back Families

August 7, 2018

Dear Husky Families,

I hope this letter finds you enjoying the end of summer and getting ready for the new challenges of another school year. Each year there are many opportunities for us to grow. As a learning community, we persist in working through those challenges and opportunities together. This belief is reflected in Hollywood’s vision statement: Dream of a brighter future, Believe in yourself and others, Achieve your highest potential. Our theme this year is Grow!. Together we will be learning academics, working on social-emotional skills, and developing a growth mindset as we work through challenges.

I strongly believe in the partnership between home and school. Parents are their child’s first teacher, and when schools and parents work together we become a very powerful force for our children. Together (students, parents, and school staff) we are the Hollywood School learning community. Please feel free to contact the staff and me at any time with questions or concerns. We look forward to working with you in the support of your child’s growth. 

We have a few new staff members to welcome at Hollywood:

  • Erin Depke – Math Specialist
  • Millie Sans – Returning to share the role of Nurse
  • Katrina Turzinski - LADSE Communication Development Teacher

On Wednesday, August 22nd, families of 1st through 5th graders will have the opportunity to bring supplies into the classroom and meet their teacher between 2:00 and 3:00pm. Also, the Hollywood PTA will be hosting an Ice Cream Social at the school from 2:00 – 3:30pm. School begins Thursday, August 23rd, for students in 1st through 5th grades. School hours are 8:15am – 2:55pm, and the building opens at 8:05am.

On Thursday the 23rd, all kindergarten students are asked to come to the Kindergarten Open House with a parent/guardian during their assigned time slot in the chart below. While at the Kindergarten Open House, kindergarten students will have an opportunity to meet Ms. Kwasiborski, explore the room, and drop off supplies.


8:25 – 8:55am

Students with last names beginning A-D

8:55 – 9:25am

Students with last names beginning E-H

9:25 – 9:55am

Students with last names beginning I-L

9:55 – 10:25am

Students with last names beginning M-P

10:25 – 10:55am

Students with last names beginning Q-T

10:55 – 11:20am

Students with last names beginning U-Z


Kindergarten students are also invited to attend a Teddy Bear Picnic hosted by the PTA. The Teddy Bear Picnic will take place on Thursday, August 23rd, after the meet and greet, from 11:30am – 12:30pm on the Hollywood School playground. This event provides a wonderful opportunity for kindergarten students and families to meet one another prior to the start of the school year. Please note that the first day for kindergarteners is different than the schedule for students in grades 1-5.

Regular school hours for kindergarten students are 8:15 – 11:10am and will begin on Friday, August 24th.

Finalized class assignments will be emailed on Friday, August 18th. Only students who are fully registered for the 2017-18 school year will receive their class assignment email. This includes returning Hollywood students.

I’d like to encourage you to stay connected to our school community. Please subscribe for weekly info from the school and the district on the right side of these webpages:

Hollywood Backpack

D96 Community Connections

If you are on Facebook, consider liking the following pages to see what’s happening in the Hollywood learning community.

Hollywood School Facebook Page

Hollywood PTA Facebook Page

Finally, please refer to Hollywood's digital Parent Handbook to find out about all things Hollywood.

I am excited about our journey together this year as we Grow! 


Kim Hefner, Principal