The students at HoLa are busy lending a helping hand to those in need:
Coin Race for the Philippines: Our hearts go out to the 13 million people in the Philippines affected by Typhoon Hiayan, including nearly 5 million children. Through Dec. 17th, each class will collect coins to be donated to BKP California. This non-profit organization helps poverty stricken children in the Philippines. Learn more at: www.bkpcalifornia.org. The class that collects the most money in coins will win a treat! (You may donate bills, but only coins will be counted toward winning.)
Aftercare Can Drive for the Hoboken Shelter: HoLa Aftercare, together with Boys & Girls Club, is launching a canned food drive to benefit the Hoboken Shelter. Bring non-perishable canned goods and drop them in boxes throughout the school from Nov. 18th through Nov. 25th.
Coat Drive for the Boys & Girls Club: Bring in coats you no longer wear. The Boys & Girls Club who will give them to those who need them most in the community. Drop off coats in the bin located in front of the Director’s office on the 2nd floor. Coats will be collected Nov. 18th – Dec. 13th. Contact Lynn Danzker: (201) 533-9800 or email@example.com. Please no hats, scarves or gloves!
Join us on Sat., Dec. 7th from 2-5pm in the HoLa/Boys & Girls Club Gym. Do some holiday shopping, enhance your home library with Spanish and English books, and fulfill teachers’ class library wishlists! Scholastic and Lectorum are bringing a great selection of books and the school gets credits to purchase more books from every purchase. There will be arts and crafts, reading, baked goods, and much more. As with all PTO events this is a community effort and the 2nd grade team is looking for volunteers. Bring your friends - all are welcome!
Save the date for HoLa’s wonderful Winter Holiday Concert. All students will perform with their classmates on Fri., Dec. 13th at 7:00pm at the Rue Building (301 Garden St.).
Our school newspaper, Coco Reporter, is back by popular demand! 4th grade parents, Chris Karallis, Kathleen Keilman, and Emily Barere, have generously volunteered to oversee the Coco Reporter this year. Participation is limited to 3rd-5th grades, 12 students per issue, and all students who participate are expected to write an article. Meetings will be held after school on Fridays, starting Nov. 1st. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if your child is interested in working on the first issue.
HoLa’s 3rd annual Dia de los Muertos Block Party is Sat., Oct. 26th, 11am-4pm on Jefferson St. between 1st and 2nd. We need volunteers from all grades to make it a success:
- Volunteer: Sign-up now http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0F4EAEAA23A6FB6-2013
- Bake something: If you already offered to bake or if you can help, email Suzanne Heyman at email@example.com.
- Invite friends: Share the event online with your Facebook friends. The whole community is welcome! https://www.facebook.com/events/722356114446006/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming
Buy Tickets Before Oct. 23rd & Save: The Dia de los Muertos Block Party will include a bouncy house, haunted maze, photo booth, arts and crafts, tasty treats, and much more! Tickets are on sale now http://holahoboken.org/?page_id=5049.
- By Oct. 23rd: Kids $10, family kid pass $25; photos $5; coloring book $6.99; paper dolls $9.99
- Oct 26th: Kids $13, family kid pass $30; photos $7; t-shirts $20 (adults are free!)
- Additional charges: bake sale and other refreshments will be available for purchase
Come out to Lincoln Park in Jersey City to cheer on HoLa’s track team as our runners compete against other area schools. All students from pre-K to 8th grade can run and everyone gets a ribbon. The track meets are: Oct. 26, Nov. 2, Nov. 9, Nov. 16, and Nov. 23 at 10 am. Email Barbara Martinez at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.