PTA Support & Open Postions for next year!
There are several open positions for next school year, please consider supporting your school in any of these much needed volunteer positions.  Open positions for the Executive Committee:  President Elect -support the president and become president the following year. Treasurer – keeps track of financial information and writes checks for the PTA (training available). Vice President of Ways and Means – helps plan the fundraisers for the PTA-  (role can be filled by two people). Special Needs Representative – outreaches to our community to create awareness of students’ with additional needs and generate ideas to meet them.   Vice President ... read full article
Author:
Barbara Forsman 
Show from:
2/7/2019-4/18/2019

Snow Days Schedule Changes
Hello Northshore Families and Staff,  As a reminder, beginning Monday, March 11, 2019 all schools will add an additional ten minutes to the school day. This is part of our  snow make up plan . Please know that buses will pick up students 10 minutes earlier beginning March 11. Don’t forget, this weekend is daylight saving time, so be sure to set your clock forward one hour on March 10 to accommodate for the time change.   Ten Minutes Added to School Day Beginning Monday, March 11, school will begin ten minutes earlier than normal. No changes to school dismissal times. ... read full article
Author:
Barbara Forsman 
Show from:
3/8/2019-6/24/2019

Hollywood Hill Talent Show
Who's Got Talent at Hollywood Hill?!! Come join the fun and experience of showing off your talents!  Individual or group talent.  Rehearsals afterschool on March 13 th , 20 th , 27 th (dress rehearsal) and the Final Performance Open to all HH Families on the 29 th .    Wednesday, March 13th from 3:50-5:50 p.m., Wednesday March 20th, from 2:20-4:20 p.m., Wednesday, March 27th, from 3:50-5:50 p.m. Performance for ALL HH Families to attend:  Friday, March 29th, from 6-9 p.m. ... read full article
Author:
Barbara Forsman 
Show from:
3/5/2019-3/30/2019

All In For Kids Luncheon
Mark your calendars for Northshore School District Foundation's 16th Annual All In for Kids Events on April 4th!. Come for breakfast (7:30am) or for lunch (11:30am), but make sure you come and witness some of the amazing ways you are helping prepare students for lifelong success. Denise Need will host a luncheon table for HHE parents, and she'd love to sit with you. Contact denise@nsdfoundation.org to find out more, or watch for sign up information coming up. The Foundation raises money for kids and schools in our district, and between new teacher books, Backpacks 4 Kids, teacher and classroom grants ... read full article
Author:
Barbara Forsman 
Show from:
2/5/2019-4/5/2019

WEAR IT Wednesdays!
Spirit Wear!  Wear your class color boldly and every Wednesday!  We love our school and we love Early Release Wednesdays! Celebrate with Wear It Wednesdays. Wear Red, White, or Blue on Wednesdays, or you can wear your class color: Forest Green (Kindergarten) Red (1st) Orange (2st) Purple (3rd) Royal Blue (4th) Gold (5th) If you ordered Spirit Wear, it should be back from the vendor so that we can sort and distribute items by mid-October. It will be delivered to your child's classroom. ... read full article
Author:
Barbara Forsman 
Show from:
10/16/2018-6/21/2019

Calendar Updates for March and April 2019
  March: 13 Full Day/ Talent Show Rehearsal 20 Early Out WED/ Talent Show Rehearsal 22 Popcorn Friday 27 Full Day/  Talent Show Dress Rehearsal 29  Meet and Greet with Dr. Reid @9:30am   and Talent Show April 4 5th grade camp parent meeting 5 Early Release for Conferences 12:30pm 8-12 Spring Break 8-22 Spring Enrichment Registration Open 16 4th and 5th Grade Musical 17 PTA executive committee meeting 19 Popcorn Friday 26 STEM Fair   30 General Membership Meeting Things to Note! The PTA  General Membership meeting that was scheduled for March 19th has been moved to April 30th  at ... read full article
Author:
Diana Christiansen 
Show from:
3/15/2019-3/29/2019
Monday, Feb. 11: All Schools ClosedBarbara Forsman2/10/20192/24/2019
Monday, Feb. 11: All Schools Closed
Monday, Feb. 11: All Schools Closed Due to the impending snowstorm,  all Northshore schools are CLOSED tomorrow, Monday, February 11, 2019 . All afternoon and evening activities are cancelled. Learn more on our  Emergency Closure page Opens a New Window. . Stay connected by following us on  Facebook Opens a New Window.  and  Twitter Opens a New Window. . ... read full article
Thursday February 7th, School 2HR DelayBarbara Forsman2/6/20192/8/2019
Thursday February 7th, School 2HR Delay
See NSD.org for more info ... read full article
February 8th elementary EARLY RELEASE 12:30PM Barbara Forsman1/8/20192/9/2019
February 8th elementary EARLY RELEASE 12:30PM
REMINDER:  February 8th is a teacher service early dismissal for Elementary Students. Dismissal for Hollywood Hill is 12:30pm. ... read full article
PTA Support & Open Postions for next year!Barbara Forsman2/7/20194/18/2019
PTA Support & Open Postions for next year!
There are several open positions for next school year, please consider supporting your school in any of these much needed volunteer positions.  Open positions for the Executive Committee:  President Elect -support the president and become president the following year. Treasurer – keeps track of financial information and writes checks for the PTA (training available). Vice President of Ways and Means – helps plan the fundraisers for the PTA-  (role can be filled by two people). Special Needs Representative – outreaches to our community to create awareness of students’ with additional needs and generate ideas to meet them.   Vice President ... read full article
Snow Days Schedule ChangesBarbara Forsman3/8/20196/24/2019
Snow Days Schedule Changes
Hello Northshore Families and Staff,  As a reminder, beginning Monday, March 11, 2019 all schools will add an additional ten minutes to the school day. This is part of our  snow make up plan . Please know that buses will pick up students 10 minutes earlier beginning March 11. Don’t forget, this weekend is daylight saving time, so be sure to set your clock forward one hour on March 10 to accommodate for the time change.   Ten Minutes Added to School Day Beginning Monday, March 11, school will begin ten minutes earlier than normal. No changes to school dismissal times. ... read full article
Hollywood Hill Talent ShowBarbara Forsman3/5/20193/30/2019
Hollywood Hill Talent Show
Who's Got Talent at Hollywood Hill?!! Come join the fun and experience of showing off your talents!  Individual or group talent.  Rehearsals afterschool on March 13 th , 20 th , 27 th (dress rehearsal) and the Final Performance Open to all HH Families on the 29 th .    Wednesday, March 13th from 3:50-5:50 p.m., Wednesday March 20th, from 2:20-4:20 p.m., Wednesday, March 27th, from 3:50-5:50 p.m. Performance for ALL HH Families to attend:  Friday, March 29th, from 6-9 p.m. ... read full article
Talent ShowBarbara Forsman2/5/20193/16/2019
Talent Show
Rehearsals-Wednesdays February 27th, March 6th, March 13th from 2:30-4:30 p.m. and Final Performance on Friday, March 15th from 6:30-8 p.m.  Come one, come all! Bring your talent to the 2019 Talent Show!  Now is the time to start practicing to show and share your talent with your friends and peers! We will be meeting in the gym for 3 Wednesdays, February 27th, March 6th, and March 13th from 2:30-4:30 p.m. to rehearse and finalize our show. The final performance will be Friday, March 15th, from 6:30-8 p.m. It's essential that your student is available to come to all rehearsals and ... read full article
Think Tank for Special NeedsBarbara Forsman1/15/20191/30/2019
Think Tank for Special Needs
Meeting - Tuesday, January 29th, 1:30pm-2:30pm Hollywood Hill has a strong and thoughtful group of people who meet to discuss advocacy and solutions for different needs at our school. More than Special Education advocacy, we want to be thoughtful and proactive for all families in different situations. The first part of the year, we have put together a Comfort, Care, & Coping box that all families and staff can access during school and PTA events, with headphones and other comfort and soothing items. Take a peek at the box at the Feb. 1st school dance in the gym! Our next ... read full article
Nominating CommitteeBarbara Forsman12/13/20181/7/2019
Nominating Committee
Volunteers needed for the 2018-2019 Nominating Committee. This committee helps to recruit nominees for the 2018-2019 PTA executive committee. The Committee will be formally elected at the January 8, 2019 General Membership meeting. Please contact communications@hhillpta.org for more information. ... read full article
Library Helper Volunteers - ONE DAY ONLYBarbara Forsman10/29/201811/9/2018
Library Helper Volunteers - ONE DAY ONLY
Library helpers needed on Saturday, November 10!! We are looking to create a more relaxed reading space in the Hollywood Hill library. We would love the help of some volunteers on Saturday, November 10 from 9 a.m. until approximately noon. Even if you can come and help for an hour or two, we would greatly appreciate it! Some of the things we will be doing include: Removing books from shelves and rearranging the sections Moving some shelves to create a cushioned reading spot Cleaning book shelves Adjusting shelf height on some of our shelves If you are able to help, ... read full article
Camp-Read-A-Lot - Thursday, November 29thBarbara Forsman10/29/201811/30/2018
Camp-Read-A-Lot - Thursday, November 29th
You won't want to miss Camp Read-A-Lot, the 5th annual thrice award-winning event that celebrates all things literacy! This it the first time Camp Read-A-Lot will be in November, instead of February, and we've got some extra special treats planned this year. Camp Read-A-Lot is November 29th, from 6:30-7:30, with doors opening at 6pm for families with special needs. The Scholastic Book Fair will be held in the library from Nov. 27-30th, so start making your shopping list! Want to be a part of the Book Fair"ies" or the Read-A-Lot Team? Contact Denise at need.denise@outlook.com . ... read full article
Veteran's Day AssemblyBarbara Forsman10/23/201811/10/2018
Veteran's Day Assembly
The Hollywood Hill Elementary School Veteran's Day Assembly will be held on Friday November 9th at 3:00 PM . Families are welcome to attend as we honor those who have served our country. There will be a reception in the Library for honored Veterans @ 2:30 - 3pm with food and coffee/tea.   ... read full article
Think Tank for Families with Special or Additional NeedsBarbara Forsman10/11/201810/30/2018
Think Tank for Families with Special or Additional Needs
Think Tank for Families with Special or Additional Needs Tuesday, Oct. 30, 11:30 - 12:30 We're starting our Think Tank at Hollywood Hill, helping brainstorm ways of making PTA events and activities as accessible as possible to our community. Come to our first meeting to be part of this exciting team of people bringing their unique perspectives and forward thinking! Location to be determined, and will be announced on the PTA website. Please email Denise Need at specialneedsrep@hhillpta.org to be added to my email list. ... read full article
Basketball - NEW Enrichment programBarbara Forsman10/10/201810/24/2018
Basketball - NEW Enrichment program
YOUTH BASKETBALL Starting 10/30 Learn from the best! Led by Val Whiting - Stanford and WNBA player, 2X National Champion. K-2 Tuesdays 4pm 3 - 5 Wednesdays 2:30pm $157 Register at www.basketballplayer.coach Please see this link from the vendor to learn more about the program, it's not just about basketball!  http://nwnews.com/index.php/sports/16482-bullied-as-a-child-former-pro-helps-girls-gain-self-esteem-through-basketball ... read full article
Volunteer RequirementsBarbara Forsman9/26/201811/16/2018
Volunteer Requirements
Important Requirements for ANYONE volunteering at Hollywood Hill Elementary!  Please submit your forms ASAP! Planning on volunteering this year? Classroom, library, popcorn popper, Room Parent, all volunteers must turn in the required forms prior to volunteering at the school. If you had a volunteer form at another school, you still need to fill out another one for Hollywood Hill Elementary. They are good for two years. Packets are available in the Main Office, or you can print them at https://www1.nsd.org/get-involved/volunteer/become-a-volunteer Thank You! ... read full article
Backpacks for KidsBarbara Forsman7/20/20188/4/2018
Backpacks for Kids
995 students are at risk of starting school without the supplies they need.   Can you help? Since 1999, the Backpacks for Kids program has helped thousands of students start the year prepared and ready to go with everything they need.  In 2017 we completely depleted our storehouse of supplies to make sure that every student got the supplies they needed to be successful. It was exciting to meet the need in our community, but now this year we are starting from scratch to collect the necessary supplies.  We need your help more than ever to secure the donations that will serve ... read full article
Girls On The Run ProgramBarbara Forsman3/5/20193/19/2019
Girls On The Run Program
Girls on the Run is an after-school program that uses the power of running to give girls the tools to celebrate their bodies, honor their voices, recognize their gifts and activate their power! 3rd – 5th grade girls come together twice a week to learn new skills, celebrate girl empowerment, and train to run a non-competitive 5K (3.1 miles) at the end of their 10 week season. Your girl will meet new friends and reach new goals at Girls on the Run! Strength comes in all sizes... Learn more and apply at www.girlsrun.org, or email us at info@girlsrun.org ... read full article
All In For Kids LuncheonBarbara Forsman2/5/20194/5/2019
All In For Kids Luncheon
Mark your calendars for Northshore School District Foundation's 16th Annual All In for Kids Events on April 4th!. Come for breakfast (7:30am) or for lunch (11:30am), but make sure you come and witness some of the amazing ways you are helping prepare students for lifelong success. Denise Need will host a luncheon table for HHE parents, and she'd love to sit with you. Contact denise@nsdfoundation.org to find out more, or watch for sign up information coming up. The Foundation raises money for kids and schools in our district, and between new teacher books, Backpacks 4 Kids, teacher and classroom grants ... read full article
Screenager Documentary Showing at Timbercrest Middle SchoolBarbara Forsman1/15/20191/26/2019
Screenager Documentary Showing at Timbercrest Middle School
Friday, January 25th, from 6-8:30 p.m. Please join us for a showing of the Screenagers Documentary on Friday, January 25th, from 6-8:30 p.m. in the gym at Timbercrest Middle School. Light refreshments will be served in the cafeteria, starting at 6 p.m. and we will begin the movie shortly afterward. This showing is designed for adults, but older students may attend as well. Depending on time, we hope to have discussion afterward. This documentary film is about the biggest parenting issue of our time, depicting teen struggles over social media, video games, and internet addiction. The film reveals how tech ... read full article
Sensory Tote Bags Now AvailableBarbara Forsman12/13/201812/27/2018
Sensory Tote Bags Now Available
Dear Families, We want to spread the word about another way families are supporting families at HHE. The Special Needs Advocacy Think Tank has put together a Sensory/Comfort Tote that lives between the gym and music room, and is accessible to anyone during school assemblies and evening events. The box has headphones, ear plugs, a teddy bear, bumpy seat pad, activity books and crayons, and other options for kids of all ages. Directions are simply to use as needed to ease discomfort of any child. Return items, wiped down, to the box when done. Questions, comments, or have items to ... read full article
Veteran's Day - Thank You! Barbara Forsman11/27/201812/7/2018
Veteran's Day - Thank You!
Thank you did donating to our Veterans Gift Card Drive. There were 22 gift cards from a variety of places (Starbucks, Target, Fred Meyer, Safeway, DQ, Amazon, Applebee’s, Barnes and Noble, Regal Cinema, and The Heavy Group of Restaurants). The total amount added up to $685 in gift cards! Thank you to Laura Devries for organizing thus giving event! ... read full article
Dr. Reid Coffee & Special Needs Discussion January 16th!Barbara Forsman11/24/20181/17/2019
Dr. Reid Coffee & Special Needs Discussion January 16th!
Meet and Greet with the Superintendent Families with students receiving Special Education services please join Dr. Michelle Reid for a meet and greet on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019 from 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. at the Northshore School District Administration Building Board Room. ... read full article
WEAR IT Wednesdays!Barbara Forsman10/16/20186/21/2019
WEAR IT Wednesdays!
Spirit Wear!  Wear your class color boldly and every Wednesday!  We love our school and we love Early Release Wednesdays! Celebrate with Wear It Wednesdays. Wear Red, White, or Blue on Wednesdays, or you can wear your class color: Forest Green (Kindergarten) Red (1st) Orange (2st) Purple (3rd) Royal Blue (4th) Gold (5th) If you ordered Spirit Wear, it should be back from the vendor so that we can sort and distribute items by mid-October. It will be delivered to your child's classroom. ... read full article
Calendar Updates for March and April 2019Diana Christiansen3/15/20193/29/2019
Calendar Updates for March and April 2019
  March: 13 Full Day/ Talent Show Rehearsal 20 Early Out WED/ Talent Show Rehearsal 22 Popcorn Friday 27 Full Day/  Talent Show Dress Rehearsal 29  Meet and Greet with Dr. Reid @9:30am   and Talent Show April 4 5th grade camp parent meeting 5 Early Release for Conferences 12:30pm 8-12 Spring Break 8-22 Spring Enrichment Registration Open 16 4th and 5th Grade Musical 17 PTA executive committee meeting 19 Popcorn Friday 26 STEM Fair   30 General Membership Meeting Things to Note! The PTA  General Membership meeting that was scheduled for March 19th has been moved to April 30th  at ... read full article
NW Art Collection Exhibit @ HH - VOLUNTEERS NEEDEDBarbara Forsman1/17/20191/31/2019
NW Art Collection Exhibit @ HH - VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
NW Discovery Art We are so pleased to be able to offer NW Discovery Art at Hollywood Hill. We have real art in the building on loan from the Bellevue Art Museum through the Junior League. Now to be able to have all students enjoy the art, we need volunteers to help us with a museum walk the week of January 29-February 1. Please sign up to come in and help as tour guides and museum helpers. No prior knowledge is required! Tour Guides will walk groups of students through the display. Museum Helpers might offer information about the art ... read full article
Sports Spectacular MOVED TO MONDAYSBarbara Forsman1/15/20191/29/2019
Sports Spectacular MOVED TO MONDAYS
Sports Spectacular has now moved from Friday to Monday afternoons. Open to grades K -2, this is a fun filled class where the students learn a new sport each lesson. Classes are 4pm to 5pm in the gym, starting Feb 2. To sign up go to www.joinhomeroom.com and search for Hollywood Hill Elementary! Spaces are limited. ... read full article
Taste of Holidays Wine Walk - Saturday, November 10thBarbara Forsman10/29/201811/12/2018
Taste of Holidays Wine Walk - Saturday, November 10th
We are one month away from the last holiday season at the Country Village. This November 10th, kick it off with some friends, taste Woodinville wines and explore the holiday décor and shops at the Taste of the Holidays Wine Walk. Proceeds go to the Northshore Schools Foundation, a local 501 (c)(3) local non-profit charity that serves students and teachers in the Northshore School District located in the communities of Bothell, Kenmore, Woodinville. The Foundation is funded solely by private contributions and operates separately from the Northshore School District. Supporting the Northshore Schools Foundation supports Hollywood Hill! The Foundation has ... read full article
Charla Griffy-Brown - Northshore Newsletter FeatureBarbara Forsman10/29/201811/30/2018
Charla Griffy-Brown - Northshore Newsletter Feature
Exciting things have been happening in our PTA! Charla Griffy-Brown, one of our former PTA presidents, is featured in our Northshore Councils recent newsletter. She, our own Denise Need, and others met in Auburn last week to help plan the PTA's legislative platform for the coming year! Please click on this link to view the newsletter and read about the PTA's legislative priorities. https://mailchi.mp/506356242ae6/northshore-council-ptsa-enews-10222018?e=3edcffcec0 ... read full article
Dyslexia Awareness Month!Barbara Forsman10/10/201810/24/2018
Dyslexia Awareness Month!
October is Dyslexia Awareness Month! This is an effort to raise awareness about the learning disorder that involves difficulty in learning to read or interpret words, letters and other symbols. In Washington state, nearly 1 in 5 students, or about 20% of the population, is impacted by language-based learning disorders such as dyslexia. Even if it were 1 in 10 students, that would still mean about 2,200 students in our district are impacted by dyslexia. Want to learn more about dyslexia? The NSD's Dyslexia Committee used this video about dyslexia in its presentation to the School Board on Oct. 8th: ... read full article
First PTA General Memebership Meeting Diana Christiansen9/27/201810/11/2018
First PTA General Memebership Meeting
    PTA General Membership Meeting Agenda    October 9 at 6:30pm in the Library   6:30pm Welcome and Social Time 6:45 Call to order and Approval of the Minutes and Consent agenda 6:47 President’s Report -Standing Rule changes and approval and Membership Statistics 6:55 President Elect- Grant process  7:00 Treasurer’s Report -Budget updates and approval 7:00 -7:15 Introduction of  all other chairs:  please see consent agenda for individual reports.  Secretary Report   Community Outreach  Ways and Means  Family Life and Health   Special Needs Rep  Enrichment including Art Docent Standing Committee Chairs who are present 7:15 Principal’s Report and Required Volunteer ... read full article
Legislative SurveyBarbara Forsman9/26/201810/5/2018
Legislative Survey
Legislative Survey, please provide your important input! - Survey closes at midnight, Friday, 10/5/2018 Your voice matters! Please take a few moments to share what’s important to you and your family by taking our online survey to help your PTA delegates vote on the TOP 5 issues that are most important to your school. The issues supporting the “Health, Education & Welfare” of our students cover a wide spectrum of legislative policies from school meals and closing to the gaps to preschool, recess, SEL, teacher shortages, gun safety and more. Take the survey to find out what’s on the proposed agenda ... read full article
Fall FestivalBarbara Forsman9/17/20189/22/2018
Fall Festival
Fall Festival @ Hollywood Hill!  Friday, September 21st @ 6:30pm.  Come join our families at our first school social for the year! There will be many fun kid activities available in the gym.   Everyone is welcome, all ages!   ... read full article