Welcome to Holland Elementary School-home of the Hawks!
School Doors Open at 8:45 AM 
School Starts at 9:00 AM
Student Dismissal is at 3:30 PM
Fax:  419.867.5738

School Counselor: Mr. Grant Toepfer-Gaver
Social Emotional Coach Mr. Andrew Evans

Principal: Mrs. Kelly Hartbarger

Welcome to Holland Elementary School

Welcome to Holland Elementary School, where our mission "We commit to work as a collaborative team to provide a safe, positive learning environment; to develop motivated and well-behaved students; to promote strong leadership and innovative learning; to set and achieve high academic standards; and encourage families to be committed to this effort as well" – is visible each day throughout our school.

It is important to reflect that Holland Elementary School has consistently maintained high academic standards thanks to the dedication of our faculty to help each student perform to his/her highest academic and personal potential!

Here is a little school history – first, Holland serves students in kindergarten through grade five and houses both the very first classrooms to provide education to Holland/Springfield

students and some of the newest classrooms in the school district!  The school's rich history, combined with state-of-the-art technology, innovative instruction and high expectations make it possible for all students to enjoy their time at school! 

Students delight in sharing stories of events and activities with friends, neighbors and even television personalities like Kristian Brown from 13 ABC! (see photo to the right!)

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Principal's Weekly Update  
Mrs. Kelly Hartbarger

There are several important dates on our horizon! In case you missed any news - either shared in our daily announcements or regular updates, we want this week to share information from our nurse about our ongoing efforts to keep students and staff healthy! Also, please find details regarding the transition to and from the Springfield Digital Academy, school pictures, Fall Festivities, and Holland Veterans Day Recognition.

When COVID Comes to Schools: https://tinyurl.com/y2lzatae

Springfield Digital Academy/Trimester 2 Classroom Changes:
If you would like to move your child from the hybrid learning model to the Springfield Digital Academy please complete the following survey by Wednesday, October 21st by 9:00 pm.
Trimester Transition Google Form – https://forms.gle/M9pvXa3cEX5L67PK6
Springfield Digital Academy Frequently Asked Questions/Answers FAQs

Fall Festivities
Unfortunately, due to Covid-19, we will not be able to hold our usual Fall Celebration with costumes and goodies. However, we do want to make this year as memorable as possible. On Thursday and Friday, October 29th and 30th, students will be participating in the Hawk Walk. At the end of the Hawk Walk, they will socially distance outside and enjoy a special treat.

Veteran’s Day Recognition
Our staff is working to put together a special presentation to salute the men and women that have served in the armed forces for this country. We would like all students and staff to send in a photo of a person or persons that have served this country. This can be any relative past or present. Please email your photos and include the following information: name, rank, and branch of service to kellyhartbarger@springfield-schools.org. The final presentation will be shared on social media outlets Wednesday, November 11th.

Red Ribbon Week
During the week of October 27th, Holland Hawks will celebrate Red Ribbon Week. During this week we will focus on standing against drugs. We will have spirit day as well. They are as follows:
Tuesday/Wednesday: PJ Day
Thursday/Friday: Wear your favorite sports jersey

Updates and Important Information
Meals: Just a reminder that school breakfasts and lunches are currently available to all students for free. If your student forgets their lunchbox, please call the office and let us know and we will provide a full free lunch to your child. We ask that you not bring their lunch into the office. We are reducing as much traffic through the office as possible.

HPC:  Just a reminder the next HPC Meeting is scheduled for October 20th at 6:15. If you would like to join the meeting it is held via Google Meets. Please click on the link below and click the button that says, "Join or Start a Meeting". Then enter the code "Holland Parent Club"

Survey Opportunity for ODE: Springfield parents or guardians of children receiving special education services have the opportunity to participate in a Special Education Family Survey (now-11/30/20). It should only take about 10 minutes to complete. Here is the link to the survey

Specials Classes: This is a reminder that during hybrid learning the specials teachers (PE, Music, Art, and STEAM) will not be sending home lessons virtually. All instruction occurs in-person.

Picture Day: Picture Day for Holland Elementary is scheduled for November 18th and 19th. I have received a few questions regarding how to order pictures and yearbooks. At this time, we have not received the order forms for school pictures or yearbooks. When we do we will send them home immediately.

STOMP Out Bullying: During the week of October 20th, students will participate in anti-bullying activities. Students will be participating in lessons teaching students about their behaviors and how they affect others and how to identify and stop bullying.

SMS Academic Boosters/Holland Parent Council Invest in Digital Sign 

Welcoming the students at SMS/Holland Elementary on the First Day of School 2.0 was the newly installed colorful digital/programmable LED signs. Starting in 2018 the Springfield Middle School’s Academic Boosters came up with a plan to update the school with color. Goals led by the SMS Academic Boosters and Principal Jeff Pendry merged into ”The SMS Beautification Project.” One of the main objectives, led by 2019-20 President Jeanine Visuue, was to update the school’s exterior sign.

SMS Boosters invited the Holland Parent Council (HPC) to join and support the project, we now have a complete new look! The new sign was an important piece that provides students, families and area residents with the most up to date school information. In the end it was a great collaboration between the SMS Academic Boosters, the Holland Parent Council, the SLS Administration and Fast Signs of Toledo. Thanks to everyone’s support, this goal was achieved. Bringing many years of announcements to middle school/elementary students and parents.

Thanks to HPC officers Amy Roop, Ashley Palicki, Shannon Polz, Danielle Stewart and Amelia Gurzynski for their leadership and vision!

Engaging Families
At the beginning of the school year, as Holland Elementary School staff prepared to engage students in hybrid and remote learning, I wanted to be sure to still be present in the lives of our families. While we are not able to be present in person we made it our mission to be more of a digital presence.

This is the task this team of dedicated educators was given and they have done an amazing job. Please subscribe to our social media accounts (listed below) and tune in every day Tuesday-Friday for the school announcements. They are full of valuable information and provide a small dose of entertainment for everyone in the whole family.

Facebook: HollandHawks
Twitter: @hawkslocal
Instagram: hollandhawksspringfieldlsd

The Holland Hawk Way

Every student at Holland Elementary School knows that The Holland Hawk Way means that they will, Be Respectful, Be Responsible, Be Prepared and Be Safe." Our over 500 students showed at a school-wide assembly on 2/26, that they've learned these traits well! Plus, we added "Be Surprised" to that list when our special guest Keith Vansant from Burlington presented a check for $10,000 to the instructional needs of every classroom teacher!

You can imagine our surprise to learn that Burlington Stores, the national off price-retailer, planned to surprise the teachers through its national partnership with the non-profit organization, AdoptAClassroom.org. When they first notified us, we almost deleted the email thinking this too good to be true! The gift is made positive thanks of Burlington's relocation to the Springfield Commons shopping area (anticipated opening is March 6, 2020) and will provide our teachers access to classroom materials needed for their students to learn and succeed, without having to spend out of their own pockets. This is not a cash donation - and can only be used to enrich the teaching and learning taking place each day in our classrooms. During the assembly, which included all area media, Mr.Vansant was assisted by our very own Blue Devil for the surprise announcement.

I know that I speak for the teachers, students and district administration by offering a heartfelt "THANK YOU" to Burlington for choosing Holland teachers - the investment will be well used!!

Holland Elementary Facebook Page:

We are excited to announce a new Facebook page for Holland Elementary, Follow the link below and you’ll be able to keep up with everything going on with the Holland Hawks. https://www.facebook.com/Holland-Hawks-105889710896921/?modal=admin_todo_tour