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11/4/2012 12:00 AM

Box Tops for Education
6/2/2015 12:00 AM


Dear Parents
I would like to personally thank the anonymous donor of almost $50 worth of BoxTops! While taking the time to cut the labels off and bring them to school may seem like a hassle I believe it’s beneficial in more than one way.  For instance:
Imagine my surprise at opening the BoxTops container at the front desk and seeing it filled up!
Next step: take home and count BoxTops to submit.  (Here’s the best part):
My 5 year old Sea Turtle Owen and I sat down at the table and he divided all the tiny pieces into groups of 10.  Being neurotic, I double checked his work and he did not miss one single one! From there we put 10 groups together and counted to 100. We put the groups of 100 into their own ziplock and they are ready for me to submit.  While it may not amount to a large amount of $, the experience turned out to be a great opportunity to count and bond with my junior kindergartener!  
I submit collections twice a year and each amount not only adds to the collective HSH pot but contributes to a sense of community team work for me and I’d like to think, the kids.  
If anyone is interested in making BoxTop collecting a fun activity with their kids, I can send you cute cards to cut and paste.  
Thank you undercover contributor! Know that the time you took to bring the BoxTops in, made a difference to HSH and created an awesome evening of math fun for Owen and I!
:) Michele Simon
michele simon

In Memorium: Our Dear Cedric
12/2/2015 12:00 AM

Cedric Evans, a dear and beloved friend of HSH, has passed.
We are thankful for the many years that Cedric watched over the Schoolhouse.
He stood outside and welcomed families with a smile and a high five. ​
He cheered on our children and supported our staff. We are forever changed by knowing him.
We are sending our healing prayers to his family and close friends.
More information regarding an HSH celebration and dedication for Cedric will be coming in the new year.
If anyone wants to drop off a card for his family, Ms. Madeline will be collecting them,
but please have them in by this Friday.

Our YouTube Channel
9/26/2016 12:00 AM

Mannequin Challenge
11/19/2016 12:00 AM

Our 6th Grade took on the Mannequin Challenge!

Watch on our Hollywood Schoolhouse YouTube Channel!

12/2/2016 12:00 AM

Students who are signed up for after school enrichment classes will be able to participate in homework helpers/study hall
at no additional charge on days they take classes! 


20 Year Milestone
5/1/2017 12:00 AM
Alex Barba, Ceci James and Juana Lovo--20 Years at HSH!

In Memoriam: Our Mr. Ben
6/1/2017 12:00 AM



                                                   Saying Goodbye to Ben Fullon

When one thinks of the Hollywood Schoolhouse and what it stands for, it is not difficult to think of Mr Ben on its proverbial Mt. Rushmore.  For those who had the opportunity and pleasure of working with him, he was a kind soul who was extremely respectful to all around him. There never was a moment in which Mr. Ben did not have the time to explain a new scientific project or of his old days as a park ranger living in the woods. He was a giant of a man, with his Paul Bunyanesque stature, as well as his trademark grizzly beard. He was a practical man, often seen trimming his beard or bangs if his hair got in the way of his glasses. He had a non judgmental quality to him, answering otherwise frustrating questions that rookie teachers would pose him. He was known to his colleagues as Mr. Ben, not just for the respect he commanded, but for paternal presence towards many. Mr. Narbé and Mr. Arye pleasantly would call him "Gentle Ben," named after a grizzly bear in a Disney movie.  He liked that nickname, because the character embodied him. His students genuinely loved him not just for his world of knowledge, but for the comfort he brought to them, especially the ones with disciplinary or home issues. Those who visited him during his days came away touched by his joie de vivre until the end. He was a kind man. A gentle man. He was ours. He was the Hollywood Schoolhouse. Rest in Peace, Mr Ben. Your spirit lives through all the teachers, colleagues, and students whose lives you forever touched.

Written by Narbé Mansourian, current 5th and 6th Teacher at HSH

CAIS WASC Accreditation
7/1/2017 12:00 AM



This summer, the Hollywood Schoolhouse was notified by CAIS (California of Independent Schools) that it has been granted a further seven years of accreditation – the maximum possible. This is also a dual accreditation with WASC (Western Association of Schools and Colleges). CAIS congratulated the members of the Board, faculty, staff administration and school community who participated in the accreditation process.