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February Newsletter

Postby Prof. Tarma Amelia Black » Sat Feb 03, 2018 4:33 am

Fall 2017 Term has ended and already a new Term Begins

HOL News

The Blog post We have exciting news! at HOL's Entrance leads to Announcing HOL Version 5! READ IT to find out what is going to be happening next!

Class Sign-ups have started for the Spring 2018 Term - click here to see the list of classes which are available.

Gryffindor
Sky Alton is happy to announce "After the unfortunate invasion of the editorial offices by a group of rowdy hippogriffs, the magical printing presses are busily churning out copies of the Paw Print and we hope to be able to make it available for everyone's reading pleasure imminently."

Slytherin
Slytherin has been having a Harry Potter Read-Along for a while now. Arianna Stonewater wrote "We are ploughing through book 4, finishing up chapter 21 this week! There are two tasks and daily trivia each week!" click
She also mentioned that one of their newest Slug Clubs, the Puzzle Exchange, just started Word Cubes! She urges everyone to come share your puzzles and try some out! But Slytherin isn't done yet! She says to submit to the next Serpentimes (The Slytherin Newspaper)! Their next theme is: All About Me That issue has a deadline of March 15th. click for more information -- and she gave me a link to the most recent Serpentimes issue click

Ravenclaw
As always, Ravenclaw has their debate questions and all Houses are welcome to come give their opinions. Kendra Givens says: "Do you prefer liquid or bar soap? Come tell us in the Ravenclaw Debate Club". click here to be taken to the debate. Alte is scheduled to publish their February Issue - with the theme "Time".

Hufflepuff
The Sett is celebrating the Olympics - Magic Style (Magical Winter Olympics)! You are invited to come play and earn Diamonds. Fels is at it again, with her daily trivia questions. Be ready to have to look things up. :o The Games Tent (DoHGaS) will be having some new challenges posted soon (Tarma has been distracted by Frank the Thunderbird in another House).

Book Club
The Book Club is holding their annual Harry Potter Book Festival this month. Participate in it, have fun and earn points. We are also reading Fish in a Tree for our February Monthly Book Discussion. Remember, too, that the Book Bingo continues on, as well as the Quick Quotes and activities in the different sections of Book Club.

Gatherings and Games celebrates yet another round of mischief. click to find out more. Sky announced "Looking forward to seeing you for more hijinks on the 25th of February between 5 and 8 PM HOL time in #gamesroom!"

The Winter Snitch Tournament just completed Week 2 of challenges. The many people who signed up still have a long ways to go, though, before we find out who wins it! click

Quidditch - There is a game scheduled for February 24th - Gryffindor vs Ravenclaw - click

HOLLERS
As for HOLLERS, again repeating what Polaris wrote -
HOLLERS members earn Hoots for participating in club activities. For each activity, challenge, or something of the kind, Hoots are offered. We keep track of Hoots in a spreadsheet and at the end of each term, the top three earners win the Hoots Award. Periodically, the HOLLERS Award is also given to members who are particularly active participants. Both awards would be found in the Treasures section of "My Profile".

Every month we offer three creative projects, three puzzle challenges and a newsletter. We also schedule longer activities like First o' September at different times throughout the year. There are discussion threads and a scrapbook section where you can meet new people and share your thoughts, works, and experiences.

If you have any questions about anything at all, please don't hesitate to ask.
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