December Newsletter

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December Newsletter

Post by Polaris Black » Fri Dec 08, 2017 3:17 pm

Do you believe it's December already? :o


Gryffindor: The lions are hosting a Choose Your Own Adventure activity, open to all HOLers and there’s a chance to earn 150 beans in all.

Hufflepuff: The DoHGaS (aka Games Tent) Challenges have been posted for December and Diamonds can be earned by all. And I’m not sure but keep your eyes open – it looks like something else may be planned as well!

Ravenclaw: All eagles are being asked to help restore Santa’s memories and Save Christmas! No sign-ups are required.

Slytherin: If you haven’t already, check out the great Goblet of Fire read-along. And this year’s Slythmas theme is the Yule Ball with a Silver Snake Exchange thrown in! And of course, Scales can be earned by all.


The Mx HOL candidates have created some awesome websites so be sure to check them out and vote for your favorite by Friday 8th December! The polls close at 11 PM HOL time.

Save the date: the next Gathering and Games event will take place on Sunday 17th December starting at 5 PM HOL time and lasting for three hours. Seriously, who doesn't want to just kick back, relax and have fun with other HOLers?

Did you participate in Gryfftoberfest, Exhibitions and Journeys of HP Magic, Slyth-o-ween, or Hogsmeade Literary Festival? Stop by the HOLLERS Scrapbook and share your thoughts and experiences.

The following Quidditch matches are scheduled so come and watch in #quidditch and cheer in #grandstand for your favorites:
  • Ravenclaw vs Gryffindor on Saturday 9th Decembber at 9 PM HOL time
  • Hufflepuff vs Slytherin on Saturday 16th December at 9 PM HOL time
Weekly Pickup Games are open to members of all houses regardless of their Quidditch background. The next weekly pickup is meeting in #quidditch on Thursday 14th December at 3:30 AM HOL time.

Stop by the Book Club - there's always something going on! And between the reviews, read-alongs, creative projects, activities, and challenges, you're sure to earn some points, or beans, or shiny awards.

You have until Monday 15th January to submit to SerpenTimes, the Slytherin House newspaper. This issue’s theme is Hibernation and there are lots of points to be earned!

Most classes are still open for sign-ups, so if you haven’t registered yet, check out the class list. Make sure you read the course outline before you sign up and don’t forget, you can sign up for a maximum of five classes.

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.
You can still participate in the First o' September activity and earn loads of Hoots and Beans. There’s no sign-up required, and you can work at your own pace.

Don’t forget to check out the latest Discussions and Scrapbook submissions – there’s always something interesting going on!

And don’t forget about the December Creative Outlet and December Challenges, which are already underway.

We wish you a joyous holiday season! :D
A "Cassie Sig" is priceless - thank you so much!

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