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Activities, Events and Information, February 16th

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**** REMINDER ****
School WILL be in Session on Monday, February 19 (snow make-up day)


FOR YOUR INFORMATION:
Student Hours:               7:45am-2:30pm
School Office Hours:      7:30am-3:30pm
Ph: 434-973-8301       Fax:  434-978-3687


To Access the Parent Portal, click here: Parent Portal Log-In


**Clorox Wipes are Still Needed!**
The art room is still in need of clorox wipes for disinfecting and cleaning tables.
If you can donate a container it would be greatly appreciated!
Please send them in with your child or drop them off at the school office.
Thank you!


If You’re Visiting the School…

Please remember to bring your driver’s license to sign in!
It makes the check-in/check-out process work more smoothly (& quickly!)
Thank you!


Lunch Times by Grade:
K   –   11:25-11:50
1st –  11:50-12:15
2nd-  12:15-12:40
3rd-  12:40-1:05
4th-  11:00-11:25
5th-   1:05-1:30

The School Lunch Menu can be found here: Dec-Feb Lunch Menu
(New) Ala Carte Pricing for Elementary Schools: Ala Carte Prices for Elementary Schools


Reminder for Reporting Student Absences and Late Arrivals:

We have implemented a new way of reporting student absences and late arrivals!

Please send a note to hesattendance@k12albemarle.org

We will also continue to take absence/tardy information over the phone, as we have in the past.

When you call or send an email, please include the following:

  • Student’s First and Last Name
  • Grade and Teacher’s Name
  • Whether the student will be absent or tardy (If tardy, approximately what time will your child be arriving)
  • Days/Dates your child will be out

It is very important that we receive this information by 8:30 am the day your child will be late or absent.


Upcoming Dates:

2/19-School is IN SESSION/Makeup Day for 1/8!
**Please note that the Head Start program will NOT be in session, however**
2/19-Hoops/Jump Rope for Heart – Ongoing All Day
2/19-PTO French Club
2/20-Foster Art, Girls on the Run, DI – Change of Dismissal Needed
2/20-PTO Floorball Club
2/21-Yearbook Club – Change of Dismissal Needed
2/22-Girls on the Run – Change of Dismissal Needed
2/23-Field Trip-4th Grade to Paramount, 9:15am


3/20-Class & Individual Pictures Taken
3/20 & 3/22-Parent-Teacher Conferences
3/28-Kohlmann Cirque du So Kindergarten
3/29-Second Grade Ice Cream in a Bag activity

3/30-Half Day of School; Dismissal at 11:30 am


4/2-4/6- SPRING BREAK-No School!


4/12-Ms Lancaster’s Class to Little Feet Meet, 9:15am
4/18-Whole School Art Show
6/1-Field Day
6/7-Last Day of School – Dismissal at 11:30 am
6/7-5th Grade Promotion Ceremony, 9:00 am

Hollymead PTO News – February 14

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Announcements:

Hollymead Spirit Nights at Papa John’s Pizza
Do you want to take a night off from cooking dinner?  Come support Hollymead by ordering from Papa John’s Pizza!  Order online from any Papa John’s Pizza anytime between Monday, February 19th-Sunday, February 25th, and Hollymead will receive a donation! Visit papajohns.com to order and enter the promo code Hollymead. Papa John’s will tally all online orders and then donate 10% of the total food ordered back to our school.  Thank you in advance for supporting Hollymead!


Reminders:

Box Tops Collection-Send in by February 23rd!

Do you have Box Tops for Education that can be collected to raise money for Hollymead Elementary School?  Now is the time to send them to school! There is a collection tub on the table inside the front door next to the office. Please have your children bring their Box Tops to school for drop off before the deadline, 2/23.

Hollymead PTO Family Fun Fair, March 24th

SAVE THE DATE! Mark your calendars for the Family Fun Fair on Saturday, March 24th from 4:00pm-6:00pm! The Family Fun Fair is fun for all ages and will feature games, crafts, a bounce house, photo booth, refreshments, and more! Stay tuned for pre-purchase ticket orders and sign up for volunteers for the fair.

Contact hollymeadptovolunteer@gmail.com with any questions.


 Important Dates

2/19                       President’s Day/School is IN session!
2/19                       French After-School class, 2:40-3:40pm
2/20                       After-School PE Floorball, 2:35-4:00pm
2/26                       French After-School class, 2:40-3:40pm
2/26                       PTO Board Meeting, 6:00-7:00pm
2/27                       After-School PE Floorball, 2:35-4:00pm
3/19                       PTO Parent Community Chat, 6:30-7:30pm
3/24                       PTO Fun Fair, 4:00-6:00pm


PTO Message

It takes a BIG HEART to help shape little minds.

Happy Valentine’s Day to our wonderful teachers and staff. You are the HEART of Hollymead!! We appreciate all that you do for our students and hope your day is filled with sweet treats, happy smiles, and warms hugs.


If you have information to be included in our weekly Hornet Happenings, please remember to email us at hollymeadptocommunications@gmail.com by the Monday before our Wednesday distribution.

Come Visit Us on Social Media!

www.hollymeadPTO.org           facebook.com/HollymeadPTO       instagram.com/hollymeadPTO

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Activities, Events and Info – February 9th

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Hollymead News – February 9


FOR YOUR INFORMATION:
Student Hours:               7:45am-2:30pm
School Office Hours:      7:30am-3:30pm
Ph: 434-973-8301       Fax:  434-978-3687


To Access the Parent Portal, click here: Parent Portal Log-In


If You’re Visiting the School…

Please remember to bring your driver’s license to sign in!
It makes the check-in/check-out process work more smoothly (& quickly!).
Thank you!

Lunch Times by Grade:
K   –   11:25-11:50
1st –  11:50-12:15
2nd-  12:15-12:40
3rd-  12:40-1:05
4th-  11:00-11:25
5th-   1:05-1:30

The School Lunch Menu can be found here: Dec-Feb Lunch Menu
(New) Ala Carte Pricing for Elementary Schools: Ala Carte Prices for Elementary Schools


  Reminder for Reporting Student Absences and Late Arrivals:

We have implemented a new way of reporting student absences and late arrivals!

Please send a note to hesattendance@k12albemarle.org

We will also continue to take absence/tardy information over the phone, as we have in the past.

When you call or send an email, please include the following:

  • Student’s First and Last Name
  • Grade and Teacher’s Name
  • Whether the student will be absent or tardy (If tardy, approximately what time will your child be arriving)
  • Days/Dates your child will be out

It is very important that we receive this information by 8:30 am the day your child will be late or absent.


Upcoming Dates:

2/12-Hoops/Jump Rope For Heart ActivityOngoing during the day
2/12-SCA, 2:30-3:30 – Change of Dismissal Needed
2/12-PTO French Club, 2:40-3:40
2/13-PTO Floorball, 2:40-4:00 pm
2/13-Foster Art, DI, Girls on the Run – Change of Dismissal Needed
2/14-Field Trip-2nd Grade to Harrisonburg Children’s Museum (new date), 9:15am
2/14-Yearbook Club, 2:30-3:30 – Change of Dismisal Needed
2/15-Girls on the Run, 2:40-4:00 – Change of Dismissal Needed

2/16-Field Tri-3rd Grade to Paramount, 9:15-12:00
2/16-Field Trip-1st Grade to Paramount, 10:45-1:45
2/19-School is IN SESSION/Makeup Day for 1/8!
 – Please note that the Head Start program will NOT be in session, however.
2/23-Field Trip-4th Grade to Paramount, 9:15am
3/28-Kohlmann Cirque du So Kindergarten
3/30-Half Day of School; Dismissal at 11:30 am


4/2-4/6- SPRING BREAK-No School!


4/12-Ms Lancaster’s Class to Little Feet Meet, 9:15am
4/18-Whole School Art Show
6/1-Field Day
6/7-Last Day of School – Dismissal at 11:30 am
6/7-5th Grade Promotion Ceremony, 9:00 am

Hollymead PTO News – January 8

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Reminders:

Box Tops Collection

Do you have Box Tops for Education that can be collected to raise money for Hollymead Elementary School?  Now is the time to send them to school! There is a collection tub on the table inside the front door next to the office. Please have your children bring their Box Tops to school for drop off anytime between now and February 23rd.

Be sure to check expiration dates as March 1st, 2018 is our target for this collection.

Hollymead PTO Family Fun Fair, March 24th

SAVE THE DATE! Mark your calendars for the Family Fun Fair on Saturday, March 24th from 4:00pm-6:00pm! The Family Fun Fair is fun for all ages and will feature games, crafts, a bounce house, photo booth, refreshments, and more!

Contact hollymeadptovolunteer@gmail.com with any questions.


 Important Dates

2/12                       French After-School class, 2:40-3:40pm
2/13                       After-School PE Floorball, 2:35-4:00pm
2/19                       President’s Day/School is IN session!
2/19                       French After-School class, 2:40-3:40pm
2/20                       After-School PE Floorball, 2:35-4:00pm
2/26                       French After-School class, 2:40-3:40pm
2/27                       After-School PE Floorball, 2:35-4:00pm
2/26                       PTO Board Meeting, 6:00-7:00pm
3/19                       PTO Parent Community Chat, 6:30-7:30pm
3/24                       PTO Fun Fair, 4:00-6:00pm


PTO Volunteer Spotlight

The PTO would like to thank Bethany Teachman for her many Hollymead volunteer hours.  Bethany has been an active volunteer for 5 years.  Whether in the classrooms with her daughters Haven (5th) and Joni (3rd), or restocking books during the Book Fair, we can always count on Bethany to lend a hand.  For the last two years, Bethany has served as co-chair for Young Entrepreneurs Night with Kathy Hines. Bethany has done an amazing job creating an event where our students can show off their creativity and business sense.

Bethany is a professor of clinical psychology at UVA and enjoys reading and dancing in her free time.  The Teachman family participates each year in the Heritage Festival with an exhibit on Canada, where Bethany was born.   Bethany enjoys being able to contribute to the Hollymead community and says she feels very lucky to be part of such a supportive, enriching and engaged school community.  We are lucky to have Bethany!


If you have information to be included in our weekly Hornet Happenings, please remember to email us at hollymeadptocommunications@gmail.com by the Monday before our Wednesday distribution.

Come Visit Us on Social Media!

www.hollymeadPTO.org           facebook.com/HollymeadPTO       instagram.com/hollymeadPTO

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Hoops For Heart Activity – Snacks and Volunteers Needed!

From Ms Rosen regarding the Jump Rope/Hoops for Heart Program:

We are still in need of volunteers to bring in snacks for the jump rope and hoops party

next Monday (2/12)!

Please complete the attached form and return it to Ms. Rosen.

She will contact you and let you know what you can bring.

Thank you!

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PARENT VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED

Parent Name______________________________  Your child’s name___________________________

phone #______________________  E-mail ____________________________________

YES, I can volunteer on the day of the event    0R   YES, I can provide snack donations

(Underline or circle your volunteer choice if you can help out)

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Sutherland Band Coffee House – 2/16 at 6:30 pm

Attention Hollymead Families!

The 2018 SMS Band Coffee House is coming soon!

What is the “Coffee House”?

The Coffee House is a unique opportunity to hear Sutherland band students, along with community and family members, perform musical numbers in a casual, coffee-house style setting – held in the SMS cafeteria.

It’s a relaxed, family friendly evening where people can socialize, enjoy talented performers and great music. Food and drinks will be available for purchase, too!

The SMS jazz bands perform, along with many other soloists, duets, and other combos.

Admission is FREE and All Are Welcome!

When: Friday, February 16th – 6:30-8:30pm
Where : SMS Café

Join us for good music, coffee, snacks, beverages, and fun.
Come for an hour, come for the whole thing or just drop in for a song or two.

Last Call for Girls on the Run Registration!

Hollymead Parents and Friends,

This is the “Last Call” for Girls on Run Registration! Please register ASAP so your daughter can participate!

Click on the link below for the on-line registration form:

Girls on the Run Registration –  Spring 2018

This program is for girls in grades 3-5 and it begins on Tuesday, February 6th.

It will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from February 6-April 26
from 2:30-4:00 pm.

If you have any questions regarding GOTR, please contact Lisa King.

at lking2@k12albemarle.org

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***To View All Past Hollymead Buzz Posts, Please click here: http://lists.k12albemarle.org/hes/

Hollymead PTO News – January 31

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What’s Happening at Hollymead?

Box Tops Collection

Collect your Box Tops! The Box Tops Winter/Spring Season has commenced!  Do you have Box Tops for Education that can be collected to raise money for Hollymead Elementary School? Now is the time to send them to school! There is a collection tub on the table inside the front door next to the office. Please have your children bring their Box Tops to school for drop off.  We will be collecting Box Tops until February 23rdbut the earlier you send them in, the better. Be sure to check expiration dates as March 1st, 2018 is our target for this collection.


Reminders

Hollymead PTO Family Fun Fair, March 24th

SAVE THE DATE! Mark your calendars for the Family Fun Fair on Saturday, March 24th from 4:00pm-6:00pm! The Family Fun Fair is fun for all ages and will feature games, crafts, a bounce house, photo booth, refreshments, and more!  Contact hollymeadptovolunteer@gmail.com with any questions.


 Important Dates

2/5                         French After-School class, 2:40-3:40pm
2/6                         After-School PE Floorball, 2:35-4:00pm
2/12                       French After-School class, 2:40-3:40pm
2/13                       After-School PE Floorball, 2:35-4:00pm
2/19                       President’s Day/School is IN session!
2/20                       After-School PE Floorball, 2:35-4:00pm
2/26                       French After-School class, 2:40-3:40pm
2/27                       After-School PE Floorball, 2:35-4:00pm
2/26                       PTO Board Meeting, 6:00-7:00pm
3/19                       PTO Parent Community Chat, 6:30-7:30pm
3/24                       PTO Fun Fair, 4:00-6:00pm


A Note From Your PTO

President’s Message

Thank you to all of the parents who were able to come out to join us for our PTO Parent Community Chat on Monday night.  We heard from Ms. King and Ms. Crone about the amazing ways our students are working together, strengthening their problem-solving skills, and learning to be persistent, all with the Sphero!  We then were given the opportunity to pair up, use the Think Pads and Spheros, and experiment with coding a program ourselves.
Lots of fun was had!!

If you were not able to join us and are interested in learning more please see our meeting minutes attached here: 1.29.18 Parent Community Chat and Meeting Minutes

Our next Parent Community Chat will be Monday, March 19th.  We hope you can join us!

Shannon & London


If you have information to be included in our weekly Hornet Happenings, please remember to email us at hollymeadptocommunications@gmail.com by the Monday before our Wednesday distribution.

Come Visit Us on Social Media!

www.hollymeadPTO.org           facebook.com/HollymeadPTO       instagram.com/hollymeadPTO

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Last Call for Golden Apple Nominations! Due Thursday, 2/1!

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 Golden Apple Awards  

DON’T FORGET that the deadline for school principals to receive nominations from students, parents, school staff, and community members, is Thursday, February 1, 2018!

Nominate a Teacher and Show Your Support!

Please note that Golden Apple Award recipients who received this award within the past three years are not eligible for nomination.

Click Here for the Nomination Form and Additional Information

Previous Hollymead Winners Include:
2015-Robin Aldridge
2016-Ann Marie Lancaster
2017-Anna Snyder