Hollymead PTO Weekly News – 11/22/17

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Thank you from the PTO!

As we approach the Thanksgiving holiday, the PTO Board would like to thank all of our Hollymead families for all that you do to help support our teachers and staff, our school, and one another.  We are thankful for the opportunity to work with all of you to create such a wonderful community at Hollymead.  From your PTO Board, Happy Thanksgiving to all of our wonderful families!
Shannon, London, Kelly, Sam, Kristin, Jill, Kristen, Crystal, & Rosemary


Reminders

Young Entrepreneurs Fair

Friday, December 1st, 7:00-8:30pm, Hollymead Auditorium

All Hollymead students are invited to participate in the PTO’s Young Entrepreneur Fair. Use your imagination and best business sense to create a product or service that you can sell to fellow students and families!! All items should be priced at $5 or less.

To participate, please register by Monday, November 27th. We strongly encourage students to sign up in pairs (space is limited).  Young Entrepreneur Registration

Questions can be directed to Bethany Teachman (bat5x@virginia.edu) or Kathy O’Connell Hines (write2kathy2@gmail.com).

Parent Community Chat
Monday, December 4, 6:30pm to 7:30pm, Hollymead Library

School safety starts with our leaders, who take precautions to prevent crises and have a plan for disasters.  Come hear from one of our leaders, Ms. Staci England, about our Hollymead School Safety Plan.  Following the Chat time, we will have a brief PTO meeting.  Refreshments and a raffle will be provided!

Hollymead School Directory

Last week you should have received your Hollymead Directory.  If you did not receive one, please stop by the office to pick one up.  The PTO would like to thank Shannon DeSalvo for all of her time and efforts in putting the Directory together.  Shannon collected the information, worked with Mrs. Foster on the artwork, sold the ads to area businesses, and did the layout! Shannon – we appreciate you!!


Important Dates

11/22-24         No School, Thanksgiving Holiday
12/1                 Young Entrepreneur Fair, 7:00-8:30pm
12/4                 Parent Community Chat & PTO Meeting
12/20-1/2        No School, Winter Holiday


A Note from Your PTO

Presidents Corner

Dear Hollymead Families,
Last week I attended our monthly ACPS Parent Council meeting.  We heard about the 2018-2019 school calendar, the district budget, and technology.  Do you have opinions about technology use in our schools or how our budget is distributed?  If the answer is yes, then there are two surveys that have recently been sent out for you to participate in.

  1. A budget survey (please participate by December 3rd). Click here to take the survey
  1. A technology Speak Up survey (please participate by January 19th)
    – Visit tomorrow.org.
    – Select “Begin Survey.”
    – Select your group (Parents or Educators).
    – Search for your school by entering your zip code or by selecting Virginia and selecting your school’s name from the list.
    – Read the instructions and begin the survey.

If you would like to know more about our meeting, please click here to view our meeting minutes.

https://www.acpsparentcouncil.org/meeting-minutes/november-meeting

Thank you,
Shannon and London


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

Come visit us on social media!

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

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Square One Orders Due Tonight (by Midnight!)

Hollymead Families,

Today is the Last Day to Order Square One Art!

Please help us raise funds for the art room.  We use these funds to purchase clay, glaze and other art supplies throughout the year.

Contact Mrs. Foster at mfoster@k12albemarle.org for your child’s access info if needed.

Go to https://shop.square1art.com/shop/ to order today!

Thank you for your support of the arts at Hollymead!

Mrs. Foster

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Activities, Events and Info – Nov. 17th


Hollymead News-November 17th


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

Hollymead PTO Information on Events & Fundraisers can be found here:
https://hollymeadpto.org/

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

* Reminder If a grandparent or special friend is having lunch with your child, please call the office or send a note in with your authorization. Thank you!

Change of Dismissal Form:    Change of Dismissal Form
Please be sure to send in this form if your child’s regular dismissal plan is changing for the day.
Dismissal Forms are *REQUIRED* for DI Club, SCA Meetings, Foster Art Classes.

Also, please do not send in forms in advance. We prefer to get them the day of the change.
If it is necessary to send them in advance, please be sure to circle or highlight the date
of the change! Thank you!

Parent Portal Access here:    https://sis.k12albemarle.org/public/home.html


Other Reminders:

If you’re visiting the school, be sure to bring in your driver’s license!
In the future you must have it to use the sign-in system.

The “keyboard badge” option will not be available! Thank you.


Upcoming Dates

11/20-DI Club – Change of Dismissal Needed
11/20-French Classes (LAST SESSION)
11/22-11/24-Thanksgiving Break-No School
11/27-DI Meeting – Change of Dismissal Needed

11/29- Yearbook Club, Change of Dismissal Needed


12/1-PTO Young Entrepreneur Night, 7:00-8:30pm
Click Here for Information and to Register!

12/4-SCA Meeting, 2:30-4:00 pm, Change of Dismissal Needed!
12/4-DI Club, 2:40-3:40pm, Change of Dismissal Needed!
12/4-PTO Parents Community Chat, 6:30 pm
12/5-Foster Art, 2:40-4:00 pm, Change of Dismissal Needed!
12/6-Yearbook Club, 2:30-3:30, Change of Dismissal Needed!
12/7-4th Grade Concert, 6:30-7:30pm
12/20-1/2-Winter Break, No School


1/15-Martin Luther King Holiday – No School
1/18-Field Trip-2nd Grade to Harrisonburg Children’s Museum, 9:15-1:45
1/19-End Of 9 Week Grading Period
1/22-Teacher Work Day-No School
1/25-Spelling Bee, 8:15 am
2/12-Hoops/Jump Rope For Heart Activity
2/16-Field Trip-1st Grade to Paramount, 10:45-1:45
2/19-Teacher Work Day-No School
3/30-Half Day of School; Dismissal at 11:30 am
4/2-4/6- SPRING BREAK-No School
4/18-Whole School Art Show
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Hollymead PTO Weekly News – 11/15/17

Hollymead PTO Weekly News – 11/15/17

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What’s Happening at Hollymead?

Parent Community Chat DATE CHANGE:
Monday, December 4, 6:30pm to 7:30pm, Hollymead Library

School safety starts with our leaders who take precautions to prevent crises and have a plan for disasters.  Come hear from one of our leaders, Ms. Staci England, about our Hollymead School Safety Plan.

Following the Chat time, we will have a brief PTO meeting.

Refreshments and a raffle will be provided!


Reminders

Young Entrepreneurs Night

Friday, December 1st, 7:00-8:30pm, Hollymead Auditorium

All Hollymead students are invited to participate in the PTO’s Young Entrepreneur Fair. Use your imagination and best business sense to create a product or service that you can sell to fellow students and families! All items should be priced at $5 or less.

To participate, please register by Monday, November 27th.
We strongly encourage students to sign up in pairs (space is limited).

Young Entrepreneur Registration

Questions can be directed to Bethany Teachman (bat5x@virginia.edu) or Kathy O’Connell Hines (write2kathy2@gmail.com).

Lost & Found

The cold weather has arrived and the Lost & Found is overflowing with sweatshirts, fleeces, and other items from students. Be sure to stop by to check for missing or lost items!

The Lost & Found is located in the silver cabinet outside of the cafeteria.


Important Dates

11/22-24       No School, Thanksgiving Holiday
12/1               Young Entrepreneur Fair, 7:00-8:30pm
12/4               Parent Community Chat & PTO Meeting (NOTE NEW DATE)
12/20-1/2     No School, Winter Break


A Note from Your PTO

In the spirit of kindnessservice to others, and team building, Hollymead Hornets came together last week to support UVA Children’s Hospital and Meals on Wheels Charlottesville/Albemarle.  And boy did the school come together!!!

We collected over 700 items for donation, crafted numerous homemade cards and cut and tied 32 blankets!!

Students paired up, worked together, learned about Meals on Wheels and UVA Children’s Hospital, laughed, cut, colored, and tied!  It was an amazing sight!  Meals on Wheels will be putting together the Blizzard Bags this weekend with our donations and cards and the blankets will be delivered later this week to the hospital.

Thank you to everyone who participated and made this such a successful experience for our students.  Please check out our Facebook and Instagram page to see pictures of our students at work.


Thank you from the PTO!

Thank you to all of the volunteers who made Hornet Helper a success. 

From prepping blankets, helping students cut blankets, and guiding kids through the handmade cards, you all made it a success!

Terumi Hong
Shannon Hall
London Liebengood
Brittany Roberts
Anna Morgan
Summer White
Annett Schoeler
Jennifer McCune
Penny Guy
Becca Czirjak
Nadia Orr
Natalie Gower
Susan Johnson
Poonam K
Brooke Thompson
Payel Bhattacharyya
Susan Johnson
Kathy Hines
Rosemary Moriarty
Amy Cochran
Jill Dowling


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

Come visit us on social media!

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

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Square One Art – Orders Due Soon!

LAST CHANCE TO ORDER Your Child’s Artwork

Dear Hollymead families,

By now, you should have received your child’s personalized order form and stickers.

I hope you are as excited about your child’s artwork as much as they are!

It’s not too late to order your child’s keepsake art.

The order deadline is quickly approaching. Act now to receive *free shipping, which is only available during the fundraiser sale.

Art Fundraiser UPDATE:
Paper orders are due TODAY.
ONLINE ORDERS may be made through midnight of Nov 21st!

Three Easy Ways to Order:
1. Online: www.Square1Art.com/Shop
2. Phone: 888-332-3294
3. Paper Order Form on the back of your child’s custom catalog

Remember, your child’s access code is located on their catalog.
Note that all orders will be shipped to the school.

Together, we can help support the school, build your child’s self-esteem and create lasting keepsakes from your child’s artistic achievements.

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Reminder: Student Picture Re-Take Day is Thursday, Nov. 16th

Hollymead Parents,

Student photos will be taken or re-taken this Thursday morning.

If you would like to have your child’s photo retaken, please send his/her original photo package to school on Thursday.

New students or those who missed the photo day can get an order form from the office, fill it out (enclose payment) and send it to school with their child on Thursday.

If you have any questions, please call the school office staff at 434-973-8301.

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Activities, Events and Information-11/10/17


Hollymead News-November 10th


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

Hollymead PTO Information on Events & Fundraisers can be found here:
https://hollymeadpto.org/

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

MENU CHANGE for 11/15 – Our Special Thanksgiving Lunch!

Sliced Turkey w/ Gravy
Cornbread Stuffing
Whole Wheat Bread Stick
Mashed Potatoes
Green Beans
Cranberry Sauce, Applesauce
Pudding
Additional Choices – PBJ w/ String Cheese/Crackers

* Reminder If a grandparent or special friend is having lunch with your child, please call the office or send a note in with your authorization. Thank you!

Change of Dismissal Form:    Change of Dismissal Form
Please be sure to send in this form if your child’s regular dismissal plan is changing for the day.
Dismissal Forms are *REQUIRED* for DI Club, SCA Meetings, Foster Art Classes.

Also, please do not send in forms in advance. We prefer to get them the day of the change.
If it is necessary to send them in advance, please be sure to circle or highlight the date
of the change! Thank you!

Parent Portal Access here:    https://sis.k12albemarle.org/public/home.html


Other Reminders:

  • If you’re visiting the school, be sure to bring in your driver’s license!
    In the future you must have it to use the sign-in system.
    The “keyboard badge” option will not be available.

Upcoming Dates

11/13- DI Meeting- Change of Dismissal Needed
11/13-French Classes, NO Dismissal Form Needed
11/14- 5th Grade Concert, 6:30-7:30pm
11/15- Yearbook Club – Change of Dismissal Needed!
11/16- Field Trip – 1st Gr. to Paramount Theater, 9:15am-11:45pm
11/16- Individual Picture Retakes
11/17- Field Trip-1st Grade to Paramount, 10:45am-1:45pm
11/20-DI Meeting, French Classes
11/22-11/24-Thanksgiving Break-No School
11/27-DI Meeting

11/27-PTO Parents Community Chat, 6:30 pm
11/29- Yearbook Club


12/1-PTO Young Entrepreneur Night, 7:00-8:30pm
Click Here for Information and to Register!
12/7-4th Grade Concert, 6:30-7:30pm
12/20-1/2-Winter Break, No School


1/15-Martin Luther King Holiday – No School
1/18-Field Trip-2nd Grade to Harrisonburg Children’s Museum, 9:15-1:45
1/19-End Of 9 Week Grading Period
1/22-Teacher Work Day-No School
1/25-Spelling Bee, 8:15 am
2/12-Hoops/Jump Rope For Heart Activity
2/16-Field Trip-1st Grade to Paramount, 10:45-1:45
2/19-Teacher Work Day-No School
3/30-Half Day of School; Dismissal at 11:30 am
4/2-4/6- SPRING BREAK-No School
4/18-Whole School Art Show
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