The Cardinal Rule

A Weekly Update for Holly Tree Families

Holly Tree Elementary Calendar

Upcoming events at our school.

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Holly Tree Talent Show

Tuesday, March 21st, 6pm

3020 Web Trce

Wilmington, NC

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The Book Fair is Here!!!

Dates: Monday, March 20 - Friday, March 24

Times: 7:20 am - 7:50 am, Lunch time, 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

We are happy to announce that book fair starts NEXT WEEK!!! New books are so fun!!! The fair will be open before school starting at 7:20, during lunch and after school until 3:00pm. There will also be a chance to shop Tuesday before the PTA meeting/Talent Show from 4:30-5:30. Please sign up below to volunteer to help with the registers. We need you. See you then!

Parents are invited to attend with their children. All visitors must sign in at the office.

Kindergarten Registration

New Hanover County Schools (NHCS) will hold initial kindergarten enrollment March 1-March 15, 2023. In order to be enrolled for kindergarten, children must be five years of age on or before August 31, 2023. While it may appear early for registration, this timeline allows NHCS to better prepare for staffing needs and hiring certified teachers at each school, efficiently plan for the next school year, and ensures the prompt processing of your student's enrollment request.

Kindergarten enrollment must be completed using our online platform; if you need in-person assistance with registration, please contact your zoned school. Parents/legal guardians can access NHCS’s online enrollment for the 2023/2024 school year by using this website:

Student Leadership Roles 3rd - 5th Grade

It's that time again! If you have a 3rd-5th grader who would like a leadership role for the 4th nine weeks, applications are available.

Applications Due: March 24

Job Notification: March 29

Training Dates: March 30 and 31

Start Date: April 3

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Habit of the Week March 13 - March 24

Habit 3: Put First Things First®

Work First, Then Play

I spend my time on things that are most important. This means I say no to things I know I should not do. I set priorities, make a schedule, and follow my plan. I am disciplined and organized.

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Lost and Found

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PTA Information

5th Grade Parent Reminder - Baby Pictures

Attention 5th Grade Parents! If you have not submitted your child's baby picture for the yearbook you still have time! Please email ( or text (910-262-1384) Katie Ripley with your submissions.

Volunteers Needed!

We are always looking for leaders and volunteers to become more involved in our PTA at Holly Tree. Please see this list of committees below. If there is an area that you would like to be involved in, please, reach out to the committee head and ask how you can help! Some of our committees need leadership heads for the remainder of the school year and some for next year. To help make our school successful we are planning for the future and your help would be so appreciated. If you are interested in getting more involved in any of these positions, please, contact Mindy Baker ( ) with any questions.

Currently have committee heads that are committed to 2023/2024 as well

Library Volunteers - Committee Head - Mrs. Marone (

Yearbook - Committee Head - Katie Ripley (

Coffee Cart - Committee Head - Bethany MacGillivary - (

Holly Tree Sign - Melissa Wagner (

Family/Restaurant Nights - Natalie Norris (

T-shirts - Emily Good (

Talent Show - Mindy Baker (

School Store - Shanna Lawton and Jason Marone ( and

Classroom PTA liaison - Emily Good (

Fall Festival - Liz Moysey (

Committee Heads needed ASAP

Staff Appreciation Week - Committee Head needed now

Nomination Committee - Committee Head needed now

Gift Card Appreciation Committee - Committee Head needed now

Committee Heads needed 2023/2024

Attraction Books - Committee Head needed 2023/2024

Reflections - Committee Head needed 2023/2024

Movie Night - Committee Head needed 2023/2024

Bingo Night - Committee Head needed 2023/2024

Boosterthon - Committee Head needed 2023/2024

Book Fair - Committee Head needed 2023/2024

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