Holly Academy News & Views

April 29, 2022

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At the special Board of Directors meeting on Tuesday, the Board discussed their next steps in the Director search. The decision was made to move the May Board meeting from Wednesday, the 18th, to Monday, the 16th. During this meeting members of the Board will go into a closed session to review the applicant pool. Candidates will then be selected for first round interviews. Possible interview dates are May 18th, 23rd, and 25th. The interviews will start at 5:30pm. The public is welcome to attend the Board meeting and the interviews. Please save these dates if you would like to be part of this process and have the opportunity to give feedback on the candidates. It's great to be a Husky!

Parent Survey

Please take 10-15 minutes to complete our Annual Parent Survey. Your opinions are of the utmost importance to us. We have implemented changes to our facilities and programs over the years based on your feedback. We ask that you complete the survey by May 6, 2022. When you finish the survey, please contact your child/ren's homeroom teacher for your child to receive a dress down coupon redeemable this school year.


Click on this link to access the survey:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HA22


Thank you so much!

Summer School

Holly Academy is pleased to be offering summer school again this year. We will be replicating the program we ran last year, which included one two-week session, and two three-week sessions. The summer school hours are 8:00am-12:00pm. There is no cost to our families. You can opt your Husky into any or all sessions. This program is not intended to accelerate students. The intent is to fill gaps in learning and assist students with retaining information over the summer. Please fill out the Google Form below if you are interested. The deadline for registration is Friday, May 6th. Dare to be remarkable!


https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1lNY6v0pkmjY2xlFc5rhq7LW4ChQHi4FTyRyY9KaoL34/edit?ts=62348270

2022-2023 School Calendar

The Board of Directors has approved the 2022-2023 school calendar. There are two calendars attached below. One is for the Y5-Kindergarten students and the other is for first - eighth graders.
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Spring Testing

M-STEP continued this week with 3rd, 4th, and 7th graders testing in ELA, as well as 8th graders testing in Social Studies and Science. Well done to all the students as they continue to do their best. A huge thank you to the teachers for monitoring, and to Mrs. Bunka and Mr. Mison for all of their hard work with preparations and proctoring. Next week will start the Math cycle of MSTEP for 3rd and 4th graders, Science for 5th graders, and NWEA testing for Y5’s, kindergarten, and second graders. Again, these tests will be administered on different days to ensure students have every opportunity for success.


Spring Concerts
Be sure to check your email, from your child’s music teacher, about our upcoming spring concerts. We hope you can attend as the students are working hard to make this event memorable!


Upcoming Dates

May 4th: Don’t forget about our upcoming Wellness Fair. Holly Academy will be hosting Puberty Talks during this time, as well. Should you be interested in seeing the powerpoints that will be presented on this date, they will be available to view in the main office from 8am-3pm. Be sure to check out the attached flyers.


May 13th: This year, middle school’s Global Focus has been water scarcity. Students have been learning about the importance of access to clean water. The goal is to raise money to provide a well to a community in South Sudan. As the final fundraiser, they will be holding a Walk for Water event. During the event, students will carry gallon jugs of water around the loop on campus. This will help them experience what it is like for children to spend their days walking to and from a water source that may be miles away. Students will be asking for donations or pledges for every lap they complete. All money raised will go towards providing a well in South Sudan. Go to www.waterforsouthsudan.org for more information.


May 19th: Outdoor Classroom Day will be something exciting to look forward to as students spend their academic learning outside on this date.


Keep being great, Huskies!

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Volunteer Training

We are so pleased that so many of you have signed up as volunteers to chaperone field trips. If you are a new volunteer you must attend a mandatory training session. Lisa Crawford, our Parent Ambassador, is offering training, on Tuesday, May 3rd, at 3:50pm. The training session will be in the auditorium. You may bring your children, as training will take no more than 15 minutes. Power of the Pack!
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Talent Show 2022

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Sports

Our cross country season is underway! Thank you so much to coaches Mark Cryderman and Angie Cryderman for all the time you devote to the teams. Additional thanks to Arica Dawson and Justin Davis for their assistance, as well! Power of the Pack!

4th Annual Lucas for LUCAS Charity Golf Outing

Please join us again on June 13th at Hartland Glen Golf Course for a fun filled day while supporting your local firefighters!! We are continuing our mission to provide local Fire Departments with LUCAS hands-free CPR devices. These machines are a tremendous asset to our first responders and are saving lives!


We are looking forward to seeing everyone, your support means so much to us and our communities!


Register today to save your spot! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/314749613567

Registration includes:


Drink Tickets, Cart & Range Balls, Hot dog at the turn, Pulled Pork Lunch, and a chance to win some great raffle prizes!


Contact us with any questions!

Kerry Vetter

248-767-0511

Vetter Family Oranization, Inc is a registered 501 (c)(3) non-profit

2021-22 Yearbooks for Sale

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Healthy Huskies

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Oakland County NEW School Quarantine Guidelines

Please see the attached document for the newly updated COVID guidelines.
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Camp Invention

The National Inventors Hall of Fame created Camp Invention to inspire future creators and entrepreneurs in a semi-structured environment that provides open-ended STEM activities.


Holly Academy’s camp will happen from 8/8 - 8/12/22.


This year students will explore:

  • Marble Arcade: Children zigzag through physics, engineering, and gaming as they build a mega marble arcade!
  • Spin Into the ATTIC: Art and STEM combine in this immersive experience with their robotic artist!
  • Robotic Aquatics: Children dive into ocean research and adopt their own aquatic animal!
  • Spacecation: Inspired by real space exploration, campers create Spacepacks and Astro-Arm devices to help them with glow-in-the-dark lunar discoveries and erupting ice volcanoes!

Register Today: https://invent-web.ungerboeck.com/programsearch/moreinfo.aspx?event=36670


Use the code INVENT15 to receive your $15 before 5/18/22.

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Staff Appreciation

Every year the Holly Academy PTO provides special treats for the staff during this week.


Here is what you and your student can do to get involved during the week of May 2nd - 6th.


Students:

There is no gift too big or too small to honor our teachers and staff during this week. Most importantly, we ask that you remember to say a simple “THANK YOU” to them. Due to the current restrictions and parents not being allowed in the building, we have made the "Favorite Things" list digital this year. Please click the link below if you are interested in doing something extra special this year!


Holly Academy Staff - Favorite Things


• Write a “Thank You” to a teacher(s) or staff member(s).

• Bring in a special treat or gift for your teacher(s) or staff member(s).


Thank you,


Holly Academy PTO

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UPCOMING EVENTS

  • May 4 - Wellness Fair 5:30 - 7:30pm
  • May 6 - PTO dress down day, $1.00
  • May 9 - NWEA testing begins
  • May 10 - 2nd/3rd grade concerts at 1:00pm & 6:30pm
  • May 11 - PTO meeting at 8:00am in the media center
  • May 12 - Y5, K, 1st grade concerts at 1:00pm & 6:30pm
  • May 13 - Half day of school, dismissal at 11:30am
  • May 13 - Middle school Walk for Water event
  • May 17 - 4/5th grade concerts at 1:00pm & 6:30pm
  • May 16 - Board of Directors meeting at 5:30pm in media center
  • May 19 - Outdoor Classroom Day
  • May 20 - Caring committee dress down day, $1.00
  • May 24 - AAE/Pan Jams concerts, 1:00pm & 6:30pm
  • May 24 - June 1 - Vision testing for Y5, 1st, 3rd, 5th, & 7th grades
  • May 26 - Band/Choir concerts at 1:00pm & 6:30pm
  • May 27 - Half day of school, dismissal at 11:30am
  • May 30 - Memorial Day, no school
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