Holmes Elementary School - Week Ending - 11/9/2018
Holiday Gift Basket
We will again be participating in the Oak Park/River Forest Holiday Gift Basket Program. This will be the 7th year that Holmes has participated in this program. Last year we purchased gifts for 25 people. We’re asking the Holmes School families to become involved in helping the larger Oak Park/River Forest Community through the Community of Congregations Holiday Food and Gift Basket Program.
We are handling this as a group project, you will not be asked to purchase an individual gift. The suggested donation is $5 per student to cover the cost of purchasing gifts for these families, however, any donation would be greatly appreciated. Please submit donations in an envelope marked “gift basket” to your child’s teacher by Friday, November 30.
Lori and Margaret
Weather Appropriate Dress
Please make sure your child is dressed appropriately for the weather. We go out for recess unless the wind chill temperature falls below 10. We have a warming center when the wind chill temp is below 20, but all children have to go out for at least 10 minute.
Holmes Sewer Line
Celebrate Holmes Staff
Families, have you noticed a Holmes teacher or staff member who deserves a compliment or a thank you? Has this person made a difference for your child? Please share the reason in a brief email to me (email@example.com) so that we may recognize and thank them!
IMPORTANT DATES/THINGS TO REMEMBER
- Turkey Trot - November 20
- Thanksgiving Break - November 21-23 - No School
- On-site dental clinic - December 5-7 - Info will be coming home soon
- Link 2 Learning - December 12 - 8:00-9:45
Community Hawk Nest
The PTO and Holmes School Needs You!
How Scrip Works: ShopWithScrip is a different kind of fundraiser—with the help of over 750 brands, it turns your everyday shopping into earnings for our Holmes School. By paying for your purchases with gift cards, also known as scrip, you’ll earn money for Holmes on your everyday purchases (groceries, gas, dining out, home improvement projects, clothing, travel, and more). How? Every gift card has a rebate percentage on it, normally between 2% and 16%. That rebate goes directly to OUR SCHOOL.
Family Registration is easy
1) Log on to ShopWithScrip.com
2) Click "Join Program" Blue Button
3) Enter Holmes PTO Enrollment Code 6BL378C861333
4) Shop Away! You use the gift card (at its full value) on your everyday shopping. I.e. a $100 Old Navy Gift card purchased through the Holmes PTO ShopWithScrip program earns you $100 of Old Navy Merchandise AND Holmes School $14 cash. (Old Navy Rebate is 14%).
5) Gift Card Delivery
E-Cards delivered directly to your email at the time of purchase. In order to keep shipping costs at a minimum, physical gift card orders will be placed on the 1st Tuesday of each month and delivered to the Holmes School the following week.