Holly El. Leadership Bulletin

A "Leader in Me" Lighthouse School "Let Our Light Shine"

February 18, 2016

A Note From the Principal

I am happy to announce that my wife gave birth to a baby boy last Friday! Henry Gray DeSana and his mother are both in excellent health. I have spent this week at home with my family, Sharpening our Saw and enjoying these wonderful first days of life. I will be returning to the building on Monday, February 22nd.

Parent Workshop @ Oakland Schools

Oakland Schools is offering a new parent workshop titled: Understanding Assessment and Grading in Schools Today with National Speaker Tom Schimmer.

Tom Schimmer is an independent education author, speaker, and consultant from Vancouver, British Columbia (Canada). He is recognized as a leader and expert in the areas of assessment for learning, sound grading practices, educational leadership, and positive behavior interventions and supports.


Community Service Project (CSP)

Our Kindergarten students are sponsoring Birthday Bags for the Hungry. They are collecting boxed cake mixes and canned frosting. Their goal is to collect 70 of each item. A collection box will be located in the lobby.

Co-Curricular Corner - Mr. Mclaughlin/P.E.

On 2/3/16 we had our annual Jump Rope For Heart event. It was a great success and our 2nd and 3rd graders raised over $2,000 for the American Heart Association! Students also learned the three most important things they can do to live a heart healthy life eat healthy foods, exercise everyday, and stay away from bad habits like smoking.

Our next fitness week will be next week, and 3rd-5th grade will be tested on sit-ups. We will be testing the shuttle run test also to wrap up all testing before our gymnastics week with Stars and Stripes Gymnastics, so I can go over Leadership Notebooks with all 3rd-5th grade students at this time!

Connecting With The Habits ~ “Healthy Habits” are coming to Holly Elementary.

Our Parent/Teacher Lighthouse Committee has organized a parent/child group that will learn all about healthy eating and exercise. This event will be led by Parent Lighthouse Leader, Mrs. Stacey Sheahan and assisted by her 4th grade daughter, Sydney Sheahan. “Healthy Habits” will be every Thursday from 3:45-4:45, in the cafeteria.

Families will love learning together how to cook and prepare yummy healthy meals. Everyone will also learn fun and easy ways to be active in order to stay healthy. Every week there will be a crockpot and dessert recipe to take home and enjoy with the whole family. Please join us on Thursdays, at Holly Elementary, in the cafeteria.

Science Week

March 28 - April 1 will be Science Week @ Holly Elementary. We will have Science Fair projects, Hat Parades and more! Watch for information coming home with students.

PTO News - Winter Carnival Next Week - Save the Date!!

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Join us for our Bowling for Backpacks Event!

Bowling for Backpacks March 20th! Tickets now available, $10 per person includes 2 hours of bowling, pizza & pop and lots of fun! There also will be a Basket Raffle, Bake Sale, and 50/50. Please contact Karen at kgietzenstewart@gmail.com for Tickets, to be a Lane Sponsor, to donate for our raffle or just for more information. All proceeds go directly to Holly's Blessings in a Backpack program! Please share!

School Closing Information

If it becomes necessary to close school due to poor weather conditions, mechanical or other emergency reasons, announcements will be made on the following stations:

96 FM, 102.5 FM, 108 FM, 760 AM, 950 AM

TV Channels 2, 4, 7, 12, 50, 62

A Skylert message will go out as well, please confirm your phone numbers in Skyward.

Holly Schools Snow Sports Club

The Ski Club meets on Tuesday evenings (weather permitting) from 4:15-6:30 p.m. at Mt. Holly. Please remember your child can use their student card for discounted rates Monday-Friday.

Calendar of Upcoming Events


18 5th Gr. to Holly Middle School

19 5th Gr. to the DIA

25 Winter Carnival 5:30-7:00 PM

25 1st Grade Musical 7:00 PM (in the cafeteria)