Holly Academy News & Views

April 30, 2021

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"An investment in knowledge pays the best interest." (Ben Franklin) Our Board of Directors invests countless volunteer hours in service to Holly Academy. We are so appreciative of their dedication to HA. At Wednesday's Board meeting we welcomed two new Board members, Diane Kullis and Matt Gerard. At her very first meeting Diane agreed to accept the role of Vice President! Mrs. Kullis and Mr. Gerard are filling the seats vacated by Diane Wujciak and Joan Ehrhardt. Mrs. Wujciak had served as a Board member for 20 years! Many of those years she led the Board as President. Mrs. Ehrhardt served on the Board for six years, also serving as Board President. As the governing body for Holly Academy, our Board plays a significant role in our success. Without them, we would be a ship without a rudder! Power of the Pack!

Teacher Appreciation

May 3rd - 7th is "Teacher Appreciation Week". At Holly Academy, we honor all of our staff members this week. We are especially grateful to our entire staff for working tirelessly, five days a week, in-person, since August 31st. With the exception of a few weeks around the Christmas holiday, we have done what no other public school in the local area has done. For this I am SO GRATEFUL; however, without our teachers, support staff, substitute teachers, and maintenance team, we could not have pulled it off. Our Holly Academy staff is second to none and they deserve huge KUDOS for working so steadfastly in this COVID environment. It's great to be a Husky!

Summer School

Holly Academy will be offering summer school this year. To receive funding we must offer eight weeks of math and reading. We will offer two, half day, three-week sessions and one two-week session at no cost to you. You can opt your Husky into any or all of the sessions. Please fill out the Google Form below if you are interested. Dare to be remarkable!


https://forms.gle/46wQfM56sDaZgc4z8

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Calling all 8th graders going to Holly High!


On Wednesday, May 5th, Holly High School will be administering a reading assessment to all students enrolled in Holly High for the 2021-2022 school year at Holly Academy. Your student should have brought home a permission slip for testing purposes. Please return the signed permission slip no later than Monday, May 3rd. This test is utilized to determine placement in freshman year English classes. Should you have any questions regarding the testing, please contact the Holly High counseling office.


Any students planning to attend Holly High also need to remember the deadline for applications for testing out are due by Friday, May 14th. Please click on the website below to access the test out application and instructions.


https://www.hask12.org/schools/holly-high-school/hhs-counseling/testing-out/

HVA

On Monday, May 3rd, our fifth grade HVA students will take the ELA and social studies M-Step assessments in the middle school computer lab.


On testing days, HVA students should report to the middle school computer lab at 10:00 am for a 10:15 start time. Please send a lunch and water bottle with your student. Parents should plan on picking up their student no later than 2:45 pm at the middle school computer lab door. Fifth grade parents of HVA students have also received an email with these directions from Mrs. Potteiger.


All NWEA testing for HVA students will be administered remotely. Testing will look very similar to the winter testing session from January. A link to the Zoom meeting will be sent out to all HVA students by Tuesday.


The testing dates are as follows:


Wednesday, May 5th 1:00 - 3:00 NWEA math Y5’s - 8th grade


Friday, May 7th 8:05 - 10:00 NWEA reading Y5’s - 8th grade


Monday, May 10th 1:00 - 3:00 NWEA science 3rd - 8th grade


Wednesday, May 12th 1:00 - 3:00 NWEA ELA 3rd - 8th grade


Please contact Mrs. Potteiger, Mrs. Price, or Mrs. Craven with any questions regarding NWEA testing for your HVA student.

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Healthy Huskies

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We want the fourth term to be as safe and healthy as possible. To achieve this it is imperative that you are symptom-checking your Husky each morning. Should your student/s display any symptoms of sickness, please keep them home. Power of the Pack!
If you or your Husky receives a positive COVID result, please contact the school as soon as possible. On a weekend or in the evening, you can email any of the administrators. There are measures that we have to take immediately, including contacting the health department if a student tests positive. Thank you.
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UPCOMING EVENTS

  • May 5 - Happy Cinco de Mayo!
  • May 6 - PTO meeting at 8:15am via Zoom
  • May 7 - Half day, dismiss at 11:30am, free dress down day
  • May 9 - Happy Mother's Day!
  • May 14 - Caring Committee dress down, $1.00
  • May 21 - PTO dress down, $1.00
  • May 26 - Board of Directors' meeting, 5:30pm in the media center
  • May 28 - Half day, dismiss at 11:30am, free dress down day
  • May 28 - Alumni senior walk through, 9:00-11:00am
  • May 31 - Memorial Day, no school

Thank You

Many thanks to the Cross Country team for being environmentally conscious and cleaning up our campus on Earth Day!

Cross Country Schedule

  • May 4 - JV at 5:00pm, varsity at 6:00pm away at SOTL
  • May 13 - JV at 5:00pm, varsity at 6:00pm away at Cornerstone,
  • May 20 - JV at 5:00pm, varsity at 6:00pm at home
  • May 27 - JV at 5:00pm, varsity at 6:00pm away at LCS
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BRICK PAVER

Through HAEF, you can leave a lasting imprint for your child on Academy grounds. A personalized paver is a permanent way to document your child’s years at Holly Academy. Pavers ordered this school year are installed over the summer. Students returning to HA next fall will enjoy finding their pavers and seeing it as they grow throughout their years at the Academy.
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Staff Appreciation Week is May 3rd thru May 7th

What you and your student can do to get involved during this week:


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!


Staff Appreciation_Favorite Things

• Write a “Thank You” to 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

PTO Meeting

Please join us at our virtual PTO meeting at 8:15am on May 6, 2021. We will be conducting PTO Board elections. We look forward to seeing you there! Power of the Pack!


Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/5925047525?pwd=U2hSUUdncnErOUlGcFNrK3c2U0dlUT09


PTO Board

May/June Pizza Slingers Needed

The PTO is looking for three volunteers twice a week, Mondays and Fridays to sling pizza. Please sign up on the link below.
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0A4AA4A62CA2F85-mayjune
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