Holly Academy News & Views

April 22, 2022

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At the Board of Directors meeting on Wednesday evening, Salwa Kinsey was selected as the next Director of Holly Academy. Mrs. Kinsey has verbally accepted the position and is currently involved in the contract process. We are so excited to welcome Mrs. Kinsey to our Husky Pack! You will be learning much more about Mrs. Kinsey in the upcoming weeks. 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:


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, April 29th. Dare to be remarkable!


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.


The office staff has noticed an increase in students coming in late and leaving early. Please make sure your child is in their class by 8:00am. It is very disruptive to the learning environment when students come in late or leave early.
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Spring Testing

M-STEP began this week with 5th and 6th graders testing in ELA. Well done to the students who took their time on this lengthy test. 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, the rest of the grades will test in ELA, while 8th grade will test in Social Studies and Science. 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!

Take Your Child to Work Day

April 28th is ‘Take Your Child to Work Day.' This is a great opportunity for your child to see what it is you do every day. Should you choose to take them to work with you, please be sure you have turned in the appropriate form to the office by April 25th. Thank you!

Honoring our Readers

This morning, we honored our March is Reading Month top readers in each grade level with a breakfast. We are so proud of their commitment and achievement!

Front row: Xander Verdun, Larkynn Hurst, Krishna Hart, Kylee Toomer, Audrey Defoe, Wyatt Wilson, and Mrs. Craven

Back row: Ms. Kildee, Colton Pence, Madison Lowery, Aiden Gilford, Maylie Hegdahl, and Ms. Burns

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Earth Day

With today being Earth Day, Ms. Adrianse and her 6th grade students spent their class time beautifying our campus. Check out the pic!

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 flyers.

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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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May Breakfast and Lunch Ordering Information

Holly Academy Families,

The breakfast and lunch menus for May have been completed. All orders must be placed by 10:00am on Monday, April 25th.

Some families have accidentally missed a meal when making their meal selections. If you want to double check to make sure you have added all meals into your cart before checking out, there are 21 breakfasts and 19 lunches for May for a total of 40 meals.

Field trips are back!! There are many field trips planned for the end of the school year. Students will be at school for breakfast, but not for lunch if they are attending a field trip.

Young 5's: Wednesday, May 11th

1st Grade: Wednesday, May 25th

3rd Grade: Tuesday, May 24th

4th Grade: Thursday May 5th and Thursday, May 19th

Middle School: Wednesday, May 4th

If you have sufficient funds in your child’s myschoolaccount, please go to www.myschoolaccount.com and place your order.

If you are unsure how much money your child has in their myschoolaccount, you can log in and view that information at any time.

If you do not have sufficient funds in your myschoolaccount you will need to add funds via RevTrak. Please use this link to add funds. RevTrak - Food Service

Below are sample pizza amounts for May only.

Pizza Days (Mondays and Fridays, plus Tuesday, 5/31)

1. 1 slice w/ White Milk (no cost)

2. 1 slice w/ Chocolate Milk (no cost)

3. 2 slices w/ White Milk ($1.50)

4. 2 slices w/ Chocolate Milk ($1.50)

5. 3 slices w/ White Milk ($3.00)

6. 3 slices w/ Chocolate Milk ($3.00)

Sample payment amounts for pizza orders (pricing is only for the May dates):

2 slices on Mondays/Tuesday, 5/31/Fridays for all applicable days: $10.50

3 slices on Mondays/Fridays for all applicable days: $21.00

2 slices on Mondays/Tuesday, 5/31 only for all applicable days: $7.50

3 slices on Mondays only for all applicable days: $15.00

2 slices on Fridays only for all applicable days: $3.00

3 slices on Fridays only for all applicable days: $6.00

If you have any questions regarding the menu or food service program please contact Angie Cryderman at crydermana@hollyacademy.org.

Food Service

Please note that no lunch option will be available to students on the day(s) they will be attending a field trip. All students will be required to bring a lunch to take on the field trip with them.

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 two trainings, one at drop-off, and one after dismissal, to make it easier for parents to attend. Please plan on attending training on Tuesday, April 26th at 8:00am or Tuesday, May 3rd, at 3:50pm. Both training sessions will be in the auditorium. You may bring your children, as training will take no more than 15 minutes. Power of the Pack!

Take Your Child to Work Day

The annual Take Your Child to Work Day will be celebrated on April 28, 2022. This year’s theme is “New Possibilities Create New Horizons.” This event is an opportunity for girls and boys to learn about the world of work, the challenges their parents face, and how the schoolwork they do today will help them in their future. If you are planning to participate in the event with your daughter, son, or relative, please see the attached document. Please return the slip below to your child’s teacher by the end of the day Monday, April 25th

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RevTrack Maintenance

Due to the scheduled maintenance, all Web stores and RevTrak admin portals will be unavailable from Friday, April 22nd at 11:00pm CT to Saturday, April 23rd at approximately 8:30am CT. We apologize for any inconvenience caused by this maintenance.

Middle School Dance

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Talent Show 2022

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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


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.


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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  • April 25 - Y5/K round-up - no school for current Y5 and kindergarten students
  • April 28 - Take Your Child to Work Day
  • April 29 - Middle school "Spring Fling" dance from 7:00-9:00pm
  • April 29 - PTO dress down day, $1.00
  • April 30 - "Boys' Day Out" PTO bowling event
  • 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 17 - 4/5th grade concerts at 1:00pm & 6:30pm
  • May 18 - Board of Directors meeting at 5:30pm in media center
  • 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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