Hornet Happenings

A Bi-Weekly Newsletter from the Hollymead PTO

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March 13, 2022

Hello, Hollymead!

We hope everyone enjoyed the (hopefully last!) taste of winter this weekend. We know we’re all looking forward to warmer weather starting next week, just in time for our PTO-sponsored Camp4Real afterschool club! For more details, please see the Camp4Real section later in this newsletter.

We are also gearing up for our Hollymead Talent Show, that will be held on March 26th at 4:00 on the black top. We are so thankful to our wonderful volunteer Talent Show coordinator Katie Arostegui for all of the work she has put into helping Hollymead’s talented students prepare for the show! Please plan on coming out to support our students on the 26th.

A few more reminders for important days in the upcoming weeks:

  • Friday, March 18th - Teacher Work Day (no school for students)
  • Wednesday, March 30th - Dining Night Out - Torchy’s Tacos
  • Friday, April 1st - Half day for students
  • Saturday, April 2nd - Sunday, April 10th - Spring Break
  • Wednesday, April 13th - Hollymead PTO Meeting
  • Monday April 25th - Friday April 29th - Scholastic Book Fair

Finally, don’t forget that 2021-2022 yearbooks are on sale now (flyers went home in folders last week)! The last day for flyer ordering is April 1st and the last day for online ordering is April 3rd.

Thanks, as always, to all of our volunteers, as well as all of the families, caregivers, staff, and students that make the Hollymead community so great.

Go Hornets!

Hollymead PTO Co-Presidents

Meagan Gregory and Crystal Pariseau

Talent Show

The PTO would like to formally invite you to the annual Talent Show, Saturday, March 26th at 4:00 - 5:30 pm.

Admission is FREE! During our Intermission you will be able to purchase Spirit Wear, snacks and water. All Benefits proveed to the PTO which will benefit our Hollymead students and staff.

Due to current safety protocols, the show will take place outdoors, on the black top behind the portable trailers. Please bring your own folding chairs and/or beach blanket to sit on. Seating is first come first serve.

We will need help to create an outdoor stage to make it festive! The PTO extends an invite to all Hollymead families, teachers and staff who may be interested in helping transform the black top into a stage. If so, please consider donating to the Decoration/Supplies/Time (SignUpGenius) List found here.


Your Talent Show Volunteer, Katie Arostegui

Yearbooks On Sale

Yearbooks are on sale through Friday, April 1st! Sales fliers went home last week (additional fliers are available in the front office). The cost per yearbook is $20. Please make checks payable to Hollymead Elementary PTO.

You can also order online through Sunday, April 3rd:


Use code: 65031X

5th Grade Baby Pictures and Virtual Students Pictures

5th grade families and caregivers, please upload baby pics of your 5th grader for the yearbook to their teacher's folder on Google Drive. Make sure your picture is named after your child. The deadline is April 15.

Families and caregivers of Virtual Students, please upload baby pics of your 5th grader for the yearbook to their teacher's folder on Google Drive. Make sure your picture is named after your child. The deadline is April 15.


Our PTO sponsored Camp4Real After School Club will start next week! Thank you so much for signing your students up. Parents, please send in a change of dismissal the first week of After School Club.

Mr. Dubbs and Mr. Carroll cannot wait to welcome you to these fun 3 weeks. In case we have to postpone due to weather we will communicate with you via email. We are hoping for 3 weeks of great weather. In case we have to cancel a club date, we would like to make it up the same week by moving the club to a Friday or correspondingly to a Wednesday or Thursday. We will be in touch about these changes as needed.

K - 3rd, Wednesdays, March 16, 23, 30: Camp4Real Rising-Stars

3 - 5th, Thursday, March 17, 24, 31: Camp4Real All-Stars

See you then! Questions? Please email: hollymeadptovolunteer@gmail.com.

PTO Sponsored Kid's Day Off

Dining Night Out

Have you tried Torchy's Tacos in The Shops at Stonefield? Mark your calendars for Wednesday, March 30 from 10 am - 10 pm. You can eat tacos for lunch AND dinner, all while supporting the Hollymead PTO. Just show the flyer or a digital copy of the flyer at the register and 15% of your purchase will go back to Hollymead. (Online and delivery orders are excluded) Come out and support this new restaurant and your school!
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Volunteers Needed

We have multiple openings across our Board positions. To learn more, please contact our volunteer chairs (hollymeadptovolunteer@gmail.com) or presidents (hollymeadptopresident@gmail.com).

Co-Chair Hospitality Volunteer

Talent Show Volunteers

Book Fair Volunteers

Lost and Found Volunteer

Co-Communications Chair

Upcoming Dates

WED 3/16 K-3 Camp4Real

THURS 3/17 3-5 Camp4Real

FRI 318 No School for Students, Camp4Real Kids Day Out

WED 3/23 K-3 Camp4Real

THURS 3/24 3-5 Camp4Real

SAT 3/26 Talent Show

WED 3/30 K-3 Camp4Real, Dining Night Out at Torchy's

THURS 3/31 3-5 Camp4Real

FRI 4/1 Half-Day

SAT 4/2-SUN 4/10 Spring Break

WED 4/13 PTO Meeting

MON 4/25-FRI 4/29 Scholastic Book Fair

PTO Meeting Information

Our PTO meetings are held on the first Wednesday of the month on Zoom. All family members and caregivers are invited and encouraged to attend. The Zoom link is the same for each meeting.

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Meeting ID: 390 430 0889
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