Hornet Happenings

A Bi-Weekly Newsletter from the Hollymead PTO

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February 27, 2022

Greetings, Hornets!

Happy (almost) March! Now that the weather is getting a little warmer it certainly feels like spring is just around the corner. The third semester is flying by!


This coming week is Read Across America Week and all Hollymead students are invited to participate by showing their bookish spirit! The theme schedule for the week is as follows:


  • Monday - Hats Off to Reading (wear a hat)
  • Tuesday - PAWSitively Wild About Reading (wear animal-print clothing or clothing with an animal on it)
  • Wednesday - Team Up for Reading (wear a sports shirt)
  • Thursday - Snuggle Up and Read! (Wear pajamas)



As a reminder, Friday, March 4th is a Teacher Work Day so there will be no school for students.


We also wanted to extend a big THANK YOU! to everyone who donated to our most recent Stock the Lounge for Hollymead staff. And of course thank you to our wonderful Hospitality volunteers, Shannon Hall and Allison Argawal! We’re so grateful to be able to show such appreciation for our awesome Hollymead staff!


A few additional dates for your calendars include:


  • Wednesday, March 2nd - PTO Board Meeting (7:30 PM)
  • Friday. March 11th - Kids Night Out (6:00 PM)
  • Saturday, March 26th - Hollymead Talent Show (4:00 PM)



Events are definitely starting to pick up as the weather (and COVID numbers!) improve, and we’re excited to hopefully be able to host more events this spring. As we solidify more events, we will be sure to keep you updated through newsletters and social media. Stay tuned, and go Hornets!


Meagan Gregory and Crystal Pariseau

Hollymead PTO Co-Presidents

Talent Show

The annual Hollymead Talent show is March 26.


Questions? Please email our Volunteer Chair Katie Arostegui: katie@thegracefulathlete.com

The Talent Show rehearsals and show will also provide volunteer opportunities for our Hollymead community. Please email hollymeadptovolunteer@gmail.com if you are interested in volunteering.

PTO Sponsored Camp4Real After School Club--Only a few spots remaining!

Ready for some fun, action-packed and hilarious camp-style games outdoors?!? Join our very own Mr. Carroll on Wednesdays and Camp4Real founder Scott Williams (aka Mr. Dubs) for FUN games and activities right after school!

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

Parachute games like Lifeguard, Step On It, Monkeys and Gorillas, Revenge of the Bulls, Samurai..

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

Revenge of the Bulls, Samurai, Paintball, Blob Tag, Chuck the Cherries…

Please pack an extra snack for your child on club day! Thank you!

The club will be held on the blacktop and soccer fields at Hollymead Elementary. Make up day/s will be either Wednesday or Thursday that week in case we have to cancel due to weather. Please pack an extra snack for your child on club day.


Click here to register.

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 3/2 PTO Meeting

FRI 3/4 No School for Students

FRI 3/11 Kids Night Out

WED 3/16 K-3 Camp4Real

THURS 3/17 3-5 Camp4Real

FRI 318 No School for Students

WED 3/23 K-3 Camp4Real

THURS 3/24 3-5 Camp4Real

SAT 3/26 Talent Show

WED 3/30 K-3 Camp4Real

THURS 3/31 3-5 Camp4Real

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.


Join Zoom Meeting
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