Holly El. Leadership Bulletin

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

February 4, 2016

February 15 ~ President's Day, No School

February 16 ~ Mid-winter Break, No school

Community Service Project (CSP)

We have two February CSPs...

The first is Jump Rope for Heart, sponsored by our 2nd and 3rd graders. Yesterday was the "jumping" event! Students raised over $1900.00.

Also, 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. Collection boxes will be located in each wing.

Our January CSP, Adopt-A-Pet, sponsored by our 5th grade is complete. Thanks to the generosity of students, parent, and staff, they exceeded their goal! They collected 154 items (goal 150) and $120.78 (goal $100.00). Way to go!!

Student Lighthouse Team Update (SLT)

The SLT stands for the Student Lighthouse Team. One of our jobs is to help organize the Community Service Projects. Here are our Community Service Projects:

November - Canned Food Drive / Winter Clothing Drive

December - Placemats for Seniors

January - Adopt-A-Pet

February - Birthday Bags for the Hungry / Jump Rope for Heart

March - Special Olympics

April - Autism Awareness / Bowls for Hunger

May - Community Beautification Rock Painting

We do Community Service Projects to help people in our community. Each grade level brainstormed ideas and then voted on a project to sponsor. After our project was set, we set a goal for what we could accomplish. Community Service Projects help us use all of the Habits. Every month you can check our goals in our front showcase.

Co-Curricular Corner - Mrs. Marchbanks/Art

Recently, 5th graders conducted a science experiment in art class; they started with only cups of water dyed red, yellow and blue. Their challenge was to recreate the entire color wheel, using only those three primary colors. They took notes on their discoveries and these notes will help with to complete an upcoming project. Third graders and kindergarteners will soon be engaging in some other color experiments in art class!

Sharpen the saw with your family at home by trying an art/science experiment at home!

You will need at least 3 empty cups, water, food coloring and paper towel. Set your 3 empty cups in a row. Fill the cups on the ends with water and drop food coloring into those two cups. Cut a paper towel in half and then fold it into quarters lengthwise. Stick one end of the paper towel into the colored water and one into the empty cup. Repeat with the other cup filled with water.

You will have to be patient to see what will happen next, but it is well worth the wait!

If you try this experiment at home email your results to Mrs. Marchbanks at alison.marchbanks@has-k12.org and your discovery could be published for all to see in next week's newsletter!

Coming Soon!!!

Watch for details in our next newsletter on Holly Elementary Science Week. Information will include details on grade level projects and supplies that may be needed.

Connecting With The Habits

Habit #5 Think Win-Win: At our last Habit Huddle students had the opportunity to watch a short student-created video clip on playground issues and how issues can be solved by using a win-win approach.

PTO News

Valentine Grams will be on sale in the office for $1.00 each. Valentine Spirit Sticks will be delivered to students on February 12, 2016.

Save the Date ~ February 25, 2016

Winter Carnival ~ 5:30-7:00 PM

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


5 1st Grade to Flint Children's Museum

5 2nd Grade to Longway Planetarium

12 5th Gr. Middle School Schedule Sheets Due

15 President's Day-No School

16 Mid-Winter Break-No School

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)