Holly Academy News & Views

October 30, 2020

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Woohoo! We made it to the end of the first marking period! When we opened for face to face learning on August 31st, I was unsure how long we could stay open in this COVID environment. I am so proud of how our school community has worked together to ensure that our Huskies remain healthy and safe. As the new marking period begins we must remain vigilant with following health guidelines. We all know that COVID cases are rising in Michigan. The more you can do at home and in the community to keep health guidelines at the forefront, the longer we can keep our classrooms open. Enjoy your Halloween weekend while remaining cautious! Character defines us!

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Healthy Huskies

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Probable Case: A contact of a probable or confirmed case, or epidemiologically linked to a cluster with at least one confirmed case.

Confirmed Case: A person with laboratory confirmation of COVID-19 infection, irrespective of clinical signs and symptoms.

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COVID-19

We have received new guidelines from the Oakland County Health Department. The new directives are below.
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Starting next marking period (11/2) our elementary classrooms will begin utilizing Google Classroom. We will no longer be utilizing Odysseyware in our elementary classes. This allows our teachers to ensure that learning is aligned to what you have come to expect from Holly Academy.


We have completed our fall NWEA testing cycle. Student score reports will be mailed out next week. Should you have questions regarding your student’s individual scores, please contact your child’s teacher or Mrs. Potteiger. The data we receive from NWEA is used to inform our instruction for students at the individual level.

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Beginning Monday, ALL elementary HVA students will transition to Google Classroom. All assignments are expected to be uploaded through Google Classroom. Teachers will not accept work that is emailed to the teacher. Moving to Google Classroom allows us to better align with what our face to face students are doing inside the classroom. Should you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Potteiger. potteigj@hollyacademy.org


Young 5’s through 2nd grade HVA families,


If you are receiving paper copies for your student to complete, they must be returned each week. It is incredibly important that our teachers are able to enter grades to make sure our families have the most current grade information.

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Thank You

A special thank you to Cupcake & Kisses in Holly who brought our staff delicious cupcakes! We greatly appreciated your thoughtfulness!

Open Board Position

Holly Academy has an open Board seat on the Board of Directors. We are looking for a community member or parent who is interested in the value of education and would like to promote Holly Academy within the local area. If interested, please contact Holly Academy at 248-634-5554 or email Dave Cruickshank, Board President, at David.cruickshank.jr@gmail.com, or Julie Kildee, Director, at kildeej@hollyacademy.org.

Holly Food Distribution

Families may pick up seven days worth of meals every Wednesday at Holly High School from 3:30-5:30pm. Please pull around to the back parking lot for pick-up.
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Winner of the raffle

Congratulations to Nicole Scheich who is the winner of last week's raffle! It pays to read the newsletter!
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The Holly Academy Education Foundation (HAEF) is pleased to continue offering engraved commemorative brick pavers to our school community. Brick pavers are an important contribution because they are a small monument of memorabilia left for future generations to come. These pavers are the perfect way to honor individuals, friends, groups, clubs or businesses. All proceeds go directly to support HAEF as it works to expand educational opportunities for Holly Academy students.


https://www.hollyacademyeducationfoundation.org

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Camp Invention

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UPCOMING EVENTS

  • Oct. 31 - Happy Halloween
  • Nov. 5 - PTO meeting at 8:15am - via Zoom
  • Nov. 6 - PTO dress down day - $1.00
  • Nov. 12 - Report cards go home
  • Nov. 13 - PTO dress down day - $1.00
  • Nov. 18 - Board of Directors meeting at 5:30pm - in the auditorium
  • Nov. 20 - PTO dress down day - $1.00
  • Nov. 23 - Virtual parent/teacher conferences - 1:00-4:30pm & 5:30-8:00pm
  • Nov. 24 - Virtual parent/teacher conferences - 1:00-4:30pm
  • Nov. 25 - Half day of school, dismiss at 11:30am
  • Nov. 26 - Happy Thanksgiving
  • Nov. 27 - No school
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PTO Meeting


Please join us via Zoom for our next PTO meeting on Thursday, November 5th, at 8:15am.


Topic: November PTO Meeting

Time: Nov 5, 2020 08:15 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88048280604?pwd=TUtaN2VpWmhtdllXUUNsM2pIVkZDQT09

Meeting ID: 880 4828 0604

Passcode: GgV8F3


We hope to see you there!
PTO Board

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Last Chance

Just a reminder that the PTO is selling Crust Cares cards through November 2nd. They are redeemable for bread, cupcakes, cookies, and pies. Students will receive the cards by November 9th so they can be used or gifted for the upcoming holiday season. For more information please see the flyers below.
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Art to Remember

Hi families and friends,

Our school is participating in a creative fundraiser with Art to Remember that allows you to purchase keepsake products customized with your child's art. There are over 60 products and many are less than $15.


These make great gifts and a percentage of every purchase goes right back to our school. Click on the link below and enter the online order code shown on your child's order form or to search for your child's artwork. Then, have fun shopping!


All orders are due by November 2, 2020.

https://arttoremember.com/school/N95Q5E


Questions? Contact Nichole Bertucci nicholebert@yahoo.com

November Pizza slingers

The PTO is looking for 3 volunteers twice a week to sling pizza. Please sign up on the link below:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0A4AA4A62CA2F85-november

Congratulations

Thank you for reading our newsletter! Please email info@hollyacademy.org with your name and phone number to be entered in a raffle for a $5.00 gift certificate to Dairy Queen.
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