Holly Academy News & Views

October 1, 2021

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As the calendar changes to October, it indicates that we are halfway through the first marking period. At the beginning of the year it takes a few weeks for teachers to post grades, as the first weeks are mainly spent on relationship building and setting routines, procedures, and expectations. Grades are now posted on Skyward and you can track your child's progress. This is the time to have conversations about good study habits and getting all assignments turned in, as there is still enough time prior to the end of the marking period to improve grades (academic and citizenship). We appreciate your partnership in educating your Husky! Dare to be remarkable!

"Thank you"!

Last week I thanked all the office staff for all they do to assist me in the Curriculum Director's absence. I failed to mention a very integral person to my success - Mrs. Cryderman! On a daily basis, she helps to make my job easier! Thank you so much, Mrs. Cryderman! It's great to be a Husky!

A huge, "THANK YOU" to Mrs. Short and Bella for weeding and decorating our entrance last weekend in preparation for fall. What a wonderful display of Husky Pride! Dare to be remarkable!
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Next week is the last "official" week of NWEA testing. We will be doing make-ups until the test window closes on October 15th. After the testing cycle closes we will meet to determine student interventions, if needed. We are very appreciative of Mrs. Bunka, Mr. Mison, Mrs. Price, and Mrs. Craven for ensuring the validity of testing! It's great to be a Husky!

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Picture Retakes

Picture retakes are on Oct. 4th. If your Husky was present for pictures on Sept. 9th and you want a retake, you must indicate on Josten's website referenced below and let your homeroom teacher know. For students that were absent or quarantined for picture day, Josten's has a list of those students ready for retakes.



Event Code: FE29221


Good news! Your Husky's photos are now available for viewing and ordering!

Click on the link below to create a free account and get started.


Steps to finding your student's photos.

1. Create a free account

2. Click "find your student" at the top of the page

3. Fill in all the boxes (school name - Holly Academy, event code: FE29221, student's first name and student's last name)

4. Click search

5. When asked for a home number type in the numbers of your address


  • You can personalize your photos with a variety of backgrounds and
  • Photos are shipped directly to your home
  • High-res digital downloads are available
  • If you have more than one child, you can order together and pay

Please email JostensPIXAdmin@jostens.com if you have any questions.

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Lost and Found

Please check our lost and found bin. The bin will be placed in the main entrance vestibule for your convenience. Any items not retrieved by Friday, October 15th will be taken to a charity like Goodwill. Thank you!
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Healthy Huskies

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Henry, Daphne, and Josie Schneider won 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in a fishing contest last weekend! It's great to be a Husky!

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October 5th:
Soccer is at home vs. CSA at 5:00pm
JV volleyball is at home vs. CSA at 5:00pm
Varsity volleyball is at home vs. CSA at 6:00pm

October 7th:

Soccer is away vs. Kingsbury at 5:00pm

JV volleyball is away vs. SOTL at 6:00pm

Varsity volleyball is away vs. LCS at 6:00pm

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Donations for Physical Education

Greetings Husky Families,

The Physical Education Department is looking to take some unwanted items off your hands. We are currently searching for certain pieces of equipment that could enhance our program. We are trying to keep a focus on reducing, reusing, and recycling. If you have any of the following items and would like to donate, we will happily accept them!

● Exercise bikes (old ones, or in need of minor repairs, are fine)

● Tennis rackets

● Ping pong paddles

● Compasses

● Baseball/softball hitting t’s

● Sleds

Smaller items can be dropped off in the office at any time of day. Larger items like sleds and exercise bikes may be dropped off at the big gym between 7:40am and 8:30am on Monday and Wednesdays.

Thank you so much!

Please email Mr. Spooner with questions: spoonert@hollyacademy.org

Chess Club (grades 2-8)

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Savory Sweets Fundraiser

The Holly Academy PTO fundraiser for Savory Sweets started today! All students should have received the item sheet and order form today. All orders are due by Friday, October 15th. Orders will be delivered the week of November 8th. The exact day of that week has not been determined yet. We will advise as soon as that date is known. If you have any questions regarding this fundraiser please email pto.hollyacademy@gmail.com.
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  • Oct. 4 - Picture re-take day
  • Oct. 6 - Count day
  • Oct. 8 - Half day, dismiss at 11:30am
  • Oct. 13 - PTO meeting at 8:00am in media center
  • Oct. 15 - Fall on the Farm
  • Oct. 18 - Virtual Book Fair begins
  • Oct. 20 - Unity Day - students can dress down if they wear orange top or Stand Up to Bullying shirt
  • Oct. 22 - Virtual Book Fair ends
  • Oct. 22 - JV volleyball tournament, 5:00-8:00pm
  • Oct. 22 - Soccer tournament, 5:00-8:00pm
  • Oct. 23 - JV volleyball tournament, 8:00am-5:00pm
  • Oct. 23 - Soccer tournament, 8:00am-5:00pm
  • Oct. 25 - Spirit Week begins
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