Holly El. Leadership Bulletin

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

December 3, 2015

Report Cards

Holly Area Schools uses a trimester system for reporting student achievement. At the elementary level, this includes three report card markings on December 3rd (1st trimester), March 17th (2nd trimester), and June 14th (3rd trimester). In order to view or print your child’s report card(s), you will log into Skyward Family Access on or after these dates.

Report cards will remain in Skyward throughout your child’s attendance in Holly Area Schools. Although paper report cards copies are no longer sent home, parents are welcome to come to the school to view and/or print.

Leadership Night

The Holly Elementary students and staff would like to thank our families and guests for attending our Leadership Night last Tuesday. We were very excited to share our Leader in Me Progress with you.

Below is a brief survey developed by our Student Data Team. Please take a moment to fill it out. (The survey can also be found on our Fusion web page). The data will be used to plan our future Leadership Events.

Leadership Night Survey Click Here!

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PTO News

Volunteers Needed: We are in need of volunteers to help with the Holiday Shop. You can sign up in the office, call the office or go to:


Holiday Grams are on sale in the office for $1.00 each!!

On Thursday, December 17, the PTO is sponsoring a Movie/Pajama/Hot Cocoa Day. The movie will be shown two times during the day and teachers will select the time that best fits their schedule. Students may wear “school appropriate” pajamas if they wish. (Please remember…weather permitting, students will be going outside for recess). In order to support our Green School initiative, we ask that students to bring in their own reusable plastic cup, if possible.

Community Service Project

Our November food drive sponsored by our Student Lighthouse Team is over. Our goal was to collect 400 items. We collected 543 items!! Way to go Holly El.!

Our December CSP is sponsored by our 2nd grade. They will be making "Placemats for Seniors." Watch our front showcase for goals and totals.

Make sure no Holly Area School District student goes without a toy for Christmas. We are collecting new toys for the Holly Area Youth Assistance Jacobsen/Quinn Toy Project. A donation bin is located in the office.

No School for Students

December 4, 2015

Teacher Professional Development Day

Connecting With The Habits

Habit #7 Sharpen the Saw: On January 29 (a day off for students and staff) several teachers will attend a workshop called "Emotionally Literate Learners." They will then share their knowledge with teachers unable to attend.

The good news...on January 28, Oakland Schools is offering a free version of this workshop for parents on this same topic. Check out this link for more information.

Scrip Orders

PTO Scrip orders came home with students yesterday. This is a perfect opportunity to purchase gift cards for the holidays AND support the school. Orders and money are due by Friday, December 11 and cards will be delivered by Thursday, December 17. You can also order online at ShopWithScrip.com using enrollment code: D6D573EA13268.

Calendar of Upcoming Events


4 No School for Students

9-11 PTO Holiday Shop

11 Scrip Orders Due

17 Scrip Orders Delivered

17 PTO Movie/Pajama/Cocoa Day

18 Classroom Holiday Celebrations

18 All School Sing-a-long 2:30 PM

21-January 1 Winter Break

(*If school is closed due to weather on the 17th or 18th, events will not be rescheduled*)

Co-Curricular Notes

The Music room has been hopping the last few weeks. The first graders have

finished their Native American music unit and our second graders learned a few

new dance steps while singing various folk songs. Our 3rd and 4th graders have been

continuing to challenge themselves on the tonette and recorders. However, the

most excitement is how our Christmas spirit is coming alive in songs! All the

students are busy preparing for our All School Christmas Sing-Along. It will be held

on FRIDAY, DECEMBER 18 at 2:30 p.m. in the gymnasium. We will be singing a few

holiday standards, along with some new songs. We hope you will join us in the fun!

If you are looking for something to do on the next few weekends, you might consider

the Holly Dickens Festival. Step back in time this holiday season to find yourself

caught up in the story of Charles Dickens', "A Christmas Carol". Hours are

Saturdays: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm and Sundays: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm. You might even

recognize some of our children singing during the event!

Help Wanted

Looking for work? Check out 2 opportunities below...

Holly Police Department

We are seeking help to advertise for crossing guards. Applications can be made at the Holly Police Dept​. Pay is $9.50 per hour. Times vary depending on assignment, but it's a before and after school position. Any questions can be directed to Michael Houck, Police Liason, at ext. 3219.

HAS Transportation Department

Holly Schools Transportation Dept. is looking for substitute bus drivers. Paid training is available. For more information, call 249-328-3090.