Hornet Happenings

A Bi-Monthly Newsletter from the Hollymead PTO

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September 16, 2022

Hello Hollymead!

We hope everyone has had a successful start to the school year! It's been wonderful to be able to have a little bit of a more normal start to the year.


Our first PTO meeting was a huge success! Thank you to everyone who came to the meeting. It was great to meet so many new people and see lots of familiar faces. Special thanks to Meagan Gregory for providing Crumble Cookies for our participants. We'd love for you to join us at our next meeting on Thursday, October 6, at 7 PM.


We are still searching for a few volunteers to help make this year fantastic! We are recruiting for Co-Vice-President, Co-Treasurer, Social Media Coordinator, and Co-Volunteer Coordinator. Please contact us at hollymeadptopresident@gmail.com if you're interested.

Back To School-Feed the Staff

Help shower the Hollymead Staff with appreciation on Back to School Night! Check out the Sign-Up Genius or sponsor a pizza for a staff member by donating $8 (or more) at PayPal.Me/hollymeadPTO or dropping off cash/check to the front office.

Please drop-off all items to the Hollymead Front Office by 3:00pm on Tuesday, September 20.

Kids Night Out Returns this Friday!



We are so excited to kick off another awesome season of Kids Night Out this Friday from 6-9 p.m., featuring all the same great activities your kids know and love along with an awesome new addition, now including a catered dinner! That's right, drop your kids off hungry! We've got mealtime covered!

Register for Camp4Real and a portion of the event proceeds will be donated back to the Hollymead PTO!

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THE EASIEST WAY TO SUPPORT THE PTO

The absolute easiest way to support the Hollymead PTO is by linking your shopping cards and Amazon Smile account. These simple things, with next to zero effort, can bring big cash for our students, staff, and classrooms. Last year, we earned over $1,000 from the grocery shopping program alone.


  • Register for Amazon Smile
  • Update your grocery cards to benefit Hollymead Elementary (Kroger: Hollymead ID# 80574 and Harris Teeter: Hollymead ID# 5899). These must be updated every year.

Spirit Wear

We've got Spirit...Wear! Check out our NEW Hollymead T-Shirt celebrating our 50th Anniversary! Pre-order your shirt now through September 20. You can order online at hollymeadpto.square.site or through a flyer that will be sent home next week. And stay tuned for even more Spirit Wear coming in later this season!

After School Clubs

PE Club

Does your child like to be active? Come join the PE Club in the Hollymead Gym on Tuesdays for FUN games and activities right after school!


All Grades (K-5)

2:30-3:30

Tuesdays, Sept 13, 20, 27


$30 (checks payable to Hollymead PTO) Please pack an extra snack for your child on club day. Pick Up at Hollymead Gym Doors.


Scholarships are available! Please contact Ms. Kopley for information about confidential scholarships.


Limited space still available, sign up for PE Club today.

French Club

For each Hollymead student that enrolls, a portion of the tuition will be donated back to the Hollymead PTO. For questions about the French Club please reach out to Michelle Katstra or 434-981-7201. Register at Alliance Francaise de Charlottesville.


French Club runs October 3rd through November 28th, with no class on November 17th.


Scholarships are available! Please contact Ms. Kopley for information about confidential scholarships.

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Art Club

Art club is a returning Hollymead favorite, with our very own Mrs. Foster. Session 1 and 2 are already filled. There are just a few spots left for Session 3. These two weeks are for young elves in training starting December 6th.


Classes will be on Tuesdays 2:30 - 3:45 p.m. Sign up for Art Club online.


Scholarships are available! Please contact Ms. Kopley for information about confidential scholarships.

Hospitality Update

Calling all baking enthusiasts! Would you like to volunteer to bake for the Hollymead Staff this year? Please send an email to hollymeadhospitality@gmail.com to be added to the volunteer baker list.




We are also looking for volunteers to purchase items for the Hollymead Staff Lounge. Please visit the Amazon Wish List.

Upcoming Dates

TUES 9/20 Back-to-School Night 6:30 PM

FRI 9/23 Camp4Real Kids Night Out

MON 9/26 No School


TUES 10/4 Picture Day

THUR 10/6 PTO Meeting 7:00 PM

THUR 10/27 No School

FRI 10/28 No School

Donate to the PTO

Come Visit Us on Social Media

If you have information to be included in our weekly Hornet Happenings, please remember to

Email us at hollymeadptocommunications@gmail.com by the Thursday before our

Sunday evening distribution.