Holly Academy News & Views
October 7, 2022
Next Friday is our traditional “Fall on the Farm” event. We are so appreciative of our PTO and particularly Angie Cryderman, for planning this fun-filled day. Please remember to ensure your Husky wears layers that day. Often it is quite chilly in the morning, warming up in the afternoon. Mr. Kidd and I are looking forward to our first Fall on the Farm and spending the day with our Huskies enjoying the outside activities! It’s great to be a Husky!
HAEF "Thank You"
Thank you to all the parents who attended the virtual curriculum night. If you were not able to attend, I am working with Mr. Appleton to get the videos posted from the night to the Holly Academy website. As always, if you have questions or concerns please feel free to email me at email@example.com.
Both buildings are continuing with testing. Thank you students and staff for your hard work on the tests.
PD for Teachers
The Staff will be going through ALICE training today, October 7th. This training is provided by an officer from Michigan State Police and provides our staff an opportunity to be more prepared for a school emergency.
The RTI model used at Holly Academy is driven by data collected through standardized test scores, classroom performance, and teacher observations. Targeted students receive intervention services with increasing and decreasing levels of intensity, based on their individual needs. For example, a student will receive Tier 2 services before receiving Tier 3 services. Conversely, a student who is released from Tier 3 services will receive Tier 2 services before dropping back to Tier 1.
TIER 1: Teachers provide standards-based, differentiated instruction for ALL students in the classroom.
TIER 2: An interventionist provides support within the classroom for targeted students to participate in learning that is in addition to Tier 1. Progress monitoring occurs with greater frequency.
TIER 3: A certified teacher/interventionist provides services outside of the classroom to targeted students so they are participating in learning that is in addition to Tier 1 and Tier 2. A learning plan is formulated specifically for the student’s needs, including individualized assessments. Attendance is mandatory.
TIER 4: Targeted students participate in learning that includes special education certification, specialized programs, and modified content or instructional delivery.
Mrs. Craven (firstname.lastname@example.org) is happy to answer any questions about our Response to the Intervention RTI/MTSS (Multi-Tiered System of Supports) program.
Fall on the Farm
Fall on the Farm (fall-themed Field Day) will be Friday, October 14th. Most of the events are outside. Please make sure your child is dressed appropriately for the weather (layers). For any younger children that cannot tie their shoes, please make sure they have shoes they can put on themselves.
Class snacks will be cider and a Kellogg's Rice Krispie treat. Kroger brand powdered donuts will be used for the donut eating contest. If your child has an allergy to any of these items, please send in an alternate snack for your child. For the safety of those children with allergies, the PTO will not provide any alternatives for these items.
HAEF Fall Event
Come join us for a fun fall event with HAEF on October 16th. All funds raised help us continue to provide grants to Holly Academy with more than $49,000 given directly to classrooms in the last 9 years! Registration is due by October 11th.
Dentist R Us
The dentist team will be here on Friday, October 21st. Forms were sent home Monday, October 3rd. If you would like your child to participate please return the completed form to the office by Monday, October 17th. Extra forms are available in the office or you can download one from the link below. If you have any questions please contact the office.
Tuesday, October 11th
Away vs CSA at 5:00pm
Thursday, October 13th
At home vs Livingston Christian at 5:00pm
Michigan Jaguars Soccer
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to call 810-252-0330 or email email@example.com
Popcorn Volunteers Needed
Art Smart Program
Welcome to the 2022/23 Art Smart Program, which is sponsored by the Holly Academy PTO and run by parent volunteers. The program brings art into the classroom once per quarter. Each project focuses on an artist, art history, and a technique that allows the students to create a quality art piece. Please see the attached flyer for details.
2022-23 PTO Volunteer Opportunities
The PTO and Middle School online clothing stores are now open.
You may place orders today through October 17th.
Items in the store can be worn as part of your student’s uniform.
Remember elementary students CAN NOT wear hoodie sweatshirts.
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Please contact the parent volunteer Nichole Bertucci at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
HOLLY ACADEMY PTO IRON ON UNIFORM PATCHES
Uniform patches can be ironed onto clothing items to make them dress code appropriate.
- Add the patch to a crewneck sweatshirt (approved dress code colors only)
- Add the patch to a zip-up fleece jacket (approved dress code colors only)
If you have any questions regarding the patches, please email email@example.com
- Oct. 12 - PTO meeting at 8:00am in the auditorium
- Oct. 14 - Fall on the Farm
- Oct. 17 - Book Fair begins
- Oct. 19 - Board of Directors meeting at 5:30pm in media center
- Oct. 19 - Unity Day, students may dress down if they wear a Stand Up to Bullying shirt or orange shirt
- Oct. 21 - Book Fair ends
- Oct. 21 - PTO dress-down day, $1.00
- Oct. 24 - 28 - Spirit Week
- Oct. 31 - Happy Halloween
- Nov. 1 - Picture re-take day
- Nov. 4 - PTO dress-down day, $1.00
- Nov. 9 - PTO meeting at 8:00am in the auditorium
- Nov. 11 - PBIS dress-down day, $1.00