The Cardinal Rule

A Weekly Update for Holly Tree Families

Holly Tree Elementary Calendar

Upcoming events at our school.

Identification for Check-out and Volunteering

Please always bring your ID if you are volunteering, checking out a student, or visiting for lunch. Our new system requires an ID to be scanned to search offender registries. In addition, only those on your child's emergency contacts will be permitted to check out your child or visit them for lunch at school. If you have someone who is not on your list picking up or visiting, please send a written note with your signature and phone number for verification. Thank you for your compliance with this request.

A Note From Nurse Kim

From December 5-9, 2022, we will be observing National Influenza Vaccination Week


National Influenza Vaccination Week is a critical opportunity to remind everyone 6 months and older that there’s still time to protect themselves and their loved ones from flu this flu season by getting their annual flu vaccine if they have not already. Currently, flu activity is elevated across the country, so this week will serve to remind people that there is still time to benefit from the first and most important action in preventing flu illness and potentially serious flu complications: get a flu vaccine today.

Upcoming Events

Holiday Choral Concert

Tuesday, Dec. 13th, 6:30pm

3020 Web Trce

Wilmington, NC

Our very talented Cardinal Chorus, under the direction of Miss Gardner, will present their Holiday Choral Concert on Tuesday, December 13th at 6:30 p.m. The concert will be held in the multipurpose room. We look forward to sharing our music with you!

Holiday Parade

Tuesday, Dec. 20th, 10am

3020 Web Trce

Wilmington, NC

Our countdown of the 12 Days of December culminates with our Holiday Parade! We invite all families to attend. The parade will be held on the track. We will have tables set up outside for sign-in and then ask families to line the inside of the track. Students are invited to dress as their favorite Holiday Book or Movie Character. Hope you will join us!

12 Days of December

12 Days of December


Monday, December 5th - Mad About Plaid Day! Wear your favorite plaid clothes


Tuesday, December 6th - Candy Cane Day! Wear red and white


Wednesday, December 7th - Walking in a Winter Wonderland! Wear white!


Thursday, December 8th - MistleToes Day! Wear festive socks


Friday, December 9th - Countdown to Vacation Day! Dress up like you are going on vacation!


Monday, December 12th - Tree Topper Day! Wear a hat, headband, bow


Tuesday, December 13th - Twinkle Tuesday! Wear lights or tinsel


Wednesday, December 14th - Grinch Day! Let’s Grow the Grinch’s Heart 3 sizes by spreading kindness! Don’t forget to wear green!


Thursday, December 15th - Jingle Bell Day! Wear your bells


Friday, December 16th - Comfy Cozy Day! The weather outside is frightful so let’s be cozy in our pjs!


Monday, December 19th - Happy Hanukkah! Wear blue and white


Tuesday, December 20th - Holiday Parade! Dress as your favorite Holiday Book or Movie Character!

Donation Request

Did you know our teachers spend two planning periods per week meeting in teams? During these meetings, they look at students' data and develop lesson plans to meet all student needs. We have recently begun working on a comfortable room for these meetings, and we need your help. Please use the button below to access our Sign-up Genius if you would like to donate coffee, water, or snacks for our teachers during their planning times. We will be accepting donations monthly. Donations can be dropped off in the office labeled "Teacher Planning."

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