Holly Academy News & Views

January 13, 2023

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"Join our Pack"! Spread the word to your friends and colleagues that Holly Academy's open enrollment period is now through March 1st. Current families will receive a free yearbook if a new family enrolls at HA, so spread the word to family and friends about how great it is to be a Husky!

Our new family "Meet & Greet" for prospective Y5, K, and 1st grade students is Monday, February 27th from 6:30-7:30pm. Our guests can come and meet the staff and discover what makes HA remarkable. It's great to be a Husky!

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Welcome to the new semester. The semester ends today January 13th. Which means we are halfway through the year. I want to take a second to say thank you to all the people who have welcomed me as part of the family at Holly Academy. I look forward to continuing my dedication to HA's parents, students, and staff. Here are a couple of upcoming things to take note of:

  • Fun Friday Lunch on January 20th will be for the 5th graders. This is new to the 5th grade. The 5th-grade students will get the opportunity to eat together in the main gym and then when they are finished they will be allowed to have recess together.

  • Monday morning breakfast club will be changed to every other week. So we will not have a breakfast club on January 16th. We will resume on January 23rd with the 7rh grade parents volunteering to help.

Please see the link below for more information and a chance to sign up to volunteer:


  • Transition to High School Night will be on January 24th at 6pm in the auditorium. All 8th graders and parents should attend. Eighth graders who attend will receive a dress-down coupon. The homeroom with the most students present will also receive a pizza party. Snacks will be provided. If you have an 8th grader and want to know what local high schools have to offer this is your night.

  • Transition to Holly Academy Middle School is scheduled for February 8th at 6pm. This is for all 5th-grade students and parents. This will take place in the auditorium. It will consist of a slideshow with what HA has to offer. The students will participate in a middle school tour and have a Q&A. Fifth-grade students attending will receive a dress-down coupon.

NWEA testing begins January 17th and runs through February 3rd. We are excited to see student growth at this point in the school year. I wanted to take a moment to thank all of the teachers for their hard work and the positive preparation they are providing students for the upcoming tests. A huge thank you to Mrs. Bunka, Mrs. Nabozny, and Mrs. Craven for taking the lead as our proctors, and spending hours to ensure these next three weeks of testing unfold seamlessly. Please look for communication from your child's classroom teacher regarding testing dates. You can help your student by encouraging them to do their best and ensuring they get the proper rest the night before and a healthy breakfast the day of testing.

Holly Academy will be hosting its annual spelling bee for 3rd through 8th grade on February 9th during the school day. Students can come to the office starting January 17th to pick up the words. Hope to see lots of students participate.

Have a great weekend!

Chris Kidd

Curriculum Director

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Crosswalk Helpers

We are looking for morning help in the parking lot to help direct traffic. This is a paid position which would be from 7:30-8:00am on all school days. If you are interested in helping out please email melerojose@hollyacademy.org.

Re-Enrollment 2023-24 School Year

Holly Academy needs to have a record of ALL CURRENT STUDENTS who are planning to continue attending Holly Academy in the fall of 2023.

If you have not filled out the form please click on the link below.

Please note that you MUST fill out an ENROLLMENT APPLICATION for new siblings, such as Young 5's or Kindergarteners, that are NOT currently attending Holly Academy. Provide the names of new students at the end of this form and the office will provide you with the enrollment application.
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Science Fun

Mrs. Price would like to send a huge thank you to Heather Dawson, parent of one of our 6th-grade students, for securing sea lamprey specimens for students to dissect from the University of Michigan-Flint Department of Natural Sciences. Mrs. Dawson's knowledge and expertise about sea lamprey provided an exceptional educational experience. Without her and the donations from the University of Michigan Flint Department of Natural Sciences, the 6th graders would not have been able to complete the dissection just before break as part of the life science curriculum. Special thanks are also owed to our brave parent volunteers willing to assist in the sea dissection. Here are some pictures from their experience.

From the Board of Directors

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Lost and Found

Please check the lost and found in the elementary and middle school buildings. All items will be donated if not picked up by Jan. 27th.
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Notice of Pesticide Treatment

Holly Academy Families,

Please see the attached image of the postcard which we received. This is a notification that a pesticide treatment will be applied to our north property line, which is the fenceline between the Holly Academy property and the railroad tracks. That fenceline is a Consumers Energy easement. If you have any questions regarding this, please use the phone number listed on the postcard. This treatment is not done by or contracted by Holly Academy, all inquiries should be directed to the number on the postcard.

Thank you,

Jose Melero

Facilities Director

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Ski Club

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Boy's Basketball

January 14

JV basketball tournament away at Cornerstone

January 17

Varsity game at home vs LCS at 5:00pm

January 21

Varsity basketball tournament away at SOTL

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January 18

Cheerleading tournament away at SOTL at 5:30pm

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Husky Helps Pantry

The Husky Helps pantry is available to all families. The pantry is open every school day from 7:40am - 3:40pm. If you would like to utilize the pantry please use the door buzzer on the east side of the main building.

If there is an item you are in need of and we are out of stock in the pantry please email Angie Cryderman at crydermana@hollyacademy.org. All information will remain confidential.

2022-23 Yearbooks

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Popcorn Volunteers Needed

We are looking for volunteers to assist with bagging popcorn for popcorn days. Popcorn will be bagged on Thursday from 11:30am to 2:00pm. If you are able to assist, please sign-up using the link below.


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  • Jan. 16 - MLK day, no school
  • Jan. 17 - NWEA testing begins
  • Jan. 18 - Board of Directors meeting at 5:30pm in media center
  • Jan. 20 - PTO dress down day, $1.00
  • Jan. 20 - Report cards go home
  • Jan. 27 - Husky Helps dress down day, $1.00
  • Feb. 3 - PTO dress down day, $1.00
  • Feb. 4 - Family Game Night
  • Feb. 8 - Count day
  • Feb. 9 - Spelling Bee for grades 3rd-5th & 6th-8th
  • Feb. 10 - Horticulture dress down day, $1.00
  • Feb. 17 - Half day of school, dismissal at 11:30am
  • Feb. 20 - Presidents' Day - no school
  • Feb. 22 - Parent/Teacher conferences, 1:00-4:30pm & 5:30-8:00pm
  • Feb. 22 - Half day of school, dismissal at 11:30am
  • Feb. 23 - Parent/Teacher conferences, 1:00-4:30pm
  • Feb. 23 & 24 - Half day of school, dismissal at 11:30am
  • Feb. 27 - New Family Meet & Greet at 6:30pm
  • Feb. 27 - Mar. 3 - Book Fair
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