Holly Academy News & Views

May 6, 2022

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Staff Appreciation Week is always fun for us. This year, we really felt the love! Our families were so generous all week in showing their appreciation. We were also showered with daily food and gifts from the PTO. Thank you so much to everyone, and particularly Angie Cryderman, for treating us so well! It's great to be a Husky!

We wish all our Husky mom's a very happy and restful Mother's Day!

Parent Survey

Please take 10-15 minutes to complete our Annual Parent Survey. Your opinions are of the utmost importance to us. We have implemented changes to our facilities and programs over the years based on your feedback. Due to a low participation rate, we are extending the deadline to complete the survey to May 13, 2022. When you finish the survey, please contact your child/ren's homeroom teacher for your child to receive a dress down coupon redeemable this school year.

Click on this link to access the survey:


Thank you so much!

Volunteer Trainings

All volunteers and chaperones must have one training session with Mrs. Crawford during your tenure as a Holly Academy parent. However, volunteer paperwork has to be filled out each year. Mrs. Crawford has generously opened up two more training sessions for those parents and guardians who want to chaperone or volunteer for field trips this school year. If you haven't been trained, please come on one of these dates. Training is in the auditorium and takes approximately 15 minutes.

May 10th at 4:00pm
May 12th at 8:00am

We appreciate that Mrs. Crawford is extending this opportunity for additional trainings. Power of the Pack!

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Wellness Fair/Puberty Talks was a great success!! Much appreciation to our vendors who spent the evening with us and a huge THANK YOU to all of our families who took time out of their busy schedules to join us for fun. It was beautiful weather and everyone seemed to enjoy themselves.

Spring Testing continued with 5th grade taking MSTEP Science, and 3rd and 4th grades taking Math. NWEA also began this week with Y5’s, Kindergarten, and 2nd grade. The students did an amazing job and continue to put forth great effort! I cannot say thank you enough to our proctors Mrs. Bunka and Mr. Mison. They now have two different tests to monitor to be sure all goes smoothly! Without them, we would not be able to make this happen.

Next week will continue the Math cycle of MSTEP for 5th, 6th and 7th graders, Social Studies for 5th graders, and NWEA testing for 2nd, 3rd, and 4th graders. Again, these tests will be administered on different days to ensure students have every opportunity for success.

Spring Concert communication was provided to you by Mrs. Sprague and Mr. Dufresne. There will be a silent auction for first and second row seats. Be sure to check your email and/or child’s folder for up to date information and expectations. We look forward to seeing you at the concerts!

Upcoming dates include our Global Focus and Outdoor Classroom Day. On May 13th, middle school students will be holding a Walk for Water fundraiser. During the event, students will carry gallon jugs of water around the loop on campus. This will help them experience what it is like for children to spend their days walking to and from a water source that may be miles away. Students will be asking for donations or pledges for every lap they complete. All money raised will go towards providing a well in South Sudan. Go to www.waterforsouthsudan.org for more information. On May 19th, students will participate in Outdoor Classroom Day. Teachers will be creating lessons for students to connect their learning to the world around them.

Enjoy your weekend, Huskies, and be sure you do something wonderful for the mom in your life!

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The music department is offering a silent auction for reserved seating at the Y5/K/First, Second/Third, and Fourth/Fifth Grade evening spring music concerts. Individuals may bid on reserved seating. The seats will be the first eight in the first and second rows closest to the aisle. The top eight bidders will be awarded four seats each. Seats will be assigned by the music department. Winners will be contacted via a phone call or email!

Please click on the links below to place your bid, if interested!

Landscape Beautification

Calling all volunteers! We are so grateful to Shannon Meyer for organizing a community workday devoted to beautifying our campus. On Saturday, May 21st, beginning at 9:00am, she will work with a volunteer group to work on weeding, raking, laying mulch, planting flowers, and generally sprucing up our campus. This is also a great opportunity for our NJHS students to earn service hours. If volunteers have gardening equipment to bring, that would be great. If you have any questions, please email Shannon at shannmeyer@hotmail.com or call, 248 660-4597. Power of the Pack!


Please make sure to check the lost and found box by Friday, May 20th. Any items not claimed will be donated. Thank you!

Talent Show 2022

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Cross Country Meets

  • May 12 - JV away at Cornerstone at 5:00pm,
    Varsity at 6:00pm
  • May 19 - JV at home at 5:00pm, Varsity at 6:00pm
  • May 26 - JV away at SOTL at 5:00pm, Varsity at 6:00pm

4th Annual Lucas for LUCAS Charity Golf Outing

Please join us again on June 13th at Hartland Glen Golf Course for a fun filled day while supporting your local firefighters!! We are continuing our mission to provide local Fire Departments with LUCAS hands-free CPR devices. These machines are a tremendous asset to our first responders and are saving lives!

We are looking forward to seeing everyone, your support means so much to us and our communities!

Register today to save your spot! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/314749613567

Registration includes:

Drink Tickets, Cart & Range Balls, Hot dog at the turn, Pulled Pork Lunch, and a chance to win some great raffle prizes!

Contact us with any questions!

Kerry Vetter


Vetter Family Oranization, Inc is a registered 501 (c)(3) non-profit

2021-22 Yearbooks for Sale

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Healthy Huskies

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Oakland County NEW School Quarantine Guidelines

Please see the attached document for the newly updated COVID guidelines.
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Camp Invention

The National Inventors Hall of Fame created Camp Invention to inspire future creators and entrepreneurs in a semi-structured environment that provides open-ended STEM activities.

Holly Academy’s camp will happen from 8/8 - 8/12/22.

This year students will explore:

  • Marble Arcade: Children zigzag through physics, engineering, and gaming as they build a mega marble arcade!
  • Spin Into the ATTIC: Art and STEM combine in this immersive experience with their robotic artist!
  • Robotic Aquatics: Children dive into ocean research and adopt their own aquatic animal!
  • Spacecation: Inspired by real space exploration, campers create Spacepacks and Astro-Arm devices to help them with glow-in-the-dark lunar discoveries and erupting ice volcanoes!

Register Today: https://invent-web.ungerboeck.com/programsearch/moreinfo.aspx?event=36670

Use the code INVENT15 to receive your $15 before 5/18/22.

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  • May 10 - 2nd/3rd grade concerts at 1:00pm & 6:30pm
  • May 11 - PTO meeting at 8:00am in the media center
  • May 12 - Y5, K, 1st grade concerts at 1:00pm & 6:30pm
  • May 13 - Half day of school, dismissal at 11:30am
  • May 13 - Middle school Walk for Water fundraiser
  • May 17 - 4th/5th grade concerts at 1:00pm & 6:30pm
  • May 16 - Board of Directors meeting at 5:30pm in media center
  • May 19 - Outdoor Classroom Day
  • May 20 - Caring committee dress down day, $1.00
  • May 24 - AAE/Pan Jams concerts, 1:00pm & 6:30pm
  • May 24 - June 1 - Vision testing for Y5, 1st, 3rd, 5th, & 7th grades
  • May 26 - Band/Choir concerts at 1:00pm & 6:30pm
  • May 27 - Half day of school, dismissal at 11:30am
  • May 30 - Memorial Day, no school
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