Hornet Happenings

A Bi-Weekly Newsletter from the Hollymead PTO

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April 24, 2022

Hello, Hollymead!

We are so excited for all of the events we have coming up! In this newsletter you will find information about:

  • Scholastic Book Fair coming to Hollymead this week
  • Book Fair closing event on Friday, April 29th (don’t forget to sign up for pizza and popsicles by Tuesday, April 26th!)
  • Dining Night Out at Mane Course Sandwiches on Tuesday, April 26th
  • Hollymead and District-wide Teacher Appreciation Week May 2nd-6th
  • PTO Sponsored Kids Night Out May 13

Don’t forget to follow us on social media to get updates on these and other events we’re looking forward to as we close out the final few weeks of the school year. And thanks, as always, to our volunteers, parents, caregivers, students, and staff for making Hollymead such a wonderful and supportive community!

Go Hornets!

Hollymead PTO Co-Presidents

Meagan Gregory and Crystal Pariseau

Book Fair

Book Fair is next week! It will be held in-person in the Hollymead Elementary School Auditorium from Monday, April 25th - Friday, April 29th, 2022. All grades will be previewing the books on Monday and Tuesday and then purchasing books in school on Wednesday and Thursday. On Friday, we will have Pizza, Popsicles, and Paperbacks on the Playground! A family-fun event from 5:30-8.

We need volunteers to help the students during the preview and purchase times during the school day. Please visit our Sign Up Genius and help make the Book Fair a success! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact your Hollymead Bookfair Team at hollymeadbookfair@gmail.com.

Pizza, Popsicles, and Paperbacks on the Playground

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Join us for pizza and popsicles on the playground on Friday, April 29th from 5:30-8. Visit the book fair and then enjoy your pre-ordered dinner while chatting with new and old friends. We will be selling Papa John's pizza and La Flor Michoacana popsicles. We sold out last time so now you must pre-order using our online order form. This is the perfect time to grab books, dinner, AND stock your freezer! See you then! All proceeds benefit the Hollymead PTO.

Dining Night Out

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Join your Hollymead friends for a fun Dining Night Out at Mane Course Sandwiches on Tuesday, April 26 from 5-8. Please remember to show this flier or the paper copy when you order! Thanks for supporting this new business and the PTO.

Teacher Appreciation Week

Teacher Appreciation Week is May 2-6. Please help the Hollymead PTO celebrate our amazing teachers and staff! With your support, teachers and staff will enjoy delicious goodies, daily meals, snacks and drinks.

Visit our Sign Up Genius to contribute. Email chawker1@verizon.net with any questions.

Families Supporting Families

Families Helping Families is leading an effort to ensure that ALL teachers in ACPS are celebrated during teacher appreciation week (May 2-6). AND ... there are many ACPS teachers not typically celebrated, including substitute teachers and virtual teachers... FHF could use your help thanking them ... maybe they'll return to in-person teaching next year!

How can you help?

Donate -- Please consider making a contribution of funding toward their goal of $5/teacher. Visit their GoFundMe site at https://buff.ly/3MnBTXR.

Volunteer -- Slots are still open for writing thank you notes for subs, visiting a non-traditional school like CATEC, creating "thank you" posters, and making calls to local businesses re: teacher discounts. Visit their SignUpGenius at https://buff.ly/3jG758k.

PTO Sponsored Kid's Night Out

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Join us for another Kids Night Out to benefit the PTO! May 13 from 6-9. Hollymead's Jack Carroll will be there, too!

Only A Few Spots Left in Cheer Club!

There are 3 spots left in our 3rd - 5th grade Cheer Club on Mondays. Email marionshight@gmail.com if you're interested in signing up!

Volunteers Needed

We have multiple openings across our Board positions. To learn more, please contact our volunteer chairs (hollymeadptovolunteer@gmail.com) or presidents (hollymeadptopresident@gmail.com).

Hospitality Co-Chair

Book Fair Volunteers

Lost and Found Volunteer

Communications Co-Chair

Upcoming Dates

MON 4/25-FRI 4/29 Scholastic Book Fair

MON 4/25 Cheer Club for 3rd-5th Graders

TUES 4/26 Cheer Club for 1st-2nd Graders

TUES 4/26 Dining Night Out at Mane Course

WED 4/27 Yoga Club for K-2nd

THURS 4/28 Yoga Club for 3rd-5th

FRI 4/29 Pizza, Popsicles, and Paperbacks on the Playground

MON 5/2-5/6 Teacher Appreciation Week

MON 5/2 Cheer Club for 3rd-5th Graders

TUES 5/3 Cheer Club for 1st-2nd Graders

WED 5/4 PTO Meeting, Yoga Club for K-2nd

PTO Meeting Information

Our PTO meetings are held on the first Wednesday of the month on Zoom. All family members and caregivers are invited and encouraged to attend. The Zoom link is the same for each meeting.

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Meeting ID: 390 430 0889
Passcode: L3SMk6
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Meeting ID: 390 430 0889
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Email us at hollymeadptocommunications@gmail.com by the Thursday before our

Sunday evening distribution.