Hornet Happenings

A Bi-Weekly Newsletter from the Hollymead PTO

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January 14, 2022

Hello Hollymead!

Happy new year! We're all excited to be getting back into our school routines, and are so thankful for all our students, staff, families, and caregivers who are helping to make the return to school safe for all. We hope that everyone has had a wonderful first week back!

We have a few exciting events planned for the first few months of the year:

  • January 19 - February 3: Camp4Real is back! There is still space to register your child for either the All Stars (3-5 Grade) or Rising Stars (K-3 Grade) sessions, all of which will take place outdoors at Hollymead. See below for more details and the registration link.
  • February 9: Dining Night Out at Skrimp Shack! Thanks to our amazing Dining Night Out chairs, Nicole Felini and Kristen Jones, we will have our next DNO at Skrimp Shack located in the Rio Hill Shopping Center. More details will be coming home in a flier, but please hold the date for February 9th.

Thank you again to all of our chairs and volunteers, as well as all our families, caregivers, and staff members who make up our wonderful Hollymead community.

Go Hornets!

Meagan Gregory and Crystal Pariseau

Hollymead PTO Co-Presidents

Camp4Real After School Club

PTO sponsored Camp4Real Club

January 19 - Feb 3, 2022!

Ready for some fun, action-packed and hilarious camp-style games indoor and outdoors?!? Join Camp4Real founder and former ACPS PE teacher Scott Williams (aka Mr Dubs) for an amazing hour of vigorous, safe, and most importantly, FUN activities that will leave your student begging for more! The club will be held outdoors at Hollymead Elementary. Make up day/s will be added if we have to cancel due to weather. Please pack an extra snack for your child on camp day.

Camp4Real All-Stars: 3 - 5th graders, Wednesdays Jan 19, 26, Feb 2

Revenge of the Bulls, Samurai, Paintball, Blob Tag, Chuck the Cherries are a few of the camp-tested, kid-approved favorites we will enjoy in this class!

Camp4Real Rising-Stars: K - 3rd graders, Thursdays, Jan 20, 27, Feb 3

Revenge of the Bulls, Samurai, parachute games like Lifeguard, Step On It, and Monkeys and Gorillas are a few of the camp-tested, kid-approved favorites we will enjoy in this class!

Cost: $30

Please send checks in with your child made out to Hollymead PTO the first week back to school in January. Full refunds in case we need to cancel.

Limited spots available, so register today!

Click on link to register:


Dining Night Out at Skrimp Shack

Our next Dining Night Out is Feb 9th 4-8 pm at Skrimp Shack in the Rio Hill Shopping Center, next to Kroger. You must mention HOLLYMEAD at cash register when ordering,

Skrimp Shack is a new restaurant in our community that is very excited to partner with local schools to give back. The more our Hollymead community spends for dinner at Skrimp Shack on Feb 9th, the larger the percentage they share with our school. Help make the night a huge success! All food is made fresh to order and donations will only be made to the school by mentioning Hollymead at the cash register. (Orders placed online will not benefit our school due to corporate policy) Skrimp Shack is ready to serve the Hollymead community by having dine-in or carry-out orders ready in 10 minutes, so dinner is on the table quickly. Order a small or large family bundle that includes seafood, chicken, hushpuppies and sweet tea. Seafood can be made fried, blackened or grilled and their chicken sandwich has been called the best in town. They also have a kids' menu with chicken tenders and mac and cheese! There is something for everyone! Thank you for continuing to support the PTO and local community through the Dining Night Out program.

Holiday Dance Club Showcase Success

The PTO sponsored Hollymead Dance Club was a full success. Our club attendees learned fun and intricate dances and were able to showcase their skills at their Showcase on December 12.

Thank you, dear families and Ms. Provines for coming out to the fun show! A special thank you to our volunteers that helped the dance club run smoothly: Mary Sharifi, Diana Hamlet and Racha Zeidan. And a huge thank you, Katie Arostegui, for sharing your talent and bringing the joy of dance to our Hollymead students!

Join the PTO

Interested in joining the PTO Board for the 2022-2023 school year? We have multiple openings across our Board positions. To learn more, please contact our volunteer chairs (hollymeadptovolunteer@gmail.com) or presidents (hollymeadptopresident@gmail.com).

Upcoming Dates

MON 1/24 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day No School

WED 1/19 Camp4Real 3-5

THUR 1/20 Camp4Real K-3

FRI 1/21 Half Day for Students

MON -TUES 1/24 & 1/25 No School for Students

WED 1/26 Camp4Real 3-5

THUR 1/27 Camp4Real K-3

WED 2/2 Camp4Real 3-5

THUR 2/3 Camp4Real K-3

WED 2/9 Dining Night Out at Skrimp Shack

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
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Meeting ID: 390 430 0889
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