Holly Academy News & Views
May 5, 2023
The end of the school year is rapidly approaching. There are many activities scheduled for our Huskies in the next few weeks. It is a busy but, exciting time for everyone. I'm looking forward to all the fun events. Power of the pack!
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2023-2024 School Calendar
New Enrollment Referral
As a way to say thank you to our current families, we are offering parents an incentive for referring new families to Holly Academy. For every child you bring into HA that is accounted for in our October count, you will receive $100. For example, if you refer a family with 3 kids that would be $300!! Go spread the word to all your family and friends about how remarkable HA is!
Spring Testing continued with 5th grade taking MSTEP Science and 3rd and 4th grades taking Math. NWEA also began this week for 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 Mrs. Nabozny. They have two different tests to monitor to ensure all goes smoothly! Without them, we would not be able to make this happen.
Next week's testing schedule:
- Math cycle of MSTEP for 5th, 6th, and 7th graders
- Social Studies for 5th graders
- NWEA testing for 2nd, 3rd, and 4th graders
These tests will be administered on different days to ensure students have every opportunity for success.
The end of the year is extremely busy with various activities. Please remind your child that although school is almost out there is still a lot of education happening over the next few weeks.
A huge thank you to all staff and parent volunteers who worked at last Friday's Fun Night for 5th, 6th, and 7th grade students. It was a great time!
Today, we celebrated Cinco de Mayo with a food truck and pinata for 5th-8th graders, and the Spring Fling dance this evening. Power of the Pack!
Spring Concert Information
Special Dress Down Day
There will be a special dress-down day on Monday, May 15th all Holly Academy students. This dress-down day is an additional day and was not part of the yearly payment. It is to benefit the 8th grade end-of-the-year events including the formal dance and graduation ceremony, which are very special events. The majority of our 8th graders have been here since kindergarten, and the events at the end of the year are meant to celebrate their successes. After Covid, we were unable to sustain a reasonable amount of money in the 8th-grade fund, which resulted in a shortage this year.
We are asking students to pay $1.00, or more, to participate in this dress-down.
There are so many special things our 8th graders get to do such as Washington D.C., formal awards and graduation ceremony, 8th-grade slideshow, 8th-grade formal dance at a local venue, Fensington Fun Day (on campus), Field Day, Mural and Rock Painting, the burial of uniforms, and 8th grade clap out. Holly Academy is unique in planning all these activities for our 8th graders. Please help us continue our traditions for this year’s class of 2023.
Please remember even students who pre-paid will still have to pay for the dress down on Monday, May 15. Many thanks for your continued support.
Holly Academy Education Foundation is excited to announce that registration for the 10th annual 5k and Kids' Obstacle Course & Fun Run is now open! Please register by April 14th to receive a free t-shirt!
You can also sign-up for a Family Sponsorship for $200, which includes 5 registrations and your last name on the t-shirt! (Please pay for Family Sponsorships ONLY using HAEF & Rev Track)
Race Registration Link:
Contact HAEF with any questions, email@example.com.
Camp Invention is back for its 5th year at Holly Academy!
Register today: https://invent-web.ungerboeck.com/programsearch/moreinfo.aspx?event=40136
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. All information will remain confidential.
Popcorn Volunteers Needed
- May 9 - 2nd/3rd grades Spring Concert at 1:00pm & 6:30pm
- May 9-12 - 8th grade Washington DC trip
- May 11 - Y5/K/1st grades Spring Concert at 1:00pm & 6:30pm
- May 12 - Half day of school, dismissal at 11:30am
- May 15 - Special dress down day, $1.00
- May 16 - 4th/5th grades Spring Concert at 1:00pm & 6:30pm
- May 17 - PTO meeting at 8:00am
- May 17 - Board of Directors meeting at 5:30pm in media center
- May 19 - Caring Committee dress down day, $1.00
- May 22-24 - 5th grade Mackinac trip
- May 23 - AAE/Pan Jams Concert at 1:00pm & 6:30pm
- May 24 - “A Journey Through Genres” 8th grade portfolio presentations 4:00-5:00pm in the multi-purpose room
- May 25 - Band/Choir concert at 1:00pm & 6:30pm
- May 25 - 4th grade Global Market Day from 1:30-2:30pm
- May 26 - Half day of school, dismissal at 11:30am
- May 26 - Senior Alumni walk through at 9:00am