Holly Academy News & Views

January 27, 2020

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Y5/K/1 "Meet & Greet"

Join our Pack! Please spread the word to your friends and colleagues that Holly Academy's open enrollment period is now through March 6th. Our Y5/K/1 "Meet & Greet" is on Monday, February 24th from 6:00pm-7:30pm. Prospective students and parents can come and meet the staff and discover what makes HA remarkable. #daretoberemarkable

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Did You Know...

Fun Facts About The Third Grade Team:

  1. Miss Behrendt says the ABC's backwards to fall asleep each night!
  2. Mrs. Price traveled to Kenya, Africa to study wildlife conservation. She spent three weeks learning the culture of the people and how their culture connects to the conservation of the wildlife!
  3. Mrs. Mison can twiddle her thumbs in two different directions at the same time!

Parking Lot Rules

There has been feedback on the Parents Connect Facebook page regarding the school parking lot. Please abide by the following:
  • No cell phone use in the parking lot
  • Do not get out of your car when dropping off your child
  • In the drop off lane, please pull up to the traffic attendant row before letting your child out
  • Drive slowly and be aware of your surrounding while driving
  • Do not drop off students at the main entrance
  • Be courteous and considerate in the parking lot
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Did you know that our sixth graders complete a Spanish project called Recycle Runway each year? Our students upcycle plastics, paper, cardboard, and other recyclable materials to create items of clothing. Students show off the creations to their families and peers in an evening performance. In each presentation, a student models an outfit while their partners present a speech in Spanish to describe it.

This is a great project for students to show their creativity and put their Spanish skills at work!

Dare to be Remarkable, Huskies!

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Disaster Relief

NJHS is partnering with Disaster Relief at Work (DRAW) to help turn plastic shopping bags into PLARN. From now until January 29th, there will be a large box in the lobby of both buildings where you can place your extra shopping bags to contribute to our efforts.


The 2019-2020 Yearbook is now officially on sale! Don't miss out on the fantastic "Early Bird" price! From now until February 14th you can purchase your book for only $25. After the 14th they will be priced at $30. For an easy online option please go to:


Do NOT pay via REVTRAK for Holly Academy Yearbooks, the above link is your on-line payment option.

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Middle School Shirt Form

Purchase your middle school shirts for students in grades 6th-8th. Sale ends on January 30th.
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Re-enrollment form

We want all of our Huskies to return for the 2020-2021 school year, so please make sure you turn in your re-enrollment form! Forms are due to the office by February 7, 2020. Next year's Young 5s and Kindergarteners will need to fill out an enrollment application. It's great to be a Husky!
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From the Board of Directors

We have an open trustee seat on our Board of Directors. The Board is looking for a community member (non-parent). If you know of anyone who would like to "give back" to education, being a Board member is the perfect fit. Our HA Board of Directors is the governing body for our school. The Board meets once per month (always on a Wednesday). Meetings begin at 5:30pm and generally last two hours. If you are interested, please use the following link to apply: https://form.thecenterforcharters.org/psaba/


  • Jan. 29 - Board of Director's meeting, 5:30pm in media center
  • Jan. 31 - Music dress down day, $1.00
  • Jan. 31 - Read by Grade 3 parent meeting, 8:00-9:00am in media center
  • Feb. 7 - PTO dress down, $1.00
  • Feb 12 - Count day
  • Feb. 13 - PTO meeting at 8:00am
  • Feb 14 - Half day, dismiss at 11:30am
  • Feb. 14 - Happy Valentine's Day
  • Feb. 17 - No school - President's Day
  • Feb. 21 - PBIS dress down, $1.00
  • Feb. 21 - Middle school movie night from 3:45-5:45pm in the auditorium
  • Feb. 24 - Spring picture day
  • Feb. 24 - Y5/K/1 "Meet & Greet" night at 6:00pm
  • Feb. 26 - Board of Director's meeting, 5:30pm in media center
  • Feb. 27 - Parent/teacher conferences, 1:00-4:30pm and 5:30-8:00pm
  • Feb. 27 - Half day, dismiss at 11:30am
  • Feb. 28 - Half day, dismiss at 11:30am
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Girls Basketball

Tuesday, January 28th

JV at home vs SOTL at 5:00pm

Varsity at home vs SOTL at 6:00pm

Thursday, January 30th

JV at home vs Cornerstone at 5:00pm

Varsity at home vs Cornerstone at 6:00pm

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Congratulations to Ms. Behrendt, a HAEF grant award winner this year! She was awarded a QBall for her classroom. The QBall is a tossable microphone for students to utilize in her classroom! The students are really excited for this added technology! Dare to be remarkable!

HAEF FUN-raiser!

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Through HAEF, you can leave a lasting imprint for your child on Academy grounds. A personalized paver is a permanent way to document your child’s years at Holly Academy. Pavers ordered this school year are installed over the summer. Students returning to HA next fall will enjoy finding their pavers and seeing it as they grow throughout their years at the Academy.

Cub Scouts

Scout Pack 220 is in need of leaders. A pack needs five leaders to recharter annually. We are currently unable to recharter the pack for 2020 which means a halt in meetings and activities. We currently have 27 students who will be impacted by the loss of this pack. If you are interested and able to become a leader, please contact Aaron Steele at aaron.steele@hexagon.com.

Camp Invention

January 2020

Creativity Month

January is Creativity Month! Do you like to get creative with hands-on activities? Camp Invention®, an exciting, weeklong summer adventure, will challenge you to use your creativity in all-new ways! In this program, you will use your imagination to create new ideas, design a sports complex and build a city using recyclable materials!

When: June 22-26th, 2020

Time: 9am-3:30pm (before/aftercare is available)

Where: Holly Academy

For children entering grades K - 6

SAVE $25 expires 3/31/20. Promo code DSB25

SAVE $15 use between 4/1/20-5/12/20. Promo code DSB15

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Save the Date

March 7, 2020.

Look for Daddy/Daughter Dance details to follow!

Theme: "Ties and Tiaras"


PTO is happy to announce that the online PTO clothing store will be open from January 22nd through February 5th. Please remember hooded sweatshirts are for middle school and parents only. Samples of some of the clothing will be on display during drop off and dismissal on Wednesday the 22nd, Monday the 27th, and Wednesday the 29th.

You may contact Nichole Bertucci, Parent Volunteer at nicholebert@yahoo.com with any questions.

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