Hornet Happenings

A Weekly Newsletter from the Hollymead PTO

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December 9th, 2018

President's Message

We have had some pretty big success this year with our Dining Night Outs. We made $450 from Timberwood, $247.23 from Which Wich and $163.37 from Chipotle. Dining Night Outs, along with grocery card links, Box Tops, and purchases from Amazon Smile and Shutterfly are small and simple ways to support our school. All of the money earned from these programs goes directly to support our field trip fund, staff grants, classroom snacks for those in need, and many more. A few examples so far this year are: book purchases, therapy pony experience, puppeteer art integration, and a sound and light float project. Thank you for continuing to support Hollymead!



Is your to-do list a mile long during the busy holiday season? Consider dining in or taking out

from Al Carbon or Chew Chew Town and take dinner off your list. Come by ALL DAY on Thursday, December 13th for lunch or dinner, or you can even do take out, too. All proceeds will be supporting PTO programs at Hollymead. Please show the flier and/or mention our school when you place your order. Thank you for your support!

French Club Registration

Come join us for our Winter 2019 session of French Club! We will continue building a French city, including a house (rooms, furniture, people), a stadium (Les Bleus – 2018 World Cup winners!), stores (clothing, etc), and more! Learning French through games and fun!

Session registration is $150 for 10 club meetings, to be held on Mondays from 2:40-3:40pm. French club will begin on January 14th and run through April 8th. To register and pay for French Club, please turn in the registration form (flier was sent home in Thursday folders), as well as a check for $150 (made to HES PTO) or cash in a sealed envelope.

Questions? Please contact Michelle Katstra at mkatstra@gmail.com.


The cold winter season is upon us, and students are coming to school with extra layers of fleeces, coats, gloves, and hats. On your next visit to Hollymead, please remember to stop by the Lost & Found (outside of the cafeteria) to look for any lost items. Any remaining items in the Lost & Found at the start of Winter Holiday (12/19) will be packed up and donated to the local Goodwill.

Fundraising with Shutterfly

As you order your holiday cards and stationary, please keep the Hollymead PTO in mind! We have two new fundraising opportunities, first with Shutterfly, and the second with Tiny Prints.

For each purchase you make from either one of these brands, 13% will be donated to our organization.

How to Support Us

1. Go to our Storefront URL here –Shutterfly Storefront

2. Click through to Shutterfly.com or Shutterfly.com/Tiny Prints and start shopping

3. Make a purchase

That’s it! It is that easy AND you can still use any promos that are being advertised on the Shutterfly site. Feel free to share this email with all your friends and family…the more people who purchase, the more our organization earns!

Important Dates

12/13 Dining Night Out @ Al Carbon & Chew Chew Town, 12:00-8:00pm

12/17 PTO Meeting, 6:30-7:30pm

12/20-1/1/2019 No School, Winter Break

1/2 No School, Teacher Professional Development

Community Events

Below are other school or community events that may pertain to Hollymead families. Please note these are not PTO-sponsored events. If you need additional information about one of the events, please contact that teacher or staff member directly.

Musical Performances at Hollymead

Please contact Sonia Azaravich at sazaravich@k12albemarle.org for additional information.

4th Grade Music Assembly & Performance

Tuesday, January 15th, 2018—8:00-8:30am and 6:30-7:00pm

3rd Grade Music Assembly

Tuesday, February 12th, 2019—8:00-8:30am and 6:30-7:00pm

2nd Grade Music Assembly

Tuesday, March 12th, 2019—8:00-8:30am and 6:30-7:00pm

Kindergarten and 1st Grade performance information will be forthcoming.

If you have information to be included in our weekly Hornet Happenings, please remember to

Email us at hollymeadptocommunications@gmail.com by the Thursday before our

Sunday evening distribution.

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