Holly Academy News & Views
January 22, 2021
Good-bye to a Holly Academy Legend
Today marks the end of a long and storied career for our own Ken Kander. As of 3:40pm, Ken is officially retired! Ken has been Director of Finance and Operations for 18.5 years. We are so grateful for Ken's oversight of our budgeting, payroll, and grant acquisition, as well as short and long term planning. Holly Academy is in an enviable financial state due to Ken's excellent stewardship. HA will not be the same without him! Happy, happy, retirement, Ken! You will be greatly missed. The Power of our Pack is lessened by your departure. Congratulations and best wishes!
Re-enrollment link: https://forms.gle/k5UJduYTBi5R1wRFA
National School Board Recognition Month
January is National School Board Recognition Month. This is the time to recognize and celebrate the hard work of our volunteer Board of Directors. We are so appreciative of our Board as they have helped us navigate through the unprecedented past year. The Board has made many crucial decisions in this COVID environment, and throughout, has been steadfast in putting our Huskies first. Prioritizing face-to-face instruction, while ensuring the safety of students and staff has been at the forefront of all decisions. We applaud the Board for donating countless hours to governing Holly Academy, which in no small measure adds to our success. THANK YOU to our outstanding Board:
David Cruickshank, President
Joan Ehrhardt, Vice President
Stephen Jenkins, Treasurer
Dylan Adams, Secretary
Diane Wujciak, Director
Doreen DeBenedictus, Director
Amy Hillman, Director
Annual Education Report
We have had a fantastic first week back following our planned break. Thank you for your continued diligence in ensuring our Huskies are healthy and safe during these challenging times.
If you ever have a need to contact administration or include them on correspondence, please remember each administrator oversees specific grade levels and departments.
Jennifer Burns email@example.com
Special education department
Young 5’s through first grade teachers
Jen Potteiger firstname.lastname@example.org
Second grade through fifth grade teachers
Physical education department
Julie Kildee email@example.com
Sixth grade through eighth grade teachers
Free Vision Screening
Uniform Clothing Available
- Jan. 27 - Board of Director's meeting, 5:30pm
- Jan. 28 - Report cards sent home
- Jan. 29 - Caring Committee dress down day, $1.00
- Feb. 5 - PBIS dress down, $1.00
- Feb 10 - Count Day
- Feb. 11 - PTO meeting at 8:15am via Zoom
- Feb 12 - Half day, dismiss at 11:30am
- Feb. 15 - No school, Presidents' Day
- Feb. 19 - PTO dress down, $1.00
In pre-covid times we were attempting to create an annual mother/son event. This typically has been a bowling event, as it is an enjoyable pastime for moms and boys. As bowling alleys are open in Michigan, it would be wonderful to hold a mother/son bowling outing this year. The PTO Board is looking for a parent or two to plan this event. Please contact the PTO at PTO.firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in chairing this event. It's great to be a Husky!
Elections for the PTO Board are held at the April meeting. There will be some turnover of our current Board for the 21/22 school year. Typically, we like prospective candidates to have attended three PTO meetings prior to being nominated for a Board seat. Should you be interested and not meet this requirement, please follow-through by emailing PTO.email@example.com, we do not want to turn away any candidates that have a passion to serve! Power of the Pack!