Hornet Happenings

A Bi-Weekly Newsletter from the Hollymead PTO

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October 29, 2021

Hello Hollymead!

Hello, Hollymead families and caregivers!

We hope everyone is enjoying the fall weather! Thank you to everyone who came out to our movie night on Friday. We loved finally being able to get together (safely!) and enjoy some time with the broader Hollymead community. We hope to be able to do one or two more COVID-conscious events before the end of the year, so stay tuned!

Speaking of upcoming events, we hope that everyone can join us for our next PTO Meeting, which will take place on November 3rd at 7:30PM. During this meeting we will be discussing important initiatives such as community-building events, fundraising opportunities, and how we can use PTO funds and resources to best serve the Hollymead community. All meetings will be on Zoom for the rest of the calendar year, so please feel free to join us virtually and help us brainstorm upcoming PTO activities! The link for the meeting is here: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81617284216

Thank you again for all of your support and engagement. Go Hornets!

Hollymead PTO Co-Presidents

Meagan Gregory and Crystal Pariseau

Spirit Wear is Coming!

Spirit Wear is coming! The online store will be opening soon. Be on the lookout for the link on the PTO website and social media. More information will be coming.

Box Tops

The deadline is fast-approaching to feed Boxy with your physical box tops! All physical box tops with a November 1st expiration date must be sent to the school by Thursday, October 28th so that they can be packaged and sent to Box Tops for Education by the due date. As a reminder, most Box Tops-participating items have transitioned to the receipt-scanning system (more info here). However, a small list of items still requires physical clipping and mailing (see full list of participating items here). If you have clip-only items at home, please clip the Box Tops code and send them into school for collection.

Boxy thanks you for your support!

Lost and Found

Cool mornings and hot afternoons bring an increase in lost and found items. Take a look to see if you recognize anything. In an effort to reduce foot traffic at the school, please encourage your child to retrieve items themselves.

Holiday Dance Club

The PTO is happy to announce a Holiday Dance Club with Ms. Katie open for 2nd through 5th grade. This Holiday Outdoor Dance Club will start November 3 and run through December 10. Weather permitting, we are hoping to end the dance club with a holiday themed showcase. In order to register your child, complete this Google Form and click "send". Please read the details below carefully before registering.

Holiday Dance Club
Wednesday - 4th & 5th graders (9 & 10 yr. old’s)
Dates: November 3, 12, 17, and December 1, 10 (please not that on half days the club will run on Fridays)
Time: 2:35pm - 4pm (students will be dismissed to Dance Club directly after school - parents, pls send in a change of dismissal for first week)
Cost: $60

Holiday Dance Club 'Juniors'
Thursday - 2nd & 3rd graders (7 & 8 yr. old’s)
Dates: November 4, 11, 18 and December 2, 9
Time: 2:35pm - 4pm (students will be dismissed to Dance Club directly after school - parents, pls send in a change of dismissal for first week)
Cost: $60

Google Form Link: https://forms.gle/M5W653YjQECsEjyV8

Outdoor Movie Night Success

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Outdoor movie night was a huge success! A big thanks to Rega Jabar (parent of a 1st grader), Josh Hight (parent of a 5th and 3rd grader), and everyone who helped make this event possible.


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The Hollymead Directory is coming! The Directory is free to all families and caregivers, and is the best way for us all to share contact information for play dates and get-togethers. There are two ways you can help support the Directory:

  • Please make sure that your contact info is up-to-date in PowerSchool and that you have checked "YES" to the Directory when you verify your student's information.
  • If you are or someone you know is interested in purchasing ad space in the Directory this year, please email HollymeadDirectory@gmail.com for more information.

Join the PTO

The Hollymead PTO Board is a fun group of family members who gather monthly to plan exciting activities for students and ways to support teachers and staff. Can you join us?

Board Positions Available:

  • Co-Vice Presidents
  • Communications Co-Coordinator

Non-Board Volunteer Opportunities:

  • Book Fair Coordinator

While most positions are a 2 year commitment, you have a co-chair to assist you. Non-Board Volunteers are not required to attend the monthly meetings and are only active during limited times of the year.

Learn more about the positions of the board and contact HollymeadPTOVolunteer@gmail.com with questions.

All the best,

Crystal Pariseau, Meagan Gregory, Kate DeLuca, Sara Harrison, Shannon Hofer, Marion Hight, Vanitha Perumal, and Sarah Wilson

Get Involved

The Hollymead Elementary School PTO is always looking for helping hands. No matter your skill or interest, we have a role for you! We know this school year continues to bring a lot of unknowns, but we are still looking for help. If you have questions, please contact Marion Hight and Vanitha Perumal at hollymeadptovolunteer@gmail.com or fill out this form for more information on how you can get involved. Thank you!

Upcoming Dates

MON 11/1 & TUES 2 No School, Teacher Workday

TUES 11/9 Picture Day

PTO Meeting Information

Our PTO meetings are held on monthly 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
Passcode: L3SMk6
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Meeting ID: 390 430 0889
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Email us at hollymeadptocommunications@gmail.com by the Thursday before our

Sunday evening distribution.