The Cardinal Rule

A Weekly Update for Holly Tree Families

Holly Tree Elementary Calendar

Upcoming events at our school.

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PTA Family Bingo Night

Friday, Jan. 27th, 6pm

3020 Web Trce

Wilmington, NC

Come join in the fun with the whole family!

January 9th - Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

We celebrated Deputy Monroy on Monday!
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3rd-5th Grade Student Leadership Opportunities

As we continue through the Leader In Me implementation, our next step is to begin some leadership roles for our 3rd -5th graders. This is just the first step in our journey, and there will be many more opportunities this year and for years to come.

If you have a 3rd -5th grader, the information regarding these opportunities was sent home with them today. All applications are due by January 26. Please take time to view these with your student, as many of the jobs start at 7:20, so if your student does not ride a bus, it will require them to be at school early one day a week. Also, please note that some jobs are for 5th graders only and afternoon jobs are only for students who ride Bus #2.

Linked below are the application and job descriptions.

We can't wait to see our students shine! We hope all 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders apply!

Parent and Student Survey

We want Holly Tree to be the best school in North Carolina! To continue to improve, we need your help!

Thank you to everyone who took our survey last week. You still have one more week to complete yours! Our school is administering the Measurable Results Assessment (MRA), a survey and reporting system designed to provide insights into the progress of our school. In order to provide a holistic picture of what is going on in our school, the MRA includes three different surveys; 1) one completed by all school staff, 2) one completed by students in grades 4 and above, and 3) one completed by the families of students in all grades. We hope you will participate so we can use the feedback to make our school an even better place for students and families.

Please note: This survey is OPTIONAL for all participants, including families, students, and staff. A link to preview survey questions for all surveys is provided below.


WHAT: Online survey completed by one member of each household.

● Survey typically takes about 5 minutes to complete

● Questions relate to the experiences you and your child have at our school.

● Answers are anonymous--to encourage people to be honest and open, no names and other identifying information will be collected.

WHEN: The survey is now available for you to take through January 20.

HOW: The survey can be taken from any computer, smartphone, or tablet with internet access.

● Simply click on the Family Survey January 2023 link below.


WHAT: This survey will be completed by students in grades 4 and 5 voluntarily, at home, with parent supervision.

● Survey typically takes 15-20 minutes to complete

● Students privately answer questions about their attitudes and behaviors--and can skip questions and stop anytime they choose.

WHEN: The survey is now available for 4th or 5th grade students to take through January 20.

HOW: The survey can be taken from any computer, smartphone, or tablet with internet access.

● Simply click on the Student Survey January 2023 link below.

Lost and Found

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Dance opportunity from Laney High School

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PTA Information