Holly Springs Elementary

PRINCIPAL'S UPDATE

May 2022

Dear Holly Hawk Families,

The final countdown has begun as we enter into our last month of school. Whether it is the end of your baby's first year at Holly or their last, this year will be momentous for all of us. We have survived and succeeded in the midst of not knowing at times from one day to the next what may come our way. Our students, staff, and families have been resilient and flexible to make this year the absolute best despite it's challenges. As this week is officially "Teacher Appreciation Week", I hope we can truly appreciate our teachers for the countless hours they have dedicated to serving our community and your child. In the coming weeks, we want to celebrate you and your student through our awards days, celebrations, and family picnics. We hope you can join us!


We have so many things to celebrate this month and information to share. Below you will find:


  • Teacher Appreciation Week information from PTA for next week. Link to your child's teacher's favorite things (on slide 2): https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1tViOb04_Pjhjyx6pa3Mv1MLx8Gctl9YeYZ9-wifFcV8/present
  • Avid Dress Up Days for College and Career Awareness (Hopefully your teacher's favorite color is a bright one to serve as both!)
  • Kindergarten sight word champions
  • CHMS Transition Meeting for 5th Grade Parents
  • Young Georgia Author Winner for the District
  • Dates/Times for Awards and Other Upcoming Events.


Thank you so much for donating snacks for our 3rd - 5th Grade students during GMAS! As always, we are so fortunate to be well supported by our parents! One final reminder: please send students with a refillable water bottle each day. We have a refilling station for them to use during the day and are running low on disposable water bottles for students. Thank you!


Sincerely,


Ms. Trexler, Principal

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From the PTA:


I hope everyone is doing well. This is a friendly reminder that Teachers/Staff appreciation week is next week. Monday, May 2- Friday, May 6th. We thank all our teachers for their hard work throughout the year especially during weeks like GMAS. Below is a link with a slide presentation with some suggestions to share with your child (Bottom portion of the calendar is what PTA will be doing). There is also a link to a survey with teachers' likes and dislikes - slide 2. Any questions please feel free to contact Mrs Hampton with the PTA. https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1tViOb04_Pjhjyx6pa3Mv1MLx8Gctl9YeYZ9-wifFcV8/present



In addition, we would like to thank Mr. and Mrs. Williams for their generosity. They've reached out to make and donate benches for our school's reading garden.

M3 Universal Enterprises LLC - Michael & Qualimina Williams



P.S. Orders from our fundraiser will be in on Thursday, May 5th as well as the game truck for the students.

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Kindergarten Sight Word Masters for April

Chick Fil-a meals are rewarded for the students as they master all 230 Kindergarten sight words.


*The sight word goal in April was for the Kindergarten students to know at least 190 sight words.


**62 students know at least 190 sight words.**


**The next goal is to know 220+ sight words by the end of May.**


Johns

Ja’kai Joseph, Paul Kennedy, Yusuf Khan, Ariah Oliver, RyLeigh Spencer, Captain Harris, Alex Lopez, Yeradel Mesidor, Brooklyn Taylor, Issac Parker, Avery Benton, Allayah Reynolds


Pelletier

Lauren Barfield, Charlie Brown, Khy’rei Burns, Jayden Chikando, Derion Clayton, Jonathan Culver, Riley Cunningham, London Frost, Grayson Hamblin, Nya Haynes, Taylor Howard, Aiden Jackson, Zoey Jackson, Isaac Jones, Tyler Lewis, Sadie Lindeman, Au’Brielle Mines, Denis Rusev, Samuel Rusev, Kenley Schrameyer, Zara Tichenor, Derick Wheeler III


Schrameyer

Kaia Bagwell, Khalfani Booth, Sanaa Brown, Ngozi Burroughs, Londyn Chastang, Jordan DaCosta, Avery Elliott, Ademide Folorunsho, Angela Gutierrez-Perez, Sophia Harris, Lily Jackson, Myeisha Jackson, Au’Brianna Mines, Milan Moland, James Soyoye, Phillips Soyoye, Adia Wambani, Monroe Williams


Smith

Charlotte Broden, Mayah Chavez, Apollo Cosey, George Dotson III, Davina Garcia-Diaz, Prince Drake, Liam Godwin, Rylee Lee, Aulani Matthews, Isaiah Matthews, Marlo Mitchell, Skylar Pitts

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LOST AND FOUND PICKUP OPPORTUNITY THIS WEEKEND!

The lost and found rack will be placed in the front of the building under the awning for your convenience. Please stop by anytime the weekend of 5.20 - 5.22 to check for your child's missing items. We will be sending any leftover items to a homeless shelter on 5.24.22. Please take advantage of this opportunity to view on this weekend and as you visit for our upcoming events.
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A few reminders from the Media Center for the end of the school year:


The last day for students to meet their yearly reading goal is May 6th! Students will be invited to a glow in the dark dance party for this accomplishment. May 6th is also the last day to earn AR points to count towards earning a medal at the end of the year awards ceremony.


All library books are due May 13th. All devices and chargers will be collected on May 20th. Students who have lost library books or have damaged devices/lost chargers will have their report cards held until the device fee or lost book fine is taken care of.


The Buy One Get One Free Book Fair is coming to the Media Center May 16-18. We will be open late on Monday for parents to shop with their child(ren) until 6pm. You do not want to miss out on this special opportunity to stock up on summer reading!

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First Grade Goes to the Zoo!

1st Grade Egg Hunt Fun!

Kindergarten Registration and Roundup

Kindergarten Roundup will be Thursday, May 12, 2022 from 8 am to 5 pm. We are encouraging any incoming families to drop by at your convenience during our Roundup Day. During this day we will share information about HSES and provide a time for your child to be assessed to have the best placement for their 1st year at Holly! Please share with your neighbors and friends about this exciting opportunity!

IMPORTANT DATES!

May 2022:


Week of 5.2.22:

Teacher Appreciation Week

5.2.22 - Kindergarten 22.23 Registration Begins - See information above

5.3.22 - Kindergarten and 5th Grade Cap and Gown Pictures (Pre-order only, forms have been sent home)

GMAS Make-Up Testing

5.4.22. - GMAS Make-Up Testing


Week of 5.9.22:

5.11.22 - 2nd & 5th Field Days

5.12.22 - 1st & 4th Field Days / Kindergarten Round Up

5.13.22 - K & 3rd Field Days

(FAMILY PICNIC DAYS WILL BE ON FIELD DAYS WITH YOUR CHILD'S GRADE LEVEL- Join us for grilled Hamburgers and Hotdogs)

5.20.22 - 5th Grade Awards/Picnic/Walk - Awards will be held at CHHS Theater

5.23.22 - Kindergarten Awards & 4th Grade Awards @ 8:30

5.24.22 - 1st Grade Awards @ 8:30

Half Day

5.25.22 - 2nd Grade Awards @ 8:30

Half Day & Last Day of School

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Resources for Parents:

HSES Parent Website - Parent Resource Pages:

https://sites.google.com/dcssga.org/holly-springs-elementary/home


School Based Health Clinic Info:

The phone line is set up to take voice mails for the 770-651-2273 number. There is also a google form available to request an appointment. Below is the link or you can go to their website if you need it in the future.