Holly Academy News & Views

April 23, 2021

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Parent Survey

Please take 10 minutes to complete our annual parent survey. Your opinions are of the utmost importance to us. We have implemented changes to our facilities and programs over the years based on your feedback. We are asking that you complete the survey by April 30, 2021. When you finish the survey, please contact your child/ren's homeroom teacher for your Husky to receive a dress down coupon redeemable this school year. Thank you so much! Power of the Pack!

Click on this link to access the survey:


Summer School

Holly Academy will be offering summer school this year. To receive funding we must offer eight weeks of math and reading. We will offer two, half day, three-week sessions and one two-week session at no cost to you. You can opt your Husky into any or all of the sessions. Please fill out the Google Form below if you are interested. Dare to be remarkable!


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This week, our fifth grade Huskies began M-Step testing. They tested in the areas of math and science. In the coming weeks, all third through eighth graders will take the M-Step. In May, all of our Huskies will also take the NWEA assessment. To ensure your students are prepared for testing, they should:

  • Get a good night’s sleep.

  • Have a healthy breakfast.

  • Bring a healthy snack.

  • Remind them to believe in themselves.

Dare to be remarkable, Huskies!


Husky Virtual Academy

On Wednesday, April 28th, our eighth grade HVA students will take their science and social studies M-Step in the middle school computer lab.

On Monday, May 3rd, fifth grade HVA students will take the ELA and social studies M-Step assessments in the middle school computer lab.

On testing days, HVA students should report to the middle school computer lab at 10:00 am for a 10:15 am start time. Students will have lunch at school, please send a water bottle and lunch with your student. Parents should plan on picking up their student no later than 2:45 pm at the middle school computer lab door. Mrs. Potteiger will be emailing all fifth and eighth grade HVA students and parents with the upcoming testing schedule for M-Step. Students in grades 3, 4, 6, and 7 will not take the M-Step test until May. All NWEA testing will be done remotely for our HVA students.

We are so excited to see our HVA students in person in the coming weeks!

It’s GREAT to be a Husky!

March Top Reader Breakfast

Congratulations to the following top readers!

Y5 - Claire Kolky

K - Lydia Marconnit

1 - Kylee Toomer (HVA)

2 - Weston Wilson

3 - Ben Rowen

4 - Maggie Gloeden (HVA)

5 - Lucas Vetter

6 - Liam Chalawich

7 - Naomi Svenkesen

8 - Ian Smith/Meeka Lopp

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Healthy Huskies

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We want the fourth term to be as safe and healthy as possible. To achieve this it is imperative that you are symptom-checking your Husky each morning. Should your student/s display any symptoms of sickness, please keep them home. Power of the Pack!
If you or your Husky receives a positive COVID result, please contact the school as soon as possible. On a weekend or in the evening, you can email any of the administrators. There are measures that we have to take immediately, including contacting the health department if a student tests positive. Thank you.
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  • April 26 - Young 5/Kindergarten Round-Up
  • April 26 - No school for Y5/K only
  • April 28 - Board of Directors' meeting, 5:30pm in the media center
  • April 30 - PTO dress down, $1.00
  • May 7 - Half day, dismiss at 11:30am, free dress down day
  • May 14 - Caring Committee dress down, $1.00

Cross Country Schedule

  • April 29 - JV at 5:00pm, varsity at 6:00pm at home
  • May 4 - JV at 5:00pm, varsity at 6:00pm away at SOTL
  • May 13 - JV at 5:00pm, varsity at 6:00pm away at Cornerstone,
  • May 20 - JV at 5:00pm, varsity at 6:00pm at home
  • May 27 - JV at 5:00pm, varsity at 6:00pm away at LCS
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From the Board

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Holly Academy Education Fund Open Trustee Position

Are you looking for a fun way to become more involved in your child’s school? Do you enjoy meeting new people and working toward a positive goal? Then consider applying to become a trustee for the Holly Academy Education Foundation (HAEF)!

Fill out the application to apply.


Please submit to the office by May 1, 2021

HAEF MISSION: The Holly Academy Education Foundation (HAEF) expands educational opportunities for Holly Academy students by generating financial assets to achieve current and future academic goals.


Through HAEF, you can leave a lasting imprint for your child on Academy grounds. A personalized paver is a permanent way to document your child’s years at Holly Academy. Pavers ordered this school year are installed over the summer. Students returning to HA next fall will enjoy finding their pavers and seeing it as they grow throughout their years at the Academy.
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Staff Appreciation Week is May 3rd thru May 7th

What you and your student can do to get involved during this week:


There is no gift too big or too small to honor our teachers and staff during this week. Most importantly, we ask that you remember to say a simple “THANK YOU” to them. Due to the current restrictions and parents not being allowed in the building, we have made the "Favorite Things" list digital this year. Please click the link below if you are interested in doing something extra special this year!

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• Write a “Thank You” to teacher(s) or staff member(s).

• Bring in a special treat or gift for your teacher(s) or staff member(s).

Thank you,

Holly Academy PTO

May/June Pizza Slingers Needed

The PTO is looking for three volunteers twice a week, Mondays and Fridays to sling pizza. Please sign up on the link below.

PTO Elections

Elections for the PTO Board are held at the May 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.hollyacademy@gmail.com, we do not want to turn away any candidates that have a passion to serve! Power of the Pack!

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