The Holton Herald

September 2018

The focus of Linwood Holton Elementary School is to provide a warm, welcoming, safe, and academically rigorous environment for all!

Dear Holton Families,

Our 2018-2019 school year as started with a bang and we are looking forward to our productive partnership with you. This partnership will help ensure our students achieve not only academically, but also socially and emotionally. The development and support of the whole child is critical in creating an environment where children can perform at their highest potential.

For thirty minutes daily, our young scholars will be engaged in Morning Meeting activities with their teacher. Some benefits of Morning Meetings are;

  • Activities will help set expectations of a respectful learning environment
  • Create a climate of trust
  • Motivate students to collaborate with each other, while developing pride in themselves and their school

Our goal is to create a welcoming, safe, nurturing, and academically rigorous environment for all students. This environment is created through teaching students desired behaviors, expected outcomes, and creating a safe environment for them to practice these new behaviors. Caring adult relationships are also a vital part of student success socially, emotionally, and academically. This combination will create a culture of trust and safety in our school!

Thank you for your commitment and dedication to your child's education. Together, we will create a year full of wonderful memories for our students!

Your partner in education,

Nikea Hurt, Ed. D.

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Thank you to our...

  • "Welcoming Fairies" that left colorful and encouraging messages on the sidewalk for our students to see as they arrived for their first day of school.

  • Parents who donated extra supplies to assist teachers with their classroom needs this year.

  • Parents that painted our restrooms for the "Beautification Day" project.

  • Volunteers who have already volunteered their time in classrooms.

  • Mrs. Smith for volunteering in our front office and supporting cafeteria expectations with our students.

  • Everyone who has stopped by to say "hello" and helped to greet students with a smile!

The administration is very appreciative of the feedback that they received during the implementation of our new dismissal procedures. Your support has helped to decrease wait time in key areas of the building!

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We Invite You To Join P.T.A Today!!

If you are interested in joining the team, please see a member of the PTA Executive Board or stop by the front office.

Board Executive Committee

Principal Dr. Nikea Hurt

President Chastity Hise

Vice President Kendra Vendetti

Treasurer Lynne Brownlee

Secretary Robin Gahan


Membership Chair Keshawn Brandon

Teacher Liaison Susan Childress

Teacher Representative Kate Euting


Communications Secretary & President

Backpack Mail Gail Hull

Bulletin Board Lauren Robinson

Website Kendra Vendetti

Student of the Month/Character Education

Each month we will highlight a character trait we expect our Holton Lions to exhibit. Teachers and staff throughout the building will teach and model this behavior. All month long, we will be on the look-out for students who are exhibiting the featured trait.

At the end of the month, a student from each class who represents this trait will be selected as "Student of the Month"! These students will be invited to a celebration with the principal and presented with a "token of appreciation".

The newsletter next month will feature the names and pictures of the selected students. Please turn in your Media Release form to the front office as soon as possible.


September: Citizen

A person who takes an active role in their community. They respect others and their property. They listen to the viewpoint of others and are considerate of what they have to say. They are hardworking, and always willing to help.

Here at Linwood Holton Elementary, we are preparing our scholars to be productive citizens in our society.

Principal "Chat & Chew" Monthly Learning Series

Thursday, Sep. 27th, 9:30-10:30am

1600 West Laburnum Avenue

Richmond, VA

Each month we will have the opportunity to meet as a Holton Learning Community. During our time together, we will discuss various academic and social topics in relation to student success.

Our first learning session will take place Thursday September 27, 2018 @ 9:30 am.

The topic this month will center around our district PALS & MAP Assessment. Please join me as we take a deep dive into these assessments, what the scores indicate, and how we will support student growth here at Holton.

I look forward to seeing you!

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