Holly El. Leadership Bulletin

A "Leader in Me" Lighthouse School "Let your Light Shine"

January 7, 2016

Happy New Year!

Parent/Teacher Conferences

Our 2nd trimester Parent/Teacher Conferences will be held on January 26 and 27, 2016, from 4:00-7:00 PM. M-Step results for 4th and 5th grade students will be handed out during conferences.

Community Service Project

Our January CSP is sponsored by our 5th grade. They are helping "Adopt-A-Pet." Their goal is to collect 150 items and $100.00. Watch the front showcase for progress towards their goals.

Among the Items needed:

  • Unscented cat litter
  • Canned kitten food
  • dog food (dry and canned)
  • dot/cat toys
  • collapsible cages
  • paper towels
  • laundry detergent, bleach
  • stamps, copy paper

A detailed list of items being collected is on display in our front showcase. Money collections jars are located in the office and Ms. Ortman's room 21. 5th graders will also collect money during lunches.

Opportunities for Parents

Parent Workshop

Reminder...on January 28, Oakland Schools is offering a free workshop called "Emotionally Literate Learners" for parents. Check out this link for more information.

Co-Curricular Corner

Jump Rope For Heart!

This month our 2nd and 3rd graders at Holly El. and Patterson will be raising money for the American Heart Association! This is such a great cause that affects so many families, and I know our students will do a great job and learn a lot about it. At the end of our fund raising time each school will have a jump rope event.

On February 3rd, Holly Elementary 10:30-12:10 and February 5th, Patterson 9:45-11:25 our 3rd and 2nd grade students will be participating in their JRFH event!

Current Unit!

3rd-5th will be in our floor hockey unit! We will focus on playing in zones, passing the puck, and using the stick properly and safely!

K-2nd will be in our pillow polo unit! We will focus on paying attention, and using the stick properly and safely!

Connecting With The Habits

Habit # 5 Begin With the End in Mind: At the Habit Huddle yesterday, students talked about goal setting. With the start of a new year, minds naturally turn to self improvement. Goal setting is a perfect way to systematically set and track our progress, whether it is an academic or personal goal.

PTO News

Valentine Grams will be on sale in the office for $1.00 each. Valentine Spirit Sticks will be delivered to students on February 12, 2016.

Menu Change

On January 13, 2016, the cafeteria will be serving a grilled chicken sandwich on a whole grain bun instead of the crispy fish sandwich.

Calendar of Upcoming Events


18 Martin Luther King Day ~ No School

26-27 Parent Teacher Conferences

28 AM Attendance Only ~ 12:00 PM Dismissal

29 No School

Help Wanted

Looking for work? Check out the opportunities below...

Holly Elementary

We are looking for noon supervisor and dismissal substitutes. There is a one-time $66.00 fingerprinting fee.

We are also in need of one permanent dismissal supervisor. The time is 3:25 - 3:55 PM, Monday-Friday. There is a one-time $66.00 fingerprinting fee. This is a perfect way to earn a little extra money if you pick up your child each day! Please call the office if you are interested.

Holly Police Department

We are seeking help to advertise for crossing guards. Applications can be made at the Holly Police Dept . Pay is $9.50 per hour. Times vary depending on assignment, but it's a before and after school position. Any questions can be directed to Michael Houck, Police Liason, at ext. 3219.