Holly Academy News & Views

January 10, 2020

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Happy New Year, Huskies! The hardest thing about returning from a holiday break is getting back into good routines. Setting routines for mornings and evenings - including nutritious meals and an early bedtime helps children cope with the stresses that may arise from returning to school. Routines have many benefits, namely, children feel comfortable and stable in their environment, resulting in more cooperative behavior inside and outside of school. Learning always starts at home and your child's mood affects how well he/she learns. A positive outlook is the best thing you can inspire in your children to keep them performing well at school and when tackling homework. Thank you for partnering with us to make each and every school day a positive experience for our Huskies. Dare to be remarkable!

Annual Education Report

Holly Academy's 2018-19 Annual Education Report is available on our website. You may also request a copy in the office. Power of the Pack!

Did You Know...

"Fun Facts" about the second grade team:

  1. Mrs. Rogman lived in Hiroshima, Japan for a year!
  2. Ms. Wight was kissed on the cheek by Steven Tyler on St. Pete's beach!
  3. Ms. Short worked at a summer camp in her early 20's. One of the annual trips was a three day "live off the land" backpacking adventure in the Adirondack Mountains!
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Welcome to 2020, Huskies!

On February 6th, Holly Academy is hosting our annual Spelling Bee. Students may sign up in the main office. When signing up, be sure to pick up the word list and rules for the Spelling Bee. The Bee is divided into two categories: 3rd - 5th grade and 6th - 8th grade. The winner and runner up from each Bee will compete in the Michigan Charter School Spelling Bee at Trillium Academy in March. Parents and families are welcome to attend. Please see the flyer below for specific times.

Dare to be remarkable, Huskies!

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Disaster Relief

NJHS is partnering with Disaster Relief at Work (DRAW) to help turn plastic shopping bags into PLARN. From now until January 29th, there will be a large box in the lobby of both buildings where you can place your extra shopping bags to contribute to our efforts.

Yearbooks

The 2019-2020 Yearbook is now officially on sale! Don't miss out on the fantastic "Early Bird" price! From now until February 14th you can purchase your book for only $25. After the 14th they will be priced at $30. For an easy online option please go to:

http://jostensyeasrbooks.com/?REF=A01091128

Do NOT pay via REVTRAK for Holly Academy Yearbooks, the above link is your on-line payment option.

Re-enrollment form

We want all our Huskies to return for the 2020-2021 school year, so please make sure you turn in your re-enrollment form! Forms are due to the office by February 7, 2020. It's great to be a HUSKY!
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From the Board of Directors

We have an open trustee seat on our Board of Directors. The Board is looking for a community member (non-parent). If you know of anyone who would like to "give back" to education, being a Board member is the perfect fit. Our HA Board of Directors is the governing body for our school. The Board meets once per month (always on a Wednesday). Meetings begin at 5:30pm and generally last two hours. If you are interested, please use the following link to apply: https://form.thecenterforcharters.org/psaba/

UPCOMING EVENTS

  • Jan. 15 - 5th grade middle school orientation, 6:00pm in the auditorium
  • Jan. 16 - PTO meeting at 8:00am
  • Jan. 17 - PTO dress down, $1.00
  • Jan. 20 - No school, MLK Jr. day
  • Jan. 24 - Half day of school, dismiss at 11:30, free dress down day
  • Jan. 29 - Board of Director's meeting, 5:30pm in media center
  • Jan. 31 - Music department dress down day, $1.00
  • Feb. 7 - PTO dress down, $1.00
  • Feb 12 - Count Day
  • Feb. 13 - PTO meeting at 8:00am
  • Feb. 13 - Holly High School Freshmen Orientation, 6:00-8:00pm at HHS
  • Feb 14 - Half day, dismiss at 11:30am
  • Feb. 17 - No school
  • Feb. 21 - PBIS dress down, $1.00
  • Feb. 24 - Spring picture day
  • Feb. 24 - New Family Expo night at 6:00pm
  • Feb. 26 - Board of Director's meeting, 5:30pm in media center
  • Feb. 27 - Parent/teacher conferences, 1:00-4:30pm and 5:30-8:00pm
  • Feb. 27 - Half day, dismiss at 11:30am
  • Feb. 28 - Half day, dismiss at 11:30am
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5th Grade Middle School Orientation

Fifth grade parents and students, please join us on January 15, 2020, at 6:00pm in the auditorium.

Young Inventors Challenge

Students Y5-5th can enter for a chance to win a free scholarship to this summer's Camp Invention. Please see attached flyer for details.

Camp Invention

January 2020


Creativity Month


January is Creativity Month! Do you like to get creative with hands-on activities? Camp Invention®, an exciting, weeklong summer adventure, will challenge you to use your creativity in all-new ways! In this program, you will use your imagination to create new ideas, design a sports complex and build a city using recyclable materials!


When: June 22-26th, 2020

Time: 9am-3:30pm (before/aftercare is available)

Where: Holly Academy


For children entering grades K - 6

SAVE $25 expires 3/31/20. Promo code DSB25

SAVE $15 use between 4/1/20-5/12/20. Promo code DSB15

BRICK PAVER

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.

SPORTS

BOYS BASKETBALL GAMES

Friday, January 10th

JV basketball tournament at 5:00pm at Shepherd of the Lakes (2101 S. Hacker Rd, Brighton)


Saturday, January 11th

JV basketball tournament at 9:00am at Shepherd of the Lakes


Tuesday, January 14th

Varsity Game 6:00pm at HA vs Everest Academy


Friday, January 17th

Varsity tournament at St. Joe's (425 E Washington St, Howell)

5:00pm vs Light of the World

8:00pm vs St. Pat's


Saturday, January 18th

Varsity tournament at St. Joes

10:00am vs CSA

1:00pm vs St. Joes

Girls Basketball

Tryouts for girls basketball will start the week of January 13. If you are interested in trying out please go to this link: https://www.hollyacademy.org/sports/


Schedule for try-outs


Monday, January 13th – 5:30-7:30pm

Tuesday, January 14th – 3:30-4:45pm

Wednesday, January 15th – 5:30-7:30pm 6th, 7th, 8th grade only (5th grade has middle school orientation from 6-7pm)

Thursday, January 16th – 5:30-7:30pm

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Pizza Monday Volunteer's Needed

If you are able to help on pizza Monday days, please sign up at the following link.


Thank you!


https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0A4AA4A62CA2F85-holly

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