The Cardinal Rule

A Weekly Update for Holly Tree Families

Reminder: No School Monday, May 29th

Reminder: EOG Reading Test Wednesday, May 31 and EOG Math Test Thursday June 1 for all 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders

Reminder: Due to testing, we have discontinued volunteers and lunch visitors until June 8th.

DUE: All Library Books and Lunch Charges

Holly Tree Elementary Calendar

Upcoming events at our school.

A Note From Nurse Kim

If you have any medications at school for your child, please pick them up in the nurse office no later than 2:00pm Friday June 9th. Any medications not picked up by this time will be discarded per school policy.

Thank you!

Holly Tree Elementary Field Day

Thursday, June 8th, 9am-2pm

3020 Web Trce

Wilmington, NC

Kindergarten, First Grade, and Second Grade 9:00-11:00

Third Grade, Fourth Grade, and Fifth Grade 12:00-2:00

All parents are invited!!

5th Grade Celebration

Friday, June 9th, 9am

3020 Web Trce

Wilmington, NC

Please arrive early and be seated by 8:50. Everyone will be required to sign in and show ID.

It's so hard to say goodbye...

We want to share changes coming soon to our staff as several retirees and staff members are moving on.

Congratulations to our retirees.

Dawn Smith - Assistant Principal

Lisa Brobst - Second Grade Teacher

Teri Howard - Kindergarten Teacher Assistant

Media Coordinator Kim Marone received the NC Principal Fellowship for NHCS and will work as a principal intern next year at another school.

Ashlee Dees, Third Grade Teacher, will stay home with her sweet baby boy next year.

Please help us thank them for all they have done for Holly Tree and wish them the best of luck!

EOG Testing Schedule for 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students

Friday, May 26th - Science EOG (5th only)

Wednesday, May 31 - Reading EOG (3rd, 4th, and 5th Grades)

Thursday, June 1 - Math EOG (3rd, 4th, and 5th Grades)

Students who do not pass Science (5th), Math (3rd-5th), or ELA (4th and 5th) on the first administration and are within six standard deviations of a passing score will be eligible for summer testing. The summer remediation sessions (4- 90 minute sessions, one of which must occur after the last day of school) and testing days are listed below. We will contact the parents of eligible students By June 2nd.

June 5th - Remediation during the regular school day

June 6th - Remediation during the regular school day

June 8th - Remediation during the regular school day.

June 12th - Remediation (Student half day)

June 13th and 14th - Summer testing dates - Student Half Days

Students who do not pass ELA in 3rd grade and do not have a good cause exemption will be eligible for Reading Camp and retesting at the end of camp. Students who do not have a good cause exemption will have the opportunity to take the Read To Achieve Test on Friday, June 2nd, to meet grade level expectations. We will contact the parents of eligible students By June 1st.

Location: College Park Elementary

Dates: Monday-Friday June 19th-30th and July 5th & 6th (12 days)

Time: 8 am - 3 pm

Juke Box Time Machine

Our Cardinal Chorus took us on a time machine adventure through the 40's, 50's, 60's, 70's, 80's. We learned all the generational jargon and learned some famous songs from each decade! Mrs. Novak and the Art Club provided the background and props. Thank you Ms. Gardner, for all your hard work!
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Habit of the Week May 30 - June 9

Habit 8: Find Your Voice

Find Your Voice

It's when you share your passion and interests with others.

Calling all parent artists!! Summer murals project!

As part of our Leader In Me initiative, we are ready to start on the physical climate of our building. We are seeking parent volunteers to help us with some new murals over the summer months. If you are interested, please fill out the form found here. We are looking for

  • Parents who will design a lead a team of parents to create a mural
  • Parents who can help paint murals
  • Parents who can design and complete a mural alone

We would like to begin our efforts by June and finish up by August 20th.

Lost and Found

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PTA Information

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Yearbook Information

Yearbooks were sent home with all students last week. If students would like to keep the yearbook, the price is $14, which can be paid online or with the provided envelope. If you do not want the yearbook, please return them to school by Friday, June 2.