Holly El. Leadership Bulletin

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

March 17, 2016

A Note From the Principal

I am excited to share that Science Olympiad and Science club are coming to Holly El. The Science Olympiad organization meeting is tonight at 6:30 in our Library and is designed for students in 2nd through 5th grades. Science Club will begin after Spring Break and be geared for students in kindergarten through 2nd grade. Science club will offer a different hands-on science experiment each week for parents and students to work collaboratively on. More information will be coming home soon.

Report cards have been posted to Skyward for Trimester 2. After logging in to Skyward, to view your student's report card, select the Portfolio option from the menu on the left side of the screen. You will see a list of report cards that have been posted for your student. To view the report click on the hyperlinked name of the report card you want to view.

Calling all Young 5's & Kindergarteners!!

Do you have or know of child who is ready to start Young 5's or Kindergarten in the 2016-2017 school year? Our district enrollment will be held on the following dates:

March 21 - Davisburg Elementary, 248-328-3500

March 22 - Holly Elementary, 248-328-3600

March 23 - Patterson Elementary - 248-328-3700

March 24 - Rose Pioneer Elementary - 248-328-3800

The time at all buildings is 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM and you may enroll at any building that best fits your schedule. If you would like a package in advance, please contact one of the schools' offices.

Community Service Project (CSP)

Our March CSP is sponsored by 4th grade. They will continue with the School Store on Fridays during lunch. March proceeds will benefit the Holly Special Olympics. Their goal is to donate $400.00 to to Special Olympics help support their activities.

Science Club Kindergarten-2nd Graders

Parent, Maureen DeVroy and Kelly McMillan are starting a family Science Club for students in kindergarten through 2nd grade. Please see attached flyer for the information and registration slip!

Science Club Flyer

Connecting With The Habits / Student Lighthouse Team (SLT)

Check out the Habit Quote Tree across from the office entrance. Each month the SLT will will focus on a Habit and then find Quotes to to support that Habit. The March Quote Tree focuses on Habit 6: Synergize. Stop by and check it out.

Co-Curricular Corner - Mrs. Marchbanks/Art

First, third and fourth graders are creating "green" art work! We've learned that being green means we are making proactive choices to keep the earth clean. The art they make will be entered in a contest hosted by the Detroit Green Council. To participate please return the attached permission slip to Mrs. Marchbanks by March 31, 2016.

Students in the remaining grades may participate with a project from home.

Contest Guidelines

Permission Slip

Connecting With The Habits ~ “Healthy Habits” are coming to Holly Elementary.

Our Parent/Teacher Lighthouse Committee has organized a parent/child group that will learn all about healthy eating and exercise. This event will be led by Parent Lighthouse Leader, Mrs. Stacey Sheahan and assisted by her 4th grade daughter, Sydney Sheahan. “Healthy Habits” will be every Thursday from 3:45-4:45, in the cafeteria.

Families will love learning together how to cook and prepare yummy healthy meals. Everyone will also learn fun and easy ways to be active in order to stay healthy. Every week there will be a crockpot and dessert recipe to take home and enjoy with the whole family. Please join us on Thursdays, at Holly Elementary, in the cafeteria.

PTO News

PTO Meeting

March 29, 2016 ~ 12:30 PM

PTO Carnival (Rescheduled Date)

April 28, 2016 ~ 5:30-7:00 PM


Our 2015-2016 Yearbook is on sale now!

Order Now. We have price increases coming soon. Don't pay more than you have to.

4/11/16: Softcover $16.00 / Hardcover $26.00

5/1/16: Softcover $18.00 / Hardcover $28.00

Yearbooks will be on sale through May 13, 2016. We will only receive enough Yearbooks to cover those who ordered. There will be no extras!! Don't miss out.

Science Week~Supplies Needed

March 28 - April 1 is Science Week @ Holly Elementary. Students in 4th/5th grade will complete their Projects and K-3 grade students will put the finishing touches on their Science Hats.

Projects will be on display on April 1st. Presentation boards are available in the office for $3.00. Watch the newsletter for times and locations.

K-3 grade students will be working with a buddy classroom to create a "Science Hat." We are in need of some supplies. If you are able to donate, please send in the following item(s) with your child:

newspapers, paper bags, old hats, headbands, styrofoam balls, pipe cleaners, tacky glue, plain card stock, foam sticky letters, kids science magazines.

Join Us ~ Bowling for Backpacks Event!

Bowling for Backpacks March 20th! We have sold ALL our tickets. Thanks to all of this year's bowlers. Stop by Holly Lanes between 12:00-2:00 PM to purchase raffle tickets for the prize baskets. All proceeds go directly to Holly's Blessings in a Backpack program! Please share!

Holly Schools Snow Sports Club

The Ski Club is done for this school year. See you next winter!!

Calendar of Upcoming Events


17 4th Gr. Consumer's Energy Presentation

17 Report Cards Posted on Skyward

17 Science Olympiad Meeting 6:30PM

21 Cartooning Class 3:45-5:15 PM

24 Kdg. Bunny Breakfast

25 No School / Good Friday

29 PTO Meeting 12:30 PM

31 5th Gr. Parent Night @ Holly Middle School 7:00 PM


4-8 Spring Break

11 M-Step Testing Begins

11 PTO Flower Sale Begins

25 Flower Orders/ Money Due

27 Mobile Dentist Here

28 PTO Carnival (Rescheduled Date)

29 No School~Staff Professional Development