Holly Academy News & Views

November 8, 2019

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Report cards will be sent home with your student on Wednesday, November 13. Please sit down with him/her and talk about grades and citizenship. Also, mark your calendars for parent/teacher conferences on November 25th (1:00pm-4:30pm and 5:30-8:00pm) and November 26th (1:00pm-4:30pm). We traditionally have a great turnout at our fall conferences and we want this year to be no different! Power of the Pack!

How Are We Doing?

New families - we are holding a Town Hall meeting on Wednesday, November 13th at 8:00am in the media center to touch base with you to ensure we are meeting our mission. It is important to us that you and your Huskies are pleased with us, both academically and socially. This Town Hall meeting is brought to you by Battle Alley Coffee and Holly Donut Shop. We hope to see you then. Power of the Pack!


In honor of our veterans, we will be having an additional dress down day on Monday, November 11, 2019. All funds collected will be donated to Wreaths Across America, a non-profit organization that organizes the wreath laying at our Veterans' cemeteries across the nation. Our monies will be used to purchase wreaths to be placed at the Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly.

This $1 dress down donation was not included in the yearly payment. Please send in $1, or more if you would like, with your child on Monday, November 11th. Additional donations may be dropped off in the office.

Thank you for helping us honor the memories of our heroes. Power of the Pack!

Thank you to Miss Klimaszewski and the Student Leadership class for planning and implementing Spirit Week and the Penny Drive. It was such a fun week!

Dare to be remarkable!

Huskies Daring to be Remarkable

We have five students performing in "Frozen Jr." over the next two weekends! We are so proud of the talents of these young ladies! It's great to be a Husky!

Pictured from left: Grace Marsee, Nora Decker, Evelyn Decker, Iris Bravender, and Hannah Clement.

Did You Know...

As we enter the cold season research indicates the following ways we can help ourselves to stay healthy:

  1. Add Omega 3 fatty acids (fish, plant seeds, and nuts) to your diet. Omega 3 fatty acids are natural anti-inflammatories and help lower levels of depression.
  2. Cook with mushrooms because mushrooms have naturally-occurring antibiotics.
  3. Eat more green and orange vegetables to ensure you're getting healthy nutrients.
  4. Cook with spices. Onions, garlic, ginger, cilantro, and turmeric help improve immune function.
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Happy Number Sense November! Check out the math calendar below! I am currently looking for parents or grandparents to share with our Huskies how they use math in their jobs. If you are interested in sharing, please contact Jen Potteiger at potteigj@hollyacademy.org.

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Students of the Month

Y5, kindergarten, 1st, & 2nd grades

Front row: Charlotte Cook, Ezra Law, Oliver Vetter, Mikah Schroeder, Jack Von Allmen, Bowen Lay.

Second row: Levi Behrend, Harper Cruickshank, Sam DiGiamberdine, Tierza Gannon, Henry Turner.

Back row: Leo Matte, Faith Crandall, Brayson Warner-Cook, Frank Ketchum

3rd, 4th & 5th grades

Front Row: Dominic DeVita, Daniel Knuth, Rownin Flanagan, Luke Moran-Schroeder, Emma Ayres

Back row: Emily Brooks, Tavin Flanagan, Able Smith, Ian Damphouse, Juliet Rowen, Hayden Shore

Middle School

Front row: Kayleigh Corburn, Camille Mazurek, Anna Williams, Kalena Chandler, Iris Bravender

Back row: Anthony Malnati, Mikaela Perkins, Grace Kretschmar, Callie Wolf, Ariana Papcun

Not shown: Violet Lopiccola, Natalie Short

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  • Nov. 11 - Support for Veterans dress down day, $1.00
  • Nov. 11 - Monday is 50's day in first grade
  • Nov. 11 - Cookie dough delivered
  • Nov. 12 - 5th grade to Middle School Transition Night 6:00pm in the auditorium
  • Nov. 13 - New Family Town Hall Meeting 8:00am in the media center
  • Nov. 13 - Report cards are sent home
  • Nov. 14 - Rival's Day - wear Michigan/State apparel or colors and dress down for $1.00
  • Nov. 15 - PTO dress down day, $1.00
  • Nov. 18-25 - Vision screening for Y5, 1st, 3rd, 5th, and 7th grades
  • Nov. 20 - 5th grade Mackinac fundraiser at Hungry Howies in Holly
  • Nov. 22 - Dec. 10 - 5th grade Mackinac and 8th grade DC Pop Daddy fundraiser
  • Nov. 25-26 - Half day of school, dismissal at 11:30am
  • Nov. 25 - Parent-teacher conferences 1:00-4:30pm & 5:30-8:00pm
  • Nov. 26 - Parent-teacher conferences 1:00-4:30pm
  • Nov. 27 - Half day of school, dismissal at 11:30am
  • Nov. 28 - Happy Thanksgiving
  • Nov. 29 - No school
  • Dec. 5 - Y5/K/1st grade concert, 1:00pm & 6:30pm
  • Dec. 5 - PTO meeting at 8:00am in media center
  • Dec. 6 - Adopt-a-Family dress down day, $1.00
  • Dec. 9 - Board meeting, 5:30pm in media center
  • Dec. 10 - 2nd/3rd grade concert, 1:00pm & 6:30pm
  • Dec. 12 - 4th/5th grade concert, 1:00pm & 6:30pm
  • Dec. 13 - Half day of school, dismissal at 11:30am
  • Dec. 18 - 5th grade Mackinac fundraiser at Hungry Howies in Holly


With winter approaching, some students are in need of basic outdoor attire. The Caring Committee will be setting up a donation table in the main hallway for winter outdoor clothing. We are asking for gently used coats, snow pants, boots, and hats/gloves to benefit our students at Holly Academy. The Caring Committee will be accepting these donations from Monday, November 11th through Monday, November 25th.
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Healthy Huskies make Healthy Choices

Please visit our Husky Fruit Stand at lunch! Apples and bananas will be for sale for .25 cents every day in front of the office.


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.
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National STEM Day is November 8!

At Camp Invention®, you can take on exciting STEM challenges and team up with friends to explore paper planes, rockets, robots and more! Celebrate National STEM Day by downloading this super fun STEM Activity Guide!

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

Secure your spot today hollyacademy.org/ci

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More exciting news from the PTO

Our November meeting was very successful! This month we approved the new PTO bylaws; these are uploaded to the Holly Academy website. We also approved funding to replace the auditorium curtains and install a pulley system for Spanish Drama. Join us at our December meeting to see what is in store next.
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You have finished reading our newsletter! Please stop by the office and fill out a raffle ticket for two adult and two youth tickets for the Sloan Museum at Courtland Center.