Holly Academy News & Views

October 14, 2022

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Wow! We had a FANTASTIC Fall on the Farm today! A HUGE thank you to the Holly Academy PTO, and especially Angie Cryderman, for planning and organizing this awesome event! Thank you to the parent volunteers for spending their time volunteering for today's Art Smart event! It's great to be a Husky!

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What a great time of year! The leaves are changing, Halloween and Thanksgiving are quickly approaching and the end of the 1st marking period is right around the corner. Please make sure if you have questions about a class and or curriculum reach out to your student's teacher or feel free to contact the office.


NWEA

Testing has been completed and we are so proud of our Huskies for the great job they did!


Breakfast Club

Is still occurring on Monday mornings for all staff and middle school students from 7:30-7:55am in the lobby of the main gym. Thank you to all the parents who have already volunteered.


Fun Friday

Lunches will start up again on October 21st. Here is the upcoming schedule and a link to sign up to volunteer.

October 21st - 8th grade

November 4th - 7th grade

November 11th - 6th grade

Friday Fundays Sign Up


Number Sense November

Is quickly approaching at Holly Academy. Students will be involved in several activities that stress the importance of numbers and math. To kick off Number Sense November we will be celebrating mole day this year with our students. If you want to learn more about mole day, be sure to ask your students about what it is.


The following interventions are offered to students in our elementary building:


Math Power Up:


All students in second, third, fourth, and fifth grade receive a math intervention block called "Math Power Up". Highlights of this specialized program include:


  • 25 minutes, 5 days per week

  • Most students remain in their homeroom class

  • STAR Math scores designate an individualized learning path on Freckle to address areas of weakness/challenge

  • Interventionists push into each homeroom class to collaborate with teachers and reteach skills and monitor student progress while working on the Freckle program


Reading Power Up:


All students in kindergarten, first, and second grade receive a reading intervention block called “Reading Power Up”. Highlights of this specialized program include:

  • · 30 minutes, 4 days per week

  • · All students in a grade level are grouped according to reading ability

  • · Each group meets in a special location and receives targeted reading instruction at their reading level, by a teacher or interventionist

  • · Students at all ability levels (low, average, and high) receive differentiated reading instruction

Mrs. Craven (craventina@hollyacademy.org) is happy to answer any questions about our Response to Intervention (RTI)/MTSS (Multi-Tiered System of Supports program).

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Skyward

Skyward will be going down for maintenance Friday, Oct. 14th at 7:00pm. All work is expected to be completed by Saturday, Oct. 15th at 7:00pm.

Book Fair

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From the Board of Directors

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Transportation to School

We have a student who is in need of getting a ride to school. The family lives in the south end of Fenton. If you are able to help, please call the office.
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HAEF Fall Event

You asked...We listened! New date for the Casino Bus Fundraiser. The event will now be on December 3rd, 1pm-9pm. Register by November 18th to join the fun.


The $40 per person fee includes $20 in Play, $10 in Food, and $10 in Bingo plus fun on the bus there and back.


Registration link:


https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfpfury9yi22H2sLV0E5hm6uAgn-BJMAibk53F87KV5c-g2ZQ/viewform?fbclid=IwAR3WyQRj8ycWSbC4tbJzQxbXL3KJASRiYhtu-tPFVSMruleh9F8ijnNtONI&fbzx=-1084521407942067136


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Spirit Week

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2022-23 Yearbooks

Don't miss your opportunity to purchase your 2022-23 Yearbook at the "Early Bird Special" price. The special pricing only lasts until November 23rd!

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Dentist R Us

Dentist R Us, a community/school-based mobile dental program, allows the children to be seen in the comfort of their own school. A professional dental team of specialists will help each child learn about oral hygiene as they offer each child a personalized dental plan. They will minimize the time taken from class, making this mobile dental program exceptionally convenient for parents, schools, and students.


The dentist team will be here on Friday, October 21st. Forms were sent home Monday, October 3rd. If you would like your child to participate please return the completed form to the office by Monday, October 17th. Extra forms are available in the office or you can download one from the link below. If you have any questions please contact the office.

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ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT

Boys Basketball/Girls Cheerleading

If your child is in the 5th-8th grade they can now sign up for boys basketball or girls cheerleading using the link below:


https://www.hollyacademy.org/sports/

Girls Volleyball Games

Tuesday, October 18th

JV: No game scheduled

Varsity at CSA at 5:00pm


Thursday, October 20th

JV at West Highland at 5:00pm

Varsity: No game scheduled


Saturday, October 22nd

JV Tournament at Holly Academy begins at 8:00am

Soccer Games

Monday, October 17th

Away at Eton Academy at 5:00pm


Wednesday, October 19th

Away at Eton Academy at 5:00pm


Saturday, October 22nd

Tournament at Holly Academy begins at 8:30am

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Michigan Jaguars Soccer

Our club is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides boys & girls youth competitive travel soccer. The club was founded in 1994 and currently has over 400 local soccer players, many of these players and families are in the local area. Our organization promotes fitness, fair play, teamwork, and sportsmanship within our local community. We are reasonably priced and help out the local communities with contributions to various fundraisers. We have distributed flyers in all the local school districts over the past 20 years we have been in operation.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to call 810-252-0330 or email dwelsh@hotmail.co.uk
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Popcorn Volunteers Needed

We are looking for volunteers to assist with bagging popcorn for popcorn days. Popcorn will be bagged on Thursday from 11:30am to 2:00pm. If you are able to assist, please sign-up using the link below.


https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0D44A5AB2EA46-popcorn

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2022-23 PTO Volunteer Opportunities

The PTO has numerous opportunities for parents/guardians to volunteer throughout the school year. If you are interested in volunteering, please click the link below.


https://forms.gle/GfZf6YB8K5WPwBpd6

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Box Tops

Did you know that the PTO has a mailbox for Box Tops which is located in the hall by the main office? If you don't want to set up a Box Tops account or scan your receipts, please put them in the mailbox and write your child's grade level on the receipt. The PTO will scan your receipts and apply the amount to the appropriate grade level. The grade level that earns the most money will earn a popsicle party!

HOLLY ACADEMY PTO IRON ON UNIFORM PATCHES

Uniform patches can be ironed onto clothing items to make them dress code appropriate.


Examples:

- Add the patch to a crewneck sweatshirt (approved dress code colors only)


- Add the patch to a zip-up fleece jacket (approved dress code colors only)


If you have any questions regarding the patches, please email pto.hollyacademy@gmail.com

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UPCOMING EVENTS

  • Oct. 17 - Book Fair begins
  • Oct. 19 - Board of Directors meeting at 5:30pm in media center
  • Oct. 19 - Unity Day, students may dress down if they wear a Stand Up to Bullying shirt or orange shirt
  • Oct. 20 - Book Fair ends
  • Oct. 21 - PTO dress-down day, $1.00
  • Oct. 24 - 28 - Spirit Week
  • Oct. 31 - Happy Halloween
  • Nov. 1 - Picture re-take day
  • Nov. 4 - PTO dress-down day, $1.00
  • Nov. 9 - PTO meeting at 8:00am in the auditorium
  • Nov. 11 - PBIS dress-down day, $1.00
  • Nov. 16 - Board of Directors meeting at 5:30pm in media center
  • Nov. 18 - PTO dress-down day, $1.00
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