Holly Academy News & Views

February 21, 2020

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It's Parent/Teacher Conference Time!

Next Thursday, February 27th, we are conducting Parent/Teacher Conferences from 1:00pm-4:30pm and 5:30pm-8:00pm in the main gym. These conferences are very important as we are more than half way through the school year. At this point in the year you and your student/s have a good feel for the grade level curriculum and meaningful communication can take place regarding progress, to date. The home-school connection can be one of the most powerful factors in our Huskies' success. To be better prepared these tips can assist you:

  1. Talk to your Husky before you attend. Is there anything unclear at school? What does your student like or dislike about their classes?
  2. Ask questions about the work your Husky does in school.
  3. Share what your student says about school.
  4. Leave with a plan in mind. How are you going to help more at home (if necessary)?
  5. Talk to your Husky about your conference and share what the teacher said.

We look forward to speaking with you at conferences. It's great to be a Husky!

Coffee & Conversation

The next Coffee & Conversation with administration is on Wednesday, March 4th, at 8:00am in the media center. We are conducting an open forum. Please come with your burning questions and concerns and we will be glad to address them! We hope to see you there. Power of the Pack!

Did You Know...

The PTO has given back to HA this year by funding several much needed items:

  1. Have you been in the main gym lately? Check out our new curtains, courtesy of the PTO!
  2. Our middle school students have one more chromebook cart with 30 computers, thanks to the PTO!
  3. The PTO has funded new stage curtains for the auditorium which will be installed in the next few months!

Y5/K/1 "Meet & Greet"

Join our Pack! Please spread the word to your friends and colleagues that Holly Academy's open enrollment period is now through March 6th. Our Y5/K/1 "Meet & Greet" is on Monday, February 24th from 6:00pm-7:30pm. Prospective students and parents can come and meet the staff and discover what makes HA remarkable. #daretoberemarkable

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Did you know that March is not only reading month, but also wellness month? The Healthy Huskies committee is a team of teachers dedicated to all things wellness! On March 5th from 6:00 - 8:00 pm, please join us for our 6th Annual Wellness Expo. In addition to many activities and vendors, we will be having our bi-annual Puberty Talks. This year, Dr. DeAnna and Dr. Streff will be speaking with students and parents about puberty. There are two sessions for boys and two sessions for girls. The first sessions begin at 6:15 for students in 4th through 6th grade. The second sessions begin at 7:15 for students in 6th through 8th grade. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Potteiger at potteigj@hollyacademy.org. Here's to Healthy Huskies!

Elementary Choices

It's not too late to sign up for our 4th and 5th grade after school Choices class! Classes begin directly after school and end at 4:45. The program begins Wednesday, February 26th and runs every Monday and Wednesday through March 25th. Registrations forms are available in the office!
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Update from the Accounting Department

On February 6th, Governor Whitmer presented her budget proposal for the 2020-2021 fiscal year, and it currently includes a “proposed” increase that would be $225 per pupil for our school. The Senate and House fiscal agencies will soon announce their budget proposals. Then, everyone waits for the three governmental branches to have further discussions and compromises. Hopefully, the eventual approved per-pupil increase will be $225 or higher!

Enrollment Application

If you have a child that will be ready for Young 5s or Kindergarten in the fall you need to fill out an application to reserve their spot.

Applications are available in the office, on our website, and attached.

It's great to be a Husky!
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Spring Picture Day

Monday, February 24th students can dress down or dress up for spring picture day!
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Please Join Us

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Poster Contest

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Order Form for Author Visit

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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!
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  • Feb. 24 - Spring picture day - dress up or down
  • Feb. 24 - Y5/K/1 "Meet & Greet" 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 - Story Hour, 8:00am or 10:30am in media center
  • Feb. 27 - Half day, dismiss at 11:30am
  • Feb. 28 - Half day, dismiss at 11:30am
  • Mar. 2 - "March is Reading Month" begins
  • Mar. 4 - "Coffee & Conversation" at 8:00am in media center
  • Mar. 5 - Wellness Night, 6:00pm-8:00pm
  • Mar. 6 - Music Dept.dress down, $1.00
  • Mar. 12 - PTO meeting at 8:00am
  • Mar. 13 - Caring Commitee dress down, $1.00
  • Mar. 17 - Book Fair begins
  • Mar. 20 - Book Fair ends
  • Mar 20 - El Mago de Oz performance at 6:00pm in the auditorium
  • Mar. 20 - PBIS dress down, $1.00
  • Mar. 25 - Board of Director's meeting, 5:30pm in media center
  • Mar. 27-Apr. 3 - Spring break
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Girls Basketball

Tuesday, February 25th

JV Maroon away at Cornerstone at 5:00pm

Thursday, February 27th

JV White away at LCS at 5:00pm

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Congratulations to Mr. Dufresne, a HAEF grant award winner this year! He was awarded Kindles for his classroom. The Kindles are being used by students to document the music making process, record performances, and create digital portfolios!

Dare to be remarkable!

Holly Academy Education Fund Open Trustee Position

Are you looking for a fun way to become more involved in your child’s school? Do you enjoy meeting new people and working toward a positive goal? Then consider applying to become a trustee for the Holly Academy Education Foundation (HAEF)!

Fill out the application to apply. Submit to the office by April 1, 2020.

HAEF MISSION: The Holly Academy Education Foundation (HAEF) expands educational opportunities for Holly Academy students by generating financial assets to achieve current and future academic goals.

HAEF FUN-raiser!

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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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You have finished reading our newsletter! Please stop by the office by 3:00pm on 2/26 to fill out a raffle ticket for a Dairy Queen gift card!