Holly Academy News & Views

March 6, 2020

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Coronavirus Threat

At our Coffee & Conversation session on Wednesday a question was asked about Holly Academy's plan should we get a case of coronavirus at school or if our local community has cases. In the event we have a case at school we would close for one or more days to thoroughly clean and disinfect the school buildings and then follow the health department's recommendations. Should there be cases in our area, we would follow the guidance of the Oakland County Health Department, as we do for all infectious diseases.

We do have a pandemic flu plan, which would be activated if the health department recommends that schools close. This plan entails virtual learning through google classroom, assignments posted on Skyward and the google calendar, and work being sent through the U.S. Mail. Please rest assured that the Academy will do everything we can to protect the health and safety of our Huskies! Power of the Pack!

Did You Know...

Reading tips to support March is Reading Month at home:

  1. Students do best academically when they have a stable home routine. Try to remove stressful mornings and evenings.
  2. Read at home by reading with and to your children.
  3. Be a great reading partner by being patient and encouraging.
  4. Be a reader - when children see how much you enjoy reading they are more likely to choose reading as a home activity.
  5. Make a special reading spot. A comfy spot in the house that is enticing is a great way to support reading.

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Next Friday, March 13th, four students will be traveling to Trillium Academy for the Michigan Charter School State Spelling Bee. The students representing Holly Academy are the winners and runner ups from the HA Spelling Bee that was held on February 6th. Representing our elementary school will be Aria Guru and Juliet Rowen. The middle school representatives are Iris Bravender and Olivia Iddings. We are so proud of these ladies and wish them the very best of luck next Friday! Dare to be remarkable!

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Book Fair

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Students Of The Month

Y5, Kindergarten, 1st, & 2nd grades

Front row: Leo Windy

Second row: Anaya Wheeler, Jaxton Osborn, Mia June Printz, & Leo Matte

Back row: Noah Haviland, Celine Ruge, & Addison Palarchio

3rd, 4th & 5th grades

Front row: Eric Cook, Isabella Sizemore, & Morgan Kretschmar,

Second row: Lucas Vetter, Andrew Bingaman, & Libby Bonner

Back row: Daniel Knuth, Joseph Pedwaydon, Madison Lowery, & Kaylee Ahn

Middle School

Front row: Antonio Salego, Noah Short, Colton Pence, Alivia D'Alimonte, & Vasile Maximiuk

Second row: Alexander Chen, Anthony Kelly, & Kylie Shore

Back row: Landon Dearman, Jacob Burgee, Trevor Martin, & Jillian Reap

Thank You

Many thanks to Laura Petrauskas, Barb Bunker, McKenzie Hedrick, and Sandy Leonard for helping with the March is Reading Month decorations! The building is beautifully decorated to match our theme of Reading is My Favorite Sport!

Door Decorating Winner's

Congratulations to the following classrooms for winning the March Is Reading Month Door Decorating Contest:

Y5's-2nd grade

1st place - Mrs. Melero's Class

2nd place - Mrs. Fairbank's Class

3rd place - Mrs. Bunyak's Class

3rd-5th grade

1st place - Miss Kolinsky's Class

2nd place - Mrs. L. Sheppard's Class

3rd place - Mrs. Price's Class

6th-8th grade

1st place - Mrs. Fitzpatrick's Class

2nd place - Mrs. Conley's Class

3rd place - Mr. Reed's Class


Congratulations to the following students for winning the March Is Reading Month Poster Contest:

Y5's-2nd grade

Winner - Haley Dugan

Honorable Mention - Quinn McGregor

3rd-5th grade

Winner - Morgan Kretschmar

Honorable Mention - Alyssa Corby

6th-8th grade

Winner - Connor Kretschmar

Honorable Mention - Grace Kretschmar

Author Order Form-Deadline date is extended to March 13th

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Enrollment Application

If you have a child that will be ready for Young 5's 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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Camp Invention

Craft Month

March is Craft Month! Do you love hands-on activities where you can get creative using craft supplies, recyclable materials and drawing utensils? Celebrate Craft Month by exploring the all-new Camp Invention® program, where you will take creativity to a whole new level! This summer, you will have fun with friends as you explore sports trading cards, sketch and draw solutions to exciting challenges, and design gadgets to help save the Earth!

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

Lost and Found

The lost and found will be donated on March 18. Please check the bin for items if your child is missing anything.

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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  • Mar. 12 - PTO meeting at 8:00am
  • Mar. 13 - Caring Commitee dress down, $1.00
  • Mar. 13 - Pi Day
  • Mar. 13 - State Spelling Bee at Trillium Academy
  • Mar. 17 - Book Fair begins
  • Mar. 17 - St. Patrick's Day -students can wear a green top and dress down
  • Mar. 18 - NJHS induction at 6:00pm
  • Mar. 20 - Book Fair ends
  • Mar 20 - El Mago de Oz performances at 10:00am, 2:00pm, and 6:00pm in the auditorium
  • Mar. 20 - PBIS dress down, $1.00
  • Mar. 25 - Board of Director's meeting, 5:30pm in the media center
  • Mar. 27-Apr. 3 - Spring break
  • Apr. 9 - Talent show
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Girls Basketball

Monday, March 9th

JV White at home vs. LCS at 5:00pm

Tuesday, March 10th

JV White away vs. LCS at 5:00pm

Varsity at home vs "Mission Unblockable" at 6:00pm

Wednesday, March 11th

JV White at home vs JV Maroon at 5:00pm

Thursday, March 12th

JV White away vs CSA at 5:00pm

JV Maroon at home vs LCS at 5:00pm

Friday, March 13th

JV girls' basketball tournament at home at 4:00pm

Saturday, March 14th

JV girls' basketball tournament at home at 8:00am

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Congratulations to Mrs. Craven, another HAEF grant winner this year! Mrs. Craven was awarded headphones to use in her Power Up groups, her SRT class, and for when she is co-teaching with classroom teachers in the building. 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.


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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