Holliman Hornets Family Newsletter

Volume 2.23 February 5, 2023

Principal's Message

Dear Holliman Families,


On Monday, December 19, 2022, the Holliman School Improvement Team met to discuss the opportunity to submit a proposal for an innovative space through the 21st Century

Technology and Equipment Fund. The team unanimously agreed that this proposal would be an excellent next step in our efforts to build our capacity to provide equitable STEM/STEAM opportunities to our school community.

Holliman’s newly published Mission and Vision statements below are aligned with the goals of this grant.

Holliman Mission Statement

To foster every students’ academic success and social emotional well being through a culturally relevant educational experience that challenges students’ thinking in innovative and engaging ways. At Holliman, all stakeholders are committed to being forever focused on our vision of a graduate.

Holliman Vision Statement

Holliman is committed to developing deep and flexible thinkers who can engage in collaborative explorations to make meaning of our world from multiple perspectives.

I am happy to announce that our proposal for this brand new 21st century learning space has been accepted and will be FULLY funded with this grant!

Below are the live rendering photos of exactly what our new library/media center will look like! The transformation of this new space will begin soon. We have swing space in an unoccupied classroom where library classes will take place during renovations.

These photos were made possible by our partnership with WB Mason and their design team. They are also on display at Holliman outside of the main office.


Mrs. Cabana, Principal

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Black History Month Lesson High Light!

Billie Holiday

Students in Mrs. Habershaw's 1st grade classroom learned about Billie Holiday this week! The students watched the video "Who is Billie Holiday? The students wrote two facts about Billy Holiday while listening to her song Blue Moon.
Who is Billie Holiday? Educational Biography for Students (Black History Videos)

Tuesday, February 7th No School for Students. PD Day for Teachers

Students will not have assignments to complete in their google classroom. However, students may engage in iReady My Path lessons for Reading and Math. It is suggested that students spend about 10 minutes per day per subject area on iReady My Path lessons.

100th Day of School!

On Friday, February 10th we will celebrate our 100th day of school! It has been tradition to dress like we are 100 years old on that day! Students may also choose to dress as someone living in 100 years ago in 1923!.
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Survey Works 2023 Updates

We currently have 26 families who have completed the survey!!!

The Rhode Island Department of Education is currently administering its annual SurveyWorks Family Survey, which is an opportunity for family members to provide feedback about our school community and our children’s opportunities to learn.

The survey results are most useful when all families participate! Our goal is to get to 100% participation this year!

Your views on matters like the safety of your child at school, the way students are taught, the condition of the school, and how connected you feel to this school are important. By taking this short survey, you can help our school leadership and school community to make improvements. Responses are anonymous and cannot be linked to any individual; no one can tie your responses back to you.

You can take the short survey online between January 17 and March 31. To take the survey, visit: bit.ly/ridefamily. Choose your school from the dropdown list.

Below is an invitation to an in person meeting to learn more about Survey Works. A virtual option will also be offered immediately following the PTA meeting!

SurveyWorks Informational Meeting

Monday, Feb. 6th, 5:45pm

70 Deborah Road

Warwick, RI

Join Mrs. Cabana for an in person informational meeting about the purpose and importance of taking the SurveyWorks family survey. The PTA meeting will be immediately following.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

SurveyWorks Informational Meeting (Virtual Option)

Monday, Feb. 6th, 7:15pm

This is an online event.

SurveyWorks Informational Meeting Virtual Option

Monday, February 6 · 7:15 – 7:45pm

Google Meet joining info

Video call link: https://meet.google.com/dtz-ufnz-cuw

Or dial: ‪(US) +1 304-810-2329‬ PIN: ‪917 992 072‬#

More phone numbers: https://tel.meet/dtz-ufnz-cuw?pin=9783458351811

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Hearing Screening

From Nurse Razza

The School for the Deaf will be conducting hearing screenings at Holliman on Wednesday, 2/8/23. This screening is mandatory for students in grades K-3.

Families who wish to opt out must put their request in writing and forward it to Nurse Razza.

PTA Updates

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PTA Color Run 2023!

Color Run Interest Survey!

We are brainstorming ideas for a spring fundraiser. One option is a Color Run on a Saturday. In order to move forward with this we would need to know how much participation we would have. Please click the button to provide your feedback below.

Color Run Survey

Please provide your feedback

After School Karate!

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Feinstein Updates from Mrs. Bonneau

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Remember your golden tickets are here, we'll contact you if you're a winner!

Golden Ticket Winners: Feinstein Facebook Page

Virtual Journal

Keep an eye out for our next good deeds collection, we need to redecorate the tree!!

Visit the Feinstein website to learn more about this wonderful foundation and how they help so many schools and people in need!!

Feinstein Foundation

Don't forget to use your Feinstein Jr. Scholar Card to have free fun with your family!!

School and District Wide Routines and Policies


Below is the direct link to the WPS COVID-19 web page where you will find the link for reporting a positive case and other links with helpful information.

Vaccine Clinics

The Wellness Company is hosting a Covid-19 Vaccination Clinic

  • Clinic Date: Tuesday, January 31, 2023

  • Clinic Location: Warwick Vets Middle School Cafeteria

  • Clinic Start Time: 5:00 PM

  • Clinic End Time: 7:00 PM

VACCINE TYPE for ages 5 - 11 Pfizer bivalent

Access Link: https://qrco.de/WVMS511131

  • QR Code:

VACCINE TYPE for ages 12 and up Pfizer bivalent


There is no out of pocket cost to anyone.

Insurance information will be collected, but no one will be turned away for lack of insurance.

Clients will be observed for 15 minutes after vaccination

Districtwide Polices

Click on the button to read each policy in its entirety. Additional policies can be found on the warwickschools.org website under the School Committee tab.
WPS Electronic Devices in Schools Policy

Cell phones and all other personal electronic devices must be powered/turned off and kept out of sight before, during, and after school hours while on school grounds or at any school-sponsored event.

WPS Student Attendance Policy

Attendance at school is mandated by the Rhode Island General Law 16-19-1 and School Committee Policies JEA and JEDA for those students who have not reached their eighteenth birthday.

Employee & Student Anti-Harassment Policy

The Warwick School Committee strives to provide a safe, positive learning climate for its employees and students.

Important Arrival Updates

  • At morning arrival please use the drop off loop via Mullen Rd. The traffic pattern goes VERY quickly and a staff member can assist your child exit the passenger side of your vehicle.
  • If you are dropping off your child after 9am, please pull into the back parking lot near the trees.
  • Please avoid pulling into the main parking lot.
  • Please do not go down any "one ways."
  • Thank you for your cooperation!
Arrival & Dismissal Procedures

Access the detailed arrival & dismissal procedures here which includes maps.

Upcoming Events and Days Off

Tuesday, February 7th

Professional Development Day for Teachers

Friday, February 10th

100th Day of School

Winter Break

February 20th-24th

Community Flyers

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Holliman Website

Click here to be directed to Holliman's Official Website