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May 2021 Principal's Message

Dear Holman Families:


Mother’s Day is celebrated differently from family to family but the spirit of the day remains the same.  We honor that person we call “mom” for being that special person in our lives that sticks with us through thick and thin.  My best wishes to all for a Happy Mother’s Day.  


Staff Appreciation Week

Monday, May 3rd - Friday, May 7th is Staff Appreciation Week.  I am extremely proud and impressed by our teachers’ and staff members’ passion, strength and patience as they have dealt with all of the challenges of the 2020-2021 school year.  Staff have been working very hard during these difficult times to try and move students forward educationally.  If you would like, take a moment and have your child write a special message or draw a picture to recognize their teacher or a special staff member.


Spirit Days

Don’t forget to wear your Holman Spirit Wear or red & black on Friday, May 7th & Friday May 14th. 


Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten Registration is in full swing! This year Kindergarten Registration will be done BY APPOINTMENT.   Please do not wait to register - it is very important that we process your registration as soon as possible so we can place your child for next year. Please fill out our online Pre-Registration Form, then the supplemental forms and call right away to make your appointment. Visit our Kindergarten Registration page at for more info. Forms may also be picked up at our elementary schools.

Please call the Holman Elementary School at (732) 833-4620 and speak to Mrs. Lynn Goldblatt as soon as possible to schedule a day and time for new kindergartener’s registration.


Are you moving?

Whether it’s down the block, across town in Jackson, or to a completely different state, if you are moving, please make sure that you contact the main office to update your records or have your files transferred.


Message from Mrs. Peras, the Holman School nurse

I hope everyone is staying healthy during this difficult time. If your child or someone your child has come in close contact with is sick please email me directly at I hope everyone continues to stay safe and healthy!


Moving Up Ceremony

The Fifth Grade Moving Up Ceremony will be held on Friday, June 4, 2020 in the Holman School Gymnasium to celebrate the promotion of all of our fifth grade students (both in-person and full remote).  Parents will be invited to attend this special program; however, space is limited to only two (2)  guests per student.  Only two classes will be recognized at a time.  Please note that we will be adhering to these rules due to health and safety regulations.  Guests will be required to wear a mask and each family group must sit six feet apart from another family group.  Due to limited parking, it is recommended that you carpool or walk to the school, if possible.  Thank you for your cooperation.  We look forward to recognizing your student’s efforts on this special day.  More information will be forthcoming.


HOPE Updates: (click here for May HOPE Highlights)


Hope Meeting - Come to our next virtual HOPE meeting Wednesday, May 26th at 7:00PM.


Cicconi Farms Plant Sale - Ends Saturday, May 15th. Receive 10% off your purchase and an additional 10% will also go back to your school as fundraiser proceeds. 


Beach Pictures with Bill Baker - When: May 22 & 23, 2021 Where: 1st & Ocean Ave Belmar (under fishing pier) Cost; $75.00 plus $4.25 (HOPE gets 50%) 


Scholastic Book Fair -  In person Friday, May 21st - Thursday, June 3rd. There will be 1 afternoon and 1 evening date for students to attend with their families. 


EXCITING UPCOMING EVENT: Candy Bingo - When: Wednesday, June 2nd Where: Holman Elementary School (outside) Bring your own blankets and chairs. Masks mandated & social distancing. We are looking for candy donations (must be individually wrapped) Please drop off at school by May 18th.


HOPE is looking for a recording secretary for the 2021 - 2022 school year!!! Please send nominations to Alicia Oexmann at by May 26th. Any active HOPE member (those that have paid their HOPE membership) is invited to put forth their nominations.


Stay healthy and stay safe.




Rich Karas

Principal, Holman Elementary