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March Principal's Message 2024

Dear Holman Families: 


I’m so glad that spring is finally around the corner.   Don’t forget to turn your clocks ahead on Sunday, March 10th.  With the extra hour of daylight, it's a little easier to do some fun activities with the family.  One of the most important things that you can do to support your child's success is to read with your child every day.  Research states that daily reading practice (10-30 minutes depending upon grade level) will continue to strengthen skills in all academic domains.  



5th Grade Community Service Project

The 5th grade students will be completing two service projects in April.  The first, is a cross curricular project that will involve learning about and recreating, in a STEM based activity, the animals at the Popcorn Park Zoo in Forked River.  The students will also raise money to be donated to the Zoo.  Along with helping animals in need.  The students will be collecting items to donate to the Forked River Humane Society.  

Ways that you can help:

  • April 15-26th, your child can bring in coins each day to vote on their favorite Popcorn Park Zoo Animal.  The winning animal will be announced on April 29th, 2024.

  • April 15-26th, your child can bring in dog or cat food, blankets, and toys to donate to the Forked River Humane Society.

Parents and Family members will be invited in on April 26th for our Holman Zoo! More information to follow.

The fifth grade thanks you for all of your support and donations.  



Kindergarten Registration - Call NOW to register for your appointment in March

Kindergarten Registration in the Jackson School District will take place during the month of MARCH BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.  Registration packets will be available online and in all elementary schools.  We encourage all parents of students NOT already enrolled in the Preschool program to pre-register online to save time and streamline the registration process at the time of your appointment. 

For students who already attend a Jackson School District Preschool program:  Parents do not need to fill out the online registration forms that you completed when you registered for Preschool. However, you DO need to call and make an appointment for Kindergarten Registration to:

  • Submit a new physical examination form;

  • Submit a new dental examination form;

  • Show proof of 5-year-old immunizations (if your child is not yet five, you will submit these after they reach the age of 5);

  • Re-submit four proofs of residency for review.

It is incredibly important that parents register during this period so we can plan ahead for the next school year. If you are a parent of an incoming kindergarten student (regardless if they are already in the pre-K program), we kindly ask that you make every effort to register your child during the month of March.  All information will be available on the Registration Page on the district website. 

Please call (732) 833-4620 and speak to Mrs. Lynn Goldblatt to schedule an appointment during March to register your child for Kindergarten.  Appointments are available starting Monday, March 4th to Wednesday, March 27th from 9:30 to 12:00 Noon.  Call now to schedule your appointment for March Kindergarten registration today!!!!!!



H.O.P.E Meeting

Wednesday, March 13th will be H.O.P.E’s meeting which will be held at 7:00PM in the IMC. All are invited to attend.


March Madness 

On Thursday, March 21st, H.O.PE will be hosting March Madness. The festivities will be held in the gym and begin at 7:00PM.


Dr. Seuss Night/Book Fair Parent/Student shopping

Dr. Seuss/Book Fair Night “Read Across America Pajama Party” will be held on Thursday, March 7th. Book Fair opens at 5:30PM to shop. First session for Dr. Seuss night will begin with students whose last name starts with the letter L-Z at 6:00PM.  Session two will follow with students whose last name starts with the letter A-K at 7:15PM.






Holman Yearbook

Don’t forget to order the Holman Yearbook for 2023-2024.  The deadline to order yearbooks is April 18th.   Please check the H.O.P.E page for more information.



Spelling Bee

Holman Elementary School held their Spelling Bee last month. Thirty spellers from 4th and 5th grade showed their hard work and dedication throughout the entire process. The winner of this year's spelling bee is Joseph Nappa.  Congratulations to our runners-up: Riley Christensen, Gabriella Gomez, Aubree Healy, and Navaya Padilla who will all represent Holman in our District Spelling Bee on Tuesday, March 19th at 6:00PM at Jackson Liberty High School.



NJSLA Testing

Continue to visit the district website to view the NJSLA (formerly PARCC) testing calendar (go to the For Parents and Students tab and then Assessments and Grading).  Testing will begin for Grades 3, 4, and 5 on May 7th. 



Looking and Planning Ahead

On Wednesday, March 20th, the Board of Education Meeting will be held at 6:30PM at the Fine Arts Building at JMHS.



There will be a shortened day of school (1:40 dismissal) on Monday, March 11th for ALL students as our teachers will have in-service workshops the rest of the day.


There will also be a shortened day of school (1:40 dismissal) on Thursday, March 28th, as we begin our Spring Break.  School will be closed Friday, March 29th - April 5th.  Students will return to school on Monday, April 8th.  Enjoy the break with family and friends!



Rich Karas

Principal, Holman Elementary