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Exciting Activities For October

October  2016

Dear Holman Families:

The leaves are turning color, the temperatures are beginning to fall, and the night sky is getting darker more quickly each day.  Fall is here!  We have many things planned at the Holman Elementary School this October.  

During the month of October, Holman School will be promoting character education by celebrating Respect Week, Safe School Week, and Red Ribbon Week.  On Wednesday, October 5, students are encouraged to wear a BLUE SHIRT as it is national Blue Shirt Day to stomp out bullying.

On Thursday, October 6, students will listen to the Respect Pledge during morning announcements and sign a pledge in the classroom to be respectfully, responsible, and safe students in the Holman School community.

On Friday, October 7, students will celebrate by wearing colors red and black, or grey to show unity to be respectful to themselves and others.  These initiatives showcase our commitment to providing students with a safe and healthy learning atmosphere. With this in mind, the Holman School is committed to the character development of all our students.  Please visit the Holman school webpage for more information regarding these character education events.  We look forward to the other activities that will be occurring during this month of character building.

Special Person's Day will be held on Friday – October 7nd

  • Session 1 – Grades K, 1, and 2 – 9:45am
  • Session 2 – Grades 3, 4, and 5 – 1:45pm

Mark your calendars! H.O.P.E. (Holman Organization of Parents & Educators) will be hosting Holman School's Book Fair on October  6t, 7th, 11th and 13th.   Holman students will have a chance to visit the Book Fair with their teacher at least once during the week. The Book Fair offers readers a wonderful selection of fun and engaging books.   Reading is one of the most important skills that you can teach a child.  I encourage you to read with your child any possible chance that you can get.  Please be sure to support H.O.P.E. as their support for all of our learners is evidenced and demonstrated in all that they do for our school and school community.  Visit the links on our school web page regarding the various contests during the bookfair.  

Say CHEESE!  Students in grades K-5 will have their school pictures taken on Monday, October 17, 2016.

The Fall Festival will be held at Cicconi Farms this year on Tuesday, October 11th from 4pm to 7pm.  Join us for a fun-filled night.  

Conferences will be held during the week of November 14-17.  Teachers will be posting their schedules during the beginning weeks of October.  Similar to last year, parents may schedule conferences through the Portal.

As a reminder, please note that students and staff will be off from school on Monday, October 3rd and Tuesday, October 4th. School will also be closed for students only on Monday, October 10th as the Holman School will be closed for staff in-service.


Looking and Planning Ahead:

SOAR/Reach For Success/ Coaching/Systems 44 programs begin on Monday, October 17th. These programs will be held after school from 3:00-4:00 PM.  Students not taking the late bus need to be picked up promptly at 4:00 PM in the main lobby.  Session I dates are as follows:  Oct. 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26,  & Nov. 1, 2, 3,21, 22, 28, 29, 30 & Dec. 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14.

Parent Organization (Holman’s Organization of Parent and Educators)  Please mark your calendars for our HOPE meeting which will be held on October 19th at 7:00PM in the IMC.  We look forward to seeing you there!   Please be sure to support [H.O.P.E.] the Holman Organization of Parents and Teachers.  Their support for all of our learners is evidenced and demonstrated in all that they do for our school and school community.  Visit their link on the Web Page.  You can support H.O.P.E. in many ways. We look forward to 100% membership!

Please see the school and district website for more calendar dates and other important school times such as delayed opening and early dismissal.



Rich Karas

Principal, Holman Elementary