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March Principal's Message 2022

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 13th.  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.  


Everyone’s Favorite Class Pet Is Back As Humphrey Hits Holman Again!!!

For the fourth time in Holman history, our school will be participating in a very exciting program called One School, One Book. The entire school (students, teachers, secretaries, the school nurse, paras, and Mr. Karas) will all be reading the same book at the same time!

Guess who else gets to join in the fun?   HOLMAN FAMILIES!!

All Holman students will receive a copy of the book, Adventure According to Humphrey by Betty Birney on Tuesday, March 1st  along with a schedule for nightly reading. There will be daily trivia questions and prizes.

Here's what we are asking you to do as a family:  

  • read and talk about the book together for a few minutes each night (Monday-Thursday)
  • enjoy the time together as a family away from electronic devices
  • if you want, snap a picture of your time reading together and send it to to be displayed in our main lobby picture gallery
  • you may listen to chapters read by Holman staff members that will posted on the school website
  • look for special dress days to celebrate Humphrey’s adventure


Spring Picture Day

Student pictures will be taken on March 10th during the school day.  More information regarding photo packages and ordering will be forthcoming.


Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten Registration in the Jackson School District will take place March 1st - March 31st by appointment.  Registration packets are available online and in all elementary schools.  We encourage all parents (this INCLUDES students already enrolled in the pre-K program) to pre-register online to save time and streamline the registration process at the time of your appointment.   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 a 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 is 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.


Messages from H.O.P.E

The next HOPE virtual/In person meeting will be on March 16th at 7:00PM.  We invite all parents to attend this session.


Holman Yearbook

Don’t forget to order the Holman Yearbook for 2021-2022.  The deadline to order yearbooks is April 15th.   Please check the H.O.P.E page for more information.


Spelling Bee

Holman Elementary School held their Spelling Bee last week.  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 Jonas Mastauskas.  Congratulations to our runners-up: Nicholas Souza, Amber Oexmann, Alison Hart, and Christopher Ponik who will all represent Holman in our District Spelling Bee on March 31st.


Brain Boosters

This invitation-only program will continue through March 16th. This program is held before school from 7:30AM - 8:30AM. Dates are as follows: 2/28, 3/1, 3/2, 3/7, 3/8, 3/9, 3/14, 3/15, 3/16.


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 9th.


Looking and Planning Ahead

On Wednesday, March 16th, 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 on Thursday, April 14th, as we begin our Spring Break.  School will be closed April 15th - April 22nd.  Students will return to school on Monday, April 25th.  Enjoy the break with family and friends!



Rich Karas

Principal, Holman Elementary