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December 2019 Principal's Message

December 2019


Dear Holman Families:


During the past few mornings, the temperatures have been rather cold and, on a few occasions, we have had frost.  Students should come to Holman School wearing clothing that keeps them warm during the school day. As the temperatures get lower, please make sure that your child is also wearing the appropriate outerwear, such as a jacket, gloves, hat, etc.  Weather permitting, teachers try to take students outside for recess on a daily basis.


We thank you for visiting us during American Education Week and Conference Week, and for being a part of our school initiatives, programs, and fundraisers.  The JEA did a nice job of hosting the American Education Week event. On behalf of the Holman School staff, we thank you for taking the time to meet with your child’s teacher and visiting our school.



This special event will be held on Thursday, December 12th.   We will begin in our gymnasium with some holiday singing from our Choir.  Students singing in the Choir should arrive in the gymnasium at 5:30PM. Choir will begin singing at 5:45PM.  Then we will move to our APR where children will be making a craft, having cookies and hot chocolate and meeting our Special Guest from 6:00PM - 7:00PM.  Our Special Guest will be collecting unwrapped new toys for Toys for Tots. We look forward to seeing all of you at this fun family night event prior to our Winter Break!  HOPE will NOT have a December meeting. Happy Holidays and Best Wishes for a Happy New Year.


Arrival of Students in the Car Line

If you are using the car line in the morning to drop off your children, please make sure to follow the direction of the teachers who are outside supervising the children.  Please pull up to the sidewalk and release your child on the passenger’s side of the vehicle (Please do not get out of your vehicle). This should allow four to five carloads of children to dismiss to the sidewalk area.  Please do not wait to unload your child at the front of the line closest to the school if you are near the sidewalk. Even if it is raining, please continue to follow these procedures. This expedites the arrival process and gets students into the school on time.  Thank you so much for your consideration and cooperation with this matter.


Report Cards

Please be sure you are ready to access your child’s report card on the district portal website.  Report cards will be available on the portal to parents on January 3rd. Also, please remember that if your Portal log-in does not work, please try the “Forgot My Password” link above BEFORE contacting support, as most issues will be resolved through that feature.  Please note that the “Forgot Password” link will work only with parents who have an email as their login ID. For questions or problems with your login ID’s or password (or if you do not have them), please send an email to and include your name and phone number, as well as your child’s name, school, grade, student ID number and the problem you are experiencing and we will respond to you as quickly as possible.



Looking and Planning Ahead:


Brain Boosters: Time: 3:00 – 4:00pm, Dates: December 3, 4, 5 (this is a make up date for the cancellation of Dec. 2), 9, 10, 11


FREE WORKSHOP – SEAC Jackson Twp School District Special Education Advisory Council Presentation : When: Monday, January 13, 2020, 6:30 pm. Where: Jackson Liberty High School; IMC,125 North Hope Chapel Road, Jackson, NJ 08527.


On Wednesday, December 18th, the Board of Education Meeting will be held at 6:30 pm at the Administration Building.


As 2019 comes to a close, we look forward to the start of a new year.  We wish the warmest holiday wishes to you and yours during this Winter Break.  As we begin the New Year, I encourage you to continue to read with your child each evening, now and throughout the year.   Time spent reading with young learners has amazing effects on students’ educational success. Remember to sign the reading log each night after you have read with your child or watched him/her complete his/her reading!


A happy and healthy New Year to all!  As a reminder, Holman School will have an early dismissal on Friday, December 20th, 2019.  ALL students in grades K-5 will be dismissed at 1:15PM.  We look forward to seeing you again on Thursday, January 2, 2020.




Rich Karas

Principal, Holman Elementary