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December Principal's Message 2022

Dear Holman Families,


During the past few mornings, the temperatures have been rather cold and, on a few occasions, we have had frost.  Parts of upstate New Jersey have even seen some snow.  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 may take students outside for recess on a daily basis.


Substitute Teacher and Substitute Para positions

If you or someone you know would like to become a substitute teacher or substitute paraprofessional at Holman Elementary, please call the main office at (732) 833-4620 and speak to Mrs. Claudia Johnson.  



This special event will be held on Wednesday, December 14th from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm. Entry ticket is $5.00 per child, and that includes 2 crafts,3 games, a cookie and a juice, a chance to write a letter to Santa and an opportunity to visit with our special guest. We will be collecting donations for Toys for Tots, if you would like to participate.  


HOPE’s Holiday Shop & Candy Grams

The HOPE Holiday Shop will begin on December 5th.  There are gifts for mom, dad, grandparents, siblings, friends, teachers and pets.  Cash and e-Wallet are accepted.  To load your e-Wallet, please visit   If you would like to volunteer to help students shop, you may sign up at

Candy Grams are available for purchase.  You may click on to access and fill out the form. Candy grams are due on December 14th.

Bill Baker Photography - Looking for family pictures for the Holidays? Bill Baker is a local photographer who will give back $25 to Holman for anyone that books a session at his studio! To sign up for your session please click 


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 December 22, 2022. 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

Board of Education Meeting - On Wednesday, December 21st, the Board of Education Meeting will be held at 6:30 pm at the Jackson Memorial Fine Arts Building.


As 2022 finally comes to a close, we look forward to the start of a new year.  The Holman Elementary School wishes you and your family the warmest holiday wishes 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.

A happy and healthy New Year to all!  As a reminder, Holman School will have an early dismissal on Friday, December 23rd, 2022.  ALL students in grades PK-5 will be dismissed at 1:15PM.  We look forward to seeing you again on Tuesday, January 3, 2022.



Rich Karas

Principal, Holman Elementary