Parent Resources

Below are links to resources for parents of Hollymead students:

Albemarle County School System

ACAC Youth Programs & Camps

Art Classes with Kacie Linn Engle

Camp4Real (with Hollymead’s Jack Carroll)

Cub Scout Pack 206

Extended Day Enrichment Program

Foster Art Camp

Hollymead Lunch Menu

Lunch and Snack Ideas

Math Tree

School Board

School Closings

SOL Practice


Keyboarding Resources for Students

Need some keyboarding practice? Below are several links to online keyboarding resources. The purpose of these programs is to help students become better more efficient typers… a great skill that will come in handy on the SOL’s.

Learning Games for Kids:  Keyboarding

http://www.learninggamesforkids.com/keyboarding_games.html

Dance Mat Typing

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/typing/

TypeRacer

http://play.typeracer.com

TypingWeb

http://www.typingweb.com

Fun To Type

http://www.funtotype.com

Typing Club

http://www.typingclub.com


Packed Lunch and After School Snack Ideas!

I don’t know about you, but I am ALWAYS searching for new ideas.  Here’s the PTO Board’s ideas.   Have your own to add?   Email HollymeadPTOBoard@gmail.com.

Check here first for quick and easy lunch ideas.

Snacks

– clementime or orange slices with animal crackers
– hummus with carrot, cucumber and celery sticks, apple slices
– yogurt smoothie or protein shakes
– fruit muffins (see recipes for blueberry and berry burst Cherrios muffins) and small yogurt
– half a bagel with cream cheese and fruit jelly
– cheese slices or stick, whole wheat crackers with blueberries or strawberries
– fruit and cheese kabobs – cut off the pointy end of the stick and cut the cheese for fun into interesting shapes
– hard boiled egg with half a bagel
– whole wheat bread with honey
–  lightly buttered, no butter or kettle corn mixed with dried fruit (can add a few chocolate chips for fun!)
–  ham, cheese roll up with plum
– whole wheat frozen waffle toasted, spread with cream cheese and add raisins or jam – cut into strips
– home made granola bars made with oatmeal (sh! don’t tell the kids!)
– apple sauce and muffin with a slice of cheese
– banana or zucchini bread with cream cheese and a yogurt drink
– pumpkin bread with a side of raspberries or blueberries


Simple Recipes

Blueberry Muffins

1 3/4 cups flour (you can substitute whole wheat flour as well or do half white and half wheat)
1/2 cup white sugar (you can use 1/4 cup)
3 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup blueberries
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted
1 cup milk
1 egg

In a large bowl combine all the dry ingredients and the blueberries. In a small bowl combine the melted butter, milk and egg. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix gently until just combined. As a rule you should never beat muffin batter so you will have light and fluffy muffins. Fill muffin tins 3/4 full and bake at 350 degrees F for 15-20 minutes. Makes 12 muffins.

 

Berry Burst Cherrios Muffins

Fresh bananas paired with strawberries is a flavor combination kids are sure to like!
Prep time:10 Min

Total time: 35 Min

Makes: 12 muffins

Ingredients
2 cups Berry Burst Cheerios® strawberry cereal
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour (you can mix half whole wheat and half white)
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup mashed very ripe bananas (2 to 3 medium)
2/3 cup milk
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 egg white

Directions
1. Heat oven to 400°F. Spray 12 regular-size muffin cups with cooking spray, or grease bottoms only of muffin cups.
2. Crush cereal. In large bowl, stir together cereal, flour, brown sugar, baking powder and baking soda. Stir in remaining ingredients just until moistened. Divide batter evenly among muffin cups.
3. Bake 18 to 22 minutes or until golden brown