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What’s Happening at Hollymead?

Parent Community Chat:
Monday, September 18, 6:30pm to 7:30pm, Hollymead Library

Have you heard your child talk about JiJi?  Curious who JiJi is and what does he have to do with math?  Come learn about our new penguin friend JiJi and how he engages ALL Hollymead students through math lessons.  Mrs. Teel and Ms. England will demonstrate this visual instructional program that builds a deep conceptual understanding of math in our children every day.  Following the Chat time, we will have a brief PTO meeting.  Refreshments and a raffle will be provided!

Marvelous Mondays & Terrific Tuesdays PE Games Club
K-2 students each Monday September 25th – October 23rd, 2:30-4:00pm
3-5 students each Tuesday September 26th – October 24th, 2:30-4:00pm

Join Mr. Carroll, Mr. Whitehead, and all of your friends as we play your favorite PE games.  Be ready for “Revenge of the Bulls, ““Rainbow Run,” “Aerobic Bowling,” & many more.  Limited to 30 students per day.

Registration will only be online starting Thursday, September 14 at 8pm.  You will receive an email via the Buzz at 8pm on Thursday with the live link to register.  Cost is $60 per session and only the first 30 students per session will be accepted.
Please contact Jack Carroll 434-973-8301 ext. 28162 or e-mail with any questions.

Hollymead T-shirt TWO WEEK SALE
Did you see the new t-shirt at Movie Night, on the PTO bulletin board at school, or on a friend or staff member?  Need a new shirt to wear on field trips or to morning meetings?  We have youth shirts for $10 or adult shirts for $12, two color options, and two design choices. Additional donations accepted for a complimentary car magnet.  Orders will be accepted until September 22nd.

Order yours today: Spirit Wear T-Shirt Order Form

How Can I Help?

The PTO is still looking to fill some key roles for the year.

1. Assembly Coordinator: This job needs someone committed to helping enhance the education of students through school-wide Assembly offerings (bringing in outside programs to augment classroom learning). Timing: Full school year. Commitment: Medium.

2. Raffle Coordinator: We are looking for someone to redesign our Raffle, and maybe even consider doing a silent auction. The opportunity is wide open here and we’re hoping someone can bring new ideas. Timing: Spring. Commitment: Large.

3. Staff Appreciation Coordinator: In late spring, we have a week dedicated to showing our appreciation for teachers and school staff. This position leads that effort, and is responsible for coordinating with our community to make the week a success. Timing: May. Commitment: Medium.

If you are interested in any of these positions or would like more information, please email Thank you for considering donating your time and energy to the Hollymead PTO and our great school!


Attractions Book Fundraiser
The Attractions Dining & Value Guides were sent home with your child last week. This year, the book continues to have some exciting new coupons and discounts, including local businesses and family favorites. Please note that the On-Line ordering code is “HollymeadPTO”.
Questions? Contact Steph DeNicola at 434-293-2838 or by email at

Important Dates

9/11  French after-school classes begin, 2:40-3:40pm
9/11  Girls on the Run begin, 2:40-4:00pm
9/18  Parent Community Chat & PTO Meeting, 6:30-7:30pm
9/22  Online T-shirt orders due
9/22  No School, Teacher Workday
9/25  PE Games Club begins (K-2), 2:30-4:00pm (session runs September 25th-October 23rd)
9/26  PE Games Club begins (3-5), 2:30-4:00pm (session runs September 26th-October 24th)
9/28  Attractions Books/Orders due
* Please remember to send in a Change of Dismissal Form for after-school activities

PTO Pride—Thank you!

Brian Strider for his equipment, expertise and time for our Movie Night.
Kelly Lynn for her movie screen for the Movie Night.
Custodians Alma, Miguel and their team for helping set up and clean up from our
Movie Night.
PTO Board for their time and effort to host a successful Movie Night.

A Note from Your PTO

Dear Parents,
“Do you ever look at someone and wonder, what is going on inside their head?” Joy, from Inside Out, sure did on Friday night when over 200 of you turned out for our Movie Night!  We had so much fun enjoying popcorn, ice cream and friends all under the stars.  We hope you had a wonderful time and enjoyed it as much as we did.  We have many people that made it a success so please see the PTO Pride section of this newsletter.

Our next event will be our Parent Community Chat on Monday, September 18 at 6:30pm in the Library.  Did you know that when parents are involved in their children’s education, those children are more likely to: earn better grades, score higher on tests, have better social skills, show improved behavior, and be more positive in their attitude toward school?  PTO hosts “chats” every other month as a time for parents to hear and learn about what your child is doing during the school day.  This year we will be having administration, teachers and students present and demonstrate on many different topics.  Please see information about our chat this month in the What’s Happening at Hollymead? section and consider joining us for only one hour.

Your PTO President and Vice President,
Shannon Hall, mother of a 5th, 2nd and 1st grader,
London Liebengood, mother of a 5th and 3rd grader,

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