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What’s Happening at Hollymead?

Collect your Box Tops!

The Box Tops Fall Season has commenced!  Do you have Box Tops for Education that can be collected to raise money for Hollymead Elementary School?  Now is the time to send them to school! There is a collection tub on the table inside the front door next to the office. Please have your children bring their Box Tops to school for drop off.  We will be collecting Box Tops until October 23rd, but the earlier you send them in, the better. Be sure to check expiration dates as November 1st, 2017 is our target for this collection; any Box Tops with this date and beyond will be valid for collection.

Stay tuned for further updates, including a possibility for volunteers to help. Thanks for your participation!

Art Print Training

For those interested in Art Print Training, there will be a training on October 9th from 2:45-3:30 in the library. At the training, we will go over the Meet the Master’s art print program that is available for volunteers to use to implement their lessons.  We also have many supplies for the art projects.

If you’d like to attend, please contact Mrs. Foster at .

Spirit Wear online sale is closed

Thanks to everyone who purchased t-shirts during our Spirit Wear online sale.  We will have youth t-shirts for sale at Bingo Night next month for $10.  We will also host another online sale later this year!


Attractions Books fundraiser

Did you purchase your Attractions Book yet?  Remember this is your last week to have the chance to get discounts on many local discounts and coupons!  The fundraiser ends this Thursday, September 28th.

Please remember to send in the original book if you are not purchasing it, as well as all payment for other books that were sold.

 Scholastic Book Fair

The Wild West Book Fair is coming to Hollymead the week of October 9-13th!  We need volunteers, so please consider helping us at this fun event.  More information about the fair and volunteer opportunities can be found at

Important Dates

9/28       Attractions Books due
9/29       PTO Staff Muffin Cart
10/2       Marvelous Mondays PE Games Club* (K-2 students), 2:30-4:00pm
10/3       Terrific Tuesdays PE Games Club* (3-5 students), 2:30-4:00pm
10/9       Scholastic Book Fair begins (runs until October 13th)
10/13     Night at the Book Fair & Bingo Night, 5:00-8:00pm
10/27     No School, Teacher Workday

*Note that Students in Marvelous Mondays/Terrific Tuesdays Clubs do NOT have to send in a Change of Dismissal form (unless you opt to NOT send your child to the club on those days)

PTO Pride—Thank you!

All of our Hollymead families for dining out at the Timberwood Grill on Monday.  Thanks to each of you for contributing to the proceeds that the Timberwood Grill will kindly donate back to Hollymead.

A Note from Your PTO

Dear Parents,

Did you know that Albemarle County Public Schools has a Parent Council?  As PTO President and Vice-President, we both serve on this council. The mission of the Parent Council is to serve as a forum for parents, educators, and school officials to share ideas and exchange information in order to further advance the quality of the public education system. We meet once a month in various schools around the county.  We will share the information we learn once a month via Hornet Happenings and at Parent Community Chats.

Last week we met and heard about the many ways our district supports the mental health of our students by the joint efforts of Region 10, UVA, and our school psychologist and counselors.  We also learned about the redistricting committee and the Woodbrook Elementary School expansion.  Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions, or you can visit the Parent Council website for more information, ACPS Parent Council.

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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