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What’s Happening at Hollymead?

Lost & Found

Is your child missing their fleece or lunch box?  Or a water bottle?  Our Lost & Found is quickly filling up!  Please remember to stop by the Lost & Found next time you’re at school or during the Night at the Book Fair/Bingo Night.  The Lost & Found is located outside of the cafeteria.


Scholastic Book Fair

If you haven’t stopped by, it’s time to saddle up and trot on over to the Wild West Book Fair! Shopping hours on Thursday, October 12th are from 8:15-2:45pm.  The fair will be closed during the day on Friday, but will re-open from 500-8:00pm for our famous Night at the Book Fair and Bingo Event!

To learn more or purchase books visit

Can you help out for a short shift during the week of the Book Fair?  Book Fair Volunteers

Bingo Family Night

After you finish shopping at the Night at the Book Fair, don’t forget to stop by the cafeteria from 6:30 –7:30pm for Bingo games.  Bingo cards can be purchased at the event.

We need your help!  Can you volunteer to sell bingo cards or help to manage the prize table? Spots are still available to help in any way you can with the Bingo games or Bake Sale. We appreciate any time you can give to make this event successful!  Bingo and Bake Sale signup

Collect your Box Tops!

Have you been collecting Box Tops that can be sent in to support Hollymead Elementary School?  If so, now is the time to send them in.  Please remember there is a collection tub on the table inside the front door next to the office. We are getting close to our deadline of October 23rd, so send them in soon!

Important Dates

10/13     Night at the Book Fair, 5:00-8:00pm
10/13     Bingo Night, 6:30-7:30pm (during the Night at the Book Fair)
10/16    Marvelous Mondays PE Games Club (K-2 students), 2:30-4:00pm
10/17     Terrific Tuesdays PE Games Club (3-5 students), 2:30-4:00pm
10/23     Deadline for Box Tops
10/27     No School, Teacher Workday
11/6       No School, Professional Development

PTO Pride—Thank you!

To All of the Day of Caring Volunteers who donated their time and dedication to helping with projects around Hollymead.  These volunteers included over 50 people who worked in various groups to complete nine projects at our school.   Thank you to NGIC, University Physician’s Group, Albemarle County Office employees, UVA Curry School employees and their IT team, Hasbrouck Realty, UVA Darden School of Business, S&P Global, and Candace Smith Architects.

A Note from Your PTO

President’s Volunteer Spotlight

Meet Hollymead parent and volunteer – Jon Moriarty

Jon is married to Rosemary and they have a seventh grader, fifth grader and twin first graders.  He is a project manager for a local web company. Jon is the PTO “web guy” and moved our website over to WordPress this year.  He also updated our pictures, graphics, information and links.  When not working on web development, he can be found at his kids’ soccer or flag football games, swim meets, church, and breweries or vineyards.  He also occasionally gets to take his kids to a Nat’s game!

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