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What’s Happening at Hollymead?

NEW Hornet Helper Day

“Small acts, when multiplied by millions of people, can transform the world.” – Howard Zinn

It is in this spirit that all Hollymead Hornets will come together on Thursday, November 9th to participate in our first ever Hornet Helper Day.  All students will be cutting and tying fleece blankets for the patients at the UVA Children’s Hospital and making craft cards for the recipients of Meals on Wheels.  We will also have a food drive for the Meals on Wheels Blizzard Bags.

Volunteers are needed to help on November 9th.  A sign-up genius will be sent next week.


Collect your Box Tops!

We are in the final stretch for the collection of Box Tops, so if you have some at home, please send them in!  Friendly reminder that our collection tub is on the table inside the front door next to the office. Box Tops will be collected until next Monday, October 23rd, so send them in soon!

Lost & Found

Our Lost & Found is filling up!  Please remember to stop by the Lost & Found next time you’re at school to look for any missing belongings.

Important Dates

10/23  Deadline for Box Tops
10/23  Marvelous Mondays PE Games Club (K-2 students), 2:30-4:00pm
10/24  Terrific Tuesdays PE Games Club (3-5 students), 2:30-4:00pm
10/27  No School, Teacher Workday
11/6    No School, Professional Development
11/7    No School, Election Day
11/9    Hornet Helper Day

A Note from Your PTO

President’s Message

The PTO would like to thank Amy Cochran, mom to Brayden (2nd) and Maddie (4th), for volunteering her time to Hollymead and the PTO over the last four years.  In addition to spending a lot of time helping in Maddie and Brayden’s classrooms, Amy has co-chaired the book fair the last two years, helped with both spring and fall picture days, and has always been willing to help whenever needed.  Amy and her husband, Darian, own and operate Avenue Realty, in addition to the time they spend coaching baseball and helping with the Charlottesville Ballet.  Thank you, Amy, for all you do to make Hollymead a great place for our kids.

 PTO Pride—Thank you!

A huge thank you goes to our Book Fair team lead by Amy Cochran, Vanitha Perumal and London Liebengood.  This year was a huge success with lots of excited students, many books donated to teacher classrooms, and money raised for the Hollymead library. Thank you also to Jenn Dettmer, who graciously coordinated the Bingo Night and Bake Sale during Night at the Book Fair.

Many thanks to all of the families who supported these events, and to the many volunteers who gave their time and energy to help throughout during the entire week.

Book Fair:
Katie Miller
Brooke Thompson
Shannon Hall
Elena Yim-Park
Anna Morgan
Terumi Hong
Jill Dowling
Teresa Navo
Kathy Hines
Payel Bhattacharyya
Annett Schoeler
Stephanie DeNicola
Natalie Gower
Carrie Soubra
Natalie King
Susan Johnson
Miranda Higgins
Jenn Dettmer
Nadia Orr
Marion Hight
Chrissy Smith
Kiersten Shue
Becca Czirjak
Rosemary Moriarty
Lucy Horsefield
Corey Hawker
Christine Peterson
Bethany Teachman
Jessika Bottiani

Jonelle Kinback
Sarah Wilson
Lisa Ishler
Katie Miller
Jill Dowling
Nadia Orr
Stephanie Wilk
Lauren Moore
Melissa Bloomer

Bingo Night:
Natalie Gower
Nadia Orr
Julia Vitko
Ziying Jiang
Jonelle Kinback
Janet Doroh
Sarah Coleman
Jill Dowling

If you have information to be included in our weekly Hornet Happenings, please remember to email us at by the Wednesday before.

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