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What’s Happening at Hollymead?

Parent Community Chat DATE CHANGE:
Monday, December 4, 6:30pm to 7:30pm, Hollymead Library

School safety starts with our leaders who take precautions to prevent crises and have a plan for disasters.  Come hear from one of our leaders, Ms. Staci England, about our Hollymead School Safety Plan.

Following the Chat time, we will have a brief PTO meeting.

Refreshments and a raffle will be provided!


Young Entrepreneurs Night

Friday, December 1st, 7:00-8:30pm, Hollymead Auditorium

All Hollymead students are invited to participate in the PTO’s Young Entrepreneur Fair. Use your imagination and best business sense to create a product or service that you can sell to fellow students and families! All items should be priced at $5 or less.

To participate, please register by Monday, November 27th.
We strongly encourage students to sign up in pairs (space is limited).

Young Entrepreneur Registration

Questions can be directed to Bethany Teachman ( or Kathy O’Connell Hines (

Lost & Found

The cold weather has arrived and the Lost & Found is overflowing with sweatshirts, fleeces, and other items from students. Be sure to stop by to check for missing or lost items!

The Lost & Found is located in the silver cabinet outside of the cafeteria.

Important Dates

11/22-24       No School, Thanksgiving Holiday
12/1               Young Entrepreneur Fair, 7:00-8:30pm
12/4               Parent Community Chat & PTO Meeting (NOTE NEW DATE)
12/20-1/2     No School, Winter Break

A Note from Your PTO

In the spirit of kindnessservice to others, and team building, Hollymead Hornets came together last week to support UVA Children’s Hospital and Meals on Wheels Charlottesville/Albemarle.  And boy did the school come together!!!

We collected over 700 items for donation, crafted numerous homemade cards and cut and tied 32 blankets!!

Students paired up, worked together, learned about Meals on Wheels and UVA Children’s Hospital, laughed, cut, colored, and tied!  It was an amazing sight!  Meals on Wheels will be putting together the Blizzard Bags this weekend with our donations and cards and the blankets will be delivered later this week to the hospital.

Thank you to everyone who participated and made this such a successful experience for our students.  Please check out our Facebook and Instagram page to see pictures of our students at work.

Thank you from the PTO!

Thank you to all of the volunteers who made Hornet Helper a success. 

From prepping blankets, helping students cut blankets, and guiding kids through the handmade cards, you all made it a success!

Terumi Hong
Shannon Hall
London Liebengood
Brittany Roberts
Anna Morgan
Summer White
Annett Schoeler
Jennifer McCune
Penny Guy
Becca Czirjak
Nadia Orr
Natalie Gower
Susan Johnson
Poonam K
Brooke Thompson
Payel Bhattacharyya
Susan Johnson
Kathy Hines
Rosemary Moriarty
Amy Cochran
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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