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A Note From Your PTO President

Thank you to all the parents who were able to come out to our PTO Parent Community Chat on Monday night.  We heard from Nancy Teel and Staci England about the Hollymead School Safety Plan and how our teachers and administrators prepare for all situations (weather and emergency).  We talked about lockdown and shelter in place procedures, and what our students are guided to do during those times.  We also learned how parents will be notified of different situations.

If you were not able to join us and are interested in learning more please see our meeting minutes attached here: PTO Meeting Minutes Dec 4 2017

Our next Parent Community Chat will be Monday, January 29th.  We hope you can join us.


Hollymead Spirit Wear is ON SALE NOW!

Looking for the perfect holiday gift?  How about HOLLYMEAD SPIRIT WEAR?!

Hollymead hoodies, sweatpants, t-shirts, and shorts are on sale now through TOMORROW, Thursday, December 7th.  Orders will arrive by December 18th.

The online store is open now!  Spirit Wear Order Form

Hollymead Tshirts

French After School Class

Registration will be open until Wednesday, December 13th

The Alliance Française of Charlottesville will offer “FESTIVALS du monde français” at Hollymead for students in grades 1-5! Embark on a journey to the French-speaking world and explore seasonal festivals!

Pricing for this program is $150 for 10 weeks. This price includes all supplies. The class will be offered on Mondays from 2:40-3:40 from Jan 8th through April 9th.

Additional information and registration forms will be sent home tomorrow in Thursday folders. Questions? Please contact Michelle Katstra at

Lost and Found

The lost and found is overflowing with jackets and sweatshirts!  It will be emptied prior to winter break, so while you are in the school over the next few weeks for class parties and events, please check the closet for any lost items.  Thank you!

Important Dates

12/7                 Deadline to order Spirit Wear (tomorrow!)
12/13               Registration deadline for French After-School Class
12/20-1/2        No School, Winter Holiday
1/3                   School Resumes
1/8                   French After-School Class begins, 2:40-3:30pm
1/15                 No School, Martin Luther King Jr Holiday
1/22                 No School, Teacher Workday
1/29                 PTO Parent Community Chat, 6:30pm

PTO Pride—Thank You!

Kathy Hines & Bethany Teachman for their hard work in planning and hosting the highly successful Young Entrepreneur Fair.

Jennifer Dettmer for organizing the Family Movie Night at the Young Entrepreneur Fair.

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

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