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Staff Appreciation Week is coming soon!

Please join us as celebrate the wonderful staff of Hollymead Elementary School next week, May 7th-11th!

We would love your support in helping to provide lunch and snacks throughout the week for the staff who care for our children daily. Please see below for our special events and help us by signing up to volunteer to bring one or more items from our lists. Thank you in advance for volunteering to help us celebrate our fabulous staff!

Staff Appreciation Week Food Donations

Monday: BBQ Lunch
Tuesday: Lunch provided by Nancy Teel & Staci England
Wednesday: Taco Bar Lunch
Thursday: Smoothie Cart
Friday: Frozen Afternoon Snacks

If you are still able to contribute gift cards for our staff, we’d be very appreciative. Gift cards can be dropped off in the office or you can contact to make arrangements for pickup.

Gift Cards Sign-Up

A HUGE thanks to all of the parents making this week possible. We could not do this without your support!


Last chance to register for Camp4Real Kids Night Out at Hollymead!

Registration closes THIS Friday for the Camp4Real Kids Night Out. Your child will have a blast participating in awesome physical activities and having a healthy snack too!  Hollymead students in grades K-5 can attend the KNO. Register by completing the C4R Flier and returning it with your $25 payment. Kids Night Out is just a few days away on Friday, May 4th from 6:15-8:30pm.

 C4R Kids Night Out flier

Reading Without Walls Challenge!

Our Spring Reading Challenge was a huge success!  Students across the school took the challenge to “read without walls” by reading books with characters who look and live differently, books in a new format, and books with a new topic. This week we’ll celebrate their success with a small token of recognition, so if your child hasn’t turned in their reading challenge guide, please encourage them to do that by this Thursday, May 3rd. May is National “Get Caught Reading” month, and we hope you’ll catch your children reading and reinforce the importance of wide, independent reading at home.

Thank you to everyone who contributed to the book drive for alphabet and easy readers that we held on behalf of the International Rescue Committee. We collected nearly 200 books that will be placed in the homes of refugees in our community who are at the beginning of their journey to learn English. Your generosity will affect many homes!

Screenagers Movie Viewing

The ACPS Parent Council and Sutherland Middle School PTO are hosting a viewing of the movie, SCREENAGERS, on Thursday, May 3rd from 6:30-8:30pm in the Gathering area at Sutherland.

For additional information about the event and the movie, visit the Screenagers website: Screenagers Movie Information

Important Dates

5/3                         Screenagers viewing, Sutherland Middle School, 6:30-8:30pm
5/4                         Camp 4 Real Kids Night Out at Hollymead, 6:15-8:30pm
5/7-5/11                Staff Appreciation Week
5/21                       Parent Community Chat, 6:30-7:30pm
5/28                       No School, Memorial Day
6/1                         Hollymead Field Day
6/7                         Last Day of School

PTO President’s Message

“Your TALENT makes you who you are.  You should be proud of it.” – Tinkerbell

Thank you to all the students who participated in this past weekend’s Talent Show!  We have many courageous and talented students at Hollymead.  A HUGE THANK YOU to Kristen Rabourdin for her time, talent, and energy spent in organizing the show.  Kristen spent many hours organizing and practicing with all the students who participated.  Many thanks also go out to Kristen Lyons, Bethany Teachman, Kathy Hines, Sonja Carrick, Kristen Gass, and Julie Boyer for running a concession stand so seamlessly!

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

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