September 23, 2018



The Book Fair is a reading event that brings the books kids want to read right into our school. We strongly encourage you to come visit the Book Fair, which will be located in the Hollymead Auditorium from October 8th-12th. All students will have a chance to preview the fair and fill out a wish list, which will come home in their homework folders. On Wednesday or Thursday of that week, students who would like to purchase books can return to the book fair with cash or a check made payable to Hollymead PTO. Please remember to include 5.3% sales tax in your order.

Between October 2nd-14th, you can also shop online at

We need lots of help to make this week-long event a success! You can sign up to help here:

Book Fair Volunteer Sign-up.

Questions? Contact our Book Fair Co-Chairs, Amy Cochran, Vanitha Perumal, & London Liebengood (


The directory is a valuable resource to encourage Hollymead families to connect with each other and to build our school community even stronger! In the directory, you will find class lists and contact information, as well as useful tips and tools for supporting our school and our PTO.
In order to be included in the directory, be sure to check the box “include in directory” when completing your student verification.
We love and appreciate all types of families at Hollymead, and because of this, we want to ensure your family dynamic is properly represented in this year’s Directory.

We also have a variety of advertising opportunities. Please email Shannon DeSalvo ( for more information on advertising and directory contact information.



The Attractions Book Fundraiser ends soon, so remember to finalize your orders! Please return or pay for your book by THIS Thursday, September 27th.

Questions? Contact Steph DeNicola at 434-293-2838 or by email at


Registration is ongoing for the after-school PE Club and Cooking Club. Sign up today! Classes begin next week. Registration for both clubs can be found HERE


Join Mr. Carroll, Mr. Whitehead, and many of your friends as we play your favorite PE games. Be ready for “Speedball,” “NBA Skills Challenge,” “Paintball,” and many other favorites!

Marvelous Mondays is open to Hollymead students in grades K-2. Classes will meet on Mondays from September 24th to October 22nd in the Hollymead gym from 2:35-4:00pm.

Terrific Tuesdays is open to Hollymead students in grades 3-5. Classes will meet on Tuesdays from September 25th to October 23rd in the Hollymead gym from 2:35-4:00pm.

Cost is $60 for 5 weekly sessions. Registration is limited to 30 students per class. Contact Jack Carroll ( with any questions about PE Clubs


Have fun cooking in the Hollymead Cafeteria with our Food Service Manager, Deb Haas. Participants will have fun learning about new foods and how to prepare them. Hands will get dirty as students learn about measurements, kitchen safety, and making healthy choices, all while cooking up delicious food and having fun.

The Monday club is open to Hollymead students in grades K-2 and will meet on Mondays fromSeptember 24th to October 22nd in the cafeteria from 2:35-4:00pm.

The Tuesday Club is open to Hollymead students in grades 3-5 and will meet on Tuesdays from September 25th to October 23rd in the cafeteria from 2:35-4:00pm.

Cost is $60 for 5 weekly sessions. Registration is limited to 12 students per class.

Contact Deb Haas ( with cooking club questions


9/24 French after-school program, 2:40-3:40pm

9/24 Marvelous Mondays begin, PE Club and Cooking Club, 2:35-4:00pm

9/25 Terrific Tuesdays begin, PE Club and Cooking Club, 2:35-4:00pm

9/26 Deadline to return all unpurchased Attractions books

10/8-12 Book Fair, Hollymead Auditorium


Thank you to all that came out to Timberwood on Monday night for our first Dining Night Out! It speaks to what a wonderful community we live in that we can support our school and a locally-owned restaurant! Timberwood is extremely generous and will donate a portion of ALL of Monday night’s proceeds to us, and we will certainly let you know how much we earned and how the money will be used!

The PTO also met on Monday night and if you are interested in learning more, please see the link below to view our meeting minutes. 9.17.2018 Meeting Minutes

If you have information to be included in our weekly Hornet Happenings, please remember to

Email us at by the Thursday before our

Sunday evening distribution.