September 30, 2018


Bingo Night!

Join us on Friday, October 12th, alongside the Scholastic Night at the Book Fair, for Bingo in the “Enchanted Forest” located in the Hollymead cafeteria. Pizza and baked goods will be available for purchase, so please pick up a magical treat to enjoy along your way.

The Book Fair will begin at 5:00pm in the auditorium, and Bingo and concessions will start at 6:30pm. Helpful fairies interested in volunteering and/or donating baked goods for this event are much appreciated and may sign up at:

Gather the whole family and join us for a magical night of Bingo fun!


Hollymead Bookfair

The Hollymead Book Fair is coming soon! This reading event brings the books kids want to read right into our school. Come visit the Book Fair in the Hollymead Auditorium from October 8th-12th. All students will have a chance to preview the fair to fill out a wish list, and then later that week, will have a chance to purchase books. Please pay with cash or a check made payable to Hollymead PTO. Be sure to include 5.3% sales tax in your order.

If you’re able to help make this event a big success, please join us by signing up here:

Book Fair Volunteer Sign-up.

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

Hollymead School Directory

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.

Important Dates

10/1 French after-school program, 2:40-3:40pm

10/1 Marvelous Mondays, PE Club and Cooking Club, 2:35-4:00pm

10/1 Terrific Tuesdays, PE Club and Cooking Club, 2:35-4:00pm

10/8 French after-school program, 2:40-3:40pm

10/8 Marvelous Mondays, PE Club and Cooking Club, 2:35-4:00pm

10/8 Terrific Tuesdays, PE Club and Cooking Club, 2:35-4:00pm

10/8-12 Book Fair, Hollymead Auditorium

10/12 Night at the Book Fair, 5:00pm

10/12 Bingo Night at the Book Fair, 6:30pm

PTO Presidents’ Message

Albemarle County Public Schools has a Parent Council composed of a representative from each school. This group gathers once a month and serves as a forum for parents, educators, and school officials to share ideas and exchange information in order to further advance the quality of the public education system. The Hollymead Representatives are our PTO Vice Presidents: Shannon DeSalvo and Sonja Carrick. They will share information they have learned via the PTO Hornet Happenings.

Last week they met and heard about Murray Middle and High School. Murray is an ACPS Charter school that uses an interdisciplinary approach to learning while meeting the standards of learning. It is project-based while also giving students as much choice as possible. If you would like to learn more visit

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.

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