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February 17th, 2019


Thank you to those of you that joined us last Monday for our PTO meeting. All meetings are open to Hollymead families. Please see our minutes from our most recent meeting here: 2.11.19 Meeting Minutes


March Dining Night OutMarch Madness is quickly approaching! For some of you, this means the excitement of college basketball! However, for many of you it might mean the madness of “WHAT’S FOR DINNER TONIGHT?!”. Well, don’t make yourself crazy, take the night off from cooking and head to Martin’s Grill on Wednesday, March 13th from 5:00pm-9:00pm. Martin’s Grill is located at 3449 Seminole Trail, just minutes from Hollymead! A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Hollymead PTO. Fliers won’t be necessary–just mention you are there to support Hollymead’s Dining Night Out. Thanks in advance for your support!


Box Tops CollectionThe Box Tops Spring 2019 collection drive is on! Let’s use these box tops to help raise funds for Hollymead Elementary School. You can send the box tops in with your child to be dropped off in the Box Tops tub (next to the front office). Any box tops with dates of March 2019 and beyond are eligible for this collection. We will be collecting through Tuesday, February 26th.Here’s to a successful Box Top collection drive and thanks for your help in supporting Hollymead!

Registration is still open for PE and Drama After-school Clubs!

Join in on the fun and choose one of our exciting after-school clubs that are being offered by the PTO. You can choose from PE Club or Drama Club. Note that the Cooking Club is full and no additional registrations will be accepted.

Registration is first-come, first-serve via on-line registration. The cost for each club is $60 for 5 weekly sessions. Payment must be submitted the following school day after registration is completed on-line.


Join Mr. Carroll, Mr. Whitehead and all your friends as we play your favorite PE games. Be ready for “Speedball,” “NBAskills challenge,” “Paintball,” and many other favorites! Registration is limited to 30 students per class.

Marvelous Mondays is open to Hollymead students in grades K-2. Classes will meet on Mondays from February 25th to March 25th in the Hollymead gym (2:35-4:00pm).

Terrific Tuesdays is open to Hollymead students in grades 3-5. Classes will meet on Tuesdays from February 26th to March 26th in the Hollymead gym (2:35-4:00pm).


Join Hollymead Parent and actor of 25 years, Shannon DeSalvo Lawrence, for an introduction to acting class. This club is open for grades 3-5 (younger ages considered on a case-by-case basis). We will be exploring character development and basics to improv, as well as discussing the differences in the genres of acting and performance techniques in action. But most importantly, our goal will be to have fun and use our creative imaginations to learn! Registration is limited to 20 students.

The Drama Club is open to Hollymead students in grades 3-5 and will meet on Tuesdays from February 26th to March 26th in room 14 (2:35-4:00pm).

Registration for all clubs is now open, so sign up today! These clubs will fill up fast!

Click HERE to register.

For additional information or assistance, email London Liebengood at


2/18 No School, Teacher Professional Development

2/25 After-school clubs begin (Monday sessions)

2/25 French after-school club

2/26 After-school clubs begin (Tuesday sessions)

2/26 Deadline for Box Tops Spring Collection

3/4 French after-school club


Below are other school or community events that may pertain to Hollymead families. Please note these are not PTO-sponsored events. If you need additional information about one of the events, please contact that teacher or staff member directly.

Musical Performances at Hollymead (Updated!)

Please contact Sonia Azaravich at for additional information.

2nd Grade Music Assembly

Tuesday, March 12th, 2019 from 8:00-8:30am and 6:30-7:00pm

1st Grade Music Informance

Monday April 22nd, 2019 from 8:30-9:00am (for Parents)
Tuesday April 23rd, 2019 from 1:45-2:15pm (School-wide)

Kindergarten Music Informance

Monday May 20th, 2019 from 8:30-9:00am (for Parents)
Tuesday May 21st, 2019 from 1:45-2:15pm (School-wide)

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.