Many thanks to Stephanie Boynton who donated her time and professional advice to the Board this month!

We need your help! Do you or anyone you know have professional skills they would like to utilize to help the Board? We are still seeking 2 individuals to serve as Co-Vice Presidents! It takes a village…. Please contact Sonja or Shannon ( for details!

Do you have any background in fundraising or Community Relations? Could you help to serve as a volunteer as we continue to build community support for our PTO? Contact Co-Volunteer Chairs: Amy Cochran & Kate DeLuca ( for details.


Hello, Hollymead Community! A new year means a new collection of Box Tops for Education. There are some big changes this year. The program is phasing over to electronic collection. You can download an app to your mobile from the usual places and scan your shopping receipts to electronically collect your Box Tops–no more sorting and clipping! Please refer to the Box Tops website find more information, it will walk you through the process.

One nice feature is that you will be able to see in realm time how much we’ve collected. They’re worth 10 cents a piece but really do add up to funds for our school!

One note: I know many of you still have physical, clipped Box Tops, These are still eligible for funds so keep sending them in if you see them/have them. If you see the dotted line, clipping path on a Box Top, it can be sent in. For this collection period, anything with a date of 11.01.2019 and beyond is eligible. Some products you may have in your homes and some still on store shelves will still have the clippable Box Tops and we will still be collecting these at the school as long as you send them in.

Thanks for your support and participation of our Hollymead School!



Welcome back to school! While everyone is getting used to new routines, the Dining Night Out team would like to remind Hollymead families of an ongoing fundraising opportunity with Papa John’s Pizza. By placing an online order each and every time you order from Papa John’s, using the promo code HOLLYMEAD, our school will receive 10% of the proceeds. Please keep this opportunity in mind when organizing birthday parties, sporting events, staff meetings and family pizza night! In addition to this fundraiser, the team is busy organizing Dining Nights throughout the year at favorite local restaurants, so stay tuned. Thank you for supporting the Hollymead PTO!


Please fill out the Volunteer form! Even if you filled it out last year you need to do it again as the list is not kept year to year.


The directory will be distributed to all Hollymead families. To be included, you must submit your information by Sept. 13.


The Hollymead PTO and the Alliance Française of Charlottesville will offer a single-focus program of French cooking for grades 1-5! We will be exploring the language as we learn ingredients, French shopping skills, recipes, and the art of French cooking! Each student will receive a recipe book and get hands-on experience with items such as croque monsieur, ratatouille, salade au chèvre, crêpes, and more! We will do 5 classes of actual cooking and 5 classes of learning everything we need to prepare for the cooking day (food vocab, measurements, how to read the recipes, shopping, etc).
FRENCH CLASS DATES: Mondays from 2:40-3:40
9/16, 9/23, (no school 9/30), 10/7, 10/14, 10/21, 10/28, (no school 11/4), 11/11, 11/18, 11/25, 12/2

More information and registration forms went home in last week’s Thursday folder!


Please note these are not PTO-sponsored events. If you need additional information
about one of the events, please contact Sonia Azaravich directly.

5th Grade Music Performance
Tuesday, November 12, 2019
8:05 am (for the school)
6:30 pm (for parents/families)

4th Grade Music Performance
Tuesday, January 14, 2020
8:05am (for the school)
6:30pm (for parents/families)

3rd Grade Music Performance
Tuesday, February 11, 2020
8:05am (for the school)
6:30pm (for parents/families)

2nd Grade Music Performance
Tuesday, March 17, 2020
8:05 am (for the school)
6:30 pm (for parents/families)

1st Grade Music Informance
Tuesday April 21, 2020
8:30 am (for parents and families)
1:45 pm (for the school)

Kindergarten Music Informance
Friday May 15, 2020
8:30 am (for parents and families)
1:25 pm (for the school)


09/19 Back to School Night (K-5), 6:00 pm

09/25 PTO Meeting, Hollymead Library, 6:30 pm

09/30 No School – Professional Development