Welcome to the other side of week one, and what a week it was. Technology was not perfect, but our teachers have been amazing, and our children so resilient. They all live up to this school years guiding principle, be flexible.

It is so nice getting to see so many old friends and meeting new ones. Our kids are getting to explore art and music, pretending to be Spiderman in gym class, listen to stories, refreshing those math muscles, and with a view into their homes they are getting to share who they are with their teachers and friends in a whole new way. Weaved through out the Seesaw assignments these little ones are showing off their big personalities in uniquely creative ways.

Looking back another week. Thank you to all of our wonderful Hollymead families that contributed to our Back to School bags. Thanks to your generosity snacks and gift cards were distributed to the whole staff. Meanwhile, the teachers were busy packing up and distributing bags of goodies for all of our kids. Driving through the pick up line, it was so nice seeing so many of the teachers again. And continuing to build on the excitement for first week of classes the spectacular Hollymead teachers and staff decorated their vehicles and drove by in a parade of green and yellow. Thank you to everyone that helped make it such a fun way to start the new school year.


Looking for support? Have grade specific questions? Want to get to know your fellow parents? The PTO is here to help. We have gathered a list of grade specific private Facebook groups. If you are interested in joining click on the appropriate link below:

More information on fall clubs and activities will be coming out soon, stay tuned.


The Alliance Francaise Charlottesville is offering fun, interactive, and engaging online French classes for elementary and middle school students this fall!

Come and learn French in a supportive and action-packed atmosphere the seeks of September 21st – November 6th.

Our classes will focus on French speaking and listening as we explore French culture and do exciting crafts along the way! The AF will provide all craft materials needed for our lessons.

Visit for more information. If you have questions, contact Michelle Katstra at or 434-981-7201

Remember registration is now open and classes will fill up quickly. Scholarships are available for Title 1 students.


The Hollymead PTO is still looking to fill a few positions. Our board meets once a month, along with a member of the Hollymead administration and our teacher representative. For each position we like to find two members to collaborate with and distribute the tasks.

We are still in search of the following:

  • President
  • Co-Vice President
  • Co-Volunteer Coordinator

If you have any questions about the board please feel free to reach out! We look forward to talking to you.

All the best,
Meagan Gregory, Tiffany Lynch, Sara Harrison, Jonelle Kinback, Sarah Wilson, Marion Hight and Kate DeLuca


09/21-09/25 // Start of French Club
TUE 09/22 // September PTO Meeting, 7:30 pm