PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE 

Hello Hollymead! It’s hard to believe that the end of the year will soon be here, but exciting to look ahead to summer and be out in the sunshine. Have your students told you about the new cushions they’ve been sitting on during lunch and outdoor time? The PTO was pleased to purchase branded stadium cushions with pockets for all Hollymead in person students so they can take work or lunch outside and have a little protection from wet or muddy grass. Thank you to all who have donated to the PTO through direct contributions, box top and grocery card scans, and fundraisers to make purchases like these possible for our students! 

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BOOKFAIR

The Hollymead Bookfair may have looked different this year being entirely online, but our community still stepped up to show it’s love of reading! Huge thanks go out to 4th grade parent Vanitha Perumal and librarian Joette Crone for organizing such a smooth event. Over $2,800 was raised this year, most of which will be invested into our very own library. Way to go, Hollymead! 

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STAFF APPRECIATION

Hollymead LOVES our staff! Teacher and staff appreciation week 2020 was a blast, thanks to generous family donations and the hard work of 3rd grade parent Corey Hawker & team. All 75 of our teachers, cafeteria workers, office staff, bus drivers, and assistants received gift cards, giant Hollymead beach towels, and delicous gourmet popsicles from La Flor Michoacana (a Hollymead-family owned business). The Attractions coupons company also donated free 2021 books for our entire staff. Thank you to all who helped us recognize those who work so hard for our students every day! 

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MAGIC SHOW

3-2-1 Presto! The Hollymead/Baker Butler magic show with Wes Iseli was a great success! It was fun to join friends from another school and watch the illusions, as well as learn some magic ourselves. Many thanks to Baker Butler’s Allison Ochs and Hollymead’s Amy Cochran (5th grade parent & PTO Co-President) for organizing the show, as well as Avenue Realty for stepping up to serve as the last minute venue host when there were technological challenges. It was a fun and magical night! 

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SHOES, SHOES, SHOES

Hollymead’s newest fundraiser, the Got Sneakers drive, exceeded our expectations. Piles and piles of pairs of shoes were donated by the community, which we sent in to be given to people in need or repurposed into new surfaces such as playgrounds and track. Hollymead received a good sized check, and we are very grateful for the time of 3nd and 5th grade parent Kate DeLuca in organizing both the fundraiser and lots of old shoes.

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HUNGER HEROS DRIVE

Thank you Hollymead Hornets for participating in the Hunger Heroes Drive for the Blue Ridge Food Bank. We are excited to share that Hollymead collected 177 lbs of food that will help provide 148 meals to our community members.

Thank you so much for your donations that help combat food insecurity!

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JOIN THE PTO!

We’re looking for a few fun people! PTO Board positions will be open for the coming school year as well as event chairs. If you’re looking for a way to meet a great group of people, be more involved in your student’s school activities, and have fun along the way, there’s a spot for you on the PTO. Everything from helping out with an event to Board positions like Treasurer, Vice President, and more will be open for the coming year. Check out the PRO site for job descriptions, or email hollymeadptovolunteer@gmail.com or hollymeadPTOpresident@gmail.com with any questions. We’d love to have you! 

SILENT AUCTION STARTS MAY 21ST 

Hollymead’s PTO will be hosting a silent auction running May 21st through May 29th! Look to Hollymead’s PTO Facebook page for more information. Any questions please email Ann Lawrencewith your ideas. 

JUNE DINING DAY OUT 

Dining DAY Out! Support a local business and our school by visiting Daily Grind

anytime on Friday, June 4th, from 7 am – 7 pm. Treat yourself and your family to coffee,

smoothies or ice cream! Just remember to drop your receipt in the bin before you

leave. A portion of all receipts will be donated to the Hollymead PTO. Thank you for

supporting our community!

CUB SCOUT PACK 206 CLEAN-UP 

Cub Scout Pack 206 is a chartered organization of the Hollymead PTO. On May 8th, 17 scouts and their families came to Hollymead to clean up the outdoor classroom. They removed all of the brush and fallen limbs from around the stage, weeded all of the gardening beds, washed off the benches, and repaired one of the beds that had started to come apart. The kids had a lot of fun, and look forward to doing another project for Hollymead in the fall. 

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POP-UP CLASS FLAVORS OF BELGIUM! 

This week, Tuesday, May 18th at 6:30 pm is the first class

Alliance Française de Charlottesville is offering a new pop-up class (3 lessons of 1 hour each)! Come and explore Belgium with its rich architecture and art. This Pop-Up is the perfect class for beginners in French to start exploring new topics.

More Information and Registration

UPCOMING DATES 

TUE 5/18 // Community-Wide Strategic Planning Focus Group Session, 6:30 pm

TUE 5/18 // PTO Meeting, 7:30 pm

WED 5/26 // Virtual School Information Session #1, 6:30 pm

MON 5/31 // Memorial Day, No School

TUE 6/1 // Virtual School Information Session #2, 6:30 pm

MON 6/7-11 // Field “Day”

WED 6/9 // Long Range Planning Advisory Committee Meeting, 5:30 pm

THU 6/10 // School Board Meeting, 6:30 pm

TUE 6/15 // Last Day of School, Half Day