SPIRIT WEAR SPRING SALE IS GOING ON NOW
In time for a warm weather refresh to your wardrobe the Spring Spirit Store will be opening April 13 thru April 27.
HOLLYMEAD STAFF APPRECIATION WEEK IS COMING
It’s that time of year when we remind our Hollymead Teachers and Staff how much we appreciate them. The 2020/21 school year has been another challenging year for everyone. Our teachers have modified their classrooms and syllabus multiple times this year to accommodate our families preferred options for our children. Our cafeteria staff and bus drivers have been working hard to ensure that our kids are fed and janitorial staff has been making sure that our building and classrooms are clean and safe. In light of this, we have a fun gift planned for the teachers and staff. This year, as in previous years, we would like to be able to provide everyone with a gift card. At minimum, we would like to be able to provide each person with $10 to a local or online store or restaurant. Since this year was exceptionally challenging, we would like to be able to provide a $20 gift card to go along with the PTO provided gifts. This year we have 80 teachers and staff members to provide for.
If you would like to contribute to this effort, you may select any of the options listed:
- Drop your gift cards at 2776 Peppervine Court
- Venmo @CoreyHawker with a note that your contribution is for Hollymead Staff Appreciation and I will be happy to pickup gift cards on your behalf.
- Email or text me to arrange an option that works best for you firstname.lastname@example.org or 540-710-3799
The plan is to deliver gifts to the teachers and staff on Friday, May 7th, so please have your gift cards delivered by Sunday, May 2nd.
There will be an opportunity to chalk the sidewalks on Thursday, May 6th if you are looking for a creative way to participate.
GOLDEN APPLE AWARDS: NOMINATE YOUR FAVORITE TEACHER TODAY!
In a year unlike any other, it’s more important than ever to recognize the hard work and dedication of our teachers.
Please help us honor your favorite teacher by nominating them for a Golden Apple Award. This year’s sponsor is Better Living Building Supply and Cabinetry. They will provide each award winner with a $500 grant to use in the classroom. Nominate your favorite teacher today!
Do you know a teacher who …
- Creates a love of learning in students of all abilities and backgrounds?
- Stimulates thought and provokes student dialogue?
- Challenges students to reach high standards and expectations?
- Understands the needs of students individually and collectively, and meets those needs with determination, enthusiasm and imagination?
- Involves families in the education process?
If so, please take a moment to nominate this excellent educator for a Golden Apple Award! Any teacher, preschool through grade 12, who has not received a Golden Apple Award in the past three years is eligible. Nominations must be submitted by April 30.
LET’S BE HUNGER HEROES
Let’s be Hunger Heroes and fill up these Barrels, Hollymead Hornets! The Blue Ridge Food Bank Drive will run through April 30.
In person students, drop your items in these barrels by the front door at school. Virtual students, please bring your donations to your supply pick up on Fridays.
Your Hollymead PTO
Questions: Marion Hight
Most Needed Items (low sodium, low sugar, no glass please)
Canned Soups – Stews & Chili – Cereal – Peanut/Almond Butter – Pasta – Rice – Spaghetti Sauce – Boxed Mac & Cheese – Canned Tuna & Chicken – Paper Products Baby Food/Formula – Diapers – Soap & Feminine products – Toothbrushes
SEEKING DONATIONS FOR A SILENT AUCTION
Hollymead’s PTO will be hosting a silent auction running May 21-29 and we are looking for donations. We know this has been a challenging year for businesses so we are also thinking out of the box. Donations of a skill, talent, time, or a unique experience could be accepted. Feeling short on time or talent? We welcome cash donations that we may build experiences and gift baskets using local businesses. We are accepting donations with a minimum value of 20 dollars and the deadline for donations is May 14th. Thank you so much for your consideration and support, please email Ann Lawrence with your ideas.
TUE 4/20 // PTO Meeting, 7:30 pm
THU 4/22 // Regular School Board Meeting, 6:30 pm
WED 5/12 // Long Range Planning Advisory Committee Meeting, 5:30 pm
TUE 5/18 // PTO Meeting, 7:30 pm