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Holmes Elementary

 February 18th, 2018


NO SCHOOL        2/16- 2/19 


Our Annual Spelling Bee is here and we need helpers. If you have helped volunteer in the past please consider doing it again. This is very fun and you don't actually have to be a great speller. The words will be shown to the judges also. 


On February 27th,  we will have grades 2 and 4 competing to bee their Grade Level Spelling Bee winner.

 4th Grade will start @ 8:45 am

2nd Grade will start @ 11:05 am


On March 1st we will have grades 1, 5, and 3 competing to bee their Grade Level Spelling Bee winner.

 1st Grade will start @ 8:45 am

5th Grade will start @ 11:05am

3rd Grade will start @ 1:20pm


We need parent volunteers to help with judging. 

We do however ask that ALL volunteers who sign up DO NOT judge their own child.

Click here to sign up for Grade 2 & Grade 4 

Click here to sign up for Grade 1, 3, 5


Everyone is welcome to attend and support our Holmes students.


February 5th  – March 2nd- 




It’s time for the annual ink cartridge and cell phone contest.  We’re collecting used printer ink cartridges, old cell phones, and used laser printer cartridges.   Mark your items with your child’s room number so the classroom will get credit for it.  The winning class will receive a $50 check to spend as it decides.


Please do NOT send in previously remanufactured items and toner cartridges.

Thank you for recycling and keeping these items out of the landfill! 

Thanks to the Klonowski Family for taking the lead on this!

Join the Holmes PTA Board for the 2018 – 2019 School Year!

 One of the things that sets Holmes apart from other schools is the amazing involvement of people like you—our Holmes parents! If you have ideas about how we can continue to make Holmes the best it can be, then we want to hear them!! Help us make a difference in the lives of our Holmes students!

Please consider joining the Holmes PTA Board for the 2018-19 school year. Just know that if you join the PTA board, you’ll always have the support of your fellow board members. We’re a team and we’re here to help each other out, and ultimately, makes Holmes a great place for our kids to thrive and learn! 

**Attached is a brief description of the PTA Board Positions**


A flyer has come home with your child (and is also attached) with all the information. We ask that you please return this form to your child’s teacher or to the office by Friday, Feb. 22nd. Your quick response is appreciated!

 Questions?  Email Claire Roberts, PTA Nominating Committee Chair vp.programs@holmespta.org


The yearbook is now in the works and we need your photos to make it great! We are four months into the school year and our kids have made many memories so far - Back to School, Walk/Ride to School, Campus Beautification, Halloween Parade and Carnival, Holiday program, Field Trips, Movie Nights, etc. I know you all took photos of your littles! Please share photos of them on your classroom pages here on Konstella. To make things easier for our yearbook committee, this will be the primary place for yearbook photos to be uploaded. If you have photos the yearbook can't be without, please share them by the end of MARCH!


So here is my Security Speach...

When uploading photos one of the BIGGEST rules is:

If you get an alert/message that has a child name whose parent wishes for their child's photo not be posted- DON'T POST IT! 

If you are unsure who this child is or whether they might be in your photo (even in the background)- DON'T POST IT! 

If you choose to break the security protocol you will be notified.


I have attached instructions on making a photo album or adding to an existing album. They are also located in the How To's/FAQ folder under Files. Thank you so much, the yearbook will look great because of you!

Friday, March 16th- Holmes Elementary 2018 Kids in Motion Jogathon Funds raised through this exciting annual event make it possible for our PTA to provide ALL of our students with critical enrichment activities such as Arts Attack, Junior Achievement, field trips, gardens, a computer lab and community events. If we all try to reach out to our local businesses we could reach our goal faster!

HELP US REACH OUR 2018 GOAL BY FINDING OR BECOMING A SPONSOR!! TO BECOME A SPONSOR: Complete and return the form attached to Holmes Elementary OR contact Caitlyn McTaggart at vp.waysmeans@holmespta.org for details about registering online.

Our memorable Variety Show is in the mix. The planning has started and the applications are being made. Stay tuned for more information on applications, sign-ups, and show date.

Work It Circuit: We are still in need of a few volunteers to help with our Work IT Circuit drills. If you are the parent that has some free time during the day, take a look at the sign-ups and see where you can help.

 Work It Wednesdays

Work It Fridays

Do you have a green thumb or maybe just a few extra minutes while you are on campus picking up or dropping off?  

We need a small group of people who would be interested in joining the Holmes Garden Club.  The Garden Club will share in various small tasks to keep our gardens happy and looking beautiful. 

These tasks are not frequent nor time-consuming when shared among members of a group.  We primarily need folks to water the native plant gardens, fertilize the apple tree once per month, prune, and other similar tasks. 

Sign Up Here so Makela (our Campus Chairperson) can contact the club together for further details and task instructions.