Holmes Elementary Weekly Update - October 16, 2018
Tue, Oct 16 12:09pm
Holmes Elementary

Take a look at what's happening at Holmes.


The Fall Fundraiser Update - Last Day Friday, October 19th

Just a few days left to donate to the Fall Fundraiser.  We only need to raise $5,437  to meet our $20,000 goal.  Your donations help support the awesome enrichment programs and PTA sponsored activities throughout the year.  Donations can be sent to school with your child or made online at:


For mobile phones: 



The class with the highest participation percentage in each grade level will win an ice cream party PLUS $100 Scholastic Bucks for their teacher!


Current leaders

Kindergarten: Mrs. Wuertz, Room K-2

1st Grade: Mrs. Nguyen, Room 14

2nd Grade: Mrs. Wadleigh, Room 8

3rd Grade: Mrs. Celle, Room 12

4th Grade: Mrs. Litsey, Room 10

5th Grade: Mrs. McTaggart, Room 11


The race is VERY CLOSE at each grade level—help your classroom win by making a donation of ANY amount today!  Flyer is attached with more information.


The Holmes Running/Walking Before School Club aka "Mileage Club" is back!  


K-5 Students, lace up those shoes and meet at the Mt. Brundage Gate field Tuesday and Thursday mornings.  The fun begins at 8:10am.  Students will run/walk until 8:25 when their classes line up for the first bell.


**laps will not be tracked until a new system in place - so for now, everyone just runs/walks for fun!**


Holly Carpenter is leading Mileage Club so connect with her through Konstella or email holly_lingle@yahoo.com  about how you can help!

 Parent Teacher Conferences
Additional Minimum Day Added to the Holmes Calendar
Looking ahead... An additional minimum day has been added to the Holmes calendar on Friday, November 9.   The following week is Parent Teacher Conferences with minimum days Tuesday, November 13 through Friday, November 16.  School lets out at 12:30pm on all minimum days.




Dining for Dollars - Island's Restaurant

Tuesday, October 16th:  4 to 9pm (dine-in only)

Mark your calendars for dinner at Island's.  Come out and have fun with fellow Holmes families while supporting our school.  20% of all sales go back to Holmes.  No flyer needed - Just mention "Holmes" to your server.


Mid-Month Box Top Collection

Send in your box tops for the mid-month collection happening this Friday, October 19th.  The winning classrooms receive special recognition.  The below classrooms are currently in the lead:

1st: Mrs. Litsey at 322 box tops
2nd: Mr. Tse at 292 box tops
3rd: Mrs. Wuertz at 208 box tops

Halloween Carnival
We are getting ready to make this year’s Holmes Halloween Carnival our best one yet, but we need YOUR help!  Our carnival is famous in the Clairemont community and is usually attended by approximately 2,000 people and we need volunteers like you to make it happen! We need help with the following:
Carnival games - repairs, building, supplies and organization
Haunted house - need help with ideas and setup/tear down 
Face painting - need face painters!!
Cake Walk - help with organizing and setup
Decorations - planning, organizing and setup/tear down
Please contact Jessie Nettles jessie1@allstarinsure.com for questions.  Please sign up here to volunteer at the Carnival and sign up here to volunteer for before and after carnival help.

Fruits and Veggies For Your Health and for Holmes

Through a school fundraising program, Farm Fresh to You delivers locally grown, organic produce to your door and helps raise much-needed funds for our school.  Holmes earns 10% proceeds of each box subscription.  Boxes are customizeable (contents and schedule). 

Please visit http://www.farmfreshtoyou.com/how-it-works/school-fundraising to sign up and be sure to mention Holmes Elementary when you sign up.


Join the Holmes Elementary PTA Facebook Group to keep up with all of Holmes' activities and events and connect with other Holmes parents:


  For more school information such as before/after school care and programs, lunch information, and general health policies please visit our website @ https://www.sandiegounified.org/schools/holmes