Holmes Elementary Weekly Update - October 2, 2018
Tue, Oct 2 7:43pm
Holmes Elementary

Take a look at what's happening at Holmes.

(P.S. Look for the Walk to Bike, Island's Dining for Dollars, and PTA Fall Fundraiser attachments at the bottom.)

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Hawk Walk & Roll Parade

Departs @ 8:05 a.m.

Clairemont Covenant Church

5255 Mt. Ararat Drive

San Diego, CA 92111

  • Walkers will line up in the Church parking lot and cyclists across the street.
  • Cyclists MUST wear a helmet. TK-3 must have an adult riding with them!
  • A light breakfast snack will be served to the first 100 students

This is a Holmes community event for all teachers, staff, and families!

This is not a drop off event.

 Click here to sign up and 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.

Ice Cream Social and Movie Night sponsored by Holmes PTA

Friday, October 5, 2018 in the Holmes Auditorium

Free Ice Cream served at 5:30pm followed by a free movie at 6pm

"Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas"


Movie concessions will be sold (cash only) for 5th grade fundraising.  Please feel free to bring low back lawn chairs and blankets to cozy up on.


The Fall Fundraiser Kicks of October 1st

Flyers went home this week with more information (and it's attached to this message), but our Fall Fundraiser is underway and we're hoping to raise $20,000 by October 19th, to keep all of the awesome enrichment programs and PTA sponsored activities going strong!  You can send in your donation to your child's classroom or donate online at:


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An Ode to Mileage Club

Two miles, four miles, look at those kids go

They sure run fast and they do love it so!

Are you a fearless leader that can take this on?  

The PTA is looking for you or else mileage club may be gone!

 We’ll be purchasing scanners to ease your job.

Please help us so the students will not sob!


If you are interested in helping lead the group, please contact Claire Roberts (vp.programs@holmespta.org)



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.

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 2000 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.
School Total: 4309 = $430.90 
1st: Litsey  584 
2nd: Wuertz 530
3rd: Celle 439
October BONUS Box Tops Contest
The Class who brings in the most box tops in October will receive a gift certificate for a free 5oz cup at Yogurtland!

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