Holmes Elementary Weekly Update - October 9, 2018
Tue, Oct 9 2:10pm
Holmes Elementary

Take a look at what's happening at Holmes.



Bike Rodeo: October 13th

9:00am - 10:30am

Yee Haw! Wrangle up your friends and family for a fun morning of bicycle tips, bicycle safety and an awesome obstacle course on the Holmes Elementary lower playground (provided by the San Diego Bike Coalition). Great opportunity to take off those training wheels or just super fun to actually ride your bike on campus. And of course, remember those bicycle helmets!

Complete the attached Bike Rodeo waiver and bring it with you



Campus Beautification -  October 13

10:30 to 12:00pm


Come help us spruce up the campus for our Halloween Carnival!

We'll sweep into action and blow those fallen leaves away. 

We'll scare those weeds in the Native Plants Garden and water the plants.

Bring a broom or leaf blower if you have one.

We will meet at the Bike Rodeo and head out from there. 

There are Yogurtland gift certificates to replenish your energy at the end.    Click here to sign up.


The Fall Fundraiser Update

We are a little over a week into our Fall Fundraiser and have  raised $11,433.  Just ten more days to go to reach our $20,000 goal by October 19th.  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 or made online at:


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 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.

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.

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