Holmes Is Where The ❤ Is!

Tue, Jun 15 8:57am

Last Day of School !! Thank You for another fantastic year at Holmes! Congratulations to Kindergarten and 5th Grade Students for promoting and special farewell to all of our beloved 5th-grade families ... [More]

Happenings at Holmes 6/11

Sun, Jun 13 7:46pm

Happenings at Holmes 6/11 June 14: 5th Grade Promotion, Lower Playground  McTaggart: 9:30 a.m. Rodriguez: 11:30 a.m. Tse: 1:30 p.m. 5TH GRADE PROMOTION IS TOMORROW!  Congratulations to our 2021 fifth  ... [More]

2021 Virtual Art Show - Swimming in Creativity

Wed, Jun 9 9:15am

    Whether our Holmes students are in a Classroom or Zoom Room, we can count on them to always create inspiring, creative, and beautiful art pieces.  On May 27th, our students participated in an ArtW ... [More]

Happenings at Holmes 6/4

Sun, Jun 6 6:04pm

Happenings at Holmes 6/4 June 7: Roll into Monday - Wear your pajamas to start off the week June 8: Team Tuesday - Wear items from your favorite sports team  June 9: Wacky Wednesday - Wear crazy or wa ... [More]

TODAY - Need Parents submissions for Virtual Art Show 2021

Tue, Jun 1 7:41am

TODAY - June 1st Virtual Art Show Submissions Needed!   How to submit your child's art in 4 easy steps: Take a picture of 1 (one) piece of your children's favorite art that they have created at home t ... [More]

Hawkeye Newsletter is HOT OFF THE PRESS!

Mon, May 31 9:07am

  The Hawkeye Newsletter "spring edition" is HOT OFF THE PRESS!   It is packed with photos and fun.  All photos were contributed by you, our awesome families (and of course our fabulous teachers). The ... [More]

Happenings at Holmes 5/28

Fri, May 28 8:57am

Happenings at Holmes 5/28     Friday, May 28th and Monday, May 31ST- NO SCHOOL - Memorial Weekend  Thursday, June 10th 3pm-9pm - El Pollo Loco -Dining For Dollars Show flyer when ordering in drive-thr ... [More]

Happenings at Holmes 5/21

Fri, May 21 9:09am

Happenings at Holmes 5/21   NOW - Thursday, May 27:  It’s time for our online spring book fair! Time to get your kids set up for summer reading and help them establish healthy and regular reading habi ... [More]

Happenings at Holmes 5/14

Fri, May 14 7:37am

Happenings at Holmes 5/14 ONLYS 20 SCHOOL DAYS LEFT !!!   NOW - Thursday, May 27:  It’s time for our online spring book fair! Time to get your kids set up for summer reading and help them establish he ... [More]

📸💙Picture Day Reminder💛📸

Wed, May 12 5:37pm

Picture Day Reminder! Gerardy Photography will be taking pictures in the auditorium tomorrow Thursday, May 13 at 8:30 a.m. for students and staff onsite and Friday, May 14 from 10:00am - 12:00pm for s ... [More]


Tue, May 11 8:27pm

📸 Picture Day! 📸 Get those smiles ready. Gerardy Photos will be taking student pictures in the auditorium on Thursday, May 13 at 8:30 a.m. for those on campus and Friday, May 14 at 10:00 a.m. for st ... [More]

Happenings at Holmes 5/7

Fri, May 7 6:46am

Happenings at Holmes 5/7   Friday, Apr 23 - Thursday, May 27:  It’s time for our online spring book fair! Time to get your kids set up for summer reading and help them establish healthy and regular re ... [More]

Happenings at Holmes 4/30

Fri, Apr 30 6:39am

Happenings at Holmes 4/30      May 3rd- May 7th: Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week!!! Monday: Wear yellow to show your teacher they’re a star.  Tuesday: Lights, Camera, Appreciation! Write a note of t ... [More]

Happenings at Holmes 4/23

Fri, Apr 23 12:37pm

Happenings at Holmes 4/23    Principal's Message: As we continue to move through the year, our students and staff are adjusting each day to the new school reality. With learning and safety as our prio ... [More]

Drum Roll Please. The Winners of our Minutes in Motion Fundraiser are...

Mon, Apr 19 9:11am

Holmes Elementary PTA would like to personally THANK all the families who participated in our Minutes in Motion Fundraiser. We could not have done it without you! Winners of the target gift cards & am ... [More]

Happenings at Holmes 4/16

Fri, Apr 16 8:09am

Happenings at Holmes 4/16    Great 1st Week Back Holmies! Please remember that while we have been away for some time, Holmes' traffic safety rules and standards are still the same. Here are some easy ... [More]

Happenings at Holmes 4/9

Fri, Apr 9 8:59am

Happenings at Holmes 4/9     April 12: First Day of Phase 2 On-site Learning Please remember that while we have been away for some time, Holmes' traffic safety rules and standards are still the same. ... [More]

Principal/Parent Chat Follow Up & Must Do Checklist Before The First Day of School

Thu, Apr 8 4:23pm

Good Afternoon Holmes Families, Thank you to everybody who was able to attend our Principal/Parent Chat today. Here is a link to the Welcome Back Parent Information we reviewed and discussed. We have ... [More]

Holmes Tutoring/Enrichment Interest Survey

Mon, Apr 5 4:47pm

Good afternoon Holmes Families, this is Principal, Jonathan Saipe.  We are pleased to announce ALL classrooms, TK - 5, will be offering Tutoring/Enrichment Monday - Thursday from 2:00pm - 2:55pm.  Tut ... [More]

Happenings at Holmes 4/2

Fri, Apr 2 7:56am

Happenings at Holmes 4/2    Thursday, April 08 From 10:00 AM to 9:30 PM - DFD-PANDA EXPRESS Please join us at our NEW neighborhood Panda Express!!   Show paper or digital version of flyer or  Online:  ... [More]

Happenings at Holmes 3/26

Fri, Mar 26 8:20am

Happenings at Holmes 3/26  Friday, March 26th: Last Day of Minutes In Motion 20/21: TODAY IS THE FINAL DAY of our 2021 MINUTES IN MOTION HOLMES ELEMENTARY PTA FUNDRAISER!!! We are so proud of our Holm ... [More]


Thu, Mar 25 8:31am

Tomorrow is FUNDRAISER FRIDAY!!! the LAST DAY of our  2021 MINUTES IN MOTION HOLMES ELEMENTARY PTA FUNDRAISER We are so proud of our Holmes students and families! We only need 8k left to reach our goa ... [More]

5 DAYS LEFT- Minutes In Motion Fundraiser - Update and Current Leaderboard

Mon, Mar 22 9:15am

Minutes In Motion Fundraiser - 5 DAYS LEFT!!!   To Our Fellow Holmies, I don't know about you, but seeing all these recently uploaded photos, makes us really nostalgic...of all the great times and gre ... [More]

Principal's Message: Holmes Phase 2 IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Fri, Mar 19 4:32pm

Good afternoon Holmes Families,  Hopefully by now you have received the Instructional Model Choice Survey to select which model your student will be participating in when school reopens on Monday, Apr ... [More]

DISTRICT: Instructional Model Survey

Fri, Mar 19 8:26am

Good Evening Holmes Families, We plan to continue providing quality online learning for families who choose to have their student(s) remain online and to also provide an Onsite/Online Hybrid model beg ... [More]

Happenings at Holmes 3/19

Fri, Mar 19 8:13am

Happenings at Holmes 3/19   Save These Dates!    TODAY, Friday, March 19th: Calling all Corporate & Business Sponsors:  March 22 - 26: Parent-Teacher Conference Week (2nd Trimester) – Zoom Tuesday, Ma ... [More]

1 WEEK LEFT- Minutes In Motion Fundraiser - Update and Current Leaderboard

Fri, Mar 19 8:02am

Minutes In Motion Fundraiser 1 WEEK LEFT!!! Updates and Current Leaderboard!  Need help logging on to your student page? Email: vp.waysmeans@holmespta.org   REMINDERS: - TODAY, Friday, March 19th is t ... [More]


Wed, Mar 17 8:00am

LAST CALL FOR CORPORATE SPONSORS!! PLEASE RESPOND BY FRIDAY 3/19 We are headed toward the the finish line of our Minutes in Motion spring fundraiser.  The deadline for our corporate sponsors to be fea ... [More]


Mon, Mar 15 9:34am

TIPS FOR TACKLING THE MINUTES IN MOTION FUNDRAISER Make sure all activities are logged and donations are collected by Friday, March 26th before midnight! TIP #1 - VISIT MINUTES IN MOTION EVENT PAGE ev ... [More]

Happenings at Holmes 3/12

Fri, Mar 12 9:00am

Happenings at Holmes 3/12     Friday March 12th: Yearbook "Personalization's" and "Dedications" are due! Holmes Families, it's time to order your school yearbooks, right here online!  Important due da ... [More]

Minutes In Motion Fundraiser - Update and Current Leaderboard

Fri, Mar 12 8:51am

Minutes In Motion Fundraiser Updates and Current Leaderboard!  Need help logging on to your student page? Email: vp.waysmeans@holmespta.org Holmes Families, we still have $31,280 left to meet our fund ... [More]

PRIZES, PRIZES, PRIZES!!2021 Minutes In Motion Fundraiser

Mon, Mar 8 10:46am

2021 Minutes In Motion Fundraiser Holmes Families, our Minutes in Motion fundraiser is underway and your fundraising efforts could win you some fantastic prizes! ALL HOLMES STUDENTS  All students rece ... [More]

Happenings at Holmes 3/5

Fri, Mar 5 9:05am

Happenings at Holmes 3/5 There are a lot of things coming up, so please read through to the end so you don't miss any important dates!   Monday, March 8th- Friday March 18th: Minutes In Motion Spirit ... [More]

JOIN THE 2021/2022 HOLMES PTA BOARD (Voting Member)

Fri, Mar 5 8:06am

 Do you want to give back to your child’s school? Do you want to help make HOLMES the best it can be? Then we would LOVE for YOU to consider joining the Holmes PTA Board for the 2021-22 school year! Y ... [More]


Wed, Mar 3 8:25am

  Holmes Families, one of the fastest ways we reach our spring fundraising goals is through the generous support from Corporate Sponsors.  Would you or anyone you know be willing to be sponsor?    We ... [More]

Happenings at Holmes 2/26

Fri, Feb 26 8:31am

Happenings at Holmes 2/26   Friday, February 26th : Classroom Material Pickup 12-3pm Please see the schedule of pickup times below.  Grades TK/K/1st: 12:00pm – 1:00pm Grades 2nd/3rd: 1:00pm – 2:00pm G ... [More]

Happenings at Holmes 2/19

Fri, Feb 19 2:58pm

Happenings at Holmes 2/12   Friday, February 26th  Classroom Material Pickup 12-3pm Please see the schedule of pickup times below.  Grades TK/K/1st: 12:00pm – 1:00pm Grades 2nd/3rd: 1:00pm – 2:00pm Gr ... [More]

Happenings at Holmes 2/12

Fri, Feb 12 8:22am

Happenings at Holmes 2/12   February 12: NO SCHOOL - Lincoln’s Birthday February 15: NO SCHOOL - Washington’s Birthday   Native Foods Cafe DFD Fundraiser (5604 Balboa Avenue) Monday, February 15th @ 4 ... [More]

Happenings at Holmes 2/5

Fri, Feb 5 10:19am

Happenings at Holmes 2/5   Flag Assembly Please remind your children to login into to the Monday Morning Flag Assembly at 8:15am as our Holmes Student Council Officers and Representatives lead us in o ... [More]

Happenings at Holmes 1/29

Fri, Jan 29 8:57am

Happenings at Holmes 1/29   Date Change- February 1st : Material Distribution The weather forecast is calling for 100% rain, high winds, and flash flood warnings today, Friday, January 29th.  We don't ... [More]

Happenings at Holmes 1/22

Fri, Jan 22 10:44am

Happenings at Holmes 1/15   Kindness Week- The Great Kindness Challenge: Jan 25th-29th MONDAY BE KIND—TO YOUR SCHOOL! Make a Holmes Spirit Poster. Display it on your home and take a picture for the Ho ... [More]

Happenings at Holmes 1/15

Fri, Jan 15 9:11am

Happenings at Holmes 1/15   Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday - No School- Jan 18th    5th Grade Marston Planning Meeting: Just a reminder to 5th grade parents thinking of enrolling in Marston;  Ms. Joan ... [More]

Happenings at Holmes 1/8

Fri, Jan 8 7:48am

Happenings at Holmes 1/8    January Material Distribution Days: Friday, January 8, 2021 Grade 3:- 12:00 - 1:00 PM Grade 4: - 1:00 - 2:00 PM Grade 5: - 2:00 - 3:00 PM    Thank you to our Holmes Familie ... [More]

Happenings at Holmes 1/1

Fri, Jan 1 8:35am

Happenings at Holmes 1/1 January 4th ~ Back to School  We hope everyone's families got the much deserved break they all needed. Now time to get those wiggles out now,  so we can come back to our amazi ... [More]

It's Here! December Hawkeye Newsletter

Mon, Dec 21 1:25pm

It's (gulp) December! We've had an incredible start to the school year! Click below to read and enjoy the "Holmes @ Home Edition" of our Hawkeye Newsletter.   Spread the word - share with the grandpar ... [More]

Happenings at Holmes 12/4

Thu, Dec 3 3:26pm

Happenings at Holmes 12/4     Goodwill Fundraiser: November 30 - December 14 Help support your school, your classroom, your environment and your community! Participation in the Goodwill School Program ... [More]

Happenings at Holmes 11/20

Thu, Nov 19 3:47pm

Happenings at Holmes 11/20   November 23rd-27th- No School    The Holmes Food Drive Is Coming Up! This year,  The Food Drive will be on  Monday, November 30th , during the Materials Distribution. Plea ... [More]

Picture Day Snaps @ Home

Thu, Nov 19 12:27pm

We know that some schools are unable to have Picture Day this fall due to COVID-19.   At Lifetouch, our goal is to provide students with an annual school picture so that when senior year arrives, they ... [More]

Happenings at Holmes 11/13

Thu, Nov 12 8:15pm

Happenings at Holmes 11/13 Parent Conference Week: Modified Zoom Schedule Fall Conference week is November 16 - 20.  Zoom schedules will be reduced slightly to make room for parents conferences.  Teac ... [More]

Happenings at Holmes 11/6

Fri, Nov 6 9:54am

Happy November Holmies! The PTA is extremely grateful for our amazing Book Fair Team. We had a very successful online Book Fair. A HUGE thank you to everyone who purchased books this fall. In fact, it ... [More]

Happenings at Holmes 10/30

Fri, Oct 30 7:57am

      The votes are in on our Pumpkin Carving Contest. Thank you to everyone who participated and to all who voted! The prizes for the below winner and all the finalists can be picked up at the PTA ta ... [More]

Vote for your favorite Pumpkin🎃 !

Wed, Oct 28 9:29am

Our Holmes Pumpkin Carving Contest Finalists are here and ready for your votes!   Please go to the "Holmes Elementary PTA (San Diego)" Page to VOTE for your favorite Pumpkin! This is also a great time ... [More]

Happenings at Holmes 10/23

Fri, Oct 23 8:14am

Did you know there are links attached to these messages that will redirect you to that event's page? Try it out.  Dining For Dollars TODAY! October 23rd, 11am-9pm Luna Grill: It's the PERFECT Friday m ... [More]

Holmes' 2020 👻 Haunted Happenings!!

Fri, Oct 23 7:45am

  Happy Hauntings!!    PUMPKIN CARVING CONTEST:  Get Creative! Carve or decorate a jack-o-lantern and submit a photo to the Konstella folder labeled "Pumpkin Carving Contestants". Finalists will be ch ... [More]

Happenings at Holmes 10/16

Fri, Oct 16 6:30am

Thank You to everyone who purchased a PTA membership! With your help, we were able to secure 279 memberships for the Holmes Elementary PTA!   The drive has officially ended, memberships have been tall ... [More]

Balloons for PE this week!

Sun, Oct 11 8:35am

Dear Holmes parents, Please have the balloon that was included in your distribution packet blown up and ready for PE this week.  If it is not possible to have a balloon ready, a sock ball can be used ... [More]

Happenings at Holmes

Fri, Oct 9 7:52am

PTA Membership Drive Ends Friday, October 7th @ Midnight. There is only 1 DAY left to join the PTA! Who can use an extra $50 for their classroom? What? Well it's crazy easy! Become a PTA member in 1 e ... [More]


Fri, Oct 2 4:20pm

  PTA MEMBERSHIP DRIVE EXTENDED TO FRIDAY, OCTOBER 9!!   In the spirit of competition, we have extended our PTA Membership Drive to October 9. Our goal is to get 100% participation among our families. ... [More]

PE Balloons at Distribution today

Fri, Oct 2 1:41pm

Dear Holmes parents, All students TK-5th are receiving a balloon in their distribution packet today for use in PE class.   Thank you to the PTA for this!  Equipment just arrived this morning so hoping ... [More]

PTA Membership Drive Update

Thu, Oct 1 6:20am

  Joining the Holmes PTA gives you a voice and a vote concerning YOUR school. Our goal, as always, is to have 100% of our families belonging to our PTA by THIS Friday, October 2!  We’ve set the bar hi ... [More]

Padre PE this week!

Mon, Sep 28 4:52pm

The Padre's are in the Playoffs!  Student's are encouraged to wear Padre gear or Padre colors to PE this week!  

Hurry--It's the Last Week of Our Online Book Fair

Sun, Sep 27 9:58am

Let's all give a great big cheer! Our online book fair is finally here. Just one last week for you to buy Harry Potter or Fly Guy!   Buy some books for presents and more. Books are great! Buy 3 or 4! ... [More]

Updating your Chromebook with latest Browser

Thu, Sep 24 10:41am

News From School District IT Department  Regarding  Chromebook Audio Issues   Here is one possible solution to the Chromebook audio issues. Please double check that your child's Chromebook has the lat ... [More]

Important School Forms

Tue, Sep 22 3:12pm

REMINDER:  Please don’t forget to complete and submit the forms in the Holmes First Day packet. It’s important for us to have up-to-date and accurate information on all of our students. You can find t ... [More]

Reporting Absenses

Mon, Sep 21 8:32pm

If your child is or will be absent from school for any reason please notify  Miriam Jacobson @  mjacobson@sandi.net

Help With Logging Into Zoom Meetings

Tue, Sep 8 8:23am

Help With Logging Into Zoom Meetings If anyone is having trouble logging into their classroom Zoom, please read on:  1. Students should not be using a personal email account (i.e. gmail) to log in to ... [More]

Physical Education Begins this Week!

Mon, Sep 7 3:09pm

Dear Holmes families, I am so happy to be teaching Physical Education to your children again this year!  We welcome Coach Zachary Smith, who will be teaching all the Kinder classes and a 1st Grade cla ... [More]

PTA Parent Survey

Wed, Sep 2 3:13pm

    We hope your first week of Distance Learning is going well!   As you may or may not know, your Holmes PTA provides and funds a variety of enrichment activities (both in-person and online) to all o ... [More]

Happy 1st Day of School!

Mon, Aug 31 7:45am

Happy First Day of School, Holmes Families!    Start your morning with this Welcome Video from your Holmes PTA! A FEW THINGS TO REMEMBER: 1. We're all in this together! -- You may be at home, but you ... [More]

Join Your Class

Thu, Aug 27 8:24pm

Welcome Back Families. You should have received an email with your childs' teachers name. Now is the time to drop your kid/s into their classroom. Now you can start communicating with your fellow clas ... [More]

Chromebooks Distribution

Wed, Aug 26 3:33pm

Passing on a message that went out via email from our very own Raquel, in case you missed it:   This is Raquel, Elementary School Assistant at Holmes Elementary. We will be distributing Chromebooks on ... [More]

Distance Learning School Supply List

Tue, Aug 25 3:09pm

Holmes Families...here is a list of recommended distance learning school supplies, broken out by grade level. Before you throw yourself into a panic, take a deep breath--these will NOT be needed for t ... [More]

Smart Cyber Choices Webinar

Tue, Aug 18 10:54am

Holmes Families, The first day of school is less than two weeks away, can you believe it?? We hope you've had a good summer, but it's time to get back into the school mindset! As we start the school y ... [More]

Welcome Back Holmes Families!

Mon, Aug 17 4:02pm

Good evening Holmes Families, this is Principal, Jonathan Saipe.  I hope this email finds you happy, healthy, and enjoying the beautiful San Diego Summer! I would like to welcome you to the 2020-21 sc ... [More]

New Student Enrollment

Thu, Aug 13 9:36am

Holmes Elementary will be enrolling new students in person starting Monday August 17th, from 10am-2pm. Please help in getting out the word. Families will need to come prepared with birth certificate, ... [More]