Our Main Objective

Is to provide parents with the opportunity to connect with Holmes faculty while building a warm, inclusive and strong school community.

About Our Community

The Holmes Community is a special community made up of administrators, faculty, staff, students and of course, parents. Involvement in the school, big or small, matters. In most cases, your child will be at Holmes School longer than any other school in Darien. Join us!

Should you have questions or concerns throughout the year,
please give us a call or send us an email.
Our “door” is always open.

Caitlin Cahill and Yesim Sukhrani
Holmes School PTO Co-Chairs

Latest Topics

Direct Appeal Fundraiser 2021-2022

As we kick-off another school year at Holmes, it is time for our annual Direct Appeal Fundraiser. The Council of Darien School Parents (CDSP) allows the Holmes School PTO to spend $110 per student on enrichment, classroom supplies and teacher appreciation. With limited fundraising efforts in 2020-2021, your contributions this year are more important than […]

Help Stock the Teachers’ Lounge

As part of the Holmes School teacher appreciation initiative, we’d like to continue to help stock the teachers’ lounge with snacks, drinks and supplies on a month to month basis throughout the school year. And we’d love your help!! Please sign up for whatever you’re able to contribute and drop off items with Robert at […]

Darien School District Chain of Communication

The Darien School District has created a Chain of Communication. The protocols have been designed to promote direct, open and respectful interactions so that any issues that arise can be worked out quickly and efficiently. Please see the below for your reference: DPS Chain of Communication

The Holmes Hawk

Deck out your Hawks in our latest Holmes gear! Purchasing Holmes Spirit Wear not only supports school spirit, it also raises money for Holmes School!

NEW! Stay cozy this fall in our latest pink hoodie ($35) and unisex sweatpants ($30). Plus, don’t miss out on our logo bags ($15), which are great for after school sports and activities.

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About the PTO for Holmes Elementary School

Significance

The purpose of parent involvement in PTOs is to help children do better in school.

According to PTO Today, when parents are involved in a child’s education, both at home and at school, children do better academically.

This includes higher grades and test scores, better attendance, better social skills, fewer behavior problems, and a tendency to graduate and continue their education.

Considerations

PTO groups often struggle to get active and consistent parent involvement.

Barriers to involvement can include when parents don’t feel welcome at school, don’t feel they have time, don’t speak English or when they are they are not traditional parents (such as foster parents or grandparents).

Effects

PTOs that are successful address the fears of parents and caregivers and encourage participation by allowing parents to participate as much or as little as they wish.