International Cultures Committee: Fun Ways to Engage

In celebration of our students’ varied backgrounds, the strength and depth that this diversity brings to our Holmes community, and the innovation, engagement and discoveries that it can inspire, the International Cultures Committee has found ways for us to engage “globally” even when the pandemic keeps us apart. Here’s what we can look forward to: A Holmes […]

Author Alan Katz visits Holmes!

On January 31, K-2nd grade students will have a presentation by author, Alan Katz. If you wish to purchase books to be autographed to your child, or as a gift to someone else, please fill out this form indicating the number of each book you would like and how the books should be personalized. Deadline […]

‘I Survived’ series author coming to Holmes

On January 23, join Lauren Tarshis, author of I Survived the American Revolution, I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic and many more from the popular I Survived series, who will present to grades 3, 4 and 5. The only way to receive a signed copy of a book on the day of Mrs. Tarshis’ […]

Biscuit author is coming to Holmes!

Alyssa Satin Capucilli, the award-winning author of the Biscuit and Katy Duck series, and most recently the picture book, Tulip and Rex Write a Story, will visit with grades K, 1 and 2 on March 20. The only way to receive a signed copy of a book on the day of Ms. Capucilli’s visit is to return the book order form with payment by Monday, March 13. […]

Author Visit by Dan Gutman on Jan 27th

On January 27, the New York Times bestselling author Dan Gutman will be visiting Holmes School for grades 2-5. He is the author of the Baseball Card Adventure series, the Genius Files series, and the My Weird School series.  You can visit him online at www.dangutman.com.  Attached is the book order form if you would like to purchase an […]

Earth Balloon Visit

In time for Earth Day, 3rd graders had a chance to experience the “Earth Balloon”.  It was a special experience (see slide show)!  They had a chance to sit inside an inflated globe and learn more about our planet.  They discussed geography as well as several environmental issues, including the problem of trash accumulating in our oceans […]

Pictures – Animal Embassy Visit to Holmes

The third graders at Holmes enjoyed a very special visit from Chris Evers and Animal Embassy last week. They learned all about important adaptations that help animals survive and thrive in the wild, such as suction cups on the bottoms of a frog’s feet for climbing and the quills that protect a hedgehog from getting […]

TheatreWorks USA

On November 24, Patrick Garner, through TheatreWorks USA, performed Ben Franklin, America’s First Citizen for all of our Holmes students.  The students learned about Ben Franklin’s early years, his love of books and thirst for knowledge, and all of his greatest accomplishments.  They even got to experience what it was like to take part in […]