PTO Blog

Data-driven Instruction for Dyslexia/Reading Disabilities – February 28th, 12pm

On Thursday, February 28, nationally recognized literacy expert, Dr. Margie Gillis, will present Understanding Dyslexia/Reading Disabilities: Using Data-driven Instruction to Make Progress, in the Darien Library Community Room, from 12-1:30 pm. The presentation is co-sponsored by Darien SEPAC and Darien Library. Please RSVP to dariensepac@gmail.com.  Specific Learning Disabilities (SLD)/Dyslexia affects 80% of those...

Come One, Come All to the H-Factor!

Holmes School’s annual talent show, the H-Factor, is on Sunday, March 3rd from 3-5pm at the Darien High School auditorium. Please bring your school spirit and come support your classmates as they show off their talents on stage. The H-Factor is a favorite event for the Holmes School community. You...

Second Grade Share Date Change

Please note the Second Grade Share has been re-scheduled from February 7th to April 10th at 9:30 am.  Please mark your calendars accordingly! ...

Box Top Collection

Second & Final Box Top Collection for this school year is here! Fill any baggy or envelope with cut Box Tops and return them to school with your teacher’s name clearly labeled.  All Box Tops are due by Tuesday, February 12th. The Box Top fundraiser helps us earn extra funds...

Kids Care Souper Bowl 2019!

The Souper Bowl will run from Monday, January 28-Friday, February 1. During that week, we will be collecting canned or boxed soup and crackers to donate to the Person 2 Person Food Pantry. Holmes School classes will be divided into this year’s Super Bowl teams- Rams and Patriots. The winning...

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...

Board of Ed Public Hearing on Proposed 2019-20 School Budget: Tues. 1/29, 7pm

The Superintendent has proposed a budget for the 2019-20 school year, which includes adding an additional psychologist to each elementary school, and an additional guidance counselor to MMS. These hires would help to implement a robust social/emotional curriculum, and expand mental health services for all students. The budget also includes...

Sound Tigers Family Night – January 26

Please save-the-date for Holmes School Family Night at the Bridgeport Sound Tigers game on Saturday, January 26th at 7:00 pm. Come out for a fun night of Sound Tigers hockey with fellow Holmes families. See the chorus from Holmes and other Darien Elementary Schools perform God Bless America at the...