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Darien After School – Winter Registration Begins

Holmes After School Winter class schedules are posted on our website www.darienafterschool.com.  For a printable copy with descriptions, click here:  Holmes Winter After School Schedule New this winter is a video game designers, cupcake club, painting masters and more!  With options to suit many interests and grades each day, we hope...

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...

Thanks for giving!

Thank you to Holmes School families and staff that generously donated food to various Thanksgiving food drives this past week.   Our Kids Care Club held their annual turkey drive to benefit the Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County and many classes also collected food for Person-to-Person.  Thanks for your generosity this holiday...

Pick Up Times: Gift Wrap Fundraiser

Thanks to all who have helped make this year’s fundraiser a success… Your orders are ready! There will be 3 pick up times available next week:Tues, 11/17 from 3:30-4:15, Wed 11/18 from 3:30-4:15, Thurs 11/19 from 8:30-9:15. Please go directly to common room doors adjacent to parking lot. Contact Leslie Reber with questions or concerns....

DPS Math Workshop for K-5 Parents

On November 17th there will be a workshop for parents of students in Kindergarten through fifth grade.  It will take place at the Board of Education at 10am. This workshop will help parents become familiar with the Common Core State Standards and Practices for Mathematics. Parents will learn about the...

Don’t Miss the Holmes School Turkey Drive!

Holmes School Turkey Drive Happening NOW! Grab one this weekend!Holmes School is very excited to be participating again in the Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County Annual Turkey Drive. On Friday, November 20th, we will have the Food Bank Truck in the parking lot at Holmes. Please drop off a frozen turkey...

Kids Care Club meeting for Turkey Drive

Kids Care Club will hold a meeting Friday, November 13 3:30-4:30 in the Common Room.  Kids Care will be working together with Student Council to do a school wide Turkey Drive on Friday, November 20th from 8-9am for the FoodBank. On the 13th, kids will listen to Kate from the...

DPS Parent Workshop on Word Study Approach

On Thursday, November 5  the Darien School District is offering a parent workshop: “Words Their Way Word Study Approach”.   The workshop will be held from 12:00pm to 1:00pm at the Board of Education. “In this workshop teachers will describe the principles behind our word study curriculum in grades 1-5....

Holmes School Book of the Month

Holmes School Book of the Month (2016-2017) The Holmes School Book of the Month is an on-going Interactive Read Aloud activity designed to build and deepen our community connections through conversations relating to high-quality children’s literature.  Each month, all classroom teachers at Holmes School will be reading the same book to...
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