PTO Blog

Thank You from the International Cultures committee

The International Cultures committee would like to recognize the following committee members for their wonderful contribution in making the international cultures initiative a great success: Eileen Ryan, Sonia Tavolacci, Margarita Zimmerman, Shika Jain, and Maura Elias.  We would also like to thank the PTO and Paula Bleakley for their support.  But most importantly, we...

Public Hearing on 2016/2017 School Budget

The Board of Finance will hold a Public Hearing regarding the approved school budget this Tuesday, March 8 at 7 p.m. in Town Hall.  The budget contains funding for an exciting 1:1 technology initiative, as well as various capital projects that are crucial to safety in our schools. Please attend the meeting...

International Cultures Ceremony – March 3rd at 5pm

The International Cultures committee invites Holmes parents and students to join us in recognizing over 25 Holmes School students who participated in our international cultures take-home project.  Their outstanding work demonstrates the importance of culture and diverse cultural experiences in shaping and expanding young minds. The ceremony will take place on Thursday, March...

H-Factor Thank You

The fourth annual Holmes School H-Factor was another HUGE success!  More than 30 acts and 70 Holmes students walked the red carpet and performed to a full Darien High School auditorium.  A big H-Factor thank you to the committee including Kristen Barnard, Kim Adams, Ali Von Kennel, Sara Parent, Heather...

The “H Factor” – Saturday 2/27

Come see your school’s talent! Please join the Holmes School community at the “H Factor” talent show on Saturday, February 27th, 3-5pm.  Children in grades 3-5 have worked tirelessly to put on a fun show for us. There will be singing, dancing, musical performances, gymnastics, karate and much more to...

Valentines Kimochis Grams

Send Happy Valentines wishes to teachers and staff at Holmes School to help raise money for Kimochis Military Kits. Send all of your Valentine’s messages to school before Feb 10th.  Kids Care students will sort each message and deliver them to each staff member on Feb 11th and 12th. “Kids...

PTO Meeting – Thursday 2/11

Linda Johnson, Elementary Mathematics and Science Coordinator, will speak about our science and math curriculum at our general PTO Meeting this Thursday, February 11 at 9:15 am in the Common Room.  ...

SOUPer Bowl of Caring this Week (2/1-2/5)

The whole school will join in a friendly competition to see which team donates the most soup and crackers between Denver Broncos and the Carolina Panthers. The winning school team will receive extra recess. Person-to-Person relies heavily on all your generous donations to help feed those who are less fortunate...

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...

DPS Parent Workshop: Introduction to “Fundations”

January 21st, 10-11:30 am at the Darien Board of Education. “This workshop will introduce Kindergarten parents to our new word study program, Fundations. In the workshop classroom teachers will demonstrate the strategies for learning, blending and applying letter sounds. Parents will have an opportunity to practice the strategies in the context...