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Activity in our “Little Buds” Garden

Third graders are learning about composting while working in our Little Buds garden.  The garden also had a visitor by a little furry friend – see if you can spot it in our photos!  ...

Check out our official Monarch Waystation!

Besides being a wonderful outdoor classroom for our students, the Holmes “Little Buds” Garden also has a certified Monarch Waystation.  Thanks to efforts by our garden volunteers and students, the garden will be a rest stop for migrating monarch butterflies.  As the posted sign notes, the site provides “milkweeds, nectar sources, and...

Lifetouch Picture Retake Day is Oct. 28

Lifetouch Picture Retake Day will take place on Wednesday, October 28 from 9:30-11:00am.  Please notify your student’s classroom teacher to arrange a time for the retake.  Students should bring the original picture (keep the classroom picture) back to school on the day of retakes....

Holmes Hoedown! (Fall Social/Fundraiser)

Invitations have gone out! Time to dust off those cowboy boots and break out the plaid!  Please join your fellow Holmes parents at the “Holmes Hoedown” on Friday, November 6 at Wee Burn Country Club for a night of great fun, food, drinks and a fabulous silent auction featuring the ever popular...

Thank You for another great Walk-A-Thon

The Holmes 2nd Walk a Thon was yet again another tremendous success last Friday.  The Holmes staff, students and parents together made this fundraising event a true hit. Thank you to the over 85% of families who contributed with pledges and the 100% participation done by students & staff on...

Family Night at the Book Fair

It’s that time of year again! Mark your calendar for this year’s “Monster” themed Book Fair on October 7th, 8th and 9th from 8:30-4:00 at the Holmes school gym. Join us for family night on Thursday October 8th from 5:30-8:00 for pizza and more. Come browse an amazing selection of books for...

Author Visit on October 15th

On October 15, the award winning author David Adler will be visiting our students in grades K through 5!  David has been writing fiction and non-fiction for young readers for over thirty years.  He is the author of the Cam Jansen mysteries, the Danny’s Doodles series, non-fiction favorites and more....

Fall for Math: October 5th-18th

This program, co-sponsored by DAEG and Darien elementary schools, encourages students to play math games at home with parents, siblings and friends daily for two weeks:  October 5-18.  These games will focus on developing logical thinking, spatial reasoning, critical problem solving, and even math fact skills!  DreamBox and Investigations, beyond homework,...

Book Drive by Kids Care Club

Kids Care Club will be collecting all your gently used books on Thursday night at the Family night 5:30-8 which will be donated to Domus Foundation. Please help to give the gift of reading to other children! We thank you for your support!...

Coffee with the Principal

Parents are invited to our Coffee with the Principal on Friday, October 2 at 9:15 am in the Common Room. This is a short, informal meeting where parents can “drop in” and chat with Mrs. Bleakley about educational topics related to Holmes School. Meet in the Common Room from 9:15-10AM. We hope...
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