PTO Blog

Treasures at the Garbage Art Show (Pictures)

Our wonderful Garbage Art Show was a great way to celebrate Earth Day!  Holmes students displayed creativity and resourcefulness by using an array of recyclable materials including plastic bottles, lids, metal cans and scrap paper (to name a few) to create amazing art.  We’ve included pictures of some of the work displayed....

Earth Week at Holmes & Garbage Art Show

It’s “Earth Week” at Holmes!  The Green Team will host a Gallery Opening Reception for students, families and faculty for our 2nd Annual Garbage Art Show on Earth Day, Friday April 22nd from 8:30- 9am.   Come see up cycled masterpieces created by our own student Eco Artists. All art pieces will remain on display...

Hands On Learning in Our Little Buds Garden

Little Buds is getting ready to welcome kids back into the garden after the long winter! We have some unique, hands on learning activities for each grade that will tie in with what they are learning about from their science teachers. Here’s what’s coming up over the next few weeks:...

Register Now for Darien After School

Friday, April 8 is the last day of general registration for before or after school programs at your school. Starting Saturday 4/9, you may register for open classes, however a $10 late fee will apply.  Prorated class fees available after classes start, however a $10 administrative fee applies. Register at www.darienafterschool.com...

Earth Week at Holmes

April is around the corner and we are gearing up for Earth Week at Holmes School. The Green Team has lots of fun activities planned for the week, starting with the return of the 2nd Annual Garbage Art Show. Calling all Eco Artists to start creating! Up cycled masterpieces can be...

Girl Scout Toy Drive – Donate by March 31st!

During the month of March, Darien Girl Scouts will be leading their Annual Toy Drive to stock the Toy Closet at the Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital.  A Donation Box has been placed outside the Common Room (near the desk). Donations will be accepted until March 31.  We welcome any toys appropriate...

Holmes named “School of Distinction” by the State!

Congratulations to Holmes School!   The Connecticut Department of Education recently identified Holmes School as a “School of Distinction” based on 2014-15 data, meaning that it ranks among the top 10 percent of schools in the state.  Holmes scored 92.5 out of a possible 100 points in the State’s new rating...

Yearbook Orders

Don’t forget to order your Holmes School Yearbook for 2015-16.  The price increases after March 21st and the last date to order is April 1st.  Please see details below: Placing your online order is as easy as 3 simple steps: 1) Visit www.memorybook.com/parentpay 2) Enter pay code 78743 3) Buy a...

Literary Magazine submissions due 3/16

All student submissions for the Holmes School Literary Magazine are due by Wednesday, March 16th.  Guidelines for submissions are detailed below. (Also, we are still looking for parent volunteers to help type up submissions.  Please contact Jenn Burgess if interested.) It is that time of year!  We are looking for submissions for the...

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...