PTO Blog

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...

International Cultures Project

The International Cultures Committee invites every Holmes student in grades K – 5 to participate in an optional, at-home creative project that explores, in a personal way, the concept of culture. Participating students will select a topic, from the predefined list, to write, draw, or collage about. Submitted pieces will...

Holmes School Literacy Magazine

It is that time of year!  We are looking for submissions for the Holmes School Literary Magazine. *New for 2015-2016* Students will no longer write pieces at home in an effort to make the magazine more authentic and a reflection of the writing done in school. Students can pick a...

DPS Parent Math Workshop – Jan. 12

Parents of students (grades K-5) are invited to a mathematics workshop called “Understanding Math in Your Child’s Elementary Classroom” on January 12, 2016, 10:00-11:30am, at the Darien Board of Education. “At this Elementary workshop, parents will have an opportunity to engage in the mathematics curriculum and explore skills, strategies and games...

Special BoE Meeting-Tuesday 1/5 at 7:30pm

Budget season is almost upon us, and this year there will be important changes in the budget process.  Dr. Brenner, the school superintendent, will present his proposed budget to the Board of Education on January 5 at 7:30 p.m.  The school administration then will report on all Responsibility Centers (RCs) in one...

“Note in a Coat” Drive

Dear Holmes Parents, Starting on January 4th and extending through January 8th , The Holmes School Student Council is hosting a hat, scarf, mitten, glove, and coat drive. This event will be called the Holmes School “Note in a Coat Drive.” Students are encouraged to write a kind note to go with their donation...

December Kids Care Club

We had a wonderful Kids Care Club meeting last week. A special thank you to Wendy Ward for taking the time to talk to the kids. They were excited to hear about Kimochi’s and had some great ideas on how we can raise money after the New Year. The kids...

Help Send Our Teachers to Summer School!

Donate to the Reiss Fund today! For over 50 years, the Reiss Fund has generously awarded scholarships to our teachers allowing them to further their studies over the summer in an area of interest, exploration or enrichment. The learning from these incredible experiences comes back to our children’s classrooms, enriching the learning that goes on and elevating...