PTO Blog

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...

Family Bingo Night at Holmes 11/13

All Holmes families are invited to Bingo Night on November 13 from 5:30-7:30 pm.  Always a popular event filled with lots of bingo, a little magic, pizza and even more fun.  Please reach out to the Family Activities Chairs if you’re interested in volunteering for the event.  Thank you!  Laura Pesce-Gray, Sally Betz...

Trick-Or-Treat For UNICEF

Holmes School continues to be a generous supporter of UNICEF.  Please check your child’s backpack this week for a UNICEF collection box and remember to bring it along on Saturday while trick-or-treating! UNICEF improves the lives of children throughout the world by providing immunizations and medicine, clean water, nutrition, education,...

Halloween Candy Grams for teachers & staff

This Halloween send a “candy gram” message to teachers and staff at Holmes School! To print out the message slips and instructions, simply click this link.  Each message is $1. There will be a collection box in the office.   Send your “candy gram” messages to school before October 28.  The 5th grade students...

Picture Retake Day Tomorrow (10/28)

Life Touch Picture Retake Day is Wednesday, October 28 from 9:30-11AM.  Please notify your 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....

Handwriting Workshop for Darien K-2 Parents

The Darien School District is offering a parent workshop on handwriting on Thursday, October 29th. This event will be held at the Darien Board of Education (35 Leroy Ave), 10:00-11:30am. “In this interactive workshop, parents will learn the approach to handwriting that all K-2 grade students learn. This will include...

Holmes School Spirit Day this Friday (10/23)!

Let’s show some Holmes school spirit on Friday, October 23!  Students can proudly wear their Holmes Spirit Wear or our school colors of Blue and White! For information about purchasing Holmes Spirit Wear (including our Holmes winter beanies), see the PTO’s Spirit Wear page under the Fundraising Tab.  ...

Box Tops due this Thursday!

It’s that time! The first Box Tops collection for this school year will be on Thursday, October 22nd. Last year, we raised $1,500 for Holmes School and with your help, we can raise even more! The class with the most Box Tops earns an EXTRA RECESS so remember to bring...

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...
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