PTO Blog

Special PTO Presentation

Special PTO presentation for parents of Grade 4 & 5: Mrs. Bleakley and Mr. Harvey will review the SBAC scores on Monday, October 29 from 9:15-10:15AM in the Common Room....

Environmental Co-Chair Needed

Requirements: care about the environment, and be willing to learn about recycling, plastic pollution and local environmental issues. This year’s campaign is called SKIP THE STRAW. Co-Chair responsibilities include: help coordinating parent volunteers to assist with recycling at lunchtime for Trash-Free Tuesdays, communicating this year’s theme during lunch, assisting with...

Photo Submission Reminder

If you have pictures from Holmes events that you would like published in any of the Darien newspapers, please send them to the PR team: Sarah Lubeley (sarahorum@hotmail.com) or Isa Rizo Garcia (isarizo@gmail.com). They will obtain the proper media clearance/approvals from the office....

It’s Box Top Collection Time Again

Start collecting your Box Tops and be on the look out for collection bags to be sent home soon! Fill the bags with cut Box Tops and return them back to school for the first collection on October 15th. Box Tops help us earn extra funds for our school and...

Coffee with the Principals – Continuum of Services Focus

The next Coffee with the Principals is scheduled for Friday, October 19, at 9:15am in the common room. The focus will be on the Continuum of Services and we will be joined by Joanne Vorndran, Special Education Student Services Facilitator, and the Holmes PTO special education representatives. Younger siblings welcome....

Support Holmes PTO

Please consider contributing to help the PTO continue to support our children’s field trips, enrichment, classroom supplies, and teacher appreciation efforts. Simply click the “Donate” button on www.holmespto.com. Without these funds, many of the exciting events and special days would not be possible. We are appreciative of any amount you...

Holmes Family Photo Weekend 9/29 & 9/30

If you have signed up for the Family Photo weekend via Sign-Up Genius, please send $45 — either by Venmo (to Jenny Mullane @holmes-famphoto) or by check (payable to Holmes PTO in an envelope labeled “Holmes Family Picture Day”) — by Friday September 21st. If you missed the sign up...

Register for Boys’ Let Me Run at Holmes!

We are thrilled to be offering Let Me Run at Holmes again this fall. Let Me Run is a before & after school running program for boys in 4th & 5th grade that combines fun life lessons while training for a 5K race. The boys meet twice a week for...

Holmes School Walk-a-Thon — Friday 10/5

Holmes School 5th Walk a Thon is Friday, Oct. 5th. Be on the lookout for pledge forms. Last year 82% of the student population contributed towards the almost $15,000 raised. We look forward to another terrific fundraiser, please return pledge forms by Oct. 5th. All are welcome to come to...

Fall Fundraiser Party Update: Volunteers and Donations Needed!

Fall fundraiser planning is underway and more details are to come soon! In the meantime, we are looking for volunteers for all aspects of planning-there are many ways to get involved to make this fundraiser successful! Remember, the funds raised from this event will be used for field trips and...