PTO Blog

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...

Open House for Early Learning Program (ELP)

ELP Open House, for families interested in ELP for the 2016-2017 School Year, will be held at Tokeneke School. Monday, December 21, 2015 from 7pm to 8pm. Please come learn about the program.  Laura Straiton Program Director of Early Childhood, SESS (More information about ELP can also be found at...

Darien After School – Winter Registration Begins

Holmes After School Winter class schedules are posted on our website www.darienafterschool.com.  For a printable copy with descriptions, click here:  Holmes Winter After School Schedule New this winter is a video game designers, cupcake club, painting masters and more!  With options to suit many interests and grades each day, we hope...

TheatreWorks USA

On November 24, Patrick Garner, through TheatreWorks USA, performed Ben Franklin, America’s First Citizen for all of our Holmes students.  The students learned about Ben Franklin’s early years, his love of books and thirst for knowledge, and all of his greatest accomplishments.  They even got to experience what it was...

Thanks for giving!

Thank you to Holmes School families and staff that generously donated food to various Thanksgiving food drives this past week.   Our Kids Care Club held their annual turkey drive to benefit the Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County and many classes also collected food for Person-to-Person.  Thanks for your generosity this holiday...

Pick Up Times: Gift Wrap Fundraiser

Thanks to all who have helped make this year’s fundraiser a success… Your orders are ready! There will be 3 pick up times available next week:Tues, 11/17 from 3:30-4:15, Wed 11/18 from 3:30-4:15, Thurs 11/19 from 8:30-9:15. Please go directly to common room doors adjacent to parking lot. Contact Leslie Reber with questions or concerns....

DPS Math Workshop for K-5 Parents

On November 17th there will be a workshop for parents of students in Kindergarten through fifth grade.  It will take place at the Board of Education at 10am. This workshop will help parents become familiar with the Common Core State Standards and Practices for Mathematics. Parents will learn about the...

Don’t Miss the Holmes School Turkey Drive!

Holmes School Turkey Drive Happening NOW! Grab one this weekend!Holmes School is very excited to be participating again in the Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County Annual Turkey Drive. On Friday, November 20th, we will have the Food Bank Truck in the parking lot at Holmes. Please drop off a frozen turkey...