PTO Blog

Winter After School Extras

After School Extras: The following After School Extras are offered for Winter 2012/2013. Kempo Martial Arts, Mondays: Grades K-5; Holmes Chess Club: All levels are welcome, Tuesdays: Grade K-5 Overtime Athletics Sports Spectacular, Tuesday: Grades K-2 Overtime Athletics Sports Spectacular, Thursdays: Grades 3-5 Overtime Athletics Basketball & Kickball, Fridays: Grades...

Cranium Challenge for 3rd and 4th Grade

Cranium Challenge for 3rd and 4th Grade Melissa Tate will teach Cranium Challenge to 3rd and 4th graders for a six-week session on Friday mornings! Cranium Challenge for 3rd and 4th graders will begin this Friday morning, Nov 9 and run for 6 weeks through Dec 21 (no class Nov 23). If you...

Book Fair

“Dive Into Books” Thank you to all who have returned the prepay forms for this fall’s book fair, which will take place this week, from October 23 – 26.  The money and forms will enable your child to purchase books when they visit the book fair with their class next week....

Holmes “Little Buds” Outdoor Classroom

Holmes “Little Buds” Outdoor Classroom This past year, the Darien Public Schools has started a new initiative for school gardens. Each elementary school will have a garden, built and maintained by parent volunteers and used by teachers as an outdoor classroom. Teachers will have access to a garden curriculum and...

Fall “4” Math starts Monday

Fall “4″ Math starts Monday! This program, co-sponsored by DAEG and the Darien elementary schools, encourages students to play math games at home with parents, siblings and friends daily for two weeks: October 15-26. These games will focus on developing logical thinking, spatial reasoning, critical problem solving, and even math...

Oktoberfest 10-11-12 Silent Auction Items

Oktoberfest 10-11-12 Silent Auction Items We just want to thank you for bidding on some of the items during Open House. A binder with all of the silent auction items will be at the welcome desk on Monday, October 1, and a list of items can be found here. Please stop...

From the Principal

Upcoming Events and Professional Development for Teachers – and Parents! The World Language Program will be in place at Holmes by the end of October for 5th graders, and by the end of December for all other grades! Columbus Day will be a Professional Development day for teachers to focus...