PTO Blog

Biscuit author is coming to Holmes!

Alyssa Satin Capucilli, the award-winning author of the Biscuit and Katy Duck series, and most recently the picture book, Tulip and Rex Write a Story, will visit with grades K, 1 and 2 on March 20. The only way to receive a signed copy of a book on the day of Ms. Capucilli's visit is to return the book...

H Factor is this Saturday!

Holmes School's annual talent show, the "H Factor," will be Saturday, February 25 from 3-5pm at the high school. Please come support the third, fourth and fifth graders who have worked hard to prepare some terrific acts for us. It is one of Holmes' best days, and you don't want to miss it! Tickets will...

Box Tops due Friday, Feb 24th

It's that time! The final Box Tops collection for this school year will be on Friday, February 24th. 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 them...

SOUPer Bowl of Caring is this week! (1/30-2/3)

Our soup and cracker drive to benefit Person-to-Person is this week!  Each class will represent one of the Super Bowl teams - New England Patriots vs Atlanta Falcons. The whole school will have a friendly competition to see which "team" can donate the most soup and crackers for the drive.  The winning team...

YOU BE THE REPORTER!

Following a successful initiative last year, The International Cultures Committee would like to invite once again every Holmes student in grades K – 5 to participate in an optional, at-home creative project that explores, with a classmate, the concept of culture.  Students participating in this optional, extra-curricular project will select one...

“Souper Bowl” of Caring

Please join us for our next Kids Care Club meeting, Souper Bowl of Caring on Friday, January 27th 3:30-4:30 in the Common Room. We will be making posters for our soup and cracker drive for Person-to-Person (P2P) which will run Monday, January 30- February 3rd. Each class will be divided into one of the two Super...

H-Factor Talent Show Applications due 1/20

It's time to get your act together for the H-Factor! The annual Holmes School talent show will take place on February 25th. All students in grades 3-5 who are interested in participating should fill out the attached application and return to the school office no later than Friday, January 20th. Tryouts will...

Reminder: RSVP for Holmes Bingo Night!

Come join us for Holmes Bingo Night on Friday, January 20th! It will be a fun evening for the whole family including Bingo, a bake sale and a comedy show!  You should have received a flyer in your child's folder. Please send in your check and number of people attending...

PTO Meeting on Math Curriculum – Wed Jan 18th

Linda Johnson, Program Director for Elementary Math and Science, will be sharing ideas at the next PTO Meeting on January 18th at 9:15 am in the Common Room. This short presentation will assist you in understanding major concepts in DPS Math Curriculum along with suggestions to support your child at home....

Author Visit by Dan Gutman on Jan 27th

On January 27, the New York Times bestselling author Dan Gutman will be visiting Holmes School for grades 2-5. He is the author of the Baseball Card Adventure series, the Genius Files series, and the My Weird School series.  You can visit him online at www.dangutman.com.  Attached is the book order form if you...
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