Our Main Objective

Is to provide parents with the opportunity to connect with Holmes faculty while building a warm, inclusive and strong school community.

About Our Community

The Holmes Community is a special community made up of administrators, faculty, staff, students and of course, parents. Involvement in the school, big or small, matters. In most cases, your child will be at Holmes School longer than any other school in Darien. Join us!

Should you have questions or concerns throughout the year,
please give us a call or send us an email.
Our “door” is always open.

Caitlin Cahill and Cameron Sokolik
Holmes School PTO Co-Chairs

Latest Topics

Kids Care – Souper Bowl of Caring – Feb. 6

Next week, Feb 6th – Feb 10th, Kids Care will be running its annual Souper Bowl of Caring event. We have one week to collect canned (or boxed) soup, crackers, and other dried food goods for the Person 2 Person Food Pantry in Darien. All classes will be divided into this year’s Super Bowl teams: Philadelphia […]

Holmes Spring Party 2023 – YACHT ROCK – Friday, March 31st

SAVE THE DATE! You don’t want to miss the boat on our 2023 Holmes Spring Party, YACHT ROCK! Friday, March 31st, 7 pm at the Noroton Yacht Club. Drinks, food, fundraising and live music by Bruce Jacques. Ticket sales are launching soon.Our fundraising efforts would not be possible without the generous support of the Holmes […]

Help Stock the Holmes Teachers’ Lounge

As part of the Holmes School teacher appreciation initiative, we’d like to continue to help stock the teachers’ lounge with snacks, drinks and supplies on a month-to-month basis throughout the school year. Please SIGN UP HERE for whatever you’re able to contribute and drop off items with Robert at the main entrance on the date […]

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The Holmes Hawk

Deck out your Hawks in our latest Holmes gear! Purchasing Holmes Spirit Wear not only supports school spirit, it also raises money for Holmes School!

NEW! Stay cozy this fall in our latest pink hoodie ($35) and unisex sweatpants ($30). Plus, don’t miss out on our logo bags ($15), which are great for after school sports and activities.

All meetings are held in the Holmes School Common Room

About the PTO for Holmes Elementary School


The purpose of parent involvement in PTOs is to help children do better in school.

According to PTO Today, when parents are involved in a child’s education, both at home and at school, children do better academically.

This includes higher grades and test scores, better attendance, better social skills, fewer behavior problems, and a tendency to graduate and continue their education.


PTO groups often struggle to get active and consistent parent involvement.

Barriers to involvement can include when parents don’t feel welcome at school, don’t feel they have time, don’t speak English or when they are they are not traditional parents (such as foster parents or grandparents).


PTOs that are successful address the fears of parents and caregivers and encourage participation by allowing parents to participate as much or as little as they wish.