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 Yesim Sukhrani
Holmes School PTO Co-Chairs

Latest Topics

It’s Box Top Time! Due by October 20

Holmes School is once again participating in the Box Top for Education program. Parents can help earn extra money for our school just by downloading the app and scanning their shopping receipts. It’s as easy as that! You may find some of the older Box Top labels on your groceries. If you see them – […]

Chipotle Fundraising Night – October 13

Save the date for a night of burritos, guacamole and fundraising! Chipotle will be hosting a fundraiser to benefit the Holmes School PTO. Thirty three percent (33%) of event sales will be donated back to the PTO. When: Wednesday, October 13th, 4:00-8:00pmWhere: Chipotle, 71 Post Road, Darien You can order online for pickup using promo […]

Holmes School Book Fair – eWallet Info & Volunteers Needed!

The Scholastic book fair is returning ‘in person’ to Holmes School on Wednesday, October 6th to Friday, October 8th! Students will have the opportunity to shop with their teachers and classmates in the gym during school hours. To help make the check out process easier, you must set up an “eWallet” for your child to shop independently (and […]

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.

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About the PTO for Holmes Elementary School

Significance

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.

Considerations

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).

Effects

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.