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.

Cameron Sokolik and Kathy Jabara
Holmes School PTO Co-Chairs

Latest Topics

Outfitters Fall Sale!

Help your Hawks show their school spirit with new gear for back to school! This season’s newest styles are available online and can be delivered straight to your child’s classroom!  The sale is live now and runs through September 24th. Outfitters will also have select items for sale at Open House, so be sure to stop […]

Yearbook Editor Needed

We are still in need of an Editor-in-Chief for the yearbook. We have filled all grade level rep positions and have reorganized the committee in a way to help spread out the workload. The yearbook is a wonderful memento that the students enjoy so much and we are hopeful we can get the volunteers needed […]

Register for Girls on the Run Fall Season!

Attention all 3rd, 4th, and 5th, graders, Girls on the Run is back for the fall 2023 season. This program is designed to build self-confidence along with life skills while utilizing physical activity. Practices will be at Holmes on Monday and Friday mornings 730am-9am. Season will run from September 18 – December 1. The season […]

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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!

To purchase, look for the SpiritWear Committee at school events or find more info here.

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.