Ushers Needed

Ushers are needed this Tuesday (January 27th) @ 5:00 p.m. for the 7:00 game. If you can’t work the entire 5:00-9:00, we could still use you 5:00-7:00 or 7:00-9:00. As an incentive, all ushers will be given a drink and a snack, and everyone who ushers Tuesday will be entered in a drawing for a Kent State prize pack. Ushers from all games will be entered in a drawing for one of two raffle book baskets @ the end of the season. Contact Mindy Uhrig ( or Tiffany Reed (

Ushers Needed and Holiday Shop Information

Ushers are needed for the Kent State Basketball games on Friday, December 19th and Friday, January 2nd.  Ushers will need to be at the games beginning at 5:00.  If you are interested please email Mindy Uhrig at or Tiffany Reed at

Holiday Shop

Envelopes will be coming home with your child today.  Please feel free to use this to make a list of who your child is buying for and the envelope is a safe place for your child to keep their money.


Monday, December 15

9:00 – Louis
9:30 – Hopkins
10:00 – Stronz
11:00 – Yehle
1:00 – Bates
1:30 – Kunkle
2:00 – Metz

Tuesday, December 16

9:00 – Gray
9:30 – Wollam
10:30 – Morning Kindergarten
1:00 – Afternoon Kindergarten

Paws and Prayers Donations

Dear Holden Families and Friends,

Christmas is the season of giving and so often our furry friends at the humane shelters are forgotten about. Starting Wednesday December 10th through Friday December 19th Holden will be collecting supplies as well as money for Paws and Prayers, a non-profit organization in Akron. Paws and Prayers organization relies on the donations of the community in order to meet the high needs of its dogs and cats. Donations of any size, no matter how small, will make a difference and are greatly appreciated. Please see the list of items below that Paws and Prayers is in high need of. There will be a table outside the Library where donations will be collected.

Thank you in advance for your generosity. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.

Your School Counselor,

Ashley Fraser



Paws and Prayers items needed:

  • Purina Puppy Chow
  • Pedigree Adult Dog food, small bites
  • Purina Adult Cat Chow
  • Purina Kitten Chow
  • Dog Treats – soft for training
  • Quick Release Collars in medium sizes
  • Four foot leashes
  • Durable dog toys
  • Bedding: Blankets, towels
  • Dogs Bones – like Nyla Bones
  • Tennis Balls
  • Kongs: anything in the Kong line of products!
  • Cat Toys
  • Bowls that attach to crates
  • Easy Walk Harnesses
  • Bleach
  • Laundry soap
  • Paper Towels

Important December Dates

Please mark your calendars with the important dates below.

Wednesday, December 3rd – Picture Retakes and Yearbook Pictures
Tuesday, December 9th – Winter Music Concert  (Kindergarten, 4th and 5th grade students)
Monday, December 15th – Holiday Shop
Tuesday, December 16th – Holiday Shop
Friday, December 19th – 2:15 Classroom Parties

Care With Coats

The Portage County Association of Realtors, is launching their Care With Coats campaign beginning October and ending mid December.  We are celebrating 26 years of supporting the community in the manner!

We are asking for new or gently used clean coats for children and adults to be dropped off in the designated boxes which we provide and empty on a periodic basis.  We are also accepting mittens, gloves, hats and scarves.

Marshall’s Dry Cleaning of Ravenna is, once again, donating their services.

We hope to keep even more people warm in this economically challenging year, and look forward to your help!

The Chairperson of this year’s committee is Patti Scherer. In the past this drive has collected over 1500 coats!  Many Realtor volunteers make this project possible.  Your donations are very appreciate.  For more information please call the PCAR office at 330-296-5451.

A donation box is located in the lobby at Holden Elementary.