Week of February 19

I hope everyone enjoyed the long weekend.  Thank you to all the parents and family members that joined in the Valentine’s Day fun on Friday.  It is hard to believe that for our fifth graders that was their last classroom celebration at Holden.  


Ava Lynn – Sweigart
Quinton Thomas – Loofboro
Anthony Nestor – Metz
Ean Fertig – Stronz
Micah Frank – Hopkins
Carlusie Kazadi – Kunkle
Jacob Dunfee – Wollam
Dalit Alesker – Yeager
Aaron McKinney – Louis
Alexis Kruger – Weitzel
Lorelei Fryberger – Bates
Gavin Edwards – Longanecker

Reminder from student council – During the month of February they will be collecting change to donate to St. Jude Hospital.  St. Jude is a non-profit organization that does not charge their families who can’t afford treatment.  We thank you in advance for your  support.  


I would like to thank the following 4th graders for helping us celebrate Black History Month by sharing information on morning announcements.  This past week we celebrated jazz music.  

Emmanuel Fujamade – Scott Joplin
Andre Thompson – Louis Armstrong
Ava Tinker – Ella Fitzgerald
Omar Elbahmasawy – Ray Charles
Kendall Walter – Abbey Lincoln

This week will be celebrating Motown.

I would also like to the thank the following staff and parents for ushering the basketball game on Saturday.  We only have two more games left in the season.  The last game is already covered.  The next game we only need 4 more people to usher.  

Staff – Mrs. Russell, Mrs. Weitzel, Mr. Bates, Mrs. Longanecker, and Mrs. Wilson

Parents – Javed Khan, Li Baiwen, Craig and Erica Peeps, Hongmei Qu, and Dongyan Li

Upcoming Events:

Saturday, February 23 – 9:00-12:00 – Holden TEA Room will be open for students and families to come explore and use the equipment to create and solve problems.  THIS IS NOT A TIME FOR STUDENTS TO COME PLAY VIDEO GAMES!! 

Friday, March 1 – Mobile Dentist will be at Holden

Monday, March 4 – HSA meeting from 6:00-7:00

Thursday, March 7 – Holden is hosting the 5 year strategic planning meeting in the gym. 6:00-7:15

Friday, March 8 – 4th and 5th grade talent show – 2:15

Monday, March 11 – Grades K-3 Spring Concert and Art Show – Book Fair will be open for all families K-5

Tuesday, March 12-13 – Spring Book Fair Open for classrooms to shop

Thursday, March 14 – Early Release

Friday, March 15 – No School for students