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Last Post of the Year

Tomorrow is the last day of the school year.  Report cards will be coming home with students unless student fees haven’t been paid or there is an outstanding library book.  We still have about 50 students with library books that need to be returned.  

5th Grade Clap Out – The 5th grades and Roosevelt graduates that attended Holden will be clapped out of the building at 3:15 tomorrow.  Parents are welcome to attend and help line the hallways for the big clap out.  

The plants that line our front entry way are free to any Holden families.  This area will have grass planted in it over the summer and the railing will be removed.  Some of the plants have been marked by teachers or families already.  

Finally, we need your help to collect supplies over summer for our TEA room (makerspace).  We will be collecting the following items in August.

Plastic water bottles and 2 liter bottles
balsa wood/ rods
different kinds of tape
Fabric
plastic sheets/table cloth
cardboard
toilet paper/paper towel rolls
pipe cleaners
pvc pipe

Any other materials that may be used to help create. 

I hope all families have a safe and relaxing summer.  Please let us know if will not be back next year.  This information is important as we accept families for open enrollment based on our numbers.  I would like to thank all the parent volunteers from this school year.  We couldn’t have done it without your help.  I would also like to thank our HSA board members for another very productive year; Stacia Kaschak, Wendy Miller, Melissa Koher, Eva Frank, Lindsay Slack, and Rebecca Harder.

Week of April 22

I hope everyone enjoyed the three day weekend.  State testing is almost over.  This is the last week for our testing.  

Celebration of Learning – This is the third year we have done our Celebration of Learning.  This is a time to celebrate what students are passionate about or what they have learned throughout the school year.  Each child is able to shine.  We hope that parents are able to join us for the celebration.  The dates are listed below.  We still need to pick a date for kindergarten but will update the calendar this week with a date.  

Holden Student Council

This month, the Holden Student Council will be accepting donations for the Portage County APL.  We would like to collect the following items, paper towels, hand sanitizer, bedding (please wash before donating), and dog or cat treats or toys.  These are the items that the APL needs the most.  If you would like to make a donation, please send them in by the end of April.  The APL is always very appreciative of our donations.  Thank you in advance for your help.  

Upcoming Events:

Monday, April 22 – Interim Reports Go Home, The Energized Guyz School Assembly @ 8:50

Tuesday, April 23 – 4th Grade Math State Test

Wednesday, April 24 – 4th Grade Math State Test

Thursday, April 25 – 5th Grade Science Test

Friday, April 26 – 5th Grade Science Test, Safety Patrol Skating Party @ 3:30

Monday, April 29 – Boy Scout Representative sharing sign up information at lunch time

Tuesday, April 30 – HSA Meeting @ 6:00 in library

Wednesday, May 1 – 6:00 5th Grade Parent Orientation at Stanton

Thursday, May 2 – 3rd Grade to Visit Kent State

Friday, May 3 – 1st Grade to visit University of Akron

Monday, May 6 – 5th Graders to visit Stanton Middle School 9:00-11:30

Wednesday, May 8 – Kent Free Library to visit classrooms about summer program

Friday, May 10 – Birdie Bags Go Home, Kindergarten field trip to Hiram College

Thursday, May 16 – 1st and 2nd Grade Celebration of Learning 9:30-10:30 (Parents are Welcome), Lions’ Award, Attendance, Music and Art Awards 2:30

Friday, May 17 – 5th Grade Bike Ride,   3rd Grade Celebration of Learning 9:30-11:00 (Parents are Welcome),  4th Grade Celebration of Learning 1:30-3:00 (Parents are Welcome)

Monday, May 20 – Field Day, Volunteer Breakfast 8:00

Tuesday, May 21 – 5th Grade Recognition and Celebration of Learning 1:30-3:00

Thursday, May 23 – Last Day for Students, 3:15 Clap Out for 5th Graders

Week of April 15

​Thank You –  I would like to thank the following students for participating in the Maker Fair at Kent State on Friday.  They did an outstanding job representing Holden.  

Bennett Crookston
​Elif Koparan
​​Ruth Simon
Jaiden Woolridge
Brooklyn Frank
Maddie Slack
Xander Bowles
Savannah Vintson
Will Rotondo
Tommy Kaschak

Holden Student Council

This month, the Holden Student Council will be accepting donations for the Portage County APL.  We would like to collect the following items, paper towels, hand sanitizer, bedding (please wash before donating), and dog or cat treats or toys.  These are the items that the APL needs the most.  If you would like to make a donation, please send them in by the end of April.  The APL is always very appreciative of our donations.  Thank you in advance for your help.  

Attendance – I know that information was sent home at the beginning of the year but I thought a reminder may be good.  The state passed a new law a few years ago outlining what schools must do regarding attendance.  Schools must send attendance letters once a child has missed 5 days of school, another when they miss 10 days and finally a meeting has to be scheduled when the child misses 12 days of school.  We do exclude days when a doctors note is provided (please send them to the office) and if we have to send them home from school because of an illness.  These are the guidelines we have been given.  If you have any questions please contact the office. 

Upcoming Events:

Tuesday, April 16 – 5th Grade Math State Test

Wednesday, April 17 – 5th Grade Math State Test, Kindergarten Registration Night 7:00-8:00pm

Thursday, April 18 -2nd Graders to visit University of Mount Union, Birdie Bags Go Home

Friday, April 19 – No School – Good Friday

Monday, April 22 – Interim Reports Go Home, The Energized Guyz School Assembly @ 8:50

Tuesday, April 23 – 4th Grade Math State Test

Wednesday, April 24 – 4th Grade Math State Test

Thursday, April 25 – 5th Grade Science Test

Friday, April 26 – 5th Grade Science Test

Monday, April 29 – Boy Scout Representative sharing sign up information at lunch time

Tuesday, April 30 – HSA Meeting @ 6:00 in library

Wednesday, May 1 – 6:00 5th Grade Parent Orientation at Stanton

Thursday, May 2 – 3rd Grade to Visit Kent State

Friday, May 3 – 1st Grade to visit University of Akron

Monday, May 6 – 5th Graders to visit Stanton Middle School 9:00-11:30

Week of April 8

Holden Scholars of the Month

I would also like to congratulate the following students for being recognized as Holden Scholars for the month of April.  Students we selected for demonstrating the following characteristics; inquiry, risk taking, problem solving, collaborating, communicating, and questioning.

Sweigart – Izzy Konnoff
Loofboro – Danya Abuzeid
Metz – Isaac Harder
Stronz – Jace Reese
Hopkins – Jenny Teasley
Kunkle – Amari Cobbin
Wollam – Bennett Crookston
Yeager – Alohi Khan
Louis – Albert Wang
Weitzel – Jaiden Woolridge
Bates – Dalia Alazzaz
Longanecker – Jerry Ali and Lindsay Wills

Holden Student Council

This month, the Holden Student Council will be accepting donations for the Portage County APL.  We would like to collect the following items, paper towels, hand sanitizer, bedding (please wash before donating), and dog or cat treats or toys.  These are the items that the APL needs the most.  If you would like to make a donation, please send them in by the end of April.  The APL is always very appreciative of our donations.  Thank you in advance for your help.  

Attendance – I know that information was sent home at the beginning of the year but I thought a reminder may be good.  The state passed a new law a few years ago outlining what schools must do regarding attendance.  Schools must send attendance letters once a child has missed 5 days of school, another when they miss 10 days and finally a meeting has to be scheduled when the child misses 12 days of school.  We do exclude days when a doctors note is provided (please send them to the office) and if we have to send them home from school because of an illness.  These are the guidelines we have been given.  If you have any questions please contact the office. 

Upcoming Events:

Monday, April 8 – Make up testing –  If your child missed any testing last week they will be pulled from class to make up the testing.

Tuesday, April 9 – 4th Grade Reading State Test

Wednesday, April 10 – 4th Grade Reading State Test

Thursday, April 11 – 3rd Grade Math State Test

Friday, April 12 – 3rd Grade Math State Test and Holden has 9 students presenting at the Kent State Maker Fair from 12-4.  It will be at the Kent State library.

Tuesday, April 16 – 5th Grade Math State Test

Wednesday, April 17 – 5th Grade Math State Test, Kindergarten Registration Night 7:00-8:00pm

Thursday, April 18 -2nd Graders to visit University of Mount Union, Birdie Bags Go Home

Friday, April 19 – No School – Good Friday

Monday, April 20 – Interim Reports Go Home, The Energized Guyz School Assembly

Parent Input Cards

Parent input cards for next school year are in the office.  You can stop by to pick one up, ask your child to come to the office to get one or ask for one to be sent home with your child.  The deadline for the parent input cards is Thursday, April 18.   The purpose of the card is to allow parents to share their thoughts about what will be best for their child’s learning environment next year.  This may include requests for being seperated from specific students.  Please do not include a specific teacher.