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Tomorrow evening, February 23rd is our HSA movie night. The doors will open at 6:00 and the movie will begin at 6:30. Admission is free. HSA will be serving hot dogs, popcorn and drinks. Despicable Me 3 will be the featured movie.

Holden Student Council is currently doing a collection drive for the Portage County APL. They are collecting items for cats and dogs that will be donated. The last day for the collection is Monday.

Finally, I would like to remind all parents about the district wellness policy. This includes students not bringing pop to school. We have had some students bring it for lunch. We are asking the students to take it back home.

Phones at Holden

We continue to have issues with our phone service at Holden.  As of this minute (2/2/2018 at 1:29) our phones services are working.  If for any reason you call our office and you continue to get a busy signal this may indicate that our phone services are down again.  If they are you can reach our office through our back up phone number, 330-677-6109.   I apologize for the inconvenience.  

Ushering Kent State Basketball Games

Help Holden Elementary raise money for our students.  You don’t need to sell anything.  We will raise just over $8,000 for the basketball season.  This money will help to support evening family events that are provided for no cost and equipment that students will be able to use to help support their learning.   Please click on the link below to sign up for a game.  Thank you for your support.


Thank You Volunteers

Last night concluded our usher for Kent State Football.  I would like to thank the people listed below.  Without their help we wouldn’t have been able to raise over $4,000.  If you weren’t able to help with football there is still time to help with ushering basketball.  The winning classrooms for the pizza parties are Mrs. Longanecker, Mrs. Bates, Mrs. Weitzel, and Mrs. Kunkle.  There was a tie for third place.  

Many of these people volunteered for more than one game.  I would also like to thank Mindy Uhrig who organized all the whole season and was in charge.  

Adam Polster
Amanda Wade
Amy Zenner
Baojiang Jiang
Bipana Adhikari
Brad Maxwell
Bretty Tippey
Chad Frank
Chris Dunfee
Chris Rotondo
Cindy Price
David Simmons
Debbie Miller
Ed Morrow
Eliza Bruner
Eva Frank
Jason Knapp
Jenny Vodila
Jessica Dunfee
Jia Bi
Jim Soyars
Jody Maxwell
John Vodilla
Julie McKinney
Kathryn Mahon
Keith Ciolek
Kerry Reed
Lindsay Slack
Longzhi Xu
Melissa Koher
Michael Levicky
Mike Kaschak
Mindy Uhrig
Mith Reed
Naser Matar
Sam Bourdlais
Sara Ciolek
Scott Budzar
Stacia Kaschak
Theresa Morrow
Todd Packer
Trudy Diehl
Wendy Mann
Yan Yang
Ashley Fraser
Barb Vasbinder
Brianne Blatt
Christi Bates
Emmett Drugan
Janet Longanecker
Jenn Weitzel
Kelli Kunkle
Kim Metz
Lise Russell
Pat Archer
Patti Wilson
Shawn Bates
Shelley Loofboro
Susan Louis
Todd Poole

Veterans’ Assembly

On Friday, November 10th the 5th grade students at Holden Elementary honored veterans at an assembly in the afternoon.  We would like to thank all the families and veterans that attended the assembly.  Below are three videos that were submitted by our families that we were unable to watch during the assembly.  Please take time to listen to their stories.  

Harold McKinney – Grandfather of Sarah, Aaron, and Kira McKinney

Chester Kaschak – Grandfather of Tommy Kaschak

Bob Mather – Grandfather of Tommy Kaschak