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State Testing Dates

Important Test Dates for 2019

All testing will begin at 9:45. Please make sure your child gets plenty of sleep and eats breakfast in the morning.

Tuesday, April 2 – 3rd Grade ELA testing

Wednesday, April 3 – 3rd Grade ELA testing

Thursday, April 4 – 5th Grade ELA testing

Friday, April 5 – 5th Grade ELA testing

Tuesday, April 9 – 4th Grade ELA testing

Wednesday, April 10 – 4th Grade ELA testing

Thursday, April 11 – 3rd Grade Math testing

Friday, April 12 – 3rd Grade Math testing

Tuesday, April 16 – 5th Grade Math testing

Wednesday, April 17 – 5th Grade Math testing

Tuesday, April 23 – 4th Grade Math testing

Wednesday, April 24 – 4th Grade Math testing

Thursday, April 25 – 5th Grade Science testing

Friday, April 26 – 5th Grade Science testing

Week of March 11

Upcoming Events

Monday, March 11 – 6:30 – 8:00  Grades K-3 Spring Concert and Art Show – Book Fair will be open for all families K-5.  6:40-7:00 Kindergarten and 2nd grade music concert.  7:20-7:40 1st and 3rd grade music concert.

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

Wednesday, March 13 – Spring Book Fair Open for classrooms to shop

Thursday, March 14 – Early Release – Students leave at 1:00 – We will be conducting an intruder drill in the afternoon.  You may see a lot of police cars and fire trucks at Holden because of the drill.  It is important that all students are picked up on time.  

Friday, March 15 – No School for students

Tuesday, March 19 – Student Council

Friday, March 22 – Report Cards Go Home

Monday, March 25 – Spring Break Begins

Monday, April 1 – School Resumes

THANK YOU

The usher season is over.  We will be doing drawing for $50 gift cards for parents/teachers that have volunteered in classrooms, book fairs, movie night and ushering.  Your name will be entered for each time you volunteered.  

Ushers that volunteered for Friday’s basketball game against Kent State.

Staff – Mrs. Longanecker, Mrs. Will, Mr. Young, Mrs. Vasbinder, and Mr. Bates

Parents – Javed Khan, Jason Wills, Marty and Lisa Gilliland, Keith and Sara Ciolek, Mike Lowe, and  Michael Beach

March Holden Scholar of the Month – Students were selected for demonstrating the following characteristics; inquiry, risk taking, problem solving, collaborating, communicating,and questioning.

Piper Wolf
Davis Miller
Nora Levicky
Rylee Krueger
Elicia Artis
Iona Packer
Ella Chambers
Kaelyn Bruner
Emmanuel Fujamade
Savannah Vintson
Jazze Golden
Matthew Typpo
Kyra Morris

Week of March 4th

THANK YOU

I would like to thank the following 2nd graders for helping us celebrate Black History Month by sharing information on morning announcements.  This past week we celebrated Hip-Hop music.  

Nadiah Walker – LL Cool Jay
Carlusie Kazadi– Run DMC
Jenny Teasley – Jay Z
Stella Miller – Lady B
Elliott Buchanan – Angie Stone

I would also like to thank Joy Freeman and Chris Holmes for helping Holden celebrate music by providing live examples of gospel music (Joy) and African drumming(Chris).  There was a lot of dancing and celebrating on Tuesday.  

Thank you ushers from Tuesday night:

Staff – Mr. Bates, Miss Ives, Mrs. Lowe, and Mrs. Vasbinder

Parents – Marty and Lisa Gilliland, Melissa Koher, Michael Levicky, Shazia Nasir and Javed Khan

We have one game left on Friday, March 8th.  Report time is at 5:00.  It is against the University of Akron.  There may be a tournament game that Kent State would be hosting.  We will find out if we need to usher a game this weekend.  The game would take place sometime next week.  

Mobile Dentist has rescheduled the date.  Information should have been sent home with your child on Friday.  

Upcoming Events:

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.  This is being run by Kent City Schools.  

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

Friday, March 8 – 5:00 Ushering Kent State Basketball Game (we still need 1 person)

Monday, March 11 – 6:30 – 8:00  Grades K-3 Spring Concert and Art Show – Book Fair will be open for all families K-5.  6:40-7:00 Kindergarten and 2nd grade music concert.  7:20-7:40 1st and 3rd grade music concert.

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

Thursday, March 14 – Early Release – Students leave at 1:00

Friday, March 15 – No School for students

Tuesday, March 19 – Student Council

Friday, March 22 – Report Cards Go Home

Monday, March 25 – Spring Break Begins

Monday, April 1 – School Resumes

**  Students in grades 3-5 will be involved in state testing during the month of April.  A schedule for the testing period will be sent home soon.  

Last Week in February

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.  This will be the last week they will collecting change.  We thank you in advance for your  support.  

THANK YOU

I would like to thank the following 3rd graders for helping us celebrate Black History Month by sharing information on morning announcements.  This past week we celebrated Motown music.  

Maggie Pazderak – Diana Ross
Bennett Crookston – Stevie Wonder
Elsa Harder – Martha Reeves
Smokey Robinson – Mason McClure

This week will be celebrating Hip-Hop.

Upcoming Events:

Tuesday, February 26 @ 2:15 – Black History Celebrary Assembly –  We are lucky to have two Holden families that are willing to share their own special talents in music.  At our assembly students will hear Gospel music and African Drums.  Parents are welcome to join us. 

Tuesday, February 26 – Student Council 

Thursday, February 28 – Last Writers’ Club 

Friday, March 1 – Mobile Dentist will be at Holden

Saturday, March 2 – 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!! 

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

Tuesday, March 19 – Student Council

Monday, March 25 – Spring Break Begins

Monday, April 1 – School Resumes

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.  

HOLDEN SCHOLARS FOR THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY

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.  

THANK YOU

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