Free Opportunity

FYI… Open House at Holden.  On January 15th, the T.E.A. (Technology Education Area) at Holden will be open from 5:15-6:00 for families to come play with Green Screens, Makey Makey, Tinkercad (3D printing software), Sound Boards,  and Virtual Reality.  All of these materials are available to our students because of the ushering efforts over the past few years.  We have 4th/5th grade students that will be at the different stations to help out.  There will be Board Members present as well because we are hosting the Board Meeting in January at Holden.  

Please check out the free opportunity below.  

The annual Case Western Reserve University Engineering Challenges Carnival is back!


Come join us for this fun day of STEM exploration and discovery with CWRU students.

The event is FREE and open to the PUBLIC

Come and stay for however long you want!



We hope to see you there!


School Starts on Monday, January 7th

Kids arrive back to school tomorrow.  I hope everyone had a relaxing two weeks off.

I would like to thank the follow parents/staff for ushering the game on Saturday.

Mrs. Weitzel
Todd and Wendy Packer
Joe Wells
Scott Budzar
Matthew McClure
Michael Beach
Jason Slack
Kenny Crookston
Layla Alchaer
Abdulhakeem Mohammed

The January Board Meeting is at Holden Elementary on Tuesday, January 15th.  We will be allowing visitors to play in the T.E.A. room.  This means you can learn how to create sound boards, do green screen, design for 3D printing, work with circuits,and experience Virtual Reality.  Please come visit us beginning at 5:30.  

We only have 8 basketball games left to usher.  Two are going to be huge games so there will be a lot of excitement.  

Friday, January 28th they play a top 25 team – Buffalo
Friday, March 8th they play Akron 

Both of these games we will need 13 people signed up for them.  

The other 6 games we can run with 12 ushers.  

Our big goal is to raise enough money to be able to put a climbing wall in the gym for PE class.  Also top 5 classrooms earn a pizza party.  Current classroom standings for parent volunteers.  

Sweigart 7
Loofboro 14
Metz 5
Stronz 3
Hopkins 7
Kunkle 7
Wollam 8
Yeager 16
Wetizel 10
Louis 7
Bates 29
Longanecker 19

Please click on the link below to sign up for a game.  

January 8 @ 5:30 We need 5 still
January 19 @ 5:30 We need 8 still
January 22 @ 5:30 We need 8 still
January 25 @ 5:00 We need 12 still (Buffalo Game)
February 5 @ 5:30 We need 8 still
February 16 @ 5:30 We need 10 still
February 26 @ 5:30 We need 5 still
March 8 @ 5:30 We need 0 

Kent State Basketball

Happy New Year!!

I hope everyone is enjoy the holiday break.  We are still off all this week and the first day back to school is Monday, January 7.  I would also like to thank the following parents/teachers for helping out with Santa Shop and ushering basketball games.

We still need ushers for upcoming games.  There are only 9 games left in the season.  Please click on the link below to sign up for a game.  

Kent State Basketball

1/5/19 – Still need 3
1/8/19 – Still need 5
1/19/19 – Still need 8
1/22/19 – Still need 8
1/25/19 – Still need 11
2/5/19 – Still need 8
2/16/19 – Still need 10
2/26/29 – Still need 5
3/8/19 – Still need 3

Santa Shop 

Lindsay Slack 
Stacia Kaschak
Wendy Miller
Eva Frank
Julie McKinney
Sherri Kotouc
Lisa Wilson
Melissa Koher 
Wendy Packer
Tiffany McClure

December 28th Game

Mrs. Weitzel
Jim Soyars
Mrs. Longanecker
Chris Rotondo
Chad and Eva Frank
Frances Penney
Mike Mistur

December 31st Game

Nasr Elbahnasawy
Mrs. Wetizel
Lacy Bourne
Shamal Al-Dohuki
Hakeem Mohammed
Laura and Matt Typpo
Keith and Sara Ciolek
Wendy Packer-Mann
Nicole Polster
Mrs. Wilson

Week of December 10

Thank you to the following parents and teachers that helped volunteer at the Kent State Basketball game on Saturday.

Amy Zenner
Mark and Eliza Bruner
Chris Rotondo
Craig and Erica Peeps
Yan Li
Keith and Sara Ciolek
Madeline Dunaway

I would also like to thank Mrs. Pansmith and the 5th grade choir for singing the National Anthem at the beginning of the game.  They did an outstanding job.  

We still need help with ushering basketball games.  Please click on the link below if you can help out.

12/28 – Still need 2 ushers
12/31 – Still need 7 ushers
1/5 – Still need 8 ushers
1/8 – Still need 6 ushers

Kent State Basketball

Friday, December 14th – 1:00 Students gathering in the gym to watch Polar Express

Wednesday, December 19 – Holiday Shop 
–  9:30 Weitzel
– 10:00 Metz
– 10:30 Hopkins
– 11:00 Sweigart
– 12:30 Loofboro
– 1:00 Kunkle
– 1:30 Yeager
– 2:00 Bates

Thursday, December 20 – Holiday Shop
– 9:30 Wollam
– 10:00 Stronz
– 10:30 Longanecker
– 11:00 Louis

Friday, December 21 
– 9:00-10:00 5th Grade vs Staff Basketball Game
–  10:00 – 11:00 Classroom Parties 
– 1:00 Early Dismissal

Weekly Update (12/3/18)

****  Please note that we will be going outside for recess when the temperature is 20 degrees or higher (with the wind chill).  Please dress your child for the weather.  Students will NOT be allowed off the blacktop to play in the snow unless they have boots and snow pants.  This is to prevent students from sitting in wet pant or socks all afternoon and getting sick.  They can also use polyester athletic pants to go over their jeans.  

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

Yasmina Elbahnasawy
Miriam Gardner
Phoebe McClure
Declan Patterson
Hanna Elbahnasawy
Sophia Petry
Jessica Smith
Jake Typpo
Nikayla Williams
Leona Chambers
Alex Hu
Cooper Casto
Ben Omenai

I would like to thank the following parents and Holden staff for volunteering to usher the Kent State Basketball game last Saturday.

Miss Louis
Erica Peeps
Matt Pazderak
Melissa Koher
Mr. Bates
Mrs. Bates
Ahmed Aljohani
Mrs. Wilson
Mrs. Dunaway
Kimberly Ranta
Wendy Miller

Schedule for this week….

Tuesday, December 4th – HSA Meeting in library @ 6:00
Saturday, December 8th – Kent State Basketball Game (We are covered)

We still need ushers for the month of December for ushering.

Kent State Basketball

12/28 – Still need 8 ushers
12/31 – Still need 9 ushers
1/05 – Still need 8 ushers
1/08 – Still need 8 ushers

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