Upcoming Events in August/Ushering/Adding Calendar Events to Phone

It is hard to believe summer is almost over.  I hope everyone has had a relaxing summer.  Below are the upcoming events in August.

Friday, August 16 – 4:00 Class lists will be posted in the front windows

Monday, August 19 – Supply Night/ Meet your Teacher Night – 5:00-6:30 pm.  You can bring your supplies in and meet your teachers.  You don’t need to stay the entire time.  Please visit the HSA tent out front.  Don’t forget to sign up for Parent/Teacher Conferences, Classroom Parties, and Ushering football games in your child’s classroom.

Wednesday, August 21
 – First Day of School for Grades 1-5

Friday, August 23 – Kindergarten Parent Orientation – 1:00 (Parents Only)

Monday, August 26 – First Day for Kindergarten

Most of the communication will be done through email and phone blasts home.  It is important that you update your information on Final Forms if anything changes (phone number/email/address).  

You can click on the link below to take you to the webpage that explains how to add the calendar events to your phone.  

Adding Events to Phone Calendar

We are also starting to sign up volunteers to usher the Kent State Football Games.  Remember this is how we raise money for our students.  We don’t do any other fundraisers.  The link is below.  HSA will be doing a drawing at the end of the 1st semester and again at the end of second semester.  Each time you volunteer in the classroom or event you earn a ticket for the drawing.  Ushering games will earn 5 tickets for the drawings.  Some of the prizes include Zip City Family Pass, Kent Lanes Family Pass, Movie Tickets, Gift Cards and many more exciting gifts.  There are 5 home games and we need 20 ushers per game.  

Kent State Football Ushering

2019-2020 Fundraising at Holden

Each year we are lucky  to be able to usher the Kent State Football and Basketball games.  We are able to raise around $12,000 for HSA.  This means we don’t ask families to sell items that others don’t need and we would only end up getting about 40% of the money collected.  The only thing we need from you is your time to usher games.  It is easy to do and can be explained at Supply Night or even the day of the game.  If each person did one game each year it would be a big help so the same people wouldn’t have to do multiple games.  The money raised has allowed us to provide so many opportunities for our students.  Our goal moving forward is to provide  a climbing wall in the gym.  Please click on the link below to sign up for a game or you can sign up at Supply Night.  

Kent State Ushering

October Holden Scholars of the Month

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

Cara Haynes
Declan Phelps
Claire Gilliland
Marley Holmes
Kira McKinney
Shanar  A-Dohuki
Kevin Li
Maggie Pazderak
Fatimah Abudalbouh
June Polster
Gavin Peeps
Bek Gafurbekov
Tinevimbo Chiyaka

Parent Broadcast System

Would you like to receive updates from Kent City Schools, through texts or phone calls?

Confirm/Update your contact information Parent Broadcast System.

You can sign-up for text messaging from One Call Now by texting the word “alert” to 22300, as long as your cell phone number is already in the One Call Now database.  To add your cell phone number or to check the status of your phone numbers and e-mail addresses, please go to the Self Update Portal and sign up or log in to access your information. 


One Call Now has a SELF UPDATE PORTAL for you to view and update your contact information.

Go to the One Call Now portal for Kent City Schools and click the “Sign Up” button.  The system will walk you through creating and editing your profile. When creating or editing your contact information, be aware of the “Main Contact” box.  If a low-priority message about an upcoming event goes out, it will only go to your “Main Contact” number.  High priority messages go to all numbers. You can change your “Main Contact” number to the phone where you want to receive the low priority messages.


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