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Week of September 23

I would like to thank the volunteers listed below for ushering a crowded and very warm game on Saturday.  

Staff – Mr. Casazza and Mrs. Longanecker

Parents – Michael Beach, Priscilla Simmons, David Simmons, Wynona McCaster, Chris Dunfee, Jean Myers, Clay Pickering, Lisa and Marty Gilliland, Tanisha Williams, Paul Jiang, Eliza Bruner, Baron Chambers, Trudy Dieh, Dylan Redman, Helena Jiang, and Serenity Baxter.  

Our next game to usher is Saturday, October 26.  We still need 6 more people.    Each usher will receive 5 tickets to go in to the drawing in November.  Please click on the link below if you are interesting.  There will also be a drawing after each game for a $25 gift card.  David Simmons was the lucky winner from Saturday.  Reminder that all children get into the game for free.  The drawing at the end of the season will include prizes from Kent movie theater, Kent Lanes, Sky Zone, and Kalahari.  The money raised this year will be used to help purchase a climbing wall for our gym.  

 Kent State Football Ushering

Kindness Letters

Kindness letters were given this Friday to Bijou Chambers in Mrs. Summer’s kindergarten class and Elijah Lopez in Mr. Wollam’s third grade class for being so respectful and attentive when tables needed to quiet in the lunch room for directions. In Mrs. Bates class Amanda Brind for making the substitute teacher’s day by being so on task and singing so beautifully with another student. Also in Mrs. Bates class, Sevyn Jones for helping a kindergartener who was very sad in the morning and walking him to class to make sure he was ok. Amari Cobbin in Mrs. Yeager’s class because another student tripped and fell and he helped them up. In Mrs. Longanecker’s class Brooklyn Frank for being such a HUGE help on Wednesday for live morning announcements. Keep up with the kindness!!!


Upcoming Events

Monday, September 23 – Family Walk to School Day 
Wednesday, October 2 – Fall Picture Day
Monday, October 7 – HSA Meeting 6:00 pm
Wednesday, October 9 – Vision and Hearing Screening for Grades 1,3, and 5
Thursday, October 10 – Early Release for Students 1:00
Friday, October 11 – No School for Students
Tuesday, October 15 – October 17 – Holden Book Fair
Thursday, October 17 – 7:00-7:30 Presentation on Social Media and Gaming Overuse (Book Fair will be open from 6:30-7:00 and 7:30-8:00, the presentation will be from 7:00-7:30
Friday, October 18 –  5th Grade Bike Ride
Tuesday, October 22 – 23 – 3rd Grade State Reading Test
Thursday, October 24 –  Parent Teacher Conferences 5:00-8:00
Saturday, October 26 –  Ushering for Kent State Football

Picture Day

Dear Holden Elementary School Parent(s),
Picture Day is Wednesday, Oct. 2 at Holden Elementary School.
Save time and pre-order your photographs online by clicking on the Order Online Button below. You can also download the flyer, print it out and return it to the school on Picture Day, enclosed in an envelope with your payment.

Thank you, 
Ripcho Studio

Questions? Call the studio local or toll free 216.631.0664 or 800.686.7427 ext. 1 
customerservice@ripchostudio.com    www.ripchostudio.com
 

Week of September 16

We still need more ushers for the next game on Saturday, September 21.  Each usher will receive 5 tickets to go in to the drawing in November.  Please click on the link below if you are interesting.  There will also be a drawing after each game for a $25 gift card.  Kelly Williams was the lucky winner from week 1.  Reminder that all children get into the game for free.  The drawing at the end of the season will include prizes from Kent movie theater, Kent Lanes, Sky Zone, and Kalahari.  The money raised this year will be used to help purchase a climbing wall for our gym.  

 Kent State Football Ushering

Saturday, September 21 – 1:30 Kent State Ushering
Monday, September 23 – Family Walk to School Day 
Wednesday, October 2 – Fall Picture Day
Monday, October 7 – HSA Meeting 6:00 pm
Wednesday, October 9 – Vision and Hearing Screening for Grades 1,3, and 5
Thursday, October 10 – Early Release for Students 1:00
Friday, October 11 – No School for Students
Tuesday, October 15 – October 17 – Holden Book Fair
Thursday, October 17 – 7:00-7:30 Presentation on Social Media and Gaming Overuse (Book Fair will be open from 6:30-7:00 and 7:30-8:00, the presentation will be from 7:00-7:30

Week of September 7

Today is Grandparents Day!!  To help celebrate grandparents day we are asking parents grandparents to come visit their grandchildren during their lunch period.  We ask all grandparents visiting to sign in as a visitor in our office.  

Thank you to the following parents and staff for ushering on Saturday.  Each usher will receive 5 tickets to go in to the drawing in November.  We still need more ushers for the next game on Saturday, September 21.  Please click on the link below if you are interesting.  Kent State Football Ushering

Staff – Mr. Bates, Mrs. Bates, Mrs. Longanecker, and Mr. Casazza
Parents – David Simmons, Tara Smith, Kelly Williams, Lisa Cooper, Ulrike Vorhauer(former Holden Parent),Melanie Lowe, Sam Bourdlais, Peter Dunn, Nicole Poster, Brain Gardner, Kristina Vanderink, and Lindsay Slack.  

Monday, September 9 – Kindergarten Vision and Hearing Screening
Monday, September 9 – 6:00 HSA Meeting in Library
Friday, September 13 – Children’s’ Concert Society in the morning
Saturday, September 21 – 1:30 Kent State Ushering 
Wednesday, October 2 – Fall Picture Day

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