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Week of November 4

KINDNESS LETTERS

Kindness letters were given to Heaven Little in Mrs. Yeager’s class for giving some her points in a game to another student.

Yasmina Elbahnasawy for always being a huge help to the recess monitors.

Kiera Bourdlais in Mrs. Longanecker for helping a student clean up something they spilled.  

And also in Mrs. Kunkle’s class and Mrs. Hopkins’ class for doing such a great job on their field trip.  

Keep up with the kindness!!!

THANK YOU VOLUNTEERS

We can’t offer all the fun events for our students without the help of our volunteers.  Thank you to the following volunteers for helping out at our recent events.

Halloween Gala:
Amy Soyars
Jim Soyars
Wendy Miller
Melissa Koher
Ethan Koher – Holden Alum
Lindsay Slack
Eva Frank
Kathy and Katelyn Moisio
Jake Soyars – Holden Alum
Miss Ives
Sarah McKinney – Holden Alum

Usherings Still Needed for Football and Basketball
If you are able to usher for football or basketball please click on the link below to sign up.  Our goal is to raise enough money this year to purchase a climbing wall in the gym.  Also, congratulations to Mr. Fahl for winning the $25 gift card the last football game.  

Kent State Football
 
Kent State Basketball

Red Ribbon Week

We would like to congratulate all the students that participated in the Red Ribbon Coloring Contest and dressing up for the themes of the week.  Everyone did an amazing job.

The following students were the Coloring Contest winners.

Kindergarten: Milo Plow, Gabby Snodgrass, and Avianah Meade
First Grade:  Zoe Mistur, Daniel Ennis, and Sara Samkari
Second Grade:  Claire Gilliland, Mikayla Reagan, and Emma Knapp
Third Grade:  Roxy Konoff, Madhavi Singh, and Kayla Koher
Fourth Grade:  Maggie Pazderak, Alohi Kahn, and Rafaella Vitiello
Fifth Grade:  Liyana Walker, Ava Tinker, and Brianna Landon

Upcoming Event

Monday, November 4 – 6:00 HSA Meeting
Wednesday, November 6 – 5:30 Ushering Kent State Basketball (Still need 4 ushers)
Thursday, November 7 – 5:00-8:00 Parent/Teacher Conferences
Monday, November 11 – 2:30 Veterans’ Day Assembly
Wednesday, November 13 – 7:00 4th and 5th grade Concert and Art Show
Thursday, November 14 – 5:00 Kent State Ushering Football Game (All Good)
Tuesday, November 19 – 5:30 Ushering Kent State Basketball  (Still need 9)
Thursday, November 21 – 3:30 Ushering Kent State Basketball  (Still need 10)
Saturday, November 23 – TBD Ushering Kent State Football ( Still need 9)
Tuesday, November 26 – 8:00-3:30 Parent Teacher Conferences – Student’s Don’t have School
Wednesday, November 27-December 1 – Thanksgiving Break
Saturday, November 30 – 2:30 Ushering Kent State Basketball
Tuesday, December 3 – 5:30 Ushering Kent State Basketball
Saturday, December 7 – 5:30 Ushering Kent State Basketball

Week of October 28

Thank You Ushers – Big thank you to all that ushered because the weather was not that good.  


Staff – Mrs. Wilson and Mr. Casazza


​Parents – Amanda Ennis, Barb Vasbinder, Jeff Fahl, Jen Fahl, Jerry Ennis, Mindy Nuhfer, Wayner Nuhfer, David Simmons, Chris Dunfee, Eva Frank, Lauren Miranda, Tobin Hieronymus, Bradley Maxwell.  

Kindness Letters

Kindness letters were given to Isaac Fraley in Mrs. Weitzel’s class for helping some students pick up tiles that they had dropped. Also in Mrs. Weitzel’s class Kadence Golden for helping a student pick up things they had accidentally spilled. 

In Mrs. Louis’s class Brian Brown for taking down all the stools in Art Class so things would be ready for the class to start.

In Mrs. Summer’s class Kendall Kunkle for throwing out another student’s trash in the lunch room.  Also in Mrs. Kunkle’s class Sophia Reed for helping a student get to the nurse’s office when she wasn’t feeling well.

Keep up with the kindness!!!

Usherings Still Needed for Football and Basketball

If you are able to usher for football or basketball please click on the link below to sign up.  Our goal is to raise enough money this year to purchase a climbing wall in the gym.  

Kent State Football
 
Kent State Basketball

Red Ribbon Week

Monday, October 28 – Wear your favorite sports team attire or jersey.
Tuesday, October 29 – Wear as much read from head to toe!
Wednesday, October 30 – Wear college attire!
Thursday, October 31 – Wear neon/bright colored clothes or clothing that shines/sparkles.
Friday, November 1 – Halloween colors 

Upcoming Event

Tuesday, October 29 – 2nd Grade to visit Firehouse
Wednesday, October 30 – Thursday, October 31 – Fire Safety Assembly for Grades K,1,3 and 4
Friday, November 1 – Halloween Parade and Parties – 2:00 Start for parade
Friday, November 1 – Halloween Gala (Evening Event) 6:00 – Dance/Games/Food -Wear Costumes
Monday, November 4 – 6:00 HSA Meeting
Wednesday, November 6 – 5:30 Ushering Kent State Basketball
Monday, November 11 – 2:30 Veterans’ Day Assembly
Wednesday, November 13 – 7:00 4th and 5th grade Concert and Art Show
Thursday, November 14 – 5:00 Kent State Ushering Football Game
Tuesday, November 19 – 5:30 Ushering Kent State Basketball
Thursday, November 21 – 3:30 Ushering Kent State Basketball
Saturday, November 23 – TBD Ushering Kent State Football
Saturday, November 30 – 2:30 Ushering Kent State Basketball
Tuesday, December 3 – 5:30 Ushering Kent State Basketball
Saturday, December 7 – 5:30 Ushering Kent State Basketball

Week of October 21

Holden Scholars

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

Clara Costello
William Tinkler
Bryce Epps
Riley Bourne
Declan Patterson
Cameron Walker-Petrella
Jenny Teasley
Elicia Artis
Elsa Harder
Brenna Bettinger
Maddy Slack
Brooklyn Frank

Kindness Letters

Kindness letters were given to Devan Beach in Mrs. Weitzel’s class for giving up his seat to a student so they would be more comfortable the whole week.

In Mrs. Longanecker’s class Aaron McKinney for asking his teacher if a student was okay and helping Ms. Ives with the green screen. 

In Mrs. Bates class, Lily Hill for writing her a very thoughtful note to brighten her day. 

All of Mrs. Sweigart’s class for being so helpful and kind to a classmate who was upset. 

And De’Cario Steward in Mrs. Stronz’s class for complimenting a student on a job well done. 

Keep up with the kindness!!!

Usherings Still Needed for Football and Basketball

If you are able to usher for football or basketball please click on the link below to sign up.  Our goal is to raise enough money this year to purchase a climbing wall in the gym.  We still need 6 ushers for this Saturday.

Kent State Football
 
Kent State Basketball

Upcoming Event

Tuesday, October 23 – 24 – 3rd Grade State Reading Test
Thursday, October 24 –  Parent Teacher Conferences 5:00-8:00
Saturday, October 26 –  Ushering for Kent State Football
Tuesday, October 29 – 2nd Grade to visit Firehouse
Wednesday, October 30 – Thursday, October 31 – Fire Safety Assembly for Grades K,1,3 and 4
Friday, November 1 – Halloween Parade and Parties – 2:00 Start for parade
Friday, November 1 – Halloween Gala (Evening Event)
Monday, November 4 – 6:00 HSA Meeting
Wednesday, November 6 – 5:30 Ushering Kent State Basketball
Monday, November 11 – 2:30 Veterans’ Day Assembly
Wednesday, November 13 – 7:00 4th and 5th grade Concert and Art Show
Thursday, November 14 – 5:00 Kent State Ushering Football Game
Tuesday, November 19 – 5:30 Ushering Kent State Basketball

Just a reminder……

Visitor Procedures We welcome parents and family members to be involved with their child’s school experience.  All parents are welcome to attend classroom parties, enjoy lunch or recess together, or come read to the classroom.  

In today’s world, this can make school security and safety very challenging. Therefore I want to outline our procedures for attending these events.  For classroom parties, we will have tables at the front doors for you to sign in and use a sticker to show you have signed in. During all other times, you will sign in at the office and take a visitors badge to wear before going to a classroom, playground, or lunchroom, for any reason.  The badge can be returned when you sign out. If you are picking your child up early we are asking you to remain in the office or lobby until your child comes down to you. Please do not go to your child’s classroom.  

Finally, we will not be allowing parents to go to the classroom or child’s locker between 8:25-8:40 and 3:00-3:20.  These are the two busiest times of the day and teachers are not able to give parents the attention that may be needed.  Please email teachers with any information that they may need to know for the day, call and leave a voicemail or leave a message with the office staff.  I know that this may seem like an inconvenience but please understand that we are trying to balance keeping the school a safe place but also one that is welcoming.

Ushers Needed

We have another football game coming on October 26th.  We still need ushers.  There are only 3 footballs game left.  Basketball season is starting at the beginning of November.  Again, each usher will get 5 tickets toward the drawing in December.  There will be 6 basketball games before the first drawing. 

Prizes include:
– a one-night stay at Kalahari complete with family water park passes
– a family pack of tickets to Zip City
– family bowling at Kent Lanes
– a family pack of passes to the Kent State Rec Center
– movie passes to Kent Plaza Theater

Kent State Basketball Ushering

Kent State Football Ushering 

Book Fair and Social Media/Gaming Overuse

Social Media and Video Game Overuse

Presentation

Book Fair opens at 6:30pm and closes for presentation then reopens till 8pm.

Where: Holden Elementary

When: October 17th 7-7:30pm 

Open discussion on what we are seeing at the elementary level in regards to overuse of video gaming and social media.