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Week of September 30

Kindness Letters

Kindness letters were given this week to Suri Butler, Brenna Bettinger, Alohi Khan and Izzy Vitiello in Mrs. Weitzel’s 4th grade class for working so hard while there was a substitute in the room. In Ms. Louis’s class Za’Daynian Solomon for having great sportsmanship in P.E. class and helping and encouraging others. In Mrs. Weitzel’s class Brenna Bettinger for always being so polite to the safety patrol 5th graders and Aaron McKinney for helping a friend feel better in the lunchroom who had gotten hurt. Keep up with the kindness! 

Attendance Letters

I would like to remind all parents that attendance letters are mailed home after a child misses 30 hours of school and 60 hours of school without an excused reason.  The excused reasons include funerals, illness (must have a doctor’s note), medical or counseling appointments (letter from office must be sent to school), observance or celebration of a bona fide religious holiday or sent home from school for illness.  Please note that family vacations are considered an unexcused absence.  This is in accordance to House Bill 410 that was passed in December 2016.  

Student Snacks

I would like to clarify the classroom snack time.  Not every teacher offers a snack time during the school day.  If teachers do offer a time, there may be some days that they don’t get to the snack because of classroom activities or the student was busy completing work.  Students are responsible for bringing the snack from home. Not all students bring a snack.   If students select to bring in a snack we ask that the snack be a healthy choice and not candy.  

Upcoming Events

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
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)

Message from HSA

There is a lot going on at Holden this year and we’d really love for YOU to be a part of it.  Anytime you help in a classroom, assist with an event, volunteer for the book fair, or attend an HSA meeting we will enter your name in a raffle for some great prizes for you and your family!  If you help usher a football or basketball game you will earn FIVE entries.  
 
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
 
In addition to these great prizes, anytime you usher you will be entered into a raffle with the other volunteer ushers for a $25 gift card that will be given away after each game.
 
We’re off to a great start at Holden! We wouldn’t be able to do what we do without your help! Thank you!

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