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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

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