A Few Reminders….

1.  Acme Community Cash Back Receipts are due by January 31st.  Please send them in with your child or you can drop them off in the container located by the front door.  Box Tops for Education will need to be turned in by Spring Break.  Please send them with your child to turn in to their teacher.  These are two ways to help Holden earn extra money.  

2.  Key Maker Award – If you would like to recognize a Kent City School employee or volunteer that have made an impact in a student(s’) life, please complete the attached form.  All nominated individuals will receive a certificate.  

3.  No New Tax Bond Issue –  You can also visit the district website to view a PowerPoint for more details.  http://www.kentschools.net/

Fast facts about the “No New Tax” Bond Issue #6

  • Kent Schools “No New Tax” will NOT raise taxes for homeowners but will keep students safe and maintain our community’s investment in our schools. Issue #6 appears on the March 17, 2020 ballot.
  • Bonds issued over 20 years ago to construct Stanton Middle School and renovate Roosevelt High School and Davey Elementary are maturing. Kent Schools is taking advantage of this opportunity to make needed improvements to all of our schools at NO new cost to our taxpayers.

Week of January 13

There are 7 basketball games remaining.  We still need ushers.  Please click on the link below to sign up.  Remember the money will help purchase a climbing wall for the gym.  

Holden Scholars

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

Emmett Metz
Athena Edvon
Izzy Konoff
Yasmeen Samkari
Ean Fertig
Emma Knapp
Zion Fujamade
Carlusie Kazadi
Josh Kelley
Callaghan Knapp
Madelyn Nestor
Brianna Landon
Kane Fahl

 

THANK YOU VOLUNTEERS

Thank you to the following volunteers that helped usher the basketball games this past week.  Congratulations to Sara Ciolek and Kenny Crookston for winning the $25 gift cards this past week.

STAFF – Mr. Bates, Mrs. Russell, Mrs. Weitzel, Mr. Casazza

Parents
 – Eva and Chad Frank, RD Greenleaf, Barron Chambers, Keith and Sara Ciolek, Lisa Cooper, Amanda Ennis, Jerry Ennis, Melissa Koher, Jeremy Jones, and Kenny Crookston

Non Parents/ Staff – Rob Fisher and Justin Berthiaume

Kent State Basketball

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, January 14 –  Board Meeting at Holden 6:00 (Student presentations begin before meeting at 5:30)
​Thursday, January 16 – K-2 Students visit animal rescue presentation
Friday, January 17 – 3-5 Students visit animal rescue presentation
Monday, January 20 – No School – Martin Luther King Day
Tuesday, January 21 – Kent State Basketball (still need 5 ushers)
Wednesday, January 22 – Holden Parent Discussion Night – (“Importance of Balancing Mind, Body and Soul”
Thursday, January 23 – Yearbook Pictures Taken (classroom candids and group)
Friday, January 31 – Kent State Basketball (still need 2 ushers)
Monday, February 3 – 6:00 HSA Meeting
Tuesday, February 4 – Kent State Basketball (still need 7 ushers)
Saturday, February 15 – Kent State Basketball (still need 6 ushers)

Saturday, February 22 – Kent State Basketball (Still need 7 ushers)

Happy Holidays

I hope that everyone enjoys the next two weeks off.  Student’s first day back at school is Monday, January 6th.  

We did the ushering drawing for the family passes to Kent Movie Theater, Kent Wellness Center and Zip City.  Two of the three winners volunteered one time.  We are still looking for ushers for the rest of the basketball season.  The final drawing will be for family passes to Kalahari, Kent Lanes, and one other.  

Kent Movie Theater – Brian Gardner
Kent Wellness Center – Kim Metz
Zip City – Jason Bogovich

Please click on the link to sign up for future games.

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Kindness Letters

Kindness letters were given this week to Noah Dixon and Jake Typpo in Mrs. Weitzel’s class for helping all the students hook up their Chromebooks to the classroom printer.

In Mrs. Stronz’s class Jordan Reese for picking up a student’s breakfast he accidently knocked over and apologizing without being asked to. 

Keep up with the kindness!

Week of December 9

Holden Scholars for December 

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

Mrs. Sweigart – Emery Epps
Mrs. Summers – Jenny Zhou
Mrs. Metz – Quinton Thomas
Mrs. Stronz – Abdullah Alazzaz
Mrs. Hopkins – Isaac Harder
Mrs. Kunkle – Sophia Reed
Mrs. Loofboro – Emmani Artis
Mrs. Yeager – Trip Lowe
Ms. Louis – Omar Matar
Mrs. Weitzel – Caleb Svoboda
Mrs. Bates – Omar Elbahnasawy and Blake Phile
Mrs. Longanecker – Jason Jeffers

THANK YOU VOLUNTEERS

Thank you to the following volunteers that helped usher the basketball games this past week.  We will be selecting first semester winners from the raffle before winter break.   Winners will be notified by phone.  We are giving away family passes for bowling, movie theater and Kent State Wellness Center.  The second drawing will be a family pass to Zip City, Kalahari, and one to be named.  

Staff –  Mrs. Bates, Mr. Bates, Mr. Casazza, Miss Ives, Ms. Louis, Ms. Archer,  and Mrs. Longanecker
Parents – Melissa Koher, Mark and Jill Fankhauser, Naser Matar, RD Greenleaf, Brett Tippey, Javed Khan, James Reinhart, and Ashlee Laney

Congratulations to Naser Matar for winning the $25 gift card.  

Usherings Still Needed for Basketball.

If you are able to usher for 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 Basketball

Upcoming Event

Tuesday, December 10 – 3:20-4:20 Student Council Meeting
Wednesday, December 18 – Thursday, December 19 – Holiday Shop
Friday, December 20 – 5th Grade vs Staff Basketball Game @ 1:15/  Classroom Parties 2:15
Saturday, December 21 – 5:30 Ushering Kent State Basketball (Still need 5)

Week of December 2nd

December 3 – Womens Kent State Basketball Game – If you haven’t completed FinalForms or returned their permission slip your child will remain at school.  We are asking all students to wear blue and yellow.  

THANK YOU VOLUNTEERS

Thank you to the following volunteers that helped usher Saturday’s basketball game.  We will be selecting first semester winners from the raffle during after the December 21st game.  Winners will be notified by phone.  

Staff –  Mrs. Bates, Mrs. Russell, Mr. Bates, Mrs. Wilson, and Mrs. Longanecker
Parents – Barb Vasbinder, Lisa Cooper, Barron Chambers, and Floure Zhou

Congratulations to Lisa Cooper for winning the $25 gift card.  

Usherings Still Needed for Basketball.

If you are able to usher for 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 Basketball

Upcoming Event

Tuesday, December 3 – Whole School Field Trip – Kent State Athletics is providing us with an opportunity to see Kent State Women Basketball Game –  Free Tickets and Lunch Provided
Tuesday, December 3 – 5:30 Ushering Kent State Basketball ( Still need 6)
Saturday, December 7 – 5:30 Ushering Kent State Basketball( Still need 4)
Tuesday, December 10 – 3:20-4:20 Student Council Meeting
Wednesday, December 18 – Thursday, December 19 – Holiday Shop
Friday, December 20 – Holiday Parties 
Saturday, December 21 – 5:30 Ushering Kent State Basketball (Still need 9)

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