Friday, December 18, 2015

Helping our Community

Down in the Kindergarten hallway, we have been learning about needs and wants! We read books, made lists, and watched some video clips to help us learn the difference between things we really need, and things we want.

In Mrs. Foshee's classroom, the students found a problem in our world! After reading some picture books (A Chair For My Mother and Jam and Jelly), we discovered that not all boys and girls in our community have what they want or need. We decided as Holly Grove Hedgehogs we needed to solve this problem! We came up with different ideas: donating money, food, clothing, toys for the holidays and we voted on our favorite: food! Within our classroom the students made advertisements to take home to their families to explain this need.

Over just a week and a half, our students brought in over 10 bags and boxes full of food for the Holly Springs Food Cupboard! Here are a couple of pictures of our donations ~ and a special guest who showed up when we loaded a car full of food!

Way to go, Mrs. Foshee's Kindergarten class! Thanks for being helpful citizens in our community.


Sunday, December 13, 2015

Girls on the Run Complete 5K

The 24-lesson Girls on the Run curriculum combines training for a 5K (3.1 miles) running event with lessons that inspire girls to become independent thinkers, enhance their problem solving skills and make healthy decisions.

We have 2 teams ~ (Team 1 - coached by West, Harris, Holmes, and Foshee/Team 2 - coached by Bailey, Huber, and McLamb) meeting twice a week, we teach life skills through dynamic, conversation-based lessons and running games. The 24-lesson curriculum includes three parts: understanding ourselves, valuing relationships and teamwork and understanding how we connect with and shape the world at large.

Running is used to inspire and motivate girls, encourage lifelong health and fitness, and build confidence through accomplishment. At each season's conclusion, the girls and their running buddies complete a 5k running event.  Our 5K was called the Reindeer Romp that took place on Saturday on Meridith's campus. Completing a 5k gives the girls a tangible sense of achievement as well as a framework for setting and achieving life goals. The result—making the seemingly impossible, possible and teaching girls that they can.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

5th Grade Biography Projects

Mrs. Schaefer's class had an awesome time with their second quarter book project. They started out by using the library resources and meeting with Ms. Adams to learn about biographies and picking leaders from the Revolutionary War.  They then read multiple texts, books and online articles to research their leader. Next they created a timeline and one other digital product (Biocube or Trading Card) using the Read Write Think Interactive. Finally, the students dressed as their subject and presented to the class! It was great! 


Friday, December 4, 2015

Spider Stories

Mrs. Woosley's second grade class read nonfiction texts about spiders and talked about topic and main ideas of the paragraphs within the text.  Then the students had to compare the stories by looking at  the details in the stories.  They took the details they learned and had to write an informational text about spiders, writing as though they were the spider and telling all about themselves.  After writing the stories, students used the Write About This app to publish their work.  They typed the stories, drew a picture of themselves as a spider and added the picture to the text.  After that, they recorded themselves reading their stories.




Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Third Grade Book Clubs

Our Third Grade class was placed into five different reading groups. After intense activities and group discussions, students were paired up with another book club to compare and contrast all aspects of their texts! You should have heard the discussions!


Monday, November 23, 2015

Student Council Collects 780 lbs. of Food!

We would like to thank our parents and students for your donations during our Holly Springs Food Cupboard donation drive. Through your generosity, we collected 780 pounds, a record amount,
to give to the HSFC.  We appreciate your support in helping us to serve our community!

On behalf of the Student Council reps, we wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Pumpkin Diagrams

Ms. West's kindergarten students are learning about the text features of non-fiction. Recently they began exploring how authors use these features to further support readers' understanding of a topic.  They learned that authors will use diagrams to show what the inside of something looks like.  The students then created their own diagram of the inside of a pumpkin as well as an example of what the inside of a real pumpkin would look like.  (They used hair gel to give it that "slimy" look).  =)


Turkeys in Disguise


Kindergarten students recently disguised some turkeys to save them from becoming Thanksgiving dinner.  The students were very creative in their designs and stories about how their turkey managed to escape.


Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Volunteers Needed for Career Day!

Calling Volunteers! - Career Awareness Presentations at Holly Grove
The school counseling team is working with 4th and 5th grade teachers to help develop early career awareness in our students. We need enthusiastic and energetic parent and community volunteers who are willing to present information about their careers and help our students make a connection between their learning today and their career path of tomorrow.
Presentations can include PowerPoint presentations, visuals, demonstrations, or the use of other hands on materials. Presentations will last 15-20 minutes and be presented 4 times so each participating class can get the information.
We need presenters who are available at one or multiple of the following dates/times:
Tuesday, January 12th from 11AM – 1PM (4th Grade)
Friday, January 15th from 9:15 – 11:15AM (5th Grade)
Thursday, February 11th from 11AM – 1PM (4th Grade)
Friday, February 12th from 9:15 – 11:15AM (5th Grade)
Please sign up through this Career Presenter link.  After doing so, you will be contacted by one of the counselors to discuss details. You can also contact one of the school counselors, Mike Przybowski (mprzybowski@wcpss.net)  or Laura Bodek (lbodek@wcpss.net)  if interested or for more information. You may also call us at 919-577-1700.

We need all RSVP’s by Friday, December 11th.

Friday, October 23, 2015

Holly Grove Recognized as Exemplar School for PBIS

State Recognizes Wake County Schools for Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports

The NC Department of Public Instruction recently honored select Wake County schools for implementation of Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS). PBIS strives to build favorable school climate and increase academic learning time. PBIS is a nationally recognized research-based best practice designated by the U.S. Department of Education as one of the “Ideas that Work”. A responsibility of school-based PBIS Teams is to empower adults within a school with the skills needed to improve overall classroom and school climate to achieve higher academic performance for all students. Implementation is supported by Intervention Services/Student Support Services.

Monday, September 28, 2015

A Day In The Life

Last week Mrs. A Clark's class concluded their Science Unit on Organisms. During this time they studied the habitats of freshwater plants and animals, as well as woodland plants and animals. As a class they discussed all of the essential vocabulary for all of the animals and plants. Then students pretended to be that animal by writing a diary entry about what it would be like to that animal. They included essential vocabulary and interesting facts! When they were finished with their writing, they created a Chatterpix of themselves as the animal. The students all worked very hard and were so excited to see the finished project! :)  






Important School Lunch Deadline

Important Reminder

FREE AND REDUCED-PRICE MEALS

We want to make sure all qualified families are enrolled for free and reduced-price meals. The application for meal benefits must be completed annually. If your family qualifies and you have not completed an application for the 2015-16 school year, we ask that you complete an application now.
For families who qualified for the 2014-15 school year, we have continued to provide school lunches for students this school year. On October 7th any student without an approved application for 2015-16 will be expected to pay full price for breakfast and lunch.  
Application forms are available at all school sites. You can get information on the Meal Benefits Program online at http://www.wcpss.net/Page/1849 or talk with your school. You can reapply at any time throughout the school year.
WCPSS CHILD NUTRITION SERVICES


The U.S Department of Agriculture prohibits discrimination  against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.) If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found athttp://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at program.intake@usda.gov. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Monday, September 21, 2015

Salvation Army "Coats for Children" Giveaway

Fall & Winter Are Coming...Need a Coat?

Salvation Army "Coats for Children" Giveaway

November 21st, 10-12 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
6528 Johnson Pond Rd., Fuquay-Varina

Parents must bring Proof of Address in Wake County, Photo ID, and Birth Certificates for all children needing coats.

Friday, September 18, 2015

4th Grade Homework Excuses

Ms. Tingelstad's 4th grade students read the book The Greatest Homework Excuse Book Ever.  A book written and illustrated by 4th grade students from Sycolin Creek  Elementary School in Leesburg, VA.  Mrs. T's students then got creative and brainstormed their own original homework excuses and used the iPad app PixNTell to create a short movie.  Check out some of their excuses below.


Monday, September 14, 2015

Science becomes Edible







To further their investigations of woodland habitats, Mrs. Harris' 1st grade class got their hands dirty by creating an edible woodland. The students used their observations of woodland plants to help them turn everyday snack items into sand, soil, seeds, and moss. 


Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Laps for Holly Grove

Laps for Holly Grove is fast approaching and we are in need of volunteers to help make this an awesome day for our students.

Laps for Holly Grove Tracks 1 & 3 is scheduled for Friday, October 9th from 9:30-3:30pm


Tracks 2 & 4 is scheduled for Friday, October 30th from 9:30-3:30pm



When signing up please be sure you are signing up on the correct date.

Volunteers you will receive your assignment the week of the event. Please be on the lookout for the sign up for lunch. Will be offering 2 slices of pizza (cheese or pepperoni) drink and dessert for $5.00. If you are interested please send in your order and money attention Tracy Edick to the PTA basket no later then Wednesday, October 7th Tracks 1 & 3 

Friday, August 21, 2015

Holly Grove 3rd Grader Collecting Gently Used Books to Benefit WakeMed


Emersyn Davis, a third grade student at Holly Grove, has chosen to organize a new and gently used book collection to benefit WakeMed Children's Emergency Department as her service project for third grade.

Emersyn has already started collecting books. She has placed collection boxes in the first and second floors of the school building and will be collecting until September 10.  If you have any gently used books please send them to school with your child for donations.

Emersyn said that she wanted to do her third grade service project to help kids like herself when they go to the hospital.  

Ed Keating, nurse manager for the WakeMed Children's Emergency Department said that his nursing staff and the child life specialists working in the department pass out books to their patients and their siblings as a way to help alleviate the boredom associated with a trip to the emergency department. Books can offer comfort and be a distraction.  He said that the department always has a need for book donations.

Dining 4 HGES Technology at Zaxby's!

ZAXBY'S®
SUPPORTS
HOLLY GROVE
ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

We are hosting "Dining 4 Technology" Tuesday, August 25, from
5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. as our fundraiser night at Zaxby's! 

Come to Zaxby's and help raise money for the Holly Grove Elementary School
PTA just by eating delicious Zaxby's chicken!
20% of total sales during fundraiser night will go toward purchasing items for technology by the PTA.

Hope to see you here!

AT THIS LOCATION ONLY:
101 Grand Hill Pl. * Holly Springs * 919.762.0432

Monday, August 10, 2015

Students Use iPads to Solve and Share Math Problems




Students in 5th grade, track 1 used the ScreenChomp app to show others how to solve multiplication and division word problems. After recording their videos, the students watched other groups' videos and gave each other feedback.

Did they check their work? 
Did they use math vocabulary? 
Did they solve the problem correctly? If not, what mistakes did they make? 

Being able to justify their solutions is stretching their math brains, and they are enjoying the challenge!




Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Help Holly Grove By Using Your Target Card, Harris Teeter VIC or Saving Box Tops



No Frills Fundraising at Holly Grove Elementary


Help us reach our goals and continue to provide great programs for our school!!

Last year we earned over $2,000 thanks to 93 people who used their Target Debit, Target Credit or Target Visa and had them linked to Holly Grove Elementary!

Do you currently have a Target Visa or Target Debit Card?
Go to www.target.com. Find & select RedCards located at the very top. Towards the middle of the page, click on “Take Charge of Education”. Then click on the tab to enroll and designate our school. Extended family members and friends can link their cards too.

NO NEED TO BE RE-LINKED IF IT WAS LINKED LAST YEAR. We earned over $1,000 for our school last year through Target’s program.



No Frills Fundraising Collection Boxes and Contests

Each classroom has a cereal box posted near the classroom door for the collection of Box Tops for Education, Labels for Education and Tyson A+ Rewards.

Classroom Contests and Collection Sheet Contest- Classroom Contests in July, August, November, December, March, April and June to see which classes can bring in the most items! (Box Tops, Labels for Education, and Tyson Rewards). Collection Contests in September, October, January, February and May that will include drawings for prizes for students who complete a Box Tops for Education Collection Sheet.

Box Tops for Education are worth 10 cents each. Last year we brought in over $5,000 in Box Tops for Education!

Labels for Education are worth points towards educational materials. Last year we brought in over 40,000 points!

Tyson A+ Rewards are worth 24 cents each!


HARRIS TEETER VIC- Together in Education Program

Last year we earned over $2,500 thanks to Harris Teeter VIC’s Together in Education Program. All you have to do is link your Harris Teeter VIC card. Grandparents, neighbors, future HGES families can all link their cards too. Please fill out the information below and send it in with your child, so we can link your card. You can also visit the Harris Teeter website and link your VIC. (AFTER AUGUST 1st.)

Visit www.harristeeter.com to link your card after August 1st or fill in the information below and return it to your child’s teacher. A volunteer will link your VIC card. Please list all the numbers on your card in order.

Name on Account: ________________________ Phone:____________________________

Teacher: ___________________________ (in case we have a question)

VIC Card Number (all digits):________________________________

HARRIS TEETER VIC CARDS MUST BE RE-LINKED EACH YEAR AFTER AUGUST 1st.

Monday, July 20, 2015

Congratulations to Mr. P!




Our very own Mr. P has received the honor of being chosen Wake County Public School System counselor of the year!

This is well deserved--we all know how awesome Mr. P. is.  CONGRATS!


Thursday, July 16, 2015

Sign Up for the Family Picnic (Tracks 1 & 2)

Welcome Back to School 2015-2016 Kick-Off
Hedgehog Potluck Picnic

Tracks 1 & 2—Thursday, JULY 30th from 6-8 PM

A NIGHT OF FREE FAMILY FUN!
MUSIC, Mingling, and a POTLUCK PICNIC DINNER!

The HGES PTA will provide hot dogs, buns, condiments;
Italian ice; and plates, napkins, & utensils!
**Please bring a picnic blanket and your own beverages**

New this year—please RSVP using this Evite link http://evite.me/SWpwCsCZQN

When you click on the Evite link, you will be able to click Yes, Maybe, or No. The picture below shows the information that will pop up. We need the following information from every family by Friday, July 24th.

Monday, June 29, 2015

First Grade Reader's Theatre

Our first grade classes completed a very exciting unit on reader's theatre.  It was certainly a group effort between the teachers, teacher assistants, Ms. Starkey and Mrs. Adams and we had so much fun!  The students participated in acting and improvisation games, learned about blocking, stage directions, costumes, character development and the differences between reader's theatre and traditional theatre.

Each class ended the unit with a performance and they were all FANTASTIC.  Here's one of the plays, "Wimberly Worried",  from Mrs. Aclin's class just to share an example.





Friday, June 26, 2015

Holly Grove Battle of the Books


The 4th and 5th grade students have been working hard all year for the 3rd annual Holly Grove Elementary School Battle of the Books competition.  Throughout the year the students had to read and become experts on 18 chapter books from a wide range of genres including titles like Candymakers, Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library and Kenny and the Dragon.  Team Quilbert (Aidan, Ben, Lawson, McKenna, Emily, Rou Pey, Devin and Kaitltn) came in first place but all of the students are winners!




Thursday, June 11, 2015

Phases of the Moon

Second grade students worked with Mrs. Adams and Ms. Starkey to complete a project on the phases of the moon.  Students learned about the 8 phases through a variety of sources.  They then created a PixNTell to show what they learned about each phase.  Check out the example below.


Monday, June 8, 2015

OSMO - Encourage collaborative problem solving and bring social learning to the classroom.




What is OSMO? Osmo is a unique gaming accessory for the iPad that comes with games and will change the way your child plays. iPads are the center of attention, and kids can now bring their friends for the fun! Encourage collaborative problem solving and bring social learning to the classroom.

OSMO has an opportunity for schools. If you purchase an OSMO you can donate a second to the classroom of your choice for free.

If you are interested in donating please donate the OSMO to our media center so it can be checked out by all teachers.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

5th Grade Graduation for Track 1

Track 1 fifth graders successfully graduated on Tuesday.  Emotionally proud parents clapped as each student walked across the stage to receive their certificate from Ms. Knezevic. Noor Bejjani and Justice Dees represented their homeroom and delivered thoughtful and inspirational speeches.  In addition, there was an iMovie slideshow reliving the year's exciting events and baby pictures paired with current photos. The slideshow was created by several students: Riya Sighn, Noor Bejjani, Kayleen Favreau, and Eve Savoldi. The ceremony concluded with refreshments and hugs.






Saturday, May 30, 2015

Please Participate in our Parent Survey

Please take a few moments to let us know how we are doing at HGES.  We appreciate all our parents and want to make sure that your experience here is a positive one.

Click the link below for the survey.  Thank you!

Parent Survey

Social Studies Gets Real

To conclude their Civil War unit, Ms. Schaefer's class researched information about a prominent figure of that time period.  

They used the iPad app, PhotoSpeak to show what they learned.  After creating their important person, they then traveled around the room in a gallery walk to view other projects. The assignment is located here (scroll to the bottom of the page).

Watch the video to see the students participating in the gallery walk.  Click here to see some of the individual student projects--they are cool!



Friday, May 15, 2015

HGES Cafeteria Receives 100% Inspection Rating

Cafeteria manager Joy Brumbelow and Josephine Dela Cruz proudly hold the recognition that our cafeteria is at 100%.

The health inspector's focus is on food temperatures, procedures and cleanliness.

Only the best for our students!


Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Fourth Graders Are Earning Their Belts in Recorder Karate

As part of the 4th grade music curriculum students learn to play the soprano recorder. At Holly Grove we do a program called "Recorder Karate" where students earn their recorder karate belts by playing a song individually for Ms. Morel. If they play with very few mistakes they get a colorful “belt” for their recorder and get to sign their name to a poster outside the music room. You can stop by the music room to see how many students become recorder masters by earning all 9 belts and getting to the most advanced level – black belt! Come to the Recorder Showcase to hear some of the songs the 4th grade students have been working on in class!


4th Grade Recorder Showcase:

May 12, 6:30pm - 4th Grade Recorder Showcase (Tr 2&4)

May 19, 6:30pm - 4th Grade Recorder Showcase at Open Forum PTA Meeting (Tr 1&3)

Both performances will be in the multipurpose room. Refreshments are generously being provided by the PTA!

Monday, May 4, 2015

Changes to Morning Carpool Routines Starting Monday

Holly Grove Elementary School Car-pool Parents-

To help alleviate traffic back-ups on Avent Ferry Rd. we will begin a new traffic pattern on Monday , May 4th. Car-poolers that come east down Avent Ferry Rd. (Holly Glen, Braxton, Holly Point, etc.) will turn right on Cass Holt Rd. and drop their children off in the bus loop. Families coming from Cass Holt Rd. will also drop off in the bus loop. The bus loop will be open from 8:55 to 9:15. Please do not come before 8:55 as most of the buses drop off between 8:45 and 8:55. After 9:15 the child will be tardy so drop them in the front so that they can sign in.

When dropping your child off please pull up as far as you can towards the elementary school so that multiple students can be unloaded at a time. Also, please make sure that your child is ready to get out of the car.

We will be doing this for two weeks and assessing its effectiveness. At that point we will determine if this will be a permanent change.

This is for AM car-pool only. PM carpool will all be in the front of the building. Please understand if you are behind a bus in line at no point are you to pass it while the stop sign is out.

Stop Hunger Now

Last week 5th grade track 1 students completed their on-going Stop Hunger Now project.  Students spent 2 hours packaging vegetables and rice into bags to be sent to countries in need.  Each Stop Hunger Now meal only costs $0.29 to prepare.  Students set a goal of raising $2900 and wrote letters to local businesses to solicit donations.  They successfully raised $2,443.00 and were able to provide 9,000 meals!


Friday, May 1, 2015

We Need You! Please volunteer to proctor for EOG testing!


We are in need of Parent Volunteers to serve as Proctors for End-of-Grade Testing (EOG)


Proctor's Responsibility:

Your main responsibility as a proctor is to monitor the students during the testing session.  It is very important they work in the correct section, are bubbling correctly, and the security of the test is maintained.  Proctors are the "silent monitors" who will alert the test administrator (the teacher) of anything that deviates from the testing procedures.


Requirements:
In order to serve as a Proctor, you must be a registered and approved WCPSS Volunteer and you must attend one of the Proctor Training Sessions.
Ideally, we would like to use Parent Volunteers who are available to help all three days, but would appreciate any time you have available.  Proctors would need to be signed in and at their testing locations no later than 9:00am each day, and testing should be completed by 12:30pm each day.

Training Dates
EOG Testing Dates
You only need to attend one of these  trainings
Track 1
Tracks 2, 3 and 4
May 12th 7:45-8:30 AM
May 19th--ELA
June 12th--Science
May 12th 1:30-2:15 PM
May 20th--Math
June 16th--ELA
May 13th 4:15-5:00 PM
May 21st--Science
June 17th--Math
June 8th 1:30-2:15 PM
May 26th--Make-Ups
June 18th--Make-Ups
June 9th 7:45-8:30 AM
May 27th--Make-Ups
June 19th--Make-Ups
**Please Email Mrs. McKinnon if these dates do not work for you** jmckinnon@wcpss.net



If you would like to volunteer as an EOG Proctor, please click on the SignUp Genius below and complete the sign up!


Monday, April 27, 2015

History Comes Alive in Social Studies

Track 1, 5th grade Social Studies classes have been travelling back in time to learn about Westward Expansion and the Civil War. Students did research to learn about what life was like during the Westward Expansion and then used the information they found to inspire the writing of historical fiction narratives in poem and diary format.



Students also learned about the Civil War. They used a research foldable and created a graphic organizer to keep track of main ideas and events from the text as they read and discussed historical events during this time. They the created an timeline that allowed them to synthesize what they learned in an online thinking map illustrating the causes and main events of the American Civil War. After creating the timeline they answered an essential SS unit question: How have key events in American history helped to shape and create the country that we live in today?



Students are also studying the novel Bull Run by Paul Fleischman. 

Summary from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bull_Run_%28novel%29 : "The novel is a collection of monologues by sixteen fictional characters and one real one, eight Northern and eight Southern, black and white, male and female, describing their personal experiences in the First Battle of Bull Run of the American Civil War in 1861. Issues such as race, gender, and economic, social, and regional tensions are depicted throughout the novel. This book gives a clear vision of what went on in the civil war from medical tents to bodies on the battlefield."

Monday, April 20, 2015

Congrats to Battle of the Books & Science Olympiad Students!


Congratulations to our Battle of the Books team and awesome coaches!

For the 2nd year in a row Holly grove participated in the county level Battle of the Books. 12 students were selected to be on the team from the over 30 students participating at the school level.

Students are required to read 18 books that have been picked by the NCSLMA (North Carolina School Library Media Association). That is no easy task!! As they are reading the students met once a month to practice answering questions about the various books. Questions are very detailed and require students to pay very close attention to minor details as they are reading.

On April 11th our team of 12 attended the county battle at York Elementary. The students arrived feeling very prepared and hopeful to place higher than last year. A total of 5 schools participated in the battle and each school competed against the other schools once in order to determine a winner. Each round consisted of 12 questions. Holly Grove won all four of their rounds and came out the overall winner!! We are so proud of our team and the hard work they put in to prepare for the battle.

Team members:  Alex F., Kenyen G., Emily E., Elias C., Logan R., Lauren R., Samantha A., Amanda K., Jacob W., Rou-Pey L., Lawson B, and McKenna H.

We will also be having a school battle at the end of the year for all of the Battle of the Books team members that participated this year. 

    


Congratulations to our fantastic Science Olympiad teams and our terrific coaches.

Over all 2nd Place Trophy Winners

1st Place in Backyard Biologist
                 Ecology Expert
                 STEM Design Challenge
2nd Place    Describe It Build It
                 Chew the Fat
                 Pasta Tower
                 Science Password
3rd Place     First In Flight
4th Place     3,2,1, Blast Off!
                 Data Crunchers
                 Super Sleuths
                 Weather Permitting
                 Sky Quest
5th Place     Rock Star
                 Fast Facts
                 Planet Protectors


Monday, April 13, 2015

Donations Needed to Honor Fallen Soldier

The Memorial Day committee is hard at work planning this year's May 22nd event. The program will be honoring a graduating 5th grader's father who was killed in action in Iraq. The school will be purchasing a remembrance wristband for every student, staff member, and program participants. We would appreciate any donations. Please click on the following link: WristbandFundraiser Also, please do not forget to complete the form to honor your military family member. This form can be accessed via the Holly Grove Elementary homepage.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

School House Rock Rocked the House!

Music students, under the direction of Ms. Morel, performed selections from everyone's favorite educational cartoons, School House Rock!  Songs included:  The Preamble, Three is a Magic Number, Interplanet Janet and Interjections!

Tracks 1 & 2 performed on February 12 and tracks 3 & 4 performed on March 19.


Second Grade Shape Assessments

Ms. Woosley's second grade students found a unique way to learn geometric vocabulary. They were given an assessment that was essentially a set of riddles.  Students had to figure out what shape was being identified in the riddle based on the specific vocabulary used.  They then had to find that shape somewhere in the classroom.  The student's then used the iPads and an app called PixnTell to take a picture of the shape and record themselves describing the shape using relevant vocabulary words.  The kids did a great job with it and it made learning fun!

Here is an example of a completed project.




Monday, March 23, 2015

Donate Money to Your School When You Purchase Your License Plate

www.schoolsafetyprogram.org

School Safety Program Specialized License Plate

license plate
SSP Specialized Logo Plate
Purchase your official NCDMV-issued School Safety Program License Plate by March 20th, 2015 and help fund important initiatives like the SSP Anti-Bullying Campaign, and help supply North Carolina schools with safety-related materials, supplies and educational programs.

Designate $10.00 of your purchase to the school of your choice on the memo line of your check or money order!  Click the link below to download your application today!

EXCITING NEWS!!!
Xpress Auto Center has partnered with School Safety Program to help keep our kids safe in school and on the road!  As a thank you for helping our local schools, Xpress Auto Center will offer supporters a 15% discount on oil changes.   Every time you come in with a School Safety Program license plate, you will receive the discount!  
Xpress Auto Center
731 S. New Hope Rd.
Raleigh, NC 27610
APPLICATION FOR AN EAGLE SCOUT LICENSE PLATE