Tuesday, August 23, 2016

We are Kindergarten Leaders!

Down in Kindergarten, Track 3 has been learning about how to be a LEADER in our school! We have learned that leaders always have other people watching them and copying them. That is why it is so important they always make proactive choices and do the right thing!

We read "No David!" and "David Goes to School" to learn some non-examples of being a leader. Then, we discussed how we can help David turn his choices around and be a leader for his classmates. Lastly, we each decided how WE are a leader at our school, and we drew and labeled a picture about the good choice we plan to make!

We worked really hard to apply what we've learned in Letterland to our writing!

Watch us this year as we lead the school and help each other to make great choices throughout the day!

Monday, August 15, 2016

PTA Reflections Program

This year’s theme is “What Is Your Story?”.   There are six categories to compete in: dance choreography, film/video production, literature, music, photography, and visual arts (including 3D entries). You can enter in more than one category.

Download the “Intent to Enter” form at the link below and fill it out. Have your child give the form to his/her teacher.  

Intent to enter forms are due by September 1st for Tracks 1, 3, and 4, and by September 16th for Track 2. BUT DO NOT WAIT TO BEGIN YOUR ART PIECE!  

The “Intent to Enter” form is strictly for admin purposes only.  You can begin your art piece right away by going to the Reflections website at http://www.wakepta.org/reflections.html to see rules for each category and for entry forms.  

For questions or information, contact Kristen McKenna, Reflections Chair at Holly Grove Elementary, via muttlab@embarqmail.com.

Thursday, August 4, 2016

AIG Nomination and Testing

AIG Nomination and Testing ~ Fall 2016

The AIG nomination window is open for 4th and 5th Graders. 
Testing during the Fall is for 5th graders only. Testing for both 4th and 5th graders will take place during the Spring.
Testing Dates: (Testing will take place on five consecutive days between the two dates listed below) 

Track 1: August 22nd - September 2nd
Track 2: September 19th - September 30th
Tracks 3 & 4: September 12th - September 23rd.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Science Olympiad

Does your child love science, do they love to explore and ask questions?  Is your child in the 4th or 5th grade?

Consider applying for the 
Holly Grove Varsity Science Olympiad Team!

Follow the link below for more information:

Volunteer Registration 16-17

Want to volunteer or renew your volunteer status?
Reactivation for Continuing Volunteers:
·         All continuing volunteers approved for the 2016-2017 school year MUST reactivate as a volunteer no later than 4:00pm on October 31, 2016.  Volunteers may go to any WCPSS site and register through the INTRANET.  Current volunteers, who provide a valid email address, will receive an email 15 days and 30 days prior to the expiration of their volunteer stratus reminding them to reactivate.
·         After October 31, 2016, individuals previously approved may not volunteer without a new criminal background check.
New Volunteers for 2016-2017:
·         Any new volunteer applicants must register and have an approved criminal record check prior to engaging in volunteer work.  Applicants may register at any WCPSS school.
·         Applicants will be notified by email once their application has been approved or approved to drive.  Applicants who are not approved will receive notice from Employee Relations.

Meet the new Media Specialist!

Hello all HGES Hedgehogs!!! My name is Susan McGannon and I am the new Media Specialist here at Holly Grove Elementary. I am so excited to join you all here at HGES. I have just recently relocated to North Carolina from Connecticut where I was a Media Specialist in an elementary school for 12 years. I have an undergraduate degree in Business and Marketing, a Masters Degree in Library and Information Science and just recently finished my second Masters degree in Educational Technology. My love of children, books and technology is a natural fit for Library Media and I truly love what I do everyday! I feel so fortunate to be joining the wonderful staff, students and families here at Holly Grove!