Wednesday, November 9, 2016

First Grade Fire Safety

Before track out, the first graders in Mrs. Vega's and Mrs. Aclin's class learned about Fire Safety with Chapel Hill Firefighter Mr. Vega. They learned about important topics such as Stop, Drop, and Roll, making an escape plan with their families, and the proper use of 911. They even got to see Mrs. Vega dress up like a firefighter!

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Drive for Victims of Hurricane Matthew

Helping Matthew’s Victims

Holly Grove Elementary School and Kiwanis will be partnering to do what we can to help our neighbors in the Lumberton, NC area.  Many are still without homes and basic necessities.  All next week we will be collecting items at carpool drop off from 8:45 until 9:15am.  We will then coordinate with the Kiwanis and local shelters in Lumberton to help deliver those items directly to those in need.  Here’s what we need to collect;


School supplies
Cleaning supplies

New coats, sweaters, shoes, and socks



Pop top canned food items

If your child buses, please send in any items and we will collect these items once they exit the bus.
Thanking all our parents!


Thursday, November 3, 2016

Code Red Drill 11-3-16

November 3, 2016

Dear Holly Grove Elementary Parents

Because we want to keep you informed, I want to make you aware of steps we took today to keep our school safe. Safety is a priority at our school. We conducted a drill today to help our teachers, students and community be better prepared in case of an emergency. You may have heard school staff refer to lockdowns or may have visited a school during a lockdown. Schools may go into lockdown after conferring with WCPSS Security staff and/or local law enforcement. When law enforcement officials determine events they are investigating in the community near a school warrant, they notify WCPSS Security staff and the school and may recommend a community lockdown. In a community lockdown, all exterior doors of the school are locked and no one is allowed to enter or exit the building until the all-clear announcement is given. The school operates "business as usual" with the exception of no outside activities.

A higher-level lockdown is used when an intruder is thought to be on campus. This is a “Code Red” lockdown. Procedures are similar to the community lockdown. In addition, classroom doors are locked, lights are turned off and students are moved to a safe place within their classroom.
We conducted this drill today so that faculty, students and our community are familiar with these procedures. By working with our law enforcement agency and WCPSS Security staff on the drills at WCPSS schools, we can better prepare our students, faculty and staff for theunexpected.
If you should have any questions, please call my office at 577-1700. Thanks for your continued support of learning and teaching at our school and of keeping our students safe.

Kathy Knezevic, Principal

Holly Grove Elementary School