Holmes Elementary News

May 25, 2018
Happy Memorial Day

Holmes Elementary students and staff honor and thank all military personnel who sacrificed their lives for our freedom.  Happy Memorial Day!

May 22, 2018
Tuesday Update

This is Principal Rose with your weekly Tuesday update. 

Your child brought home several informational flyers this afternoon.

Each child brought home a family pass for the Rutherford pool. This pass is good for one trip to the pool for all the members of your family that live with you. Be sure to take advantage of this free pass and enjoy a day at the pool!

Each student brought home an informational flyer about the Michigan Department of Education’s Meet Up and Eat program. This program feeds children 18 and under throughout the Summer. Locations and times are attached with the flyers. 

 Each 4th and 5th grade student brought home a parent notification of critical health education program. This letter should be reviewed by parents and if you do not want your child your child to participate in this lesson, you must sign and return the letter to your child’s teacher prior to the day of the lesson. The lesson will be taught on Tuesday, May 29th. The letter is attached.

Mondays in May include - Music Club from 2:30 - 4 P.M. The Last Music Club meeting will be Monday, June 4th. 

Wednesdays in May include - Language Club from 2:30 - 4 P.M. The last Language Club meeting will be tomorrow, Wednesday, May 23rd.

Thursdays in May include MUKD Soccer club from 2:30 - 4:30 P.M. The last Soccer Club practice will be Thursday, May 31st.

Saturdays in May include MUKD Soccer games. Games will be played for two more Saturdays, May 26th and June 2nd. Games will be played 9:30 - 11:30 here at Holmes Elementary Soccer FIelds behind the school. 

Thursday, May 24th - Holmes/Ford Spring Music Concert at YCMS auditorium (Holmes students should arrive by 6:30 P.M. and the Holmes Elementary show should begin at 7 P.M). 

Friday, May 25th - Holmes will celebrate all May birthdays

Friday, May 25th - Half day dismissal at 11 A.M.

Monday, May 28th - No School for Memorial Day

Wednesday, May 30th - PTAG meeting 5:30 - 6:30 P.M.

Thursday, May 31st - 4th and 5th graders will be taking a field trip to the Detroit Tigers’ game. Be sure your child returns their permission slip so they can attend this event.

Thursday, May 31st - Holmes Elementary Rutherford pool party from 6 - 8 P.M. 

Friday, June 1st - celebrate all June and July birthdays at Holmes

Friday, June 1st - Holmes Field Day, please see the attached flyer if you can volunteer

Tuesday, June 5th - 1st graders from Ford ELC will visit Holmes as they prepare for 2nd grade at Holmes for the 2018-19 school year 

Wednesday, June 6th - PTAG meeting 5:30 - 6:30 P.M.

Thursday, June 7th - Food Gatherer’s Produce Distribution 

Friday, June 8th - 5th Grade Promotion Ceremony (9-10:30 A.M. w/ light refreshments afterward). Save the Date, invitations coming soon! 

Friday, June 8th - Half day dismissal 11 A.M. (Last day of school)


  • Meet up and Eat program
  • Rutherford pool family pass
  • 4th and 5th grade health lesson
  • Enrollment survey completed and returned 
  • Music Club - ends on 6/4
  • Language Club - ends on 5/23
  • MUKD Soccer - ends on 5/31 (games 5/26 and 6/2)
  • 5/24/18 Spring Music concert
  • 5/25/18 Half Day 11:00 A.M. dismissal
  • 5/28/18 No School - Memorial Day
  • 5/29 4th and 5th grade HIV lesson
  • 5/31/18 Tiger’s game (4th and 5th grade only)
  • 5/31/18 Rutherford Pool - Holmes Pool Party 6-8 P.M.
  • 6/1/18 June and July birthday celebrations
  • 6/1/18 Holmes Field Day
  • 6/6/18 - PTAG meeting 5:30 - 6:30 P.M.
  • 6/7/18 - Food Gatherer’s Produce distribution
  • 6/8/18 - 5th grade promotion ceremony at Holmes cafeteria (details coming soon)
  • 6/8/18 - 11 A.M. dismiss and last day of school for students

Thank you in advance for your support of Holmes Elementary and Go Grizzlies!

May 9, 2018
Bike to School Day

On Wednesday, May 9th, the students and staff of Holmes Elementary participated in Bike to School Day.  Adam Jenks, M.U.R.P., the Safe Routes to School Program Coordinator wrote:

"The Safe Routes to School Team at the Michigan Fitness Foundation would like to thank you for showing your community the meaning of “Come One, Come All!” by joining in with Bike to School Day 2018! The event saw over 40,000 students from over 200 schools in Michigan pedal their way to school on a gorgeous May morning. Your encouragement of active and safe traveling to school is paramount to the health and well-being of students." #SafeRoutesMI #B2SD


On December 6th, fifth graders from Holmes Elementary visited the Quicken Loans JA Finance Park in Detroit.  Students participated in an immersive simulation to prepare them for our economic system and discover how financial planning today can impact tomorrow.

Check out the amazing opportunities 826Michigan is offering students!



Meet the 2017 - 2018 Holmes Staff


Link to the YCS Code of Conduct


Link to YCS Wellness Policy Synopsis