Holmes Elementary News

September 17, 2019
Parent Weekly Update (9/17/19)

This is Mr. Anglin with your weekly Tuesday update.  

Holmes’ Goals:

One of our goals at Holmes is to have at least 95% of our students attend school everyday.

Last week we averaged 88% attendance.  As you know, consistent attendance helps establish a learning routine for our students and allows them to maximize their learning opportunities.  We are depending on you to help us accomplish this very important goal and we thank you in advance for your support.

We held our first Grizzly Gathering last Friday.  Grizzly Gatherings are held after breakfast and are an opportunity to reinforce expectations, and to recognize and celebrate our students, school, and staff.  This past Grizzly Gathering we officially introduced our Holmes staff members to students and focused on expectations in the hallway, cafeteria, and how we treat one another in our school community.

Happening This Week:

NWEA testing continues this week.  NWEA testing will happen in the fall, winter, and spring this school year.  This assessment is one way that we can assess your child’s academic growth in math and reading.  The results of these tests will help us identify areas we can support and any areas your child is already excelling.  Please help us by making sure your child can get plenty of rest and that they attend everyday this week.

NWEA Schedule This Week:

  • Monday, 9/16 - 5th grade
  • Tuesday, 9/17 - 2nd grade
  • Wednesday, 9/18 - 4th grade
  • Thursday, 9/19 - 3rd grade

NWEA Schedule Next Week:

  • Tuesday, 9/24 - 2nd grade
  • Friday, 9/27 - NWEA Testing Ends.

Fire Drill

Our first fire drill will be on Thursday, 9/19.  We are required by the state to conduct emergency drills for fire, tornados, and lockdowns each year.

Updates and Information:

  • The Ypsilanti Youth Orchestra offers free music instruction at Holmes on Saturday mornings.  They are still enrolling students until 9/21. If you are interested you can find more information at www.ypsiyouthorch.org or call 734-483-6079.
  • If you are experiencing transportation issues please contact our Transportation Department at 734-221-2449, or our main office at 734-221-2101. 
  • Household Surveys (attached) should have already gone home with your child. Please complete and return to your child’s teacher. This helps Holmes get funding from the state to support our students' academic achievement, as well as, provide free breakfast, lunch, and snacks for our students.
  • Drop off and pick up routines - Please drop off and pick up students from the side entrance of the building, which can be accessed from Peabody St. The main drive is for busses at arrival and dismissal only. This helps keep our students safe. 
  • Contact Information - Communication with our students’ families is very important.  A contact information sheet went home for you to make sure we have the most up to date contact information.  Please return this sheet to your child’s teacher or the main office. You can also contact the main office by phone to make sure we have your most recent email and phone information.

I hope you have a great week!

Mr. Anglin

September 6, 2019
Parent Update (9/6/19)

This is Mr. Anglin with your weekly update.  We have started another school year and the Holmes staff is excited to work with you and your student.

Holmes’ Goals:

In addition to increasing student achievement in math and reading, one of our main goals this year is improving student attendance.  

Our goal is to have at least 95% of our students attend school everyday, last year we averaged 85% of our students in attendance for the year.  

As you know, consistent attendance helps establish a learning routine for our students and allows them to maximize their learning opportunities.  We are depending on you to help us accomplish this very important goal and we thank you in advance for your support.

Updates and Information:

If you are experiencing transportation issues please contact our Transportation Department at 734-221-2449, or our main office at 734-221-2100. 

Household Surveys (attached) went home this week. Please complete and return to your child’s teacher. This helps Holmes get funding from the state to support our students' academic achievement, as well as, provide free breakfast, lunch, and snacks for our students.

Drop off and pick up routines - Please drop off and pick up students from the side entrance of the building, which can be accessed from Peabody St. The main drive is for busses at arrival and dismissal only. This helps keep our students safe. 

Contact Information - Communication with our students’ families is very important.  A contact information sheet went home for you to make sure we have the most up to date contact information.  Please return this sheet to your child’s teacher or the main office. You can also contact the main office by phone to make sure we have your most recent email and phone information.

Happening This Week:

NWEA testing will begin this week.  NWEA testing will happen in the fall, winter, and spring this school year.  This assessment is one way that we can assess your child’s academic growth. The results of these tests will help us identify areas we can support and any areas your child is already excelling in the curriculum. 

After today, the weekly updates will be on Tuesday evenings.  The Household Survey information and the 2019-20 calendar are attached.

I hope you have a great weekend and Go Grizzlies!

Mr. Anglin

August 29, 2019
YCS Bus Routes 2019-2020

The following link to find your child's AM and PM bus routes.  School begins Tuesday, September 3rd.   

YCS BUS ROUTES 2019-2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Link to the YCS Code of Conduct

CLICK HERE

Link to YCS Wellness Policy Synopsis

CLICK HERE