Holmes Elementary News

January 17, 2020
MUKD Canceled on 1/18/2020

Good Afternoon,

Due to the forecast of inclement weather and icy road conditions tonight and tomorrow morning, Man Up Kid Down basketball and cheerleading will be cancelled for Saturday, January 18th.  

Thank you,

Mr. Anglin

January 14, 2020
Parent Weekly Update (1/14/2020)

This is Mr. Anglin with your weekly update for Tuesday, January 14th, 2020.

Holmes’ Goals:

Our attendance goal at Holmes is to have at least 95% of our students attend school everyday.  Our daily attendance average last week was 86%.  It can be hard getting back into routine. If your child feels anxious about returning, please reach out to your child’s teacher for support.  Remember – good attendance builds good habits for life!

Also, at our February Grizzly Gathering we will be recognizing students who have perfect attendance (no tardies) and present on January 17th, January 23rd, and January 24th! Thank you for your support!

Happening At Holmes:

Holmes Parent Survey 2019-20

We need your feedback!  In our partnership of working together with families to support our students, we would like to know your thoughts on how we are doing with communicating and creating a positive environment for our students success.  It will be greatly appreciated if you will take the time to complete the survey linked below.  

Your feedback matters in our vision to create Young Confident Scholars!

The survey will close on January 24th.  Thank you in advance for your feedback and support!  Please call 734-221-2100 if you have any questions.

Holmes Elementary Parent Survey 2019-20

Holmes ELA Family Writing Night - Wednesday, January 22nd, 5 pm - 7pm

Holmes has partnered with 826michigan!  Join us for pizza and fun writing activities for families in the Holmes cafeteria on January 22nd. Holmes Writing Night Flyer 


Winter NWEA testing begins next week on January 14th.  NWEA testing will happen again in the 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.

NWEA This Next Week:

  • Monday, 1/13 5th grade
  • Tuesday, 1/14 - 5th grade
  • Wednesday, 1/15 - 4th grade
  • Thursday, 1/16 - 3rd grade

NWEA Schedule Next Week:

  • Tuesday, 1/21 - 5th grade
  • Wednesday, 1/22 - 4th grade

Drinks and Snacks at Holmes - As we move into the testing season of our school year with NWEA and M-STEP, if your child is bringing a snack to school, we encourage water and a healthy snack (fruits and veggies) when possible.  These snacks have less sugar and can help give our students a positive mental boost throughout the day!  

As a reminder, we also provide a free healthy snack for every student of either a fruit or a vegetable on Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays, as well as, an all you can eat salad and fruit bar at lunch!

Half Day of School - Friday, January 17th, 7:30 am - 10:45 am dismissal.  Staff will participate in District Professional Development in the afternoon.

NO SCHOOL - Monday, January 20th - Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Healthy School Food Pantry Open on Fridays.  Our Food Pantry will be open every Friday from 12:30-2:30 pm.  The pantry includes dry goods, dairy, meat, produce, and prepared foods at NO COST to Holmes families.   Call Mrs. Huget at 734-221-2109 with any questions.

Upcoming Dates:

  • Half Day of School - Next Thursday, January 23rd, 7:30 am - 10:45 am dismissal. Staff will participate in District Professional Development in the afternoon.
  • Half Day of School - Next Friday, January 24th, 7:30 am - 10:45 am dismissal.  Teacher Records Day in the afternoon.
  • National African American Parent Involvement Day (NAAPID) - February 10th.  Please plan to join us at Holmes on this day! 7:30 am - 2:30 pm.

Updates and Information:

  • Contact Information - Communication with our students’ families is very important.  Please help us ensure that we have your most updated phone and email contact information.  You can contact the main office with any updates as needed at (734-221-2102).
  • Alternative Bus Home - If you would like your child to ride an alternative bus home, please contact the main office at 734-221-2102 before 12 pm.  We have to notify transportation of this request before students can ride. Thank you for your attention to this matter.
  • Alternative Transportation Plans - If you are planning to do parent pick-up instead of sending your child home on the bus, please contact the main office (734-221-2101) or your child’s teacher prior to 1:45 pm.  This will give us an opportunity to ensure that your change of plans are met.  Thank you for your attention to this matter.
  • If you are experiencing transportation issues please contact our Transportation Department at 734-221-2449, or our main office at 734-221-2101.

Have a great week!

Mr. Anglin

January 7, 2020
Parent Weekly Update (1/7/2020)

Mr. Anglin's weekly update for Tuesday, January 7th, 2020.


December 17, 2019
Parent Weekly Update (12/17/19)

Mr. Anglin's weekly update for Tuesday, December 17th, 2019


December 10, 2019
Parent Weekly Update (12/10/19)

Mr. Anglin's weekly update for Tuesday, December 10th, 2019.









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