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Name: Jessica G. Sage
Date registered: August 15, 2018

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  1. Beat the Summer Slide! — June 10, 2019
  2. Henrico 21 — May 23, 2019
  3. Moving Up Day! 6/12 — May 21, 2019
  4. PTA Spirit Night- Jason’s Deli — May 17, 2019
  5. Holladay Chicks! — April 26, 2019

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Jun 10

Beat the Summer Slide!


Explore lots of different kinds of books and try some of the awesome activities
and resources by clicking hehttps://henricoschools.us/summer-reading



Also, here is the link for the Henrico County Public Library Summer Reading Challenge.

Students can sign up for the challenge and earn the chance to win prizes, and also help Holladay earn a trophy!



Permanent link to this article: http://holladay.henricoschools.us/2019/06/10/beat-the-summer-slide-2/

May 23

Henrico 21

Holladay 4th graders proudly displayed their project at the county’s Henrico 21 Exhibition this week!

Holladay Elementary – 4th graders

Permanent link to this article: http://holladay.henricoschools.us/2019/05/23/henrico-21/

May 21

Moving Up Day! 6/12

Moving Up Day and School Family Engagement Committee (SFEC) Meeting #4

June 12, 2019
7:50 am
Holladay Cafeteria
Refreshments will be served

7:50 – 8:05 Family Engagement Meeting (Cafeteria)
8:05 – 8:30 Transition Event for grades K – 4

Family members of Holladay students and community representatives are invited to join us for our fourth School Family Engagement Committee Meeting. We will discuss school announcements, program updates, and family engagement. After the meeting, parents will join their children for Transition Day to preview the grade level for the next school year.

Los miembros de la familia de los estudiantes de Holladay y los representantes de la comunidad están invitados a unirse a nosotros para nuestra cuarta reunión del Comité Escolar de Participación Familiar. Discutiremos los anuncios de la escuela, las actualizaciones del programa y el compromiso familiar. Después de la reunión, los padres se unirán a sus hijos para el Día de transición para obtener una vista previa del nivel de grado para el próximo año escolar.


Transporte, alojamiento y cuidado de niños disponibles a pedido contactando Nidia Chjon at 261-5040


(on bright yellow/green form that was sent home)

Permanent link to this article: http://holladay.henricoschools.us/2019/05/21/moving-up-day-6-12/

May 17

PTA Spirit Night- Jason’s Deli

May 21, 2019

PTA Spirit Night at Jason’s Deli 5-8

Permanent link to this article: http://holladay.henricoschools.us/2019/05/17/pta-spirit-night-jasons-deli/

Apr 26

Holladay Chicks!

We will soon have chicks hatching in the library!

The estimated day for hatching is Tuesday, April 30.  By that date, the eggs will have been staying warm in the incubator for 21 days!  Check out our chickcam link to see the hatching live!

Click Here for Live Video of Chicks

Permanent link to this article: http://holladay.henricoschools.us/2019/04/26/holladay-chicks/

Apr 23

Family Learning Series – Spring 2019

Click Here for Family Learning Series-Spring 2019 PDF


Presented by The Family & Educator Resource Center/Department of Family & Community Engagement

Family Learning Series SPRING 2019 SESSIONS

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 • 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Gayton Public Library (Meeting Room) 10600 Gayton Road, Henrico, VA 23238
Choosing Quality Child Care
Patricia Koon, Outreach and Recruitment Supervisor – Child Savers
Choosing child care for your child is a very important and sometimes difficult decision. As a parent, you want to ensure
that your child is safe and happy in a child-care environment that is fun, educational and nurturing. This workshop will
discuss the different types of child care and help parents identify what quality care looks like for infants, toddlers,
preschoolers, school agers and children with special needs. It will also assist parents in ways to find child care that fits
their needs, and suggest community resources.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 • 12:00 -1:30 p.m.

North Park Public Library (Meeting Room) 8508 Franconia Road, Henrico, VA 23227
Parent-Child Relationships- Actions that Matter!
Vivian Stith-Williams, Parent Resource Social Worker, Family and Community Engagement, HCPS
This workshop helps parents understand five areas of parent-child relationships. Building these five keys in our relationships with our kids is one of the most important things we can do as parents. You will: 1) learn why parent-child relationships are key to your child’s success; 2) learn five keys to strong relationships with your children; 3) share ideas with others
and 4) have a chance to commit to doing one thing to strengthen your relationship with your child.

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 • 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Sandston Public Library (Meeting Room) 23 E. Williamsburg Road, Sandston, VA 23150
“And The Survey Says”
Steve Hixson, BSW, MBA, Prevention Services Coordinator, and Pat Hill, Ph.D., Prevention Manager,
Henrico County Mental Health Services
This workshop will share results on youth drug use from a recent Henrico County youth survey. Learn what the survey
shows about parental communication and parental influence as key drug use prevention strategies, and explore resources
for parents.

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 • 12:00 -1:30 p.m.

Eastern Henrico Recreation Center (Classroom) 1440 N. Laburnum Ave., Henrico, VA 23223
“And The Survey Says”
Steve Hixson, BSW, MBA –Prevention Services Coordinator & Pat Hill, Ph.D. Prevention Manager,
Henrico County Mental Health Services
This workshop will share specific results on drug use
by youth as indicated by a recent Henrico County
youth survey. Findings from the survey regarding parental communication and parental influence as key
drug use prevention strategies will be highlighted,
along with various resources for parents.

Tuesday, April 30, 2019 • 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

New Bridge Learning Center (Training Room – Door 7) – 5915 Nine Mile Road, Henrico, VA 23223
Parent’s Voice in the Special Education Process
Henry J. Millward, Jr., Director, Office of Specialized Education Facilities and Family Engagement –
Virginia Department of Education
Parents of children identified as having a disability play a crucial role in the education of their children. Federal and
state law require that parents and school personnel work together to provide children with appropriate educational
services. This session will provide information and resources about the special education process and how parents can
maximize their voices, and be active participants in improving outcomes for their children. Definitions, procedures and
an overview of the Individualized Education Plan will be included in this session.

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 • 12:00 – 1:30 p.m.

North Park Library – (Meeting Room) 8508 Franconia Road, Henrico, VA 23227
Transition and Student IEPs
Rebecca Woods and Kathryn Costly, Transition Coordinators, HCPS
Learn about a multitude of programs offered within Henrico County Public Schools, and find out about programs and
agencies that can assist with postsecondary planning for students with special needs.

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 • 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Tuckahoe Public Library – 1901 Starling Drive, Henrico, VA 23229
Depression and Teenagers
Kurt Stiefvater, LPC, Adolescent Services Clinician-Henrico Area Mental Health & Dev. Services
Issues such as peer pressure, academic expectations and changing bodies can cause a lot of ups and downs for teens.
But for some teens, the lows are more than just temporary feelings – they’re a symptom of depression. The key areas
of discussion will include: recognizing depression signs and symptoms; possible causes; what parents can do to help;
evidenced-based treatment and when to go for professional help.

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 • 12:00 – 1:30 p.m.

Fairfield Public Library 1001 N. Laburnum Avenue, Henrico, VA 23223
Medicaid Waivers
Deanna L. Parker, MPA -Sr. DD Policy Analyst, Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services
The session will provide an overview of the four Medicaid waivers in the commonwealth which pertain to individuals
with developmental disabilities. The session will include waiver program redesign resulting in creation of the Commonwealth Coordinated Care Plus (CCC+) waiver and the three amended DD community waivers. The session will
also cover the regulatory authority and description of each waiver, program application and eligibility requirements,
screening process, and waiver services and support options.

Tuesday, May 28, 2019 • 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Brookland Middle School Library 9200 Lydell Drive, Richmond, VA 23228
Preparing for Life Beyond High School
Erica Daniels, School Counseling Director, (CFA10-12) Henrico High School, HCPS
If you are unsure how to prepare your child for life beyond high school, this session will give you a short guide to
the college preparation/admissions process, and to career exploration. We will touch on topics related to admission
requirements, interests and skills inventories and options for students with disabilities.

Permanent link to this article: http://holladay.henricoschools.us/2019/04/23/family-learning-series-spring-2019/

Apr 23

Pre-K Recruitment

Participating children must be four years old by Sept. 30, 2019 (NO EXCEPTIONS). Children are not admitted on a first-come, first-served basis, and are not guaranteed acceptance into the program.

How do I apply?

  1. Submit a pre-application online at https://goo.gl/8ZLunL.
  2. An HCPS family advocate will contact you to schedule an appointment to complete the application process.

Click Here for Pre-K Recruitment flyer

Recruitment Guidelines

Parent or guardian must provide the following original documents to apply (no copies will be accepted):

  • Completed recruitment packet (a recruitment packet can be picked up from one of the elementary schools listed on the Foundational Learning and Family Engagement page under “Preschool,” or from New Bridge Learning Center).
  • Certified birth certificate.
  • Proof of income for all family members (e.g., W-2, tax form, two most recent paycheck stubs per individual, TANF verification,
    letter from employer indicating period of employment and salary, child support, social security benefits, unemployment).
  • Proof of residency and identification:
    • Three forms are required:
      1. House contract, mortgage or lease agreement (if you do not have a lease or mortgage
        in your name, please call for additional requirements).
      2. Utility bill dated within the past 30 days, AND
      3. Photo I.D. (military I.D., driver’s license, DMV I.D. or other photo I.D.).
  • Health insurance cards.
  • Current immunization records.
  • Completed physical exam form (dated within the past year). Page one must be completed.
    and signed by parent or guardian.
  • Completed dental exam form (dated within the past six months).
  • Court-ordered custody papers, if applicable.
  • Individualized Education Plan (IEP), if applicable.


Click Here for Pre-K Recruitment flyer

Permanent link to this article: http://holladay.henricoschools.us/2019/04/23/pre-k-recruitment/

Mar 01

Virginia Reads One Book

Cleo Edison Oliver, Playground Millionaire by Sundee T. Frazier is the featured book for the March 2019 Virginia Reads One Book program, a statewide, family and community reading event.  Tens of thousands of students and families across  Virginia all read together in this celebration of financial and family literacy.



We are proud to present our Virginia Reads One Book 2019 Kickoff and Author Videos


Courtesy of The Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation


Washington Redskins Players

Chase Roullier and Tyler Catalina

Reading aloud the first chapter of

Cleo Edison Oliver: Playground Millionaire


Author Sundee T. Frazier

Talking about her inspiration for Cleo

 Click here to view both videos

Permanent link to this article: http://holladay.henricoschools.us/2019/03/01/virginia-reads-one-book/

Jan 09

Sick? Stay at Home

Holladay Families – It is important to remember the following county health rules to keep everyone as healthy as possible and reduce the risk of spreading illnesses at school:

A child should be free of symptoms of contagious illness (fever, vomiting, diarrhea, suspicious rash, etc.) WITHOUT MEDICATION for 24 hours before returning to school.

Students should not be in school if they have the following:

* A fever of 100.4 degrees or greater before taking a fever-reducing medication.

* Vomiting or diarrhea because of illness.

* An unknown rash or possible contagious condition.

* Are unable to focus due to: pain, chronic health condition and acute illness.

* Flu-like illness (with or without fever) – headache, fatigue, cough, aches, weakness and sore throat.

Please be prompt when picking up your ill or injured child in order to minimize his or her chance of spreading or acquiring a contagious illness.



Familias de Holladay: Es importante recordar las siguientes reglas de salud del Condado, para mantener a todos lo más saludables possible, y reducir el riesgo de contagio de enfermedades en la escuela:

Un niño debe estar sin síntomas de enfermedades contagiosas (fiebre, vómitos, diarrea, salpullido sospechoso, etc.) SIN MEDICAMENTO por 24 horas antes de regresar a la escuela.

Los estudiantes no deben estar en la escuela si tienen lo siguiente:

• Una fiebre de 100.4 grados o más antes de tomar un medicamento para reducir la fiebre.

• Vómitos o diarrea por enfermedad.

• Una erupción desconocida o posible condición contagiosa.

• No pueden enfocarse debido a: dolor, condición de salud crónica y enfermedad aguda.

• Enfermedad similar a la gripe (con o sin fiebre): dolor de cabeza, fatiga, tos, dolores, debilidad y dolor de garganta.

Sea puntual cuando recoja a su hijo enfermo o lesionado, para minimizar la posibilidad de contagiar o de adquirir una enfermedad contagiosa.

Permanent link to this article: http://holladay.henricoschools.us/2019/01/09/sick-stay-at-home/

Nov 30

Safety Is Key at Holladay

Safety is a top priority at Holladay Elementary

We have an emergency crisis plan which comprehensively sets out how we will keep students and staff safe in a wide range of events. We continually maintain our focus on this through safety drills with the students, including fire drills, lockdown drills, tornado and earthquake drills, and bus evacuation drills. In the event that we ever had to evacuate the school for any reason, we have plans in place and would contact parents through school messenger robo-calls and texts to advise where families will be reunited. If we did not need to leave our school during an event, we have a plan for family reunification here, which would safely and efficiently reunite students with family members. Communication with parents in an emergency is paramount, so be sure to listen to phone calls and messages, and know that you can also tune into the following local media outlets for the most up-to-date information:

Twitter: @henricoschools

Facebook: facebook.com/henricocountypublicschools

HCPS-TV (Comcast 99, Verizon 38) + local TV and radio stations.

Safety in the Parking Lot

Please take a look at our Traffic Pattern Map here on our website to see our plan for safe pick-up and drop-off for our car riders.

Silence Hurts

Holladay’s website has a link on the top of the main page for “Silence Hurts”, which is a form for Holladay Elementary School students to report information anonymously. It is designed to keep students safe from bullying, drugs, suicide, gangs, violence, and any other threats to student safety. Silence Hurts is not monitored in real-time. If this matter involves the risk of injury or is life-threatening, you should call 911.

Crisis Preparedness Handbook

Holladay provided each family with the Crisis Preparedness Handbook in the back to school information packets. This is a good overview of how we keep students safe at school, and I encourage you to refer to it for more information on school safety. Click on the link for the booklet below for easy reference. If you have any questions, please call the school at 804-261-5040.


Safety Matters 

Please click the link for the December Safety Matters newsletter by the Office of School Safety and Emergency Management

Permanent link to this article: http://holladay.henricoschools.us/2018/11/30/safety-is-key-at-holladay/

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