Holloway Elementary School

6611 Pilliod Road
Holland, OH 43528

School Counselor - Ms. Tara Cowell
Social Emotional Learning Coach -

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Mrs. Nelle Ratliff
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Staff Contact Information

School Starts at 8:30 AM (2-hour Delay 10:30 am)
Student Dismissal is at 3:00 pm
(Early Dismissal 11:30 am)
Fax: 419.867.5707

Welcome to Holloway Elementary School

The faculty and staff and boosters at Holloway Elementary School works very hard to ensure that our mission, "Learning today to prepare for tomorrow" can be seen every day throughout the school building. Holloway Hornets have high academic standards, as evidenced through our rigorous curriculum and student performance on Ohio Department of Education assessments. We are very proud of the entire Holloway family for consistently being recognized for outstanding achievement in and out of the classroom. We invest in the education of the whole child and dedicate time and efforts in support of strong character and decision-making. Holloway Elementary School is truly are committed to being exceptional - - without exception!

Principal's Message
Mrs. Nelle Ratliff

Saying "Hello" at Holloway

This week is Start with Hello Week. This program teaches students in grades K – 12 to help their peers in a fun and meaningful way. They take small but powerful actions to promote inclusion and to support students who are showing signs of loneliness or social isolation. All staff should make the extra effort to say hello to students and help them feel loved and included at Holloway! Each day this week will have a theme to promote friendliness and inclusion.

Hey Day-students will be provided with name tags and encouraged to say hi to people in the school by using their name.

Classroom Acts of Kindness-classrooms will be paired together to complete an act of kindness for or with one another. This could be writing cards for the residents at the nursing home nearby, reading a book together, or writing positive notes to one another!

Cups & Compliments-Students will learn how to give a compliment, and will write them on the cup of a partner (cups/lemonade will be provided). For younger students, practice just saying the compliment out loud instead of writing.

Embrace Diversity-Students bring something from home that represents their identity (picture of family, a special item their family has passed down, a recipe they make, talk about a holiday they celebrate, etc) and share it with the class.

Friendship Fri-YAY- Students will wear school colors, read a book about being a friend, and talk about the qualities of a person who includes others.

Caring for Our Students
Again this year, Holloway Elementary School has partnered with Connecting Kids 2 Meals to offer weekend food bags for students. These meals are completely free - and will consist of two non-perishable snack and breakfast options. Families are welcome to request as many bags as needed for the number of children in their household.

Families interested in participating, and allowing their students to bring a bag home each Friday are asked to please email our School Counselor Tara Cowell at taracowell@springfield-schools.org.oto share their name, the number of bags requested, and their name will be added to the list. We are also looking to gather donations from Holloway families who are interested in sharing items like paper products, hygiene products, diapers or wipes. Our goal is to eventually allow families to take these products home as needed.

One of the many wonderful things about the Holloway Elementary School community is the willingness to support all students and all families. Please reach out to our school counselor if you have any questions, taracowell@springfield-schools.org.

New Secretary to the Principal
During the summer, Mrs. Sheridan Parker accepted the role of Secretary to the Principal. This will be her first year with Springfield Local Schools and she's looking forward to getting to know all our students and their families! She has been married to her husband, Tristan, for two years and they have a six-month old son, Myles.

Mrs. Parker tells us that she and her family enjoy spending time outdoors with their two dogs in their free time! Mrs. Parker is excited for her first school year at Holloway Elementary School! If at any time you need assistance or have questions, please reach out to her at sheridanparker@springfield-schools.org or call the main office line at 419.867.5703.

New School Counselor --
Tara Cowell tells us that, "After teaching 5th and 6th grade for five years, I knew my heart was drawn to all things related to social & emotional learning, so I am beyond excited to work with your kiddos in this role!" What does a school counselor do, you ask?

Well, School Counselors support students’ academic, career, and social/emotional development. This might look like goal setting during a whole class lesson, working with students in a small group to develop conflict resolution skills, working one-on-one with a student to plan and practice coping strategies, and the list goes on! "In addition to working with students, she tells us, "I am also a great contact when families are looking to be connected with outside resources. As we begin this new school year, I am challenging myself to embrace the new experiences I will be faced with, and I hope to help students do the same! I look forward to meeting you!"

Please feel free to connect with Tara Cowell at Taracowell@springfield-schools.org.

2022-2023 Reconfiguration Plans (click on the link for many details)

In May, 2021, we announced plans to allow the district to better serve Springfield students. At the time of the announcement we shared that data studied over a five-year period informed us that rather than the need for a new school building to educate a growing number of students, the greater need was to examine options that took advantage of existing facilities, the talents of educators, and available resources. These data and our research led to the conclusion that to better serve our students, we should refine grade-level instructional targets and reconfigure our elementary buildings. Blue prints for Holloway can be seen to the left.

6611 Pilliod Road
Holland, OH 43528