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 - Newsletter
Mrs. Nelle Ratliff
Wednesday, Oct 6--HAP Meeting--5:30
Monday, Oct 11--Columbus Day
Tuesday, Oct 19--Picture Re-take Day
October 25 - 29--Red Ribbon Week
Monday, Nov 1--HAP Sponsored "Trunk or Treat"--more details to come!
Tuesday, Nov 2--No School for Students
Friday, Nov 5--Early Dismissal for Students--End of 1st Trimester
Monday, Nov 8--No School for Students
Thursday, Nov 11--Veterans Day
We are pleased that many more students are taking advantage of the program that provides breakfast and lunch at no cost to students. Like so much these days, our suppliers are challenged with shipping issues which have limited our access to a lot of the student's favorite items - thank you for your patience with frequent menu changes.
For everyone's health and safety, the district is requiring that masks be worn by students and staff while inside all facilities and on buses . We will continue to have paper masks available as needed as students enter the building. We thank you for your support as we move to ensure that our students and staff remain healthy, which allows us to continue our in building educational experience! In the same respect, we are asking that if your child is not feeling well that they stay home. Our nurse is following the guidelines for sending students home, putting them in quarantine and notifying parents when they may return. We are aware that these guidelines can be frustrating, but please keep in mind that they are enforced to keep our students, staff and families safe and well.
So Appropriate and Appreciated
Never has a character trait been so appropriate and appreciated! In September, Holloway students were nominated by their teachers for displaying the characteristic of adaptability, which aligns very well with the school district's Portrait of a Graduate (POG) Character Traits Teachers selected students for efforts, in accordance with the POG definition of responding productively to feedback in order to negotiate and balance diverse views and beliefs to reach workable and flexible solutions.
For those wondering what that looks like in our specific elementary school setting, think of behaviors like listening to feedback from peers and adults and responding appropriately, noticing when a situation or plan is changing and doing their best to embrace the change and thinking of new ways to solve a problem. While we recognize the efforts being made by all Holloway students, we especially celebrate:
Kindergarteners-- Penelope L, Harlem T-Randolph and Madison M
First Graders-- Eli H, Sophia A and Andie S
Second Graders-- Sawyer G, Ryan B, Jasiyah Y and Zachary S
Third Graders-- Adelaide H, Karlie B and Lyla S
Fourth Graders-- William F, Lillian F and Laila C
Fifth Graders-- David B, Harper S and Sophia R
We Can't Make This Up...
Did you know that there is a TikTok trend called the "Diabolical Lick Challenge?" Students are encouraged to steal things or cause damage to school property--while recording it and posting it on TikTok. Please have conversations with your children about being responsible and taking pride in our school. We have seen some graffiti in the bathrooms and just today (9/21/21) had a soap dispenser removed from the wall. Students will receive a disciplinary consequence, will be held responsible for cleaning any mess that is made and families will be responsible for any monetary damage caused. Please encourage them to conduct acts of kindness, or challenge them to turn in all their work on time! I don't anticipate a lot of issues in our elementary building, but also know many of the students are active on social media.
We continue to learn more about our Prairie in Progress from members of the Toledo Zoo. Students are visiting the prairie and teachers are receiving professional development in order to incorporate the Prairie into their classroom lessons. The first graders are expecting a visit from Gail Fink (otherwise known as Betsy Bee) and Cheri Kaintz, who work with the Toledo Botanical Gardens and will share information about the pollinators who will be utilizing the prairie.