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Upcoming Events

Tuesday, August 16
Board of Ed - Combined COTW and Business
6:00 PM @ Fine Arts Center, JMHS
Combined Committee of the Whole/Business/Goal Setting
Tuesday, August 30
Board of Ed - Business Meeting
5:30 PM @ Administration Building
Personnel items only
Agenda will be posted the day before the meeting
Thursday, September 1
Staff (K-12) In-Service Day
District In-Service: All Staff Reports
Friday, September 2
Staff (K-12) In-Service Day
Building Level In-Service
Staff remains in their schools for this in-service.
Monday, September 5
Schools Closed
Labor Day

Weather

Today, 7/26/2016
High: 95 Low: 72
Partly sunny
13% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 7/27/2016
High: 90 Low: 62
Partly sunny
12% chance of precipitation.

Holman Highlights


Hurray, Hurray, Kindergarten is Full Day! 
Come to Holman’s Kindergarten Orientation!
 Parents will learn about the Kindergarten day, our wonderful school, and the curriculum.  Students will meet their teacher, participate in a brief activity and tour the school.  We look forward to seeing all new Kindergarten students on 
August 31 at 10:00am in the APR.



Holman Summer Reading Challenge 2016! 
Are you up to the Holman Reading Challenge?

Read any 5 books that are good for your interests and reading ability!
Write the title and author of your five books on the chart provided. Or make your own online account for a summer reading log on the Ocean County Library website-- see directions on the link below.
 After you write down your 5 books or type them into your Ocean County Library account, go to ANY Ocean County Library Branch and tell the librarian in the Children’s Department! The librarian will give you a certificate to show that you read your 5 books!  And you will have a chance to win fabulous prizes from the Ocean County Library!  In September, bring your certificate from the Ocean County Library to your new teacher.

When you bring in your certificate of completion, you will receive a coupon for a special treat! You will also be entered into a special raffle to win a Holman Summer Reading Prize Basket! (Thanks to HOPE for providing these prizes!) And you will get to play Kickball with Mr. Karas!
Click here for more information

Holman's Summer Reading Lists can be found on the left side of this page.



Ocean County Library Reading and Math Buddies
The Reading Buddies and Math Buddies programs pair local high school students with elementary aged students. They meet once a week to read together or to sharpen math skills. Students may choose to enroll in both programs, or just one. The dates and session times are listed on this form


Calling All Readers!
Do you Like Baseball?
Do you want to earn a free ticket to a Lakewood BlueClaws Baseball Game?
Then just follow these steps:

1. Keep your Buster's Book Pals Bookmark in a safe place.
2. Read 5 books.
3. Write down your 5 book titles on your bookmark.
4. After you have read and written down your 5 books, ask your parent or guardian to send your bookmark to the Lakewood BlueClaws for a free child's ticket to any home baseball game in May (except for May 25). Your parent or guardian can also order additional tickets for the rest of your family when they send in for your free ticket! 
Happy Reading!


Looking for some Summer fun?  Try Adventure Aquarium!
Save on General Admission to the Aquarium and help HOPE raise money - $5.00 from each ticket will be donated to HOPE!
Click here for more information


Bobcat Benevolence

 Mrs. Macaluso and Mrs. Shilan held a book drive once again this year with the Holman community. They collected gently used and new books and worked with students to categorize the books in preparation for a book sale.  They decided that all money collected would be donated to the Make-a-Wish Foundation.  I am very proud to say that Mrs. Macaluso, Mrs. Shilan and their students have raised $1,270!  Holman's main lobby bulletin board has been decorated with Make-a-Wish stars showcasing the names of all the students and staff that have made a difference by either purchasing a book or making a donation.  These fourth grade students learned so many valuable lessons from this project, other grade level students were able to purchase some great book for a good cause, and money was raised for childhood cancer research.  Congratulations, to our Holman School community for truly making a difference!


Check out the Shoparoo app! 
Use the app to scan any receipt (literally ANY receipt) within 14 days of purchase to help raise money for Holman!
Download from the APP store or Google Play.


Board Briefs

Notice to Parents:
Registration Deadline for
New Students
If you are registering your child in the district for the first time,
you must call before Thursday, Aug. 18 to make an appointment.

We have several staff members
taking registration appointments and we will make every effort to accommodate you.

However, if you do not cal
to make an appointment
before Thursday, Aug. 18,
we CANNOT guarantee
your child will be able
to begin school on Sept. 3.
Call the District Registrar
to Make an Appointment
732-833-4661
NEW!
EVENING APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE!

To accommodate parents who are unable to come in to register during the day, we have scheduled three evening registration dates on:
July 27
August 10
August 17

Evening registrations will be
first come, first served.
See our Registration Page
for Requirements and to Download Forms

Don't Forget Your
Summer Assignments!
New 2016 Assignments are Available Now
Select Image for
Summer Assignments
for All Schools

NEW!!

Jackson School District
CAMP INVENTION



August 1st to August 4th
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
at Johnson Elementary School
Open to students entering Grades 1 - 5

In partnership with the National Inventors Hall of Fame, the Jackson School District is pleased to offer the nationally-acclaimed Camp Invention program to children entering grades one through five. 

It's an exciting, summer adventure with lessons that explore connections between STEM and innovation.  Children will work together to seek solutions to real-world problems and sharpen critical 21st century learning skills while rotating through several fascinating modules. 

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District Happenings

Notice to Parents:
Registration Deadline for New Students
If you are registering your child in the district for the first time, you must call before Thursday, Aug. 18 to make an appointment.

We have several staff members taking registration appointments and we will make every effort
to accommodate you.

However, if you do not call to make an
appointment before Thursday, Aug. 18,
we CANNOT guarantee your child will be
able to begin school on Sept. 3.
Call the District Registrar
to Make an Appointment
732-833-4661
NEW!
EVENING APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE!

To accommodate parents who are unable to come in to register during the day, we have scheduled three evening registration dates on:
July 27
August 10
August 17

Appointments are first-come, first-served.
See our Registration Page
for Requirements and to Download Forms

THINK SUMMER!
Get your little ones ready for
Kindergarten or 1st Grade.
How about summer music programs or
piano or guitar or drum lessons? 
Or gymnastics, karate, drawing or CSI?
There are SO MANY Summer School Programs Available!
Jackson Community School
Spring/Summer 2016
Brochure

Spring/Summer 2016 Brochure

Look Today!


BREAKTHROUGHS
IN
LEARNING

Do you have difficulty communicating with your child? 
Would you like to learn new approaches that bring out positive results both behaviorally and academically?

Free and Open to All Elementary School Parents
Join Us for a Light Meal, too!
Free Childcare!

Sessions in mornings, afternoon and evenings to accommodate parents at four different schools on various dates between January and April.

Attend ANY session at ANY school - Open to all ages and grades!

There is no cost to attend, but you must register, as space is limited. 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER


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Does Your Child Want to Play a Middle School or High School Sport Next Year?

Remember to hand in your completed Pre-Participation Physical Packets to Your Child's Middle School or High School.
 IF you are participating in any school sponsored athletic activity that takes place during the summer time (i.e. fall sports) you must have a current athletic physical.


Start Your Day
the Healthy Way
with School Breakfast!
Low-cost. High Nutrition. See Below. 
 Breakfast Program Info Menus

See Our
District & School Grades
and Other Info on
Harassment, Intimidation
& Bullying
Jackson School District
Anti-Bullying Coordinator

Clifford Menafra
(732) 415-7020
Holman School
Anti-Bullying Specialist

MaryAnn Garbooshian
(732) 833-4620, Ext. 4785
Stay Connected to
News & Info About
Your Child's Education

From the Principal

Summer 2016

 

Dear Holman Families:


I want to thank all of the Holman community for a wonderful school year.  It has been a pleasure working with the staff, students, and parents throughout the year.  I would also like to thank H.O.P.E for all of their support and contributions to our school.  I hope that all parents become active members in this organization.  As we approach the final stretch of the school year and begin the summer months ahead, I encourage you to continue to read with your child each evening.  Time spent reading with young learners has amazing effects on students’ educational success.  Please continue to encourage your child to read and take part in the Kickball with Karas challenge!  You may view this initiative on our school webpage.  I also encourage you to practice addition/subtraction/multiplication/division math facts with your child to help strengthen math skills over the summer.  Have a safe and relaxing summer!

 

Are you moving?

Whether it’s down the block, across town in Jackson, or to a completely different state, if you are moving, please make sure that you contact the main office to update your records or have your files transferred.

 

Hurray, Hurray, Kindergarten is Full Day! 

Come to Holman’s Kindergarten Orientation!
Parents will learn about the Kindergarten day, our wonderful school, and the curriculum.  Students will meet their teacher, participate in a brief activity and tour the school.  We look forward to seeing all new Kindergarten students on August 31 at 10:00am in the APR.


HOPE

If you would like to be updated on upcoming HOPE eventsI encourage you to register for the “HOPE News” REMIND feature for your text and/or email.  Registration is easy.  Click on this REMIND link and follow the instructions on the flyer.

 

Another way to stay connected is to visit and join the “HOPE Parent Reminders” group on Facebook. Follow this link to visit us on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/1734433603438912/

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