Holloway Elementary School
6611 Pilliod Road
Holland, Ohio 43528
Principal: Mr. William Renwand
Doors Open at 8:20 AM
School Starts at 8:35 AM
Dismissal is at 3:00 PM
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Welcome to Holloway Elementary School, where our mission of "Learning today to prepare for tomorrow"- is seen every day throughout our building. Holloway Hornets have high academic standards, as evidenced through past Ohio Department of Education ratings of EXCELLENT, and EXCELLENT WITH DISTINCTION. We are very proud of the entire Holloway family - students, parents, faculty, and staff - for consistently being recognized for outstanding academic achievement. We truly are committed to being exceptional - - without exception!
Testimonial for Holloway Parents Mark and Kristin Brooks
"Our daughter Kelsey is going into the 2nd grade
at Holloway Elementary. We could not ask for a
better environment for her to grow and learn than
Holloway. The teachers and support staff are top
notch! They are caring and respectful of the children
and parents. I appreciate that Holloway is culturally
diverse and is a great example of what a public school
looks like today in 2013. Kelsey feels a true part of her
school; she loves her friendsand teachers and continues
to thrive. We believe she is getting a well-rounded
education, including her love of music and art. We look
forward to being a part of the future at Holloway and
seeing Kelsey continue to strive to be the best student
she can be. "
Principal's Weekly Message
exceptional - - without exception!
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Stop, Drop, and Roll!
Stop, Drop, and Roll were the words echoing from the various classes at Holloway this past week. October 5-11 was Fire Prevention Week. Students at Holloway were involved in many safety lessons throughout the week with a culminating event of having the local Springfield Township Fire Department visiting our kindergarten and first grade students. Students had a chance to learn about the different fire vehicles, explore the EMT ambulance, and participate in the smoke house program.
As part of our monthly safety procedures the building held a fire drill and a building level “lock down” drill. Fire drills are design to have all students and staff quickly and safely exit the building and report to their designated safety zones. By using sets of talk-abouts, small walkie-talkies, the staff communicates and confirms that the building is clear and all persons are accounted for. In lock down, all students are secured in their classrooms and notified of a potential situation inside or outside of our building.
Parents this is a great time to review with their children, making sure your home is equipped with a working fire alarm and designing and practicing an emergency escape plan. These are just two things you can do to help keep your family safe from home fires.
For how-to guides, safety tips, a planning kit, teaching materials and more about National Fire Prevention Week or fire safety, visit the NFPA Web site at http://www.NFPA.org/FPW.
Recess Play and the Changing Weather
Fall has arrived and with it big changes in the weather. It is not uncommon to have a 20 to 30 degree swing in the temperatures from morning to afternoon. You can help us by making sure your child is dressed for the changing weather. Students go outside for recess everyday as long as the temperature and/or wind chill is above 20 degrees. Also keep in mind that October 31 is the last day for students to wear shorts to school.
So…start breaking out the coats, hats and gloves. It helps to have your child’s items labeled with a name inside of the items. That helps identify them if it makes its way to our lost and found. We need your help to keep your child warm and safe. Have the students dress in layers if they are cold during the day in the classroom. Coats are not appropriate classroom dress. Students may bring a sweater or sweatshirt to wear during the day.
Mr. Brunner and Ms. Corey our recess monitors at Holloway, remind us that when students are outside for recess each day to please play safe and follow all rules especially when playing a group game like soccer or basketball. We ask them to remember to play fairly and to be kind to one another and keep our hands to ourselves. On wet weather days, our play areas may change or climbing equipment may be closed. Students are to line up quickly when the whistle blows.
Everyday our students have opportunities to show they know how to respect others and to have fun in the process of playing with their classmates. Respect is one of the 3-“R”s of Holloway and a pillar in our character education program. As parents, you can help your child learn to be a respectful “Good Sport” at home and at school and enjoy working and playing safely with others.
But remember, Are you prepared for an indoor recess day??