Holly Pond Elementary
Holly Pond Elementary
The mission of Holly Pond Elementary
School is to assist the students in
mastering the necessary skills needed
to reach their greatest potential and to
become confident, self-directed,
• Holly Pond Elementary is proud to be an
AMSTI school, where students learn
math, science, and technology through
activity-based, inquiry approaches
consistent with the latest research on
effective math and science instruction.
Holly Pond Elementary is a Title I school.
We earn Federal Funds based on the
percentage of students who are eligible
for free or reduced lunches.
If you think you might qualify for free or
reduced lunches, please complete a form
and return it to the lunchroom manager
Title I funds at HPE provide:
• 1 teacher
• Instructional materials and supplies
Parent Involvement funds are used to pay
for our monthly parent newsletters and
resources for parents.
21st Century After School
3:00-5:30 daily starting August 11th
• Homework assistance
• Snack provided
• $25.00 per week
Attendance Policies &
Any student who arrives after 8:00 a.m. is to be signed in by a parent/guardian in
the office before he/she comes to class.
Any student who checks out during the school day MUST be checked out at the
Parents are not to extend their visits in the classroom past the first bell in the
morning. If you have a matter to discuss with the teacher, please schedule an
appointment during his/her planning time or after school hours.
All visitors MUST first report to the office and receive a visitor’s pass before
coming to the lunchroom or classroom. This includes all parents and classroom
The office closely monitors excessive absences and early checkouts. All absences
must be accompanied by a doctor’s excuse or a written note from a parent for the
absence to be excused.
Three (3) parent notes are allowed each semester. Excuses must be turned in
within 3 days of the absence. The office retains all doctor’s excuses and parent
Only 6 absences are allowed for one school year. Students can be retained due to
Three (3) tardies equal one (1) absence.
Please read carefully the section concerning attendance
in the Cullman County School Student Handbook.
No drop off or pick
up allowed at HPES
Please follow all drop off Parking
and pick up procedures so
that we may do everything
possible to protect our
If you should need to come in to Turn
the school for any reason in the
morning, please park by the gym.
The parking spaces at the front
of the school are reserved for Holly Pond
personnel only. Elementary
278 Merge The lane from the church will
merge into lane 2. Lane 2 will
Lane 2 then merge into Lane 1 before
HP reaching the building.
Sch- Lane 1
light Brooklyn Road/County Rd 1718
If the line on HP School Road is full, you must go to the church parking lot
to get in line. It is unlawful to block the road.
DROP-OFF & PICK-UP
•School Supplies $25.00
K-1 Room # 27
2-3 Room # 5
4-5 Room # 13
•PTO Membership $5.00 (1 per family)
•Lunch (5 days) $8.75
You may pay in cash or make your check payable to HPES.
• Please send lunch money on Monday each week. You will be
notified when your child’s balance is low or insufficient. If you
receive a note regarding your child’s lunch balance, please send
money the next day.
Lunch: $1.75/day or $8.75 per week
Reduced: $0.40/day or $2.00 per week Extra Milk: $0.25
Adult Lunch: $2.50
Breakfast: $1.00/day or $5.00 per week
Reduced: $0.30/day or $1.50 per week
Adult Breakfast: $1.50
We Need Your Help!
Please join the Holly Pond School PTO!
The PTO of Holly Pond School is very active
in supporting all aspects of our schools.
Dues are $5.00 per family regardless of the
number of children in school.
We invite all parents to participate by
joining, working in the concession stands at
athletic events, and attending PTO events.
Ways to Help Our School
Participate in the following
programs that help our school earn
money, books, and computers.
Boxtops for Education
Look for products with the Boxtops for
Education emblem. Cut out the boxtop and
send it to your child’s teacher or the office.
Money earned from this program helps our
school purchase books and other classroom
Capri Sun or Kool-Aid
HPES is participating in a program that
recycles the drink pouches from Capri Sun and
Please cut off the top close to the seam and
rinse out the pouch. Then send the pouches to
school in a Ziploc bag.
Everyone wins! Our school earns money for
each pouch, which is recycled into interesting
A great way to help our school earn money
is by completing the Computers for
Just fill in 11 accurate and complete
addresses for relatives and friends.
Return the booklet completed and your
child receives a prize and is entered in
the drawing for a really cool prize!
Recycle Ink & Toner
Donate your empty ink or toner cartridges to your
child’s classroom. Our school receives credits from
office supply stores by participating in their recycling
program. Our school can use these credits to
purchase copy paper. Teachers can use these credits
to purchase copy paper and new ink cartridges for
their classroom printers.
Just cut off the label and return
to the library. Please be sure not
to cut on the UPC label.
• When you shop at a Target store using your
REDcard, Target will donate 1% to the school you
designate. (You may apply either in the store or
online for a REDcard.)
• Enroll in their Take Charge of Education program
• Target will send a monthly check to our school to be
used for classroom supplies.
Pop tops from Soft Drink
• Please save the pop tops from
soft drink cans.
• We turned in 364 pounds of pop
tops this past summer.
• The funds from these pop tops
are given to the Ronald McDonald
House to help pay for lodging for
parents of hospitalized children.
Please save the caps off of Coke
products and send to school in
a Ziploc bag. Our school can
submit the codes from the
inside of the cap to earn
points that can be redeemed
from Coke for items such as
computers, and many more.
Tyson A+ Project
Clip and Save Tyson Project A+
Labels on Tyson Products. Our
school can then redeem them
for school related items.
Jackets & Coats
Please use a permanent
marker to put your
child’s name on
his/her lunchbox and
on the label his/her
jacket or coat.