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Exciting Activities & Opportunities at Holmes Elementary

Olive Garden lunch

Miss Puccio’s K-1 classroom raised the most money for the Pennies for Patients campaign to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, and enjoyed a fun Olive Garden lunch as their reward.


Student reading poem

First-grader Elise Leistner reading her poem to her peers.

Gr. 1 students hosted a “Starbooks Poetry Café” on April 16. The library was transformed into a cafe where students read poems they had written and enjoyed some café treats.


Tracy Caruana and fourth-grade student Brianna Hayes

School Support Specialist Tracy Caruana and fourth-grade student Brianna Hayes

On March 26, the school celebrated “Purple Day” to raise awareness for epilepsy. Holmes Elementary staff and students raised a total of $170.75 that was donated to the epilepsy monitoring floor of Oishei’s Children’s Hospital.


Students holding tennis rackets

From left, Karla Haugabook, Alex Gasiorek, Anna Zobrist and Carly Haugabook

Students were excited to receive new tennis equipment and curricula from Net Generation, a USTA-sponsored program that promotes tennis in an easy-to-learn PE program tailored for all ages and abilities giving children a game that will help them build friendships and lean skills they'll use for life. (Special thanks go out to April Liebler)


Bandits players speaking with students

The Buffalo Bandits visited PE classes on May 16 and did an excellent job filling in for PE teachers Mrs. Zona and Mrs. Liebler. The students loved meeting the players, learning about their backgrounds, and asking questions. Most importantly, the students enjoyed learning the fundamentals of lacrosse.