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Holly Lane Elementary School

Holly Lane PTA

Welcome to the 2018/2019 school year at Holly Lane!

The Holly Lane Elementary PTA is a group of dedicated parents, families, and Holly Lane staff who work together for our children and the betterment of their education, health, welfare and safety. It allows us to do a far bigger and better job than any of us could do alone. We sponsor fun and educational events, activities, and programs throughout the year to include Holiday Parties, Inquiry Day, Community Outreach, International Baccalaureate Recognition, Book Store, Young Authors, One School One Book, Veterans Day, and much more.

The 2018/19 school year is planned to be our last year as a Holly Lane community. Our goal this year is to recognize everyone that has played a role, no matter how big or small, in the success of our students and in making wonderful memories for everyone. We hope to continue to strengthen the Holly Lane community, and ultimately the Westlake community, by bringing together ALL parents, extended families, staff, and students to make this school year the best one yet. Please do not hesitate to reach out with questions, comments, or suggestions at hollylanepta@gmail.com.

We look forward to seeing you at meetings, events, and activities throughout the year. Your involvement is the key to improving the experiences we provide our children. All efforts are appreciated and welcomed. Let's spend this year celebrating our children and our community! Thank you!

Susan Hunter, Holly Lane PTA President

PresidentSusan Hunter
1st VPErin Baesel
2nd VP (Fundraising)Sarah Eckel
TreasurerEmily Emmerich
SecretaryCarolyn Kane
Corresponding SecretaryPatti Barnes
Council DelegateJulia Knotek
Council DelegateSarah Tenorio

PTA Programs

Direct Donation Drive

Holly Lane PTA Direct Donation Drive

NO Fall FUNDRAISING!

Every family that donates is entered into a drawing to win a $100 Visa gift card!

In lieu of a Fall Fundraiser, this year we are striving to collect $5,000 through a Direct Donation Drive. Anyone, including friends and family, can donate to help Holly Lane reach our goal! A Direct Donation is a tax-deductible donation directly to our PTA.

Holly Lane PTA funds many of the activities and events that enrich the lives of the Holly Lane students and community throughout the year. We spend over $13,000 each year to pay for, or contribute towards, the following events, activities, and publications:

Holiday Parties, Student Directory, Inquiry Day, Community Outreach, International Baccalaureate Recognition, Book Store, Young Authors Program and Book Binding, One School One Book, Veterans Day, Reflections Program, AND more!

Funds are raised each year through a variety of ways including fundraisers, Box Top rewards, Spring Fun Fair, and direct donations. The suggested amount, based on our enrollment and cost per student, is $25 per student. However, any amount you can donate is very much appreciated. 100% of your donation is available for Holly Lane PTA to use for our students!

Please help us reach our $5000 GOAL. We have two options this year!

1.Donate online: https://hl-direct-donation.cheddarup.comOR

2.Complete a form and return it to school along with your payment

PTA Communications Information

Holly Lane Communications

PTA, Holly Lane Elementary, and Westlake City Schools

There is always a lot going on at Holly Lane and in the Westlake City School District. We want you to be informed! Here are the ways in which information is communicated:

Flyers and Flyer Connection

Flyers: Flyers are periodically sent home with students in their take-home folders but are also usually available electronically via the Holly Lane eBlast and Flyer Connection.

Flyer Connection: Westlake City School District’s Flyer Connection website is at https://www.wlake.org/parents/parent-resources/flyer-connection. It includes e-flyers from the community and local organizations, as well as some flyers from the District.

Holly Lane eBlast

The Holly Lane eBlast is our weekly electronic newsletter that provides announcements from the school and Holly Lane PTA. It includes links to forms, flyers, calendars, and more. Most school-specific information is sent via the eBlast.

If you do not yet receive the Holly Lane eBlast, please sign up by sending an email to hollylanepta@gmail.com. Please provide your name, email address, and grade(s) of your child(ren).

Remind

The PTA is using the Remind App to share information via text messages directly to your phone. You can expect between 2-5 messages per week. If you do not already use the Remind App simply text the message “@hollylane” to the number 81010 to start receiving text messages. If you already use the Remind app simply join the class @hollylane.

Social Media

Facebook and Twitter are used to share information about what’s happening at our schools and in the District.

Holly Lane PTA is on Facebook (Holly Lane Elementary School PTA) and on Twitter (@HollyLanePTA)

Holly Lane Elementary School is on Twitter (@HollyLaneWlake)

Westlake Council of PTAs is on Facebook (Westlake Council of PTAs) and on Twitter (@WestlakePTA)

Westlake City School District is on Facebook (Westlake City School District) and on Twitter (@WestlakeSchools)

Websites

Holly Lane: https://www.wlake.org/our-schools/holly-lane-elementary

Westlake City School District: https://www.wlake.org/

Westlake City School District’s Key Communique

The Key Communique is a periodic e-newsletter that provides information about what’s going on in the District. If you do not yet receive the Key Communique and wish to, sign up by contacting Kim Bonvissuto at Bonvissuto@wlake.org.

Westlake Schools App

Stay updated 24/7/365 with the Westlake Schools mobile app designed to enable everyone to stay informed on important issues, information and activities underway within our schools. The free Westlake Schools app is available for download in the Google Play Store for Android and in the App Store for Apple products. Look for the green & white "W."

Rewards and Rebates Information

Rewards and Rebates

Holly Lane PTA Indirect Fundraising

Are you aware that you can support our school and students through a variety of reward and rebate programs that are connected to programs or services that you already use? Several reward/rebate programs donate a portion of your purchase to the school of your choice and are simple to sign up for. These programs include:

Bonus Box Tops for Education (clip box tops and send in with your student)

http://www.boxtops4education.com/earn

Giant Eagle “Apples for the Students” (connect your GE Advantage card to Holly Lane on the “My School Programs” page using ID# 2363)

https://www.gianteagle.com/Save/Education--Community-Enrichment-/Apples-for-the-Students/

Amazon Smile (add PTA Ohio Congress Holly Lane El as your charitable organization)

https://smile.amazon.com/ch/23-7256916

Visit the Westlake Council of PTAs for information on how the PTA as a whole supports students, parents and community.