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May 2013 Holliston PTSA Newsletter

by Lisa Kaplan
April 30, 2013

The PTSA Auction goes live May 1 and will run through May 31.


The PTSA Auction goes live May 1 and will run through May 31.  There are many great items to bid on – a few are listed below.  Remember all of this money goes back to our schools to help support curriculum enhancement, fund teacher grants, student scholarships, and parent education forums.   Bid early and often!!!  www.biddingforgood.com

           Family membership to Chamberlain Pines

           Summer Camps  - Babson College, Lil Folk Farm, Camp Cody, Mass. Premier Soccer, Prana

           Gift certificates to many local stores and restaurants – TJ’s Food and Spirits, Casey’s, Roche Bros, Grapevine, Coffee Haven, Fiske’s

           Upper Town Hall rental

           York’s Wild Kingdom VIP passes

           Belkin Lookout Farm – 2013 season pass for family of 4

           Passes to Skyzone Boston

           Family fun package for 4 to Ryan Family Amusement

           Gift certificate to Roller Kingdom for deluxe birthday party

           Red Sox tickets 

If you are a local business owner and would like to donate please go to the PTSA website to find the 2013 donor contract.  http://www.hollistonptsa.org/


Square 1 Art products will arrive just in time for Mother's Day!  Non-breakable products will be sent home via Backpacks.  However, coffee mugs and cookie plates can be picked up in Miller Multi- Purpose Room on Thursday, May 9th and Friday, May 10th.  Please note the times. If you are unable to pick up during these hours, please ask a friend/family to pick up for you. 


Thursday, May 9      2:45 PM - 4:00 PM

Friday, May 10          2:45 PM - 4:00 PM 

Neela Patel, 774-217-3518



The last School Committee Office Hours of the year are Friday, May 3, 7:30-8:30 am at Pejamajo Cafe.  Hope to see you then and at Town Meeting on Monday, May 6! 

Erica Plunkett

School Committee


May is Arts Month in Holliston! Along with spring blossoms, this month brings the flowering of many student projects and productions: 

May 9, 7pm, HHS Auditorium                   Lion King Extravaganza, HHS Band and Chorus

May 14, 7pm, HHS Auditorium                  RAMS Band and Chorus Spring Concert

May 16, 4-8pm, HHS                                   Art Saves Lives!

May 22, 6pm, RAMS Auditorium               RAMS Art and Jazz Night  

Congratulations to 7th-grade fine arts student Michaela Michielli who received the Award of Excellence from the national PTA Reflections contest. Michaela's painting "The Face of Diversity" took the award in the Visual Arts, Middle School Division. Her award-winning artwork was also featured on the cover of the latest issue of "Teachers of Color." You can see her work at the HMAPA website hollistonmusicandarts.org .

If you haven't joined HMAPA yet this year, there's still time! Your contribution will help fund our senior scholarships and teacher grants. 

Leslie Dooley

HMAPA President

Please help HABA BUILD IT! by joining us for a celebratory night out!

Help us celebrate the groundbreaking

for the new Sports Welcome Facility at the entrance to Kamitian Field!



BUILD IT! Fundraiser

BBQ & Barn Dance

For Kamitian Field Sports Facility

Friday, May 10th


Historical Society Barn

Music by Hillbilly Pop
BBQ by Casey's
Wine & Beer Cash Bar

$40 Donation per Ticket

Tickets can be purchased online at the Holliston HABA link on the school website (https://sites.google.com/site/habaholliston/)

or in person by talking to a HABA team liaison (see "Team Liaison" tab on home page for contact info).

If you can't make it on May 10th, but want to support the BUILD IT! Campaign to build the Kamitian Field Sports Facility, you can make a general donation to the campaign on the HABA website home page or send a check to HABA, 370 Hollis Street, Holliston, MA 01746.


Donations can be made in any amount, but will receive recognition under the following criteria:

Friends of HABA - $100+:  Your name or business printed in a year-long sports program.

Bronze Level -- $500+:   Your name or business permanently engraved on a BRONZE plaque and a business card size year-long sports program advertisement. 
Silver Level -- $1000+:   Your name or business permanently engraved on a SILVER plaque and a 1/4 page year-long sports program advertisement.
Gold Level -- $2500+:  Your name or business permanently engraved on a GOLD plaque and a 1/2 page year-long sports program advertisement.
Grand Sponsors -- $5,000+ :  Recognition to be determined by donor and HABA and submitted to School Committee for final approval.


Contact Fred Snow at fsnowmen@verizon.net with questions or for more information about donations to the BUILD IT! Campaign.