What We Do

customers  Welcome to the Holmes School PTO! We are all grateful to be part of a vibrant and enriching school community. But the school and the district can’t do it all themselves.
That is where we come in: making things better together.

Get Involved

collaboration  Share your talents and have some fun with us! It feels great to make a positive impact on the school experience for our little ones. Whether it’s once a week or once a year, there are countless ways you can help out.


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Upcoming Events


Gender Revolution Screening

Please join the Holmes PTO for a community screening of National Geographic’s “Gender Revolution,” which follows Katie Couric as she explores the complexities of gender identity. Learn more about gender, and terminology, and participate in a discussion about how to support students, families, and our community. 5:45p Meet in cafeteria for free pizza dinner (please rsvp for space here) http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2874500 6:15p Childcare starts in the multi-purpose room for fun games and activities 6:15 - 7:45p “Gender Revolution” screening in the Holmes School Auditorium 7:45p Community Discussion - “Talking With Kids About Gender”

Parent Workshop: How to Raise Resilient Children

This presentation will review specific interventions designed to assist children in managing their anxiety, as well as promote increased motivation, healthy goals setting and active school engagement for the child. Factors that contribute to avoidant behaviors, as well as ways to early identify maladaptive coping responses will be explored. Attendees leaving the presentation will have learned how to develop parenting strategies to assist their children with healthy coping responses and engage them in effective communication and language that promotes self-advocacy and independence.  Childcare will be provided please contact Lou Anne Johannesson ljohannesson@op97.org.

PTO Community Meeting (Evening)

District 97 board members will be present to discuss the latest details about the April referenda and the impact that it will have on our school, students, and community.  Additionally, Principal Zelaya and her team will come to discuss Second Step, the new social emotional curriculum being rolled out districtwide.   As always, free childcare is provided.

Dine Out – Nando’s Peri Peri

Please join us for our March Dine Out at Nando's Peri Peri, located at 1138 Lake Street.  Dine Out hours are 4-11 pm. 40% will go back to Holmes PTO.

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Recent Galleries

Red Mango Day – 2016
Garden Planting  – 2016
PokeMon Hawktion Party – 2016
Guest Reader Day – 2016
Pancake Breakfast – 2014
International Taste of Holmes 2014