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Red Ribbon week this week!

Monday, Oct. 26

            Red Ribbon Day!

Tuesday, Oct. 27

            “Sock it to drugs!” – Student may wear silly socks!

Wednesday, Oct. 28

            “Team up against drugs!” – Student may wear a favorite team’s apparel or a Holmes T-shirt.

Thursday, Oct. 29

            “Hat Day!” – Just because it’s fun!

Friday, Oct. 30

            “Go Big Red!” – Everyone Wear Red!

Thank you for supporting your child and TEAMING with us as we work to teach the importance of living an illegal drug free life style.

No School Oct 15th and 16th

Oct 15th is an elementary plan day. Students in elementary school are out while their teachers plan. Oct 16th is Fall Break, all students are out.

Bubba’s Closet

Bubba’s Closet

Every year, Lincoln Public Schools Elementary Principals Network organizes and distributes winter clothing through the Bubba’s Closet event. This year’s event will look a little different due to the current pandemic safety protocols put into place.

Instead of a Saturday event, families who are in need of winter coats for their pre-school and elementary aged children are asked to fill out a form ( by Friday, Sept. 25. You will need to include your contact information, the child’s size, age and school. Elementary principals cannot guarantee a new coat for every child, but they will do their best to fulfill as many requests as possible. Coats will be distributed to students through their school during the last week of October.

If you have any questions, please contact our office at 402-436-1143.

Donating to Bubba’s Closet:

Those who are interested in donating to Bubba’s Closet this year are encouraged to give through the Foundation for Lincoln Public Schools Fund a Need campaign Funds raised will be used to help fill the coat requests from families.

Donations of new coats (tags still on the garment) will also be accepted at each elementary school. Please call our office at 402-436-1143 ahead of time to arrange dropping off the donation.

Updates to site

If you miss a School Messenger from Mr Muggy, they are archived by date. Click the “School Messenger” link on the Holmes main webpage to find them all.

Welcome to 20-21

School Messenger

July 26, 2020

“I dreamed I stood in a studio and watched two sculptors there.

The clay they used was a child’s mind, and they fashioned it with care.

One was a teacher using tools of books, music and art.

One, a parent, who worked with a guiding hand and a gentle loving heart.

Day after day the teacher toiled with touch that was deft and sure, while the parent and teacher labored side-by-side and polished and smoothed it o’er.

And when at last their task was done, they were proud of what they had wrought.

For the thing they had molded into the child could neither be sold or bought.

And each agreed they would have failed if they had worked along.

For behind the teacher stood the school, and behind the parent… the home.”

And welcome back to what surely will be a wonderful and interesting school year!

I wanted to take this time to thank parents for their patience as LPS and Holmes Elementary School worked through plans to start the 2020-2021 school year.

Procedures and systems for how to operate as a school have been constructed under the guidance of the Lincoln Lancaster Health Department and the State Department of Education.

Our plans are to have 100% in-person learning, unless parents opt for a Remote Learning option, or the Lincoln/Lancaster County COVID – 19 Risk Dial goes to Red.

Hand washing, physical distancing, student self-monitoring, cohort groupings and the importance of wearing a mask are all important aspects of our programming.

A partnership between home and school has never been more important!

*Postcards identifying who your child’s teacher will be will be sent on Monday, July 27th. Parents should expect to receive them this week.

*Because the COVID-19 Risk Level is Orange, the Holmes’ Open House will be done virtually. Grade level teams will post a Virtual Open House video that families will have access to via the Holmes Website, on Monday, August 10th at 6:00 PM

*The first three days of school have been designated as early release days.

School will start at 8:15 AM and end at 1:33 PM during the first 3 days of school (Aug. 12th, 13th and 14th).

*Students are asked not to arrive at school before 7:45 AM as supervision is not available until that time. Students are to report to the upper east playground walking track if at school before 8:10 AM when the weather is good, or use door #1 and report to a designated location during inclement weather. Students must arrive to school wearing a mask, or will be given a disposable mask to wear until a permanent mask can be shared with them upon entering the building. Each student will receive two permanent, washable facemasks.

*Students who come to school to eat breakfast may enter through door #1 starting at 7:45 AM. Students should not be at school before 7:45 AM as there is no supervision until after that time.

*Kindergarten students will meet with their teachers in the front of the building the first three days of school.

*No parents will be allowed in the building, other than to the office area, and may not go on the playground with their students.

*After discussing dismissal procedures with parents and staff, changes were made last school year to help facilitate a smoother dismissal at Holmes, with hopes that 52nd Street can be better utilized.

*Teachers will teach until 2:53 PM and then have students put materials away.

*Kindergarten will exit door #4 (west side of building).

*1st Grade will exit door #1 and move to the west (south side of building).

*2nd Grade will exit door #8 and walk up the middle west stairs (west side of building).

*3rd Grade will exit door #1 and move to the east (south side of the building).

*4th Grade will exit door #10 and walk up the northwest stairs (west side of the building).

*5th Grade will exit door #18 and exit toward the bike rack (east side of the building).

The location of these doors can be found by clicking on the Holmes Traffic Map on the Holmes Webpage.

*Like us on Facebook by clicking the Facebook tab on the bottom right corner of the Homes Web Site.

Holmes staff appreciates the support we receive from our good Holmes families and look forward to working in partnership throughout what is certain to be a wonderful school year!


Tim Muggy, Proud Principal

Holmes Elementary School

5th grade Return and Retrieve, Wed. May 20th

Lincoln Public Schools
Lincoln Public Schools

SUBJECT: 5th Graders Returning & Retrieving Items at School

Dear 5th grade families,

As the school year comes to a close, we want to provide your 5th grader the opportunity to come to school to return any LPS items they have at home and to retrieve their personal belongings.  Lincoln Public Schools has compiled a checklist for your convenience.  Students in Preschool-4th grade and siblings of 5th graders will not be participating in the return and retrieve plan.  They will get their belongings at another time when safety precautions are lessened. 

Return & Retrieve Date:  Wednesday, May 20, 2020

(9 to 10 – Hennig’s class / 10 to 11 Lambe’s class / 11 to 12 Podraza’s class)

Drive-through only

Rain Date: Thursday, May 21, 2020 (will be communicated by principal)

NOTE:  5th graders keep their Chromebook and charger.  They will take them to 6th grade in the fall.

5th Graders Checklist / Return List…

  • Musical instrument owned by the school (loaned to student through fee waiver)
  • School textbooks
  • LPS library books
  • Classroom library books belonging to the teacher
  • Anything else that belongs to the school or teacher
  • Do not return your Chromebook and charger (Keep for 6th grade

             unless you are moving and will not return  to LPS in the fall)

This return and retrieve process will be drive-through only.  

  • Students and families will not come into the building
  • The drive through will be located in the *East Staff Parking Area. We’ll use door #18 to help facilitate pickup.
  • A walk-up station will be on site for anyone biking or walking to the school
  • To minimize the number of people gathering at one time, we will follow the schedule below. If you are not able to come at that assigned time, please come at a time that works for your family

Return & Retrieve Date:  Wednesday, May 20, 2020

(9 to 10 – Hennig’s class / 10 to 11 Lambe’s class / 11 to 12 Podraza’s class)

  • To ensure safe health practices, we want the pick up process to be quick and efficient.
    • Stay in your vehicle
    • Masks and gloves are recommended
    • Have items to return to school in the trunk, if possible
    • Follow the traffic pattern and directions from school staff wearing safety vests
    • Smiles, waves and warm greetings are welcome
    • Please no high fives, hugs, fist bumps for school staff
    • There will not be time for questions, visiting or conferencing.  Please contact your child’s teacher through email or by calling the school office if you have questions

We appreciate your partnership in supporting your child’s education at home.  We know this has been a very unusual time and we hope our efforts to engage your student in learning opportunities has been helpful. 

Thank you for your help!  Please call the school office if you have questions regarding the return and retrieve process. 

(402) 436 – 1143

We can’t wait to see our 5th graders on Wednesday, May 20th!


Tim Muggy, Proud Principal

Holmes Elementary School


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