Holly Academy

A Public School Academy Authorized by Central Michigan University


Parent Teacher Organization (PTO)

The PTO is an organization of parents and teachers that help promote educational programs, as well as the welfare of children and in the home, school, and community. Our mission as a Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) at Holly Academy is to promote and encourage communications among parents/guardians, teachers, administration and the community. It is our goal to assist in supporting the vision and direction of the school to enrich the learning environment and to exemplify integrity, teamwork, and community while fostering productive, healthy partnerships with teachers and administrative staff. The PTO conducts itself with humble, positive attitudes as we create and maintain relationships honorably and professionally within the school. The organization also sponsors and organizes school events, which deepen our community spirit and enhance our children’s educational experiences at Holly Academy. The PTO is committed to students, parents/guardians and teachers and will represent itself in a respectful manner at all times.

The PTO is a volunteer organization that is able to supplement the needs of Holly Academy through charitable contributions for educational purposes.

Being part of the PTO does not mean you have to come to every meeting. Just be willing to help at events by volunteering your time. All members are valued. All opinions, suggestions, and ideas are welcomed.


2021-2022 PTO Officers

  • President:  Angie Cryderman
  • Vice-President:  Tracy Roney
  • Treasurer:  Lindsay Franson
  • Secretary:  Hope Lawless
  • Committee Director:  Jamie Palarchio
2021-2022 PTO Meeting Dates
Meetings are held at 8:00am in the Auditorium
  • September 1, 2021
  • October 13, 2021
  • November 10, 2021
  • December 8, 2021
  • January 12, 2022
  • February 9, 2022
  • March 9, 2022
  • April 13, 2022
  • May 11, 2022
  • June 8, 2022
For more information contact PTO President Angie Cryderman at PTO.hollyacademy@gmail.com

Parent University

Parent University LogoParent University is an opportunity for parents to sharpen their skills as they work in one of life’s most important and demanding roles. It provides parents and caregivers with information about their vital responsibility in shaping children’s lives. Seminars focus on child development, what children are learning in schools, advocacy, parent leadership and effective parenting skills.


All parents and caregivers are invited.

Typical Parent University Events:

  • New Parent Orientation / Skyward Training / Volunteer Training
  • Fueling Parent Excellence Parenting Seminars-http://www.eventbrite.com/o/parent-university-8395511057
  • Anti-Bullying Workshop
  • Finance Workshop
  • Health Night
  • High School Transition Assembly

Holly Academy Education Foundation (HAEF)

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Our Mission

The Holly Academy Education Foundation (HAEF) expands educational opportunities for Holly Academy students by generating financial assets to achieve current and future academic goals.

Our Direction

In partnership with the school, HAEF provides additional funds for educational purposes through endowment grant distributions. An endowment fund is a permanent, self-sustaining source of revenue for non-profit organizations. Assets are invested and the earnings provide annual distributions.

2018-19 Grant Distribution


HA5K & Husky Fun Run
Run with Your Pack

Leave a Legacy
Join us on the Legacy Wall
PDF LogoLegacy Donation Form

Brick Pavers
Building a Strong Foundation
PDF LogoPaver Order Form

Questions or Interest in one of our fun events?

Please contact hollyacademyeducationfoundation.org


ArtSmart is Holly Academy’s parent-run art program. Each month, children in grades K-5 learn about a famous artist and the technique they use (or used) to create their artwork. The children are then given the tools and opportunity to create their own masterpiece in the style of that artist. We are always in need of willing parents to help with this program. Rest assured, NO ARTISTIC ABILITIES ARE REQUIRED, just a willingness to help!

If you would like to participate in ArtSmart, please email Alysia Kretschmar at haartsmart@gmail.com.

Music Boosters

We are thrilled to offer a comprehensive music program here at Holly Academy. Music education begins in kindergarten with vocal music through elementary and continues through middle school. Instrumental music begins in third grade with recorder karate and band begins in 4th grade. Beginning Band and Advanced Band classes are available free of charge before school for 4th and 5th grade students. Upon entering middle school, Choir, Symphonic Band and the Academy Arts Ensemble are available as electives. Whether your child is interested in singing, brass, woodwinds, steel drums, electric guitar, drums, or something else, we are ready to teach you. Add composing and improvisation and you begin to see what a well rounded music program we have here at Holly Academy.

If music is your passion (or your child’s) and you want get involved, please join the Music Boosters and help us continue to inspire excellence in all we do here at Holly Academy. For more information, contact Matt Dufresne at dufresm@hollyacademy.org.

Husky Helps

Husky Helps is a school community food pantry located across from the music room.



ALSO BY APPOINTMENT – Please send all requests or comments to huskyhelps@hollyacademy.org. You may print out a form from the attachment located below.

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Talk Us Up Campaign


We are so pleased that referrals from our current families are our main source of attracting new students. We’d like to express our gratitude to you for referring friends to Holly Academy through our “Talk Us Up” campaign. Ask about our Information Nights for potential parents.

For every family who attends Information Night and uses your name as their referral, you will receive a complimentary coffee gift card.

In addition, for every family with a student who attends Holly Academy in the fall (or earlier) and mentions your name as a referral, you will receive a FREE YEARBOOK next school year!

Flyers for Information Nights are available in the office if you’d like to pass them out to friends. Thank you!

Holly Academy
820 Academy Rd., Holly, MI 48442
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