Holly Academy

A Public School Academy Authorized by Central Michigan University

Parent Involvement

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.

For more information contact PTO President Angie Cryderman at PTO.hollyacademy@gmail.com

2022-2023 PTO Officers

2022-2023 PTO Meeting Dates

Meetings are held at 8:00am (Location TBD)

  • September 14, 2022
  • October 12, 2022
  • November 9, 2022
  • December 14, 2022
  • January 11, 2023
  • February 8, 2023
  • March 8, 2023
  • April 12, 2023
  • May 10, 2023
  • June 7, 2023 (Last week of school)

Holly Academy Education Foundation (HAEF)

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.

2021 – 2022 Grant Distributions

  • Mr. Dufresne: Yeti Mics to improve sound quality of student recordings
  • Mrs. Sprague: Wrist bells to help young students with learning keeping the beat
  • Mrs. Finneran: Interactive physics equipment to better engage students in physics concepts
  • Mrs. Adrianse: UV goggle sanitizing cabinet to bring greater time efficiency to the classroom
  • Mrs. Maly: Headphones, Kindle kids+ subscription
  • Mr. Spooner: “Edge” disc golf equipment
  • 3rd grade team (Mrs. Mison, Mrs. Horton, & Mrs. Cuatt): International art exchange

Questions or Interest in one of our fun events?

Contact HAEF at Hollyacademyeducationfoundation.org/contact

H.A.E.F. Logo

HA5K & Husky Fun Run

Saturday June 4, 2022

Leave a Legacy

Join us on the Legacy Wall

Brick Pavers

Building a Strong Foundation

Husky Helps Pantry


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.

Art Smart

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.


Bring a Student to Holly Academy and get a free yearbook or coffee shop gift card!

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