Mrs. Verona Holder » Welcome to 5th Grade!

Welcome to 5th Grade!

     My name is Verona Holder and the 2018-2019 school year is my 14th as a teacher. I earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Miami in Florida, and a Master of Arts in teaching with a concentration in Early Childhood Education from Mercer University in Georgia. I have taught Pre-K, Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade in Georgia, California, and Hawaii. This is my 3rd year as a teacher at Mililani Waena and I am sure that it will be my best year yet!
     A little about me...I have three children, Jalen is a senior, Justin is a sophomore, and Vyaari is in second grade. My husband, my children, and I enjoy hiking, taking daily walks, watching movies, and traveling to other states and countries every chance we get. We are enjoying every minute of our time on this beautiful island and I look forward to making many more memories with my new class.


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Quarter 3 SFPT Rotation and Schedule



Wednesday, 1/9 – Students Return (Lunch Monitors)

Monday, 1/14 – Technology

Friday, 1/18 - Art / PE

Monday, 1/21 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – NO SCHOOL

Wednesday, 1/23 – Mililani Middle School Field Trip

Friday, 1/25 – Music/ Hawaiian Studies (Lunch Monitors)

Thursday, 1/31 – STEM (Lunch Monitors)

Friday, 2/1 – Complex Fitness Fun Day

Tuesday, 2/5 – PE / Art

Monday, 2/11 – Teacher Institute Day – NO SCHOOL

Tuesday, 2/12 - Hawaiian Studies / Music (Lunch Monitors)

Monday, 2/18 – Presidents’ Day – NO SCHOOL

Tuesday, 2/19 – Technology

Monday, 2/25 - Art / PE

Friday, 3/1 – Music/ Hawaiian Studies

Thursday, 3/7 – STEM

Friday, 3/8 – (Lunch Monitors)

Tuesday, 3/12 – PE / Art

Wednesday, 3/13 – Quarter 3 Recognition Assembly

Friday, 3/15 – MWES Fitness Fun Day (End of 3rd Quarter)

Monday, 3/18 – Friday, 3/22 – SPRING BREAK - NO SCHOOL

Monday, 3/25 – Students return to School

Tuesday, 3/26 – Prince Kuhio Day – NO SCHOOL

The Making of a Myth:
Imagine that you just found out you have a mythological god for a parent! Write a two-page story about your first meeting. Be sure to include details in your story that give your reader a sense of who your mythological parent is and how you and your newly discovered parent are alike.
I'll send it in for you! 
Get your story to me by Friday, November 30th:)
~Mrs. Holder
Localicious 2019 Art & Poetry Contest
Please read the criteria carefully! 
Please turn entries in to Mrs. Holder by Tuesday, November 27th in order for it to be sent in on time!

Quarter 2 SFPT/Schedule

Thursday, 10/18 - Music / Hawaiian Studies
Monday, 10/22 - Friday, 11/2 - PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES (Dismissal at 1:00) 
Friday, 10/26 - STEM
Thursday, 11/1 - Camp Erdman
Friday, 11/2 - Camp Erdman
Monday, 11/5 - PE / Art
Tuesday, 11/6 - Election Day: NO SCHOOL
Monday, 11/12 - Veteran's Day: NO SCHOOL
Tuesday, 11/13 - Hawaiian Studies / Music
Wednesday, 11/14 - (Dismissal at 2:05 p.m.)
Friday, 11/16 - Fun Fair (Dismissal at 1:00 p.m.) 
Monday, 11/19 - Technology
Thursday, 11/22 - Thanksgiving Day: NO SCHOOL
Friday, 11/23 - Thanksgiving Day Holiday: NO SCHOOL
Tuesday, 11/27 - Art / PE
Monday, 12/3 - Music / Hawaiian Studies
Friday, 12/7 - STEM
Thursday, 12/13 - PE / Art
Tuesday, 12/18 - Hawaiian Studies / Music
Wednesday, 12/19 - Recognition Assembly (Dismissal at 2:05 p.m.)
Friday, 12/21 - (Dismissal at 1:05 p.m.)
Monday, 12/24 - Friday, 1/4 - Winter Break: NO SCHOOL
Monday, 1/7 - Teacher Workday: NO SCHOOL
Tuesday, 1/8 - Professional Development Day: NO SCHOOL
Wednesday, 1/9 - First Day of 3rd Quarter (Students return to school)

Quarter 1 SFPT Schedule

Monday, 8/27 - Technology
Friday, 8/31 - Art/PE
Friday, 9/7 - Guidance/Hawaiian Studies
Thursday, 9/13 - STEM
Tuesday, 9/18 - PE/Art
Monday, 9/24 - Hawaiian Studies/Guidance
Friday, 9/28 - Technology
Thursday, 10/3- Art/PE

IHS Collection

Participate and help your community!
October 3: “Ho’oma’ema’e Spirit” (to clean) - paper towels, dishwashing soap, bathroom accessories, cleaning supplies, trash bags AND WEAR YOUR SCHOOL SHIRT/RED 
October 4: Warm Alohas -sheets/blankets, clothing, sleeping bags, shoes, socks AND WEAR ANY ALOHA TYPE CLOTHING (aloha shirt, dress, hula skirt, etc…) 
October 5: School Team effort to Feed the Soul - just wear your favorite sports jersey, and bring non perishable foods, like rice, pasta and especially canned goods AND WEAR YOUR FAVORITE SPORTS JERSEY

Class Code - R9MLM

Order Due Date -  10/31/18


Dear Families,


I want your child to be a successful reader—and for that, I need your help.


When children choose their own books to read for pleasure, they enjoy reading more and spend more time doing it. The more your child reads, the better they will do in school and in life.


Scholastic Book Clubs flyers are made for you and your child to shop for books your child will love to read. Each month, the flyers are filled with trusted, excellent quality, age-appropriate books chosen by Scholastic for prices as low as one dollar.


Plus you will be helping our class when you order: Scholastic matches each order you place with FREE BOOKS for our classroom to share.


Thank you for helping your child become a successful reader.



Mrs. Holder



Two ways to order:


1. Check off the books you want to order for your child and return the flyer I sent home today with a check to Scholastic Book Clubs by October 31, 2018.

2. Go online to:

Look up my name: Verona Holder

Or enter our Class Code: R9MLM

Follow the instructions to place your order online by:  October 31, 2018

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