Holt Elementary School, DPS

Year-round elementary school

Operating as usual

April Newsletter 04/05/2024

April Newsletter from Principal Dr. Jones.

We will see you all back to school on Monday!

April Newsletter Dear Holt Families Welcome Back! I hope that everyone had a wonderful Intersessions Break. With less than 2 months left in school, we are...

Photos from Durham Public Schools's post 04/03/2024

April is Autism Acceptance Month, and we're proud to stand with our community in raising awareness and understanding. Together, let's celebrate the unique strengths and talents of individuals with autism and promote acceptance and inclusion for all. 💙


Join us for a "Wonderful Wednesday" on April 17th, as we engage in the exploration of Social Emotional Learning (SEL) resources and strategies.

For more information contact Mr. Roberts at [email protected].



Please make sure to mark these dates on your calendar. More information will be coming soon.


Read-A-Thon-Update : We made our minutes goal!!
Holt Students read 16,363 minutes.

K-2 Leader: Ms. Motte’s Class 1,796 minutes
3-5 Leader: Mrs. Barclay ’s Class 2,945 minutes

We’ve raised $1,310! Can we raise $2000?


Holt Elementary DPS extends a heartfelt THANK YOU to our school community! We're incredibly proud of our readers and grateful for your support, which made our fundraiser a success. Our students had a wonderful time reading. We can't wait to host another Read-A-Thon next year!
Thanks again,

Holt Elementary DPS

Photos from Holt Elementary School, DPS's post 03/19/2024

We know spring just started! But did you know registration is open for many summer camps and programs? Check out this list of summer offerings to see what's being offered for young people this summer:


Sabemos que la primavera acaba de empezar! ¿Pero sabías que la inscripción está abierta para muchos campamentos y programas de verano? Echa un vistazo a esta lista de ofertas de verano para ver lo que se ofrece a los jóvenes este Verano: bit.ly/YouthSummerDurham


🍎✨ We’re ready to welcome the Class of 2037 to Durham Public Schools! Kindergarten registration is OPEN. 🎉 Visit welcome.dpsnc.net to learn more about our amazing schools, then visit www.dpsnc.net/kindergarten to learn about required documents. For assistance, contact the Office of Student Assignment at 919-560-2059 or Early Education at 919-560-3505. Excited to embark on this journey with your family! 📚👧👦

🍎✨ ¡Estamos listos para dar la bienvenida a la Clase de 2037 a las Escuelas Públicas de Durham! La inscripción para el jardín de infantes está ABIERTA. 🎉 Visita welcome.dpsnc.net para obtener más información sobre nuestras increíbles escuelas, luego visita www.dpsnc.net/kindergarten para conocer los documentos requeridos. Para obtener ayuda, comunícate con la Oficina de Asignación Estudiantil al 919-560-2059 o con Educación Temprana al 919-560-3505. ¡Emocionados de emprender este viaje con su familia! 📚👧👦


🏫✨ The Durham Public Schools elementary afterschool program has launched its own lottery program to allow parents a more equitable opportunity to secure daily after-school care with the district. The lottery application window will open on March 18 and close on April 19. 📆 Families may apply for the elementary afterschool lottery through Schoolmint. The lottery is not required for before-school or middle school programs. Get details at DPSNC.net/afterschool


Save the Date: World Fair 2024 is coming!!! We are looking for volunteers, vendors, and Food Trucks to join us this year!

If you are interested in participating as a volunteer, vendor, or Food Truck, please use the form below.



SAVE THE DATE: Spring Picture Day is coming March 12th. Payment is not needed until pictures return.


Holt Read-A-Thon Updates:

Would you like to win an all-expense paid trip to Walt Disney Theme Park for your family? We'd love to make that dream come true!

Our school is holding a Read-A-Thon Fundraiser, and it's a fantastic opportunity for your child to raise money while enjoying their favorite books.

As a special bonus, any child who sends 10 text messages through their dashboard to promote our fundraiser will automatically be entered into a nationwide drawing for a magical trip for four to Walt Disney Theme Park.

We'll select one lucky winner each season from all the Read-A-Thons held during that season.

To create your student account, click on the link below (less than 5 minutes):


Thank you for your support,

Warm regards,

Holt Elementary DPS



Congratulations to our 3rd Grade Cougars who came in 1st place for our Black History Quiz Bowl! All of our Holt Hawks did a great job!

2nd Place - 5th Grade Elite Brainiacs
3rd Place - 2nd Grade The GOATS


To finish off Black History Month, tomorrow we will have our annual Black History Quiz Bowl. Join us at 9am as grade levels go head to head sharing their Black History knowledge.

Zoom link will be provided by classroom teachers.


We look forward to seeing you soon. We will start with our Wax Museum in 2nd Grade at 4:30pm, the Holt Step Team performance at 5:00pm, and conclude with our Out of Many We are One presentation at 5:30pm.

Read-A-Thon Reader Sign Up 02/27/2024

It's time for the Holt Elementary DPS Read-a-thon!

Read-A-Thon Reader Sign Up Read-A-Thon is the easiest and most effective way for schools to raise funds. It only takes a minute to create your Read-A-Thon account where you can track m...

Photos from Holt Elementary School, DPS's post 02/27/2024

Read Across America Week 2024 is next week!!! Join us as we celebrate our love for reading at Holt!


Join us tomorrow for our Black History Events! We will start with our Wax Museum in 2nd Grade at 4:30pm, The Holt Step Team performance at 5:00pm, and conclude with our Out of Many We are One presentation at 5:30pm.


We would like to welcome all new families that will be joining Holt Elementary for the 2024-2025 school year. We invite you to join us on Tuesday, March 12 (5pm-7pm) or Thursday, March 14 (4pm-6pm), to come and learn about our school, tour the building, and meet our staff.

Please use the following link, http://bit.ly/49qdL2A to let us know which day you will be joining us. We can't wait to have you be a part of our nest!

Nos gustaría darle la bienvenida a Holt Elementary para el año escolar 2024-2025. Lo invitamos a unirse a nosotros el martes 12 de marzo (5 p. m. a 7 p. m.) o el jueves 14 de marzo (4 p. m. a 6 p. m.), para venir y conocer nuestra escuela, recorrer el edificio y conocer a nuestro personal.

Utilice el siguiente enlace, http://bit.ly/49qdL2A para informarnos qué día se unirá a nosotros. ¡Estamos ansiosos por que seas parte de nuestro nido!

Photos from Holt Elementary School, DPS's post 02/20/2024

Attention all rising 6th Grade students: 6th Grade Open House at Carrington will be taking place next week.

Reader Signup 02/20/2024

It's time for the Holt Elementary DPS Read-a-thon!
Our school Read-A-Thon begins on Monday March 4, 2024 and is sure to be a fun and exciting event.

We understand that your time is valuable. We also know that providing the best education for your child is important. That's why we are encouraging everyone to activate their student's Read-A-Thon account as soon as possible. The instructions are straightforward, making it quick and hassle-free, and it should take less than 5 minutes of your time.

Watch a short video to see how to signup your reader:

This account will serve as a hub for recording and monitoring your child's progress as a Reader in the event, and for you to share their Read-A-Thon message with friends and family. Use the link below to activate your student's Reader account:

Thank you so much for your participation and support. Together, we can make this Read-A-Thon an amazing experience for our young readers! Thank you,

Holt Elementary DPS

Reader Signup

Photos from Holt Elementary School, DPS's post 02/20/2024

SAVE THE DATES: Holt Black History Events


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Videos (show all)

Holt Step Show 2023
EOY Nickelodeon Celebration 2023! #holthawkssoar
World Fair 2023
The doors are about to open for the World Fair!!
We are one week away from EOG testing. Click the link to view a testing message from Mr. Roberts and Mr. Feliz (Spanish ...
2nd Grade African American Wax Museum
Holt Hawk Staff also danced with DJ Rayo! #hispanicheritagemonth2022 #holtstaffrocks
Holt students danced with DJ Rayo aka Mr. Feliz! #hispanicheritagemonth2022
Our 5th Grade Holt Hawk, Fernando, shared a song with us from Honduras. #hispanicheritagemonth2022 #holthawkssoar




4019 Holt School Road
Durham, NC

Opening Hours

Monday 7:15am - 2:30pm
Tuesday 7:15am - 2:30pm
Wednesday 7:15am - 2:30pm
Thursday 7:15am - 2:30pm
Friday 7:15am - 2:30pm
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