Holland’s Highlights 10/31 – 11/4

Carolina Voyager Family,

We ended this week with our Halloween activities that included a Halloween themed Funky Friday, Halloween classroom celebrations, and our Halloween parade.  What an amazing turn out we had for our Halloween parade!  Thank you to our parents who came out to support, to our PTO, and volunteers from Ashley River Baptist church.  Our elementary and middle school students had an amazing time.  Check out our TOY STORY DRESS UPS HERE and CLIPS FROM THE HALLOWEEN PARADE HERE!  We are looking forward to another great week as the 2nd quarter is on its way!  Check out upcoming events and activities below.  

As a reminder, Monday, November 7th is a half day for our students.  Dismissal will begin at 11:45.  There will be no school on Election Day, Tuesday, November 8th. 

Make-Up Pictures

Make-up pictures will take place on December 1st. Click here for package information!


MAP testing will take place on December 6th and 7th. Click here for the 2022 – 2023 testing schedule.


We will be celebrating Veteran’s Day on Friday, November 11th in the Gymnasium during our school side Funky Friday. We would love for you to send a picture of a veteran from your family. Pictures can be emailed to jkabel@carolinavoyager.org. Please include your student’s name, veteran’s name and their relationship to the student. There will be a slideshow presentation during Funky Friday to honor these heroes.

PTO Update

Orca Game Night is Thursday, November 3rd starting at 6pm
We’re playing BINGO! You can preorder pizza by the pie to enjoy as a family, the order form and payment envelopes should be coming home with your students. Please RSVP with this link and send your order form with payment back with your student to their homeroom. Tomorrow (Monday the 31st) is the last day we can accept orders.

PTO Meeting on November 3rd
We will have a quick meeting just before our Game Night from 5:30 – 6pm in the cafeteria.

Spirit Night with Good Cooker is November 10th
It’s time to place your order and all must be submitted by November 7th. Feel free to share with family and friends – 10% of proceeds will go to the Voyager PTO. We will share all specifics on pickup next week.

Our next Chick-Fil-A Biscuits at Morning Drop Off is Friday, November 11: We will sell in the carline and from a small station in front of the school for walkers. Each biscuit is $5, and we can only accept payment via cash – the exact amount is requested.

Highlights from around school: 

Here is a picture from Mrs. Walchesky’s class Halloween activities. Here, students were racing to fill their pumpkins. They had to spin a paper clip and see what number their clip landed on, count out that many candy corn and fill their pumpkins as quickly as possible. Once the game was over, they worked on connecting the dots to build a skeleton. 

Mrs. Singletary’s class built pumpkin catapults and worked on problem solving and teamwork!

This week Mrs. Alexander’s  8th grade Honors class met up with their buddy classroom for the first time. 8th graders helped Mrs. Perry’s 4th grade students come up with introductions and topic sentences for their essays. 

In Mrs. Binnar’s class this week we became authors. We created our own books about pumpkins using the information we learned in our weekly book study. We practice writing proper sentences. We also created a table of contents for our books.

This week 6th grade began studying the short story “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow”! We are reading the story in three different parts and then we will read the play afterward. Then, we will compare and contrast the two versions of the story.


In 7th grade, we began our “spooky story” unit. This unit has each student reading a Goosebumps book and then using their story as a model to write their own story. So far the students have been enjoying their book and looking forward to beginning to write their own next week!

This week in Mrs. Perry’s 4th grade class we worked super hard on building literary essays and creating a thesis with evidence and details. We also have been killing it on 2 and 3 digit multiplication! Our small groups have been working great and I am so excited to see all of the progress we have made. My picture for the week was watching Mr. Kabel do handstands with my girls.

Fifth grade has also spent the week researching all about Bearded Dragons in anticipation of the newest member of Voyager, Pancakes!

Halloween Parade Pictures

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