Hawkins Elementary Newsletter

May 31, 2019

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About Us

Start Time: 8:47

End Time: 3:50

Tardy Time: 8:50

Fax Number: 810-299-3910

Lunch Times:

JK/Kindergarten - 11:40-12:00

1st grade - 12:10-12:30

2nd grade -12:40-1:00

4th grade - 1:10-1:30

3rd grade - 1:40-2:00

From the Principal

Happy Friday Hawkins Families!

Well, this is our last newsletter of the year! Our 2018-19 school year has come to an end...almost. As the students tell me, "four-and-a-half more days Mrs. Kiehler." This has been a tremendous year of growth for our Hawkins Leaders and as always, I am so proud. I would like to thank every one of you for being the support system for your child. It really does take a village and all of you are part of our village. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Friday, June 7th is a 1/2 day for our students and dismissal is at 12:35pm.

I know the students are super excited about summer break so they can take a "break" from school and "sharpen their saws" (Habit 7). We are all excited to do that too! However, there is one crucial thing that no student should take a break from and that is reading. Reading is the single MOST important predictor of child success and the more a child reads, the more likely they will be successful as they progress through school. It is imperative that you set time aside everyday and read with your child or to your child.

The Brighton District Library has an incredible summer reading program and it kicks off on Sunday, June 9th. Information is below:


1:00 PM - 4:00 PM6/9/2019

Join us for our Summer Reading Kick-off event with juggler and stilt walk, Jason Kollum, Jumpin' ALSTARS jump rope team, free ice cream, petting farm, and giant bubble making with the Bubble Man. Register for our Universe of Stories Summer Reading Program and pick up your free materials. Drop-in.

Schedule of Events:

Jumpin' ALLSTARS Jump Rope Team 1:30-2:15pm

Jason Kollum Comedy Variety Show 2-2:30pm

Giant Bubble Creation Station 2:30-4pm

Jason Kollum Stilt Walking and Juggling 1-2pm & 3-4pm

Chamberlin Petting Farm 1-4pm

Meet Cinderella and Belle 2:30-4pm

Soccer fun with the Legacy Center 1-4pm

Located at Brighton District Library - Millie's Garden

Well, that is a wrap for the year! Have a fantastic summer and I am looking forward to seeing you all next year!

Basia Kiehler

4th Grade Talent Show

Hello 4th grade parents!

The talent show flyers are being sent home with your 4th graders today. Unfortunately, they were sent out before the last day of school date change was announced. Here are the NEW Dates

1st rehersal: Friday May 31st

2nd rehersal: Tuesday June 4th

Talent Show: Friday June 7th in the AM

Thank you for being patient with trying to figure things out. If your child wants to participate, please have them turn in their form no later than Friday, May 31st (the first rehersal)

If you have any questions, please reach out to either Amy Switalski -switalski.amy@gmail.com or Casey Irey - caseyireyphotography@gmail.com who is chairing the talent show.

Mark Your Calendar

6/5 - 4th Grade Farewell

6/6 - Field Day

6/7 - Last Day of School (1/2 day) 12:35pm Dismissal

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Yearbooks will be going home with students on Wednesday, June 5th. We ordered a few extra and they are available for $10 on a first-come, first - serve basis.

Maltby Orientation 2019/2020 School Year

Maltby orientation dates for incoming 5th graders is planned for August 19th (5th grade) and August 20th (6th grade) from 9:00-1:00 pm. If there is a schedule conflict they can come either day. Thank you.

News From The Art Room

Annual Gallery Walk in downtown Brighton!

Artwork will be on display until May 31st!

Hawkin's artwork is featured at the following businesses

CW Interiors

Two Brothers

Brighton Coffeehouse and Theater

Attendance Reminders

Please remember to call your child in each day they are absent. When leaving a message on the attendance line, please be sure to leave the student's name, date of absence, and reason for absence. In addition, if your child has missed more than ten percent of the marking period (8+ days) or has excessive tardies (3 tardies is equivalent to 1 absence) a letter may be issued to parents. Students are marked tardy if their arrival time after 8:50 a.m. Students are marked for half-day attendance if they arrive after 10:30 a.m. or leave prior to 2:00 p.m. Attendance is one of the most important predictors of student success in school, so please make sure your child is here. If you can provide us with a doctor's/orthodontist note, absences will not count against your child. Thank you for your help!

News From the Nurse

It is that time of the year when kids are outside a lot more and so are ticks! Please be sure to check your children thoroughly for ticks on their clothing and skin after playing outdoors. Common places for ticks to nestle include: under the arms, in and around the ears, inside the belly button, back of the knees, in and around hair, between the legs and around the waist. If a tick is found, remove it as soon as possible. For detailed information about tick removal, see www.cdc.gov/ticks/removing_a_tick.html. If your child develops a rash or a fever within several weeks of being bit by a tick, seek medical attention.

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PTO News


Keep up to date on the latest Hawkins happenings. School events, dates, times, paperwork, volunteering, etc. https://www.facebook.com/HawkinsElementaryPTO/






We are Jordan & Amy Moss, our son just started Junior Kindergarten we are very excited to be a part of the Hawkins family! We are a husband and wife real estate team and live right here in Brighton. We specialize in marketing and buying/selling homes. With our expert negotiating skills we’ve had a lot of success helping clients sell high and even buy low in this tough market! We love helping homebuyers find the home of their dreams and continue to be there every step of the way, ensuring a smooth process the whole way through. If you have any questions about buying or selling your next home or would like a free market analysis to know what your current home is worth, please give us a call, we’re here to help!


Thank you,

Amy & Jordan

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Brighton Elementary Lego League

Brighton Elementary Lego League (BELL) is OPEN for EARLY Registration for fall teams!!! B.E.L.L. is ready to form teams for this August launch of FIRST Lego League Junior (grades 1-3), FIRST Lego League (grades 4-6) and FIRST Technical Challenge (grades 7-8)!! Parents coaches make teams possible! Please consider becoming a co-coach! Be sure to check our NEW website often for updates, possible workshops and team information!!!

Check out our new website for more information!! --> CHECK US OUT AT www.brightonrobotics.org !!

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