What's Happening??!!

~ Hawley School Newsletter: March 23, 2021 ~

From the Desk of Mr. Moretti.....

Dear Hawley Parents/Guardians, Teachers, and Staff,

Can not believe it is Mid-March. March Madness seems to have a slightly different meaning this year. Weather is changing, people are feeling better. Lots O' Stuff starting to perk.

Buckle up, stay seated, and keep your hands and feet in the car at all times, as you read on to find out What's Happening at Hawley .......

~ Kindness Wall ~

At Hawley, kindness is the norm. That being said, every now and then, a spontaneous Act of Kindness just naturally occurs and really stands out. When staff or students are Caught being the "i" in KIND, we Celebrate.

Recently, a student helped clean up a mess that was not theirs without being asked, another invited someone to sit with them when they had no one to sit with, and another student shared his chocolate "gold" coins when another lost theirs.


~ Progress Reports ~

Marking Period 2 ended at the beginning of the month. Teacher requested conferences have occurred. A reminder that Student Progress Reports are available through the Parent Portal. Please review your child's progress to be informed and to best be able to support them. If you experience any difficulty opening it, please call out main office.

Perspective: Students may not be where they usually have been or where we would like them to be. Remember that 1 year ago, students went home with a pile of packets to work on independently for 4 months. They began the year in Hybrid, in school only 2 days a week. They ended the calendar year in Remote Learning. Add a Quarantine or 2, trust me, everyone is doing well.

Teachers will continue to work closely with students to address deficits. We will continue to provide all the supports we have. Be mindful that it may take a while to catch some students up. Feel free to reach out to your child's teacher or to me if you have any concerns or questions.

Hero Squad

Despite COVID Restrictions, we are on our way to reaching our school goal. Students normally collect change or do odd jobs and raise money. This year with COVID Restrictions, donations are strictly online.

The website is complicated. No need to create a student page or locate a teacher page. You can simply make a donation and we will make sure the proper class gets the credit as there is a little competition going on.

Our Goal is $2021 and we are at $1689. Thank you to those who donated already.

Click HERE for more information.

Click HERE for the Hawley Squad Donation Page.

Your support is greatly appreciated!!

~ Counselor's Resources ~

The latest Elementary School Counselor's Newsletter is available. It is called Stepping Into Spring. It has fun crafts, great books, ways to stay connected to others during COVID restrictions, and mindfulness activities. Click HERE for the link.

Hawley Spirit Wear

A reminder that through April 2, you can order your Hawley Wear. There will most likely be an upcoming Spirit Day and here is the opportunity to get new stuff. Click HERE for the order form.

Important Reminders / General Info

  • Until further notice, All Wednesdays are 3-Hr Early Release Days regardless of the Instructional Model that we are in. We will dismiss at 12:37 pm, please plan accordingly.
  • Students are always dirtying their clothes whether it be a bathroom accident or that unavoidable puddle of mud outside. Our nurse likes to have a stock of clothes to assist (borrowed clothes are not to be returned). If anyone would like to make a donation to the cause, it is always appreciated (new children's underwear, socks, sweatpants, etc)
  • Remember to email hawhelp@newtown.k12.ct.us with any Tech Issues that you are experiencing. This helps us prioritize and monitor all requests.
  • Thank you for your continued support and for all the kind words and messages. They truly keeps us going!

Dates to Remember

  • Wed, 3/24: 3-Hr Early Release Day for students
  • Wed, 3/31: 3-Hr Early Release Day for students
  • Fri, 4/2: NO SCHOOL- Good Friday
  • Mon, 4/12 - Fri, 4/16: NO SCHOOL- Spring Break

~ Funny Bones ~

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The Hawley School Website

Our website contains a tremendous amount of information and has the answers to most questions, PLUS, a staff directory/emails, handbooks, forms and more. Click Here to check it out!