Hawk News

October 20, 2022


Beginning with end in mind - is having a plan. Wednesday morning during arrival the fire alarm went off. Our students and staff cleared the building within seconds. Because it was not a planned drill, we had to wait for the Fire Department to give the "all clear" before re-entering the building. We regularly practice all drills, so we know what to do when it is not a scheduled drill.

Note from Nurse Sandy

Hanawalt Families,

We have a couple free opportunities that I wanted to share with you. The first one is on November 1st and 2nd at Oakridge Community Center. They are offering free vision screening for anyone that needs it. It runs from 9:00 AM -5:00 PM both days. An appointment is required and can be scheduled at 515-244-7702. The second opportunity is free dental care for all ages on November 4-5 at the Varied Industry building at the Iowa State Fairgrounds. It runs from 6:00 AM to 5:00 PM. No appointment is needed. I have attached flyers for both events. Please call me if you have any questions.

Nurse Sandy

Parent Teacher Conferences

Parent Teacher Conferences have been scheduled. Your child should have brought home a note with your conference time and date. Conferences are November 1st and 2nd. Each fifteen minute conference will include a time for us to discuss your studentʼs strengths and challenges, highlight growth that has occurred over the course of the quarter, and make goals for the remainder of the year.

Parent Teacher Conferences

Tuesday, Nov. 1st, 3-6:30pm

225 56th Street

Des Moines, IA

Parent Teacher Conferences

Wednesday, Nov. 2nd, 3-6:30pm

225 56th Street

Des Moines, IA

Hanawalt Community Notes

November 15: Hanawalt Free Skate

Join us at Skateland on Tuesday, November 15 for a Hanawalt Free Skate Night! Free admission for everyone and free skate rental for the first 50 who arrive ($4.75/person after that).

Save the Date: December Book Fair

Our next Scholastic Book Fair will be coming up at the school December 7 and 8. More details to come.

Sign Up Now to Volunteer

We have so many fun plans for this year and we need your help! Sign up now for volunteer roles. Be sure to check out our Read-a-thon committee. Planning will be underway soon!

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Upcoming Dates


31: No School


1: Parent Teacher Conferences 3:00pm - 6:30pm

2: Parent Teacher Conferences 3:00pm - 6:30pm

7: No School

8: No School

23: No School

24: No School

25: No School


9: No School, PD Day

22-31: No School - Winter Break