Hawkins Elementary Newsletter

April 26, 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

Dear Hawkins Families!

Our weather is starting to be a bit nicer (minus the snow tomorrow!), so please have your child take all of their snow gear home. Also, please remember that our bell for instruction rings at 8:47am. Please make every effort to have your child here by that time. Lately, we have had many tardies and want to make sure our students are in their classrooms learning from the very beginning of the day:-)

I wanted to remind all of our 3rd and 4th grade families that our 4th graders will be starting their M-Step testing this Monday, April 29 and will go through Thursday, May 2. Our 3rd graders will begin testing the following week, Monday, May 6-Thursday, May 9. Following these two state assessments, our entire school will be finishing out the school year with our NWEA assessment that our students have taken 2x already this year. You will receive the NWEA assessment scores with your child's report card at the end of the year.

If you feel you have compelling information to contribute to the placement decision, our Placement Consideration Forms are available in the office. Please complete the form and submit it to the main office by April 30, 2019. This additional information will help assist us in the construction of balanced classrooms. Please remember that requests for a specific teacher cannot be honored.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Basia Kiehler

April/May Family Challenge

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Mark Your Calendar

4/29 - Teacher Appreciation Week

4/29 - 3rd and 4th Grade M-Step Testing Begins

5/8 - Hungry Howie's Pizza Night

5/17 - Spring Carnival

5/20 - Survivor Week

5/22 - PTO Meeting @ 9am

5/27 - Memorial Day - No School

6/7 - 4th Grade Farewell Party and 4th Grade Clap Out

6/10 - Field Day

6/11 - Last Day of School (1/2 day)

Mileage Club

MILEAGE CLUB TIME is almost here!!

Hello Parents! Mileage Club time is starting next week. For those of you who are unfamiliar with it, Mileage Club is a school-wide motivational program that encourages students to walk/run for fun. It will be starting at lunch recess on Tuesday, April 30th for 4 weeks, every Tuesday and Thursday until May 30th. For each mile students complete, they will be given a token! These toe tokens can be used in exchange for popcorn on popcorn Fridays or they can keep them as treasures. For more information or to volunteer please click on the link https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080b44acaf2aa1fb6-mileage. Younger siblings are most definitely welcome to accompany you. On your day to volunteer, simply sign in at the office and join us on the playground outside the second grade doors.

Please encourage your first through fourth grader to participate in this fun and beneficial activity. If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer Quinn at quinn.jen@gmail.com

Thank you!!

Jennifer Quinn

4th Grade Parents

4th Grade students are invited to attend Maltby's Movie Night on May 10th. Admission is $2.00

Movie - Lego Movie II

Doors open at 6:00pm, movie starts at 6:30pm and pick up is 8:00pm (sharp).

Parents MUST come into the building to pick up their child.

Concessions are available for $1.00 (pizza, water, candy).

If younger siblings are coming along, a parent MUST stay with them.

Maltby Student Information sheet

Over the next few months Maltby will be developing class lists and student assignments for the 2019-20 school year. If you have important information regarding your child that the school staff may not have, this form provides an opportunity to share that information with school personnel.

Please note that requests for a specific teacher CANNOT be honored. Forms are available at Maltby and every elementary building and must be returned to Maltby by May 10, 2019.

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/

OUTDOOR CLASSROOM Volunteers and donations!

Please consider volunteering or donating to this amazing space. Our kids will be so excited to see it being taken care of by our GREEN TEAM! Check out the following sign up https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080B44ACAF2AA1FB6-outdoor

In order to volunteer at the school you must fill out the following form. It is all online and takes two minutes.






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Thank you,

Amy & Jordan

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Tot Spot MOM 2 MOM Sale

Tot Spot MOM 2 MOM Sale at Miller

Saturday, April 27th

7am - 3pm

Call 810-299-3819 with any questions

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