What's Happening ?? !!

~ Hawley School Newsletter: May 19, 2019 ~

From the Desk of Mr. Moretti

Dear Hawley Parents/Guardians,

Celebrations, STEM Night, Concerts, Field Trips, Community Fundraisers and some decent weather. Can't complain.

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

Special Area Newsletter

Click Here to find out what students have been doing in Art, Library, PE and Music!

~ Chorus Concert ~

The Sound of Music

3rd and 4th Graders have been working hard on their Spring Concert. The singing and recorders (and a few dance moves) made it a memorable night. They did a terrific job!

~ Teacher Appreciation Week ~

I can not begin to share with you how humbled and touched we were this week. The gifts and the food and the honors and the recognition were overwhelming. On behalf of the entire staff:

~ THANK YOU !! ~

Breakfast Cart

Door Decorating

Lunch Bunch

Staff Gift

Student Council Fundraiser!

World Wildlife Fund

May 6 - May 24

Donate your spare change to the collection box at the security desk


Donate online: http://wwf.worldwildlife.org/goto/hawleyschool

Help Save the Animals

ART SHOW / Unified Arts Night

Save the Date: Tuesday, 5/28, 5:00-7:30 PM

This will be the Hawley ART SHOW. Please come walk the halls and see the incredible artwork created by Hawley students. Drawings, paintings, pastels, chalks, sculpture and more....

While here at Hawley, visit all the other specials for fun activities: Play instruments in Music, read with a llama in the Library, play games in the Gym and enjoy a free Bar-B-Q courtesy of our Fathers Club.

More info to come.....

Special Olympics Touch Run

Each year the Newtown Police participate in the Special Olympics Torch Run. It passes Hawley and we all go out to cheer and support. We also make a donation.

We will do our own Torch Walk around our field. We ask students to make a donation of at least $1 to participate. It is a load of fun and for a great cause.

Click Here for more information and for your donation/sign up form.


Grade 3 & 4 students enjoyed an evening with their parents participating in STEM activities. It was a well-attended, fun event. They built cup towers and basketball hoops. They cleaned the ocean and played Battleship. They made circuits and balanced objects. Students were engaged even with items that did not plug in or run on batteries ;0)

~ Thank You Mrs. Hiruo for all your work, the staff that volunteered and gave their time, and to the parents for coming with their children and participating. ~

Field Day HELP Needed

Field Day is right around the corner! As of this email, we have 11 people signed up to volunteer for this annual event. Typically we have 60 or more parent volunteers helping out. If you're interested in volunteering please contact Kristen Bonacci at the following email address: mjb0327@aol.com

Also, several parents ordered Hawley Field Day t-shirts. the shirts need to be picked up and paid for by Friday, May 24th. If you ordered a t-shirt and want to volunteer, please reach out to Kristen so she can add you to her list. Please contact Jenn Padilla with any questions concerning t-shirts jennrp1980@aol.com

Lastly, we're collecting board game donations. Starting Monday we will have a box in the hallway for games you're willing to give to the school.

For more Field Day information, reminders, helpful information and lunch sign-up: Click Here!

~ Kids being Kids ~

Reminders / FYI

  • There are many Field Trips happening this time of year. A reminder that since parking is sparse, we ask chaperones to park over at Caraluzzis. We thank you for your support.

  • With some State and District testing occurring this time of year, please try to have students to school on time and avoid pulling them out early if possible. Do not send them in if they are not feeling well, make-ups are built into the schedule and we would like them testing at their best.

  • There have been many fundraisers that have, by chance, been occurring simultaneously. We thank you for your support with our many efforts.

~ Thank you for your continued interest in and support of our work ~

Dates to Remember

*Fri, 5/24: EARLY DISMISSAL (1:37 PM), Professional Development
*Fri, 5/24: PTA Hawley-wood Dance, Reed School, 6:00-8:00 PM
*Mon, 5/27: NO SCHOOL, Memorial Day
*Tues, 5/28: Art Show/Unified Arts Night, 5:30-7:00 PM
*Thurs, 5/30: General PTA Meeting, 7:00-8:30 PM
*Fri, 5/31: Field Day

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