Hazelwood School News

Hwood Pride!!! #Allin4Hwood

Principal Message - January 29, 2016

Wow! What a week! A little bit of snow and a whole lot of KINDNESS! I would like to thank all students, faculty, staff, PTO, and volunteers for helping to make The Great Kindness Challenge such a successful activity! Over 1,500 Acts of Kindness in three days!!! That is awesome!!! Great job by all!!!

I hope that this activity and the momentum generated continues our discussion and our actions of working together to make Hazelwood School and our community a better place. A simple smile, a small note, or well timed compliment can go a long way in making a person feel better.

A few videos to recap the week:

Tuesday, January 26, 2016 - Day 1


Wednesday, January 27, 2016 - Day 2


Thursday, January 28, 2016 - Day 3


Friday, January 29, 2016 - Door Decorating For Kindness


Report cards will be posted later today to each parent's portal via Genesis. If you should have a problem viewing report cards please contact the front office Monday morning. Thank you for your cooperation as the district works to "Go Green"!

Hwood Pride!!!

Rich Gianchiglia


Hazelwood Elementary School Mission Statement

At Hazelwood Elementary School we believe…….

  • All students can and will learn in a nurturing school environment where collaboration and exploration is encouraged and will foster a lifelong love of learning.

  • Positive relationships are vital for student success. Our school doors will always be open to assist our families to ensure our students are growing academically, emotionally, and socially.

  • Hazelwood students will become confident, compassionate, respectful, and committed to making a difference not only in the classrooms and hallways of our school, but in our wonderful community of Middlesex Borough.

Cafeteria News - Point of Sale Debt System

Middlesex Public School uses a computerized Point of Sale Debt System in the cafeteria. Parents can learn more information about the system and the benefits by clicking the link below:


I hope that you choose to use this option. It is a great way to limit the exchange of money and allows parents to monitor the food/drinks their child is purchasing. Using the Point of Sale Debt System also assists in making the lunch line a more efficient process.

Thank you for your anticipated cooperation.

Pre-School Registration

Pre-School Registration will be on March 22, 2016 from 8:30am to 11:30am at Middlesex High School. Please click the link for additional information!


Again registration for pre-school is at Middlesex High School. Please use door 7. For any additional questions do not hesitate to contact the Office of Special Services at (732) 317-6000 ext. 20102.

Family Reading Time!

I encourage each Hazelwood family to make time to read as a family. The time spent reading with your child feeds their brain and helps develop the love of literacy. This is a perfect time to start taking a few minutes each day and read aloud to your child (great modeling strategy) or listen to your child read. Nothing is better than sharing a great book. It is a great way to spend quality time as a family!

Going Green!!!

Hazelwood School will be "Going Green". Report Cards will be posted later today for parent viewing. For additional information please click:


Any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact the front office. Thank you for your anticipated cooperation.

Guidance Counselor's Corner

We are very fortunate to have two awesome guidance counselor's who understand and respond to the challenges presented by our student population. Mrs. Kauffman and Mrs. Franciscus are integral faculty members to our school. They provide proactive leadership and work with all faculty and staff members to assist our students. Please do not hesitate to contact Mrs. Kauffman or Mrs. Franciscus for assistance!

Mrs. Kauffman

Email - Kauffmanl@middlesex.k12.nj.us

Monday's and Thursday's

Mrs. Franciscus

Email - Franciscusj@middlesex.k12.nj.us

Tuesday's and Friday's

February 2016 Newsletter


Hazelwood School PTO News

Yearbooks are on sale!!! Click link below to order online!!!


Please note the date for online sales will be extended!

Get your Valentine's Day Flowers!!!


The deadline to order flowers is February 5th!!!

Please join Shoparoo!!! It is an easy way to earn money for our school! Thank you to the families that have signed up!!! For more information please click below...


Got fundraising or event ideas? We want to know!!! Contact us at hwoodhuskies@gmail.com

Shout-Out Board!!!

School Safety Team - Thank you to Mrs. Franciscus, Miss Lennon, Mrs. Blarr, Mrs. Melick, Mrs. Sherlock, and Mrs. Edgar for volunteering to be a part of such an important school team. School climate and culture is so important!

Mr. Eli and Mr. Isaac - For going above and beyond clearing the snow to make our sidewalks safe for students, faculty and staff. Great effort!!!

Mrs. Goteiner and Mrs. Melick - Awesome job promoting your students of the week! I really enjoy reading about their interests in the hallway! Great job!

Ms. Cerebe - For organizing and overseeing the St. Jude Math-A-Thon. Thank you for increasing awareness! It is a great activity for a great cause!

Mrs. Gehrke - Thank you for making the posters for The Great Kindness Challenge! The visual cues are awesome!

All Faculty & Staff - Thank you for always going above and beyond! All classroom doors look awesome! Thank you for helping to spread Kindness!!!

PTO & Volunteers - Thank you for your assistance during the The Great Kindness Challenge. It is great to have such parental support! The Kindness Walls look great!!!

Stay Connected! No Excuses!!!

Follow our school journey on social media:

Twitter: @Hwood_Pride

Instagram: Hwood_Pride

School Blog: https://hwoodpride.wordpress.com

Library Blog: https://hwoodlibrary.wordpress.com/

School Web Page: http://www.middlesex.k12.nj.us

Also please sign-up to receive Honeywell Alerts for school closings or emergencies. Information for signing up can be found at https://instantalert.honeywell.com/

Stay Connected! No Excuses!!!

Important Information and Dates

Breakfast Menu - February 2016


Lunch Menu - February 2016


PAC Meeting Flyer For Parents of ESL Students (K-3)


Free Parent Workshops Sponsored by the Office of Special Services



Monday, February 1, 2016 - PTO Executive Board Meeting - 9:00am

Wednesday, February 3, 2016 - Global School Play Day

Wednesday, February 3, 2016 - PTO General Meeting - 7:00pm - Hwood Library

Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - Early Dismissal Day (No Lunch Served)

Monday, February 15, 2016 - Schools Closed - Presidents Day

Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - PAC Meeting For Parents of ESL Students - 6:30pm to 7:30pm - Parker Library

Friday, February 26, 2016 - Dad and Me Breakfast - 9:00am to 9:45am - Multi-Purpose Room

(Additional Information will Follow)

Monday, February 29, 2016 - Husky Celebration - TBA

Rich Gianchiglia, Principal

It is an honor and privilege to be part of an awesome school and community! I love coming to work everyday!

"Once a Husky, Always a Husky!"

Hwood Pride!!! #Allin4Hwood