What's Happening ?? !!

~ Hawley School Newsletter: March 8, 2019 ~

From the Desk of Mr. Moretti

Dear Hawley Parents/Guardians,


Last week was terrific, this week was much better,

It is the end of the week and time for the school Newsletter.

We've been reading so much, every which way,

to celebrate and to honor Dr. Suess' birthday.


We've been working so hard, doing things that are cool,

Read on to find out What's Happening at Hawley School.......

~ Kindergarten Work ~

Kindergarteners Reading, Reading, Reading; plus manipulating letters strengthening Phonemic Awareness, and Exploring the Great Outdoors!

Sound Tigers Game

The Father's Club, once again, is sponsoring a Hawley outing to see the Bridgeport Sound Tigers on Sunday, March 31. Hawley families will sit together and students will have the opportunity to hold the American Flag (On The Ice) during the National Anthem.
  • Click here for the flyer and to sign up to get tickets
  • Click here to order a special Hawley/Sound Tigers T-Shirt for the night

Storm, the Sound Tigers Mascot, will be visiting Hawley School during lunch on Monday.

~ Grade 4 Sharing Talents ~

During Closing Circle at the end of the day, Mr. P's 4th graders share talents. WOW!

Pennies for Patients

Hawley School’s Student Council is sponsoring “Pennies for Patients” that benefits the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. We are collecting change through March 22, 2019. Your child can collect spare change to fill the box that he or she brought home.


Once your child has filled the container, it can be returned to school. The box can be filled and brought to school as many times as necessary over the course of the fundraiser. If you prefer online donations can be made by using this link: https://events.lls.org/pages/ctwhv/HawleyElementarySchool-2019.


The class who raises the most money will earn a class pizza party, and if the whole school reaches our fundraising goal, we will have extra recess for all!


To promote our fundraiser, we will be having Friday spirit days:

  • Friday, March 15: Wear Green for St. Patrick’s Day
  • Friday, March 22: Hawley Wear Day

Click here for additional information. If you have any questions, please contact Jenna Connors at connorsj@newtown.k12.ct.us. Thank you for helping to support such a worthy cause.

~ Grade 1 Sees the Light ~

In science, here are Mrs. C's grade 1 studying Light through exploration and inquiry.

Monster Mash: Auction Items!

The Monster Mash was a tremendous success. Not only was it a terrific, fun family event, but it raised over $10,000 for the PTA. Thank you for your support.


I will continue to share pictures of students participating in their Auction Activities. Here are students at the movies with the Grade 4 Team and making cupcakes with Mrs. Vitarelli and Mrs. Connors !

A "Specials" Time of Day

Click Here to find out all the exciting things happening in Art, Library, Music & PE!

Reminders / FYI

  • Wednesday, 3/13 - Friday, 3/15: Early Release Days (1:37)

  • The Parent Portal opens WEDNESDAY and student Progress Reports are available, please open, print and review with your child

  • March Conferences: The Newtown School District has teacher requested Parent Conferences in March. They are designed only for those students that teachers feel a conference is necessary. They are not for all students to limit the amount of Early Dismissals that would be required. Not getting one, means everything is going well. If you have not been invited to a conference, remember, throughout the year, you can always ask to meet with your child's teacher to discuss work and performance. It just has to be outside this window due to limited available spaces.

  • International Dessert Night: Join us for this exciting PTA sponsored event. We will take a journey around the world for treats, entertainment and fun. Click here for more information.

  • On Friday, March 29, 9:30, in the Multi-Purpose Room is the next PTA Meeting. Please join us to be informed and participate in the Hawley PTA. They will discussing upcoming events, ways to participate and be more involved next year, and donation options to the school. With the new hybrid approach, the school also shares information. The last topic was Safety & Security. Please email me ideas that would be of interest (morettic@newtown.k12.ct.us).

Come en' Get It!

Our Lost & Found is overflowing with terrific clothes and water bottles and, and, and.........


Please see if you are missing something and either send your child down or take a look while you're visiting Hawley.


~ Thank You ~

~ Grade 4 Monkeying Around ~

Special Painting Project???

Custodian, "Grandpa" Don Roos, has been secretly working on a very special painting project in our Multi-Purpose Room with our Kindergarten. Below is a review of past work and, FINALLY, the finished product. Join me in Thanking him for his efforts and Complementing the students on their talents.
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Dates to Remember

*Mon, 3/11: Storm visits (Sound Tigers mascot)
*Tues, 3/12: International Dessert Night, 6:00 PM
*Wed, 3/13: Student Progress Reports available via the Parent Portal
*Wed, 3/13-Fri, 3/15: EARLY DISMISSAL DAYS (1:37 PM)
~Professional Development & Parent Conferences~
*Fri, 3/15: Spirit Day- Wear GREEN
*Mon 3/18-Fri, 3/22: Hawley Loves to Read Week
*Fri, 3/22: Author Visit-
*Fri, 3/29: PTA Meeting, 9:30 am

~ Grade 3 Detectives ~

Mrs. G's Third Grade class launches its Mystery Unit in reading!!!
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Out of the Mouths of Babes.....

"It is your turn to do Morning Announcements" a teacher told 2 second graders

"Yeah!" shouted Student 1

"Darn" sulked Student 2

"You don't want to do them?" inquired the teacher

"No, I do. I just wish I knew so I would have dressed like Mr. Moretti"

Follow Us On Twitter

Click HERE to see our Twitter page.


*For us to use your child's likeness, we need your permission. You can grant it via the ParentPortal.

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!