What's Happening ?? !!

~ Hawley Newsletter ~ September 1, 2017 ~

From the Desk of Mr. Moretti

Dear Hawley Parents/Guardians,


Here's What's Happening at Hawley.......


  • For all you new folk, this is my Newsletter (usually weekly, but, well.....you know). It contains updates and reminders and with my new format....the sky's the limit. Yes, I still have kid's quotes but you will have to scroll to the bottom ;0) I hope you find it helpful/informative/enjoyable.
  • WHAT A WEEK!!! Beautiful Weather; Smiling Faces; Hard Work; Learning & Laughter!
  • Our bus dismissal has improved each day. We will continue to fine tune the process. Hawley students are picking it up quickly; the Reed students have been amazing with the transfer; and staff has been spot on. Please contact me with any questions.
  • We had a very successful Fire Drill as everyone did what they had practiced.
  • Morning Drop Off- Please turn into the playground blacktop area as you proceed to the back whether there is traffic or not (I fixed the potholes ;0). Two-way traffic is tight with the full parking lot and it just makes it safer on corners. Your support is appreciated.
  • Thank you for all the kind words, patience and support as we launched the new year. We can not do our work without your help.

Afternoon Dismissal: Very Important

As everyone is aware our system for afternoon dismissal has changed. With change comes new, unexpected situations. Although I will continue to consult with Central Office, here is where we are for now on these situations:


  1. Hawley students being picked up can not be signed out to play outside while parents wait for Reed students. Although I understand the thinking, we are just unable to keep track of that at this time.
  2. I am uncomfortable with older brothers/sisters signing out siblings and waiting for a ride on campus or nearby (I am not talking about walkers). While I wait for guidance from our attorney regarding liability, I ask that adults pick up students.

Open House

  • On Tuesday night (Grades K-2) & Wednesday night (Grades 3 & 4) we invite parents to meet with teachers.
  • Open House is an evening planned for adults only, to receive generic overviews of protocols/procedures, expectations, and curriculum.
  • If you feel that there is a need for a more individualized conversation with your child’s teacher, please share that with them so a meeting at a future date can be arranged.

  • Our program will begin promptly at 6:30 PM in the gym with a Principal’s Presentation followed by Classroom Presentations from 7:00-8:00 PM. Please note: the Principal’s Presentation is the same both evenings so those attending both nights can plan accordingly.

  • Please utilize Caraluzzi’s parking lot for this event.

Helpful Information

  • Ms. Laiso (School Counselor) and Mr. Varrone (School Psychologist) will be starting lunch groups soon and sometimes students are allowed to bring a friend of their choice. If any parent prefers that their child NOT be invited as a guest in a lunch group, please let Ms. Laiso (laisok@newtown.k12.ct.us), Mr. Varrone (varronem@newtown.k12.ct.us), or the child's classroom teacher know.
  • The Newtown Counselors have a Quarterly Newsletter, click here for the latest edition.
  • If you are interested in volunteering in the library this year please contact Christi Carlson at crcarlson25@yahoo.com. Please keep in mind that any volunteers who help in the library will need to fill out a volunteer waiver for security purposes. Thank you!
  • We have begun a collection to help out hurricane victims in Texas. Click Here to see how you can contribute.

as if we never left.....

Dates to Remember

*Mon, 9/4: NO SCHOOL- Labor Day
*Tues. 9/5: K-2 Open House, 6:30-8:00 PM
*Wed. 9/6: Grades 3-4 Open House, 6:30-8:00 PM
*Thurs, 914: PTA Ice Cream Social, 6:00-7:00 PM
*Thurs, 9/21: NO SCHOOL- Rosh Hashanah
*Fri, 9/29: PTA Meeting, 9:30-11:00

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!

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From the Mouths of Babes.....

"Hey, Mr. Pince -y- ball!" said a new Hawley Kindergartener

"Yes, Mr. Student?" joked Mr. M

"I love it here!" the student continued

"I am so glad to hear that." Mr. M responded

"Can I come over again tomorrow?"