Hawk News

November 3, 2022

Fifth Grade Monolouges

On Friday, Mrs. Tyler's class presented their monologues. The assignment was to create a narrative monologue describing a chapter from the book Espernza Rising. They needed to create a monologue that establishes the situation and introduces the characters, explain how the narrator responds to the event or situation, and provides a sense of closure. They did amazing job adding details and making you feel what the character felt.

Poetry Cafe

Mr. Hines hosted a Poerty Cafe. The students shared their original poetry with a room full of parents, classmates and staff. They were fanastic!

No School November 7th and 8th

Monday, Nov. 7th, 7:45am to Tuesday, Nov. 8th, 2:45pm

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Thank You

Thank you for taking the time to meet with us during Parent Teacher Conferences. We enjoyed the opportunity to share your child’s progress with you. We look forward to our continued partnership throughout the remainder of the school year.

Also, thank you so much for delicious conference meal and munchies. All of your efforts were greatly appreciated. Thank you for your support. It’s wonderful to know we are embraced by a lovely community.

Hanawalt Community Notes

R Party

Hanawalt Families! Saturday, November 12 is the annual R Party, hosted by the Roosevelt Foundation. As future Riders, this event will support infrastructure needs of Roosevelt activities, which will have a lasting impact on programs. This work directly translates to supporting Hanawalt students when they get to Roosevelt. However, the R Party is more than just a fundraiser for Roosevelt. Proceeds from the R Party are given back to the feeder schools. In fact, last year Hanawalt received a grant for our SEL programming. Get tickets to support this community endeavor at https://www.trhsfoundation.org/rparty

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Support an Associate

A member of our Hanawalt Community, associate Jessica Renaud, was in a bad car accident on the way to work. We want to support her and her family as she recovers in the hospital. Donate today and all proceeds will go toward gift cards for the family.

November 15: Hanawalt Free Skate

Join us at Skateland on Tuesday, November 15 for a Hanawalt Free Skate Night! Free admission for everyone and free skate rental for the first 50 who arrive ($4.75/person after that). We will also be selling glow sticks to raise funds for A Week in the Arts, so bring cash!

Save the Date: December Book Fair

Our next Scholastic Book Fair will be coming up at the school December 7 and 8. More details to come.

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Upcoming Dates


1: Parent Teacher Conferences 3:00pm - 6:30pm

2: Parent Teacher Conferences 3:00pm - 6:30pm

7: No School

8: No School

23: No School

24: No School

25: No School


9: No School, PD Day

22-31: No School - Winter Break

2-3: Winter Break continues; No school
16: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day; No school
17: No school, PD Day

18: No school, PD Day