Hawkins Happenings

May 13, 2022

Hawkins Elementary

Start Time: 8:50 am

End Time 3:43 pm

Fax Number: 810-299-3910

Lunch Times

JK/K 11:15 - 11:35

1st 11:45 - 12:05

2nd 12:15 - 12:35

3rd 12:45 - 1:05

4th 1:15 - 1:35


5/20 - Hats On Day

5/20 - Spring Carnival 5-8 pm

5/30 - No School (Memorial Day)

6/10 - Field Day

6/15 - Last Day of School (Half Day)


Happy Sunny Friday Hawkins Families,

It was so nice to have a sunny week where the students can get outside and enjoy the weather. As the weather warms we know that our fight with the bees will start. We will do the best we can and will have an exterminator out often. A reminder for the playground, if you stay after school please try to encourage your children to follow the same safety rules we follow during the day. This consistency will help here and keep the kids safe. If you are not sure just ask, “is that allowed at school”? I am so excited for the Hawkins Spring Carnival and Silent Auction which will take place next Friday, May 20th from 5-8 pm. I have not had a chance to see it in my three years here, but if it is anything like the rest of the PTO events this year it will be incredible! I want to give a huge thank you to Mr. O’Neil for all of his work in our outdoor classroom as well as our 4th grade Girl Scouts. Under the direction of Mrs. Sinz’s class, it is starting to look amazing. Have a great weekend!

Mr. McAuliffe

Hawkins Principal

Hawkins Outdoor Classroom/Courtyard Donations

Hawkins outdoor classroom is still in need of some supplies. If you are interested in donating please see the list below.

These are the supplies that are still needed (see pics below for examples):

  • 25 bags of mulch (see attached photo)
  • 10 bags of raised bed soil
  • 18" long logs split lengthwise (see photo) (20 for outdoor classroom and 30 for outdoor learning/play space total of 50)
  • Several Large logs, stumps, and boulders to climb on for outdoor learning/playspace approx 30-40 large rocks
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Brighton High School STEAM Center Dedication

Hawkins 4th grader Katelyn Volbrecht, along with other Brighton Area School students, participated in Brighton High School's STEAM Center dedication that took place on Monday, April 9. The STEAM Center is designed to provide the framework for students to learn how to think critically solve problems and stimulate their creative abilities.

Counseling Corner

Counselor Corner!

Well, we made it to the final stretch of the year! The last few weeks, when the sun is shining and energy is high! And after so many months of hurdles and challenges, it is time to celebrate all that we accomplished and overcame during this school year. The Elementary Counselors would like to take time this month to celebrate our students and highlight their amazing strengths. We plan to take time with classrooms to focus on lessons missed at some other point in the year or revisit specific topics that need a refresher. We want to end this year on a positive note and recognize how truly resilient our students are, and we hope that you take some time at home to do this as well.

Thank you for the amazing support from our staff and parents as we worked to connect with and support all of our students this year. We are already working towards our plans for next school year and look forward to expanding our avenues of support.

More Resources: We also have our BAS Elementary Counseling website for ideas and resources to be used at home!

Ms. Jackson, Guest Counselor for Mrs. Fox


jacksont.sub@brightonk12.com foxra@brightonk12.com

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News From the Art Room

Downtown Gallery Walk!

BAS elementary schools have partnered with local downtown businesses to show off the wonderful talents of our schools!

Be sure to keep an eye out for art displays at the following businesses starting May 6th and on display through May 27th.

*The Lighthouse

*Brighton Coffee House and Theater

*Two Dandelions

*Great Harvest

*The Running Lab

*Two Brothers

*Artisan's Bench

*Cobach Center

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PTO News

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Field Day Volunteers

If interested in volunteering for Field Day, please click on the link below or use the QR code shown in the flier below.

Field Day Volunteers

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New Program Coming!! Hawkins G.I.F.F.T Giving Immediately For Families Today

Throughout the pandemic, many individuals and families have struggled through job loss, illness, or other traumatic situations. Oftentimes, these situations can place a financial burden on families. We would like to ease some of the financial burden by providing food and home essentials to families who are applying for or waiting for other assistance. While there are multiple resources available in our community, these resources may take days or even weeks to access and some require multiple steps. Our goal is to fulfill this need immediately and there are also no income based restrictions to the resource. There will be a small questionnaire to fill out. This is only for us to help with your needs the best we can and will not be shared with anybody outside the G.I.F.F.T. program.

If you have experienced a short-term financial hardship and do not qualify for assistance elsewhere, Hawkins G.I.F.F.T. is here to help you. If this is a service your family could benefit from please fill out this referral form:

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Classroom Wish Lists

If you are interested in donating additional items to your child's classroom, please click on the link(s) below to view their Amazon Wish Lists. We have added a few new ones since last weeks newsletter so be sure to check them out.


  • Fever over 100.4 degrees
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Other symptoms, including chills, body aches, sore throat, headache, diarrhea, nausea/vomiting, loss of taste and/or smell

Reporting an Absence

If your child is going to be absent, please call the Hawkins attendance Line (810-299-3900 then press 2). Please state your child's name, teacher, date of absence and reason for the absence (type of illness, doctor appointment, vacation etc). If your child has been diagnosed with a specific ailment (COVID19, strep throat, pink eye, influenza, chicken pox) please state that in the voicemail message. If your child has not been diagnosed with a specific ailment but is having specific symptoms please let us know the symptoms your child is experiencing. Hawkins appreciates your help!

If your Brighton Area School child tests positive for COVID please use the self-reporting form below. Thank you for your help.


All parent volunteers must undergo a background check in order to work with Brighton Area Schools students. ONLINE Volunteer Form

Brighton Area Schools reserves the right to "approve" or "deny" any volunteer service upon review of the background check returned. The determination will be based upon individual fitness to have responsibility for the safety and wellbeing of children. Providing false information is grounds for immediate volunteer denial.

Suggestions and Reminders...

For the 21/22 school year, we are recommending all students, grades JK-4, have an extra set of clothes to keep in their backpack or locker in case of emergency (i.e. bathroom accidents, playground mishaps, lunchroom spills, ripped or torn clothes etc.) We appreciate your help!!!

Email/Phone Number and Address Changes

If you need to change a contact phone number or email address you can do so through Parent. Connect at https://www.brightonk12.com/Page/144

If you do not know your Parent Connect login information, please follow the instructions on the Brighton Area Schools website.

PLEASE NOTE: Address changes CANNOT be completed through Parent Connect. Address changes must be completed by filling out a change of address form along with 3 copies of proof of residency. Details are listed on the change of address form which is available by clicking on the link below. Since in person drop off is not an option at this time, forms can be scanned and emailed to samanij@brightonk12.com

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