Hawk News

November 10, 2022

Congratulations to Miss Pakkebier

Leader in Me in is not only taught at Hanawalt -- the adults use the Habits in their daily lives. Here is a note from Miss Pakkebier:

This past weekend, I was lucky enough to be able to participate in and finish the New York City Marathon! I often talk to my students about how my training for the marathon follows a lot of the 7 Habits we learn about at school. Back in early June, I used Habit 2, "Begin with the End in Mind", to plan out my training runs so I would be prepared to run my goal of 26.2 miles in November. I also use Habit 3, "Put First things First" each day when I have a training run to make sure I schedule enough time to complete my run. If I go home from school and start watching TV, I am often not motivated to go run. Instead, I try and get my run done right after school before going home and watching TV to make sure I complete each training run. Running is not about winning or losing, it's about celebrating each person's unique accomplishments. Celebrating these personal accomplishments uses Habit 6 "Synergize".
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No School November 23rd, 24th and 25th

Wednesday, Nov. 23rd, 7:45am to Friday, Nov. 25th, 2:45pm

225 56th Street

Des Moines, IA

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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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Hanawalt Spirit Store Now Open

Order Hanawalt shirts, sweatshirts, blanket, beanies and activity bags (perfect for snow gear!) by November 14th: https://www.premiumwebstores.net/hanawalt.htm

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!

Food Drive! Hosted by Hanawalt Girl Scout Troop 943

Help Hanawalt bring much needed items to the Food Bank of Iowa by donating non perishable items at pickup and drop off on Monday, November 21st. and Tuesday the 22nd! Girl Scouts will be at the pick up and drop off line helping accept donations at the car windows and the front door. You can also find drop boxes in the office as well as the cafeteria.

Suggested Items: Pasta sauce, Soups, canned beans, canned Tuna, Canned fruit, packaged meals, Rice, Peanut butter, cereal, other breakfast items, deodorant, soap or toothpaste.

Monetary donations can also be made online at: https://bit.ly/HanawaltFoodDrive

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Upcoming Dates


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