Hazelwood School News

Hwood Pride!!! #Allin4Hwood

Principal Message - May 13, 2016

As we cruise through May, I would like to thank students, faculty, staff, PTO, and parents in assisting in making Hazelwood School such a special place! May is such a busy month and at times we forget to take a break and catch our breath. Our time together is precious and this school journey is coming to a close. I am positive the best is yet to come!

Thank you to the Hazelwood PTO for an awesome week of treating our faculty and staff! Your generosity is greatly appreciated. We are so fortunate to have such a great team of teachers and staff!!!

Last Friday was our talent show, and I must say WOW!!! Our students, teachers, and parents have talent!!! The show was fantastic and it was awesome to see the smiles on our students faces as they performed. Events like the talent show are memories that students and parents will always have. I would be amiss if I did not give some shout-outs to our PTO and volunteers that helped make the night happen! Please click the link below for highlights:

2016 Hazelwood Talent Show


Please note the district will be hosting re-registration for all Middlesex students. It is imperative all students currently in grades Kindergarten through Eleventh re-register. If you do not re-register your child(ren) will not be on our school roster for the 2016-2017 school year and will not be able to attend our schools. Information was sent home with students on Thursday, May 12th about the procedure.

Re-Registration Parent Letter


Registration Verification Form


In the next couple of weeks a lot of information will be sent home with students, posted to the district/school web page, posted on this newsletter, and "tweeted". Please remember to join the action and receive alerts where applicable. The last few weeks of school are very busy and exciting, I certainly do not want someone to miss an activity or important information. I strongly suggest to check out the Important Information and Date section and check back frequently!!!

As always my door is always open. Please feel free to contact me with any problems or concerns. Thank you for your support and I look forward to a strong finish!

Hwood Pride!!!

Rich Gianchiglia


School Mission Statement

At Hazelwood Elementary School we believe…….

  • All students can and will learn in a nurturing school environment where collaboration and exploration is encouraged and will foster a lifelong love of learning.

  • Positive relationships are vital for student success. Our school doors will always be open to assist our families to ensure our students are growing academically, emotionally, and socially.

  • Hazelwood students will become confident, compassionate, respectful, and committed to making a difference not only in the classrooms and hallways of our school, but in our wonderful community of Middlesex Borough.

Calling All Hwood Parents - Community Input Meeting #4

There will be Community Input Meeting (#4) at Hazelwood School on Thursday, May 26th! I strongly urge all Hazelwood parents/guardians to attend to discuss how we can grow the district. All options are on the table. Let your voice be heard!

The evening will begin at 6:30pm with a tour of the building and the general meeting will start at 7:00pm in our multi-purpose room. Please spread the word!

Please click the link below for additional information!

In Cased You Missed It...


PARCC Testing

Hazelwood School is complete with PARCC! Thank you for your cooperation!

Arrival and Dismissal Procedures

Student safety is our number one priority. Please click the link below to review our arrival and departure procedures.


Just a friendly reminder that student supervision does not begin until 8:30am. For parents or guardians that work, the district does offer Before Care which begins at 7:00am and After Care which goes to 6:00pm. The district also offers breakfast starting at 8:10am.

If you would like for your child to attend our breakfast program, please walk your child to the front door beginning at 8:10am and a staff member will bring your child to breakfast. Please click the links below for information regarding Before and After Care and April's breakfast menu.

Before and After Care Information


May Breakfast Menu


Summer Time = Reading Time!

This week Ms. George from the Middlesex Library visited our school to discuss the summer reading program that the Middlesex Library hosts. It is a great program that is offered to our families. Last year Hazelwood School had a record number of students participate in the program. Our top readers were recognized and celebrated at a Middlesex Board of Education meeting and a district wide award ceremony was held by Ms. George.

I urge all students to participate in this great summer activity! The Middlesex Library and Ms. George do an awesome job and reading is so important. It is hoped the gains students worked so hard to make this year is not lost during the summer.

What is Summer Reading Loss?


School Counselor's Corner

Please do not hesitate to reach out to our awesome School Counselors with any questions or concerns!

Mrs. Kauffman

Email - Kauffmanl@middlesex.k12.nj.us

Monday's and Thursday's

Mrs. Franciscus

Email - Franciscusj@middlesex.k12.nj.us

Tuesday's and Friday's

May 2016 Newsletter!


Hazelwood School PTO News

The Hazelwood Talent Show was awesome! I am so impressed by the talent of our students!!! Thank you to the PTO and volunteers that made the night so enjoyable! The talent show is truly special!!!


  • Please join Shoparoo!!! It is an easy way to earn money for our school! Thank you to the families that have signed up!!! For more information please click link...http://goo.gl/bruw13

Contact Us!!!

Got fundraising or event ideas? We want to know!!! Contact us at hwoodhuskies@gmail.com

Shout-Out Board!!!

Hazelwood PTO - Thank you for your hard work and generosity in making Teacher Appreciation Week and the talent show such a success!

Ms. George - For reading a story to all our students and encouraging all Hwood Huskies to read this summer!!! Ms. George runs an excellent program and I hope all our Hwood Huskies participate!!!

Mrs. Goteiner's Class - For earning extra recess time! Students set a class goal and reached it via Class Dojo!!!

Teacher Assistants, Classroom Aides, and Lunch Aides - For always going above and beyond! Teachers and I thank you for all your assistance in making Hwood a special place!!!

Mrs. Charles - Happy Nurses Day!!!

Stay Connected! No Excuses!!!

Follow our school journey on social media:

Twitter: @Hwood_Pride

Instagram: Hwood_Pride

School Blog: https://hwoodpride.wordpress.com

Library Blog: https://hwoodlibrary.wordpress.com/

School Web Page: http://www.middlesex.k12.nj.us

Please sign-up to receive Honeywell Alerts for school closings or emergencies. Information for signing up can be found at https://instantalert.honeywell.com/

Stay Connected! No Excuses!!!

Important Information and Dates

Breakfast Menu - May 2016


Lunch Menu - May 2016


Community Input - Facilities Meeting Information Home Page


District Crisis Management Letter


Middlesex School's Pass Annual Measurable Achievement Objectives




Friday, May 20th - Bike Assembly and Rodeo

*** Only 2nd and 3rd Grade students will participate in the rodeo - 1:15pm

*** There is no rain date

*** Information was sent home on Friday, May 6th to 2nd and 3rd grade parents

Friday, May 20th - Teacher of the Year Announcement

Monday, May 23rd - Professional Development - Early Dismissal Day - 1:00pm

Wednesday, May 25th - Third Grade Field Day - 9:00am to 1:15pm

*** Please return permission slip by May 16th!

*** Rain Date - Thursday, May 26th

Wednesday, May 25th - First Grade Family Day - 2:00pm

*** Information will follow

Wednesday, May 25th - ELKS Youth Awards - Middlesex ELKS - 7:00pm

*** All students recognized by the Middlesex ELKS will be honored

*** Middlesex ELKS will invite all guests.

Thursday, May 26th - Red Nose Day!!!

Friday, May 27th through Tuesday, May 31st - Schools Closed


Wednesday, June 1st - Executive PTO Meeting - 8:45am - Principal Office

Wednesday, June 1st - Husky Celebration - 9:30am

Wednesday, June 1st - Moms At Play - 2:00pm to 3:00pm (K-3)

*** Information went home on May 11th.

*** Click here for flyer - https://www.smore.com/ezpa8-moms-at-play

*** Rain Date - Thursday, June 2nd

Wednesday, June 1st - General PTO Meeting - 7:00pm - Library

Monday, June 6th (Tentative) - 3rd Grade Visit to VEM - 9:15am to 11:30am

*** Permission slips will be sent home on Thursday, May 19th

Friday, June 10th (Tentative) - 3rd Grade Bowling Trip and Lunch

*** Information will follow

Monday, June 13th - Hazelwood School Field Day - 9:00am to 11:30am

*** Rain Date - Tuesday, June 14th

Wednesday, June 15th (Tentative) - 3rd Grade Breakfast and Time Capsule - Library - 8:45am to 10:15am

Wednesday, June 15th - End of the Year Party!!! - 10:30am to 11:30am - Multi Purpose Room

*** Interactive Dance Party - Theme is RESPECT - DJ Reggie Williams

*** Click for a sample of DJ Reggie's show - https://youtu.be/OKbKHmI1aKw

Thursday, June 16th - 3rd Grade Moving Up Ceremony - 12:00pm - Multi Purpose Room

*** Information will be sent home soon

Thursday, June 16th - Last Day of School - Early Dismissal - 1:00pm

Rich Gianchiglia, Principal

It is an honor and privilege to be part of an awesome school and community! I love coming to work everyday!

"Once a Husky, Always a Husky!"

Hwood Pride!!! #Allin4Hwood