Hawkins Happenings

March 10, 2023

Hawkins Elementary

Drop Off 8:55

Start Time: 9:07

First Bell: 9:01

Second Bell: 9:07

End Time 3:57

Breakfast begins at 8:50

Lunch Times (Recess Follows)

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


3/13 - NO SCHOOL

3/13 - Airborne Fundraiser

3/14 - STEM Night 5:30 - 7:30

3/27 - 3/31 SPRING BREAK


4/10 - NO SCHOOL

4/13 - PTO Meeting 9:15

5/19 - Spring Carnival


6/14 - Last Day of School


Happy Snowy Friday,

It is crazy how we keep getting these Friday storms. I am hoping this is the end of it and spring is on the way. A reminder that there is no school this Monday, March 13th. MSTEP will be starting after spring break, so our students are working hard to prepare. I want to thank all the families that attended our last PTO meeting. I love what you are accomplishing. Have a great weekend.

Mr. McAuliffe

News From the Art Room

Art room news:

Exciting upcoming art events!

Celebrate Youth Arts Month @ the Brighton District Library!

March 6th-31st

During regular library hours

Livingston County Art Exhibit-Got Art? @ the Howell Opera House

Elementary:March 14th - 19th

Secondary: March 7 - 12th


Weekends 12-5pm

District Wide K-12 art show coming in May! Stay tuned for more details as we get closer!

If your artist has something on display, they will be bringing a letter home next week!

Follow us on Instagram @Hawkinsartroom

Hawkins Jump Rope for Heart/Hoops

Hawkins will be having our annual Jump Rope for Heart/Hoops Campaign. I personally have been doing Jump Rope for Heart for 30 years. It is a great program and benefits an outstanding organization in the American Heart Association. Next week, your child will be bringing home an envelope for the American Heart Association Fundraising Campaign. Your child does not have to fundraise to participate in the class event. Fundraising is all done online, which makes it easy for everyone. Fundraising will be from 4/11– 4/14 and will take place during their PE class. In order for the kids to win prizes from American Heart Association, they must collect donations. As a bonus, The Top 5 Fundraisers will win special prizes that I personally hand out.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at Hawkins.


Dan D’Arcy

Hawkins P.E.


2023 - 2024 Enrollment Window

Brighton Area Schools enrollment window for junior kindergarten and kindergarten is currently open. If you have an incoming kindergartener, please visit www.brightonk12.com/enrollment. If you are applying for school of choice, please be sure to click on the school of choice link, School of Choice, for information regarding the application process and school of choice widow. PLEASE NOTE...NEW STUDENT SCHOOL OF CHOICE IS LIMITED FOR JUNIOR KINDERGARTEN. APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED FROM 4/3/23 THROUGH 5/5/23 @ 3:00 PM.

Girls On The Run

Hello Hawkins Families!

Girls on the Run is coming to Hawkins! Starting the week of March 12th, our team will meet every Monday and Wednesday from 4pm-5:30pm. The standard program fee is $210 and includes 20 lessons, a t-shirt, water bottle, cinch sack, a beautiful 5K medal and more!

GOTR creates a safe and supportive place for girls to connect, grow and thrive. Trained and caring coaches lead 3rd-4th grade participants through interactive lessons culminating with a non-competitive 5K event. The research-based curriculum establishes lifelong healthy habits and instills critical social-emotional skills at a time when girls need it the most.

Girls on the Run is committed to ensuring that program cost is never a barrier to participation. A financial aid application and payment plan is included in the online program registration form at www.girlsontherunsemi.org. If you do not have internet access please call (734) 712-5640.

We have three awesome parent volunteer coaches and can hold a team of 20. If you would like to register your child, please visit https://www.girlsontherunsemi.org. If you have any questions, please let me know at busternam@brightonk12.com.

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Thriving Minds School

My name is Molly Schofield and I am the School Refusal Program Director at Thriving Minds. I work with students, families and schools to form reentry plans to increase attendance, participation and consistency while treating the underlying anxiety and/or depression. Currently, I am offering a parent group that will be held on Fridays at 5pm for the month of April. This parent group is to help with the stress of school refusal, increase motivation to get their student through the end of the school year and provide information on treatment of school refusal.

Molly Schofield, MS, LLP

School Refusal Program Director


Phone: 810-225-3417 Ext. 120


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Build a Habit of Good Attendance Early!

School success goes hand in hand with good attendance! Encouraging regular school attendance is one of the most powerful ways you can prepare your child for success both in school and in life. When you make school attendance a priority, you can help your child get better grades, develop healthy life habits, and have a better chance of graduating from high school. Starting in kindergarten, too many absences can cause children to fall behind in school. Students can still fall behind if they miss just a day or two days every few weeks. Attending school regularly helps children feel better about school...and themselves. We understand that there are circumstances requiring students to miss school due to illnesses or for appointments. When this is the case, please provide us with medical notes from the doctor.

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!

Hawkins G.I.F.F.T.

New Program Available At Hawkins….

Hawkins G.I.F.F.T.

Giving Immediately For Families Today

*This is not an income based program and is available to all Hawkins families in need*

Throughout the last few years, 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, waiting for other assistance or do not qualify for assistance. These are premade boxes that are available to pick up the same day. We also put together extra boxes for our holiday breaks. 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

** This is not an income based program if your family is in need of food G.I.F.F.T. is here to help you. 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

If you are having trouble accessing this form please contact Rachel Fox at Foxra@brightonk12.com or Nicole Lira at Liran@brightonk12.com . We can email you the for directly.

** Please be sure when filling out this form that you include an email address. This is how you will be contacted with instructions to pick up your box.

Counselor Corner

Counselor Corner!

I am so excited to continue working with your students this year to help facilitate and promote growth and learning! I am providing classroom lessons, small group activities, and individual support this school year.

As a reminder, your school counselor is here to support children in all areas of mental wellness that impacts their success in the classroom. We work with individuals as needs arise. If your child is struggling at school, we will work together with the classroom teacher to determine whether or not school-based services would be beneficial. We may also be able to offer resources or contacts if your family believes that outside support will best meet your child's or families needs.

The Elementary Counselor Team also has the BAS Elementary Counseling website for ideas and resources to be used at home! Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns that you may have, and I will do my best to support your child.

Mrs. Fox

Elementary School Counselor: Hilton/Hawkins


Parent Referral Form/Permission Slip


For the 22/23 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.) Hawkins office does not have enough extra clothes to loan out to students. An extra set of clothes in your child's backpack/locker saves us from having to call home when an accident does happen here at school. We appreciate 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.

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BAS Wellness & Mental Health Website

As a district we are increasing our efforts to support the Mental Health and Wellness of our students, families and the community. We are increasing our efforts on Relationships, Student Wellness, and Increasing a Mindset for Learning and Growth. These Tips/Resources are one of the many ways we are increasing our efforts. Additional resources and information can be found on the BAS Wellness & Mental Health website.

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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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