What's Happening??!!

~ Hawley Elementary School Newsletter: September 19, 2021 ~

From the Desk of Mr. Moretti.....

Dear Hawley Parents/Guardians, Teachers, and Staff,

This is going to be our 1st FULL Week of Full Days, Giddy-Up. We are ready! Slow, but great start. Expectations, Routines and Protocols are taking shape and we are hitting a stride. Some terrific, "Normal" Things are on the horizon- read on.

Buckle up, stay seated, and keep your hands and feet in the car at all times, as you read on to find out What's Happening at Hawley .....

Information from our School Counselor

I am incredibly grateful to be Hawley’s new School Counselor and to have the opportunity to support each of your children. School Counselors help students thrive socially, emotionally, academically, and in early career planning. I will form connections with students through minute meetings, short term individual counseling sessions, small groups, developmental classroom lessons, and more!

Minute Meetings: This school year, the elementary school counselors will be conducting "minute meetings" for all students in K-4th grade. These meetings allow every student to have one-on-one time with their school’s counselor and to build on the relationships that the counselors have with all of the students in the building. The school counselor will schedule a time with classroom teachers to pull each student for roughly 5 minutes until every student has had a turn.

Feel free to learn more about me by Clicking HERE. You can contact me at 203-426-7666 x6404 or sollazzoc@newtown.k12.ct.us. You can also check out my website and virtual office for more information. I look forward to a wonderful school year together!


We are all getting used to eating in our Cafe again. It was a transition as again, half the school had never navigated a cafe before. Here's how you can help your child:
  • Make sure they know if they have a lunch from home or NEED to order a lunch at school.
  • Review the menu with them so they know the choices and KNOW what they want to order.
  • Please Note that milk comes with a lunch but water and snacks would need to be purchased.
These three things will go along way in helping your child feel independent, not have an issue at lunch, as well as helping our lines move faster.

Click HERE for some important information from Whitsons Food Service.

Open House

We have been monitoring illnesses and are happy to report that the town numbers are low. For this reason, Open House will be Live and In-person: YEAH! We can not be more excited to have parents back in the building and in your child's classroom.

I usually gather with all parents before hand in the gym, and I do feel at this time, that would not be best. Therefore, I will send home a short video that I would appreciate if you would watch prior to Open House. It will be emailed early next week.

Open Houses are:

*Wednesday, September 29: Kindergarten-Grade 2, 6:30-7:15 PM in classrooms.

*Thursday, September 30: Grades 3-4, 6:30-7:15 PM in classrooms.

We do ask that these are Adult Only evenings and appreciate that you are able to arrange child care to be able to attend.

We look forward to seeing you next week. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Ice Cream Social(s)

One of the best, most attended events at Hawley is the PTA Ice Cream Social. It broke our hearts that we could not have it last year. Well, IT IS BACK!

We are going to divide it up into 2 Events (by grade level) to keep attendance sizes small but it is happening. Come enjoy ice cream served by Hawley Staff and play with friends.

Grades K-2 is Monday, 9/27 & Grades 3-4 is Monday, 10/4.

Both nights are 6:00-7:00 PM.

Masks must be worn when in the gym getting ice cream but parent discretion when outside on the blacktop, field and playscape. If you have children in both groups/grades, you can decide which night you would like to attend.

Click HERE for more information.

Important Reminders / General Info

  • Student Drop Off and Pick Up has been terrific. Thank You for your adherence to protocols. Your cooperation is what makes it work.
  • Thank you for your continued support and for all the kind words and messages. They truly keeps us going!

Dates to Remember

  • Mon, 9/27: Ice Cream Social, Grades K-2, 6:00-7:00 PM
  • Wed, 9/29: General PTA Meeting, 4:00-5:00 PM
  • Wed, 9/29: Open House- Grades K-2, 6:30-7:15 PM
  • Thurs, 9/30: Open House- Grades 3-4, 6:30-7:15 PM
  • Mon, 10/4: Ice Cream Social, Grades 3-4, 6:00-7:00 PM

Out of the Mouths of Babes...

"Happy Birthday " Mr. M said to a student as he delivered a birthday card and pencil.

"Thank you" replied the excited student.

"Funny, your birthday is in September and mine is in October. I didn't realize that you were older than me " joked Mr. M.

" No " replied the student, " I'm just a little kid and you're an old man! "

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The Hawley School Website

Our website contains a tremendous amount of information and has the answers to most questions, PLUS, a staff directory/emails, handbooks, forms and more. Click Here to check it out!