Hawkins Elementary Newsletter
April 8, 2016
End Time: 3:50
Tardy Time: 8:50
Fax Number: 810-299-3910
- Kindergarten 11:15 - 12:00
- 1st Grade 11:45 - 12:30
- 2nd Grade 12:15 - 1:00
- 4th Grade 12:45 - 1:30
- 3th Grade 1:15 - 2:00
From the Principal
Welcome back to the last 2.5 months of school! This is the time of the year where we begin developing class lists and student assignments for the 2016-2017 school year. If you have important information regarding your child that the school staff may not have, this form provides an opportunity to share that information with school personnel. Please note that requests for a specific teacher cannot be honored. Forms will be available in our office next Friday, April 15 and they must be returned to us by Friday, April 29, 2016.
Fourth grade parents, Maltby is also making placement decisions and we have the Maltby forms in our office. The forms must be returned to us by Friday, May 6, 2016. You can drop the forms off in our office or take them to Maltby.
Third and fourth grade parents! The state of Michigan requires every 3rd and 4th grade student take the standardized assessment called M-Step. This assessment tests students in the areas of reading, writing, math and science (4th grade only). We will begin the testing process at the end of this month, starting with April 27th. Please make every effort to have your child in school on time on the following days:
3rd Grade: April 27 - May 6th
4th Grade: May 10 - May 20th
Students will be assessed first thing in the morning for approximately 1.5 hours per day. Unlike last year, this test is entirely taken online. Please ensure plenty of sleep for your child during this time so he/she can be highly successful taking the exam at school. Let your child's teacher know if you have any questions.
Lastly, as you know we have a student leader who organized the pop tab fundraiser to give back to the Ronald McDonald House in Ann Arbor. You can drop off your pop tabs in the office or have your child give it to his/her teacher. Thank you for your support!
I hope we can catch at least a glimpse of sun this weekend and dare I say no snow? Have a good weekend!
April Student "Voice" Winners Announced and Featured in Leadership Hall!
As previously reported, an ambitious group of Hawkins Fourth Graders are eagerly working week by week to engineer/design and secure community donations for what will be a permanent wall in Leadership Hall to showcase Hawkins students who, through the 7 Habits, take the initiative go above and beyond as leaders in school, at home and/or throughout the community. As we begin our prototype for this special wall, a temporary showcase wall has been set up in Leadership Hall by parent volunteer Meechele Nettle until our student engineered wall is ready to be displayed.
Hawkins has already been calling upon students to nominate themselves if they feel they have demonstrated leadership skills that have made an impact on themselves or others. Many students have filled out and turned in nomination forms. Students will continue to be called upon to nominate themselves on a continuous basis. We are so proud of all the students who have nominated themselves for so many wonderful reasons! We are pleased to report our first ten student "Voice" winners for the month of April who are currently featured in framed leader board photographs in leadership hall. Along with their photograph, each picture contains the student's name with a short description of their leadership experience. They were photographed by 4th grade photographer leader Sophia Sutherland (see pictures below). We look forward to announcing our next 10 "Voice" winners in May!
April "Voice" Winners...
Reed blake - Thomas
Mark Your Calendar
4/14 - PTO Meeting 9:00 a.m.
4/18 - Dining for Dollars Salsarita's
4/22 - Popcorn Friday
4/29 - Special Interest Day
Maltby Student Information Sheet
Over the next few months Maltby will be developing class lists and student assignments for the 2016-2017 school year. If you have important information regarding your child that the school staff may not have, this form provides an opportunity to share that information with school personnel. Please note that requests for a specific teacher cannot be honored. Forms are available in the Hawkins office and they must be returned to Maltby by May 2, 2016.
Parents and Pinz is on Friday, April 15! This is an adult night out that will take place at Pinz Bowling Center in South Lyon. The cost is $15 per bowler and includes 2 games of bowling, shoe rental, pop and pizza. There will also be a cash bar, door prizes, a silent auction and a 50/50 raffle! Get a twosome or foursome together and bowl against each other! This is a great event for a date night, couples night or a ladies night out. You can walk in and sign up the night of! Check in is at 6:30 p.m. and bowling is from 7-9 p.m. This is a fundraiser for the PTO - $4 per ticket will go back to the school!
Our next PTO MEETING is on Thursday, April 14 at 9 a.m. in the cafeteria. The agenda will be posted a few days before the meeting. All are welcome! We hope to see you there.
"Spring Peep"-themed SPIRIT STICKS will be on sale at lunch for grades 1-4 on Friday, April 15! Order forms will be sent home with kindergarteners.
DINE FOR DOLLARS at Salsarita's anytime on Wednesday, April 20 and they'll donate a portion of your bill back to our school! Visit in the evening and they'll be playing Bingo with the kids every hour on the hour from 5-8 p.m. There will also be guessing jars set up with some great prizes for the kids!
SPECIAL INTEREST DAY is on April 29! This is an all-day event for the kids. The theme this year is "Time Travel." To find out more about Special Interest Day or to volunteer that day, please contact Sarah Hofmann at (810) 333-1184 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Brighton Area Schools Art Walk
Art in Bloom
The Artisan's Bench
Two Brothers Coffee
C W Interiors
Studio West hours of operation are as follows:
Tuesday: 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday - Saturday: 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Sunday - Monday: Closed
"Portraits of Mom" at Cooper & Binkley
From the Bus Garage
In addition, as stated in the Brighton Area Schools Elementary Handbook, if a child is absent 15% of the marking period, a letter from the Principal addressing the absence issue may be sent to the parents. If the child continues to be absent from school, a Truancy Officer will contact the home to investigate the situation. For optimal learning, it is important for your child to be in the classroom when school begins. We consider three (3) tardies to be equivalent to one (1) absence. We do not do not count the students tardy if they ride the bus and buses arrive late.
News From the Nurse
Important Information for Parents calling in sick children: The Livingston County Health Department relies on the public schools to accurately report trends in illness in our county. All schools submit a weekly Communicable Disease Report to the health department. We report "numbers" of students with:
apparent flu: fever, body aches, sore throat, generalized aching in the back or limbs
- viral gastroenteritis: diarrhea /vomiting without respiratory symptoms
- strep throat
- head lice
- pink eye
Please keep your child home if they are running a fever over 100.3 degrees, vomiting or have diarrhea, are non-stop coughing, untreated head lice or have red draining eyes. If you have a child with symptoms that appear to be potentially contagious (i.e. rash/lesions), but a medical professional has deemed it safe for your child to return to school, please send in a doctor's note to the main office to prevent any concern. When leaving a message on the attendance line at school, please give us specific information that will help us to give meaningful information to the health department. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated!