Hawkins Elementary Newsletter
October 16, 2015
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
There is a lot of excitement here at Hawkins regarding the Michigan vs. Michigan State Game. The PTO did an excellent job with the pop can/bottle drive tying it into the big game. Students were very excited about which box was going to win. Based on my observations of how many pop cans were put into each box, I think Michigan takes the prize. Thank you for your generous donations of the pop cans and go Blue!
We will have our annual Halloween Parade in 2 weeks, October 30th. There is an information packet coming home today with your child. Please make sure to read it carefully as there are many guidelines for that day.
Please save the date! We will be having our first ever Leadership Night on Tuesday, November 17th from 6-7:30pm. This evening will be hosted by our students and it will be our students' first attempt at teaching all of you the 7 Habits. Our 3rd grade class was asked to create invitations for our parents and those are coming home to you today with more information. There is a video below, made by two of our 3rd graders and a parent, inviting you to the night as well. We hope you can make it!
Leader in Me Update:
This week we continued learning about Habit 5: Seek First To Understand, Then to Be Understand. This habit is all about how to listen first and then talk. This is a hard habit to internalize not only for children, but for adults as well. However, we are all learning this habit and trying to be the best role models for our students. Below you will find all of the ways that your child internalizing Habit 5 at home and at school.
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!
Mark Your Calendar
Hawkins Yearbook Order Forms
News from the Music House
Mrs. Plath is looking for a tall artificial Christmas tree for the 4th Grade music/play on December 7th. If you have one that she could borrow, please contact Hawkins at (810) 299-3903 or email Mrs. Plath at email@example.com
It's Mileage Club Time!!!
Welcome back! It’s Mileage Club time again. For those of you who are unfamiliar with it, Mileage Club is a school-wide motivational program that encourages students to walk/run for fun. It will be starting on lunch recess on Tuesday, October 6th and will run for 4 weeks on Tuesdays and Thursday's through October 29th. The children will walk ¼ mile laps during lunch recess and parent volunteers will punch cards, hand out toe tokens and generally encourage the children to keep going. This is a wonderful way for students to stay motivated to stay physically fit.
Note: After careful consideration with the Kindergarten teachers, we are not planning to offer mileage club at the Kindergarten lunch recess for the fall session, but will revisit this decision in the spring.
When a child completes 1 mile (4 laps), he/she receives a “toe token” (colorful, plastic little feet.) We give the first token with a 6” chain to collect tokens on. Your child should use this chain for both fall and spring mileage clubs, so please remind your children not to lose it. Upon completion of the first card (20 laps) they receive a glow-in-the-dark token. When they complete their second card (a total of 10 miles), they earn a special plastic medal. If they complete a third card (15 miles), they are awarded a large toe token. Those very motivated students who complete a fourth card (20 miles) receive a water bottle. And those extremely motivated students who complete a fifth card (25 miles) receive a pizza lunch.
If you would like to volunteer to assist (this is about as easy and fun as volunteering gets!!!), you can email Meghan Elliott at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 810-241-5691. Younger siblings are most definitely welcome to accompany you. On your day to volunteer, simply sign in at the office and join us on the playground outside the second grade doors.
Please encourage your first through fourth grader to participate in this fun and beneficial activity. If you have any questions, please contact Meghan Elliott (810-241-5691 or email@example.com), Stephanie Bullis (248-697-6643 or Sbullis@ymail.com)
News From the Nurse
Viral Gastroenteritis (sometimes called "stomach flu") - If your child has viral gastroenteritis (vomiting and diarrhea) please give them time to recover before sending them back to school. They need a full 24 hours of being able to retain fluids and rehydrate before return to school.
Fevers- If your child is home sick with a fever, they must be fever free for 24 hours before returning to school.
POPCORN FRIDAYS ARE BACK! Our faithful popcorn parents will be in the cafeteria on Friday, October 2, selling popcorn during lunch hours to grades 1 through 4. The cost is 25 cents or a toe token. Popcorn Fridays will continue twice per month throughout the school year. Watch for more information!
MARK YOUR CALENDARS for Family Movie Night on Friday, October 23 from 6-8:30 p.m.! More information to come in the next few weeks!
Everyday Math Online Resources
Students in grades K-6 will be receiving a Log-In Card to access online resources for Everyday Math. This card will include username and password. **Please note that Everyday Math has upgraded the Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grade online format, so students will be accessing a different website than grades 3-6. (See below)
Families may also use the website links on each school’s Grade Level Links or Library Resources. Once logged in, families are able to access many resources including Student Reference Book, Family Letters for each unit, Games, Fact Practice, Activities, and even Home Links.
Please note: Grades K-2 log in website addresses are specific to each elementary building.
Grades 3 - 6
Lost and Found
Pick Up Numbers
Morning Drop Off
Eating Lunch with Your Child
News From the Bus Garage
Kensington Valley Hockey Association - Try Hockey For Free Day!!
On Saturday, November 7th, USA Hockey and 500 local associations across the country will host Try Hockey For Free Day, presented by KraftHeinz! Participating locations encourage kids, ages 4 to 9, to come try youth hockey as part of Come Play Hockey Month. All locations will have limited equipment available for use. Find the closest Try Hockey event to you in the map below by searching your zip code. Try Hockey events are indicated with a red pin on the map. Click the pin most convenient to you to register your child.
For any questions, please contact us at (719) 538-1124 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.