Hawk News

October 14, 2021

Habit One: Be Proactive

This month we have been learning Habit One: Be Proactive. Be proactive means to take responsibility for your choices and actions. Habit one is the groundwork for all other habits, which is why it is introduced first. Be proactive says: “I am in charge of my own life. I can choose how I react to other people or situations. I am in control of me.”

When you talk about Habit One at home, parents can focus on teaching children to take care of themselves, take care of their things, react or not react to others’ behavior, plan ahead, and think about what the right thing to do is. Most of us, adults included, react to a situation immediately, without taking time to think about the results of our actions. Part of Be Proactive is being able to stop and think before we act.

Activities to try at home:

1. Brainstorm ways to be proactive at home. (Clean up toys before going to bed, go to bed on time, think about responding to a sibling who upsets you, think about what things in life you have control of).

2. Roll play stopping and thinking before we act in different situations. Use the following ideas to get started, and then think of some that can be immediately applicable to your child’s life.

a. (In this role play, you should be your child’s sibling.) Tell your child that you broke his or her favorite toy by accident.

b. (In this role play, you should play the part of your child and your child should play the part of you.) Tell your child that you are “sooooo bored” and there is nothing to do. Complain that no one wants to play and that he or she (as the parent) needs to find something for you to do.

Parent-Teacher Conferences

Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held at Hanawalt on October 26th, 27th and 28th. Each fifteen minute conference will include a time for us to discuss your studentʼs strengths and challenges, highlight growth that has occurred over the course of the quarter, and make goals for the remainder of the year. We offer three options: In-person, online using Teams or a phone conference. Assigned dates and times went home Monday. If the date and time does not work for you, please contact the teacher to arrange a different time to meet.

Trunk or Treat

Roosevelt's hosting a Trunk or Treat event on Friday, October 29 from 5-7pm. It will be in our parking lot and is open to all feeder school students. Costumes, games, candy, and more! We'd love to see your students joining us for this fun event.
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Hanawalt Community Notes

Community Meeting October 18th

Join us Monday, October 18 at 6:30 pm on Zoom for a Hanawalt Community meeting. Get updates on our plans for the year, and hear from some of Hanawalt’s newest teachers! Register to join us.

Fall Play Dates
There are a few more playdates left this month. Come and go as needed to meet classmates and connect with other parents. Please have an adult in attendance with your students. Siblings are welcome.

Kindergarten- October 16, 4:00 pm, Frisbie Park

Second- October 23, 10:30 am, Hanawalt

Fifth- October 23, 4:00 pm, Frisbie Park

October Fundraiser with Dinner Dispatch

Don’t forget to order from Dinner Dispatch at dinner-dispatch.com with Hanawalt in the notes in October to support the school!

Spiritwear Store Coming Soon!

Watch for a link to our online store from Image Solutions.

Looking for more information on the Hanawalt Community? You can always visit https://www.hanawaltcommunity.org/

Interested in Girl Scouts Troop 943?

You can register for this opportunity by using this link and then mention troop 943 when registering. https://forms.logiforms.com/formdata/user_forms/79647_2921435/386921/page1.html?cachebust=212

Upcoming Dates


21st: Picture Retakes

26th: Fall Conferences (3:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

27th: Fall Conferences (3:00 pm - 6:45 pm)

28th: Fall Break/Fall Conferences

29th: Fall Break