Hawkins Happenings

December 2, 2022

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


11/29 - 12/8 - Toy Drive

12/8 - PTO Meeting 9:30 am

11/29-12/5 - Holiday Shop

12/22 - 1/3 - Holiday Break

1/16/23 - NO SCHOOL


Happy Friday Hawkin’s Families,

Can you believe it’s already December? I have to start by saying a huge thank you to all of our amazing parents. First, I am going to start at the top with the boss, PTO President Lisa Piegdon. What a gift she is to Hawkins. There are not enough words to say thank you for all she does along with our entire PTO board. We are so appreciative of the group of helpers that came in over the break and turned our school into a holiday wonderland. I wish you could have seen the kid’s faces when they walked in on Tuesday morning. To all of the parents that made our Holiday Shop one of the smoothest ever…Thank you! Mike Traicoff is so helpful with morning drop off. He not only helps Hawkins students and directs traffic, but also brings music to make it a little more fun! Cindy Klement, a Hawkins Grandma, comes in every week to help in classrooms. Catherine Keister who stops in the office every week to ask how she can help, and then never complains when we send her on crazy missions. Kahilee Armijo who literally does everything and never asks for any credit. We are also so thankful for our amazing motor moms and dads. I am sure I am missing people, but I just wanted to say THANKS to our amazing parents who make this the special place that it is.

Toys for Tots is coming along great. We have collected over 700 toys on our way to our 1000 goal. A reminder that report cards will be visible on December 5th after 4 pm. Have a great weekend everyone, Go Blue!

Thanksgiving Service Project

Mrs. Etheridge's second grade class participated in a Thanksgiving service project for a local assisted living center. Students made cards and baskets with coloring books, word searches, soap and holiday towels for the residents who don’t get visitors during the Thanksgiving Holiday. Mrs. Etheridge had six parent volunteers help make over 30 bags! Thanks to all who donated and volunteered. Yeah Hawkins!!!!
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Scholastic Book Fair

Hawkins will be having a Scholastic Book Fair from December 9th - December 16th. All purchases through the book fair benefit Hawkins library. For more information, click the link

Scholastic Book Fair Information

PTO Updates

  • The PTO would like to thank Mr. McAuliffe for creating the huge gingerbread house, which is the centerpiece to our holiday decorations! We are appreciative of all the paras, office staff and luncheon staff that helped create our paper chains and decorations. We would also like to thank all of the volunteers that came out on a Sunday Morning to decorate the entire school for our students.
  • PTO Monthly Meeting will be on December 8th at 9:15 in the cafeteria
  • Holiday Shop make up day will be Monday. The PTO would like to thank ALL of our shopper volunteers and especially Jessica Sisson and Jodi Thompson for organizing the entire event, and Rachel Schwab for volunteering every single day!

  • Toys For Tots We are collecting unwrapped toys for the Toys for Tots drive, sponsored by Brighton Ford which runs through December 8th. If we reach our school goal of 1,200 toys we will get a popcorn and movie day for the whole school, and the office staff will dress like Santa and his team! Brighton Ford is awarding the first place school $3,000 and we are hoping to win! They are also running another contest where elementary kids have the chance to have their artwork featured on the Brighton Ford billboard. We hear they don't have many entries yet! You can learn more here: https://tinyurl.com/Fordbillboard
  • Hawkins Giving Tree We have the opportunity to help a family within our community this holiday season. Please join us in spreading love and cheer! The family's wishlist can be found here: tinyurl.com/HawkinsGivingTree . Please wrap all gifts with a simple tag stating the gender/age of whom the gift applies to and drop them off to Officer Roy at the front door by Monday, December 12, 2022

  • Book Fair Mrs. Wells is looking forvolunteers to help with the Scholastic Book Fair, sign up here: https://tinyurl.com/Hawkinsbookfair

  • Airborne We appreciate everyone that came to the Airborne fundraiser; Airborne has donated $277 which we are putting towards new playground equipment

  • Please join our new PTO Facebook group here, for the most up to date news and announcements: https://www.facebook.com/groups/63818

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Holiday Shop

Thank you to everyone who shared their students with us this week, teachers and families alike! Our Holiday Shop volunteers truly enjoyed spending time with them and helping each student get to shop for their loved ones! Reminder, all remaining shopping will take place Monday morning. If your student was absent or forgot their envelope on their assigned day please make sure they bring their envelope in on Monday. Please feel free to send an e-mail to sisson.jessica@gmail.com to confirm we have your student's name on the make up list- but we will go to each class to shop with anyone that has an envelope for the Holiday Shop on Monday.
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2023 Brighton Ski & Board Club

Below is the link for the 2023 Brighton Ski & Board Club. There will be a Parent Meeting on Wednesday December 07, 2023 at 6pm in the Maltby Intermediate School Cafeteria.

Parents are encouraged to attend this meeting as the registration process will be changing this year. Much like the Google form below, we will be utilizing the same format for BSBC Registration this year. We also hope to have this year's club pricing for our lift tickets, equipment rentals and lesson costs finalized. Please bring your frequently asked questions.

Please click the link below to RSVP for the parent meeting:

Brighton Ski & Board Club Meeting RSVP

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Hawkins Lost and Found

Hawkins lost and found is overflowing with coats, hats, sweatshirts, gloves, and lunch boxes. If your child is missing any of those items please stop by and take a look. Our lost and found is located in the cafeteria. Thanks!

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!!!

Cold Weather Gear

Now that the weather is getting colder, please make sure your child has warm outdoor clothing. Winter coat, hat, gloves and boots once the snow starts to fly. We have some items in the office to lend to students, but during the winter months we run out quickly. In addition, it is super helpful to us if you put your child's name on their winter items. We appreciate your help!
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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.

Parent Connect

Parent Connect a web-based application that allow parents/guardians to view information for your child's current school year. Logging into Parent Connect will enable you to see your child's placement (date to be determined), report card, and lunch account. In addition, parents/guardians can add or change emergency contacts. Please click on the link for more information.

Parent Connect and MISTAR FAQ

*New Parent Connect Feature*

A new feature in Parent Connect will allow you to enter your student’s absence. Simply log into parent connect and click on the link Report Absence. The Report Absence link will open a screen for you to complete. If you have more than one student check the name of the student for whom an absence is being submitted. Add the applicable dates. If you check the All Day flag attendance will be submitted for the am and pm periods. If you do not check the All Day flag times must be entered and attendance will be submitted for whichever periods meet during the time range (based on period schedule). If you use Parent Connect to report your child's absence you do not need to call the attendance line.

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.

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!

If your Brighton Area School child tests positive for COVID please use the self-reporting form below. Thank you for your help.

BAS Student Health Webpage

At Brighton Area Schools, we are proud to serve our students, staff and community with a health team of nurses and medical assistants. All of our health team members are licensed or certified through The State of Michigan. In addition to providing first-aid and medical assistance to students and staff, we participate in health planning and health education for the district. We serve as a liaison between home, school and any personnel involved in student health and education to ensure an environment that is safe and conducive to learning. For more information, please visit BAS Student Health

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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