December 2, 2022
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)
1st 11:45 - 12:05
2nd 12:15 - 12:35
3rd 12:45 - 1:05
4th 1:15 - 1:35
FROM THE PRINCIPAL
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
Scholastic Book Fair
- 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
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:
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.
Elementary School Counselor: Hilton/Hawkins
Cold Weather Gear
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 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*
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 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
Email/Phone Number and Address Changes
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 firstname.lastname@example.org