Hawk Weekly

Spring Break Edition

Meet Up & Eat Up Schedule Change

During Spring Break, our food distribution schedule will be readjusted for the holiday. Food distribution will occur on Monday and Thursday only. Three meals will be distributed on Monday, April 6 and four meals on Thursday, April 9 for students. These are the only days that the food sites will be open. Please note, this change is in effect for the week of April 6 only. Thanks to the hard work of our food service staff and volunteers, Utica Community Schools has provided nearly 120,000 meals to students. For more information, please visit www.uticak12.org.

April 3rd Message From Mrs. Tepper
Q&A- Student Learning During the State-Mandated Closure

This page will be updated to reflect changes and/or additions as information becomes available. Parents with specific questions about their student/schoology lessons should contact their teacher.

April is Autism Awareness Month!


This month we celebrate Autism Awareness Month and what makes us all different and special. We all do things differently and think in special ways. This is a great opportunity to talk with your child about how our differences can be strengths and about the power of empathy.

Here are some resources for approaching these topics with your child:

· Book: The Girl Who Thought in Pictures: The Story of Dr. Temple Grandin by Julia Finley Mosca (Read-Aloud video): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qTchInQELVI&t=15s

· Book: All My Stripes: A Story for Children with Autism by Danielle Royer and Shaina Rudolph

(Read-Aloud video):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5gaLxpifMcQ

· Puzzle Craft: Have your child write or draw something that makes them special on each puzzle piece and decorate the puzzle. They can then cut it apart and have someone else solve it!

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/10766486586716312/

For more information and resources, visit https://www.autism-society.org/get-involved/national-autism-awareness-month/. I am so happy to be a Havel Hawk, where we accept others and celebrate our differences.

Happy Autism Awareness Month!

Sign Up For Text Message Service

You can take advantage of our Text Messaging Service
Our district utilizes the SchoolMessenger system to deliver text messages, straight to your mobile phone with important information about events, school closings, safety alerts and more.
You can participate in this free service* just by sending a text message of “Y” or “Yes” to our district’s short code number, 67587.
You can also opt out of these messages at any time by simply replying to one of our messages with “Stop”.
SchoolMessenger is compliant with the Student Privacy PledgeTM, so you can rest assured that your information is safe and will never be given or sold to anyone.
Just send “Y” or “Yes” to 67587

Spring Break

Next week is our scheduled spring break for Utica Community Schools. Our teachers will not be putting lessons for students to complete in Schoology. If you are looking for activities to keep your child busy check out a few resources beow!
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JJ, The Field General and Dog Man!
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