What's Happening ?? !!

~ Hawley Newsletter ~ January 26, 2018 ~

From the Desk of Mr. Moretti

Dear Hawley Parents/Guardians,

Here's What's Happening at Hawley.......

  • PTA Vendor Fair- Today, 1/26/18, 6:00-9:00 PM, Gym
  • Weather Cancellations: If school closes early due to weather that includes all after school activities (PTA, Park and Rec, etc).
  • Student Council selling Valentine's Day Carnations. Orders due by Wednesday, 1/31/18
  • The Newtown Elementary School Counselors put out a periodic Newsletter. Click HERE for the Counselors' Winter Newsletter.
  • Tissues: With the way Flu Season is going, we are going through tissues. If you are able to send in a spare box with your child it would be greatly.........Ah-Chooooooo....appreciated! (see more below)

Absences and Sickness


The absence letters that go home are form letters and are generated based solely on a number to inform parents of the amount of absences incurred. As per State law, the first 9 are at the parents discretion without explanation. After 9, to be an excused absence, documentation is required, so we send home the letters.

As I have stated at Open House, in my Principals's Message and numerous What's Happening Newsletters, this is not a cause for alarm. If I have a concern with the number of a student's absences, I will contact the family personally.

You can click HERE for the State Guidelines/Statutes.If you have any further questions please feel free to give me a call.

As I am sure you have seen and heard, the flu season is turning into a bad one. PLEASE keep students home that are sick to avoid the spread of germs to others. We will be taking advantage of the warm weekend to open windows and disinfect door knobs, desks, staff, etc.

Hawley Celebration of Learning

Today we had our very 1st Celebration of Learning. It is a school-wide assembly, Facilitated/Hosted by Students, Celebrating Students. Mrs. Shanahan's grade 4 Hosted our launch with the organizational help of Mrs. Cappelli. We Celebrated artwork, reading, and kindness. There was Readers Theatre and singing about vowels as well as a guessing game involving teachers' baby pictures. It was a terrific gathering with more to come......

Dates to Remember

*Thurs, 2/1: Board of Ed Meeting- Budget Discussion and Vote

*Fri, 2/2: 2 Hr Delayed Opening for Teacher Professional Development

*Sat, 2/3: Winter Wonderland Ball
*Tues, 2/13: International Dessert Night, 6-7:30 pm
*Mon/Tues, 2/19-2/20: NO SCHOOL: Presidents Day Break

*Mon, 2/26: District Kindergarten Evening (for 2018-2019 new K students)

The Hawley School Website

Our website contains a tremendous amount of information and has the answers to most questions. PLUS, a staff directory/emails, handbooks, forms and more Click HERE to check it out!

Follow Us On Twitter

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*For us to use your child's likeness, we need your permission. You can grant it via the ParentPortal.

From the Mouths of Babes........

Mr. M approached a line of 4th graders in the hallway.

"You are just in the hallway, standing there, doing nothing,

don't you have better things to do?" Mr. M asked

"We're going to music, what's your excuse?"