Hazelwood School News

Hwood Pride!!! #Allin4Hwood

Principal Message - February 12, 2016

As we near the mid point of February, I hope this message finds you well! It is hard to believe we are already halfway through our 2015-2016 school journey! The classrooms are buzzing with energy and the academic growth of our students is really impressive. I greatly appreciate everyone's incredible effort to make Hazelwood School the best it can be!

On Wednesday, February 3rd, students participated in the 2nd Annual Global School Play Day. It was a great success! The collaboration, cooperation, and exploration that teachers and I witnessed was awesome. To see students working together, problem solving, and organizing their own activities can not be underestimated. Observing a second grade student teach his friend how to play chess or watching third graders playing Twister and trying to calculate their next move was awesome stuff!

Please enjoy a short highlight video of Global School Play Day 2016!


I look forward to a strong finish of February. Our school Character Trait this month is Kindness. Please continue to discuss with your child the importance of spreading Kindness!

Hwood Pride!!!

Rich Gianchiglia


School Mission Statement

At Hazelwood Elementary School we believe…….

  • All students can and will learn in a nurturing school environment where collaboration and exploration is encouraged and will foster a lifelong love of learning.

  • Positive relationships are vital for student success. Our school doors will always be open to assist our families to ensure our students are growing academically, emotionally, and socially.

  • Hazelwood students will become confident, compassionate, respectful, and committed to making a difference not only in the classrooms and hallways of our school, but in our wonderful community of Middlesex Borough.

Best of Luck!!!

Thank you to Mrs. Burd (Preschool) and Miss Lutes (Preschool and 1st Grade) for their outstanding service to our students and school. Both staff members will be leaving us for new positions and I wish them both nothing but success. Always remember....Once a Husky, Always a Husky!!!

I would like to give a big Hazelwood welcome to Miss Petrelis (Preschool) and Miss D'Annunzio (Preschool) who will be joining our team!

Pre-School Registration

Pre-School Registration will be on March 22, 2016 from 8:30am to 11:30am at Middlesex High School. Please click the link for additional information!


Again, registration for pre-school is at Middlesex High School. Please use door 7. For any additional questions do not hesitate to contact the Office of Special Services at (732) 317-6000 ext. 20102.

Family Reading Time!

I encourage each Hazelwood family to make time to read as a family. The time spent reading with your child feeds their brain and helps develop the love of literacy. This is a perfect time to start taking a few minutes each day and read aloud to your child (great modeling strategy) or listen to your child read. Nothing is better than sharing a great book. It is a great way to spend quality time as a family!

School Counselor's Corner

What is the role of School Counselors:

1. School Counselors provide:

  • Comprehensive
  • Data-driven, and
  • Developmental school counseling programs

2. Focus on:

  • Academic Achievement
  • Social/Emotional Development
  • College/Career Readiness

3. School Counselors serve all students, not some students

4. School Counselors are advocates for students, they collaborate, consult, coordinate, counsel, guide, refer, support, teach, connect with parents and teachers, and seek the best educational plan for all students.

Please do not hesitate to reach out to our awesome School Counselors with any questions or concerns!

Mrs. Kauffman

Email - Kauffmanl@middlesex.k12.nj.us

Monday's and Thursday's

Mrs. Franciscus

Email - Franciscusj@middlesex.k12.nj.us

Tuesday's and Friday's

February 2016 Newsletter


Hazelwood School PTO News

Dad and Me Breakfast - Save the Date!!!


Gertrude Hawk Sale!!!


Books will go home Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Due Date - Friday, February 26, 2016


Yearbooks are on sale!!!

  • Deadline for Yearbooks is: Monday, April 11, 2016.

3rd Grade Baby Pictures!!!!

  • Please submit your child's baby picture to hwoodyearbook@gmail.com. These pictures must be emailed original/full size. If you are not able to submit via email, please provide the actual picture in an envelope marked "Yearbook 3rd Grade Baby Picture" and your child's name to his/her classroom teacher.
  • The clarity of the photo matters, so be mindful of this when selecting the picture.
  • Click here for further information - http://goo.gl/CBgCjz
  • Deadline for submission is: Friday, March 4, 2016.

Yearbook and Booster Forms!

  • Please click the link below for the Yearbook Booster Form and Order Form information
  • http://goo.gl/Y7uBSG
  • Yearbook Booster Forms are due: Friday, March 4, 2016

All deadlines above are final!!! Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation!!!



Please join Shoparoo!!! It is an easy way to earn money for our school! Thank you to the families that have signed up!!! For more information please click below...


Contact Us!!!

Got fundraising or event ideas? We want to know!!! Contact us at hwoodhuskies@gmail.com

Shout-Out Board!!!

Mrs. Diskin, Director of Curriculum and Instruction - Thank you for creating and articulating a clear plan of action for our administrative team and faculty and providing PD opportunities for professional growth and collaboration.

Teachers and Staff - Thank you for your support and assistance with Global School Play Day! It was great to see the smiles and interactions of our faculty and staff members.

Child Study Team - Thank you for providing assistance to our faculty members! We are very fortunate to have an awesome team in our building!

Stay Connected! No Excuses!!!

Follow our school journey on social media:

Twitter: @Hwood_Pride

Instagram: Hwood_Pride

School Blog: https://hwoodpride.wordpress.com

Library Blog: https://hwoodlibrary.wordpress.com/

School Web Page: http://www.middlesex.k12.nj.us

Please sign-up to receive Honeywell Alerts for school closings or emergencies. Information for signing up can be found at https://instantalert.honeywell.com/

Stay Connected! No Excuses!!!

Important Information and Dates

Breakfast Menu - February 2016


Lunch Menu - February 2016


PAC Meeting Flyer For Parents of ESL Students (K-3)


Free Parent Workshops Sponsored by the Office of Special Services



Monday, February 15, 2016 - Schools Closed - Presidents Day

Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - PAC Meeting For Parents of ESL Students - 6:30pm to 7:30pm - Parker Library

Friday, February 26, 2016 - Dad and Me Breakfast - 9:15am to 10:00am - Multi-Purpose Room

Monday, February 29, 2016 - Husky Celebration - TBA

Monday, February 29, 2016 - Executive Board PTO Meeting - 8:45am

Wednesday, March 2, 2016 - PTO General Meeting - 7:00pm - Hazelwood Library

Rich Gianchiglia, Principal

It is an honor and privilege to be part of an awesome school and community! I love coming to work everyday!

"Once a Husky, Always a Husky!"

Hwood Pride!!! #Allin4Hwood