Hazelwood School News

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Happy Holidays!!!

As winter recess quickly approaches, I would like to take a moment to wish everyone a safe and happy holiday season. Thank you for an awesome start to the school year! Daily routines and procedures are in place and we look forward to starting 2016 with a bang!


I kindly remind you that school will reopen on Monday, January 4, 2016. Please take a moment and review arrival and dismissal procedures (http://goo.gl/3KaPDt). Also note Door 7 (K-3) and Door 8 (Pre-School) will open at 8:30am each morning for student arrival. There is no faculty/staff outdoor supervision prior to 8:30am.


Thank you to the parents/families that completed and returned the Principal Survey. Your feedback is very important for our school's growth and my personal growth as an educational leader. Thank you!

Hazelwood Elementary 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 is 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.

Parent Newsletter

It is my goal to improve school/parent communication. The Hazelwood School newsletter will be sent out twice per month. Please expect to receive the newsletter on or around the 14th and 29th of each month. The next newsletter will be on or around Thursday, January 14th.


i also kindly remind you to follow Hazelwood School on social media. Follow our school's journey on the following social media sites:


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


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


No excuses, stay connected!!!

Calling All Future Huskies!!! - Kindergarten Registration

Kindergartern Registration at Hazelwood Elementary School will be Wednesday, January 20, 2016. Registration information can be found on our district's webpage http://goo.gl/0L5RLt.


Please contact the front office at (732) 317-6000 ext. 24602 to schedule your appointment on Wednesday, January 20th. To help ensure an efficient registration process, please complete all required documents and bring them on the day of registration.


*** Please note if school is delayed or closed due to inclement weather, registration will be on Thursday, January 21st, 2016.

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 Wide Positive Behavior Support Program (PBS)

Hazelwood School has a PBS program that promotes monthly positive character traits such as Responsibility (September), Respect (October), Citzenship (November), and Acceptance (December). The trait for January is: Good Manners.


Please help faculty and staff by continuing the discussion of "good manners" at home. Thank you for your cooperation and assistance.

Hazelwood School PTO News

Please join Shoparoo!!! It is an easy way to earn money for our school! For more information please click below...

http://goo.gl/bruw13


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

Shout-Out Board!!!

Hazelwood PTO - The work and time that many members of the PTO are putting forth to help improve our school is awesome! Thank you for your efforts and energy and let's finish the school year strong! Keep up the great work!


Hazelwood Teachers and Staff - Thank you for an awesome start to the school year! I really enjoy watching everyone work as a team ensuring the best for our students and community!


Parents and Students - Thank you for being awesome! It is a long year but the enthusiasm of our students and the cooperation of the Hazelwood families is awesome! Thank you and remember my door is always open!


Bound Brook/Bridgewater Rotary Club - Thank you for providing dictionaries to our third grade students!

Important Dates

Wednesday, December 23, 2015 - Early Dismissal Day


Monday, January 4, 2016 - Schools Reopen


Wednesday, January 6, 2016 - PTO General Meeting - 7:00pm, Library


Monday, January 11, 2016 - Early Dismissal Day


Monday, January 11, 2016 - Middlesex Board of Education Meeting, 7:00pm, Board of Education Room


Tuesday, January 12, 2016 - Winter Concert, 7:00pm, Middlesex High School Auditorium


Monday, January 18, 2016 - Martin Luther King Jr. Day - Schools Closed


Wednesday, January 20, 2016 - Hazelwood Kindergarten Registration

(Thursday, January 21, 2016 - Snow Date)


Friday, January 29, 2016 - Husky Celebration - TBA

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