Hawley Highlights

PTA Newsletter - April 2017

Put These Dates on Your Calendar

4/19/17 - PTA General Meeting

4/24-26/17 - Kindergarten Registration

4/25/17 - Donuts with Dad 8:00-9:00 AM (K-2 Cafe; 3-4 MPR)

4/25/17 - Referendum at NMS from 6:00 AM - 8:00 PM

4/28/17 - Father Daughter Dance

4/29/17 - Father's Club Car Wash (rain date 4/30/17)

5/1-5/17 - Hawley Loves to Read Week

5/10/17 - Father's Club Building Project

5/19/17 - 2 hr. Delay (Staff Development)

5/20/17 - Mother/Son Bluefish Game

5/22-26/17 - Staff Appreciation Week

5/26/17 - Field Day

5/29/17 - Schools Closed

April 19th PTA Meeting - TWO Options for Attending

We will have members of the Board of Education, Board of Finance, and the Legislative Council at our next PTA Meeting. Dr. Erardi will also attend!


  • 9:30 AM in the MPR with guests Rebekah Harriman-Stites (BOE), Judit DeSefano (LC)
  • 6:30 PM in the MPR with guests Rebekah Harriman-Stites (BOE), Aaron Carlson (BOF), and Dr. Erardi.

Pennies for Patients

The Hawley Student Council would like to say THANK YOU to everyone who donated to Pennies for Patients. Together we raised OVER $1,500!!!!

Donuts with Dad on 4/25

8:00-9:00 AM

Grades K - 2 in Cafe

Grades 3 & 4 in MPR Room

RSVP to mjb0327@aol.com by 4/20

Come enjoy coffee, juice and breakfast with your child and then please consider going to vote at the Middle School.

Father Daughter Dance Committee Needs YOU!

We're looking for parents to help set up and clean up for this year's Father-Daughter Dance. Please click here to sign up to volunteer. Contact Tracy Galassi (GalassiT@newtown.k12.ct) with questions. Thank you!

Hawley Loves to Read Week

Some things you should know:


  • Author Steve Swinburne will be visiting! (see attachment below for order form).
    Order forms due by April 18th!
  • Books needed for our second annual book swap.
  • Volunteers needed (see attachment for details).


Click here for all of the information.

S.T.E.A.M. Night Thank You


Thank you to all students, families, and staff who came out for STEAM Night to explore the fun and wonder of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. We would like to say a very special thank you to the PTA for co-sponsoring the event and to our guest presenters who shared their interest and passion with students by facilitating a station.


Mike and Laura Brennan - Build a Better Body Wash

Drew Hall - Scrambled Tower

Casey Ragan - Coding for All!

Elaine Lundquist - Paper Quilt Pattern Play

Kim Hossler - Illusions of Art


The support of the entire Hawley community helped to make the night a success for our third and fourth grade students!

SPRING CONTEST!

The Spring contest is here! Please submit all labels by Friday – April 21, 2017


Be sure to include your name, teacher and # of labels. The student who submits the most unexpired labels will win their own Mini Ice Cream Maker!


Thanks for helping!

Theresa Diaspro and Jen Kelly


Click here for our flyer

(Only Label for Education UPCs with the Labels for Ed. logo

will be accepted as this program is ending 8/1/17)

Kids Care Club Update

From Club Chair, Lisa Ashla:

The March meeting may have been my favorite one yet! Kids Care Club used our meeting to participate in a letter campaign to our World War II & Korean War Veterans thanking them for their service to our country. In partnership with a non-profit called Honor Flight, we wrote letters to our oldest veterans in the country who have been selected to enjoy a trip to the War Memorial in Washington D.C. These treasured heroes are bused or flown all together for a special honor of their service at no cost. During their journey to D.C., the Honor Flight Leader will announce “Mail Call” in which envelopes are distributed to each passenger. Some of these packets, 28 to be exact, will include a special, hand-crafted card with a note of thanks from your child(ren). I could not be more excited about the opportunity to bridge the wisdom of our oldest generation to the love, energy and spirit of our youngest. Your children continue to inspire me every time we meet.


Next meeting is after Spring Break on April 19th !

Thank You!

The Hawley PTA is grateful for all of our volunteers. Specifically, we would like to extend our thanks to:


  • Jenn Padilla for Chairing our spring Book Fair.
  • Debbie Clark and Sheri LeRow for Co-Chairing Bingo Night, as well as all staff members who helped make Bingo Night a success.
  • Bonnie Litke, Erin Arcario, Beth Myer, and Stephanie Romano for coordinating Movie Night.