Hawk News

April 6, 2023

Iowa Statewide Assessment of Student Progress (ISASP)

Just a reminder, we started testing today. Below are the testing dates for Hanawalt. ***No smart watches can be worn during testing.***

Please read carefully to ensure you know the plan for your student. We need students to be on time for testing.

3rd Grade and 4th Grade:

  • Thursday, April 6th: Reading
  • Friday, April 7th: Language and Writing
  • Monday, April 10th: Math

5th Grade:

  • Tuesday, April 11th: Reading
  • Wednesday, April 12th: Language and Writing
  • Thursdya, April 13th: Math

  • Friday, April 14th: Science

For the Birds

The first-grade students have learned how a bird's beak, feet, and feathers help it to survive. They read nonfiction books and learned about reading captions, headings, and titles. They watched videos and recorded what they learned by writing it in a special bird book. The children used what they learned to design a bird. The students drew their creations and wrote about how their birds used their parts to survive. They added details about its habitat, nests, and eggs.

Kindergarten Registration 2023 - 2024

Below is a list of students who can complete sign-up at Hanawalt. Anyone who does not fall into one of the categories listed below should be sent to the Welcome Center.

1.Younger siblings of students who currently attend Hanawalt and reside in our attendance area.

2.Younger siblings of students who currently attend Hanawalt who do not live in our attendance area but have a 23/24 WIDT or OE approval letter.

To sign-up at Hanawalt, please provide the student's Birth Certificate, Immunizations, Parent ID and Proof of Residency.

After July 11, 2023, regardless of the situation, ALL new students including incoming siblings, will need to go to the Welcome Center.

Hanawalt Community Notes

Hanawalt Spirit Store open!

Hanawalt gear for spring and summer is now available. Order by April 20th:

Orders will be delivered to Hanawalt before the end of the school year.

Volunteer for A Day in the Arts!

Are you interested in helping with A Day in the Arts? We are looking for parent volunteers to help in our morning workshops on April 28. It will be fun. We promise! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090445ADAC2C7-aweekin

Teacher Treats + Tokens of Thanks!

Hanawalt's Teacher Appreciation committee is asking individuals or small groups to collaborate to surprise our teachers+staff with a treat or token of thanks on a Monday of their convenience. You can pick your treat, token and any Monday through the end of the school year. This will be in addition to the Teacher Appreciation committee monthly meal or other activity.

Volunteers can bring whatever they wish: a cheese or veggie tray, a snack mix, fresh fruit, muffins, dessert, flavored waters or iced tea, kind notes, candy, flowers, whatever! On average, there are 50 adults at Hanawalt each day working with the students. Ideal drop-off is by 10:30am on the Monday you choose. Thank you for considering this added expression of gratitude for our teachers+staff. Sign up now.

Parents Night Out 2023

We're three weeks away! Reserve your tickets for Hanawalt's biggest fundraiser of the year, Parent's Night Out 2023, The Hanawalt Blu'au! The Hanawalt Blu'au is hosted by West End Architectural Salvage on April 20 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Expect a night of fun, auction bidding, and building community. Parents, supporters, staff, and grandparents are all welcome to attend. When you attend, you directly support all students to access enrichment experiences, events, supplies, projects, and so much more. Follow us on Facebook for auction previews! More information at hanawaltcommunity.org/parents-night-out

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Upcoming Dates


6th - 14th: ISASP Testing

20th: Parents Night Out

21st: No School

24th: No School; PD

28th: Day in the Arts


11th: Party in the Park

29th: No School


2nd: Last Day of School

2nd: Fifth Grade Graduation @ 9:30 am