Hawkins Happenings

January 21, 2022

Hawkins Elementary

Start Time: 8:50 am

End Time 3:43 pm

Fax Number: 810-299-3910

Lunch Times

JK/K 11:15 - 11:35

1st 11:45 - 12:05

2nd 12:15 - 12:35

3rd 12:45 - 1:05

4th 1:15 - 1:35

Brighton Area Schools Student Positive Case Reporting Form

If your child tests positive for COVID please refer to the district link below.

BAS COVID-19 Reporting Form


  • Fever over 100.4 degrees
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Other symptoms, including chills, body aches, sore throat, headache, diarrhea, nausea/vomiting, loss of taste and/or smell

Other reasons to remain home:

If someone in your home has recently tested for Covid, keep everyone home until the results are in.


Happy Friday Hawkins Parents,

It has been a productive and busy week here at Hawkins. On Monday, our staff went through training in the areas of safety and mental health. As a staff, we had great discussions about procedures in our building. Officer Bell and Scott Jacobs from Operations followed up with us in the days that followed to help with issues that came up. On Thursday, students participated in lockdown discussions for each area of the building. I was so impressed with staff and students and the conversations we had. I heard some great questions, I am hoping that those conversations continued to happen at home.

We have been dealing with a high number of COVID cases. As you saw from Dr. Outlaw’s newsletter, we are encouraging families to use the district reporting link, BAS COVID-19 Reporting Form, if your child tests positive. We are then following the District protocol as far as addressing clusters in classrooms. We had two classes moved to a mask recommendation, and one of those classes was then moved to virtual due to a high number of cases in that room. I understand we have members of our Hawkins school community who are on all sides of this issue. For me, it just comes down to doing what is best to keep our kids safe and in school. In the end, all of my decisions have to be what is best for my staff and students.

The weather has been crazy with warm ups then cold. The ice is a constant battle. My custodian is trying to salt everything each morning, but we all know we are still going to have slick spots. To help combat this I have put salt buckets at each of the doors we do drop off and pick up at. If you see a slick spot just let a staff member or safety know and we can hit it. I also have no issue if a parent would like to grab the bucket and hit some spots.

Things have been going well in the McAuliffe household. My youngest just finished her first month as a police officer in Port Huron. She works the night shift, so we look forward to our morning calls to hear how her night went. My oldest is still working to get her CNA, while taking shifts in the COVID ICU. She is my child that just loves school. My middle daughter, the dancer, is living the life. Since getting back from Singapore she has gone to Puerto Rico to do a music video, New York for a photo shoot, a one-week contract on a cruise ship in the Caribbean and just found out this week she has been hired to a 6-month contract on a Royal Caribbean Ship that goes to Alaska. She will be leaving in March. In my free time, my new stress reliever has been chainsaw carving in my garage. I did my first craft show in December and it was very successful, I have another one in March. With everything going on I am sure you all are completely stressed, hoping you can all find an escape to help you get through the tough times. Have a great weekend, stay warm, stay safe and stay healthy.

Have a great weekend!

Mr. McAuliffe

Hawkins Yearbook Deadline

If you have not yet purchased a Hawkins 21-22 Yearbook there is still time! The deadline is January 28th. Order today by visiting online@jostensyearbooks.com or by scanning the QR code below.
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Counseling Corner

Happy New Year from your Elementary Counselor, Mrs. Fox! We hope you had a well rested, and memory filled, time with your loved ones. For the month of January we are diving into mindfulness, yoga, and other practices that treat the mind, body, and soul. The goal of these lessons is to promote self-regulation and self-reflection in our young learners, as well as to practice a sense of peace and calm during our days.

Lets Connect: If you are noticing some behaviors that are interfering with your child’s success in the classroom, please feel free to complete my parent referral form and we can work together to determine if supports are needed at school.

More Resources: The Elementary Counseling Team also has the BAS Elementary Counseling (New Updates!) website for ideas and resources to be used at home!

Mrs. Fox

Hilton & Hawkins Elementary

Classroom Wish Lists

If you are interested in donating additional items to your child's classroom, please click on the link(s) below to view their Amazon Wish Lists. We have added a few new ones since last weeks newsletter so be sure to check them out.

Reporting an Absence

If your child is going to be absent, please call the Hawkins attendance Line (810-299-3900 then press 2). Please state your child's name, teacher, date of absence and reason for the absence (type of illness, doctor appointment, vacation etc). If your child has been diagnosed with a specific ailment (COVID19, strep throat, pink eye, influenza, chicken pox) please state that in the voicemail message. If your child has not been diagnosed with a specific ailment but is having specific symptoms please let us know the symptoms your child is experiencing. Hawkins appreciates your help!

If your Brighton Area School child tests positive for COVID please use the self-reporting form below. Thank you for your help.

BAS COVID-19 Self-Reporting Form

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PTO News

Hello Hawkins Families,

Kindness Week 2022 is the week of February 21st. Shirts and hoodies are available now. A portion of the sale of shirts/hoodies and stickers will be split between 2 local charities. The Carl Nagy Foundation and The Sunflower Project.

Shirt orders will be available for pick up from Ivory Vines, which is conveniently located in downtown Brighton. Orders can also be shipped directly to your home.

For those that order shirts, we encourage everyone to wear them on Friday February 25th.


Any questions regarding class shirts and/or kindness shirts please contact PTO President Melissa Dowding spanishsunshine2006@yahoo.com

Candy Grams will be available for purchase February 2-9 for $1 each. Flyer/cards will be coming home soon!

Our next PTO meeting is February, 9th at 9am.

Have a great weekend,

Hawkins PTO


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Brighton Ski & Board Club Information

Brighton Ski & Board Club (BSBC) Information 2022 Season

Students and Parents,

Please read through the entire registration packet. Then complete and scan and email the packet to MitchellmBSBC@gmail.com

● Registration Packet -

2022 Brighton Ski_Snowboard registration & order form - Google Docs (1).pdf

● Parent Connect Instructions-


● A payment for Club Dues ($20) + your weekly reservation you want to purchase can be completed on Parent Connect.

Please Join Our Facebook Group For Up to Date Information @ https://www.facebook.com/groups/502139553733749/

Ski / Board Club will take place on Tuesdays and Wednesdays From 4pm-9pm Starting January 11th through March 2nd 2022

BSBC Sponsors

Mike Mitchell mitchellmBSBC@gmail.com


All parent volunteers must undergo a background check in order to work with Brighton Area Schools students. ONLINE Volunteer Form

Brighton Area Schools reserves the right to "approve" or "deny" any volunteer service upon review of the background check returned. The determination will be based upon individual fitness to have responsibility for the safety and wellbeing of children. Providing false information is grounds for immediate volunteer denial.

Suggestions and Reminders...

For the 21/22 school year, we are recommending all students, grades JK-4, have an extra set of clothes to keep in their backpack or locker in case of emergency (i.e. bathroom accidents, playground mishaps, lunchroom spills, ripped or torn clothes etc.) We appreciate your help!!!

Email/Phone Number and Address Changes

If you need to change a contact phone number or email address you can do so through Parent. Connect at https://www.brightonk12.com/Page/144

If you do not know your Parent Connect login information, please follow the instructions on the Brighton Area Schools website.

PLEASE NOTE: Address changes CANNOT be completed through Parent Connect. Address changes must be completed by filling out a change of address form along with 3 copies of proof of residency. Details are listed on the change of address form which is available by clicking on the link below. Since in person drop off is not an option at this time, forms can be scanned and emailed to samanij@brightonk12.com

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