Hawk News

March 9, 2023

No School

Monday, March 13th, 7:45am to Tuesday, March 21st, 2:45pm

225 56th Street

Des Moines, IA

No school March 13th - March 21st because of Spring Break and Professional Development.

National School Breakfast Week

Students were sinking their teeth into some delicious breakfast this week. The theme this year is "Dig into School Breakfast". Check out the district Flickr for pictures from Hanawalt.
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Pop Tabs

The students at Hanawalt have been collecting pop tabs to donate to the Ronald McDonald House. We are excited to make our enormous drop off. Thank you for all your donations.

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

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.

Find details and sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090445adac2c7-teacher6#/

The first Monday after Spring Break is available! Thank you for considering this added expression of gratitude for our teachers+staff!

Want a copy of our 2022-2023 yearbook?

Place your order for your yearbook by going to https://ybpay.lifetouch.com/ and entering our school code: 14585623 . You can also pay by check by submitting your order to the front office or your classroom teacher- please include your child's full name and teacher in the subject line if you choose this option.

Yearbooks are $15 per book. 5th Graders will receive a complimentary yearbook! Please consider donating a yearbook by choosing the "buy one donate one" option at checkout!

Hanawalt Community Meeting Recap

At the Hanawalt Community meeting on Monday, March 6th at 5:30, we heard from Mrs. Liebl about FAST scores, the ‘23-24 budget and general school updates. The PTA executive committee gave updates on spring events and discussed. See the notes from the meeting here.

Parents Night Out 2023

We are beyond grateful for the reception and support for Hanawalt's biggest fundraiser of the year, Parent's Night Out 2023, The Hanawalt Blu'au! Whether you attend, sponsor, or donate an auction item, you are directly supporting all students to access enrichment experiences, events, supplies, projects, and so much more. Each of you help make our community a special place for our students. 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. Tickets available now here at hanawaltcommunity.org/parents-night-out

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Be an event sponsor or contribute to the wildly popular auction by signing up here! Do you work for a company that offers matching gifts when you donate? Reach out to us at hanawaltpno@gmail.com and we will make sure your gift is doubled.
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Upcoming Dates


13‐17: Spring Break – No school
20-21: No school; Professional development days