What's Happening ?? !!

~ Hawley School Newsletter: April 7, 2019 ~

From the Desk of Mr. Moretti

Dear Hawley Parents/Guardians,


The weather is improving, activities are a plenty and learning is everywhere.......OH, have we been busy.


Read on to find out What's Happening at Hawley School.......

Special Guests

We had some special friends drop in unexpectedly. I needed to double check my calendar as I was convinced it was spring.......

~ Hawley LOVES to Read ~

Hawley Loves to Read Week was a SMASH. Students participated in engaging and fun literacy activities, and children’s author Jarrett J. Krosoczka visited. Thank you PTA for the funding and to the staff for the week of fun and learning.

~ Espanol ~

Newtown High School students, as part of their Spanish classes, made children's books. And, Hey, we have children learning Spanish. So, they were kind enough to come to Hawley to share their creations with our students. Fue Divertido, Gracias!!!

Sound Tigers Game

The Father's Club, once again, sponsored a Hawley outing to see the Bridgeport Sound Tigers. Hawley students had the opportunity to hold the American Flag (On The Ice) during the National Anthem. Also, some student went with Mrs. Fanelli and Mrs. Vazzano as part of the Monster Mash Auction. It was a terrific day. Thank you Fathers Club.

~ BINGO Night ~

So many families came out for the PTA BINGO Night. It is a fun-filled evening and always a terrific event, Thank You to the PTA and all the parent and staff volunteers that put in so much time and effort on behalf of students for this event to happen.

A Little Hawley Fundraising ;0)

Pennies for Patients

Hawley School participated in “Pennies for Patients” to raise some money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Kids were asked to collect a little spare change. Our goal was to raise $3,500


Through the incredible efforts of the Hawley students, with support from parents and families, we raised OVER $7,000!!!!!


Mrs. Shanahan's class raised the most money (over $1,000) and earned a class pizza party. The entire school earned an extra recess (and maybe a little something more, Sshhhh)!!!


Thank You so much for your support of this important cause.

Clothing Drive

We collected clothing for an elementary school in need, John Ruhrah Elementary School. Through Hawley Helps we were hoping to collect a few things. Your generosity and support allowed us to donate 98 hats/mittens, 41 coats, 170 shirts, 67 pants, 33 pairs of pajamas, 10 dresses and even some adult clothing. Thank you & WOW!!


~ Our donations were greatly appreciated ~

~ Auction Items ~

Students are still enjoying their Auction Items from the Monster Mash. Here is a trip to EverWonder Museum and Lunch with Mrs. Hiruo.

~ Paraeducator Day ~

Hawley has terrific paraeducators that work tirelessly for students, staff and school. We honored them this week on Paraeducator's Day. Join us in thanking them for all that they do.

Class Placement 2019-2020

Believe it or not, shortly, we will begin the process of developing our class placements for the upcoming school year. This is an extremely complex process with grouping decisions being made by a number of factors and a number of staff members and hours of collaboration.


Although teachers and other staff have closely observed your child in the classroom/school environment, I understand that from a parent’s perspective, there may be information that you would like to share. With the exception of choosing a teacher, I invite you to write/call me with any information that you feel would be helpful in the placement of your child. If information comes in with a specific teacher request, it will not be noted nor filed.


If I feel that additional information is needed, I may give you a follow-up call. Placement conversations should be directed to me and NOT your child’s current classroom teacher. Sending information is optional and has a deadline of May 10, 2019.


~ Thank you for your ongoing partnership, continued support

& understanding of our work; it is greatly appreciated ~

Reminders / FYI

Some Important Dismissal Reminders (for safety):
  • If picking up your child early for an appointment, we ask that you wait in the main office not the lobby.

  • ALL students that are picked up after school are picked up from the gym not the main office.

  • Please avoid picking up your child, if possible, between 3:20 and 3:35 as this is a very busy time.

  • Reed students are only picked up at Hawley if there is a Hawley sibling being picked up as well.

  • If you want your child to ride a different bus home for daycare purposes, YOU must call the bus company for permission and then we must hear from THEM.

  • No parent is to be on the bus loop in front of the school picking up Reed students. They will meet you in the gym with their sibling.

  • If your child's dismissal routine is changing, it is very important that you notify the main office and not just the classroom teacher.


~ Thank you for your support and attention to these very important matters. They may seem trivial to you but when you are responsible for getting 311 students to the proper location in less than 8 minutes, this makes a huge difference. ~

Dates to Remember

*Mon-Wed, 4/8-4/10: Kindergarten Registration, 8:00 AM-12:00 PM
*Wed, 4/10: Father's Club Building Project, 6:00-7:00 PM
*Mon-Friday, 4/15-4/19: NO SCHOOL- Spring Break
*Thurs, 4/25: PTA General Meeting, 7:00 PM
*Sat, 4/27: Father's Club Car Wash, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
*Thurs, 5/1: 3rd/4th Grade Concert, Reed School, 7:00 PM

Funny Bones.....

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