Hawlemont News

September 23, 2022

From the principal

I woke up this morning to the chilly morning fall air (my favorite kind of mornings) and reflected on responsibility. We ask and expect our children to follow through on so many things whether it be following safety rules in the hallway, cleaning up after themselves, owning their mistakes, or doing their best work. They see the adults in their community modeling these same things. Some responsibilities are easy to follow through on and others are much harder. It's important that we acknowledge that struggle. Struggle, conflict, and frustration can be good things because they help us build our tolerance, persistence, and GRIT as a person. Our children should know that we are here to help them, but they should try first.


Read on to learn about Hawlemont's week and upcoming events!



Important Dates


  • 9/27 - All School (K-6) Hike to Mohawk Trail State Forest
  • 10/3- School Committee in library
  • 10/7 - Picture Day
  • 10/8 - Apple Squeeze at the Little Red School House (volunteer with Ms. Sienna)
  • 10/10 - No School, Indigenous Peoples' Day
  • 10/11 - Braided Bread order forms due


September early release dates:


1:50 dismissals: 9/21, 9/28


October early release dates:


1:50 dismissals: 10/5, 10/19, 10/26

All School Hike info.

Our students in grades K-6 will be going to the Mohawk Trail State Forest to hike on Tuesday 9/27. Please make sure your student is dressed in layers and has appropriate shoes.

If you signed your child up for a bag lunch from school, we will have it ready for them that morning. Remember a water bottle too!

Kindergarten News

Kindergarten kids have been learning and practicing many different routines and expectations as they get used to long school days. We balance our focused work times with times to move and play outside. We are thinking about patterns and shapes. We are having conversations, writing and reading about toys and sharing with friends. We have written letters to our principal, Ms. Tulloch, and she has written back to us! Our days are very busy!

Reminder: We don't have snack time on short Wednesdays.

1st Grade News

It's Autumn! First Grade is looking forward to the leaves changing colors and making the world look beautiful. We have been so busy since the beginning of the year. We've been learning how to write lowercase letters and we're almost through the alphabet. In grammar, the kids are learning all about nouns and we just started our EL program by exploring the many kinds of tools and their uses. In Social Studies, we're discussing Community and the people who live and work in our town. We also just started our Science unit on Sound and Light. The kids are really looking forward to the upcoming experiments! We also get some down time where the kids can play and enjoy each other's company.

3rd Grade News

Hello All!

It’s time for 3rd grade to check in and let you know what’s been happening in our room! The first month has been fantastic and fun! We have worked on some group challenges to strengthen cooperative learning skills and Teamwork. Students have been assigned partners for Second Step, EL and Number Corner. We have completed 2 lessons for Second Step, are working on Lesson 3 for EL -Module 1-Overcoming Learning Challenges Near and Far, and are working on Addition and Subtractions Strategies in math. Reading groups and Win groups have been going smoothly, with students remembering the routines from last year. Students continue to earn grit stones, treasure box tickets and tally marks-they earned their second all class reward-Stuffed animal day! Don’t forget that Weekly Behavior reports go home every Friday and need to be signed and returned on Monday.

Barn Chores for us start this Thursday-2:30-3:00-we are excited to get to know our animals again!


You can always e-mail me anytime you have questions or concerns-sricko@mtrsd.org

Braided Bread and Classic Cookie Dough Fundraiser

Hawlemont students will be selling braided bread and cookie dough for an all school fundraiser! The profits will go towards Student Activities, which is used primarily to fund field trips!

Here is the link to register to sell online..... paper forms are headed home today as well!

Any questions, please call or email Ms. Lovett, slovett@mtrsd.org

Permissions form and Handbook

Many of you have done this, but we are still missing a few. Please take a few minutes to go through this weekend.

** We learned there was a problem with the link- It is now working!

The Permissions document is online this year. Please take a moment to fill it out for each student you have here at Hawlemont. Here is the link.

Here is a link to the Handbook as well. Please take a moment to read through this with your student. If you would like a paper copy, please let the office know.

Dance is coming back to HRS!

Here is the sign up sheet, it was also at the open house..... If you need a paper copy, please email the office.

Covid 19 and Flu vaccine information

Here is a clickable link for the local vaccine clinics.

October 3 Ashfield Town Hall, October 4 at Mohawk Trail, October 19 at Hawlemont

October 26 at BSE

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4H Information

  • There are seven 4-H clubs offered at Hawlemont this school year (Baking, Weaving 1 and Weaving II, Outdoor Adventure, Farm Animal Science, Knitting, and Hand Sewing)
  • Some clubs are open to specific grades; most clubs have size limits, membership is on a first-come/first-served basis.
  • Enrollment forms can be picked up at the school or obtained by email upon request to Sheila Litchfield at 337-4957/sheila@thedell.us
  • membership is not complete until all forms are received.
  • Clubs will start to meet during the first week in October until the last week of May 2023; clubs are held after school.
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Contact info:

Shannon Lovett - Administrative Assistant

Amber Tulloch - Principal

Please feel free to contact either of us with any questions.