Hawk Weekly

November 18th-22nd

Holiday Shop Volunteers Needed

Thank you for your interest in helping during Holiday Shop week. Please sign up below for any slots that you are able to assist. The Holiday Shop takes a lot of preparation prior to opening, assistance during the classroom shopping sessions, as well as tear down. If we do not have enough volunteers to fill all of the slots, regretfully the Holiday Shop will need to be cancelled. We appreciate your assistance in helping to make this year's Holiday Shop a huge success!

- Your Havel Volunteer League


Holiday Shop Tentative Schedule Below

10th- Trpkovski, GUdding, Glanert, Kramer, Baydoun

11th- Tomasak, Rossi, Campbell, Versteegden, Riddle, Sutter

12th- Inwood, Maki, LeLone, Bury, Cooke, Boroski

13th-Greenhalgh, Kostrzeba, Berry, Horne, Leline

Holiday Shop Volunteer Sign Up

Thank you for your interest in helping during Holiday Shop week. Please sign up for any slots that you are able to assist.

Reynolds Reading Corner

The Havel Hawks are off and reading! I began the year going into every classroom reading the story The Invisible Boy. We discussed why they thought the character felt invisible and how we can relate that to our lives, especially when we are at school. I have begun working with the students in the classroom, out of the classroom, or helping their teachers with reading related questions.

The kindergartners are working on learning both the sounds and names of the letters of the alphabet. We are also listening to pairs of words to determine if they rhyme with one another.

In first grade we are still working on letters and sounds of the alphabet but focusing more on the vowel sounds and learning that the vowels make two sounds. When we read, we are practicing pointing to each word as we read to make sure that we are not either adding words or forgetting to say the words.

The second graders are also working on the two vowel sounds and switching the vowel sound when stretching out a word that we do not know. We're also practicing on reading our stories fluently and making sure that understand what we are reading.

In third grade we are discussing what genre the stories are that we are reading and finding evidence in the text to back up their thinking. Not only are they also working on reading their stories more fluently but also finding the topic of the stories and details to tell more about the topic to help summarize what they read.

Everyday morning I work with two groups of students (one second grade group and one third grade group) on phonics activities. During this time we practice listening for words that rhyme, segmenting (or stretching out) words, and substituting (or changing) sounds in word to make new words.

A few reading ideas for home...

-My 2nd and 3rd grade groups have enjoying a rhyming activity we've been doing. I say a nonsense word such as mencil and then they have to give me the real word that rhymes with it (pencil).

-Remember to read TO your child too! You are a great role model for how to read fluently (fast) and an extra bonus - when you read words that they do not know, they will have a better chance figuring out that word when they come across it when they read.

-Don't forget to ask your child questions about the story. What do you think this story will be about? What do you think will happen next? Why do you think that? What was your favorite part of the story? Why? Can you show me what page your favorite part was on?

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A Message From Consumers Energy

We will begin “pickling” the pipeline beginning on Monday, November 19 behind your school, Havel Elementary on Schoenherr.

Natural gas pipeline pickling is a process of pickling new gas pipe. New polyethylene and steel pipe commonly cause odor fade, the loss of odorant, which makes detecting gas difficult. For this reason new pipelines should be conditioned.

https://www.gasodorizer.com/natural-gas-pipe-pickling.html

The process may cause some gas odor in the area, and may be perceived to be a gas leak. Our project team will notify Public Safety prior to the work beginning. However, we still ask that residents/concerned parties contact Consumers Energy at 1-800-477-5050 if they are concerned about the gas smell in or around the area.

November Weather

The weather is turning colder over the next couple of weeks. Havel students will continue to go outdoors for recess throughout the fall and winter months. Havel reviews playground conditions, weather conditions, and temperature each day (board policy- students are to remain indoors if the temperature is less than 10 degrees) to determine if students can go outdoors for recess or if the students need to remain inside. The exercise and fresh air are beneficial for students' physical and educational growth. A doctor's note/medical diagnosis is required for students to remain inside during recess time. Students should be dressed for the weather as we head into the colder days and upcoming winter months.

Thankful Thursday Pies

If you are able to send in a pie to help show our gratitude to the staff here at Havel please email the office at officehavel@uticak12.org. Thank you for your support and help! Mrs. Tepper
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Dates To Know

November

18th- Disney Spirit Day- Wear anything Disney

19th- Picture Retakes

20th- 3rd grade to IRC & Math Olympiad Meeting During Lunch

21st- HATS Meeting During Lunch

21st- Extra Bubble Soccer Award from Homerun Hustle

25th- HFII Marching Band Visit

26th- Crew Meeting- TBD

27th-29th- NO SCHOOL- Thanksgiving

December

2nd- Lockdown Drill

4th- Math O Meeting During Lunch

5th- HATS Meeting During Lunch & Rink Night


10th-13th- Holiday Shop (see schedule below)

10th- Trpkovski, GUdding, Glanert, Kramer, Baydoun

11th- Tomasak, Rossi, Campbell, Versteegden, Riddle, Sutter

12th- Inwood, Maki, LeLone, Bury, Cooke, Boroski

13th-Greenhalgh, Kostrzeba, Berry, Horne, Leline


10th- Staff Meeting

11th- Math O Meeting During Lunch

12th- HATS Meeting During Lunch

18th- Consumers Energy Assembly

19th- Staff Holiday Luncheon


December 23rd-January 1st- No School- Holiday Break