Havel Hawk News

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Dates to know:


4th- Daylight Savings Time- Fall Behind

6th- NO SCHOOL- Election Day

7th- Crew Meeting/Tye Day Shirt Spirit Day

8th- Snack Cart

11th- Veterans Day

13th- Picture Retake Day & PM Conferences

15th- 1/2 day of School (12:04 dismissal), snack cart, Chuckie Cheese Restaurant Night

16th- HVL Turkey Bingo, Bagel Day

21st-23rd- No School- HAPPY THANKSGIVING

27th- 1st-5th grade music concert at Stevenson High School


5th- Boston Market Restaurant Night

6th- Snack Cart

7th- Bagel Day & Santa Shop Set Up

10th-14th- Santa Shop Week

11th- HVL Meeting 6:30

12th- Staff Meeting

13th- Snack Cart

14th- School Store

19th- Staff Holiday Luncheon

December 24th- January 1st- No School Holiday Break

An "Incredible" Halloween Parade!

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Too Much Candy?? NO PROBLEM!!

We are collecting unwanted Halloween candy to donate this year. Please consider sending in any unwanted candy by next Friday, November 9th. Thank you!

Parent Teacher Conferences

On November 13th and 15th Havel will be having parent-teacher conferences. Conferences are an opportunity to extend the lines of communication between home and school, keep families informed about their children's academic and social progress, and develop two-way communication strategies that invite family engagement and improve student learning. Teachers will be sharing academic progress and growth based on classroom observations, testing data, assessments, & assignments. They will discuss enrichment or intervention strategies to support students' learning and will also discuss issues that may be interfering with students' learning and growth.

Your child's success in the classroom is dependent on the teacher, the student, and the parent/home/teacher connection. Our goal is that 100% of our families participate in conferences in the coming weeks.

Thank you in advance for being our partner in your child's education.

1st Quarter Report Cards

During November, Havel will distribute reports cards electronically. The first marking period grades will be sent electronically to families after scheduled parent-teacher conferences at the end of the day on Friday, November 16, 2018.

To receive the report cards, parents will need to have a secure PowerSchool account. Parents who do not have access to a PowerSchool account will need to register for one prior to Friday, November 9. The report cards will then be automatically e-mailed to the address that is used to register the PowerSchool account. If you already have a PowerSchool account, you do not need to take any further action. The report card automatically will be sent to you electronically.

Please note that if you have students in junior high school and high school, the reports cards will be electronically sent by the end of the day, Friday, November 9, 2018.

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Text Messaging Service

Havel and Utica Community Schools have a service for parents who would like information texted directly to them. The texting service provides school news and announcements, district information such as emergency school closing situations, or updates issued from UCS departments, such as transportation. To join this system, please text “Y” to 67587.

Note – if you have previously registered for this system and are not receiving texts from our school or UCS, please contact the school office to ensure we have your most recent cell phone number is on file.

Music Concert News

The "Salute to Veterans" concert will be Tuesday, November 27th at Adlai Stevenson High School. Students in first and second grade will perform at 6:00 p.m. Students in third, fourth, and fifth grade will perform at 7:00 p.m. Don't forget to email Mrs. Murray pictures of your family members that have served or are serving in the military so she can honor them in the Havel Heroes Slide Show at the concert. (ann.murray@uticak12.org)

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