Hazelwood School News

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Principal Message - March 14, 2016

I hope this message finds you well! I must say March is cruising along and students are still hard at work exploring and growing! The momentum from January (The Kindness Challenge) and February (Read Across America) is still filling the hallways and classrooms and we all are looking forward to Spring Break and a well deserved rest.

The teachers and I would like to thank all families that assisted students in the reading challenge during Read Across America week. The school goal was 16,000 minutes and students CRUSHED it! Students read for well over 22,000 minutes!!!

Also the window project is well underway. The transformation is unbelievable! Thank you to the Middlesex Board of Education, Dr. Madison, and Mr. Mulvey, Director of Building and Grounds, for overseeing the project! Also a shout-out to students, teachers, staff, and families for their cooperation!

As the weather begins to improve and we all develop spring fever, please continue to discuss with your child the importance of good manners and staying focused in school. The work is becoming more challenging and the urge to daydream increases as the weather gets nicer. If you should have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to contact your child's classroom teacher. Our doors at Hazelwood Elementary School are always open.

Hwood Pride!!!

Rich Gianchiglia


***The next Hazelwood School News will come out on or around April 14th. Thank you!!!

School Mission Statement

At Hazelwood Elementary School we believe…….

  • All students can and will learn in a nurturing school environment where collaboration and exploration is encouraged and will foster a lifelong love of learning.

  • Positive relationships are vital for student success. Our school doors will always be open to assist our families to ensure our students are growing academically, emotionally, and socially.

  • Hazelwood students will become confident, compassionate, respectful, and committed to making a difference not only in the classrooms and hallways of our school, but in our wonderful community of Middlesex Borough.

Read Across America!!!

Read Across America was a success!!! Thank you to Ms. Cerebe and the Hwood PTO for your assistance. The students had a great week and CRUSHED our school reading goal!!! Great job!!!

Remember reading can happen anywhere!!!!

In Case You Missed It...

Check out these videos....

Hwood Reading Train - Thursday, March 3, 2016


Dad and Me Breakfast - February 26, 2016


Awesome Week of School - Week of February 15th


100 Days of Learning


Pre-School Registration

Pre-School Registration will be on March 22, 2016 from 8:30am to 11:30am at Middlesex High School. Please click the link for additional information:


Again, registration for pre-school is at Middlesex High School. Please use door 7. For any additional questions do not hesitate to contact the Office of Special Services at (732) 317-6000 ext. 20102.

Family Reading Time!

I encourage each Hazelwood family to make time to read as a family. The time spent reading with your child feeds their brain and helps develop the love of literacy. This is a perfect time to start taking a few minutes each day and read aloud to your child (great modeling strategy) or listen to your child read. Nothing is better than sharing a great book. It is a great way to spend quality time as a family!

School Counselor's Corner

Career and Community Day is coming!!! If interested in participating in this great event please contact Mrs. Franciscus or Mrs. Kauffman!

Please do not hesitate to reach out to our awesome School Counselors with any questions or concerns!

Mrs. Kauffman

Email - Kauffmanl@middlesex.k12.nj.us

Monday's and Thursday's

Mrs. Franciscus

Email - Franciscusj@middlesex.k12.nj.us

Tuesday's and Friday's

March 2016 Newsletter!


Great Health Habits!

Home and school work together to help children develop desirable habits:

  • Encourage you child to:
  • Eat a good breakfast.
  • Brush teeth regularly.
  • Relax and rest quietly.
  • Develop good sitting and standing posture.
  • Go to bed at an early hour.

In order to prevent the spread of diseases, parents should keep their children home when the following exists:

  • Fever - 100.5 or higher
  • Vomiting - In the past 24 hours
  • Students should not return to school until symptom free for a minimum of 24 hours.

Please inform the teacher and nurse of any condition which might in any way affect your child in school. When children become ill in school, parents will be notified and are expected to take them home. Please ensure all contact (including emergency information) is updated with the school.

As always if your child is absent from school, please notify the front office at (732) 317-6000 ext. 24602.

Hazelwood School PTO News

Please do not forget....

Yearbooks are on sale!!!

  • Deadline for Yearbooks is: Monday, April 11, 2016.


  • Please join Shoparoo!!! It is an easy way to earn money for our school! Thank you to the families that have signed up!!! For more information please click below...
  • http://goo.gl/bruw13

Mark Your Calendars...

  • Wendy's Night "Book Bingo" - Wednesday, March 16th - Additional information will follow
  • Spring Book Fair - April 5th through the 6th - Additional information will follow
  • Talent Show - Friday, May 6th - 6:30pm at MHS Peter J. Diskin Auditorium - Additional information will follow

Contact Us!!!

Got fundraising or event ideas? We want to know!!! Contact us at hwoodhuskies@gmail.com

Shout-Out Board!!!

Mr. Ray Mulvey, Director of Buildings and Grounds - Thank you for overseeing the projects at Hazelwood School! The upgrades such as windows, lighting, boiler system, and air conditioning in the gym and library are greatly appreciated!

Teacher Assistants, Classroom Aides, and Lunch Aides - Thank you for always going above and beyond for our students and assisting teachers! You all play such a big role in our school's success!

Mrs. Blarr's and Mrs. O'Brien's Class - Both classes won the "quiet" contest in the cafe and for their efforts were rewarded additional structured play time! Great job!

Ms. Cerebe's Class - The students in Ms. Cerebe's class won the reading challenge! The class logged close to 2,000 minutes of reading!!! The class was rewarded additional structured play time! Awesome job!

Mrs. Melick's Class - Congratulations reaching your class behavior goal on Class Dojo!!! You all are true Hazelwood Huskies!!! Keep up the great work and I am very happy everyone enjoyed their additional structured play time!!!

Stay Connected! No Excuses!!!

Follow our school journey on social media:

Twitter: @Hwood_Pride

Instagram: Hwood_Pride

School Blog: https://hwoodpride.wordpress.com

Library Blog: https://hwoodlibrary.wordpress.com/

School Web Page: http://www.middlesex.k12.nj.us

Please sign-up to receive Honeywell Alerts for school closings or emergencies. Information for signing up can be found at https://instantalert.honeywell.com/

Stay Connected! No Excuses!!!

Important Information and Dates

Breakfast Menu - March 2016


Lunch Menu - March 2016


Middlesex PARCC Score Report and District Results


District Crisis Management Letter


Free Parent Workshops Sponsored by the Office of Special Services



Wednesday, March 16, 2016 - PTO Wendy's Night - "Book Bingo" - Information will follow

Thursday, March 17, 2016 - St. Patrick's Day

Wednesday, March 23, 2016 - Husky Celebration - TBA

Thursday, March 24th - Epilepsy Awareness Day - Wear Purple

  • Additional information will be sent home the week of March 14th.

Friday, March 25th through Friday, April 1st -School is closed for Spring Break Recess.

Monday, April 4th - School Reopens

Monday, April 4th - Executive PTO Meeting - 8:45am

Wednesday, April 6th - General PTO Meeting - 7:00pm - Hazelwood Library

Wednesday, April 13th - Early Dismissal Day

Monday, April 25th - PTO Executive Meeting - 8:45am - Front Office

Wednesday, April 27th - PTO General Meeting - 7:00pm - Hazelwood Library

*** Meeting replaces the May Monthly Meeting

Thursday, May 5th - Talent Show Practice - 5:30pm to 8:00pm - Peter J. Diskin Auditorium

Friday, May 6th - Hazelwood School Talent Show - 6:30pm - Peter J. Diskin Auditorium

*** Doors open at 6:00pm

Rich Gianchiglia, Principal

It is an honor and privilege to be part of an awesome school and community! I love coming to work everyday!

"Once a Husky, Always a Husky!"

Hwood Pride!!! #Allin4Hwood