Hawk Talk February 25th, 2022

Engage ~ Inspire ~ Empower

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A Message from the Principal...

Enjoy the weekend! See below for pictures of our fun day on 2.22.22.

Next E Learning Day is March 2nd

Our next eLearning day is just around the corner on Wednesday, March 2nd. If, for any reason, you are unable to secure supervision for your child that day please call the front office at 317-773-2914 by February 16th to let us know.

This month's Apple Pencil Winners!

What fabulous writers!!

Rachel C (Boos-McNew)

Hadley B (Teague)

Quincy B (Henney)

Mallory B (Jacobs)

YEARBOOK - Last Chance to Order is March 4th!

Online orders have closed, but you can still order by sending cash or checks (made payable to Hazel Dell) to the main office no later than Friday March 4th. The cost for a yearbook is $13.00.

Kindness Week Poster Contest Winners!

Congratulations to our 2022 Kindness Week Poster Contest Winners!

A big thank you to everyone who entered.

Rhett S – K

Ava P – 1st

Lilah C – 1st

Ella C – 1st

Allie K– 1st

Gracie C – 2nd

Ava D – 2nd

Bryan Pablo Z– 2nd

Saanvi S – 3rd

Bellany R – 3rd

Emily H – 3rd

Caden S - 4th

Luke L– 4th

Addy S – 4th

Jasmine T– 5th

Ava P – 5th

Camden F – 5th

Ashley S, Emme H, Ella H – 5th

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High Ability (FOCUS) Screening

Parents: Noblesville Schools relies on NWEA scores to identify students who achieve at exceptional levels for High Ability (FOCUS) instruction. To identify students with the potential for high achievement that is not reflected in NWEA scores, all students in kindergarten and second grade who are not already identified as High Ability in both math and English language arts will take an online screener called the Cognitive Abilities Test, or CogAT. Students who meet the benchmark on the screener will later take the remaining portions of the CogAT. All fifth graders who are not already identified as High Ability in both math and English language arts and who meet the benchmark will take the full CogAT without first taking the screener.

If you have questions about high ability testing and instruction, go to www.noblesvilleschools.org and click on Academics and then on High Ability. Questions may also be directed to the principal.

Nutrition and Food Services - Hiring part-time cashier

Nutrition and Food Services is looking to fill a part-time cashier position. The hours work great with kid's schedules, no nights, weekends, or holidays. Interested in joining our dynamic and fun team, apply here.

Recess Reminders:

  • We will go outside as long as it “feels” 10 degrees or above.
  • When snow is on the ground, students must have snow boots and snow pants to play in the snow.
  • When snow is on the ground, if students are not wearing boots and snow pants, they can play on the blacktop.
  • Temperatures do fluctuate throughout the day. Teachers are mindful of our guidelines and they keep a close eye on the weather. It is possible that one grade has recess and another does not - it all depends on the weather at recess time.

Panorama Student Survey

Panorama Student Survey

Noblesville Schools is committed to providing a great school experience for all students. To help achieve this we will use a platform called Panorama to survey students in grades 3-5 during the dates of February 28 - March 11, 2022. The Panorama survey seeks to gather input on topics like school climate and culture, emotion regulation, self-management, social awareness and belonging. When students feel connected to their school environment, they are more engaged and increasingly successful in both academic and social achievements. More information on the survey can be found here.

Although the survey is not mandatory, student perceptions will provide valuable insights for future planning, support and programming. Results will be used to determine needs based on trends for our school.

If you wish for your student to opt-out, you can submit an opt-out form. The survey is voluntary and students are welcome to choose an alternate activity (read, homework, etc.) at the time the survey is given.

If you have any questions regarding the survey, please contact our district counseling coordinator, Dana Nelson at (317) 773- 3171 or dana_nelson@nobl.k12.in.us

Thank you for your support of this important opportunity to best serve students and our school community.

Covid Resource Area Information

Why are we using quarantines? What makes someone a direct contact? When are COVID cases considered an outbreak? For more information on quarantines, contact tracing and other COVID protocol, visit our COVID Resource Area.

Questions about COVID vaccines for ages 5-11?

Guidance from the Hamilton County Health Department

Need to schedule a COVID vaccination?

Noblesville Schools Vaccination Clinic


A Note from the Nurse

Let's have a healthy spring!!

Stomach Viruses may cause undesirable symptoms and spread easily. Please encourage your student to practice proper handwashing techniques to help your family stay well.

5th Grade Information

Additional vaccinations are required for 6th Graders attending Noblesville Schools (TDaP and Meningococcal). If your student has already received these, please provide an updated vaccination record for their file. If your student has not received these, please speak with your student's doctor and make arrangements to get vaccinated before the next school year. If your child requires an exemption, please contact me directly. charisse_shafer@nobl.k12.in.us



We want to extend a special thanks to all of our volunteers! In January and February alone, we had PTO volunteers organize and donate snacks for monthly munchies twice, schedule and help at three different enrichment programs, organize and execute a week long book fair, distribute prizes and coupons for our Read Like a Hawk participants, coordinate classroom Valentine’s Day parties, begin preparations for our spring flower sale, fifth grade party, and teacher appreciation week later this semester, set up two spirit events, and work toward creating an all new and exciting event detailed below. We could not do any of these things without the help of our amazing volunteers, so thanks for all you do to keep things running behind the scenes! Would you like to help with some of the events listed below but didn’t sign up at ice cream social? We would love to have you! Watch Facebook and this newsletter for opportunities, or send an email to hazeldellelempto@gmail.com.


We have the return of some familiar and favorite events this spring and a few new things to try! See below for a list of upcoming events, and save the date for our first ever Hazel Dell Dash! It is sure to be a “colorful” event. Watch the newsletter and facebook for details, changes, and additional events as spring moves closer!

March 14th PTO Meeting in the Media Center

March 22nd Papa John’s Spirit Night

March/April Spring Flower Sale

May 2nd PTO Meeting in the Media Center

May 2nd-6th Teacher Appreciation Week

May 6th Hazel Dell Dash

May 20th Spring Celebration

May 27th Field Day

June 2nd Fifth Grade Farewell/Party


We are excited to announce that we will be hosting our first ever Hazel Dell Dash on Friday, May 6th. This will be a family color run, and we are working hard to finalize the details now. Watch for more information to come home after spring break. This should be a fun event for the whole family!

Follow us on Facebook at “Hazel Dell Elementary PTO” for updates! Questions? Email hazeldellelempto@gmail.com anytime. Thank you for your help supporting our students and staff at Hazel Dell!


It is time to log those minutes again! Did your Hazel Dell Hawk read for 20 minutes at least five days a week every week in February? If so, it is time to log your February minutes! Follow the link below and log your child’s reading minutes for the month of February by March 11th! All students that participate in February will receive a Culver’s coupon and will be entered in a drawing for additional prizes. This is our final log of this school year! Thanks for participating!


Community News

Noblesville Youth Lacrosse

FREE learn to play lacrosse sessions

3rd grade - 8th grade

Click Here for more information

Noblesville Strength and Speed Development Camp

4th grade - 8th grade

April and May 2022

Click Here for more information

Noblesville Learn to Swim

Swim lessons (Age 4-14)

Click here for more information.

Hazel Dell Elementary

Principal: Karen Carter

Assistant Principal: Brad Davis

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