What's Happening ?? !!

~ Hawley School Newsletter: September 7, 2018 ~

From the Desk of Mr. Moretti

Dear Hawley Parents/Guardians,

I can't believe we have 2 weeks of school under our belts. Despite the heat and disruptions to our schedule, they have been 2 wonderful weeks of smiles, fun, creativity, problem-solving and learning.

In regards to the heat and disruptions to our schedules, I want to thank you parents for your kind words and support. Plans were in place and you were most responsive to changes. The students were terrific. They remained upbeat and hard working and perseverance was the result. The Hawley staff had their focus, as always, on students. Staff kept students in good spirits, excited, working, and cool by visiting cooling areas. Thank you all!

Here's What's Happening at Hawley.......

Beating the Heat!

Students enjoyed working in different parts of the building to beat the heat. These work areas are air conditioned (both computer labs, reading lounge, music room, library, gym, conference room and staff lounge). Staff made sure students were hydrated and comfortable. We stayed in from recess a few of the days also as cooling down, if overheated, would not have been easy.

Mrs. Connors even made sure our bus drivers remained hydrated ;0)

Open Houses (Re-Scheduled)

Due to the heat and Early Dismissal, we re-scheduled our Open Houses. They have been MOVED to Monday, 9/17 and Thursday, 9/20. The times are the same, 6:30-7:00 in the gym and 7:00-8:00 in classrooms.

Here is the breakdown of presentations:

  • Monday, 9/17: Grade 3, Grade 4, Mrs. Davies, Mrs Fries- (6:30-7:00 in the gym and 7:00-8:00 in classrooms)
  • Thursday, 9/20: Kindergarten (minus Mrs. Fries), Grade 1 (minus Mrs. Davies), Grade 2- (6:30-7:00 in the gym and 7:00-8:00 in classrooms)

Your understanding and support of the change of dates is appreciated

as we realize it may have created a hardship for some.

A "Specials" Time ;0)

PTA Breakfast Cart

This is probably the most well-received and most appreciated gesture the PTA provides our staff. Thank you to all the parents who contributed to the bounty and to Kristen, Laura, Aaron, Nadine & Jen for their time and efforts.


From the PTA......

Spirit Wear: The new designs are in. Order today and have your new Hawley Wear before the first School Spirit Day. If you don't have your order form, click here!

Membership: What favorite Hawley event has become tradition for your family? Sundae Social.....The Book Fair.....Field Day.....Family Movie Nights.....After-School Activities.....International Night.....Kids Care Club...

The Hawley PTA is happy to offer events like these to our school community and would love for everyone to be a part of the organization.

Joining today:

  • helps the PTA produce these positive events all year long
  • makes it possible for you to volunteer whenever you are able
  • allows you to vote on PTA business such as electing officers and determining how to distribute funds to best help our students and teachers at Hawley
  • helps you and your child reach out to new friends and old through your own copy of the popular Hawley Directory

Click here for a membership application and make joining and supporting your Hawley PTA another tradition for your family.

Thank you to the 83 families who have joined already. Welcome to a new year!

Dates to Remember

Mon, Sept 10: NO SCHOOL (Rosh Hashanah)
Wed, Sept 12: Picture Day! ;0)
Wed, Sept 12: PTA Ice Cream Social, 6:00-7:00 pm

Mon, Sept 17: Open House (click here for info), 6:30-8:00 pm
Wed, Sept 19: NO SCHOOL (Yom Kippur)

Thurs, Sept 20: Open House (click here for info), 6:30-8:00 pm

Out of the mouths of babes.....

The PTA Volunteers are in the main lobby setting up the Breakfast cart.

2nd grade girl to father, "That's a lot of treats."
"Well, the teachers are very special here and this is our way of saying thank you" dad responds.

"And what's in there?" the girl asks pointing to the urn.

"Coffee" answers dad.

"Well, you need to save some of that for Mr. Moretti otherwise he gets very cranky"

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