Hawkins Happenings

January 20, 2023

Hawkins Elementary

Drop Off 8:55

Start Time: 9:07

First Bell: 9:01

Second Bell: 9:07

End Time 3:57

Breakfast begins at 8:50

Lunch Times (Recess Follows)

JK/K 11:15-11:35

1st 11:45 - 12:05

2nd 12:15 - 12:35

3rd 12:45 - 1:05

4th 1:15 - 1:35


1/30/23 - No School

2/2/23 - PTO Meeting 9:15 am

From the Principal

Happy Friday,

Things are back in full swing here at Hawkins, with everyone working hard to get routines back in place after the break. I want to give a shout to Mrs. Newman’s class and all of the parents who came in to support the “Ellis Island” activity. It was incredible to watch and I think everyone got a lot out of it. We are going to have to make a change to our STEAM night due to some facility conflicts. That is the negative to Hawkins having such a beautiful facility. This weather has been crazy, please keep an eye on it as sooner or later we are gonna see snow and ice. A reminder that we do not have school on January 30th.This is a teacher professional development day. We have started a 2nd grade, “cleanification” group, (this name was chosen by our leadership students). This will be led by our 4th grade leaders, and will give 2nd graders the opportunity to give up a recess to stay in and help to tidy up our school. This will begin next week. Have a great weekend everyone, give your kids a hug and take the time to truly enjoy every day with them. You are going to blink and they will be all grown up.

Mr. McAuliffe

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Build a Habit of Good Attendance Early!

School success goes hand in hand with good attendance! Encouraging regular school attendance is one of the most powerful ways you can prepare your child for success both in school and in life. When you make school attendance a priority, you can help your child get better grades, develop healthy life habits, and have a better chance of graduating from high school. Starting in kindergarten, too many absences can cause children to fall behind in school. Students can still fall behind if they miss just a day or two days every few weeks. Attending school regularly helps children feel better about school...and themselves. We understand that there are circumstances requiring students to miss school due to illnesses or for appointments. When this is the case, please provide us with medical notes from the doctor.

Reporting an Absence

If your child is going to be absent, please call the Hawkins attendance Line (810-299-3900 then press 2). Please state your child's name, teacher, date of absence and reason for the absence (type of illness, doctor appointment, vacation etc). If your child has been diagnosed with a specific ailment (COVID19, strep throat, pink eye, influenza, chicken pox) please state that in the voicemail message. If your child has not been diagnosed with a specific ailment but is having specific symptoms please let us know the symptoms your child is experiencing. Hawkins appreciates your help!
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New Preschool Option

This is a quick announcement that spaces remain in our new Great Start Readiness Preschool (GSRP) classroom at Miller. The Brighton Area Schools has added an additional preschool classroom in at the Miller Intergenerational Center. This will be a free preschool option that will be run by the Livingston ESA through the State's Great Start Readiness Program. You can sign your BAS-Bound 4 year old student up for this free preschool option at startfreepreschool.org. Please do not wait as planning is underway and space will be limited. Thank you for your consideration.

Counselor Corner

Counselor Corner!

I am so excited to continue working with your students this year to help facilitate and promote growth and learning! I am providing classroom lessons, small group activities, and individual support this school year.

As a reminder, your school counselor is here to support children in all areas of mental wellness that impacts their success in the classroom. We work with individuals as needs arise. If your child is struggling at school, we will work together with the classroom teacher to determine whether or not school-based services would be beneficial. We may also be able to offer resources or contacts if your family believes that outside support will best meet your child's or families needs.

The Elementary Counselor Team also has the BAS Elementary Counseling website for ideas and resources to be used at home! Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns that you may have, and I will do my best to support your child.

Mrs. Fox

Elementary School Counselor: Hilton/Hawkins


Parent Referral Form/Permission Slip

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For the 22/23 school year, we are recommending ALL students, grades JK-4, have an extra set of clothes to keep in their backpack or locker in case of emergency (i.e. bathroom accidents, playground mishaps, lunchroom spills, ripped or torn clothes etc.) Hawkins office does not have enough extra clothes to loan out to students. An extra set of clothes in your child's backpack/locker saves us from having to call home when an accident does happen here at school. We appreciate your help!!!


All parent volunteers must undergo a background check in order to work with Brighton Area Schools students. ONLINE Volunteer Form

Brighton Area Schools reserves the right to "approve" or "deny" any volunteer service upon review of the background check returned. The determination will be based upon individual fitness to have responsibility for the safety and wellbeing of children. Providing false information is grounds for immediate volunteer denial.

BAS Wellness & Mental Health Website

As a district we are increasing our efforts to support the Mental Health and Wellness of our students, families and the community. We are increasing our efforts on Relationships, Student Wellness, and Increasing a Mindset for Learning and Growth. These Tips/Resources are one of the many ways we are increasing our efforts. Additional resources and information can be found on the BAS Wellness & Mental Health website.

Parent Connect Tutorials

Cody Rudolph principal at Hilton Elementary, created four video tutorials on using Parent Connect. To access these videos, click on the links below.

Email/Phone Number and Address Changes

If you need to change a contact phone number or email address you can do so through Parent. Connect at https://www.brightonk12.com/Page/144

If you do not know your Parent Connect login information, please follow the instructions on the Brighton Area Schools website.

PLEASE NOTE: Address changes CANNOT be completed through Parent Connect. Address changes must be completed by filling out a change of address form along with 3 copies of proof of residency. Details are listed on the change of address form which is available by clicking on the link below. Since in person drop off is not an option at this time, forms can be scanned and emailed to samanij@brightonk12.com

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