September 9, 2022
From the principal
Please read on to hear more of the wonderfulness that is going on in our small corner of the world.
Remember to mark your calendars for the Open House, 9/15! We have a delicious meal (pre-register please), lots of community resource tables, and knowledgeable and happy staff. We would love to see you there!
- 9/15 - Open House 4:30-6 Flyers went home to rsvp to the Wicked Awesome BBQ, also Farm Family Training during Open House
- 10/7 - Picture Day
- 10/8 - Apple Squeeze at the Little Red School House
- 10/10 - No School, Indigenous Peoples' Day
September early release dates:
1:50 dismissals: 9/21, 9/28
October early release dates:
1:50 dismissals: 10/5, 10/19, 10/26
Permissions form and Handbook
The Permissions document is online this year. Please take a moment to fill it out for each student you have here at Hawlemont. Here is the link.
Here is a link to the Handbook as well. Please take a moment to read through this with your student. If you would like a paper copy, please let the office know.
4th Grade News
Welcome to the 2022-2023 school year! It has been wonderful getting to know your kiddos! We have written hopes and dreams, created rules and routines, and we have been working on community building. This seems like a slow start to school, but all of this hard work paves the way for the academic and social learning we need to do this year.
Please be sure to send a snack with your child each day. Also, we will be going outside almost every day. Please be sure that your child has clothing for New England weather. Having a change of clothing to keep at school would be a good idea.
Our specials schedule is:
Friday- Physical Education
Please feel free to reach out at any time if you have any questions.
A Binti-eyed view from 6th Grade
Perhaps you have heard the story of Binti Jua, the female gorilla who helped rescue a young human who had fallen into the gorilla exhibit at the San Diego zoo many years ago. I share this story at the beginning of every 6th grade year and introduce our Binti (puppet) who is our class helper. Binti exhibits all the qualities of GRIT that we practice in the classroom and in our entire learning community. Binti is excited that we are all back in the classroom at table and that the 6th graders are working towards that point in which they are able to take their learning responsibly and have constructive conversations. They are figuring out the benefits of teamwork as they work in groups to determine the theme of our reading book Percy Jackson and The Lightning Thief. They are showing goodwill as they play basketball, 4-square outside with active but kind interactions. Binti is looking forward to more observations of the progress of 6th grade as we continue to develop as a class.
For Binti - Mr. Bechtel
Musical Notes: Instrumental lessons will be offered this year for students in grades 4-6. Lessons will be given to students free of charge on: flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone and percussion.
Gerry’s Music will be renting instruments on-line and delivering them to Hawlemont on Wednesdays. Students will also need to purchase the Essential Elements 2000 book for their instrument. That and other supplies can be ordered through Gerry’s. Here are the links to the resources that we built into our website to assist families with choosing an instrument, understanding our rental program, and a walk-through tutorial on renting online:
- If families need help choosing an instrument and would like an overview of instruments and how they sound, please use: https://gerrysmusicshop.com/rentals/instrument-information-center/
- If families would like a direct link to our Rental Program Resources, please use: https://gerrysmusicshop.com/rentals/
- If families wish to watch an explanation of our rental program, please use: https://vimeo.com/418966543
- If families need help completing our on-line rental application and want to watch a short tutorial, please use: https://vimeo.com/428464117
- If families simply want to be sent directly to our on-line rental system, please use: https://gerrysmusicshop.com/instrument-rentals/
Or if you prefer in-person: Come to the rental meeting 6:30 pm on Friday, September 16th. If you're planning to attend,
let Mr Rick know what instrument you are interested in renting and they will have what you need at the meeting. Please let
Mr Rick know by Thursday, September 15th. Thanks!
Lessons will begin the week of 9/26. Hawlemont has some musical instruments to lend to our students. Please email me, firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in borrowing one, or if you have any questions.