Meet Our Literacy Coach
Hello! My name is Nicole Reynolds and this year I will be Havel’s Literacy Coach. I am very excited to be part of the Hawk family this year!
Before coming to Havel I previously worked at Schuchard Elementary School for the last 19 years. I taught First Grade for the first 14 years and then I taught Second Grade. I went to Central Michigan University for my undergraduate degree and I have a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood from Saginaw Valley State University.
A few things about me personally… my husband and I just celebrated our 11-year anniversary in August. He is also a teacher; he teaches Sixth Grade at Schuchard. We have three children that also go to Utica Schools, Abbey, Owen and Connor. Abbey is nine years old and in fourth grade this year. She loves to dance and is competitive dance for her fourth year now. Owen and Connor are six years old. They are identical twins and they are in first grade. Both of them are in swim class, to keep them busy but they love playing with Lego’s and creating things. We have a two-year-old Maltipoo named Finley. In my spare time, I love to get lost in a great mystery novel or walk through Target with a Starbucks in hand (without my kids is preferred but that doesn’t usually happen).
The staff at Havel has been so warm and welcoming and as I’ve walked around last week the children seemed to be very happy and excited to be in their classrooms! I know this year is going to be a great year and I’m very excited to not only work with this amazing staff, but the children and you too!
Building Healthy Communities
I have some very exciting news about a program which our school will be involved in this year. We are one of 30 schools throughout the state to participate in the Building Healthy Communities (BHC) program! It was developed and is coordinated by the Wayne State University Center for School Health, and primary funding comes from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. Here are ways our
students (and teachers) will benefit:
Each class (K-5) will participate in eight healthy eating lessons based on the USDA healthy eating dietary guidelines. They will also be the recipients of classroom manipulatives that will assist in getting their students up and moving throughout the day! Be on the lookout for Parent Tip Sheets and Healthy Homework which will be sent home with each healthy eating lesson! Our Physical Education (PE) teacher will participate in professional development and receive a nationally-recognized curriculum AND lots of new high-quality PE equipment to use.
We will receive a large rolling cart packed with fun equipment to help get students moving during recess. Physical activity improves academic performance, and recess is a great time for students to work toward the goal of being active at least 60 minutes daily.
There will be school-wide activities throughout the year that will offer our students a chance to be physically active and/or try new healthy foods together. The Student Leadership Team will be planning these events as well as evaluating our school practices on health and wellness. We will also have a Healthy Kids Club before- or after-school which will offer non-competitive physical activities, serve a healthy snack and review daily health messages.
As principal, I will be promoting a Healthy Daily announcement and periodic newsletters to encourage students to choose healthy foods and increase physical activity. Please support what students are learning at school by offering healthy choices at home and being physically active with your children as much as possible!
Home Run Hustle
This year’s biggest fundraiser is happening NOW! Get in on the action and start collecting those donations from friends and family until October 4th!
ALL proceeds from the Homerun Hustle go directly back to Havel! All of your support helps to make Havel the best place for your child to learn and grow!
You can collect money! Cash or checks made payable to Havel Elementary, can be turned in to the school throughout the month of September. You can collect donations online!
Please visit: www.getmovinfundhub.com to set up your child’s pledge page and begin collecting donations immediately! It is a fast and easy to collect donations and share on
social media. So start spreading the word today! This is a secure website to allow for credit cards donations as well…how cool is that?! (please note the link on the flyer that went home was incorrect. the correct link is listed above.)
$15,000: Mrs. Tepper dyes her hair... the school voted and it will be half blue and half green!
$20,000: Gaga Pit
Fundraising Incentives: If your child raises...
$10: Havel Lanyard
$50: Baseball Keychain
$125: Bubble Soccer with Mrs. Langlois
$200: Bowling with Mrs. Tepper
$300: Principal for the Day
In addition to the Fundraising Incentives, we will once again have basket raffles donated by our amazing staff!
Please contact Mrs. Langlois with any questions regarding the fundraiser at: Roberta.Langlois@uticak12.org
Policy On Personal Items
Any cell phones must be turned off and out of view
during school hours or while on the bus OR IT WILL BE
CONFISCATED and an adult must come up to school to pick it up.
Students should NOT bring toys, game boys,
Nintendo DS or any hand-held electronic games, CD
players, MP3 or IPods, PDA’s, memorabilia, special
cards or other collectible or expensive items to
Havel Elementary School is not responsible for
personal items that are lost or damaged.
Such items will be collected and kept in the office. A
parent must come and retrieve any items they wish
to have returned.
The past two years we have done an all school tye-dye event where everyone created their own shirt that they wore at our monthly crew meetings. In lieu of sending in a white t-shirt, this year our staff Is asking for families to purchase a grade level specific crew shirt for $7.00 a shirt. These shirts will be worn monthly during our crew cross-grade level meetings. Everyone will have a black shirt, but the color of the student created design Is specific to each grade level team. Please see the list of colors that are assigned to each grade below. Order forms (posted below) are due Friday, September 13th. **6th grade families this shirt will also be their graduation shirt for the 2020 class. Your order form is slightly different than the one attached. Please email the office if you need an additional copy.**