Hazelwood School News

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Principal Message - June 1, 2016

Happy June 1st!!!

As we near the close of the 2015-2016 school year, I would like to share some friendly reminders. The month of June is very busy. Classroom teachers will be closing out ELA and Math assessments, meeting to discuss 2016-2017 class rosters, and participating in many school activities. Please continue to discuss with your child the importance of making good choices and continue to give their best effort. The school year is not complete and teachers expectations have not changed.

Thank you to the families that have re-registered. The district appreciates your cooperation. Please click on the link below for additional information:

Letter from Dr. Madison, Schools Superintendent


Re-registration Hours and Locations

  • Wednesday, June 1st - 6:00pm to 9:00pm - Middlesex High School Library
  • Thursday, June 2nd - 7:00am to 9:30am - Von E. Mauger School
  • Friday, June 3rd - 7:00am to 9:30am - Watchung School
  • Tuesday, June 7th - 7:00am to 9:30am - Parker School
  • Wednesday, June 8th - 7:00am to 9:30am - Middlesex High School Board of Education Room

The final twelve days of school will go quickly. Please continue to follow our school journey on Twitter (@Hwood_Pride) or Instagram (Hwood_Pride). As always if you should have a question or concern, please do not hesitate to contact your child's classroom teacher or myself via email Gianchigliar@middlesex.k12.nj.us or phone (732) 317-6000 ext. 24602.

Hwood Pride!!!

Rich Gianchiglia


PS - We will begin early dismissal days on Monday, June 13th. We will have early dismissal days through the week. The last day of school is Thursday, June 16th!

School Mission Statement

At Hazelwood Elementary School we believe…….

  • All students can and will learn in a nurturing school environment where collaboration and exploration is encouraged and will foster a lifelong love of learning.

  • Positive relationships are vital for student success. Our school doors will always be open to assist our families to ensure our students are growing academically, emotionally, and socially.

  • Hazelwood students will become confident, compassionate, respectful, and committed to making a difference not only in the classrooms and hallways of our school, but in our wonderful community of Middlesex Borough.

Thank You Hwood Parents - Community Input Meeting #4

Thank you to the parents that attended the Community Input Meeting on Thursday, May 26th. I hope that you found the meeting informative and realize your input is valuable. Thank you!!!

Please click the link below for additional information!

In Cased You Missed It...


Arrival and Dismissal Procedures

Student safety is our number one priority. Please click the link below to review our arrival and departure procedures.


Just a friendly reminder that student supervision does not begin until 8:30am. For parents or guardians that work, the district does offer Before Care which begins at 7:00am and After Care which goes to 6:00pm. The district also offers breakfast starting at 8:10am.

If you would like for your child to attend our breakfast program, please walk your child to the front door beginning at 8:10am and a staff member will bring your child to breakfast. Please click the links below for information regarding Before and After Care and April's breakfast menu.

Before and After Care Information


May Breakfast Menu


Summer Time = Reading Time!

Please continue to read with your child. Classroom teachers have worked really hard to cultivate and promote a love of reading. The goal should be twenty minutes a day. The positives of reading everyday are to great to list, so here are some ideas to get the ball rolling:

Get Set for Summer Reading With These 5 "Raise a Reader" Must-Do's


Be A Reading SuperHero - 2016 Summer Reading Book List


Get Everybody Reading This Summer!


What is Summer Reading Loss?


Also remember the Middlesex Public Library has a great summer reading program and the district will be sending information out soon about the Scholastic Challenge for those families that may travel often during the summer. Please make reading a priority this summer and defeat the summer slide!!!

School Counselor's Corner

Please do not hesitate to reach out to our awesome School Counselors with any questions or concerns!

Mrs. Kauffman

Email - Kauffmanl@middlesex.k12.nj.us

Monday's and Thursday's

Mrs. Franciscus

Email - Franciscusj@middlesex.k12.nj.us

Tuesday's and Friday's

June 2016 Newsletter!


Hazelwood School PTO News

Congrats to the 2016-2017 PTO Executive Board Members:

  • Co-Presidents - JoJo Lyerly and Lisa Zamora
  • Vice President - Candace Acker
  • Secretary - Kristina Zaccone
  • Treasurer - Lisa Zamora
  • School Parent - Lenora Metz
  • Yearbook Editor - Alison Manko

Chair Person and Event/Activity Leaders:

  • Beautification - Diane DiLello
  • School Sign - Maddalena Conahan
  • Box Tops - Jamie D'Angelo
  • Third Grade Liaison - Holly Adamski
  • Trunk or Treat - Stephanie Pasquarelli and Danielle Carr
  • Gertrude Hawk - Caterina Caruso
  • Ice Cream Social - Catherine Biondi
  • Baking Coordinator - Christine Hildebrand
  • Book Fair - TBA
  • Kid Stuff - Alison Manko

Congrats to all and I look forward to working with a great group of individuals!!!

The PTO is looking for parent volunteers (7 to 9 more adults) to assist with field day! If interested please contact the PTO via email at - hwoodhuskies@gmail.com!!!


  • Please join Shoparoo!!! It is an easy way to earn money for our school! Thank you to the families that have signed up!!! For more information please click link...http://goo.gl/bruw13

Contact Us!!!

Got fundraising or event ideas? We want to know!!! Contact us at hwoodhuskies@gmail.com

Shout-Out Board!!!

Ms. Cerebe - For always going above and beyond! Red Nose Day was awesome and the students, faculty, and staff enjoyed the day!!! Also thank you for sharing your classes journey on Twitter at @MsCerebe

Ms. Avallone, Mrs. Melick, Mrs. Ianiero, Mrs. Ballinger, and Mrs. Kauffman - For assisting Ms. Cerebe is organizing Red Nose Day!!! Always impressed by the teamwork!!!

Ms. Cerebe, Ms. Avallone, Ms. Palchanes, and Mrs. Ballinger - For a great 1st Grade Family Day!!! The event was well organized and everyone had a great time!!! Great job!!!

Ms. Valente, Mr. Macmath, and Mrs. Rettino - Great job organizing and planning the 3rd Grade Field Day! Students made new friends and enjoyed the day!!!

Renee Nicolay, April Matula, Jennifer Sneddon, LeeAnn Defino, and Lisa Zamora - For volunteering your time to assist with the Bike Rodeo. Thank you!!!

Renee Nicolay, Jennifer McAllister, Jeanine Piselli, Nancy Probst, Nadine Ussia - For volunteering your time to assist with the 3rd Grade Field Day!!! Students had a blast!!! Thank you!!!

Stay Connected! No Excuses!!!

Follow our school journey on social media:

Twitter: @Hwood_Pride

Instagram: Hwood_Pride

School Blog: https://hwoodpride.wordpress.com

Library Blog: https://hwoodlibrary.wordpress.com/

School Web Page: http://www.middlesex.k12.nj.us

Please sign-up to receive Honeywell Alerts for school closings or emergencies. Information for signing up can be found at https://instantalert.honeywell.com/

Stay Connected! No Excuses!!!

Important Information and Dates

Breakfast Menu - June 2016


Lunch Menu - June 2016


Teacher Request Letter

District Crisis Management Letter



Wednesday, June 1st - Moms At Play - 2:00pm to 3:00pm (K-3)

*** Information went home on May 11th.

*** Click here for flyer - https://www.smore.com/ezpa8-moms-at-play

*** Rain Date - Thursday, June 2nd

Wednesday, June 1st - General PTO Meeting - 7:00pm - Library

Monday, June 6th - 3rd Grade Visit to VEM - 9:15am to 11:30am

Friday, June 10th - 3rd Grade Bowling Trip and Lunch

Monday, June 13th - Early Dismissal Day - 1:00pm

Monday, June 13th - Hazelwood School Field Day - 9:00am to 11:30am

*** Rain Date - Tuesday, June 14th

Tuesday, June 14th - Early Dismissal Day - 1:00pm

Wednesday, June 15th - Early Dismissal Day - 1:00pm

Wednesday, June 15th - 3rd Grade Breakfast and Time Capsule - Library - 8:45am to 10:15am

Wednesday, June 15th - End of the Year Party!!! - 10:30am to 11:30am - Multi Purpose Room

*** Interactive Dance Party - Theme is RESPECT - DJ Reggie Williams

*** Click for a sample of DJ Reggie's show - https://youtu.be/OKbKHmI1aKw

Thursday, June 16th - 3rd Grade Moving Up Ceremony - 12:00pm - Multi Purpose Room

*** Information will be sent home soon

Thursday, June 16th - Last Day of School - Early Dismissal - 1:00pm

Rich Gianchiglia, Principal

It is an honor and privilege to be part of an awesome school and community! I love coming to work everyday!

"Once a Husky, Always a Husky!"

Hwood Pride!!! #Allin4Hwood