Hawley Highlights

PTA Newsletter - March 2017

Put These Dates on Your Calendar

3/2/17 - Board of Finance Meeting

3/13-17/17 - Book Fair

3/14/17 - Early Dismissal (Staff Development)

3/15-16/17 - Early Dismissal (Conferences)

3/23/17 - S.T.E.A.M. Night for 3rd & 4th Graders

3/24/17 - PTA General Meeting

3/29/17 - 2nd Grade Math Night

4/4/17 - Bingo Night

4/5/17 - 2 hr. Delay (Staff Development)

4/10-14/17 - Schools Closed

4/27/17 - Father's Club (Bird houses)

4/28/17 - Father Daughter Dance

4/29/17 - Father's Club Car Wash (rain date 4/30/17)

5/6/17 - Mother/Son Bluefish Game

5/19/17 - 2 hr. Delay (Staff Development)

5/26/17 - Field Day

Important Budget Information

As you've seen in the past, your voice can have powerful results when our town boards are determining whether or not they will support a budget and/or issue.


Tomorrow night, our Board of Finance has on their agenda:

  • "Discussion and possible action" on both the Board of Selectman 2017-2018 Budget and the Board of Education 2017-2018 Budget.


To see our Board of Education's Requested Operational Plan 2017-2018, click here.


Please consider reaching out to our BOF members to voice your opinion. You can email all board members by clicking here.


Other upcoming events and dates to keep in mind:

Legislative Council Meeting 3/23/17 (NYA will be offering open gym for kids for $5)


If you are not able to attend a meeting, please consider sending an email to the boards or council.


Legislative Council click here

International Night

THANK YOU to everyone who came last night and took part in our International Night. A special shout out to Laura Brennan, Cathy Hall, and their team of volunteers who helped make it a great night for our families.

After School Activities

THANK YOU to everyone who volunteered their time to help make our 2017 After School Activities a success. We couldn't do this without you!

S.T.E.A.M. Night for 3rd & 4th Graders

Hawley STEAM Night for our 3rd & 4th graders is Thursday, March 23, 2017 from 6:00-7:30 PM. More information to come! (Snow date April 20th)

Math Night for 2nd Graders

2nd Grade Math Night will take place on Wednesday, March 29th from 6:00 - 7:00 PM in the Multi-Purpose Room. A flyer with more details was sent home with all 2nd graders.

Book Fair Volunteers Needed

Be on the lookout for an email later this week asking for help with our Book Fair. Thanks, in advance, for any help you can offer.


Contact Jenn Padilla at jennrp1980@aol.com with questions.

Musical Instrument Petting Zoo for 4th Graders

Reed Intermediate School's Performing Arts Department invites you to their Instrument Petting Zoo on March 27th (snow date March 28th) from 6:00 - 8:00 PM. Click here for more details.

Father Daughter Dance Committee Needs YOU!

We're looking for parents to help with the planning for this year's Father-Daughter Dance. Please contact Tracy Galassi (GalassiT@newtown.k12.ct.us) if you are interested. Thank you!

Mother/Son Bluefish Game

Join us on May 6th at 6:15 for our Mother/Son Bluefish Game! Details will be coming home prior to April break.

Math Superstars

Keep sending your worksheets in!!


We are behind schedule by about 50%...but we have faith in these brilliant Math Superstars!


Keep on going. You will get there.


REMINDER: The program has just started for the Kindergarten classes. The first form was due on 2/17/17, but you can catch up and begin anytime. If you haven’t signed up yet, it’s not too late. Just send in your registration form (which is found with all the worksheets on the Hawley Website under Parents/PTA/Math Superstars.)


A few things to remember:


  • The worksheets must be downloaded each week from the Hawley website.
  • This is very casual- Due dates are flexible.
  • You can hand in more than 1 worksheet at a time, skip a week, whatever works for your child.
  • If your child is enjoying this program, just have all the worksheets handed in by early May so they can be recognized at the year-end assembly and with a small prize.



Thank you for your support in building Math Superstars!


Contact me with any questions @ teebarr@charter.net

Thank you.

Theresa Diaspro


Click here for Link to Registration Form