Hawk Weekly

September 9th-14th

Great 1st Week!

Havel Hawks,

WOW!! What a fantastic first week of the 2019-2020 school year! From an amazing first day clap in to smooth arrival and dismissals, our community continues to work together to support each other for the good of our students! Thank you, thank you, thank you for trusting us with your child, for working through establishing the routines and procedures of arrival/entering the building, exiting/dismissal, pick up, breakfast, lunchtime, recess, and more!!! If you ever have any questions, please feel welcome to call our office staff at 586-797-5200 or email them at officehavel@uticak12.org. I look forward to seeing everyone this Tuesday, September 10th at 6:30 for our Open House.

Have a wonderful week,

Mrs. Tepper

Open House- Tuesday, September 10th

This Tuesday, September 10th at 6:30 is our school wide open house. Parents will begin by meeting in the gym and will then be dismissed to go to their child's classroom for a presentation by their teacher. This presentation will give you an overview of the classroom routines, procedures, expectations, curriculum, and more. We look forward to seeing everyone Tuesday evening!

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!

Collecting Donations

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.)

School Incentives:

$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

School Day Times

The first day will be from 9:00-12:04.

Regular school hours are 9:00-3:50 daily.

School starts at 9:00 am daily. Students can be dropped off no sooner than 8:50 am. Parents with students arriving earlier should plan to use the services of SACC. Students arriving after 9:00 am will be marked “tardy.” On early dismissal days, students are dismissed at 12:04 pm. Regular school days are dismissed at 3:50 pm.

If you need to change your regular arrangements for your child (i.e. being picked up vs. going home on the bus), please be sure your child has a note. If need be, you can call the office and we will get a message to your child. Please be sure you contact the office before 3:30 pm.


Remember ... it is very important that you report your child’s absences to the school. The attendance line answering machine is on 24 hours a day for your convenience.

The Attendance Line number is: (586) 797-5299

Please indicate when you call: Your child’s name, teacher’s name, & the reason for the absence.

Early Arrival

Our UCS parent and student handbook states, “general supervi-sion begins 10 minutes before the start of school.” At Havel, that means students should arrive at school no earlier than 8:50 am. Students should not come to school before this time, unless en-rolled in School Age Child Care (SACC). Since there is no super-vision on the playground before school, students should not use the playground equipment. Teachers will allow students to enter assigned doors at 8:50 am and supervise them until school be-gins at 9:00 am.

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.

September Dates To Know

10th- Open House/Curriculum Night 6:30

17th- HVL Meeting 4:15 In The Science Room

20th-27th- Book Fair Week In Media Center

27th- Picture Day

Picture Day

Picture Day is Friday, September 27th. Order forms will be coming home soon, but if you like you can also order online at http://kaiserstudio.com/order-pictures.html. The online code is HAVEL2019.

Crew Shirts

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.**

Meeting With Teachers/Staff

Parents will not be allowed back into the classroom during school hours, 8:40 am - 3:50 pm, to drop off any forgotten items or to meet with a teacher unless you have an appointment scheduled. The teachers will provided a list of volunteers and appointments to the office staff.

It is my expectation the during instruction time teachers are face to face with students and making the most of their instructional minutes. To that regard we will not be pulling students out of class or calling down to the classroom for misc. items and messages.

Forgotten items will be placed on the grey bookshelf across from the gym and teachers will be emailed a message for child to grab their item when the teacher determines an appropriate time to leave the classroom. Thank you for helping us maintain our educational environment within the classroom.

Safety and Security Protocol Reminders

All adults must show photo identification prior to entering the building. Upon entering you must report directly to the office. Parents will not be allowed into the interior of the building unless they have a scheduled appointment with a staff member.

Additionally, we do not call students down for any forgotten items. We have a "Remember This" bookshelf that parents can place the item on and the students will be sent by their classroom teacher to retrieve the item once they have a break in their instruction.

Please note that while we are full of excitement and anticipation for the start of the school year, the first day of school is no exception to our safety and security protocol. If you do not have business in the front office we are asking that you remain outside of the building. Similar to last year staff members will be on duty outside the front doors to answer any questions parents may have.



Breakfast will be available to all students starting at 8:40 AM until 9:00 AM. The cost is $1.40 and .30 for students who qualify for the reduced program.


Students may either bring their own lunch to school or purchase a lunch. Elementary lunches with milk will be $2.75, milk and fruit juice is $.45

Student Lunch Hours

AIM & Kindergarten: 11:50-12:20

1st-3rd: 12:00-12:40

4th through 6th: 12:05 – 12:45

It is very important that students who wish to purchase hot lunch order the day before. All lunches are ordered from the kitchen at Henry Ford II High School. They prepare enough lunches based on the count taken the day before. Please discuss the menu with your child and make sure he/she will eat it before they order. Menus are available on line, please click on the link below to see what we are serving in September.