Havel Hawk News

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Dates to know:


31st- 1/2 Day 12:04 Dismissal

Halloween Parade- 11:00 am



1- Snack Cart

2nd- Bagel Day, End of 1st Marking Period & 4th Grade To Greenfield Village

4th- Daylight Savings Time- Fall Behind

6th- NO SCHOOL- Election Day

8th- Snack Cart

11th- Veterans Day

13th- Picture Retake Day & PM Conferences

15th- 1/2 day of School (12:04 dismissal), snack cart, Chuckie Cheese Restaurant Night

16th- HVL Turkey Bingo, Bagel Day

21st-23rd- No School- HAPPY THANKSGIVING

27th- 1st-5th grade music concert at Stevenson High School

Crew Meeting

What a fantastic 2nd crew meeting this week! The students did a making thinking visible routine where they shared what they do not like about crews, what excites them about crews, what suggestions they have, and what worries them. The crew committee will be looking at the student feedback to guide our other lesson plans and meetings.

We then watched a music video from High School Musical and discussed how each of us is different and unique and then created a leaf to represent our special talent, hobby, or fact. It was great to see students sharing with each other and leading the conversation!

1st Quarter Report Cards

During November, Havel will distribute reports cards electronically. The first marking period grades will be sent electronically to families after scheduled parent-teacher conferences at the end of the day on Friday, November 16, 2018.

To receive the report cards, parents will need to have a secure PowerSchool account. Parents who do not have access to a PowerSchool account will need to register for one prior to Friday, November 9. The report cards will then be automatically e-mailed to the address that is used to register the PowerSchool account. If you already have a PowerSchool account, you do not need to take any further action. The report card automatically will be sent to you electronically.

Please note that if you have students in junior high school and high school, the reports cards will be electronically sent by the end of the day, Friday, November 9, 2018.

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Text Messaging Service

Havel and Utica Community Schools have a service for parents who would like information texted directly to them. The texting service provides school news and announcements, district information such as emergency school closing situations, or updates issued from UCS departments, such as transportation. To join this system, please text “Y” to 67587.

Note – if you have previously registered for this system and are not receiving texts from our school or UCS, please contact the school office to ensure we have your most recent cell phone number is on file.

Music Concert News

The "Salute to Veterans" concert will be Tuesday, November 27th at Adlai Stevenson High School. Students in first and second grade will perform at 6:00 p.m. Students in third, fourth, and fifth grade will perform at 7:00 p.m. Don't forget to email Mrs. Murray pictures of your family members that have served or are serving in the military so she can honor them in the Havel Heroes Slide Show at the concert. (ann.murray@uticak12.org)

Halloween Parade Reminder

Our Halloween parade will begin at 11:00 am on Wednesday, October 31st on the kindergarten play pad. If the weather is yucky, we will be parading in the gym. Please be prepared with your ID (and tell any guests that may come to see the parade that they will need their ID as well) in order to enter the school. I am encouraging any parents who attend the parade to sign their child out immediately after and scoot out of the parking lot before dismissal. Thank you for helping us clear the parking lot for a safe dismissal for our busses.

Halloween Treats

All of our classrooms are peanut and tree nut safe. As is our building practice, no CANDY CONTAINING these ingredients will be allowed. I have attached a safe snack list for your reference. Please contact your child's teacher for specific items/food that may be needed for the party. HOMEMADE GOODS are not allowed in the classrooms. Thank you for helping us maintain a safe environment for all our students.

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