Hawkins Happenings

June 9, 2023

Hawkins Elementary

Drop Off 8:55

Start Time: 9:07

First Bell: 9:01

Second Bell: 9:07

End Time 3:57

Breakfast begins at 8:50

Lunch Times (Recess Follows)

JK/K 11:15-11:35

1st 11:45 - 12:05

2nd 12:15 - 12:35

3rd 12:45 - 1:05

4th 1:15 - 1:35


6/13 - 4th Grade Farewell

6/14 - 4th Grade Talent Show 9:30 am

6/14 - 4th Grade Clap Out 3:00 pm

6/14 - Last Day of School - Dismissal 12:50


Happy Friday Hawkins Families,

I can’t believe I am writing my Friday notes for the final newsletter of the school year. This has been an amazing year. Our test scores show it, parent comments show it, and all of the smiling children’s faces show it. We have had our bumps, but I feel that we have worked through it together. We added 13 new staff members this year, and I don’t feel like we missed a beat. I am so proud of the entire Hawkins family, and can’t wait to see what the future holds. I want to give a huge thank you to our PTO and for all of the parents that stepped up to make all of our events this year amazing. I would also like to thank the PTO and all the parent volunteers who helped make field day a great day for Hawkins students. We will take some time to relax and recharge, and come back ready to make next year the best year ever. We have a lot going on next week, please keep close track of your classroom newsletters for details. A safety reminder that neighbors, friends or family members need your tag to pick up, if not they will be sent to the office to have their ID run. If you have medicine at school please pick it up before the last day of school. Any leftover medication will be discarded. A few reminders from the transportation:

  • Please take home items from your locker before the last day of school. On the last day everything must fit in your lap.

  • No guest riders after school

  • No glass items on the bus

  • No animals or “class pets” on the bus

Have a wonderful summer, email me anytime if you have questions. I will reach out to all of you again when I return in August.

Mr. McAuliffe

Last Day of School - 1/2 Day

June 14th is the last day of school. It is a half day. Dismissal time is 12:50 pm.
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End of Year Medication Pick-Up

!! End of Year Medication Pick-Up !!

Student medication(s) must be picked up by dismissal time on June 14th. Controlled medication(s) must be picked up by a parent/guardian on file. Any medication not picked up will be discarded.

Hawkins' Paras are Rock Stars!

Hawkins para professionals are a group of multi-tasking, educational rock stars who live to inspire and love to encourage our students. THANKS FOR ALL YOU DO AT HAWKINS!
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Peer to Peer Kona Ice Celebration

Last week, Peer to Peer students participated in an end of the year celebration with a Kona Shaved Ice party. Peer to Peer Support is a program wherein students receive training that will allow them to facilitate positive outcomes in the school experience of a peer with specific learning and/or social needs. This year, Hawkins had 250 students participate!!
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Summer of Fun

Keep students engaged in learning over the summer. The Michigan Learning Channel’s 8-week summer program has everything kids need to continue building their brains and learning key concepts that will help them succeed in school. From junior kindergarten to 6th grade, each grade has 2-3 hours of video lessons per week, plus a fun and interactive activity book. Local events and special broadcasts around our 8 weekly themes help pique kids’ interest. All programs are available on broadcast television and on-demand online.

Each building will have a limited number of activity books available for interested families (or they can be downloaded/printed at home). They will be able to be picked up in the main office during the last week of school or the first week of summer.

Summer of Fun Flyer

Summer of Fun Website: Detailed info, weekly schedule, sign up for weekly emails, download the activity book

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Kids Read Now

BAS is partnering with Kids Read Now to mail eight free books to each current kindergartener over the summer. Books that they can keep forever! Kindergarten families will be receiving a postcard in the mail soon from Kids Read Now, and their first book will be sent out the 3rd week of June.

Books will arrive every 8-10 days and will include a discovery sheet on the inside cover with activities and instructions on how to report each book read. Students who read and report each book will receive a certificate and an additional book in the Fall. Weekly tips and reminders will be sent to each student’s primary contact (as listed in Parent Connect). Please see the parent guide for more information on the program, including how to join the Kids Read Now parent portal, report books, and access additional resources.

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Attention 4th Grade Parents - Maltby Info

Attention, 4th Grade Families! Mark your calendars!

Maltby Intermediate 5th Grade Orientation is scheduled for August 22nd, and 6th Grade Orientation is scheduled for August 23rd. Both will run from 9am to 1pm in an Open House format, so you will not need to be here the whole time. School pictures will be taken that day for the yearbook as well as ID badges, so have your student picture day ready! This is also when your student will receive their teacher, schedule, and locker assignments, and be able to purchase Maltby gear as well as pre-order the 2023-2024 Maltby yearbook. We look forward to seeing you there!

4th Grade Mini Society

Hawkins 4th graders showcased their entrepreneurial skills during this week's Market Day Event. Students produced and sold goods and services in their classrooms. Market Day is the culminating event following their study of basic economic principles including consumers, producers, goods, services, supply, demand, scarcity, and opportunity cost to name a few. Students' families were invited to participate.
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Holiday Shop Customers

Take your family to visit historic Mackinac Island at a reduced cost. Each student may receive a coupon for a free ferry ride with Star Line – now known as Mackinac Island Ferry Company, to Michigan’s oldest State Park. To print a coupon for TWO free round trip child tickets, click on the flyer below and fill out the form.
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Treadmill Wanted

Hawkins is in need of a used treadmill. If you or anyone you know is looking to donate one, please contact Hawkins office at (810)299-3900. Thanks so much!
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2023 - 2024 Enrollment Window

Brighton Area Schools enrollment window for junior kindergarten and kindergarten is currently open. If you have an incoming kindergartener, please visit www.brightonk12.com/enrollment. If you are applying for school of choice, please be sure to click on the school of choice link, School of Choice, for information regarding the application process and school of choice widow. PLEASE NOTE...NEW STUDENT SCHOOL OF CHOICE IS LIMITED FOR JUNIOR KINDERGARTEN. APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED FROM 4/3/23 THROUGH 5/5/23 @ 3:00 PM.

Email/Phone Number and Address Changes

If you need to change a contact phone number or email address you can do so through Parent. Connect at https://www.brightonk12.com/Page/144

If you do not know your Parent Connect login information, please follow the instructions on the Brighton Area Schools website.

PLEASE NOTE: Address changes CANNOT be completed through Parent Connect. Address changes must be completed by filling out a change of address form along with 3 copies of proof of residency. Details are listed on the change of address form which is available by clicking on the link below. Since in person drop off is not an option at this time, forms can be scanned and emailed to samanij@brightonk12.com

Scout Morning Duty Raffle Winners

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