Havel Hawk News

v. 2.3

Dates to know:


22nd- Crew Meeting- Wear Your Tie Dye Shirt Today

25th- Snack Cart

26th- HVL Monster Mash

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

Weather Reminder

Michigan never disappoints! The fall weather has us in the 80's for two days and now we have below average temperatures. Please note, we have recess daily for our students and everyone is to be dressed for the weather. Students should come to school with hats, gloves, and a coat and don't forget to label everything!! UCS board policy states that students will not be allowed to go outside when the temperature is below 10 degrees including windchill. Unless it is single digits, we take the students out for fresh air and a brain break so make sure your child is adequately dressed!
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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)

Parking Lot Safety Expectation

Students are not allowed to walk unaccompanied through the parking lot to their car. We have had staff members get brushed by cars while walking in the parking lot or working the crosswalk, let alone car accidents that have occurred. I always tell our students that cars don’t look for kids, kids have to look for cars and we don’t go into the parking lot without an adult or high school aged sibling!

Additionally, please DO NOT walk between the busses. This presents another safety concern for our students and families.

Thank your for following this expectation for the safety of all of our students.

Halloween Costume Guidelines

All of us at Havel work diligently to teach children how to solve problems in a non-violent way. We do not want to see children dressed as perpetrators or victims of violence. This includes props and accessories related to blood, gore, and weapons. Parent, please monitor your child’s costume choices: Students wearing this type of costume will not be permitted to participate in the days events. (Please keep in mind we don’t want our youngest students frightened by gory or scary costumes. Those should absolutely be avoided.)

Our parade will be at 11:00 am on the outside playpad (weather permitting).

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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