Hawkins Elementary Newsletter

February 8, 2019

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About Us

Start Time: 8:47

End Time: 3:50

Tardy Time: 8:50

Fax Number: 810-299-3910

Lunch Times:

JK/Kindergarten - 11:40-12:00

1st grade - 12:10-12:30

2nd grade -12:40-1:00

4th grade - 1:10-1:30

3rd grade - 1:40-2:00

From the Principal

Dear Hawkins Families!

Don't forget to turn in all of your hearts for our January/February Kindness Challenge!!! Our goal is 4500 and we are halfway there! We only have 3 weeks left of this month to get the other half in. Please help us!

Our kindergarten round up is just around the corner! Hawkins and Spencer will hold their round up on Tuesday, February 19 from 6:30-8:00. Hornung and Hilton will be holding their round up on Tuesday, February 26 from 6:30-8:00. The purpose of this night is to register your child for JK or Kindergarten, learn about our curriculum, meet some of our staff members, and walk around our school. We are all very excited to welcome our new families! Please check out the flyer below.

Lastly, thank you to all of the parents who came to Hawkins today for the Parents are Partners in Literacy Learning Group. We had a huge turnout. I will be sharing the information presented in a separate email shortly.

Enjoy your weekend everyone!

Basia Kiehler

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Girls on the Run for 3rd and 4th Grade Girls

Hi Hawkins Families!

My name is Morgan Bridgewater, and for those of you who do not know me, I am a new first grade teacher here at Hawkins! Not only is this my second year teaching, but it is also my second year coaching Girls on The Run (GOTR)!

GOTR is a curriculum based program that is about SO much more than running. It envisions a world where every girl knows and activates her limitless potential and is free to boldly pursue her dreams! Included in the program is a ten week training for a 5k, along with a curriculum promoting competence, confidence, character, and so much more!

We will be holding practices after school on Mondays and Wednesdays at Hawkins from 4:00-5:30pm starting on March 4th, and running until May 15th. We will end the season with a 5k that everyone is welcome to run/walk/skip on Saturday, May 11th. Registration is officially open, and will end on February 22nd. Scholarships are available (please contact info@girlsontherunsemi.com for more information). To register your child for GOTR, please click here.

Coaching along with me will be Betsy Schmidt (4th grade teacher at Hawkins) and Heather Graves (2nd grade teacher at Hawkins)! If you are a parent interested in volunteer coaching, please reach out to me at bridgewaterm@brightonk12.com.

I am so excited to be a part of Girls on the Run again this year, and cannot wait to empower and run with your girls after school.

-Morgan Bridgewater

Mark Your Calendar

2/11 - Buffalo Wild Wings Spirit Bracket Challenge

2/12 - Spring Picture Day

2/13 - Hungry Howie's Pizza Night

2/19 - Kindergarten Round Up

2/22 - PTO Hawkins Family STEAM Night

2/27 - PTO Meeting

3/8 - No School - End of 2nd Trimester

3/13 - Hungry Howie's Pizza Night

3/15 - Special Interest Day

3/25 - 3/29 - Spring Recess

4/10 - Hungry Howie's Pizza Night

4/19 - No School for students

Important Updates

Spring Pictures

LIfetouch will be at Hawkins on February 12th for Spring Pictures. Order forms will be going home this Friday, February 1st. PLEASE NOTE, only those students who return the order form on picture day will be photographed.
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Maltby Parent Meeting - Incoming 5th Graders

Malltby would like to invite parents of incoming 5th grade students to a PARENT ONLY MEETING at Maltby on FEBRUARY 28TH from 6:30 pm until 8:00 pm. We hope you will plan on joining us for a very informational meeting that evening.

Buffalo Wild Wings Spirit Bracket Challenge

Hawkins Elementary will be competing in the Buffalo Wild Wings Spirit Bracket Challenge. On Monday February 11th, B-Dubs will donate 20% of all sales from guests that present a

Spirit Challenge Ticket to their server. Tickets will be coming home in your child's Friday folder. If Hawkins wins the challenge on February 11th, we will move on to round 2!!

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Exercise Bike Needed

Hawkins is looking for a used exercise bike. If you have one that you are interested in donating one please call the Hawkins office at (810)299-3900.

PTO News

PTO News


S.T.E.A.M Night

The event is free!!

Friday, February 22nd. 5:30pm-8:30pm!

Great Maker Race is back again this year! Plus many more hands on STEAM activities!

*Pizza and Jack’s Custard will be available purchase.

We are still in need of donations and volunteers. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080b44acaf2aa1fb6-steamnight


Keep up to date on the latest Hawkins happenings. School events, dates, times, paperwork, volunteering, etc. https://www.facebook.com/HawkinsElementaryPTO/

OUTDOOR CLASSROOM Volunteers and donations!

Please consider volunteering or donating to this amazing space. Our kids will be so excited to see it being taken care of by our GREEN TEAM! Check out the following sign up https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080B44ACAF2AA1FB6-outdoor

In order to volunteer at the school you must fill out the following form. It is all online and takes two minutes.







We are Jordan & Amy Moss, our son just started Junior Kindergarten we are very excited to be a part of the Hawkins family! We are a husband and wife real estate team and live right here in Brighton. We specialize in marketing and buying/selling homes. With our expert negotiating skills we’ve had a lot of success helping clients sell high and even buy low in this tough market! We love helping homebuyers find the home of their dreams and continue to be there every step of the way, ensuring a smooth process the whole way through. If you have any questions about buying or selling your next home or would like a free market analysis to know what your current home is worth, please give us a call, we’re here to help!


Thank you,

Amy & Jordan

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Ski Club

Ski Club will run from Tuesday February 12th and Wednesday February 13th for 3 weeks ending on Tuesday February 26th and Wednesday February 27th.

So what does that mean to you......we are really going to NEED PARENT VOLUNTEER'S to make Both Days Work!

Here are some of the Basics:

**We are starting out with 3 Weeks, we are going to try and fit in 6 weeks (Weather Permitting) but we are starting with 3.

**Skiing is going to be from 5:00pm - 10:00pm with Check In From 5:00pm - 6:00pm (No you don't have to show up at Exactly that TIME to check in but it would be helpful.

**Two Parent Volunteers will have to be present for the full duration ( We are breaking it up into 2 hour shifts, Sign Up Genius Link provided below)

**These rates aren't for Students Alone, ANY Parents, Siblings, Cousins, Friends or Grandparents who would like to Ski with you on these dates can get these rates as long as you Purchase them under You...ie in ONE CHECK.

** Checks for the FULL Amount (Including Lessons and Equipment if needed) need to be sent in by Monday, February 11th ( yes, that explains the rush I mentioned earlier) There will be boxes located in the Main office of the schools for your Student to deposit the checks into ( Don't worry the awesome office staff will direct your students should they need help).

**Payment - Please Make Checks Out To Brighton Area Schools For The Full Amount Of All your Lift Tickets plus any Rentals or Lessons. The School in Turn Will Pay Mt. Brighton with One Check .


Number of lift tickets and the names for the lift tickets each week:

Number of ski rental:

Number of snowboard rental:

Number of helmet rental:

Number of ski lessons and what week(s) you will want them:

Number of snowboard lessons and what week(s) you will want them:

Which day of the week you will be attending (Tues or Weds):


SIGN UP GENIUS LINK - https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040E4CAAAA23AA8-brighton


Purpose: To Provide Discounted Lift Tickets, Equipment Rental And Group Lessons For Brighton Students

Organization: The Club Is Ran By Parent Volunteers And Is Not Affiliated With Brighton Area Schools.

Volunteers: We Must Have Volunteer Parents At Each Event. It’s More Fun In A Group.

Parents: The Club Will Only Be Successful With Your Help. Please Volunteer

Rates: Lift Tickets: $26 (discounted from $42) Equipment Rentals: $15 (discounted from $30)

Helmet Rental: $5 (discounted from $8) 1 Hour Group Lesson: $10 (discounted from $20/hr)

Number Of Events: The Discounted Rates Are Based On 6+ Visits. Because Of The Clubs Late Start, Mt. Brighton Has Agreed That 3 Visits Will Fulfill The Commitment.

Days Of Events: Mt. Brighton Has Availability On Tuesday And Wednesday Evenings.

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