- Thursday, May 8, 2014
Inside Hawley’s multipurpose room on Thursday, April 24, a colorful bench was placed before the room’s stage. The bench, multicolored and covered in words, is called The Friendship Bench.
In Hawley Elementary School’s most recent PTA newsletter, Hawley lead teacher Roxanne Melaragno wrote an explanation of how the bench came to the school.
- Friday, May 2, 2014
To cap a study of the United State government, Hawley Elementary School fourth grade students attended a presentation by two local lawyers on Thursday, April 24.
Elana Bertram, Esq, of Hawley Legal Resources, LLC, and Tara Dugo of Roberts Family Law in Darien both described the country’s judicial system and how it works for the students.
“Good morning fourth grade,” Hawley lead teacher Roxanne Melaragno said at the start of the presentation. “Today we have a very special program for you.”
- Wednesday, April 30, 2014
While the Board of Education interviewed Christopher Moretti for the position of principal of Hawley Elementary School in an executive session on April 29, a group of district personnel, Hawley staff members, and current principal Jo-Ann Peters Edmondson waited outside the Council Chambers at Newtown Municipal Center.
When the school board opened its session to the public, it unanimously voted to hired Mr Moretti for the position.
- Thursday, April 24, 2014
During “Hawley Loves To Read Week” author Sara Pennypacker stopped by on Tuesday, April 8, to speak to students about writing, her books, and her inspirations.
Ms Pennypacker’s published works include her Clementine series, Summer of the Gypsy Moths, Dumbstruck, The Amazing World of Stuart, Sparrow Girl and Pierre in Love.
- Thursday, April 17, 2014
Students in the Newtown Public School’s Music Department are preparing for upcoming spring concerts scheduled for each school.
The following is a recent listing released by the school district of the 2013 Spring Concert dates. Note some concerts are set to be presented at locations other than the school that will be performing.
The Newtown High School Composers’ Concert will kick off the spring concert season Wednesday, April 23, beginning at 7 pm at NHS.
- Tuesday, December 24, 2013
The Board of Education accepted the resignation of Hawley Principal Jo-Ann Peters-Edmondson during its meeting on Monday, December 23.
Ms Peters-Edmondson also sent a letter home to Hawley families the previous week to announce her decision.
- Friday, December 13, 2013
Hawley Elementary School Student Council members were ready on Friday, December 13, to hold doors and welcome fellow students to the school’s gymnasium for a special all-school sing-along.
For a month before the event, the entire school spread kindness through an initiative launched on November 14, according to Principal Jo-Ann Peters-Edmondson. In a letter sent home to parents, Ms Peters-Edmondson explained students read the book Have You Filled a Bucket Today, by Carol McCloud.
- Thursday, October 24, 2013
Volunteers from Ben’s Bells Newtown visited Hawley Elementary School for a Friday, October 18, evening event to create the ceramic and bell creations that are randomly distributed works of art.
Hawley School students and family members gathered in the school’s gymnasium for the event, and according to Hawley Principal Jo-Ann Peters, roughly 150 people signed up to participate.
- Friday, September 20, 2013
With the October 5 referendum on the town accepting state financial assistance to demolish the Sandy Hook School building and to design and build a new facility, the Board of Education took up a few related topics during its meeting on September 17.
“As we discussed at a couple of other meetings,” Business Director Ronald Bienkowski told the school board Tuesday evening, “we are interested in retrieving useful items from Sandy Hook School before it is demolished.”
- Friday, May 17, 2013
Hawley Elementary School’s annual art show, which features students’ artwork created throughout the school year, was held on Wednesday, May 1, and was open to all school family and friends.
Artwork on display for the evening ranged from “Shape Families” created by first grade students to “Papier Mache Anthropomorphic Animals,” shown, created by fourth grade students.