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  • Author Visits Hawley Elementary School

    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.

  • Newtown School Concert Dates

    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.

  • BOE Accepts Hawley Principal’s Retirement

    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.

  • Hawley Sing-Along Promotes Community

    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.

  • Ben’s Bells Event Held At Hawley

    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.

  • BOE Votes To Move Forward With SHS Asset Reclamation Efforts

    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.”

  • Hawley’s Annual Art Show Drew A Crowd

    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.

  • Hawley Kindergarteners Learn About ‘Fine Gardening’

    Stephanie Fagan, the art director of Fine Gardening, published by The Taunton Press, visited with Hawley Elementary School kindergarten students on Friday, April 26.

    In math/science specialist Jenna Connors’s room, the kindergarteners learned about the life cycle of plants, and planted their own seeds. Ms Fagan gave two presentations during the day.

  • Hawley Reading Lounge Now Open, Artwork Unveiled

    ­Newtown High School National Honor Society Art Committee member Michelle Rekofsky hung her contribution to Hawley Elementary School’s new Reading Lounge on Thursday, February 21.

  • Hawley PE Favorites Program Is A Hit

    A before school club at Hawley Elementary School has had students playing some gymnasium activity favorites.

    Hawley physical education (PE) teacher Doug Michlovitz said the PE Favorites program was offered in two sessions for both lower grades and older grades at the school. Both sessions were booked full of interested students.