- Saturday, November 7, 2015 at 9:57 am
Students in different grade levels were matched up in small groups or pairs to read their favorite fall or Halloween stories at Hawley Elementary School on Friday, October 30, by flashlight, with the lights turned off in the classrooms.
The reading event was the first at the school, according to Hawley lead teacher Keri Snowden.
“We wanted a way to celebrate, but in a way that supports what we are doing in the school,” said Ms Snowden.
- Friday, June 26, 2015 at 10:23 am
Karen Smiley, left, was escorted by her daughter Lauren and son Andrew to look at art on display for Hawley Elementary School's Art Show, held on Thursday, June 11.
- Sunday, June 14, 2015 at 8:53 am
Hawley Elementary School students Sam Kirshner, left, and Piper Feli participated in a Beach Ball Relay station during Hawley Elementary School’s Field Day on May 29. The station challenged participants to hold hands while not touching a beach ball, which was snuggled between the participants while they raced.
- Friday, May 29, 2015 at 3:18 pm
Throughout the day on Wednesday, May 13, Hawley Elementary School students were visited by therapy dogs, handlers, and representatives of Charlotte’s Litter.
Charlotte’s Litter is a Newtown Kindness program that was founded by her parents to honor Charlotte Helen Bacon, who loved dogs and lost her life on 12/14, and the support that her family and friends received from local comfort and therapy dogs.
- Saturday, May 23, 2015
Hawley Elementary School Principal Christopher Moretti welcomed the assembled students on Monday, May 4, to the fourth grade’s Spring Concert.
The fourth graders, Mr Moretti told the rest of the student body, had worked hard for the performance, and would go on to present the Spring Concert for family and friends during the evening of Wednesday, May 6.
- Sunday, March 22, 2015
Hawley Elementary School third and fourth grade students and their parents visited different stations set up in the school’s gymnasium on Wednesday, March 4, for the school’s first STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) Night.
The event was sponsored by the school’s PTA and overseen by Hawley math/science specialist Jenna Connors.
“I hope this is the first of many,” said Ms Connors, with groups of people at each station around the room.
- Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 8:57 am
There was bouncing, laughing, hugging, and dancing happening at Hawley Elementary School on Friday, February 20. As staff members announced over the school’s loudspeaker, Hawley’s first “Feel Good Friday Dance Party” was underway.
- Wednesday, December 31, 2014
As students, staff, and a few parents filed into the gymnasium for a Kindness Assembly at Hawley Elementary School, Tuesday, December 23, a slide show of artwork by various students in grades K through 4 flashed on the screen set up on the stage. Colorful drawings depicted each student’s vision of what kindness means to him or her.
“Kindness looks like friends playing,” was scrawled across one drawing. “Kindness is sharing,” another child wrote, an expression that was echoed by many of the other artists.
- Friday, June 6, 2014
The wail of police sirens, radio announcements (in oddly young voices) to “Pull over and put your hands up!” and the honking of fire truck horns that carried out to Church Hill Road from behind Hawley School, Friday, May 30 was no cause for alarm. It was all part of the fun of Hawley School Field Day, with Officer McGowan of the Newtown Police Department and Hook &d Ladder Company volunteer fire fighters Daniel Tomascek and Tarren Horvath educating Newtown’s youngest citizens on the roles of Newtown emergency departments.
- Friday, May 30, 2014
During Hawley Elementary School’s annual art show, held this year on Wednesday, May 14, works created by kindergarten through fourth grade students went on display and the school was opened for visiting students and family members.
“We made those!” one student said.
Down one hallway another student pointed and exclaimed, “There’s mine!”