This week is School Violence Awareness Week - the daily themes for this week are as follows: Monday- “We’re a Team”- Wear School Spirit Gear & School Colors (Navy Blue & Yellow) Tuesday- “Be A Hero”- Wear Superhero Themed Shirts (please refrain from props or headwear) Wednesday- “Unity Day” – Wear Orange (Unity Day was established to unite against bullying and unite for kindness. Orange was picked because it is powerful and vibrant. Learn more about Unity Day at https://www.pacer.org/bullying/nbpm/unity-day.asp) Thursday- “The Golden Rule”- Wear Gold (or yellow) Friday- “Give Violence the Boot”- Wear Boots
From the office of Matt Sprunger, School Social Worker: The next parent support group is happening on Thursday 10/1/20 at 7pm on Estate Planning & Special Needs Trusts. The link is below: Register in advance for this meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwkceqtrz0vG9ztg5N5I-OeUiaQpYU_XJua
Announcement: Regretfully, we are cancelling the August 2020 prom date due to the restrictions still in place. Please note we are scheduling a 2021 date; more to follow. 2020 Graduates will receive a letter with additional information. Thank you for your understanding, given this difficult decision.
TreeRing recognized Hawkswood School for being a TreeRing Green Yearbook School. Thanks to everyone who purchased 56 yearbooks in 2020; the nonprofit Trees for the Future will plant 56 trees in Hawkswood's name. We hope you all enjoy your yearbooks and remember how your purchase contributed to a better world each time you walk down memory lane!
During May, 2w learned about Paul Klee and his artistic style while also reviewing shapes and colors. Students learned how multiple shapes can be put together to form pictures and how an artist can use colors to help the viewer experience different emotions. The final activity was to use tangrams, colored shapes of varying sizes, to create a unique piece of art. Hope you enjoy the work!!!!
A Message from the Hawkswood Staff: We miss you, we cannot wait to see you!! Families - thank you for your outstanding work and partnership, always! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kOR6uyT0A3s
It is certainly a year to remember! Order your yearbook today! 😊👍 https://tr5.treering.com/validate School Passcode: 1013432490063305
TEACHER APPRECIATION ☺️ This week: May 4th - May 8th! An outpouring of thanks and appreciation to our AMAZING staff!
Let's Celebrate World Autism Day! Find some time to get outside at noon and blow bubbles; bubbles are a symbol of joy, hope and laughter. In the photo, Julia, who has autism, and her friend, Abby, are blowing bubbles, which they love doing together! This beloved show is - Sesame Street! Enjoy! https://youtu.be/RA9FIWK8OUY
A story about social distancing: "Time to Come In, Bear." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DA_SsZFYw0w&feature=youtu.be
"Virtual Team Spirit Week" is here! Monday - Pajama Day on this rainy one! Tuesday - Super Hero day in honor of all the heroes currently working so hard. Wednesday - Favorite Sport Team - we are missing those sports! Thursday - College/School Apparel Day to celebrate all the schools that are working from home. Friday - Disney Day - a 'staycation!!'
If you have not followed the Hawkswood School page on Facebook, now is a good time to do so for updates, fun photos, extra activities and more!
Families, We are already missing your children! In an attempt to stay connected as we all navigate this novel period, please email teachers your photos of kiddos working at home, experiencing the outdoors, having family time and taking breaks! Please be reminded that more information regarding curriculum will be forthcoming through the mail and our other outlets, including phone blasts and social media. Looking forward to hearing from you!
Families and Guardians, Please be aware that if you need an iPad for your child during this school closure, you may pick one up at Hawkswood School until 3:15 today. Information regarding work to be completed online will be forthcoming in your mail. Thank you for your partnership!
Families- Please be aware that work packets for the week of 3/23/20 will arrive in the mail. Check back for updates. Thank you!
Hawkswood School will be closed from Monday, March 16th through Friday, March 27th, 2020 due to the current public health coronavirus situation. Tomorrow, Monday, March 16, 2020, is a staff-only professional day for the preparation of instructional materials. All staff will report at their normal arrival time of 8:00AM. Parents and guardians, please refer to your child’s work folder for their instructional materials. Staff are available through their email addresses and will communicate to you by email as well. Hawkswood School will communicate future messages or updates by phone blast, through our website and on our Facebook page. Thank you.
Please check your child's backpack for information regarding the COVID-19 pandemic and a work packet in the event of a potential closure. You will also find a memo regarding a schedule change for Tuesday, March 17th, for teacher preparation time. In the future, we will update accordingly.
Families, Please check your child's bag today for memos regarding COVID-19 and our preparation measures. Thank you.
Sneak Peek! Today, we celebrated Read Across America day with approximately 20 First Responders who volunteered their time in classrooms with students - reading, doing activities - sharing equipment - it was SO fun! Here is one of our Class 5 students in real FDNY gear! More pictures to come throughout the week. Thanks to PTO for their assistance with this curricular event, our awesome staff for welcoming our visitors, and of course, these First Responders!! We thank you for all you do!
Class 6 celebrated African American History Month with a multi faceted, arts integrated lesson about Motown Records bassist James Jamerson. The students had the opportunity to play the bass guitar along to one of Jamerson's recordings, and later evaluated both their performances and the importance of a very influential musician. Great job, Class 6!
Families - Please be reminded that Spirit Week has been postponed to the week of March 9th! Thank you for your understanding - we are looking forward to it!
“Class 1W and one of our friends from Class 9 had a BLAST wheelbarrow walking, bouncing a ball back and forth, and tossing colored beanbags into rings during our Movement group! Students worked hard on taking turns with friends, sorting colors, and on many of their individual therapy goals all while laughing, playing and having SO much FUN!!”
Hawkswood School continues to celebrate International Week! Check out Class 10 learning about Egypt one day and Mexico another! They learned about Egyptian culture, some music, the pyramids, and made Egyptian headbands typically worn by the pharaohs in ancient Egypt. To celebrate Mexico, they discussed the culture, watched a video on their culture, food, lifestyle, etc. Finished up by making fresh guacamole with avocado, fresh squeezed lime juice, tomato, and onion. Yum!
Buddy Day fun photos continue!! Classes 3w and 7w read about gingerbread jobs, and made their own gingerbread people. The group played a game at the SMART Board answering questions about what they read so they could dress their gingerbread person. They also made gingerbread play dough. Everyone had fun making new friends! Awesome job, kiddos!
Class 7 and Class 10 enjoyed Buddy Day. The students watched a video about Seasons and the Earth and learned about winter weather. Afterwards, the students measured and stirred the ingredients to make their own "snow". Everyone hypothesized how it would feel. They each touched the snow to see if they were right in their guess. Great job, all!
Class 14 wanted to start off the new school year on a positive note! Students walked around the school greeting friends and staff members - the chalk board was a fun idea that we got from our presenter, "Stand Tall Steve!" The students of Class 14 would like to wish a Happy School Year to the entire Hawkswood community!