Principal Notes



The days seem to be flying by with such amazing things happening in classrooms. Next week I will be heading into some classrooms for visits which I am looking forward to. Be sure to check out our Facebook page to see what your children are doing in our SUPER SCHOOL.


Smile-o-Gram sales are going well! I even received a few that are hanging proudly on my door. Thank you parents for helping such a good cause.


Lunchroom concerns – Parents please know that we are encouraging children to eat their lunches prior to purchasing snacks.


MAP scores will be coming home with student progress reports. I will send a parents guide in the next Newsletter to provide you with information about MAP growth.



Important Dates:

PTH Meeting Hawk Hollow Library – September 20th @ 6:30

No school Institute Day – September 25th

Walk for the Hawks – September 27th

Erin’s Law Presentation (1st – 4th grades only) – September 28th

1st – 6th grade report cards home – October 3rd

Columbus Day No School - October 9th

STEM kickoff at Bartlett High School (see attachment) – November 6th



Walk for the Hawks


This week all families should have received our Walk for the Hawks flyer. We are fundraising this year to purchase a new playground and additional technology for our building. Our goal is to raise $3,000 and I will be notifying families with our progress towards that goal. If we meet this goal, a SPECIAL ASSEMBLY will be held for the students in the days following the Walk. At this assembly students who raised the MOST AMOUNT OF MONEY in each grade level will have the opportunity to throw a PIE in my FACE and Mr. Thomas’ face!



Walk for the Hawks Pledge Level Rewards


-Level 1 – Raised $25 receive a Superhero Backpack key chain
-Level 2 – Raised $50 or more and your name will be written on the “Path of the Hero’s”
-Level 3 – Top 4 students who raised the most money will receive a 7” Digiland 16GB Quad Core Android Table with GPS and dual cameras
-Level 4 – Class that raises the most money on each floor will receive an EXTRA PE period

Notes from My Superhero Friends:

Today I asked some of my super friends what they loved about Hawk Hollow. Here are their responses:


“Going to the library to get books because they are my favorite” -Antersa W., Kingergarten


“My favorite thing about Hawk Hollow is we go to the gym, recess, and art.” Faizon K., First Grade


“There is great teachers at Hawk Hollow and cause of principals.” Alexa S., Second Grade


“I like learning new things.” –Matthew B, Third Grade


“There is so much space outside to run at recess.” Nehemiach W, Fourth Grade


“I like the teachers and the homework and the reading. I love everything about school.” Makayla N, Fifth Grade


“The thing that I like mostly about Hawk Hollow is the teachers.” –Amelia M, Sixth Grade




Nurse Notes


It is our goal to maintain the health of all our students.  With your help, this can happen.  There are two important things to consider when making the decision to keep your child home from school: your child’s susceptibility to other infections, and the possibility that he/she may spread the illness to others.  Here are helpful guidelines to help you make that decision:


-If your child has symptoms such as fever, nausea, rash, watery eyes, severe cough or headache, he/she should remain at home until the symptoms subside and/or medical treatment has begun.
-Oral temperature of 100 degrees or above is sufficient to keep a child at home.  He/she must be fever free for at least 24 hours, without medication, before returning to school.
-If your child vomits or has two or more episodes of loose stool, he/she should remain at home for at least 24 hours free of vomiting or diarrhea before returning to school.
-Do not send a student with a rash to school until the rash and its seriousness has been established.  A doctor can identify the cause of a rash, if any treatment is needed and if your child is contagious.  Please bring a note for the doctor when your child returns to school.
-Children may attend school when they have a cold or sore throat, however, they must be free of fever and hacking cough.
-If your child has been diagnosed with Strep Throat, Scarlet Fever, or Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye), inform the school nurse.  The student may return to school after 24 hours of treatment with antibiotics and if free of fever.
-When leaving message on attendance line regarding your student’s absence, please state what the student’s symptoms are (fever, sore throat, cough, etc…).

Kindergarten Families


All students in kindergarten in an Illinois school are required to have an eye examination performed by a licensed optometrist or medical doctor who performs eye examinations. Each student is required to present proof of an eye exam by October 15, 2017.  Please make sure you have met this requirement.