Happenings At Haw Creek Elementary

It’s been a busy winter at Haw Creek Elementary School. We just concluded a school wide penny drive to raise money towards getting new swings on our playground. Lots of students raided their piggybanks to contribute to this worthwhile cause. We still have a little more fundraising to do but we hope to get the swings in the ground this spring!

Our Destination Imagination team won first place in their division at the recent state championship. Destination Imagination is a challenge event where students work as a team to solve problems using logic and creativity. The Haw Creek team will be heading to the Global Finals in Knoxville in May. We are very proud of their hard work.

Coming up this spring at Haw Creek Elementary will be our annual plant sale. Always held on the Friday before Mother’s Day (this year the date is Friday, May 11th) we sell seedlings and sprouts great for your garden plus potted plants. The hours are 8-3 in the lower parking lot off of Bethesda road. Hope to see you there!

Finally, as the days start getting warmer, we wanted to remind everyone of the beautiful walking trails on the Haw Creek Elementary campus. Refurbished last year by the Blue Ridge Parkway foundation, they are fun and easy for everyone to walk. Kids love the science experiment stations that are located at intervals along the path. Keep your eyes peeled, it’s also a favorite place to hide painted rocks for others to find! We welcome the community to share this wonderful resource with us during the hours that school is not in session. The Trailhead is up the driveway from Trinity Chapel Road. Please bring bags to clean up after your dogs to keep the trails clean and healthy for all of us.

Article by Betsy Couzins, PTA President