Welcome to Havel Elementary! 

 Home of the Hawks!

Dear Parents and Guardians:

Welcome to Havel Elementary School!
As demands and complexities of teaching children increase, it becomes more evident that we all need to work together to insure that our children reach their potential. We believe that all of us – the school and the community – must work together in an extended family environment to insure success for all our students. We believe it is everyone’s responsibility to empower children with the creative, intellectual, and decision-making skills necessary for them to become academically, socially, physically, and emotionally successful and responsible.
With that in mind, you are invited to be an active participant at Havel. Whether you are a classroom volunteer, a member of the HVL, special event participation, or member of one of our school communities, you are encouraged to be involved! Research on schools clearly demonstrates that parent participation in their child’s school coincides with a greater likelihood of academic success for their child.
It is our desire to keep you informed of all that is taking place at school. Up-to-date and additional information will be sent to you though emails and will appear on our school web page as well as our Facebook page. If you have questions or concerns that arise at any time, please do not hesitate to give your child’s teacher or me a call. I look forward to having a long and rewarding relationship with you and your family.
 Mrs. Kristina Barel


School Bell Schedule:


Doors Open at 8:50 a.m.

Class Begins at 9:00 a.m.

Lunch Begins at 12:00 p.m.

Lunch Ends at 12:50 p.m.

School Day Ends at 3:50 p.m.


Reporting Absences


Please call to report your child's absence

or late arrival to school.


Late Arrivals

Please sign your child in at the Main Office.

  Your child will then head to class.


News and Announcements

  • Havel Happenings...Week 3 & 4

    Good morning Havel families,

    It’s hard to believe that the month of September has come and gone!  Our teachers are hard at work in each classroom incorporating the strategy of interactive notebooks, thinking maps, learning objectives/I can statements, and more.  As a walk through the building daily and talk with students, I take pride in their ability to tell me not only what they are learning, but why that particular lesson is important to them.

    Below is a top 10 list of what’s been happening these past 2 weeks:

    1. Open house was a SUCCESS!! Thank you to everyone who was able to make it, or who contacted the teacher to request that materials be sent home.  Thank YOU for being our partner in your child’s education.

    2. Students who completed the summer challenge met with Mrs. Gabriel and myself and enjoyed an ice cream sundae treat. I posted pictures on our Havel Elementary Facebook page, be sure to take a peek!

    3. Our Super Hero Sprint was a great time for students to not only be physically active, but to feel the importance of being able to run to make a difference for Havel. Donations are due by Monday, October 5th in order to be entered into the raffle prize drawing.(there was a misprint on one of the notes that was sent home)

    4. We held our first of three required security drills and all students learned what “take cover” looks and sounds like in their classroom. As I walked the building with our Security Liaison Mr. Lucas, he was very impressed with how our students, teachers, and guests performed.

    5. Please continue to spread the word about our Color Run that takes place next Saturday, October 10th at 10:00! You can register at:https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-hawk-5k-color-runwalk-tickets-17968513307

    6. Our October newsletter can be found at: http://havel.uticak12.org/havel-hawkline   (it will be published this weekend)

    7. Homework Club will begin on Tuesdays and Thursdays From 8:00-8:50am in the Media Center.  Parents MUST SIGN their child into homework club each day.

    8. Our Kindergarten and 1st grade teachers were subbed out to participate in their Professional Learning Community where they were able to collaborate with teachers across the district and discuss strategies, the new reading series, and other aspects of the blended learning model.

    9. A huge THANK YOU to the company Brickman, our HVL beautification committee, student council, and teachers for our fall clean up. The front of the building looks wonderful and we appreciate all your hard work!

    10. Dates to know:


     10th- COLOR RUN!!!!!

    14th- HVL Meeting 4:15 in the Media Center

    15th- Progress Reports Sent Home

    22nd- NEHS Ceremony

    24th- Havel Mom To Mom Sale

    30th- ½ day of school , 10:30 Halloween Parade , & 5:00-8:00 Halloween Hootenanny

    Posted Oct 3, 2015, 8:11 AM by David Jacquemotte
  • Havel Happenings...Week 2

    Good evening Havel Families!

    Week two found our students participating in the NWEA computer assessment, 4th-6th grade students are switching for some of their core curriculum classes, K-2 students are diving into the personalized learning model, and 3rd grade students are experiencing letter grades for the first time.  We had our kick-off assembly for the school wide fundraiser, our Super Hero Sprint.  This is similar to the “Fun Run” that was held last year.  If you are in need of an information packet, please call the office and we will send one home with your child.

    Additionally, I was able to speak to every grade level in regards to the UCS handbook and rules for our school.  I love the opportunity to celebrate with each grade level their positive start to the school year.  In previous years the district has provided an actual handbook to each family, however this year the handbook is found online.  Don’t forget to print the attached form and return it to your child’s teacher ASAP.  (EACH child needs to have a form on file.)  Handbook Form 

    Check out the dates to know below, sign up for our Color Run on October 10th, and have a wonderful weekend!

    Mrs. Barel

    Dates to know:


    21st- Positive Behavior Assembly

    22nd- Running Club Permission Slips Due

    25th- School Store (Prices vary from $.25-$2.00)

    29th- Super Hero Sprint Fundraiser & Running Club begins

    30th- Open House 7:00 & Picture Day


    6th- Homework Club Begins on Tuesdays/Thursdays from 8:00-8:50am

    10th- Color Run 10:00

    24th- Havel Mom to Mom Sale 9:00am

    30th- Halloween Hootenanny 5:00-8:00pm

    Posted Sep 21, 2015, 5:13 PM by David Jacquemotte
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Upcoming Events 
Refer to the full Calendar of Events for more things coming up for Havel Elementary.

Class in 
9:00am - 3:50pm
41855 Schoenherr 
Sterling Heights, MI 48313
All visitors must check in at the office.

Phone Numbers
(586) 797-5200
(586) 797-5299
(586) 797-5201
Latchkey (7am-6pm)
(586) 797-5250
HVL Line
(586) 797-5207