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 12

    Havel Families,

    I would like to take the time again to ask for your assistance as the staff and I look to improve the educational experiences for your children here at Havel Elementary.  Each year, every school in Michigan has to complete a School Improvement Plan that outlines specific goals and strategies for your children.  As part of this plan, we also look for input from the multiple stakeholders in our educational community.  This group includes staff members, parents, and students.  If you would like to participate in this endeavor, please utilize the link below for the survey.  I believe that the survey is around 20 questions long, with most of them being multiple choice in nature (there are a few (4 or 5) that require a written response).  Please know that your input is solely for the staff and I here at Havel and will not be utilized in any way other than improving our wonderful school.  I thank you in advance for your time!

    UCS 15-16 Elementary Parent (K-6)


    Have a great evening,

    Mrs. Barel


    Dates To Know:


    24th- Bagel Day

    25th-29th- No School Thanksgiving Break


    4th- Rink Night 5:00-7:00

    8th- HVL Meeting 7:00

    9th- Staff Meeting

    15th- Kindergarten Concert @ Havel

    15th- Kiwanis Non Perishable Food Donations & Toys for Tot Donations are due

    18th- Holiday Colors Spirit Day- Wear Green/Red (sliver/gold)

    18th- Santa Shop

    22nd- Pajama Spirit Day- Wear school appropriate PJ's

    December 23rd-January 3rd No School- Holiday Break

    Posted by David Jacquemotte
  • Havel Happenings...Week 11

    Good afternoon Havel Families,

    Below is a top ten list of things to take note of for this week.  Have a wonderful day!

    10.  Mrs. Cooke has a few additional running club shirts available.  If you are interested in purchasing one for your child please email her at tina.cooke@uticak12.org

    9.  In the afternoon of November 3rd our teachers had the opportunity to begin conversations with their colleagues at Browning and Harvey Elementary in regards to Cultural Proficiency.  This in-service was led by Dr. Robert Martin, Chief of Staff.  Our conversations revolved around the Cultural Proficiency Continuum which identifies the range of values and behaviors of an individual and/or the policies and practices of an organization reflecting their response to diversity.  We will continue to reflect and discuss this continuum as a part of our staff meetings.

    8.  During the morning of November 3rd our staff had the opportunity to collaborate across grade levels on a variety of topics including: grading/late work/homework policies, incorporating learning objectives into their classroom instruction, the structure of their literacy/math block, and incorporating the strategy of close and critical reading into their instruction of science and social studies.

    7.  Dates to know:

    17th- Conferences

    19th- HALF DAY OF SCHOOL- 12:04 Dismissal

    19th- Conferences

    20th- HVL BINGO Night

    20th- $1.00 Hat Day

    20th- School Store Shopping Day

    23rd- Cyber Safety Assembly

    25th-27th- No School- Thanksgiving

    6.  If you are interested in learning more about our ski club and were unable to attend the meeting, please email Mrs. Horne cori.horne@uticak12.org or Mrs. Kinna kimberly.kinna@pmpmarble.com.

    5.  We are looking for parents who are interested in becoming a lunch supervisor.  Please email Mrs. Dalka at sherri.dalka@uticak12.org or call 586-797-5200 for more information.

    4.  Can food drive- We will be conducting a can food drive after Thanksgiving (in conjunction with the group Kiwanis).  Student Council will be sending more information home soon!

    3.  Toys for Tots- We are hosting a Toys for Tots drive after Thanksgiving.  If you are interested in donating, more information will be send home from student council soon!

    2.  Conferences are this week Tuesday the 17th or Thursday the 19th.  It is my goal that every parent meets with their child’s teacher to discuss the strengths and opportunities for growth that their child has.  Thank you for being our partner in your child’s education! 

    1.  Don't forget that we have homework club from 8:00-8:50am every Tuesday and Thursday.  It is supervised by classroom teachers and is a great opportunity to get your child some additional support!

    Have a wonderful week!
    Mrs. Barel

    Posted Nov 15, 2015, 9:54 AM 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