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.

Community Education link...



News and Announcements

  • Last News & Notes for 2015-2016

    Havel Families,

    June is almost over and we are saying so long to our students, staff, and parents.  It has been a fantastic year filled with events that have brought us closer together.  We would like to thank you for your ongoing support throughout the year.  We could not offer such a rich education to our students without the continuing effort and support that you all give.

    We appreciate and thank all our volunteers for the countless hours involved in so many of the behind the scenes activities such as fundraising, work in the yard, assisting in the classrooms or office.

    With the end of the year also comes changes and family moves.  We would like to take this opportunity to wish those students and families leaving us this year all the best in their new schools and homes. 

    To our 6th graders, congratulations on your achievement.  The Havel staff wishes you all the best as you move to junior high school.  If this is your last child to leave Havel, the staff would like to thank you for your support and for the guidance that you have provided for your child(ren).  We look forward to hearing from the graduates in the future and we hope that each of them will have gained a firm foundation for their education while here at Havel.  We know that many of you will visit staff members at the school in the next few years.

     For those families who will be returning in September, school will begin on Tuesday, September 6th

    Take Note:
    Wednesday, June 15th- 6th Grade Graduation 1:15

    6th grade parents and guests should park on the back play pad (SW side of the building behind the 6th grade classrooms)

     Thursday, June 16th- ½ day of school 12:04 dismissal- Report Cards Sent Home

    Don’t forget to check out our website for the summer challenge work for students entering 1st-6th grade!  http://havel.uticak12.org/summer-literacy-packets

    Suggested School Supply Lists for the 2016-2017 school year will be posted by the end of the week and can be found at:  http://havel.uticak12.org/suggested-supply-list

    On behalf of the staff, I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a safe and happy summer.

    Mrs. Barel

    Posted Jun 15, 2016, 2:34 PM by David Jacquemotte
  • Havel Happenings

    Good afternoon Havel families,

    While it seems cliché to say this… I can’t believe that it’s almost June!  As I reflect on the school year I can’t help but smile and feel a sense a pride at our students and their hard work during the 2015-2016 school year.  During the past two weeks I have been meeting with each classroom teacher and discussing their end of the year NWEA data and student growth scores.  In addition, I am meeting with each grade level team as a part of our data team process, discussing strategies & assessment tools, and reflecting on what was successful for our students, what we need to adjust for next year, and how we can share all the information we have with the next grade level.  As a staff we revisited our school improvement plan/strategies/activities and had conversations about any modifications that we should make for the 2016-2017 school year.  At a staff meeting all teachers shared student samples of how each grade level implemented the plan.  This was a collaborative opportunity for teachers to share ideas/suggestions across grade levels and see how the strategy/expectation evolved from our kindergarten students to our upper elementary students.

    During the final weeks of the 2015-2016 school year, our staff will continue working on instructing the students on their grade level standards in addition to completing their end of the year assessments.  3rd-6th grade students & parents it’s a great idea to check PowerSchool on a weekly basis in order to help stay caught up on any work!

    Looking ahead to the 2016-2017 school year, please notify the office if your child will not be returning to Havel. 

    Our summer math and reading packets are now available on our website at: http://havel.uticak12.org/summer-literacy-packets 

    If you would like us to provide a paper copy of the summer work, please let your child’s teacher know!

    Have a great evening and a wonderful Memorial weekend!

    Mrs. Barel


    Dates to know:

    May 27th-30th- Memorial Weekend- No School


    1st- 6th Grade Bemis Visit 9:15-11:00

    2nd- Field Day- K-3rd 9:00-11:30

    4th-6th 1:00-3:30 (VOLUNTEERS ARE STILL NEEDED FOR THIS SESSION.  Please email Mrs. Langlois if you are able to help.  Roberta.langlois@uticak12.org)

    8th- 4th Grade Field Trip to Science Center

    9th- Super Hero Assembly & 1st Grade Field Trip To Lego Land

    10th- 6th Grade Egg Drop

    13th- HVL Meeting

    14th- 6th Grade Field Trip

    15th- 6th Grade Graduation 1:15

    16th- Last Day Of School 12:04 Dismissal- Report Cards Sent Home

    Posted May 26, 2016, 7:35 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