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

  • Principal's Message
    Dear Havel Families,

    As we begin to enter the second half of the school year, we have much to be proud of. Students continue to be immersed in classroom activities and instruction throughout the building. Student engagement is extremely high and there is little time lost due to various transitions throughout the day.

    February marks the beginning of the third card marking period for all of our students. They have already received their 2nd quarter report cards and I am hopeful that you were able to sit down and talk with your children about school, grades, and effort. A positive attitude with the right em-phasis on effort and learning as the objective, versus any specific grade, makes a successful student. It’s not always the naturally gifted child who gets all "A’s" and goes on to do great things. Often, it’s the student who understands that continuous learning and sustained effort are keys to lifelong success. Through hard work and effort, students begin to not only realize their potential, but gain respect for the grades that they earn.

    Our Havel team remains committed to providing a quality educational experience for all of our students in order to shape future academic scholars at the post-secondary level. We are continually striving to maintain our high standards in order for students to get the most out of their educational experience. Students at Havel are asked to contribute to this important tradition by maintaining high personal expectations for themselves. We strive every day to facilitate caring relationships in our school and expect students to behave in ways that best represent themselves and their school.

    Along with academics, our Havel staff continues to recognize students who follow our expectations of being respectful, being responsible, and being their best. Each week students in every classroom are recognized for their behavior. If you happen to be in the building, please take a look at our hallway for the "Havel H" badges as they wrap around the 5th and 4th grade hallway.

    Finally, Havel is proud to announce that we will be having a Waste Free Lunch on the first Tuesday of every month! A Waste Free Lunch means that zero garbage can be thrown away. We will eliminate lunch bags, zip lock bags, juice boxes, etc. Instead, lunches will need to be packed in lunch boxes. Sandwiches and all items will need to be in plastic containers that can be returned home. Drinks will need to be sent in small thermoses, travel mugs, etc. Our goal is to decrease waste and have students participate in Green Team activities that help improve our school and community. Our first Waste Free Lunch will be on Tuesday, February 2nd! We are striving to have 100% participation. Thank you for support!

    I hope has an enjoyable month!!
    Mrs.  Barel
    Posted by David Jacquemotte
  • Havel Happenings...Week of Feb. 1st

    Havel Families,

    This week I was able to conclude my mid-year progress meetings with each classroom teacher and specialist.  This is one of my many “favorite” things to do, as I get the opportunity to talk about each of our students.  We celebrate the growth that they have made along with discussing strategies to help those who are not performing at grade level.  One content area that all teachers have identified as an area of opportunity is vocabulary.  I recently discovered a parent friendly website that breaks down ways to help your child with math and ela vocabulary by grade level:  http://www.parenttoolkit.com/index.cfm?objectid=97AA2240-F7CE-11E3-921A0050569A5318

    Be sure to take a moment and check it out! 

    Mrs. Barel

    **Be sure to check out our February Newsletter and special congratulations to our artists of the month Phoenix & Emma!  (page 8)**

    Dates to know:


    11th- 5th Grade Ski Trip

    12th- Yearbook Orders due to office

    15th-19th- NO SCHOOL- Mid Winter Break

    25th- 5th & 6th Grade Growth and Development Presentations

    27th- DI Competition


    16th- Kindergarten Open House 7:00

    22nd- Evening Concert @ Henry Ford:

    6:00-6:45- 1st & 2nd Grade

    7:00-7:45- 3rd, 4th, & 5th Grade

    29th- Art Show, Science Fair, & Drumming Concert

    Posted Feb 6, 2016, 6:29 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