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

  • Welcome Back Letter

    Dear Havel Parents:

    Welcome to our 2015-2006 school year!  I hope you are as excited about joining our school community as we are to have you.  Our teachers are looking forward to knowing and working with all our students. It is of vital importance that each and every child in the school is successful academically and socially. Success is a team effort and every player (student, teacher, and parent) is an integral part of that team. When every player does his or her best everyone wins!

    I know each of you is excited to find out who your child’s teacher will be.  The class lists for Kindergarten through Sixth grade students will be posted on the Music room windows on Thursday, September 3rd at 4:00.  In addition to our class postings, the Havel Volunteer League is hosting a snow cone social from 4:00-7:00 on Thursday.  This is an opportunity to say hi to your friends, visit your classroom, and for the students to enjoy a snow cone and bounce house.

    Classes will begin this year with a half-day on Tuesday, September 8, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:04 p.m. 

    On Wednesday, September 9, we will begin full days of school.  Our day will start at 9:00 a.m. and end at 3:50 p.m.  Bus service for all students will begin the first day of school.  Bus numbers and routes will be posted on the Music room windows on Thursday, September 3rdThe bus stops and other transportation information can also be found at www.uticak12.org.

    Please plan on attending our Open House on September 30th at 7:00 pm.  This is a chance for parents to meet their child’s classroom teacher and hear more about the policies, procedures, and expectations within your child’s class.  I look forward to seeing many of you at the Open House!

    I have attached the annual listing of supplies for the 2015-2016 school year.  Please know that the listings are NOT required, but are only suggestions by classroom teachers for your children.  Havel Elementary is prepared to offer students supplies which they will need to complete academic tasks during the upcoming school year.  Any of the other suggestions would only amplify the learning experience of your child. 

    Finally, our parent group is hard at working planning the Hawk 5K Community Color Run that will take place on October 10th at 10:00am.  Please spread the word to your friends and neighbors and have them register to attend this fun event!   

    I hope everyone had a great summer and is looking forward to a wonderful year here at Havel.


    Mrs. Kristina Barel

    Posted Aug 24, 2015, 8:27 AM by David Jacquemotte
  • Principal's Message - Summer Challenge

    Summer is here and it is often a time when students who have made academic gains throughout the school year, slowly slip backwards. As your educational partner, we have developed several key items for your child to have as resources to work on over the summer to maintain & even strengthen their skills.

    Reading during the summer is ESSENTIAL! Significant losses in reading occur over the summer, if children don’t read. I would strongly encourage you and your child to take part in this worthwhile experience. Did you know it is cool to think about school over the summer? I am offering an incentive for all the students at Havel who complete something academic this summer.  If you choose to participate you need to show proof to Mrs. Barel that you contributed to your learning in one or more of the following activities at: 
    http://havel.uticak12.org/  (Just click on the summer literacy and/or summer math tab on the left!)

    Complete the Online Summer Math Packet
    Our Havel Hawks had a busy year learning new math skills and concepts. Mastering all of these skills and concepts is extremely important in order to develop a solid math foundation. The math skills that your child has learned this year must be mastered for your child to be able to understand the new skills that will be taught next year. Each year builds upon the previous year’s math skills and concepts. So any time spent reviewing or reinforcing these skills and concepts will be very beneficial for your child.
    Dreambox (
    DreamBox Learning is a K-5 adaptive online math program that is widely used in US elementary schools. Adaptive means that the program captures every decision a student makes while working in the software and adjusts the student’s learning path in real time, maintaining just the right degree of difficulty and no gaps in understanding.

    Complete the Summer Reading Challenge
    This summer, we will offer our exciting 1000+ minute reading challenge. Books are a great source of imagination and enjoyment for all of us. This summer, record the number of minutes you read each day on the calendar then record the total minutes for the months of June, July, August and up until September 8th. Add up how many minutes you read each month for a grand total of minutes read over the summer. Remember, your goal is 1000+ minutes.

    I am only accepting quality work. If you choose to participate, complete the activities, and return them to me in the fall. I will collect the evidence of participation the first week of school. If you have it, you will be invited to an ice cream party by the principal!  On behalf of the staff at Havel Elementary, I want to sincerely thank you for an amazing year. We will certainly continue our efforts to improve our students’ learning in all areas at Havel next year as well.  Finally, enjoy the summer vacation with your amazing children. Stay safe and have a lot of fun together! Thank you for your continued support of Havel’s learning community. We could not do what we do every day without your support! 

    Happy Summer!

    Mrs. Barel

    **Attached are the suggested school supply lists for the 2015-2016 school year.**

    Posted Jun 23, 2015, 7:21 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