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

  • Havel Happenings - Next Up...May

    TGIF Havel Families,

    It’s hard to believe that the month of May is upon us!  Our students are continuing to work on being able to read informational texts effectively.  This is a fundamental quality of successful readers and takes much practice and skill. Vocabulary is the most important part and our teachers spend much time working with the children to introduce those words and concepts that are new to them, whether it is science, social studies or math. An initial introduction of words and meanings in context of the subject area is directly related to student comprehension and the fluency level at which they can read the informational piece. We encourage you to join us by having your children read to you or you read to them, non-fiction articles and books, so that the exposure to this genre is maximized.


    Here’s a look at what’s coming up here at Havel:

    May 2nd- Welcome Back Mrs. Langlois

    May 4th- 6th Grade Picture & Career Focus Luncheon

    13th- 50’s Spirit Day & HVL Sock Hop 4:00-6:00

    17th- HVL Mother/Son Tigers Game

    19th- Progress reports sent home

    27th-30th- No School- Memorial Weekend


    Have a wonderful weekend,

    Mrs. Barel

    Posted Apr 30, 2016, 8:45 PM by David Jacquemotte
  • Havel Happenings...It's April

    Good afternoon Havel Families!

    Today’s technological world has escalated the need for literate, critical thinkers, who are contributing members in society. Throughout their educational career, our students will acquire skills necessary to strategically use technology and tools to learn and communicate. In every grade and in every classroom, our students will learn to use argument and reasoning to do research, construct arguments, and critique the reasoning of others. Our students will develop their communication skills in order to collaborate effectively with a variety of audiences and our students will learn to solve problems by constructing explanations and designing solutions.

    This month, all Michigan public school students in grades 3-8 & 11 will take the summative state assessment, M-Step. This assessment is designed to measure student growth and progress on the Michigan Academic Standards, which include the incorporation of these career and college readiness standards. These criterion-referenced tests help determine whether students have mastered essential objectives or learning standards as defined by the Michigan Department of Education. The results from the new M-Step assessment will be analyzed and broken down by individual students’ proficiency levels and results will be shared with parents, when they are available. A letter has been sent home and emailed to each family grades 3rd-6th with the assessment schedule.  Here are a few links you may find useful from the department of education:



    As always if you have any questions please feel welcome to contact myself or your child’s teacher.

    Have a wonderful weekend!

    Mrs. Barel


    Dates to know:

    Report cards are being sent home today, Thursday April 14, 2016 with your child.

    Smencils will continue to be sold during lunch this next week.  All proceeds will go to the non-profit organization Stefan’s Hope for Autism Awareness and family support services.

    April 18th-22nd- UCS District Art Show at Ewell

    21st- Bagel Day

    22nd- $1.00 Hat Spirit Day

    23rd- Science Olympiad Competition

    26th- 6th Grade Cluster Band Concert

    Posted Apr 18, 2016, 7:46 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