Principal's Message
Picture of Chris Moretti, Principal
  Mr. Christopher Moretti
  (203) 426-7666
  [email protected]

Principal's Message:

                    Parenting Today!

Dear Hawley Parents / Guardians,

The world has become complicated.  I look back at when I was 7, 8, 9, 10 years old and my life was quite different than today’s child.  I was on my own more and interacted with friends more and I believe developed more through the process.

My friends and I communicated, made plans, played, made choices (some good, some…..well….learning experiences), problem-solved and most importantly, experienced.  You learn from experience. You grow from experience.

I feel that today we try so hard to eliminate all disappointment and all struggle and all stress from our children’s lives that we are doing them a disservice.  By not letting them experience these emotions/situations, we are not helping them learn to cope with them thus creating children that are anxious and fearful when faced with a challenge.  They are unable to persevere or problem-solve.

As I have shared at the last few Open Houses, we are trying to shift our teaching practices from spoon-feeding information to our students to giving them the tools, and more importantly, the  experiences to figure things out either on their own or together.

Here is an article I came across and thought it fit this message (Click Here).

Thank you for your continued support with our work.

“There are no secrets to success.  
It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.”

~Colin Powell

Best regards,