Hawley PTA Geography Program
(Unite the States)
October 2019

Dear Hawley 2nd,3rd and 4th grade families,

The Hawley PTA is pleased to provide your children with a fun and free geography enrichment program, Unite the States! Every child in 2nd, 3rd and 4th grade is encouraged to participate; however, the program is not mandatory. Here is how it works: ?

  • Each month, you and your child should consult the Hawley School website and follow the links (Parents-PTA-Student Enrichment-Geography Program) for the schedule of the geography challenges and challenge dates. 
  • There you will find the map (study guide) for each challenge along with a blank map. These maps are exactly the same as the “practice maps”. Your child is responsible for handing in the test for each challenge on the assigned due date. Please make sure that your child is putting first name, last name, grade and teacher’s name on his/her test 
  • This program, similar to Math Superstars, will be done entirely at home and children will then turn in their challenges on the due date to be collected by teachers to and graded by parent volunteers.

It is important to remember that scores on the Geography tests do not have an impact on your child’s grades and will not appear on his/her report cards. However, as part of the district-wide geography program, Hawley’s Unite the States Geography Program prepares our students for success in geography in future grades. It is also a great opportunity for families to discuss personal connections with places around our country and around the world. Support and encouragement from you can make this a great learning experience for the whole family.

If you are interested in being the parent volunteer in your child’s classroom to collect and grade the geography tests, please complete the form attached and return back to the school to the attention of Natalie Decatur, care of Annalisa Decatur in Mrs. Vazzano’s class.

The first study guide will be available on October 25th with the first challenge being due November 15th. Thank you for your support with this great enrichment program!


Natalie Decatur

Inspiring Each Student to Excel

3 Primrose St., Newtown, CT 06470
Phone: 203-426-7600