Hawthorne School News 1/18/19
A newsletter from Hawthorne School and the PTA
A Wonderful Week with Poet Bill Buczinsky
This program was provided for our school by a generous donation to the PTA from a Hawthorne family!
No School on Monday, January 21st, in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Homework Club Snack Donations Needed
Update from the P.E. Department
Hello everyone, we have a lot of activities and events going on in the P.E. department and I would like to share some helpful information and important dates. Students in grades K-2nd have been practicing basketball skills such as hand dribbling, shooting form, and passing. We have been focusing on keeping eyes forward while dribbling, and keeping the ball below your waist. Students in grades 3rd-5th have also started a basketball unit and have been working on dribbling, passing, shooting, and different offensive and defensive strategies.
Fourth and 5th grade students had the opportunity to sign up for intramural basketball this week. Intramural basketball will be run every Monday and Wednesday at 12:00 p.m. in the Hawthorne gym. The first game will be on Wednesday, January 23rd. The season will conclude on March 20th. Schedules and teams were sent home with students on Thursday. Parents are more than welcome to come and watch their child play. Please check in and out at the office if you are coming to watch.
This year Hawthorne is excited to be working with the American Heart Association and taking part in their Kids Heart Challenge. Students will have the opportunity to raise money, and donations will go to the American Heart Association, and their fight to prevent heart disease. Prize incentives will be included with this program. More information on this program will be coming at the end of the month into early February.
Mr. Q, P.E. Teacher
5 Essentials Survey
Parents, you have the opportunity to share your thoughts on the important elements of school effectiveness in a survey about your child’s school.
On behalf of the Illinois State Board of Education, the Illinois 5Essentials Survey will be administered online by UChicago Impact at the University of Chicago. The survey gathers data related to five indicators that can predict important student outcomes, including improved attendance and larger test score gains. These five indicators that affect and predict school success are:
· Effective Leaders
· Collaborative Teachers
· Involved Families
· Supportive Environments
· Ambitious Instruction
Your participation in the parent portion of the survey will help us understand the conditions at your child’s school and guide improvement. Your identity and survey responses will be kept completely confidential and will never be connected to you or your child.
To take the survey please visit https://survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois/ and select the appropriate survey to begin. For more information about the Illinois 5Essentials Survey, or to view previous years’ Reports, please visit https://www.5-essentials.org/illinois. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact 5Essentials Client Services at 1-866-440-1874 or email@example.com.
Danielle Moran, Principal
STEM Night: Coming Soon to Hawthorne School
The PTA Executive Committee Needs You
Rent the Hawthorne Sign - Your Kids Will Love It!
Celebrate your child’s birthday in a big way! Wish him/her a Happy Birthday on the Hawthorne School sign. Rent it for their big day and let them see their name in big letters and lights! Cost is $20 for your first child and $10 for subsequent children. Another great way to support the PTA! You can find the form on the PTA website, in the main office or by clicking here.
Contact Kelly Hubbard for more info at firstname.lastname@example.org or text me at 630-730-2955.
Connect with the PTA on Facebook
It's an easy way to get updates on school initiatives and our work! You don't have to be on the board, a volunteer, or even a member to join. https://www.facebook.com/groups/217707928290340/
Dates to remember...
Jan. 21: No School, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Jan. 28: Cook's Night Off at Chipotle, 2119 W. Roosevelt Rd, 5:00-9:00 p.m.
Feb. 1: Hawthorne Spirit Day! Wear your red PTA shirt!
Feb. 5: PTA meeting in LLC at 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 8: Fitness Challenge begins (more info coming soon!)
Feb. 14: Valentine's Day Classroom Parties at 2:15-3:15 p.m.
Feb. 18: No School: Presidents Day
Feb. 20: Kids Heart Challenge during P.E. (more info coming soon!)
Feb. 21: Family STEM Night at 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Feb. 28: Dad's Gym Night
The Hawthorne Way
...prepare for learning.
...respect ourselves, each other, adults and our school.
In partnership with parents and community, we inspire each student to think, create, and achieve at high levels, within a positive and caring learning environment, while meeting the needs of all students, and celebrating the diversity of our learners.
All Day Kindergarten & Grades 1-5:
9:05 a.m.-3:30 p.m. (late bell 9:15 a.m.)
12:00-1:00p.m. Lunch/Recess for all students
9:05 a.m.-11:45 a.m. (late bell 9:15 a.m.)