Hawthorne School News 4/12/19
A newsletter from Hawthorne School and the PTA
The Last Day of School will be June 11th
News from the Board of Education
On April 2, the District 200 community re-elected Chris Crabtree and elected Susan Booton and Dave Long to serve on the Board of Education. Mrs. Booton and Mr. Long will replace Jim Gambaiani and Jim Vroman who are each retiring after 8 years of dedicated service. On April 30 at 6:00 p.m. at the School Service Center, the Board will swear in the newly elected Board Members and elect officers. As this will be Mr. Gambaiani and Mr. Vroman’s last meeting, community members are welcome to attend this meeting to thank them for their service.
The 2019-20 Student Fee Schedule is available on the District website. This school year, there was no increase to the registration or technology fees. After thoroughly reviewing athletic fees and activity costs, the Board approved a $10 increase to the high school athletic fee. Additionally, after reviewing the All-Day Kindergarten Program, the Board approved to reduce the program tuition by $400.
Supporting a Hawthorne Family
Recently, one of our Hawthorne parents passed away, and our school social worker, Caren Talbot, has organized a collection for the family. The family has received many donations and contributions! We are just collecting cash and gift card donations (such as Target and Walmart) at this time.
Thank you for your consideration and generosity!
Join us to celebrate this year’s recipients and enjoy the opportunity to try a variety of great pizza from local restaurants!
Tuesday, April 16, 2019 from 6:00 – 7:30 pm (award presentation at 7:00 pm)
at Wheaton North High School
701 West Thomas Street, Wheaton
(enter through doors #1 & #16)
ADMISSION TICKETS ($0): Register to attend the celebratory evening.
PIZZA-TASTING TICKETS: Purchase tickets to enjoy slices of pizza from local restaurants.
Adults & Children (11+): $8 through April 14; $10 at the door
Children (ages 3-10): $5 through April 14; $6 at the door
Family: $26 through April 14; $32.00 at the door
Children under 2: FREE
Join us in recognizing the Distinguished Educators, All-Star Volunteer, and Golden Star Award honoree who help bring our mission to life!
2019 Distinguished Educator Awards
Betsy Prange, Pleasant Hill Elementary School
Jeffrey Novak, Monroe Middle School
Jeffrey Potter, Wheaton North High School
Lisa Feeley, Madison Elementary School
Sarah Menich, Hubble Middle School
David Cho, Wheaton Warrenville South High School
2019 All-Star Volunteer Award
Kristin Chmiel, STEM Expo Chair & former Foundation Board member
2019 Golden Star Award (honoring a distinguished retired educator)
Marianne Russell, 46 years of service in District 200: Jefferson, Pleasant Hill, Whittier, and Sandburg
Fine Arts Night
Tuesday, May 7th, 6-8pm
Please enter through Door 14.
There will be several performances by our very talented Hawthorne musicians, and several pieces of artwork on display created by Hawthorne students!
Here is the schedule for the night:
5:30 p.m. CLEF Club dinner
6:30 p.m. Orchestra
7:00 p.m. Band
7:30 p.m. Chorus
CLEF Club is our group for "Children Learning English Fluency".
Hawthorne’s 5th Annual BOB Tournament is Coming
The teams are assigned, and the books are chosen for the Intramural Battle of the Books Tournament! An email went to parents recently with more information; if you did not receive the email, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks, and good luck, readers!
State Testing: Illinois Assessment of Readiness (IAR)
Our fifth graders will once again choose the yearbook theme and design the cover of the yearbook. Fifth grade teachers will share more information with students, and once the theme is decided, yearbook cover entries will be due to Mrs. Moran by April 24th.
It's time to order your yearbooks if you haven't done so already! They cost $11.99 each. Deadline is April 17th PLUS you can log in and create 2 custom pages for your student. In other words, 2 pages full of pictures just of them! Order online: www.treering.com/validate and use School Code: 101515708176509
Also,please send your pictures you'd like included in the yearbook directly to email@example.com - you can email individual images, use google drive, dropbox, facebook messenger, whatever works for you! Please make sure they are clearly labeled with the activity and grade of students. Thank you!
PTA Announces 2019-2020 Executive Committee
Congrats to next year's PTA Executive Committee. The new committee was voted in at the April 2nd General Meeting with their term to begin on July 1. A big thank you to all who have agreed to serve! The committee includes:
Angie Wilson - President
Lauren Fortosis - Executive Vice President
Christy Whittington - Treasurer
Jenny Wiley - Vice President, Volunteers
Jackie Bovee - Vice President, Fundraising
Joy Castrovillari - Secretary
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...
Apr: 15-17: IAR testing (State testing) in grades 3-5
Apr. 17: Last day to order your yearbook
Apr. 19: No School
Apr. 24: 5th grade yearbook cover designs due to Mrs. Moran in the office
Save the Date:
- Fine Arts Night on May 7 at 6:00-8:00 p.m.
- Field Day on June 10 in the afternoon (rain date, June 11)
- Student Recognition Ceremony (5th grade parents invited to attend) on June 11 at 10:30 a.m.
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.)