Hawthorne School News: 8/17/18

A newsletter from Hawthorne School and the PTA

Hope you are having a blast this summer!

Thank you to the families who have emailed me pictures of their summer adventures! Here are a few more of how you've spent your summer!


Danielle Moran, Principal

Before and After School Care

Our school district offers before and after school care, called the BASP program. All information for this program can be found on the website, but here are a few details:

  • Care is provided in our school gym from 7:00 - 9:00 a.m. and 3:30 - 6:00 p.m.
  • Cost is $9.50 per session, or $19.00 per day for morning and afternoon care.
  • You can choose morning, afternoon, or both sessions.

We have a new BASP director at Hawthorne this year, to be determined, and our BASP program will be available on the first day of school. Please contact Susan Clark at the district office if you have questions: susan.clark@cusd200.org.

Registration for BASP is now being accepted, and you can find the registration forms here.

First Day of School (grades 1-5)

Wednesday, Aug. 22nd, 9am-3:30pm

334 Wakeman Avenue

Wheaton, IL

We are looking forward to greeting students in grades 1-5 on August 22! Students in grades 1-2 will line up on the playground in the back of the school, near Door 7. Students in grades 3-4 will line up by Door 14 on the stairs. Students in grade 5 will line up by Door 9. Line up time begins at 9:00a.m. and students will enter school at 9:05a.m. If arriving after 9:05a.m., your child should enter at Door 1.

All students in grades 1-5 are dismissed at 3:30 p.m., at the same doors where they entered.

Back to School Coffee

Right after dropping off your child on August 22, come by the gym for the PTA Welcome Back Coffee. This is when you can sign up to volunteer during the year, and learn more about the different committees and activities our PTA has planned!
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First Day of School (Kindergarten)

Thursday, Aug. 23rd, 9am

334 Wakeman Avenue

Wheaton, IL

All Day Kindergarten students and Morning Kindergarten students may line up at 9:00 a.m. in front of the school at Door 1. Students will enter the building at 9:05 a.m.

We request that parents say goodbye to their children at the door; staff will be available to support students who may need assistance on the first few days of school.

Morning Kindergarten students are dismissed at 11:45 a.m. at Door 1. Please meet your Kindergarten student at Door 1 at 11:45 a.m., and staff will walk them outside to meet you. Please avoid parking in the lot, or in the street on Wakeman Avenue, between Scott and Washington Streets. It is OK to park on the side streets or in the parking spaces on Wakeman.

Ice Cream Social

Our PTA Ice Cream Social will be Friday, August 24th at 6:30 p.m. on the playground and in the gym. This is a free event for all Hawthorne families! Mark your calendars for this fun back to school gathering.

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Lunch hour will be 12:00-1:00

The lunch hour for students (and staff) will be 12:00-1:00 this year. This is a change from last year, which was 12:15-1:15.

Curriculum Night

Tuesday, Aug. 28th, 6:30-8pm

Hawthorne School

Parents are welcome to come to our school to learn more about teaching, learning, and curriculum at Hawthorne School. Classroom teachers will present two times so that parents who have more than one child can attend more than one session. The same information will be presented during both sessions.

5:30 p.m. EL (English Learner) parent presentation

6:30 p.m. Classroom teacher presentation, in your child's classroom

7:00 p.m. Classroom teacher presentation, in your child's classroom and Principal presentation in the gym

7:30 p.m. Principal presentation in the gym (repeat of 7:00)

Dates to remember...


Aug. 28: Curriculum Night

Aug. 31: Picture Day


Sept. 3: No School (Labor Day)

Sept. 4: PTA Meeting at 7:30 p.m. in the LLC

Sept. 18 and 20: Parent-Teacher Conferences (schedule to be shared soon)

Sept. 21: No School (Teacher Institute Day)

Sept. 26 PTA Run-A-Thon (rain date: Oct. 3)


School Hours:

All Day Kindergarten & Grades 1-5:

9:00a.m. Line up by assigned doors

9:05a.m. Bell rings, students enter building

***If arriving after 9:05, please enter at door 1.***

9:15a.m. Late Bell, if arriving after this time, please SIGN IN your student in the office

12:00-1:00p.m. Lunch/Recess for all students

3:30p.m. Dismissal

A.M. Kindergarten

9:00a.m. Line up by Door 1

9:05a.m. Bell rings, students enter building

9:15a.m. Late Bell, if arriving after this time, please SIGN IN your student in the office

11:45a.m. Students dismissed out Door 1