May Newsletter


April Virtual Awards Assembly

Check out our April Virtual Awards Assembly! Our Little Chiefs are being recognized for being bucket fillers and showing the character word of the month: Integrity.
April Virtual Assembly

Don't forget your masks!

Please remember to send your children to school with face coverings!! We are routinely reminding students to bring their masks to school. We do provide masks for students that forget them, however these masks are in short supply and many a provided through donation. Please assist us in keeping staff and students safe!

ISASP Testing Complete

We've officially closed our 2020-2021 ISASP testing window for 3rd grade! We're so proud of our 3rd grade students for how much effort they put into their tests. Students took their time and did their best to complete each of the reading, math, and writing tests. Great job 3rd grade Little Chiefs!

What's happening in April?

Character Word of the Month: Citizenship

SIAC Meeting - 5/10

On Tuesday, May 10th, Keokuk CSD will host it's second SIAC (School Improvement Advisory Committee) Meeting in the KMS library from 5:30-6:30. Each building will review it's progress on building goals. Anyone who is interested is welcome to attend.

PTO Meeting - 5/11

The Little Chiefs PTO meeting is on Tuesday, May 11th at 6:30pm. The PTO meeting will be hosted virtually via Zoom and in person in the Hawthorne gym. The Zoom link will be posted on the Little Chiefs PTO facebook page. This meeting is open to any Hawthorne or Torrence parents and staff who are interested in attending. We hope to see you there!

Torrence Pre-K Last Day of School - 5/21

The last day of school for Torrence Pre-K is Friday, May 21st.

Torrence Pre-K Graduation - 5/21

Torrence Pre-K will host a Pre-K graduation at Crossview Church on Friday, May 21st. We will celebrate out Little Chief as we prepare to send them off for kindergarten in the fall. Graduations will go as follows:

  • Mrs. Huls' Full Day Pre-K class @ 8:30
  • Mrs. Wenke's AM Pre-K class @ 10:00
  • Mrs. Wenke's/Mrs. Pihl's PM Pre-K class @ 12:30

May Birthday Lunch & Bookstore - 5/20

Our PTO will be delivering cupcakes for all of our students with May birthdays on Thursday, May 20th. The cupcakes will be handed out at lunch. Students will also be able to go to the PTO Bookstore to select a book for purchase.

June Birthday Lunch & Bookstore - 5/21

Our PTO will be delivering cupcakes for all of our students with June birthdays on Friday, May 21st. The cupcakes will be handed out at lunch. Students will also be able to go to the PTO Bookstore to select a book for purchase.

Move-Up Day - 5/25

Across the Keokuk CSD, our students will be participating in Move Up Day. By this day, rosters for the 2021-2022 school year will be established, so students will get an opportunity to meet their teacher for the following school year. Teachers and students will have some time to learn a little about each other, have some fun, and start building a relationship that will lead them successfully into the following school year.

Virtual Student Assembly - 5/28

On May 28th, we will be hosting a virtual student assembly. The assembly will be streamed to classrooms so we can still celebrate our Little Chiefs while keeping staff and students safe. Students will be recognized for being bucket fillers and for displaying our character word of the month: Citizenship. We will also recognize our Chief Change Champs and Semester awards winners for Reading Acheiver, Math Master, and Outstanding Effort. The assembly will be posted on our Facebook pages after they are finished.

Breakfast Menu

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May Lunch Menu

For an enlarged view, please click the following link: May Lunch Menu.
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Keokuk Public Library Calendar

Here is what's happening at the Keokuk Public Library. All the events are still virtual and more information can be found on their website keokuklibrary.org or on keokukevents.org.
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Box Tops For Education

Have you heard?! Box Tops For Education is going digital! No more clipping, no more sending your student to school with a baggie full of box tops. Participating brands are starting to change their packaging from a traditional Box Tops clip to the new Box Top label. If you see the label, use the new Box Tops For Education app to scan your receipt. Box Tops are still worth 10¢ each for our school. The app will find participating products purchased at any store and instantly add cash to our school's earnings online. You can download the app today!!

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Casey's Cash for Classrooms

Dear Parents,

We’re excited to share that our school is participating in Cash for Classrooms, part of Casey’s Rewards. This opens up Hawthorne Elementary to new funding opportunities to help improve learning environments for students.

The best part? Donations don’t come out of your own pocket. When you buy from Casey’s and use their rewards program you can simply turn your points into a donation to our school. Help Hawthorne Elementary make the most of this program and learn more at Caseys.com/schools.


Mike Marsden

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"It's always a great day to be at Hawthorne!"