The Hawk Talk

'Together, We Can Make a Difference.' August 10, 2018

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Principal's Message

WAY TO GO! Week two was great. As we continue to build and grow a solid foundation, please have daily conversations about what is going on in the classroom. Your Hawthorne staff looks forward to communicating with you and finding great ways to grow our partnership. I challenge each parent to reach out to your student’s teacher in some way this month to check in. I use the REMIND app to keep connected with families. If you have not, please join our school wide REMIND by following the instructions at this website: OR texting 81010 with the message @hawks8301.

Have a great school year!!! Mr. Butler

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Yearbooks Are Now on Sale!!! $11.00

A 2017-2018 yearbook is available for $11! The school office will be open until June 18 if you would like to purchase a yearbook.

Dates to Remember

8/14 All Pro Family Kickball Game @ Hawthorne 5:30-6:45 pm

8/15 PTA Meeting @ Hawthorne Cafeteria 6-7:30 pm

8/23 Skating Party @ Roller Cave 6-8 pm

8/31 Donuts w/Dad 7:15-8:15 am

9/3 Labor Day - No School

9/5 IREAD Parent Meeting for Grade 3

9/7 Homefest @ Warren Central High School

9/12 Late Start - School starts 1 hour later (Buses run 1 hour later)


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PTA News

Why join the Hawthorne PTA?

Joining the PTA allows you to meet some great people. PTA functions are opportunities to meet other parents and teachers, to build rapport and discuss issues that are on your mind. You can share ideas, concerns, and experiences to make the school year better for everyone.

The mission of the Hawthorne Elementary PTA is to act in the interest of the children, to encourage understanding and cooperation between parents and teachers, and to promote programs that benefit the success of children’s learning. The Hawthorne PTA supports education through active participation and advocacy.

Hawthorne Elementary has a very active and supportive PTA. We sponsor many fun events throughout the school year including monthly board meetings, skating parties, Kid’s Night Out and the Hawthorne Family Dinner and Basket Auction. We also provide volunteers for many school events as well as provide support for school programs such as Super Reader, Breakfast with Santa and the annual fund raiser. Please join us for a PTA meeting to see what we’re all about.


September 19th @ 6:00-7:30pm-Hawthorne Cafeteria ​

October-Fall Break

November 14th @ @ 6:00-7:30pm-Hawthorne Cafeteria

December-Winter Break

January 23rd @ 6:00-7:30pm-Hawthorne Cafeteria

February 13th @ 6:00-7:30pm-Hawthorne Cafeteria

March 13th @ 6:00-7:30pm-Hawthorne Cafeteria

April 17th @ 6:00-7:30pm-Hawthorne Cafeteria

Like us on *Facebook @ Hawthorne PTA-Warren Twp.

Hawthorne PTA will be sponsoring a membership contest until August 10, 2018. The class with the most memberships earns a $75 gift card for the classroom. $7 per member, Moms, Dads, Aunts, Uncles & Grandparents... All are welcome to join. Make checks payable to Hawthorne PTA.


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Hawthorne Visitor Policy


Parents and visitors are encouraged to visit Hawthorne Elementary. However, the safety and well-being of our students and staff is very important. According to Warren Board policy, parents must provide advance notice prior to visiting classrooms. (This communication should at least take place prior to the start of the school day.) The Principal will provide guidelines at the beginning of each year. Generally, all visitors must have a scheduled appointment with a teacher prior to conducting a visit or must be escorted by an administrator. Parents must have a background check conducted by the office for any classroom visit longer than 15 minutes. All staff needs to help monitor all visitors in the hallway. If a visitor does not have a pass, please politely ask them to check-in the office for their visitor pass and escort them to the door. If they refuse, say nothing and contact the office immediately. Even parents who visit often MUST register at the office and wear a visitor’s badge. Parents and other family members are always welcome to eat lunch with their child. All students and their visitors that bring in fast food will eat outside of the café and only with their own student. The Principal reserves the right to revoke this privilege if a visitor does not comply with board policy and school expectations.


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Late Start Days for 2018/2019

On Late Start Days, buses and school will run 1 hour later. The dates for 2018/2019 are listed below:

September 12


February 6

March 6

April 10

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Warren Township Technology Policy

Hawthorne Elementary School is implementing a new 1 to 1 Chromebook program for its students this school year. Each student will be assigned a particular Chromebook for classroom use. The Chromebooks will still be kept and charged in a classroom cart. However, the Chromebooks will be labeled with the School, Classroom, Student Name, and Cart Slot number for storage. Students are responsible for proper care and use of the Chromebook.

Each Chromebook is covered by a District sponsored insurance program for accidental damage. The technology fee will cover the enrollment into the insurance program. Purposeful damage is not covered by the insurance program and will be charged by this payment schedule:

Repair = Family Charge

1st Incident = $5, 2nd Incident = $25, 3rd = $50

More than 3 = Actual repair cost

Lunch Menu for August 6-10

Student Lunch-$2.15 Adult Lunch-$3.40 Milk .50

Monday: Breakfast - Apple Cinnamon Muffin, Apple Juice, Raisins, Milk

Lunch- Cheeseburger, Chicken Tenders w/Dinner Roll, or Cereal Fun Lunch, Seasoned Waffle Fries, Milk

Tuesday: Breakfast - Mini Strawberry Pancakes, Red Delicious Apple, Milk

Lunch - Beef Nachos w/Cheddar Cheese & Lettuce, Toasty Cheese
Sandwich w/Tomato Soup or Ham Slider, Cheese Cubes & Grapes Fun Lunch, Milk

Wednesday: Breakfast -Trix Cereal Bar, Fresh Banana, Raisins, Milk

Lunch - Mashed Potato & Chicken Bowl, Cheese Stuffed Breadsticks w/Marinara Sauce, or Nacho Fun Lunch, Seasoned Corn, Milk

Thursday: Breakfast -Mini Cinnis, Sliced Fresh Apples, Fruit Punch, Milk

Lunch - Cheesy Baked Pasta w/Breadstick, Chili & Cheese Hot Dog or Mixed Greens Salad w/ Cheese & Roll, Seasoned Green Beans, Milk

Friday: Breakfast -Cinnamon Cream Cheese Stuffed Bagel, Peach Cup, Raisins, Milk

Lunch - Classic Cheese Pizza, Bacon, Egg & Cheese Biscuit, or Peach Parfait w/Granola, Seasoned Broccoli & Cheese, Milk

Hawthorne is participating in a Universal Breakfast Program for the current school year 2018/2019. Breakfast will be available to all students at no charge.

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To Report Your Child Absent...

Please call the school nurse at 532-3954. Leave your child's name, teacher's name and the reason for the absence. Spanish? Call 317-532-3980 ext. 3981


The YMCA of Greater Indianapolis is enrolling now for the 2018/2019 school year! In the Before & After School Program, you can trust the YMCA to provide an engaging experience for your child. YMCA programs give your child the opportunity to get to know their friends better as they engage in active play and collaborate on fun projects. In the process, they'll continue to develop the physical, educational, emotional and social skills that are essential for success. In our care, your child will receive:

* 60 minutes of physical activity

* A healthy snack

* Homework support

* Curriculum focused on our four core values (caring, honesty, respect & responsibility)

Care is available during school breaks, holidays, and during inclement weather. Financial assistance is available. Enroll at INDYMCA.ORG/YOUTHDEVELOPMENT.

Hawthorne Uniform Policy

Hawthorne Uniform Policy 2018

  1. Pants/Shorts: Khaki, Blue, Gray and Black (shorts must be walking short length)
  2. Short-sleeved/long sleeved shirts with a collar: White, Blue, Black or Red, Gray (includes turtlenecks, mock turtlenecks and button-down)
  3. Sweaters and Sweater Vests: (including cardigan): White, Blue, Red or Black
  4. Sweatshirts: White, Red, Blue, Gray or Black Sweatshirts must be solid color with no logos or stripes.( Hawthorne Logo sweatshirts are encouraged.)
  5. Hooded Sweatshirts (Hoodies) may not be worn during the school day.
  6. Skirts/Jumpers: Khaki, Blue,Gray and Black
  7. Tights or leggings MUST be solid uniform colors (white, blue, black gray or red.
  8. Please Note: any sweaters, sweatshirts, or sweater vests MUST have a solid-colored, collared shirt underneath. Also, all clothing is to be logo-free with the exception of the Hawthorne logo. All uniform clothing must be solid colors only. All shirts MUST be tucked in. If pants/shorts have a belt loop, a belt should be worn.

Box Tops for Education

Another school year is another opportunity to raise money for our school by collecting Box Tops. These Box Tops can be found on many of your favorite products. Our playground was paid for in part by the thousands of Box Tops collected from our generous Hawthorne families! The classroom that brings in the most Box Tops will receive a special celebration in appreciation. We have a winner every quarter so start saving those Box Tops and your student's class could be our next winner!