Hawthorne Happenings

Week of 2/27 - 3/3

Hello all,


Another great week is behind us. The second trimester has ended. It seems like there is still so much of the school year left, but when you think about it there really isn't. We have 4 weeks until Spring Break, then 3 weeks until our long East weekend, and then about 5 weeks until the school year comes to a close. Summer will be here before we know it. It's time to dig in a make sure this year ends on a high note. Here are some highlights from the last week:



  • MAP Data - On Tuesday, I attended a MAP Data Workshop in Belle Plaine. I'll admit that I am not very well-versed in MAPs, which is why I took the opportunity to attend this PD. I'm happy to report that I discovered many new reports that I believe may be helpful. I will be sharing these new reports during one of our upcoming staff meetings.
  • Reading to incoming Little Chiefs - In preparation for Kindergarten Round Up and next school year, I have been going around to each of the 4 year old programs in town to read to them and introduce myself. It was surely a highlight for me to see the faces of the students who may be headed our way. I will continue to read to 4 year old programs this week and I look forward to seeing them again next week at Round Up.

Week of 2/27-3/3

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Dr. Seuss Day

Thank you Jill Cox for organizing Dr. Seuss Day!! I am looking forward to reading some Dr. Seuss on Thursday. They are my favorite books to read to my kids. I may not fit into the Cat in the Hat suit anymore, but I'll track down a hat for sure.

Chief Change Champ Pizza Lunch

Our Chief Change Champs nominees and winner will be announced this week. The winners will join Rhett and I in the office for our monthly pizza lunch. If you have a student who is named as a Chief Change Champ, please send them up to the office at 11:30.

Report Cards

I will be reviewing report cards this week. When I send them to you, please review them and let me know if they look okay. I will have those printed and ready to send home on Friday.

Trimester 2 Awards Assembly

Our Trimester 2 Awards Assembly is this Friday. We will be running a Wednesday schedule. Below is the floor plan and the awards. These have all been shared with you. The agenda will go as follows:


1:23 Dismiss Kindergarten to the gym and dismiss 3rd grade to the gym

1:26 Dismiss 1st grade to the gym

1:28 Dismiss 2nd grade to the gym

1:30 Introduction by Mr Marsden

1:33 Announce November, December, January, and February Chief Change Champs

1:36 Announce Kindergarten Kpride winners

1:42 Announce 1st grade Kpride winners

1:45 Announce 2nd grade Kpride winners

1:48 Announce 3rd grade Kpride winners

1:55 Introduction of academic awards by Mr Marsden

1:58 Announce Reader Achiever, Math Master and Outstanding Effort Award for kindergarten

2:01 Announce same for 1st grade

2:04 Announce same for 2nd grade

2:07 Announce same for 3rd grade

2:10 Announce goal for attendance

2:12 Announce Trimester 1 perfect attendance winners

2:15 Mr Marsden close

2:18 Dismiss Kindergarten and 3rd grade

2:20 Dismiss 1st grade

2:23 Dismiss 2nd grade

Looking Ahead...

  • 3/9 & 3/10 - Kindergarten Round Up - NO KINDERGARTEN CLASSES

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