Hawthorne Happenings

March Newsletter

Dr. Seuss's Birthday Celebration - March 2nd

The student's will be celebrating Dr. Seuss's birthday on March 2nd. There will be various activities throughout the day. Classrooms will welcome guests throughout the day to read their favorite Dr. Seuss books.

Excellence in Education Award

If there's a professional educator who's changed your life or the life of your child, consider nominating him or her for the Excellence in Education award. It's Iowa State Education Association's recognition program which honors our everyday heroes--the ones who demonstrate excellence every day for their students or schools.

Excellence in Education Award nominations are now open through March 1.

Excellence in Education Award Nomination Form

Show Choir Concert - March 6

Kindergarten and First grade will be going to the Grand Theater to listen to the Show Choir @ 8:45 AM.

Second and Third grade will be going at 1:00 PM

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Kindergarten Round-Up - March 8th & 9th

It's that time of year again...Hawthorne Elementary is preparing for next year's incoming Kindergarten students. On Thursday, March 8th and Friday, March 9th, Hawthorne Elementary will host it's annual Kindergarten Round Up. If you have an incoming Kindergarten student or know a family with an incoming Kindergarten student, please call Hawthorne Elementary at (319)524-3503 to schedule a time on March 8th or 9th to attend our Kindergarten Round Up. Please review the following flyer for additional information. Thank you!!!


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Keokuk Animal Services - March 8th & 22nd

Some of our 2nd grade classes will be going to the Keokuk Animal Services on March 8th and March 22nd from 1:10 to 2:00. Students will be reading to the animals to promote reading literacy and community service.

No School - March 12th

There will be no school for students on March 12 due to teachers having a Professional Development Day.

PTO Meeting - March 13

Our PTO will be holding it's monthly meeting on March 13 starting at 6:30 in the Hawthorne library. As always, all staff and parents are welcome!

World Down Syndrome Day - March 21st

We will be celebrating Down Syndrome Day on March 21st with a Mismatched Sock Day. We can't wait to see all the fun socks!!

March Birthday Lunch & Bookstore - March 23rd

We will have our March birthday lunches and bookstore on March 23rd. All students with a March birthday's will have a special lunch. Parents are always invited to join!

Early Dismissal - March 27

We will have an early out on March 27 @ 11:15 due to Parent Teacher Conferences.

Parent Teacher Conferences - March 27

Parent Teacher Conferences will run from 1:30 to 9:30 PM. Please make sure you send back your slips for setting up time with your student's teacher. If you need a reminder about what time your conference is please call Hawthorne Elementary at (319)524-3503.

Spring Break - March 28th - April 2nd

Spring break will run from March 28th - April 2nd. We hope you enjoy your time off!! School will resume on the 3rd of April.

Lee County Writing Contest Winners

Poetry Winners:

Kindergarten - 1st Place - Lydia Bailey Honorable Mention - AJ Hutcherson

First Grade - 1st Place - Hayden Dochterman Honorable Mention - Ryan McDonald

Second Grade - 1st Place - Carl Hausch Honorable Mention - Hailey Lambert

Third Grade - 1st Place - Darian Bevington Honorable Mention - Amelia Marshall

Creative Writing Winners:

Kindergarten - 1st Place - Gavin Claus Honorable Mention - AJ Hutcherson

First Grade - 1st Place - Ryan McDonald Honorable Mention - Hayden Dochterman & Alexis Perry

Second Grade - 1st Place - Bella Smith Honorable Mention - Bella Mills

Third Grade - 1st Place - Amelia Marshall Honorable Mention - Ridley Delperdang & Olivia Claus

Congratulations to all our winners!!

March Hawthorne Calendar

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March Breakfast Menu

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March Lunch Calendar

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