Hawthorne School News 5/24/19
A newsletter from Hawthorne School and the PTA
No School on Monday, May 27: Memorial Day
Summer Reading Book Club
Hawthorne students entering grades 1-5 will receive a book to read this summer, and have the opportunity to participate in a virtual summer book club. Students have each chosen a book, and our school will provide a copy of the book for each student to read over the summer, as well as fun and interactive things to do and think about related to the book. (Our students entering Kindergarten have already received a new book, called The Night Before Kindergarten.)
When students return in August, we will have book club celebrations planned based on the book each student read this summer! We hope this will encourage ALL of our students to read this summer, have fun, and interact with books and our staff through reading. More details to come soon on the reading activities we have planned!
Parents, we encourage you to preview the book selections! Please click on the link below to see the choices, and there are photos below of each book choice as well! Parents are welcome to come into the LLC to see the book choices.
Boris on the Move by Andrew Joyner
Recommended for grades K-1.
Press Start: Game Over, Super Rabbit Boy by Thomas Flintman
Recommended for grades K-1.
Hilde Cracks the Case: Thief Strikes! by Hilde Lysiak
Recommended for grades 2-3.
The Mysterious Makers of Shaker Street: Sounds Like Trouble by Stacia Deutsch
Recommended for grades 2-3.
The 13-story Treehouse by Andy Griffiths
Recommended for grades 4-5.
Wish by Barbara O'Conner
Recommended for grades 4-5.
Hawthorne is excited to welcome author and illustrator Debbie Ohi on June 3. Ms. Ohi will be speaking to K-2 students about her career that morning and talking about her new book, I’m Worried. Students have an opportunity to purchase an autographed copy of this book. The order form will be coming home soon, but if you just can’t wait, click here. Personalized orders are due by 6/3 and autographed copies will be available until 6/5. A special thank you to the PTA for this event! We are able to welcome authors throughout the year because the PTA worked with Anderson’s Book Store on the book fair last fall!
Field Day is June 7
Intramural Battle of the Books is coming!
Next week is battle week!
3rd Grade Battle: Tuesday, May 28 at 12:00-12:30 PM in the LLC
4th Grade Battle: Wednesday, May 29 at 12:00-12:30 PM in the LLC
5th Grade Battle: Thursday, May 30 at 12:00-12:30 PM in the LLC
Championship Battle: Friday, May 31 at 2:00-3:00 PM in gym
(Grade-level winners plus the highest score received that did not win grade level)
Families are welcome to attend the meets. Students may not attend meets for other grade levels.
School Supply Update
School Supply Kits orders are being finalized for Carlson's. If you still need to make a late order, please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org and turn your form with payment in to the office on Tuesday, May 27th. After this date, orders will no longer be taken. If you would like to make it easy for yourself while supporting Hawthorne's PTA, let us do the work of School Supply shopping for you! Carlson's will assemble the kits, deliver them to the PTA, and they'll be ready at your child's classroom when school starts in August. Feel free to email Melissa Johnson at email@example.com with questions or if you need an extra form. Extra forms are also in the office. If you decide to purchase school supplies on your own, please have your child bring the supplies on the first day of school next August.
Final Box Top Collection
Please have your child bring in any box tops that you have by next week WEDNESDAY.
The PTA will be organizing the final collection for this year and updating the classroom standings so we can organize a reward for the winning class.
Thank you for all of your participation this year! Thanks to Carolyn Singley for serving as Box Tops Chair!
PTA Receipts Needed
Updates from the Health Office
Purging Student Files
Portions of the temporary health records for students moving on to middle school will be updated and/or deleted prior to the end of the school year. If you would like to come in to inspect or copy any records, please call the school health office. All immunization records, accident reports, and records of release of information contained in the permanent record will be kept as part of the permanent school records.
Any student with medication kept at school must be picked up by you or a designated adult by June 11, 2019. After this date and time all remaining medications will be discarded.
Each school year we must have a new doctor’s order to continue giving your child medication in school. All medical forms are available on-line at www.cusd200.org/healthservices
Health Requirements for School Attendance
This is a reminder to 5th grade parents about their child’s health requirements for the next school year. If your child has had a physical or dental exam for the
next school year, please turn it into the receiving school. If they have not had a physical or dental exam, please make your appointment now. These health requirements are due before the start of the next school year. If you have any questions, please contact the health office.
Below is a list of school health requirements for kindergarten, second, sixth and ninth grade students for the upcoming school year. The required forms can be found on the district or school website under Health Services.
Physical Examination Requirements
The Illinois school code requires that students entering school for the first time (early childhood, kindergarten, or first grades), students entering kindergarten, sixth and ninth grades, and transfer students must submit evidence of a physical examination and a complete record of immunizations.
The completed physical examination and record of immunization form is expected at the school health office upon enrollment/ registration and required by the first day of student attendance.
Appointment dates for obtaining a physical exam do not meet the school requirement.
Immunization records must show proof of immunization against diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, measles, mumps, rubella, polio and chicken pox.
Early childhood and sixth grade through high school students are also required to have the hepatitis B vaccine..
Sixth grade thru twelfth grade are required to have the Tdap vaccine.
Sixth grade and twelfth grade are required to have the meningococcal vaccine.
Dental Examination Requirements
Students in kindergarten, second, sixth and ninth grades must submit evidence of a dental examination by May 15th of that school year. Dental exams must be completed within 18 months prior to May 15th.
Vision Examination Requirements
Students entering Illinois schools for the 1st time (kindergarten or transfer) must submit evidence of a vision exam.
**All required health forms are available at the school office or www.cusd200.org. The school nurse may be able to provide resources for obtaining health requirements.
Rent the Hawthorne Sign - Your Kids Will Love It!
Celebrate your child’s birthday in a big way! Wish him/her a Happy Birthday on the Hawthorne School sign. Rent it for their big day and let them see their name in big letters and lights! Cost is $20 for your first child and $10 for subsequent children. Another great way to support the PTA! You can find the form on the PTA website, in the main office or by clicking here.
Contact Kelly Hubbard for more info at firstname.lastname@example.org or text me at 630-730-2955.
Connect with the PTA on Facebook
It's an easy way to get updates on school initiatives and our work! You don't have to be on the board, a volunteer, or even a member to join. https://www.facebook.com/groups/217707928290340/
Dates to remember...
May 27: No School
May 28: Grade 3 Intramural Battle of Books Tournament at 12:00 in LLC
May 29: Grade 4 Intramural Battle of Books Tournament at 12:00 in LLC
May 30: Grade 5 Intramural Battle of Books Tournament at 12:00 in LLC
May 31: Intramural Battle of Books Final Tournament/Assembly at 2:00 in Gym
June 3: Author visit for grades Kindergarten - grade 2
June 5: 5th graders view Screenagers
June 6: Big Rig Book Visit (more information coming soon)
June 7: Field Day in the afternoon (rain date, June 11)
June 11: Student Recognition Ceremony (5th grade parents invited to attend) at 10:30 a.m.
The Hawthorne Way
...prepare for learning.
...respect ourselves, each other, adults and our school.
In partnership with parents and community, we inspire each student to think, create, and achieve at high levels, within a positive and caring learning environment, while meeting the needs of all students, and celebrating the diversity of our learners.
All Day Kindergarten & Grades 1-5:
9:05 a.m.-3:30 p.m. (late bell 9:15 a.m.)
12:00-1:00p.m. Lunch/Recess for all students
9:05 a.m.-11:45 a.m. (late bell 9:15 a.m.)