Hawthorne School News 4/18/19

A newsletter from Hawthorne School and the PTA

The Last Day of School will be June 11th

The last student attendance day for the 2018-19 School Year is Tuesday, June 11, 2019. Due to this year’s four weather-related school closures, the Board of Education had to extend the school year. Board approved calendars contain five emergency days at the end of the school year in the event of school closure. Per the Illinois School Code, Districts are required to make-up up to five school closure days and therefore all four closure days will be made up.

2019-2020 school year calendar

2020-2021 school year calendar

Fine Arts Night

Tuesday, May 7th, 6-8pm

Hawthorne Gym

Please enter through Door 14.

There will be several performances by our very talented Hawthorne musicians, and several pieces of artwork on display created by Hawthorne students!

Here is the schedule for the night:

5:30 p.m. CLEF Club dinner

6:00 p.m. CLEF Club performance
6:30 p.m. Orchestra
7:00 p.m. Band
7:30 p.m. Chorus

CLEF Club is our group for "Children Learning English Fluency".

School Supplies Made Easy!

It's already time to start thinking about next year's Back to School Shopping! Look for order forms for the 2019-2020 School Supply Kits in your child's backpack. Make it easy on yourself while supporting Hawthorne's PTA by letting us do the shopping and work for you! Carlson's Paint, Glass & Supplies Store will assemble the kits, deliver them to the PTA, and they'll be ready at your child's classroom when school starts in August. For a hassle-free first day of school next August, return payment and the completed form with your child's information for the upcoming school year to the office in an envelope marked School Supply Kits. Orders and payment must be received by Friday, May 10th. Feel free to email Melissa Johnson at melissa123j@yahoo.com with questions. 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.

Hawthorne’s 5t​h Annual BOB Tournament is Coming

The teams are assigned, and the books are chosen for the Intramural Battle of the Books Tournament! An email went to parents recently with more information; if you did not receive the email, please email hawthornebattleofthebooks@gmail.com. Thanks, and good luck, readers!

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Yearbook Update

Our fifth graders have chosen the yearbook theme: BE BOLD, BE BRAVE, BE YOU. Fifth graders can now submit entries for the yearbook cover, due to Mrs. Moran by April 24th.

It's time to order your yearbooks if you haven't done so already! They cost $11.99 each. Deadline is April 17th PLUS you can log in and create 2 custom pages for your student. In other words, 2 pages full of pictures just of them! Order online: www.treering.com/validate and use School Code: 101515708176509

Also,please send your pictures you'd like included in the yearbook directly to brookes@alumni.nd.edu - you can email individual images, use google drive, dropbox, facebook messenger, whatever works for you! Please make sure they are clearly labeled with the activity and grade of students. Thank you!

PTA Announces 2019-2020 Executive Committee

Congrats to next year's PTA Executive Committee. The new committee was voted in at the April 2nd General Meeting with their term to begin on July 1. A big thank you to all who have agreed to serve! The committee includes:

Angie Wilson - President
Lauren Fortosis - Executive Vice President
Christy Whittington - Treasurer
Jenny Wiley - Vice President, Volunteers
Jackie Bovee - Vice President, Fundraising
Joy Castrovillari - Secretary

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 jandkhubbard@msn.com 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/

Support the PTA Every Time You Use Amazon!

Just go to Amazon Smile and choose Hawthorne School PTA from the dropdown menu. Amazon will donate a portion of your purchase to us. It's doesn't cost you a single extra cent.

(Really). https://smile.amazon.com/

Dates to remember...


Apr. 17: Last day to order your yearbook

Apr. 19: No School

Apr. 23: 5th graders take State Science Test in the morning

Apr. 24: 5th grade yearbook cover designs due to Mrs. Moran in the office

Save the Date:

  • Fine Arts Night on May 7 at 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Field Day on June 10 in the afternoon (rain date, June 11)
  • Student Recognition Ceremony (5th grade parents invited to attend) on June 11 at 10:30 a.m.

Elementary Handbook

Our Parent Student Elementary Handbook for the 2018-2019 school year can be found here online. Please call the office if you would like a paper copy: (630) 682-2065.

The Hawthorne Way

We at Hawthorne School....

...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.

School Hours:

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

A.M. Kindergarten

9:05 a.m.-11:45 a.m. (late bell 9:15 a.m.)