The Hawk Talk

'Together, We Can Make a Difference.' July 25, 2018

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Principal's Message

You are invited to Thrilling Thursday - 'Back to School / Meet the Teacher Night at Hawthorne tomorrow, Thursday, July 26 from 5:30 - 6:45 pm. Plan to visit school to see the classroom and meet the teachers / staff. In anticipation of the first few days of school, we will be asking you to advise us of your child's transportation arrangements when you visit the room.

There will be a volunteer cleaning opportunity this Saturday, July 28, from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm. This will be a time to get the school ready for the new school year. In addition to volunteers from Post Road Christian Church, you will be helping to ready the school grounds for the 2018/2019 school year.

We are excited for the start of the school year and staff have been working hard to make this a successful year for all. As our motto says, "Together, We Can Make a Difference" and we look forward to working with you to ensure your child's success.

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

7/28 Volunteer Opportunity @ Hawthorne 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

7/30 First Day of School for the 2018/2019 School Year - Full Day

8/8 Late Start School starts 1 hour later (Buses run 1 hour later)

8/8 Cub Scout Registration Night 6:30-7:30 pm

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

**Food Service Department News""

Did you know that you can add money, check balances and view what your child is eating for lunch on the Food Service Parent Portal? You can even pay your textbook rental invoice at the same time! Simply to go If you need your username and password, just email or so we can provide you one. Need to speak to someone in the Food Service Department? You can also call us at 317-869-4381 or 317-869-4389. To view the Food Service website, go to

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.


August 15th @ 6:00-7:30pm-Hawthorne Cafeteria

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.

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.

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:

August 8

September 12


February 6

March 6

April 10

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 June 4

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

Monday: Breakfast - Whole Grain Blueberry Muffin, Apple Juice, Raisins, Milk

Lunch- Chicken Nuggets w/BBQ Sauce, Sloppy Joe Sandwich or Cereal Fun Lunch, Seasoned Mixed Vegetables, Milk

Tuesday: Breakfast - Maple Burst Mini Pancakes, Red Delicious Apple, Milk

Lunch - Beef Hot Dog, BBQ Riblet Sandwich or Ham Slider w/Cheese Cubes & Grapes Fun Lunch, BBQ Baked Beans, Milk

Wednesday: Breakfast -Cocoa Puffs Cereal Bar, Fresh Banana, Raisins, Milk

Lunch - Spaghetti & Meatballs, Ham & Swiss Pretzel Roll Sandwich or Nacho Fun Lunch, Seasoned Broccoli, Milk

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

Lunch - Salisbury Steak w/Gravy & Biscuit, Chicken Biscuit Sandwich or Mixed Greens Salad w/Cheese & Roll, Seasoned Carrots, Seasoned Green Peas, Milk

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

Lunch - Classic Cheese Pizza, Turkey Sausage, Egg, & Cheese Bagel, or Peach Parfait w/Granola, Seasoned Green Beans, 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.

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.

Cub Scout Registration Night

We will be hosting a Cub Scout Registration Night on Wednesday, August 8 from 6:30-7:30 pm. Also, Pack 161 will hold an open house at St. Matthew's Episcopal Church on Monday, August 6 from 7 - 8 pm.

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!