Hawthorne School News: 11/9/18
A newsletter from Hawthorne School and the PTA
News from the EL/Bilingual Department
Children succeed when parents and schools are partners in their child’s education. When families are engaged with what is happening at school, their children are successful and more likely to achieve higher education goals. This year the EL Department is serving students from many cultures with backgrounds in 17 different languages. One parent resource of interest to new families, is A Guide to Illinois Schools that can be viewed by clicking on the following links (English, Spanish, and Burmese). This parent handbook gives important information about school systems in Illinois and the United States in general.
Sincerely, The EL/Bilingual Staff
Mrs. Richard, Mrs. Schubert, Mrs. Theodore
Updates from the Art Department
It is hard to believe that it is November already! Students have finished with Fall themed projects and are ready dive into holiday favorites like the Nutcrackers and Gingerbread Kids that will be used decorate Hawthorne for the Holiday Program. I would like to thank the Hawthorne community for the yogurt containers and egg cartons. They are put to good use in the art room. Please keep them coming.
Mr. Rachford, Art Instructor
Blankets for Veterans
Wondrous Words at Recess
~Mrs. Danielle Moran, Principal
Candy for the Troops
Elementary Testing for the Program of Accelerated Curriculum and Enrichment (PACE) Grades 2-5
THIS INFORMATION IS REPEATED FROM THE 11/2/18 NEWSLETTER.
All Second Graders will be screened for PACE in February 2019 using the Cognitive Abilities Test. More information will follow in January 2019. Parents of second graders who are eligible for further PACE testing based on the Cognitive Abilities Test and/or local assessments will be notified at the end of February. Testing will qualify students for the following 2019-2020 classes:
3rd Grade PACE Mathematics
3rd Grade PACE Reading
In March 2019, the PACE Office will host testing for currently enrolled 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students. Students in Grades 3-5 may be recommended for testing by their teacher and/or parent. The deadline for a parent to request PACE Testing is Friday, January 11, 2019. This testing, which will include the CogAT 7 and subtests from the Iowa Assessments. Testing will qualify elementary students for participation in one of the following 2019-2020 classes:
4th and 5th grade PACE Mathematics
4th and 5th grade PACE Reading
6th grade Fast Paced Mathematics
6th grade Fast Paced Language Arts
Please Note – Students currently in PACE Program Classes do not need to re-test for 2019-2020
Students currently attending a private school and/or home schooled, but reside in the
District 200 Attendance Area, are also eligible for PACE Program Testing.
Testing will take place at each elementary school around the first or second week of March, and will be scheduled around mandatory PARCC testing. Parents who register their students by the Friday, January 11, 2019 deadline will be notified by mail about specific testing dates & times prior to testing.
Parent Testing Referral Forms can be found on the District 200 website www.cusd200.org under Departments > Student Learning > Gifted Education > Parent Referral Forms
Please contact the District 200 PACE Office at (630) 682-2024 or email PACE@cusd200.org with any questions.
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.
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Dates to remember...
Nov. 13: Veterans Day celebration at Hawthorne (regular school day)
Nov. 14: Last day of running club!
Nov. 19-25: No School, Thanksgiving Break
Nov. 29: Family Reading Night at Prairie Path Books at 6:00-7:30 p.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.)