Hawthorne School News: 10/12/18

A newsletter from Hawthorne School and the PTA

Picture Re-take Day is Monday, October 15th!

Any student who didn't get their picture taken will have the opportunity during the morning on Monday, October 15th. If you were unsatisfied with your pictures, you may return the package and have a re-take done as well.

Football Day!

The Wheaton North High School Football team is coming to Hawthorne on Wednesday, October 17th! The players will be showing our students a few drills and exercises, and will practice football skills such as throwing, kicking and passing. This is always a fun day, and parents are welcome to join in on the fun! Please head straight to the field, no need to sign in at the office. Below is the schedule:

9:30 - 10:15: Mr. Bork, Mrs. Moritz, Miss Gonzalez, Mrs. Holland

10:20 - 11:05: Mrs. Ahrenholz, Miss Heppe, Mrs. TenBusch, Mrs. Traynor

11:10 - 11:55: Mrs. Gimre, Mrs. Jensen, Mrs. Harrison-Hamel, Mrs. Brown

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Halloween Costume Drive

Did you know that Hawthorne School gives away approximately 100 Halloween costumes each year to Hawthorne students? If you would like to donate a new or gently used costume, please bring it to the office before October 26th. Costumes in sizes small through extra-large are needed, especially sizes medium and large (or child sizes 8-12). Thank you!!!
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Halloween at Hawthorne

Wednesday, Oct. 31st, 2pm

Hawthorne School Field

Parents are welcome to watch students in All Day Kindergarten through grade 5 parade around the field at 2:00 on October 31st (if it rains, we will parade in the gym, and parents should enter at Door 14). Classroom parties will begin after the parade, at around 2:15 p.m. Students will be dismissed at 3:30 p.m.

A.M. Kindergarten students will parade at 9:45 a.m., and parents can sign in the office and meet in the foyer at Door 1 to watch the parade. The A.M. Kindergarten party will take place after P.E., at 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Only pre-arranged PTA volunteers will be allowed to stay for the parties.

Raising Resilient and Drug Free Kids

Wednesday, Nov. 7th, 7-8:30pm

1855 Manchester Road

Wheaton, IL

Join us to learn more about teaching resilience and responsibility at an early age. Parents are the first line of defense in preventing their children from experimenting and using drugs. It is ever too early to lay the foundation for a drug-free lifestyle.

Thirty Million Words: Building a Child's Brain

Tuesday, Nov. 13th, 7pm

Glen Ellyn Public Library, 400 Duane Street, Glen Ellyn

The single most important thing you can do for your child’s future success in life is to talk to them. Dr. Dana Suskind, author and founder of the Thirty Million Words Initiative, explains the power of language and how parents can tune in, talk more, and take turns building a child’s brain. A Q&A and book signing will follow her presentation. Copies of her book, Thirty Million Words: Building a Child’s Brain will be available for purchase. Educators who attend can request one free CPDU credit. Register for this free event here.

This event is co-sponsored by Glenbard Early Childhood Collaborative, Westminster Preschool, Glenbard Parent Series, and the Glen Ellyn Public Library.

PTA Reflections Art Submissions Due October 25

This year's Reflections theme is "Heroes Around Us." Here’s a little video about the theme.

All grades are encouraged to participate and submit visual arts and literature entries. All entries are due to school by Wednesday October 25th.

We have two after school workshops for creating pieces on Wednesday the 10th and 17th from 3:45pm-4:45pm (no sign up required).

Spiritwear Update

If you ordered Hawthorne spiritwear, it will be delivered to school and sent home with your child next week (exact date TBD). Thanks for supporting your PTA!

Charleston Wrap Fundraiser

Thank you so much for your recent support of our annual Run A Thon - it was a beautiful day to run for our school. Once all envelopes have been returned to school, we will let you know if we reached our $4,600 goal. In the meantime, we have begun our second big fundraising campaign of the year, Charleston Wrap, and we're asking for your help once again. Please remember that raising funds for any PTA campaign is completely optional for our families, help as little or as much as you see fit. Also please know that if you can't donate financially, we welcome any amount of time that you can donate to a committee, club, or event that the PTA sponsors.

That being said, with the funds we raise this year our students can look forward to:

  • Class Field Trips
  • Mr Lee the Science Guy in all classrooms this spring
  • Dreambox subscriptions to assist with math fluency in grades K-2

These three items alone cost $10,000 and represent a small portion of the benefits the PTA provides to our children. Through our fundraising efforts, we hope to raise enough to cover these activities and many others!

If you can, please reach out to your friends and family and encourage them to shop for products in the Charleston catalog. The proceeds of every purchase will make a big difference. Our PTA earns 40% back on every order! There’s a lot of great stuff in this year’s catalog; with over 1,500 great products you can be confident that everyone you know will find something they like.

This sale only lasts until October 15! You can do these quick, easy things today to get our momentum going!

  1. Register your student online by clicking here enter our School ID [z- 15960]
  2. Invite friends and family to shop and support our students.
  3. Look out for the catalog packets that came home recently.

Thank you for your support!

Tony Castrovillari, VP Fundraising and Kristin Lanzisera, PTA President

Jefferson Early Childhood Referendum Information

There will be a question on the November ballot regarding building a new early childhood center in district 200. The question will read: "Shall the Board of Education of Wheaton Warrenville Community Unit School District Number 200, DuPage County, Illinois, build and equip a new early childhood center without levying a separate, special property tax to finance the costs thereof?"

For information on this referendum, please visit the Referendum Information page on the district website. This is a referendum that is asking the community permission to build the facility with no tax increase. Information on just the facts can be found here. The next Listening Town Hall session will be Saturday, October 13th at 10:00 a.m. at Wheaton Warrenville South High School.

Halloween Candy for Heroes 2018

Wheaton North High School’s student led volunteer club SSMS (Students Supporting Military Services) conducts an annual candy drive and needs your help! A candy collection drive will be held Thursday, November 1st through Monday November 5th. Please send any leftover candy you would be willing to donate to the Hawthorne Office (or you can bring it directly to Wheaton North) and it will be sent to our currently serving troops overseas. All of the candy is sent through Operation Freedom. Last year, with the help of students from elementary, middle, and high schools in District 200, over 800 pounds of candy was sent to our Heroes. The goal is to beat that number this year! Thank you in advance for your participation!

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!

Forms went home recently. You can also 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.

Join the PTA Today. Your Membership Counts!

Don't forget to join the PTA. Forms went home in backpacks recently or you can join via the link below. Become a member today!


Yearbook Photos and Ordering

It's not too early to order your 2018-2019 yearbook from TreeRing! If you order by October 31st, you get a 10% discount. Order online today!

1. Go to www.TreeRing.com/validate.

2. Code is 101515708176509.

We need your help all year round to make our yearbook great! Start by uploading your first day of school photos to this online folder: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/asnplh4gdeu7ltn/AAAzRFnlRxd-d2jmtEL1CKBma?dl=0

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...


Oct. 13: Listening Town Hall at Wheaton Warrenville South HS, 10:00 a.m.

Oct. 15: Picture Re-take Day in the morning only

Oct. 17: Wheaton North Football Day at Hawthorne School (9:30-12:00)

Oct. 31: Halloween Parade and Parties in the afternoon (A.M. Kindergarten party at 10:30-11:30a.m.)


Nov. 1-5: Candy collection for troops (bring to Hawthorne or Wheaton North office)

Nov. 9: No school for students (Teacher Work Day)

Nov. 19-25: No School, Thanksgiving Break

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.)