Hawthorne School News 1/11/19

A newsletter from Hawthorne School and the PTA

Hawthorne welcomed Poet Bill Buczinsky

On Friday, we welcomed children's poet Bill Buczinsky to our school, who performed many original songs and poems and some classics and well. Students participated in many ways and got excited about writing! Mr. B will be visiting all classrooms next week to do a writing workshop with all students, and help students write their own poems!

This program was provided for our school by a generous donation from a Hawthorne family!

5 Essentials Survey

Parents, you have the opportunity to share your thoughts on the important elements of school effectiveness in a survey about your child’s school.

On behalf of the Illinois State Board of Education, the Illinois 5Essentials Survey will be administered online by UChicago Impact at the University of Chicago. The survey gathers data related to five indicators that can predict important student outcomes, including improved attendance and larger test score gains. These five indicators that affect and predict school success are:

· Effective Leaders

· Collaborative Teachers

· Involved Families

· Supportive Environments

· Ambitious Instruction

Your participation in the parent portion of the survey will help us understand the conditions at your child’s school and guide improvement. Your identity and survey responses will be kept completely confidential and will never be connected to you or your child.

To take the survey please visit https://survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois/ and select the appropriate survey to begin. For more information about the Illinois 5Essentials Survey, or to view previous years’ Reports, please visit https://www.5-essentials.org/illinois. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact 5Essentials Client Services at 1-866-440-1874 or 5essentials@uchicago.edu.


Danielle Moran, Principal

5th Grade Band Concert

Monday, Jan. 14th, 6pm

Monroe Middle School

5th grade students should report at 6:00 p.m. and the concert will begin at 7:00 p.m.! This is the rescheduled date because of the snow day back in November.

STEM Night: Coming Soon to Hawthorne School

Thank you to the Student Excellence Foundation (SEF) for providing us with a grant to bring the Dupage Children's Museum STEM program to our school! SAVE THE DATE for February 21st, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. for Hawthorne's first math and science night! There will be over 20 hands-on math and science activities for children of all ages! Pictured here are several Hawthorne 2nd grade students with Claudia Dunn from SEF, Jennifer Merck, former Hawthorne PTA president and current member of SEF, and Principal Danielle Moran.

Battle of the Books is off to a Great Start

On Tuesday, Hawthorne's Battle of the Books team showed their smarts! They missed only 1 question in their first meet of the season and finished tied for second place. Cathy Troupos and Ruth Lange, BOB coaches, are so happy with how much reading and prepping this team has done so far-still seven more meets to go this season, so keep on reading! Go BOB!

The PTA Executive Committee Needs You

Looking to get more involved in our school? The PTA is a great place to make a difference in the school experience for your children, their classmates, our teachers, and our support staff. Come join us! The PTA is 100% volunteer-powered and we couldn't provide programs, clubs, and events without the support of our parents and grandparents. There are many ways to help just a little or a whole lot - whatever works for you. Current open Executive Committee positions for 2019-20 include President or Co-President, Vice President, and Vice President of Fundraising. There are also committee chair positions available as well. If you're interested in any of these opportunities, please contact Angie Wilson, angiewilson1@gmail.com. Thanks!

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...


Jan. 14: 5th grade band concert at Monroe Middle School, 6:00 p.m. students report, 7:00 p.m. concert begins

Jan. 14-17: Poetry Week with Bill Buczinsky (during the day, in classrooms)

Jan. 18: No School, Teacher's Institute Day

Jan. 21: No School, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day


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.)