Hawthorne School News 3/8/19
A newsletter from Hawthorne School and the PTA
Daylight Savings: Turn Your Clocks Ahead on March 10
Hawthorne Fun Fair: Volunteers Needed!
Spring Picture Day is Monday, March 18th!
A message from our Reading Department
At Hawthorne, we value a school culture where students and staff are immersed in books. Students getting excited about reading and wanting to read is our goal. Read Across America is a national event incorporating the love of reading with Dr. Seuss’ birthday! Hawthorne School had a week of special activities connected to a Dr. Seuss book each day, culminating with an all school read in the gym.
We also decorated the hallways with favorite books from students and staff. Next time you visit school, walk the hallways and see all of the favorites we love.
Here are a few other ways our Hawthorne staff motivates kids to read:
give book talks to entice students to try new genres or topics.
show students that we are readers ourselves by sharing the books that we have read
give students opportunities to talk about books they read with each other.
find new books, series and authors to share and recommend to student
Happy Reading to All!
Important News from the Health Office for 5th Grade Parents
Your 5th grade student will bring home an envelope with important health information. The envelope will include a letter with information regarding the health requirements for 6th grade, a physical examination form and a dental exam form.
The school nurse needs your 5th grade student’s health records, so that your child can begin 6th grade. Please return completed exams to the HAWTHORNE Elementary School health office before Memorial Day, or to the middle school after this date. The physical and immunization requirements MUST be completed and turned in by the first day of school, August 22, 2019. Please make your appointment now.
If you have any questions regarding the health requirements, please feel to contact the Health Office.
Plunge Into Fitness Challenge
Hawthorne’s 5th Annual BOB Tournament is Coming
If your child is interested in the upcoming Battle of the Books tournament:
● Sign up in the library by March 15th
● Teammate requests allowed (up to 8 kids per team) but not guaranteed
● Final team assignments posted by March 20th
● Open to 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades
● All kids on a team must be from same grade
● You do not have to read all the books; everyone competes as a team
● Each team is responsible for preparing for the meets. Teams are encourage
to meet during recess or outside of school. We will distribute some study
● Questions? Please contact Cathy Troupos or Ruth Lange at
Books list (12 books) will be distributed when the Wheaton Public Library releases the list for the 2020 Battle of the Books competition soon.
3rd Grade Battle: Tuesday, May 28 at 12:00-12:30 PM in the LLC 4th Grade Battle: Wednesday, May 29 at 12:00-12:30 PM in the LLC 5th Grade Battle: Thursday, May 30 at 12:00-12:30 PM in the LLC
Championship Battle: Friday, May 31 at 2:00-3:00 PM in gym (Grade-level winners plus the highest score received that did not win grade level)
Families are welcome to attend the meets.
PTA Announces 2019-2020 Executive Committee
Congrats to the nominations for next year's PTA Executive Committee. The new committee will be voted in at the April 2nd General Meeting of the PTA with their term to begin on July 1. We are still looking for a Vice President of Fundraising so it you are interested or looking for more information, please contact Angie Wilson, firstname.lastname@example.org. A big thank you to all who have agreed to serve! Nominations include:
Angie Wilson - President
Lauren Fortosis - Executive Vice President
Christy Whittington - Treasurer
Jenny Wiley - Vice President, Volunteers
Open - 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 email@example.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/
Dates to remember...
Mar. 15: PTA Fun Fair at 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Hawthorne School
Mar 18: Spring Picture Day
Mar. 19: Dental Clinic
Mar. 20: Online registration for All Day Kindergarten opens at 8:00 a.m.
Mar. 25-29: Spring Break: No School
Apr. 1: School Resumes
Apr. 2: PTA meeting in LLC at 7:30 p.m.
Apr. 5: Hawthorne Spirit Day: wear red PTA shirt
Apr. 19: No School
Save the Date: Fine Arts Night on May 7 at 5:30-8:00 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.)