Message from Mr. Marsden
This is a friendly reminder of our arrival times at Hawthorne and Torrence.
Hawthorne Breakfast starts @ 7:40
Hawthorne Morning Recess starts @ 7:45
Students enter classrooms @ 8:00
Tardy bell @ 8:05
Torrence AM Recess starts @ 7:45
Students enter classrooms @ 8:00, Tardy after 8:05
Torrence PM Recess starts @ 11:45
Students enter classrooms @ 12:00, Tardy after 12:05
Additionally, ALL parents MUST sign into the office when visiting the school. If you need to drop off school supplies or need to speak with a teacher you must sign into the office first. Your assistance in these issues would be greatly appreciated.
Walk Up vs. Drive Up Safety Precaution
Walking through the drive up traffic creates additional safety concerns. We do not want to see any students or parents harmed while navigating through the drive-up traffic. Additionally, at dismissal especially, we want ensure that all of our students are accounted for and are transferred into their parents care safely. When parents walk up to the drive up area to pick up their children it is likely to create confusion when we try to locate those students.
December News from Mrs. Sisk
Just some quick reminders:
Breakfast starts at 7:40 a.m. and is done being served at 8:00 a.m.
School starts at 8:05 a.m.
Dress warm – students will be outside in the mornings unless the wind chill is below +10 degrees. Students will not be let in the building until 7:40!
If your family or your child need support, please reach out to Mrs. Sisk (524-3503) for help.
As long as your child is healthy, please encourage showing up to class when school is in. Every day of school is an important opportunity for students to learn as well as connect to peers and their teachers.
Since we will not have another newsletter before break, I wanted to remind families during time off from school December 18 – January 2nd for Winter break, we want to express our gratitude for everyone who has helped keep our students safe, healthy, connected and learning.
We look forward to seeing you again when school resumes on Monday, January 3rd.
Thank you for partnering with us to help your child learn, thrive and succeed.
Penguin Patch - 11/29-12/3
The Little Chiefs PTO will be hosting the 4th annual Penguin Patch fundraiser from Monday, November 29th-Friday, December 3rd. The Penguin Path holiday shoppe offers gifts ranging from $0.25 to $12. Each class will have an opportunity to shop for their loved ones at a designated time during the week. Envelopes were sent home with students listing the dates and times for their visit. Parents may use these envelopes to help their students budget their money (cash only please). We're looking forward to this event and we hope our Little Chiefs are too!
Scholastic Book Fair - 12/8-12/10
Torrence Pre-K Family Night
Hawthorne Winter Concert - 12/10
- Kindergarten @ 5:00
- 1st Grade @ 5:45
- 2nd Grade @ 6:30
- 3rd Grade @ 7:15
In the coming weeks, please watch for a letter from Ms. Guzman which specific directions for parking and performance arrival and dismissal procedures.
Torrence Pre-K Winter Concert - 12/14
Winter Parties - 12/16
December Awards Assembly - 12/17
Box Tops For Education
Have you heard?! Box Tops For Education is going digital! No more clipping, no more sending your student to school with a baggie full of box tops. Participating brands are starting to change their packaging from a traditional Box Tops clip to the new Box Top label. If you see the label, use the new Box Tops For Education app to scan your receipt. Box Tops are still worth 10¢ each for our school. The app will find participating products purchased at any store and instantly add cash to our school's earnings online. You can download the app today!!
Casey's Cash for Classrooms
We’re excited to share that our school is participating in Cash for Classrooms, part of Casey’s Rewards. This opens up Hawthorne Elementary to new funding opportunities to help improve learning environments for students.
The best part? Donations don’t come out of your own pocket. When you buy from Casey’s and use their rewards program you can simply turn your points into a donation to our school. Help Hawthorne Elementary make the most of this program and learn more at Caseys.com/schools.