Hawthorne School News: 10/5/18
A newsletter from Hawthorne School and the PTA
Family Movie Night
Friday, Oct. 5th, 6pm
There will be a brief PTA meeting right after the movie gets started, in order to vote on whether the PTA will be supporting the Jefferson Referendum and the D200 Working Together committee, and whether the PTA will be supporting the committee with a financial donation. All registered and paid members of the PTA are eligible to vote.
No School on Monday, October 8th in recognition of Columbus Day.
Math Games Everyone Should Play At Home!
Halloween at Hawthorne
Wednesday, Oct. 31st, 2pm
Hawthorne School Field
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.
Thirty Million Words: Building a Child's Brain
Tuesday, Nov. 13th, 7pm
Glen Ellyn Public Library, 400 Duane Street, Glen Ellyn
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).
Charleston Wrap Fundraiser
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!
- Register your student online by clicking here enter our School ID [z- 15960]
- Invite friends and family to shop and support our students.
- 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
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!
Our lunch program is a great option for those busy mornings when you may not have time to pack a lunch. Please know that if your child doesn't have a lunch, we will always provide one for her/him through our hot lunch program at school.
We use a cashless system for our hot lunch program. All students have a lunch card, and you can load money onto your child's card using the My School Bucks online system, or by sending cash or check to school, payable to CUSD 200. If you prefer that your child does not have a lunch card, please let us know, and we can pull the lunch card from the class stack. Please contact our school office if you would like us to remove your child's lunch card.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or text me at 630-730-2955.
Join the PTA Today. Your Membership Counts!
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/
Dates to remember...
Oct. 5: PTA Family Movie Night at 6:00 p.m., in the gym
Oct. 8: No School, Columbus Day
Oct. 11: Wheaton College Children's Concert (walking field trip in the morning)
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
Nov. 19-25: No School, Thanksgiving Break
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.)