Hawthorne School News 12/14/18
A newsletter from Hawthorne School and the PTA
Keep Your Kids Reading Over Winter Break!
Here are some easy (and free) ways to get books when school is closed.
Go to your public library! Getting a library card is free and so is checking out books at both the Wheaton Public Library and Carol Stream Public Library!
Read books online! When you're all cozy in your holiday PJs, who wants to go out in the cold to get a book? Don't forget that even though Hawthorne is closed, the online resources are still available. PebbleGo and PebbleGo Next offer nonfiction texts on all sorts of different topics. You can access both of these databases through the LLC's Research and Reading Resources page (have your parents email Ms. Young if you need the password).
Through a generous grant from the Student Excellence Foundation, Hawthorne students have access to more than 100 Capstone Interactive digital books. Go to MyCapstoneLibrary.com to see what's available! (have your parents email Ms. Young if you need the password).
Both the Wheaton Public Library and the Carol Stream Public Library offer TumbleBooks through their websites. TumbleBooks has a wide variety of books including picture books, chapter books, and graphic novels. Use the search box to find some of your favorites like Mercy Watson, Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew and Geronimo Stilton! (The Carol Stream Library also offers TumbleBook Cloud and Cloud Junior with a wider selection of chapter books.) You will need your public library card to access these resources.
Team Building in 3rd Grade
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 email@example.com.
Danielle Moran, Principal
Elementary Testing for the Program of Accelerated Curriculum and Enrichment (PACE) Grades 2-5
THIS INFORMATION IS REPEATED FROM THE 11/2/18 NEWSLETTER.
All Second Graders will be screened for PACE in February 2019 using the Cognitive Abilities Test. More information will follow in January 2019. Parents of second graders who are eligible for further PACE testing based on the Cognitive Abilities Test and/or local assessments will be notified at the end of February. Testing will qualify students for the following 2019-2020 classes:
3rd Grade PACE Mathematics
3rd Grade PACE Reading
In March 2019, the PACE Office will host testing for currently enrolled 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students. Students in Grades 3-5 may be recommended for testing by their teacher and/or parent. The deadline for a parent to request PACE Testing is Friday, January 11, 2019. This testing, which will include the CogAT 7 and subtests from the Iowa Assessments. Testing will qualify elementary students for participation in one of the following 2019-2020 classes:
4th and 5th grade PACE Mathematics
4th and 5th grade PACE Reading
6th grade Fast Paced Mathematics
6th grade Fast Paced Language Arts
Please Note – Students currently in PACE Program Classes do not need to re-test for 2019-2020
Students currently attending a private school and/or home schooled, but reside in the
District 200 Attendance Area, are also eligible for PACE Program Testing.
Testing will take place at each elementary school around the first or second week of March, and will be scheduled around mandatory PARCC testing. Parents who register their students by the Friday, January 11, 2019 deadline will be notified by mail about specific testing dates & times prior to testing.
Parent Testing Referral Forms can be found on the District 200 website www.cusd200.org under Departments > Student Learning > Gifted Education > Parent Referral Forms
Please contact the District 200 PACE Office at (630) 682-2024 or email PACE@cusd200.org with any questions.
The Winter Concert was a Huge Hit!
Mr. Peeler, Kate & Max
Thank you, Mr. Peeler, for being our accompanist for our winter program!
Our 5th graders did a wonderful job at their last Hawthorne winter concert!
Our youngest learners performed very well at their first show!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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...
Dec. 21: Winter parties in classrooms at 2:15-3:15 p.m. (A.M. Kindergarten Winter Party will be 10:30-11:30 a.m.)
Dec. 24-Jan. 6: No School, Winter Break (School resumes on Jan. 7, 2019)
Jan. 8: PTA meeting in the LLC, 7:30 p.m.
Jan. 18: No School, Teacher's Institute Day
Jan. 21: No School, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
SAVE THE DATE: FEBRUARY 21 FROM 6:00-8:00 P.M. WILL BE OUR FAMILY MATH & SCIENCE NIGHT WITH THE DUPAGE CHILDREN'S MUSEUM!
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.)