Hawthorne School News: 8/24/18

A newsletter from Hawthorne School and the PTA

Picture Day will be August 31!

Get ready to SMILE and say "cheese"! Picture day is coming to Hawthorne School. All students will get their photo taken by our photographer from Lifetouch, in the morning on August 31, and parents will have the option to purchase photos; information will go home in backpacks.
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Our All Star Line Up

Here is our outstanding Hawthorne Teaching Staff for the 2018-2019 school year:

All Day Kindergarten: Mrs. Gimre, tamara.gimre@cusd200.org

A.M. Kindergarten: Mrs. Traynor, brittani.traynor@cusd200.org

Grade 1: Miss Heppe, janet.heppe@cusd200.org

Grade 1: Mrs. Ahrenholz, nancy.ahrenholz@cusd200.org

Grade 2: Mrs. TenBusch (formerly Miss Pisani), angela.pisani@cusd200.org

Grade 2: Miss Gonzalez, briana.gonzalez@cusd200.org

Grade 3: Mrs. Harrison-Hamel, melissa.harrisonhamel@cusd200.org

Grade 3: Mrs. Jensen, francesca.jensen@cusd200.org

Grade 4: Mr. Bork, christopher.bork@cusd200.org

Grade 4: Mrs. Moritz, margaret.mortiz@cusd200.org

Grade 5: Mrs. Brown, jessica.brown@cusd200.org

Grade 5: Mrs. Holland, tracy.holland@cusd200.org

Special Education: Resource: Miss Raniere, karen.raniere@cusd200.org

Special Education: Resource (A.M. only): Miss Reining: morgan.reining@cusd200.org

Special Education: Instructional: Mrs. Cortes, gina.cortes@cusd200.org

Speech & Language: Mrs. Harkleroad, dana.harkleroad@cusd200.org

Social Work: Mrs. Talbot, caren.talbot@cusd200.org

School Psychologist: Mrs. Smetana, christian.smetana@cusd200.org

EL (English Language) staff:

Ms. Theodore, kimberly.theodore@cusd200.org

Ms. Richard, sarah.richard@cusd200.org

Mrs. Schubert, julie.schubert@cusd200.org

PACE (gifted): Mrs. Mansour, kerry.mansour@cusd200.org

LLC (library): Ms. Young, ashley.young@cusd200.org

PE: Mr. Q (Quarto), anthony.quarto@cusd200.org

Art: Mr. Rachford, andrew.rachford@cusd200.org

Music: Mrs. Novak, heather.novak@cusd200.org

Band: Mr. Klos, michael.klos@cusd200.org

Orchestra: Mrs. Johannesen, jeanne.johannesen@cusd200.org

Math Coach: Mrs. Fitzenreider, michelle.fitzenreider@cusd200.org

Reading Coach: Mrs. Corbett, diane.corbett@cusd200.org

Reading Teacher/Title 1: Mrs. Janavich, amy.janavich@cusd200.org

Teaching Assistants:

Mrs. Martinez, Mrs. Bedrossian, Mrs. Brady, Mrs. Kennedy, Mrs. McSweeney

Mrs. Murphy and Ms. Pope assist in the instructional classroom.

Office Staff:

Principal: Mrs. Moran, danielle.moran@cusd200.org

Principal's Secretary: Mrs. Loomis, donna.loomis@cusd200.org

Attendance Secretary: Mrs. Drabant, barbara.drabant@cusd200.org

Nursing Staff:

Chris Gilbertsen, christine.gilbertsen@cusd200.org

Sheli Tomlin, michele.tomlin@cusd200.org

Chi McCollum, chi.mccollum@cusd200.org

Lynda Dome, lynda.dome@cusd200.org

Homework Club and Snack Schedule

Our Homework Club will be starting up again! This is an afterschool tutoring club for our students who are learning English. We are in need of snack donations for Homework Club. To sign up to donate snacks, click here.

Yearbook Photos

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

Breakfast and Lunch Menu and Prices

Did you know your child can purchase breakfast and lunch at school? If your child would like to eat breakfast at school, please line up at Door 14 at 8:50 a.m. Breakfast is served in the Multi-Purpose room, and students are dismissed to their classrooms at 9:05 a.m. All students are welcomed to purchase breakfast and lunch!

In order to comply with Paid Lunch Equity (PLE) requirements for the National School Lunch Program, District 200 has increased the paid student lunch price from $2.65 to $2.75 effective with the 2018-2019 school year. Reduced-priced lunch remains at $.40; Paid Breakfast price remains at $1.25; Reduced-priced breakfast remains at $.30. To pay for food service, send cash or a check to school (made payable to: CUSD200) or pay online, using the My School Bucks website.

These prices are reflected on the menus and have been posted under Food Service on the District website.

New After School Clubs at Hawthorne!

We are offering 2 after school clubs this fall! Cooking Club will be offered on Mondays after school, and Whiffle Ball (it's like baseball!) will be offered on Tuesdays after school.

Whiffle Ball

Who: Students in grades 3-5

When: Tuesdays, 9/11, 9/18, 9/25, 10/2 at 3:40-4:40 p.m.

Where: Hawthorne Gym

To register: Send registration form and payment to school office.

Sticky Fingers Cooking

Who: All grades

When: Mondays, 9/17, 9/24, 10/1, 10/15 at 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Where: The Staff Center at Hawthorne School

To register: Please go online.

Before and After School Care

Our school district offers before and after school care, called the BASP program. All information for this program can be found on the website, but here are a few details:

  • Care is provided in our school gym from 7:00 - 9:00 a.m. and 3:30 - 6:00 p.m.
  • Cost is $9.50 per session, or $19.00 per day for morning and afternoon care.
  • You can choose morning, afternoon, or both sessions.

We will have a new BASP director at Hawthorne this year, and the position will be filled soon. Susan Clark, from our district office, will be filling in, and she can be reached at: susan.clark@cusd200.org.

Registration for BASP is now being accepted, and you can find the registration forms here.

Ice Cream Social is tonight

Our PTA Ice Cream Social will be Friday, August 24th at 6:30 p.m. on the playground and in the gym. This is a free event for all Hawthorne families! Mark your calendars for this fun back to school gathering.

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Get Caught Reading

Our reading teacher, Mrs. Janavich, is collecting pictures of our students and staff reading at school, at home, or where ever you like to read! Please email a picture of you, your family, your friends, pets, or anyone reading to amy.janavich@cusd200.org.

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.

Lunch hour is 12:00-1:00

The lunch hour for students (and staff) will be 12:00-1:00 this year. (This is a change from last year, which was 12:15-1:15.)

12:00-12:30: All Day Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd graders eat lunch

12:30-1:00: All Day Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd graders have recess

12:00-12:30: 3rd, 4th, 5th graders have recess

12:30-1:00: 3rd, 4th, 5th graders eat lunch

Curriculum Night

Tuesday, Aug. 28th, 6:30-8pm

Hawthorne School

Parents are welcome to come to our school to learn more about teaching, learning, and curriculum at Hawthorne School. Classroom teachers will present two times so that parents who have more than one child can attend more than one session. The same information will be presented during both sessions.

5:30 p.m. EL (English Learner) parent presentation

6:30 p.m. Classroom teacher presentation, in your child's classroom

7:00 p.m. Classroom teacher presentation, in your child's classroom and Principal presentation in the gym

7:30 p.m. Principal presentation in the gym (repeat of 7:00)

A message from our PTA

Greetings from the Hawthorne PTA! We're glad to be back! We're busy planning an exciting year of activities for our students. We are a non-profit organization which relies on parent, student, staff, and community involvement to provide our kids with fun social and educational enrichment activities. Please join us - become a member today!


2018-19 Executive Committee:

President, Kristin Lanzisera, clanzisera@comcast.net

Vice President Fundraising, Tony Castrovillari, tony@metaltechonline.com

Vice President Volunteers, Angie Wilson, angiewilson1@gmail.com

Treasurer, Christy Whittington, christywhittington01@gmail.com

Secretary, Jenny Wiley, jennyld77@gmail.com


A big thank you to all of the Committee Chairs who have signed on to run events and promote fundraising. They will need help throughout the year to plan and/or staff activities if you would like to get involved. They are:

Battle of the Books: Ruth Lange, Cathy Troupos

Beautification and Edible Garden: Kerry Greaves

Book Fair: Erin Young, Jenny Wiley

Boxtops: Carolyn Morse

Bulletin Board: Meredith Whiting

Butter Braids: Jackie Bovee

Cultural Arts: Brooke Malcolm, Katy Mangin

Dad's Gym Night: Tim Bayee

Directory: Cali Bellini

Field Day: Michelle Graham

Fun Fair: Heather Barilla

Hospitality: Holly Nelson

Intramural Battle of the Books: Cathy Troupos

Kindergarten Roundup and Visit: Allison Bonga

Membership: Meredith Whiting

Movie Night: Joy and Tony Castrovillari

Multicultural Day: Katy Mangin, Sara Zimmerman

Reflections: Brookes Ebetsch

Restaurant Nights: Tony Castrovillari

Run A Thon: Sherri Scott, Emily Fedyski

Scholarship: Jenny Wiley

School Supplies: Melissa Johnson

Sign: Kelly Hubbard

Spirit Wear: Brookes Ebetsch

Staff Appreciation: Dena Howser, Betsy Maske

Trivia Night: Tony Castrovillari, Brookes Ebetsch

Yearbook: Brookes Ebetsch

Website: Brookes Ebetsch

Dates to remember...


Aug. 28: Curriculum Night

Aug. 31: Picture Day


Sept. 3: No School (Labor Day)

Sept. 4: PTA Meeting at 7:30 p.m. in the LLC

Sept. 18 and 20: Parent-Teacher Conferences (schedule to be shared soon)

Sept. 21: No School (Teacher Institute Day)

Sept. 26 PTA Run-A-Thon (rain date: Oct. 3)


School Hours:

All Day Kindergarten & Grades 1-5:

9:00a.m. Line up by assigned doors

9:05a.m. Bell rings, students enter building

***If arriving after 9:05, please enter at door 1.***

9:15a.m. Late Bell, if arriving after this time, please SIGN IN your student in the office

12:00-1:00p.m. Lunch/Recess for all students

3:30p.m. Dismissal

A.M. Kindergarten

9:00a.m. Line up by Door 1

9:05a.m. Bell rings, students enter building

9:15a.m. Late Bell, if arriving after this time, please SIGN IN your student in the office

11:45a.m. Students dismissed out Door 1