Hawthorne School News: 10/19/18
A newsletter from Hawthorne School and the PTA
The other program we discussed with Ecology Club was the Pumpkin Smash that is happening on November 3. You can take your pumpkins and jack-o-lanterns to the southwest corner of W. Liberty Drive and S. Carlton in Wheaton (Commuter Lot #9) from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 pm. You can smash your own pumpkin or they can smash it for you.
The Ecology Club Leaders
Mrs. Theodore and Mrs. Schubert
Halloween Costume Drive
Did you know that Hawthorne School gives away approximately 100 Halloween costumes each year to Hawthorne students? If you would like to donate a new or gently used costume, please bring it to the office before October 26th. Costumes in sizes small through extra-large are needed, especially sizes medium and large (or child sizes 8-12). Thank you!!!
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.
Hawthorne...You Rock! Run-A-Thon Numbers are In!
You really went the extra mile! You raised nearly $7,600 for our PTA! AM Kindergarten raised the highest dollar amount ($1,190) with only 8 kids in their class. Overall students ran 345 miles! Juna Krishnamurthy and Nik Krishnamurthy raised the most money and will receive a gift card to Prairie Path Books.
The PTA is well on our way to reaching our minimum fundraising goal of $13,000 for the year. Big thanks to all the kids for running laps, Mr. Q.for running the day, Sherri Scott and Emily Fedyski for running the program, and of course, everyone who raised or donated money. Thanks also to Kimmer's Ice Cream Shop; DuPage Cheer, Tumbling and Trampoline; Prairie Path Books; and Highpoint Church for their donations.
Class totals are as follows:
Football Day was a Huge Hit!
Raising Resilient and Drug Free Kids
Wednesday, Nov. 7th, 7-8:30pm
1855 Manchester Road
Join us to learn more about teaching resilience and responsibility at an early age. Parents are the first line of defense in preventing their children from experimenting and using drugs. It is ever too early to lay the foundation for a drug-free lifestyle.
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.
Battle of the Books is looking for readers - join the team!
Make A Difference and Win a Free Donut Party
Diapers/Pull Ups - Size 5 and 6
Macaroni and Cheese
Boxed Meals (Tuna/Hamburger Helper, etc.)
Snacks/Crackers (Graham Crackers, Saltines, etc.)
Cooking Oil (Crisco)
If you would like to participate, have your child bring items to school for drop off in the collection box in their classroom anytime during the week of October 22-26. We will deliver the items to the pantry on the morning of Friday, October 26th. The class that collects the most items will win a free donut party! Contact Kristin Lanzisera (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions. Thank you!
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.
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!
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 email@example.com 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. 22-26: Make a Difference Week
Oct. 24: Unity Day: wear orange clothing
Oct. 25: PTA Reflections entries are due
Oct. 26: Last day to donate costumes
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. 6: Election Day; General PTA Meeting (all are welcome!) at 7:30 p.m. in the LLC
Nov. 9: No school for students (Teacher Work Day)
Nov. 12: Veterans Day celebration at Hawthorne (regular school day)
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.)