Hawthorne School News 3/1/19

A newsletter from Hawthorne School and the PTA

Hawthorne Fun Fair: Volunteers Needed!

The PTA Fun Fair will be March 15th and we need lots of volunteers to make this event a success! Please sign up to volunteer here. Middle and high school volunteers are welcome! We love seeing our former students helping out back at Hawthorne!
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Kindergarten Registration and Round-Up Event

Thursday, March 7th, 6:30-7:30pm

Hawthorne Gym

6:15 p.m. - Please enter at door 1 or door 14.

6:30 p.m. - All families meet in the gym; children will later go to classrooms while parents listen to a presentation & get a tour of the school

7:00 p.m. - Parents reunite with their children in the Kindergarten classrooms

Registration packets are now available in our office for pick up; please contact our office NOW to be added to our planning list (630) 682-2065; it is strongly suggested you begin the paperwork now and turn it in before this event on March 7 to avoid the possible long lines. We look forward to meeting our new students and families soon!

Plunge Into Fitness Challenge

Stay healthy and fit this winter by being active and keep moving! Each student should have received information on the Plunge Into Fitness Challenge, where students are challenged to participate in 30 minutes of exercise daily for the next 50 days! Any activity that increases heart rate will count, such as walking, biking, running, jumping rope or playing a sport. Keep track of your exercise on your fitness log, and be sure to turn in your log by April 8th. All students who turn in their log will receive their choice of a free ticket or discount to Raging Waves Water Park!

PTA Announces 2019-2020 Executive Committee

Congrats to the nominations for next year's PTA Executive Committee. The new committee will be voted in at the April 2nd General Meeting of the PTA with their term to begin on July 1. We are still looking for a Vice President of Fundraising so it you are interested or looking for more information, please contact Angie Wilson, angiewilson1@gmail.com. A big thank you to all who have agreed to serve! Nominations include:

Angie Wilson - President
Lauren Fortosis - Executive Vice President
Christy Whittington - Treasurer
Jenny Wiley - Vice President, Volunteers
Open - Vice President, Fundraising
Joy Castrovillari - Secretary

Keeping Kids Safe Online: The "Momo Challenge"

Parents, you may have heard recently, in the news or on social media, about something called the "Momo Challenge" that is going around online. To learn more about this unsafe challenge, and how to keep your child safe online, click here. This unsafe "Momo Challenge" asks students to watch an online video, then harm themselves. Whether this "challenge" is hoax or not, I share this with you because it is a good reminder that it is never too early to start monitoring your child's online and/or social media usage, even if it's just listening to music or using "You Tube". Be sure your family has rules and limits to how your child uses technology SAFELY. Just as we teach our children about "stranger danger", how to eat healthy, and to look both ways before crossing a street, we need to teach children about online safety.

A few weeks ago, I shared several resources on "digital citizenship", and I just wanted to share these one more time.

A few helpful resources for parents:

Digital Citizenship Blog: Common Sense Media

Grades K-5 Family Tips: Help Kids Make Friends and Interact Safely Online

Everything Parents Need to Know About FORTNITE

If you need additional resources, please reach out to us at Hawthorne School. Thank you for partnering with us to help keep our students safe!


Danielle Moran, Principal

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 jandkhubbard@msn.com 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/

Support the PTA Every Time You Use Amazon!

Just go to Amazon Smile and choose Hawthorne School PTA from the dropdown menu. Amazon will donate a portion of your purchase to us. It's doesn't cost you a single extra cent.

(Really). https://smile.amazon.com/

Dates to remember...


Mar. 7: Kindergarten Round Up and Visit at 6:30 p.m. in Hawthorne Gym

Mar. 8: Hawthorne Spirit Day: wear red PTA shirt

Mar. 15: PTA Fun Fair at 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Hawthorne School

Mar. 19: Dental Clinic

Mar. 20: Online registration for All Day Kindergarten opens at 8:00 a.m.

Mar. 25-29: Spring Break: No School

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: (630) 682-2065.

The Hawthorne Way

We at Hawthorne School....

...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.

School Hours:

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

A.M. Kindergarten

9:05 a.m.-11:45 a.m. (late bell 9:15 a.m.)