March 10, 2023
Upcoming Events & Important Dates
March 28th Parent Teacher Conferences Dismissal at 11:15 a.m.
March 28th: Visual Arts Festival Featuring Second Grade Artists, Westlake Campus Library 6:30-8:00 p.m.
March 30th A Multicultural Music Assembly with Flor Bromley
March 31st Wear Blue in honor of World Autism Awareness Day on April 2nd
Important Reminder: Dismissal at 11:15 a.m. on Tuesday, March 28th for Parent Teacher Conferences. Lunch will not be served. Please update School Dismissal Manager by 9:30 a.m. to indicate any changes in the dismissal process.
Art Madness with Ms. Federici-Diaz
In honor or Women's History Month, Hawthorne artists have been participating in "Art Madness" throughout the month of March. Inspired by March Madness, we began with a bracket of sixteen female artists, and students voted for their favorites in each class. The artworks reflected different time periods, cultures, art mediums and styles. Students engaged in discussion comparing each pair of artworks, and explaining which they would vote for and why. As we narrowed the field, students learned more about each artwork and artist, their lives and inspiration to inform their decisions. The final four artists were: Georgia O'Keefe, Frida Kahlo, Sandy Skoglund, and Bisa Butler. After four rounds of voting, students chose Bisa Butler as their favorite female artist! To learn more about her and her artwork, watch this video.
Bisa Butler currently has an exhibit called BISA BUTLER: MATERFAMILIAS on view at The Gordon Parks Foundation in Pleasantville. Our budding artists would love the chance to see this beautiful artwork in person. If you are interested in visiting, the exhibit is on view until April 14th.
The Gordon Parks Foundation
48 Wheeler Avenue
Pleasantville, New York, 10570
T: (914) 238-2619
Hours: Wednesday–Friday: 10am–4pm
Please join us for the opening reception of the Mount Pleasant Visual Arts Festival: Through Lines, March 28th 6:30-8pm at the Westlake High School library. Each second grade artist will have an artwork on display. There will be activities for kids hosted by the high school art and photography clubs.
Are you a parent or family member who works in the arts? Our students would love to learn about what you do, and how art is part of different careers. Mrs. Federici-Diaz is seeking volunteers interested in running an art workshop on April 21st! If interested, please fill out this interest form: Art Day Interest Form.
STEM Speedsters with Ms. Aboulenein
Students are investigating the impact of design and the variation in mass on the speed of different cars in STEM class. They are planning and designing roadways using tracks. They are comparing the performance of 4 different vehicles on their tracks. Classes are discussing why they think the cars move at different speeds and travel different distances.
Girl Scout Food Drive
PTA Multicultural Festival
Please join us for our fourth annual Multicultural Festival on April 15th. We began this tradition at Hawthorne and it has grown to include families from Columbus and Westlake Middle School. Ms. Rao will be leading our student volunteers in a performance of multicultural songs at 1:30 p.m. This year the festival will be held in the Westlake Middle School gymnasium. If you are interested in showcasing your culture, please email email@example.com
Join Us for PTA Family Fun Night
Mount Pleasant Recreation Department Programs
Please use the link below to register for classes offered by the Mount Pleasant Recreation Department. You can also register in person at 1 Town Hall Plaza, Valhalla, New York, 10583. https://www.mtpleasantny.com/recreation-parks-department