Hawthorne Happenings

February 2021

Happy February!

We've finally seen a little bit of winter weather this season! From the sound of it, our students did everything they could (backwards pajamas, spoons under pillows, ice cubes down the toilets) to ensure a snow day last week!


We were so thrilled to see such great participation on our first AMI day. Teachers held Zoom morning meetings with their classes, Zoom whole group lessons, office hours, specials choice boards - and there was still the chance to get outside and enjoy some snow!


Some reminders if we have another AMI day this school year:


  • AMI days still count as school days.
  • For students to be counted as present, they must complete the work assigned by their teacher.
  • Teachers will share the daily AMI schedule with parents via email as soon as they can after we are made aware that in-person learning has been canceled.


For further details, please see the district's communication here for more details.

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The 2020/2021 Hawthorne Elementary Yearbook will be on sale February 1st – February 28th. The cost of the memory book is $12.00. Please make checks payable to Hawthorne Elementary School or go to the Hawthorne Elementary web page to purchase yours online through RevTrak.


Extra yearbooks will NOT be ordered, so please be sure to place your order by the due date. Late orders will not be accepted.

South Loop Car Riders

Please avoid using the lot behind the school during afternoon pickup. We have buses that need to be able to easily enter and exit that area for dismissal. Thank you for your understanding!

Valentine's Day Parties

Valentine's Day parties will be on February 12. Due to health and safety protocols, we will not be able to accommodate parent volunteers. However, we do still need your help! Please use this Amazon wish list to purchase approved items for your student's class party. Amazon will deliver items directly to the school! Supplies need to be shipped to Hawthorne no later than Wednesday, February 3. PTO will help to fulfill any items that have not already been purchased and delivered. We thank you so much for helping and for keeping your donation items limited to the provided list.

January Bulldogs of the Week

Important February Dates

February 1-28 - Yearbook Orders

February 12 - Valentine's Day Parties

February 15 - No School


Charge Those Books!

We are seeing quite a few students arrive to school without their Chromebooks charged for the day. Please help remind your student to plug in their Chromebook overnight before school. A fully-charged Chromebook should last students throughout their school day!

Calling All Hawthorne Virtual Learners!

Please send pictures of your students learning through KSD Connect to Ms. Malone. We would love to highlight all of the amazing things your students are doing this school year!
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Check Out Our Awesome Teacher Websites!

Our teachers have been working overtime to provide families with up-to-date learning resources on their grade level and class websites. Check them out!