Hawthorne Happenings

October Newsletter

Crazy Hair Day - 10/2

Our Little Chiefs filled the building bucket for the first time this year!!! As a reward, Monday, October 2nd will be CRAZY HAIR DAY!! Have fun with different hair styles, hair dyes, wigs, etc. We are looking forward to some wild looks on Monday!

Walk to School Day - 10/4

This Wednesday is our annual Walk to School Day sponsored by the United Way. We will meet in front of Keokuk High School on the corner of Washington St. and Middle Rd. promptly at 7:30. Bring your walking shoes and join us for a leisurely walk to Hawthorne Wednesday morning.

Vision Screening - 10/4

This Wednesday, American Eye Care will be coming to Hawthorne to assist with our annual vision screenings.

Literacy Volunteers starting - 10/10

Starting on October 10th, our literacy volunteers will start their daily visits to Hawthorne. We are thankful that these United Way members volunteer their time to come in and read to our students. Thank you United Way!!

PTO Meeting - 10/10

October's PTO Meeting is Tuesday, October 10th at 6:30 in the Hawthorne library. If you are interested in attending please join us. If you can not make this PTO meeting, no worries. Our PTO meetings occur on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 6:30. We always appreciate the parent support.

Fire Safety Days - 10/16-10/18

The Keokuk FIre department will be coming to Hawthorne on October 16th, 17th, and 18th to meet all of our students and discuss how to stay safe in the event of a fire. They will be meeting with them briefly in the gym before taking them out to check out the fire truck. Thank you Keokuk Fire Department for helping our Little Chiefs stay safe!!

Parent/Teacher Conferences - 10/19

Parent/Teacher Conferences are on the 19th of October from 1:30-9:30. Due to conferences, students will have a shortened school day with DISMISSAL @ 11:15. This will be a great opportunity to meet one on one with your child's teacher and see how your student is performing. If you have not already heard from your child's teacher please anticipate a call. If you have forgotten what time your conference is you can always call Hawthorne at (319)524-3503. Also, our PTO will be selling pumpkin cards for the upcoming Spooktacular later this month.

NO SCHOOL - 10/20

Red Ribbon Week - 10/23-10/31

October 23rd through October 31st is National Red Ribbon Week. In this week, we talk to the students about the importance of staying drug-free. This year's theme is "Your future is key, so stay drug free." Throughout this week, we have themed dress up days. They go as follows:


  • 10/23 - Red Day
  • 10/24 - Sports Team Shirts
  • 10/25 - PJ Day
  • 10/26 - Mismatched Clothes
  • 10/27 - Sunglasses and Neon Clothes
  • 10/30 - Red, White, and Blue
  • 10/31 - Halloween Costume Day

School Picture Re-Takes - 10/25

If you student missed our Fall picture day or has recently enrolled, have no fear. Our picture re-takes are Wednesday, October 25th.

October Birthday Lunch and Bookstore - 10/26

Our PTO is hosting it's monthly birthday lunch and bookstore on Thursday, October 26th. As always, parents are welcome to join their student for the birthday lunch.

SPOOKTACULAR - 10/27

Our annual PTO Halloween fundraising carnival - the Spooktacular will be held Friday, October 27th 2017 from 5-7 pm at Hawthorne Elementary. During this event students and their families can participate in carnival games which will have candy/small toys as prizes at each game station and may come dressed in their Halloween costumes. Families can also enjoy hotdogs, maidrites, chips, nachos, popcorn and drinks. Each game card is $5 and can be used for all game stations, food items and drinks. The game cards will also be for sale the Parent/Teacher Conferences. This is always a fun event for all. We hope to see you there!!!

McVeigh's Pumpkin Patch Field Trip - Kindergarten

Please refer to Hawthorne's October Calendar below to find the exact day your student's class will be going on this field trip. You can also click the following link: October Calendar

Chatfield Park Field Trip - Kindergarten

Please refer to Hawthorne's October Calendar below to find the exact day your student's class will be going on this field trip. You can also click the following link: October Calendar

Hickory Grove Field Trip - 3rd Grade

Please refer to Hawthorne's October Calendar below to find the exact day your student's class will be going on this field trip. You can also click the following link: October Calendar

Johnson Farms Field Trip - 1st Grade

Please refer to Hawthorne's October Calendar below to find the exact day your student's class will be going on this field trip. You can also click the following link: October Calendar

October Calendar

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October Breakfast Menu

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October Lunch Menu

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"It's always a great day to be at Hawthorne!"