January 2020

Welcome to 2020!!

Welcome back!!! Hawthorne Elementary hopes that all of our Little Chiefs and their families had an opportunity to relax and spend time together. We're feeling refreshed and ready to welcome our students back to school and continue their learning throughout the last half of the year. See you all on January 6th!!

Staying Healthy in 2020!!

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Back to School - January 6th

First day of school from Winter Break is January 6th. Hope you all had a wonderful break and are ready to get back to school.

FAST testing

The FAST screening window opens on January 13th and closes on February 7th. That means all of our students will be screened one-on one with their teacher on their reading and math growth. We are looking forward to seeing how much our Little Chiefs have grown over the first half of the year!! To ensure that our students are well prepared and able to give their best performance, we ask parents to make sure their student(s):

  • are well-rested
  • have eaten breakfast
  • arrive to school on time
  • know that they are loved and you are proud of them

They're going to do GREAT!!!

Chief Champ Lunch - January 10th

All our chief champ winners will be having a pizza lunch on January 10th for the month of December.

PTO Meeting - January 14th

The monthly PTO meeting will be held on January 14th @ 6:30 in staff lounge. All parents are welcome to attend.

Lee County Conservation - January 15th

Phases of the Moon for all 2nd grades classes from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm.

Bald Eagle Days - January 17th

Bald Eagle Days will be held at the River City Mall for all 2nd grade classes. They will be leaving around 8:30 AM and returning around 11:30. Students will first see the Minnesota Raptor show in the Plaza 3 Theater @ 9:00 AM and the ISU Insect Zoon at 10:00 AM.

No School - January 20th

There will be NO SCHOOL for students on January 20th for Martin Luther King Day.

Dental Presentation - January 23rd and 24th

All 2nd grade students will be getting a dental presentation on the 23rd and 24th of January.

Chief Champ Lunch

All of our January Chief Champs will receive a pizza lunch on us for being respectful, responsible, and ready. Teachers will nominate students by the last week in the month and our specials teachers will choose the winners out of the nominees. In addition to the pizza lunch, Chief Champs are announced on the morning announcements, get their picture on the Hawthorne facebook page, a free Chief Champ t-shirt, and a week at the Chief Champ lunch table with a friend of their choosing.

Birthday Lunch & Bookstore - 1/31st

We will be celebrating January birthday's on January 31st. We also will have our monthly book store open in the Kindergarten wing.

Box Tops For Education

Have you heard?! Box Tops For Education is going digital! No more clipping, no more sending your student to school with a baggie full of box tops. Participating brands are starting to change their packaging from a traditional Box Tops clip to the new Box Top label. If you see the label, use the new Box Tops For Education app to scan your receipt. Box Tops are still worth 10¢ each for our school. The app will find participating products purchased at any store and instantly add cash to our school's earnings online. You can download the app today!!

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Casey's Cash for Classrooms

Dear Parents,

We’re excited to share that our school is participating in Cash for Classrooms, part of Casey’s Rewards. This opens up Hawthorne Elementary to new funding opportunities to help improve learning environments for students.

The best part? Donations don’t come out of your own pocket. When you buy from Casey’s and use their rewards program you can simply turn your points into a donation to our school. Help Hawthorne Elementary make the most of this program and learn more at Caseys.com/schools.


Mike Marsden

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Hawthorne January Calendar

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January Breakfast Menu

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January Lunch Menu

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