Hawthorne School News: 9/21/18

A newsletter from Hawthorne School and the PTA

Run A Thon is Wednesday, September 26th

Get ready to run for our school! Pledge cards went home this week. If your student raises $150 they earn a gift card to Moore Toys & Gadgets, $100 earns a Kimmer's Ice Cream voucher, and $50 earns a Hawthorne key chain. The student who raises the most money will receive a gift card to Prairie Path books. The class that raises the most will earn a free lunch party from Chick-fil-A! Thanks to these local businesses as well as DuPage Cheer, Tumbling & Trampoline for their donations.

Without these funds, the Hawthorne PTA couldn't provide finances for field trips, Dreambox subscriptions, staff appreciation treats, assemblies, Mr. Lee the Science Guy, Garden Club, Multicultural Day, patrol lunch, fifth grade end-of-year celebration, Battle of the Books, and so much more. It takes $13,000 just to maintain our current programs and activities each year. Please consider donating and/or volunteering to mark laps that day. Thanks to Mr. Q. and Co-Chairs Sherri Scott and Emily Fedyski for organizing Run A Thon again this year!

Parent/Teacher Conferences

If you were unable to attend a parent-teacher conference this week, please contact your child's teacher directly to set up a time that works for you. Thank you for partnering with us at Hawthorne School!

Updates from the P.E. Department

We are off to a great start so far in P.E. this school year! Students have been very active and working very hard. Kindergarten, 1st grade and 2nd grade student’s have been working on locomotor movements (walking, skipping, hopping, jumping, sliding, galloping, running, and leaping) while moving through open space safely. We have talked about how each movement is different and have practiced each movement in a variety of tagging games, and locomotor movement activities. Kindergarten, 1st grade, and 2nd grade classes will be moving on to foot skills next in the upcoming weeks, working on control, kicking for accuracy, and kicking for distance.

Student’s in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade have been working on cooperation, teamwork, perseverance, and social-emotional learning in a variety of cooperative games and activities. We will be starting a soccer unit followed by a football unit in the upcoming weeks. We will be focusing on skills such as soccer passing, shooting, defense strategies, offensive strategies, teamwork, and sportsmanship.

Other news: Morning running club is every Monday and Wednesday 8:30-9:00 a.m. until November 14th. We’ve had an amazing turn out so far with 127 student’s participating!

PTA Run-A-Thon will be on Wednesday, September 26th.

Wheaton North Football Day will be held on Wednesday, October 17th. More information will be coming soon!


Mr. Q

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Wheaton North Pep Rally

Thursday, Sep. 27th 2018 at 7:30pm

Wheaton North Football Field

Meet the Falcon athletes, and see performances by Cheer, Dance, Step, Show Choir and Marching Band. Bring chairs and blankets to watch fireworks on the field.

Family Movie Night

Friday, Oct. 5th 2018 at 6pm

Hawthorne Gym

Our Hawthorne PTA is showing the movie "Sing" in our gym! This is a FREE event.

Students can wear their pajamas and bring a pillow and blanket. Pizza, drinks, and candy will be available for purchase (cash only).

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Thirty Million Words: Building a Child's Brain

Tuesday, Nov. 13th 2018 at 7pm

Glen Ellyn Public Library, 400 Duane Street, Glen Ellyn

The single most important thing you can do for your child’s future success in life is to talk to them. Dr. Dana Suskind, author and founder of the Thirty Million Words Initiative, explains the power of language and how parents can tune in, talk more, and take turns building a child’s brain. A Q&A and book signing will follow her presentation. Copies of her book, Thirty Million Words: Building a Child’s Brain will be available for purchase. Educators who attend can request one free CPDU credit. Register for this free event here.

This event is co-sponsored by Glenbard Early Childhood Collaborative, Westminster Preschool, Glenbard Parent Series, and the Glen Ellyn Public Library.

Vision and Hearing Screening

On September 28 the DuPage County Health Department will be at Hawthorne School to conduct vision and hearing screenings. Students are screened as follows:

Vision and Hearing: Grades K, 2, transfer students without a current screenings on file and Special Education students

Hearing only: Grades 1 & 3

Please note that a vision screening is not a substitute for a complete eye and vision evaluation by an eye doctor. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Chris Gilbertsen, School Nurse at 630-682-2065.

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!

Forms are being sent home today and tomorrow in your children's backpacks. You can also 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.

Join the PTA Today. Your Membership Counts!

Don't forget to join the PTA. Forms went home in backpacks recently or you can join via the link below. Become a member today!


2018-19 Executive Committee:

President, Kristin Lanzisera, clanzisera@comcast.net

Vice President Fundraising, Tony Castrovillari, tony@metaltechonline.com

Vice President Volunteers, Angie Wilson, angiewilson1@gmail.com

Treasurer, Christy Whittington, christywhittington01@gmail.com

Secretary, Jenny Wiley, jennyld77@gmail.com


A big thank you to all of the Committee Chairs who have signed on to run events and promote fundraising. They will need help throughout the year to plan and/or staff activities if you would like to get involved. They are:

Battle of the Books: Ruth Lange, Cathy Troupos

Beautification and Edible Garden: Kerry Greaves

Book Fair: Erin Young, Jenny Wiley

Boxtops: Carolyn Morse

Bulletin Board: Meredith Whiting

Butter Braids: Jackie Bovee

Cultural Arts: Brooke Malcolm, Katy Mangin

Dad's Gym Night: Tim Bayee

Directory: Cali Bellini

Field Day: Michelle Graham

Fun Fair: Heather Barilla

Hospitality: Holly Nelson

Intramural Battle of the Books: Cathy Troupos

Kindergarten Roundup and Visit: Allison Bonga

Membership: Meredith Whiting

Movie Night: Joy and Tony Castrovillari

Multicultural Day: Katy Mangin, Sara Zimmerman

Reflections: Brookes Ebetsch

Restaurant Nights: Tony Castrovillari

Run A Thon: Sherri Scott, Emily Fedyski

Scholarship: Jenny Wiley

School Supplies: Melissa Johnson

Sign: Kelly Hubbard

Spirit Wear: Brookes Ebetsch

Staff Appreciation: Dena Howser, Betsy Maske

Trivia Night: Tony Castrovillari, Brookes Ebetsch

Yearbook: Brookes Ebetsch

Website: Brookes Ebetsch

Yearbook Photos and Ordering

It's not too early to order your 2018-2019 yearbook from TreeRing! If you order by September 30th, you get a 15% discount. Order online today!

1. Go to www.TreeRing.com/validate.

2. Code is 101515708176509.

We need your help all year round to make our yearbook great! Start by uploading your first day of school photos to this online folder: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/asnplh4gdeu7ltn/AAAzRFnlRxd-d2jmtEL1CKBma?dl=0

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...


Sept. 21: No School (Teacher Institute Day)

Sept. 24-28: Wheaton North Homecoming Spirit Days

  • Sept. 24: College Day (wear college shirt)
  • Sept. 25: White Out Day (wear all white clothes)
  • Sept. 26: Meme Day (dress like your favorite internet sensation)
  • Sept. 27: Jersey Day (wear your favorite sport team)
  • Sept. 28: Blue and Gold Day (wear blue and gold clothes)

Sept. 26: PTA Run-A-Thon (rain date: Oct. 3)

Sept. 28: Vision/Hearing Screenings & Homecoming Game at Wheaton North HS at 7:30 p.m.


Oct. 2: PTA meeting in the LLC at 7:30 p.m.

Oct. 5: PTA Family Movie Night at 6:00 p.m., in the gym

Oct. 8: No School, Columbus Day

Oct. 11: Wheaton College Children's Concert

Oct. 15: Picture Re-take Day in the morning only

Oct. 17: Wheaton North Football Day at Hawthorne School (9:30-12:00)

Oct. 31: Halloween Parade and Parties in the afternoon (A.M. Kindergarten party at 10:30-11:30a.m.)

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.)