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!
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!
Wheaton North Pep Rally
Thursday, Sep. 27th 2018 at 7:30pm
Wheaton North Football Field
Family Movie Night
Friday, Oct. 5th 2018 at 6pm
Students can wear their pajamas and bring a pillow and blanket. Pizza, drinks, and candy will be available for purchase (cash only).
Thirty Million Words: Building a Child's Brain
Tuesday, Nov. 13th 2018 at 7pm
Glen Ellyn Public Library, 400 Duane Street, Glen Ellyn
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or text me at 630-730-2955.
Join the PTA Today. Your Membership Counts!
2018-19 Executive Committee:
President, Kristin Lanzisera, email@example.com
Vice President Fundraising, Tony Castrovillari, firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice President Volunteers, Angie Wilson, email@example.com
Treasurer, Christy Whittington, firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary, Jenny Wiley, email@example.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/
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.)
The Hawthorne Way
...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.
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
9:05 a.m.-11:45 a.m. (late bell 9:15 a.m.)