Hawthorne School News 6/11/19

A newsletter from Hawthorne School and the PTA

What a Great Year!

Dear Hawthorne Families,

Thank you for a wonderful year, and for your continued partnership and support of our school. It is because of supportive families like yours that help make our school such a wonderful place to learn and grow. As I reflect on the year, I am grateful for the numerous volunteers, our Hawthorne PTA, the Student Excellence Foundation, and the partnerships we've created with community organizations, especially World Relief, Wheaton College, and our friends at Highpoint Church, who continue to support our programs by offering their gifts, time, and talents to our students and school. Our school couldn't be "The Little School with the Big Heart" without all that contribute.

I'd also like to give a very special thank you to our Hawthorne staff. I am blown away each day by what our amazing teachers and support staff members accomplish with our students! The academic and social/emotional growth our students have shown is evidence that good teaching, supportive families, and perseverance are the keys to success. Thank you to our teaching and support staff, for caring for our students each day, and for dedicating their time to ensuring each and every child is achieving!

Finally, I'd like to wish you all a wonderful, safe, and fun summer. Enjoy family time together, make many memories, and spend time with one another. These are the times to savor, before the little ones are grown, and before you begin thinking about planning for that first car or college visit. Have an amazing summer, and I look forward to hearing all about it when we are back in August!


Danielle Moran, Principal

Thank You, Friends at Highpoint Church

Thank you to the volunteers at Highpoint Church, and Hawthorne parent Tony Castrovillari, for volunteering their Saturday to clean up and weed our courtyard and grounds. The school yard has never looked better, and we are thankful for community partners like Highpoint for sharing their time with us!
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Field Day

Last Friday was Field Day at Hawthorne. Thank you, Mr. Q, and all of our PTA and parent volunteers, for making it such a fun event! Lots of smiles and fun were had by all!

Free Summer Meals

Summer can be a challenging time for some students who rely on the free and reduced meals program. There are several locations in the suburban area that are offering free meals to families in need all summer long. To find a Summer Meals site near you, click here, call (800) 359-2163, or Text FoodIL to 877877.

School Supply Kits for Incoming 6th Graders at Franklin

Attention all 5th grade families - Carlson's School Supply Kits are now available to order for your 6th grader for the 2019-2020 school year! This is as an option for anyone who would like the convenience of prepaying for your (soon to be) 6th grader’s school supplies. One less thing to worry about when it's back-to-school time in August!

Just go to http://www.carlsonschoolkits.com/ and search for Franklin Middle School to order. The deadline to order is June 17th! Orders must be picked up at Carlson’s Store (111 E. Front St.) between July 25th and August 2nd.

Any questions- contact Ruth Lange at ruthlange@yahoo.com or 630-673-0227.

Thank You from Kristin Lanzisera, PTA President

Thank you Hawthorne for your consistent, enthusiastic support of our PTA! It’s been an incredible experience to serve as the PTA Co-President/President for the past three years. I’m so proud of all the big things that you have made possible at our little school!

Special thanks to the 2018-19 Executive Committee - Tony Castrovillari, Angie Wilson, Christy Whittington and Jenny Wiley - for all your time, energy, and behind-the-scenes dedication. Most importantly, thank you for your friendship!

Thank you to Mrs.Moran for your commitment and collaboration always. Thank you to Ms. Young for being our staff representative at our evening meetings. Thanks to Donna and Barb for going above and beyond for us. And thanks to all our staff for donating your time, special auction experiences and for all the nice notes of appreciation!

Last but not least, a big thank you to the committee chairs and room parents who make PTA events and programs possible:

Battle of the Books: Ruth Lange, Cathy Troupos

Beautification and Edible Garden: Cary Barnes, Kerry Greaves

Book Fair: Erin Young, Jenny Wiley

Boxtops: Carolyn Singley

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, Ruth Lange

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

Room Parents: Jackie Bovee, Brooke Malcolm, Nicole Barton, Allison Bonga, Dena Howser, Christy Whittington, Colleen Powell, Lisa Kennedy, Betsy Maske

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

Yearbook: Brookes Ebetsch

Website: Brookes Ebetsch

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! You can 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.

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...


June 11: Last day of student attendance

June 14: Last day the Hawthorne Office will be open

August 1: Walk In Registration for NEW STUDENTS at 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and 2:00-6:00 p.m. Our Hawthorne Office will open for any new students and their families who need to register and bring in paperwork on this date. Registration information can be found here.

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.)