Hawthorne School News: 9/14/18

A newsletter from Hawthorne School and the PTA

Vision and Hearing Screenings

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.

Parent Teacher Conferences

Parent Teacher Conferences will be after school and during the evenings on September 18 and 20. Please use this link to sign up for a time. If you do not see a time that works for you, please contact the teacher directly to arrange a better time. Thank you, and we look forward to partnering with you this year!
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Blessings in a Backpack

Our school has been selected as the recipient of the Blessings in a Backpack program! Kaitlyn Blaha, a local student from St. Francis High School, has chosen our school as part of her Girl Scout Gold Star project. Kaitlyn is raising money to provide non-perishable foods to send home in backpacks to low income Hawthorne students every Friday, so families can have food over the weekend.

To make an online donation, click here. Be sure to type in "Hawthorne Elementary School" in the Designation box.

Homework Club and Snack Schedule

Our Homework Club will be starting up again! This is an afterschool tutoring club for our students who are learning English. We are in need of snack donations for Homework Club. To sign up to donate snacks, click here.
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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

Book Fair

Mark your calendars for our PTA Fall Book Fair with Anderson's Bookshop on September 18, 19, and 20; students can purchase books during the lunch hours. Students will get a chance to preview the book fair with their classes, to check out what's there and make a list of what they like to take home so parents can have an idea of what books they may want to purchase. The book fair will be open during parent-teacher conferences on Sept. 18 and 20. These make great holiday and birthday gifts!!!

The Book Fair will be set up in the LLC this year! Please sign up to volunteer here.

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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.

Run A Thon is Coming

Get ready to run for our school! The kids will be asking for pledges from family and friends and running laps during P.E. on September 26. Pledge cards will be coming home soon. 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!

Join the PTA Today. Your Membership Counts!

Don't forget to join the PTA. Forms went home in backpacks this week 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

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. 18-20: Book Fair open during lunch hour

Sept. 18 and 20: Parent-Teacher Conferences & book fair open to parents during conferences!

Sept. 21: No School (Teacher Institute Day)

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

Sept. 28: Vision/Hearing Screenings


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

Oct. 5: PTA Family Movie Night in the gym

Oct. 8: No School, Columbus Day

Oct. 11: Wheaton College Children's Concert

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

Oct. 31: Halloween Parade and Parties in the afternoon (and party in the morning for A.M. Kindergarten)

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.



School Hours:

All Day Kindergarten & Grades 1-5:

9:00a.m. Line up by assigned doors

9:05a.m. Bell rings, students enter building

***If arriving after 9:05, please enter at door 1.***

9:15a.m. Late Bell, if arriving after this time, please SIGN IN your student in the office

12:00-1:00p.m. Lunch/Recess for all students

3:30p.m. Dismissal

A.M. Kindergarten

9:00a.m. Line up by Door 1

9:05a.m. Bell rings, students enter building

9:15a.m. Late Bell, if arriving after this time, please SIGN IN your student in the office

11:45a.m. Students dismissed out Door 1