Hawthorne Happenings - February -

From the desk of Mr. Mahal

Dates to remember...

February is "I LOVE TO READ" month!


February 3 - Wear ORANGE to support our building anti-bullying efforts

February 8 - Dress like your favorite book character day

February 8 - Hawthorne VIRTUAL PTO Meeting 5:30 (link will be sent day of meeting)

February 9 - 2nd Step Virtual Assembly

February 11 - Celebrating 100th Day of School! Students/Staff can dress like they are 100!

February 11 - We will also have our Fancy Lunch on this day. If students want to dress "fancy" for the day (instead of 100), they certainly can to take part in the lunchroom fun.

February 15 - No School for students (President's Day)

February 18 - Parent/Teacher conferences 3:30 pm - 7:30 pm

February 22 - Parent/Teacher conferences 7:30 am - 7:30 pm (No school for students)


(For dress up days, students can choose to participate as much or as little as they want - either way is ok!)

I Love to Read Month

February is recognized nationally as "I love to read" month - although we consistently support students in finding great books to read, we really try to go above and beyond to celebrate reading with/for students throughout the month. This is also an opportunity for us to celebrate reading as a full school, have some school fun/activities tied to reading, and highlight the many benefits in life there is to being able to read not only for the jobs they may have but also for the pure joy of reading a good book or story!


Join us in our efforts in celebrating reading by checking out a new author, series, or genre at home. Also, continue reading with your child as much as possible as well - especially in the primary years as you will likely have just as much fun as your son/daughter will!

Parent/Teacher Conferences are coming up this month!

On either February 18 or 22, parents/families will have the opportunity to connect with the classroom teacher of their son/daughter. What's new is this spring all of our conferences will be completed virtually. Your child will still be scheduled a 30 minute block of time to meet with the teacher but instead of coming into Hawthorne, everyone will be able to meet virtually to discuss student progress.


Teachers will send each family their meeting link through google meet (any email address will work) and at the time of the conference, families will click on the link to join the meeting. As we continue to work through the pandemic, we want to ensure that we keep everyone as safe as possible yet still be able to talk about how things are going at Hawthorne.


If you have any questions, please be sure to connect with your son/daughters classroom teacher for support.

Outdoor gear

Please remind your son/daughter to bring their outdoor snow gear (hat/gloves/snow pants/boots, etc.) in order to play in the snow. If students do not have those items, we ask that they stay on the blacktop to avoid getting wet or snow all over them.


Thank you!

Kindergarten Registration is now open!

District 241 will be conducting registration for all students planning to attend kindergarten for the 2021-2022 school year. In order to qualify for kindergarten, your child must be 5 years old prior to September 1st, 2021.

Registration will be the months of January and February, M-F, 7:00am - 4:00pm at Brookside Education Center in the main office.

If you know of other parents of students entering kindergarten, please let them know to register their student(s) at Brookside Education Center.

Please complete this form and bring it to registration. Also, if your child was not immunized in Minnesota, please bring your student(s) immunizations with you.

If you have any questions regarding registration, please do not hesitate to call Brookside Education Center, 507-379-4806 or 507-379-4804.


Hawthorne Elementary

World-class Learning for Elementary Students Grades K-5 - Hawthorne Elementary School -serving approximately 400 students. Students benefit from an active Hawthorne Parent/Teacher Organization with many parent volunteers.

The staff is intensely dedicated to offering a high quality, well-rounded educational opportunities that strives to meet the specific needs of each student. We focus on empowering our students in their learning and building a solid foundation for their educational journeys.