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Attendance

24-Hour Attendance Line
630-782-5794 

Hours

Regular School Hours:

1st-5th grade:
8:15 AM to 3:00 PM

Lunch 11:05 to 12:05


 

AM Kindergarten
8:15 AM to 11:05 AM
PM Kindergarten
12:05 PM to 3:00 PM

 
 
Student Late Arrival Instructional Schedule
 
AM Kindergarten 
9:15 AM to 11:40 AM
PM Kindergarten
12:40 PM to 3:00 PM
Grades 1 - 5
9:15 AM to 3:00 PM

Parent Links

Office Contacts

Tammaru, Nikki
Principal ntammaru@elmhurst205.org
Ryan, Amy
Secretary aryan@elmhurst205.org
Reichert, Jennifer
Assistant Secretary jreichert@elmhurst205.org
Thrall, Judy
Registered Nurse jthrall@elmhurst205.org

School Nurse

Robbie Ostling

Staff

Important Dates

FUTURE DATES
June 8-August 3 School office closed
August 3 Kindergarten Summer Play Date, 6:30-7:30, Marjorie Davis Park
August 15 Kindergarten Summer Play Date, 6:30-7:30, Wilder Park
August 17

Back to School Ice Cream Social, 3:30-4:30, Playground
Meet & Greet Teachers , 3:30-4:30, in classrooms
School Supply Pickup , 3:00-4:30, Old Gym

August 18 First Day of School
PTA Coffee & Volunteer Tables, 8:15-9:30, Wilder Mansion
August 23 Room Coordinators Luncheon, 10:30-12:05, Old Gym
August 24 Curriculum Night

News

6/8/16

On May 24, 2016, the Board of Education voted to approve a Memorandum of Agreement with the Elmhurst Teachers' Council. The basis of this proposed agreement will clarify contract language regarding the Student Late Arrival days at all grade levels. The purpose of the change is to enhance the collaborative and educational instructional practice of our teachers in order to have a deeper impact on student learning and growth.

The agreement returns Student Late Arrival days at York High School to a nearly weekly occurrence on Wednesdays (with October 19 being the exception, as it is the national PSAT testing day). The agreement maintains monthly Student Late Arrival days on most Wednesdays at the early childhood, elementary and middle school levels. However, the duration of the collaboration meetings held on Student Late Arrival days will be extended from 70 minutes to 90 minutes at all levels.

Start times for 2016-17 Student Late Arrival days are as follows:

  • Elementary School: Student instruction begins at 9:45 AM
  • Middle School: Student instruction begins at 10:00 AM
  • High School: Student instruction begins at 9:25 AM

Due to the fact that District 205 uses the same bus company to transport students at all three levels – elementary, middle school and high school, there is some extra time built in to the Student Late Arrival days to allow for busing needs. Regular start times will remain the same as they were in 2015-16.

As always, supervised student arrival will begin 15 minutes prior to start time. However, for families who need to maintain the same schedule for Student Late Arrival days this coming school year as last, supervision will be made available at 9:10 AM (which was the elementary Student Late Arrival schedule for 2015-16). Please understand that transportation will not be provided at this earlier time.

 

Below is a link to the updated 2016-17 (printable) calendar.

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6/6/16

District 205 Food Services will continue to accept payments with MySchoolBucks®! This online payment service provides a quick and easy way to add money to your student’s meal account using a credit/debit card or electronic check. You can also view recent purchases, check balances and set up low balance alerts for free.
 

MySchoolBucks provides:

  • Convenience - Available 24/7 on the web or through the mobile app for your smartphone
  • Efficiency - Make payments for all your students, even if they attend different schools within the District. Eliminate the need for your students to take money to school.
  • Control - Set low balance alerts, view account activity, recurring/automatic payments & more!
  • Flexibility - Make payments using credit/debit cards and electronic checks.
  • Security – MySchoolBucks adheres to the highest security standards, including PCI and CISP.

Enrollment is easy!

 

1. Go to www.MySchoolBucks.com and register for a free account.

2. Add your students, using their school name and student ID.

3. Make a payment to your students’ accounts with your credit/debit card or electronic check. A program fee may apply. You will have the opportunity to review any fees and cancel if you choose, before you are charged.
 

If you have any questions, please contact MySchoolBucks directly:

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5/11/16

These students' poems were selected to be published by Creative Publications' Regional Spring poetry contest: 4th graders Meredith Baker, Sophia Brown, Kayln Gunn, Sam Kapotas, Jack Kevin, Jane Marlott, Anna McGrail, Ava Passarelli, Jonathon Szala and 5th graders Anais Boutin, Jack Burns, Aidan Costanzo, Annie Do, Liam Jordan, Adam Marti, Ruth Mathew, Megan Manganaro, Nicholas Musgrave, Michael Rimington, and Laney Toffler. Having 20 poems selected is quite unusual and we are proud to showcase them.

Grade 4 LA Expressways students wrote sonnets in the style of William Shakespeare. Sonnets have a very particular rhythm and rhyme scheme and can be difficult, but fun, to master. Please click to enjoy reading ours.

Fifth graders wrote free verse poems, based on a musical piece. Please read one or all with the accompanying music. To do so, open the poem here and select their Internet music link. Play the song while you read the poem and treat yourself to the creativity of our poets. Enjoy! Congratulations to our published poets!

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Outdoor Classroom Pictures

Outdoor Classroom News

Henry Hawk has been flying high above the Outdoor Classroom and has great news to report. The Hawthorne Students and their teachers have been busy cleaning, planting and learning in the natural setting. The 2nd graders were busy planting their early spring crops of salad ingredients. While the weather didn't really cooperate, some success with different lettuces was had. See the happy faces as they ate their greens on Salad Day last week. Now planting for stew vegetables will take place and hopefully be ready in the fall when the 2nd graders are 3rd graders.

On May 16th, our Outdoor Classroom designer, Mrs. Denise Sandoval of Good-Natured Landscapes, came back to assist Mrs. Graff's, Mrs. Behrend's, Mrs. Nowak's and Mrs. Herward's students as they rejuvenated the garden. They cleaned up weeds and brush from the flower beds without pulling out the native plants. They filled in two new raised beds with Hawthorne compost and dirt and readied them for planting. Pond rock was replaced where water drains from the playground. New signs were placed in the flower beds to identify the native plants. The space looks fantastic.  

Special thanks to the Boy Scout troop that worked last weekend on refurbishing our log benches. It is hard to believe that they were put in place when we dedicated the space and they have held up pretty well since then. Now they are coated and ready to last a few more years.

Have you seen the new informational signs that have been installed in various spots around the space? The first graders enjoyed learning additional information about butterflies when they sent their Painted Ladies out into the world. 

As we all begin to think about summer, our thoughts turn to caring for the garden during the summer. Henry the Hawk is hoping that Hawthorne families will volunteer to take a week this summer to help keep down the weed population. Can't do a whole week, invite another family to share the week with you. We have pictures to reference when pulling weeds!  Please contact Mrs. Hochleutner or Mrs. Lindstrom soon!

Many 5th grade parents who have assisted in a variety of ways in the Outdoor Classroom are leaving for middle school. Thanks to each of you for your support and assistance with this giant endeavor. And most of all, a special thank you to Mrs. Stacey Burns and Mrs. Lisa Gerhold-Dirks for their endless energy and endless hours of work. They were a part of the committee that has been working on this dream for the past 6 years. The space started with red tulips, a tree and a weather station and has certainly blossomed into a rich learning space for the children of Hawthorne, present and future, to enjoy. If you see them, please extend a special thank you.

Well, that's about all for now.  Parents, do you want to be a part of the Outdoor ClassroomCommittee next year? If so, send an e-mail to Mrs. Lindstrom. We would love to have you be a part of our group.

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Hawthorne Hawk Squawk Newspaper

Hawthorne Hawk Squawk newspaper is written by 5th graders here at Hawthorne.

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Hawthorne Mission

The mission of Hawthorne School is to provide an education that will enable students to achieve academic, interpersonal, and civic success.