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The Elmhurst District 205 Summer Instrumental Music Program offers an exciting opportunity for all current 4th -8th grade band and orchestra students and 6th – 8th grade choir students to continue with instrumental music instruction in June and July. Regular practice during the summer months is critically important for band and orchestra students to reinforce the concepts and skills that they have learned and practiced during the school year. Moreover, learning and playing music is an activity that should be enjoyed year ‘round.
The District 205 Summer Instrumental Program is designed to accommodate students who go on vacation and/or participate in other summer activities. Students who can only attend part of the summer program are still strongly encouraged to register and attend whenever they can! Students who practice their instruments during the summer are much more likely to experience continued success in band and orchestra. We strongly encourage your son or daughter to participate as much as he/she is able!
Our school is again participating in the Trex Plastic Film Recycling Challenge. Trex, a plastic-to-laminate recycling manufacturer, utilizes millions of plastic grocery store bags each year to create its composite lumber products.
Last year, Hawthorne collected and sent 584 pounds of plastic film/bags to Trex. We're trying to be a top recycling school and earn a composite bench this year. Please bring your clean plastic to Hawthorne. Collection boxes are throughout the building. Here's a list of what we are collecting: plastic grocery bags, stretch film, water bottle case wrap, newspaper sleeves, toilet paper/paper towel over wrap, dry-cleaning bags, bread bag/cereal bags (please shake out crumbs). We will be participating in the challenge until April 21, the day before Earth Day!
We need volunteer drivers to help transport the plastic to Jewel/Mariano's/Kohl's every few weeks. Please contact Mrs. Sorrentino if you are able to help out!
Pi Day is celebrated by math enthusiasts around the world on March 14th (3/14). At Hawthorne's 6th Annual Pi Recital, 143 students in grades 1-5 stretched their brains and memorized digits of Pi (3.1415926535...), which is the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter.
In addition, top primary students were George Redfearn, Grade 3 (58), Jaiden Shah Gr 2 (50), and Michael Dorko Gr 1 (30).
Our brains are amazingly stretchable with such a great capacity so keep exercising them!
The testing window for the spring 2017 administration of the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) assessment in District 205 will begin on Monday, April 3 and continue through Friday, April 28. These state-required achievement tests in reading and mathematics are being given to all eligible students in grades 3 – 8. Your child’s school will share more specific information about when students will be tested within this window.
The York High School Key Club is again sponsoring a “Soles for Kids” shoe drive and is asking for your support and assistance with this endeavor. Through the generosity of District 205 families, they have successfully collected over 8,000 pairs of shoes over the past six years. The drive will begin on Monday, March 6th and conclude on Friday, May 12th. Look for collection bins in our school foyers. Soles for Kids is a charity organization that collects gently used shoes and sends them to needy children and adults in Africa, as well as to Indian Reservations in the United States.
At its February 28 meeting, the Board of Education approved the 2017-18 school year calendar, which includes parent-teacher conference dates/times; student late arrival dates/times; and quarter/trimesters/semesters. It is posted at www.elmhurst205.org/events_calendar.
The York High School Key Club is again sponsoring a “Soles for Kids” shoe drive. Through the generosity of District 205 families, we have successfully collected over 8,000 pairs of shoes over the past six years. Our drive will start Monday, March 6th and conclude on Friday, May 12th. Hawthorne will have a collection bin in the vestibule by the office.
We are looking to locate potential kindergarteners for the 2016-2017 school year. Eligible students must be 5 years of age on or before September 1, 2017. If you have a child who may be eligible, please call the school office and talk with Amy Ryan. If you know of a family in your neighborhood that may have a child that is eligible, please encourage them to call the school office. Our number is: 630-834-4541.
3rd Grade Harvest & Vegetable Soup Day Pictures!
Outdoor Classroom News
Fall has arrived in the Outdoor Classroom. Mrs. Sandoval returned to the classroom to assist Mrs. Graff's, Mrs. Nowak's, Mrs. Rossman's, Mrs. Behrend's and Mrs. Herward's students as they identified weeds from prairie plants. Mrs. Hochleutner had previously taken her class outside to begin the task of removing weeds and now with this additional afternoon of work the gardens look beautiful.
The third graders harvested the many vegetables they planted in the growing pouches when they were 2nd graders. They had onions, carrots, potatoes, zucchini, tomatoes, celery, green beans, parsley, thyme and oregano included in the soup that they made and devoured. "Who Grew My Soup" is the inspirational book for planting, growing, harvesting and making a tasty soup that all will enjoy.
Mrs. Dirks returned to the Outdoor Classroom to assist the children with the collection of the milkweed pods. Even though her boys are now students at Sandburg, she still works to educate the children at Hawthorne about the activities taking place in the gardens. The milkweed plant is needed by the monarch butterfly. She has taken the pods home and will in the near future return the seeds to the children of Hawthorne so that they can take them home and plant them. The milkweed plants provide a waystation for the monarchs during their great migration to a warmer climate. The Hawthorne Outdoor Classroom is a registered waystation environment for the butterflies. Mrs. Dirks would also like to spread some of our plant seeds to other places in the classroom. If you would like to assist her with this project, please contact Mrs. Lindstrom at Hawthorne school. One morning or afternoon is needed to complete this job, so grab a friend and offer your help.
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The mission of Hawthorne School is to provide an education that will enable students to achieve academic, interpersonal, and civic success.