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24-Hour Attendance Line


Regular School Hours:

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

Lunch 11:25 to 12:25 


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 
9:45 AM to 11:55 AM

PM Kindergarten
12:55 PM to 3:00 PM

Grades 1 - 5
9:45 AM to 3:00 PM

Parent Links

Office Contacts

Riordan, Tim
Principal triordan@elmhurst205.org
Podraza, Christina
Assistant Principal cpodraza@elmhurst205.org
Jordahl, Lori
Lead Secretary ljordahl@elmhurst205.org
Lucero, Janet
Assistant Secretary jlucero@elmhurst205.org
Jones, Corinne
School Nurse corinnejones@elmhurst205.org
Larsen, Robbie
Certified School Nurse rostling@elmhurst205.org


Important Dates

Feb 15 Variety Show Music DUE!
Feb 18 President's Day - NO SCHOOL
Feb 18 Hawthorne PTA All School Movie @ York Theater 10:00 am
Feb 19 "A Million Dreams" Student Documentary 6:30 pm
Feb 20 Student Late Arrival
April 16 K & New to 1st Grade Orientation Night 6:30-7:30 pm
April 28 5th Grade Pool Party 6-8 pm @ Oak Brook Aquatic Center


Next time you visit Hawthorne School please take a look in the Lost and Found located just outside the main office.  We have coats,  gloves, sweatshirts, boots, snowpants, hats, lunchboxes, etc.  Make sure you label your children's belongings so items are returned to the rightful owner.


Hawthorne Movie Night Premiere: "A Million Dreams"

Student Produced Documentary about Hawthorne School will be shown on Tuesday, 

February 19th at 6:30 pm in the Hawthorne Old Gym. The kids will be seeing the movie during the school day, so this event is for parents only. 

Break-out session following to discuss themes of the film and to collaborate on the future vision for Hawthorne. 

Please RSVP here by this Friday. 

School Store - Now OPEN!

Student Council is sponsoring a school store.  Students will be allowed to purchase extra school supplies for their school day.
Items for Sale

Scissors - $2.00

Markers  - $1.50

Dry Erase Marker, Pencil Case, Highlighter - $1.00

Big Pink Eraser, Paper/20 Sheets - $.75

Sharpened Pencil, Post Its - $.50

Unsharpened Pencil, Pencil Top Eraser - $.25

School Store Times

Monday & Friday - 8:10 am

Tuesday & Thursday - 12:25 pm (after lunch)

We ask that students bring exact change or small bills of five dollars or less to purchase items. 


Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205 will host its annual enrollment for incoming kindergarten & new to 1st grade students.  Children turning five years old on or before September 1, 2019 are eligible to enroll in the kindergarten program.

We are excited that your child may be attending Hawthorne Elementary School during the 2019-2020 school year.  We urge you to attend one of these dates to begin the process of enrollment.  Please consider enrolling your child even if your school plans for next year are not final.

Tuesday - February 5th @ Hawthorne Elementary School 9:00 - 11:00 am

Wednesday - February 6th @ Hawthorne Elementary School 12:30 - 3:00 pm

Thursday - February 7th @ District 205 Center 4:00 - 7:00 pm

Please click here for further information regarding information.


Chess Club has been extended through April 3rd. Come have fun and learn some new chess moves. Chess Club is open to ALL 2nd - 5th graders. 

We have over 50 students signed up to participate in Chess Club! We NEED 3-4 parent volunteers each week to assist with sign-in, student pairing, and to maintain the general order/cleanliness of the New Gym. You can help only once or on a continuing basis. You do NOT need to know the game of chess to help. If you can pitch in over the lunch hour, visit the SignupGenius.

If you have any questions, please contact Don Roubitchek.  This is a great opportunity to see the kids in action and maybe learn some chess moves yourself. 


Box Tops are an easy way to earn money for Hawthorne. Let’s make this collection period fun with a friendly competition between grade levels. The grade that collects the most Box Tops between now and Friday, February 15th, 2019 will win pajama day AND an extra recess! It’s easy: buy your favorite Box Tops products, cut out the pink Box Tops label from each package, and send your Box Tops to school in a Ziploc bag or envelope marked with your child’s grade level


The earlier you buy, the deeper your discount! Right now a yearbook is only $15.30. New this year, you can also upgrade to a hardcover version! TreeRing will handle all account and payment information. Purchase here. Questions, call 877-755-8733 or submit your inquiry here.

STEM Programs

For those looking for STEM and SteAm activities in the area, check out these options that are being offered at our Elmhurst schools. http://www.centerforgifted.org


Use Amazon Smile to benefit the Hawthorne PTA!

The holidays are around the corner, and we know many people will be doing lots of online shopping. Use Amazon Smile for gifts, everyday goods, groceries, and more to benefit the Hawthorne PTA. How to use Amazon Smile?

1) From a computer, visit https://smile.amazon.com

2) Sign in to your existing Amazon shopping account

3) Under "Or pick your own charitable organization," type "Hawthorne" and hit search

4) Approximately the fourth charity down is Hawthorne PTA in Elmhurst, IL. Select that.

5) Amazon Smile will ask you to acknowledge that you will only be credited with an Amazon Smile order (thus, the Hawthorne PTA will only make money) if you order items from the Amazon Smile website from your computer. Click "yes," and hit "start shopping."

6) Do your holiday shopping from Amazon Smile to benefit Hawthorne!!

Enrollment: 496

Special Events

Events Calendar

Hawthorne Hawk Squawk Newspaper

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



What is PBIS?

Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is based on creating a positive school environment through the use of proactive strategies for defining, teaching, and supporting ...more

District 205 News


Board Meeting Dates

Hawthorne Mission

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

Hawthorne School Improvement Plan 2018-2019

Please click here for Hawthorne School Improvement Plan 2018-2019

Accessing Report Cards on Powerschool

Please click here to log into PowerSchool to access your students report card

Morning Drop-Off Procedures

Please click here for more information regarding our Morning Drop-off Procedures.

Curriculum Night

Please click here to review the Presentation from the 2018-2019 Curriculum Night