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24-Hour Attendance Line


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


Important Dates

February 9 Kindergarten Registration, 9:00-11:00 am, Hawthorne
February 10 Kindergarten Registration, 12:30-3:00 pm, Hawthorne
February 11 Kindergarten Registration, 4-7 pm, District Office
Hawthorne PTA meeting, 6:30 pm, Hawthorne library
February 15 President's Day-No School
PTA Bowling Party, 9:30 am
February 17 Science Olympiad, 6:30-8:15 pm
February 18 SERG PTA Presentation, 7-9 pm, District Office
(All families invited)
March 2 Student Late Arrival
March 4 Teacher Institute Day-No School



The annual Illinois 5Essentials Survey is administered online by the University of Chicago, on behalf of the Illinois State Board of Education. The State will only provide survey results for individual schools if a school has at least 20 percent of parents take the survey. If you have children attending more than one school, District 205 asks that you complete the survey for each school. Each survey takes about ten minutes. All survey responses will be kept confidential.

To take this short survey:

  1. Visit Parent Survey Illinois 5Essentials at
  2. Begin typing and then select Dupage County as the location.
  3. Begin typing the school's name into the school field and then select your child’s school from the drop-down box.

Thank you in advance for your participation in supporting our schools' continuous improvement process. The survey will remain open until March 11, 2016.


Calling ALL district 4-8 graders to participate in a fun and interactive program with Mike Byster- March 3, 2016, Bryan Middle School Auditorium 7pm.
Mike Byster is one of the fastest mathematical minds in the world. But his real passion is in teaching kids to have the academic confidence that both sets them apart from the crowd, and sets them up for success in all parts of life for decades to come.  Featured on 20/20 for his ground breaking techniques to help kids master complex math concepts, Mike has traveled the country working with kids and parents to show how they can work together to greatly improve their child's memory and focus.  Parents are asked to stay for the program, and be a part of the fun and interactive program.  Sponsored by the REACH PTA.  For more information please visit the: REACH PTA website: http://www.elmhurst205.org/cms/page_view?d=x&piid=&vpid=1253769094522


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307 pounds collected and diverted from landfills so far!
(Updated 2/2/16)

Help Wanted! Our plastic collection for Trex is going strong. The amount of plastic film that Hawthorne is diverting from landfills is impressive and overwhelming, around 50 pounds per week!

I'm looking for a few parents to transport bags one time or each week to Jewel so we can continue this collection through April. One parent has volunteered but if there are more, we can rotate weekly. The bags will be ready for you to load in your car before school, at lunch, or after school. Then simply take them to Jewel-- the workers know all about our big plastic 'drops' as I have been bringing bags to the back loading area after I check in with them at customer service. 

Please let me know if you can help (best day/time) and I'll get a calendar organized. Thanks! - Geri Sorrentino (gsorrentino@elmhurst205.org)


Our students are competing in the Trex Plastic Film Recycling Challenge against hundreds of schools nationwide to recycle the most plastic film before Earth Day on April 22, 2016! Trex utilizes millions of plastic grocery store bags each year to create its composite lumber product, like the benches in Wilder Park. Here's a list of what we are collecting:

  • plastic grocery and department store bags
  • stretch film (no household saran wrap)
  • water bottle case wrap 
  • newspaper sleeves                              
  • toilet paper/paper towel over wrap
  • dry-cleaning bags                                                
  • bread bag / cereal bags (please shake out crumbs)

By reducing, reusing, and recycling plastic bags, you and your child can help reduce litter, prevent pollution, and save natural resources. Instead of bringing your clean plastic bags (and other items listed above) to Jewel or Kohl's to recycle, please bring them to Hawthorne through April 2016 so we can weigh them in bulk and get credit for collecting them while keeping them out of landfills. 


Enrollment for 2016-17 incoming kindergarteners and first grade students new to Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205 will take place on Tuesday, February 9, 2016 from 9:00 to 11:00 AM and on Wednesday, February 10, from 12:30 to 3:00 PM at the school of attendance serving their home address. On Thursday, February 11, from 4:00 to 7:00 PM, enrollment will only be offered at Conrad Fischer School (for Fischer students) and at the District 205 Center, 162 S. York (serving all District 205 elementary schools).


Students must be five years old on or before September 1, 2016, to be enrolled in kindergarten. (The student’s original birth certificate must be submitted as proof.) During the February enrollment, parents/guardians must present three proofs of residency. Additionally, a photo I.D. of the person enrolling the student must be produced for identification purposes.


For a complete list of enrollment procedures, acceptable proofs of residency and additional forms, please see the New Student Enrollment page linked from the District 205 homepage. Parents may contact the District 205 Center at 630-617-4783 to obtain the name and location of the elementary school that serves their home address.


Outdoor Classroom News

The cooler temperatures have told the 3rd graders that it is time to harvest the vegetables and herbs that they planted last spring when they were 2nd graders.  Their eyes popped out when they saw the size of the carrots that had grown from a very tiny seed!  The vegetables will now become a hearty vegetable soup for them to enjoy.  Special thanks to the 2nd and 3rd grade teachers that work so hard to make this special literature adventure possible!

October 13th was a cool and cloudy day, but excitement was in the air as it was the day for dedicating our Sharing Library in the Outdoor Classroom.  Student Council President Jack Burns shared words of thanks on behalf of all the children at Hawthorne. Vice-President Evan Montella was the Master of Ceremonies.  He introduced the 3rd and 5th grade student reps as they shared poetry about libraries and books. The Hawthorne Girl Scouts shared a Flag Ceremony with everyone. Secretary Emma Coyte and Treasurer Will Fischer presented the builder of the library, Amanda Strezo, will a small thank you gift.  Dr. Moyer and many of Amanda's teachers from Hawthorne were at the ceremony to congratulate her on this wonderful accomplishment and gift to Hawthorne.  We all look forward to enjoying the library for years to come.

Just last week, Mrs. Engbers had the kindergartners and their 4th grade buddies from Mr. Rufus' room out in the classroom observing the changes that are happening because it is FALL!  How fun to be able to outside and view a variety of changing leaves, seed pods and maybe even some Outdoor Classroom insect residents.

Outdoor Classroom Pictures


Enrollment: 508

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



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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.