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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

January 28 Summer Recreation Open House 6:00-8:00, York H.S.
January 29 Science & Hobby Night 7:00 pm
January 30 No School-Institute Day
February 10 Kindergarten Registration 9:00-11:00
February 11 Late Start-Student Arrival @ 9:15
Kindergarten Registration 12:30-3:00
February 12 Kindergarten Registration 4:00-7:00, District Office
February 13 REACH PTA Meeting, 9:15, EPL
February 16 No School-President's Day
February 18 Science Olympiad 6:15-8:00
February 24 All District Choral Festival, York H.S.
February 26 End of the 2nd Trimester
February 27 No School-Teacher Institute
PTA Bowling Party


Physical Examination/Immunization Requirements for K, 6th, 9th
In the fall of 2015, the Illinois Department of Public Health has adopted a new immunization requirement for 6th and 12th graders.  The new requirement for 6th graders involves receiving 1 meningococcal (MCV4) vacination on or after the 11th ... Continue
Posted by: Jennifer Reichert
Published: 1/23/15

Jump Rope for Heart
Mark your calendars NOW for Hawthorne’s 36th Birthday celebration of Jump Rope for Heart the week of February 9-13!

Watch for Jump Rope for Heart packets coming home soon!
(See attached flyer for more information.) Continue
Posted by: Jennifer Reichert
Published: 1/15/15

Kindergarten and "New to First Grade" Enrollment Dates
We are looking to locate potential kindergarteners for the 2015-2016 school year.  Eligible students must be 5 years of age on or before September 1, 2010.  If you have a child who may be eligible, please call the school office and ... Continue
Posted by: Jennifer Reichert
Published: 1/15/15

Special Message from the Superintendent
After a 42-year educational career, I have made the difficult decision to retire from Elmhurst District 205 at the end of the 2014-15 school year. It has been an exceptional journey, and I feel fortunate to have had the opportunity ... Continue
Posted by: Melea Smith
Published: 1/15/15

Winter MAP Schedule
Testing for the Winter session of MAPs begins the week of January 12. Click the link below for the full schedule Continue
Posted by: Jennifer Reichert
Published: 1/6/15

Hawthorne Outdoor Classroom Wins Chicago Wilderness Award
Hawthorne School has been chosen to receive the Chicago Wilderness Conservation & Native Landscaping Award to recognize its leadership in restoring biodiversity to its Outdoor Classroom. “Hawthorne Elementary School exemplifies the colla... Continue
Posted by: Katherine Schroeder
Published: 11/24/14

Hawthorne Student Artwork Chosen for 2014 McHugh Holiday Card


Each year since 2006, James McHugh Construction Company has asked District 205 elementary school students to design a holiday/ construction card which McHugh uses for the cover of their annual ...more

Preparing for Winter in Hawthorne's Outdoor Classroom


Hawthorne 4th graders learn about the value of native plants and how to protect our ecosystems by removing invasive species.

This fall, 4th grade students at Hawthorne School learned about invasive ...more


Enrollment: 544

Special Events

Events Calendar

December Star Educator - Cass Rufus

Congratulations to Mr. Rufus, fourth grade teacher at Hawthorne, who recognized as Star Educator for December! On December 10, Mr. Rufus was very surprised to learn that he was nominated by the ...more



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


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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.