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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

March 23-27 PARCC Testing-Make-ups
March 30 Spring Break Begins
April 6 School Resumes
Walking, Jogging, Running Club resumes
Robert Crown Parent Info Night 7-8:00pm, Field School
April 7 Running Club resumes
April 8 Late Start, Student Arrival at 9:15 am
Walk of Wednesday
April 15 Principal Coffee, 9:30-10:30
Swap.com, drop-off in small lot on Arthur 8:30-10:00 am


Random Acts of Flowers-Vase Collection April 19th
One of York High School's student groups, R.A.Y.S. (Raising Awareness in Youth Society) will be hosting a vase collection drive for a group called Random Acts of Flowers who will reuse the vases to provide flowers to people in hospitals. ... Continue
Posted by: Jennifer Reichert
Published: 3/18/15

Swap.com - Wednesday, April 15
Wednesday, April 15 from 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM, Swap.com is partnering with Hawthorne Elementary to raise funds for Hawthorne families!  Start collecting your gently-used kids’ clothing, books, toys, games, DVDs, as wel... Continue
Posted by: Jennifer Reichert
Published: 3/16/15

West Suburban Humane Society Supply Drive
Green Team is holding a supply drive during the month of March and the first week of April, collecting items for West Suburban Humane Society.  There is a box across from the office for donations of:
Paper Towels
Anti-bacterial hand soap
D... Continue
Posted by: Jennifer Reichert
Published: 3/16/15

Kindergarten Orientation Night
Save the Date!--Kindergarten Orientation Night for incoming kindergartners will be Thursday, April 23, 2015 at 6:45 pm. Continue
Posted by: Jennifer Reichert
Published: 2/4/15

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


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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.