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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

December 22 Winter Break begins
January 5 Classes resume
January 8 REACH PTA meeting 7:00 pm, EPL
January 12 MAP testing begins
January 14 Late Start-Student Arrival @ 9:15 am
January 19 No School-Martin Luther King's Birthday
Ice Skating Party 9:00 am, YMCA
January 20 Superintendent Coffee at Hawthorne 9:30 am, Old Gym
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


Family Changes Club Starting in January
The Family Changes Club will be starting January 12th!   This club is an educational and support group designed to help young people better understand their feelings related to recent, significant changes in their lives. These changes ma... Continue
Posted by: Jennifer Reichert
Published: 12/15/14

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

State of Illinois Releases Annual School Report Cards
The State of Illinois released the annual school report cards for 2013-14 on October 31, 2014. They are published on the District 205 website under District -> State School Report Cards or are available through the Illinois Report Card website ... Continue
Posted by: Melea Smith
Published: 11/4/14

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


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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

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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.