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Regular School Hours:
8:15 AM to 11:05 AM
12:05 PM to 3:00 PM
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Grades 1 - 5
Please continue the community conversation by participating in the star step of our Focus205/Thoughtexchange survey. In step 2, participants will review ideas from other stakeholders and star the ideas you like best. This will help us to better understand what is important to you, both in your child(ren)'s school and in Elmhurst Community School District 205. To date, over 600 participants have shared over 2,400 thoughts.
Our school is again participating in the Trex Plastic Film Recycling Challenge. Trex, a plastic-to-laminate recycling manufacturer, utilizes millions of plastic grocery store bags each year to create its composite lumber products.
Last year, Hawthorne collected and sent 584 pounds of plastic film/bags to Trex. We're trying to be a top recycling school and earn a composite bench this year. Please bring your clean plastic to Hawthorne. Collection boxes are throughout the building. Here's a list of what we are collecting: plastic grocery bags, stretch film, water bottle case wrap, newspaper sleeves, toilet paper/paper towel over wrap, dry-cleaning bags, bread bag/cereal bags (please shake out crumbs). We will be participating in the challenge until April 21, the day before Earth Day!
We need volunteer drivers to help transport the plastic to Jewel/Mariano's/Kohl's every few weeks. Please contact Mrs. Sorrentino if you are able to help out!
Please join The Annie LeGere Foundation in raising allergy awareness this Halloween. Please display a teal pumpkin sign on your door to let trick-or-treaters know you have non-food treats available. Signs can be downloaded here. Available at dollar stores, party supply stores, or online shops, low-cost items can be purchased and handed out to all trick-or-treaters, or made available in a separate bowl from candy, if you choose to hand out both items. Examples of items may include:
Help make Halloween safe and enjoyable for all children. To learn more go to foodallergy.org.
The District 205 Foundation for Educational Excellence unanimously approved to provide $50,000 to help fund the Future Ready Model Classroom project, a pilot program that will create three future ready classrooms at the K-2, 3-5, and 6-8 grade levels. The Foundation will use proceeds earned throughout the year to help fund the project, which began this summer and should be completed in late fall of 2016.
Outdoor Classroom Pictures
Outdoor Classroom News
Fall has arrived in the Outdoor Classroom. Mrs. Sandoval returned to the classroom to assist Mrs. Graff's, Mrs. Nowak's, Mrs. Rossman's, Mrs. Behrend's and Mrs. Herward's students as they identified weeds from prairie plants. Mrs. Hochleutner had previously taken her class outside to begin the task of removing weeds and now with this additional afternoon of work the gardens look beautiful.
Soon the third graders will be harvesting the many vegetables they planted in the growing pouches when they were 2nd graders. They are looking forward to having onions, carrots, potatoes, zucchini, tomatoes, celery, green beans, parsley, thyme and oregano included in the soup that they will make and devour. "Who Grew My Soup" is the inspirational book for planting, growing, harvesting and making a tasty soup that all will enjoy.
Mrs. Dirks returned to the Outdoor Classroom to assist the children with the collection of the milkweed pods. Even though her boys are now students at Sandburg, she still works to educate the children at Hawthorne about the activities taking place in the gardens. The milkweed plant is needed by the monarch butterfly. She has taken the pods home and will in the near future return the seeds to the children of Hawthorne so that they can take them home and plant them. The milkweed plants provide a waystation for the monarchs during their great migration to a warmer climate. The Hawthorne Outdoor Classroom is a registered waystation environment for the butterflies. Mrs. Dirks would also like to spread some of our plant seeds to other places in the classroom. If you would like to assist her with this project, please contact Mrs. Lindstrom at Hawthorne school. One morning or afternoon is needed to complete this job, so grab a friend and offer your help.
Hawthorne Hawk Squawk Newspaper
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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.