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The York High School Key Club is again sponsoring a “Soles for Kids” shoe drive. Through the generosity of District 205 families, we have successfully collected over 8,000 pairs of shoes over the past six years. Our drive will start Monday, March 6th and conclude on Friday, May 12th. Hawthorne will have a collection bin in the vestibule by the office.
It's that time of the year again! Jump Rope for Heart is around the corner! This year JRFH will be the week of March 20th - 24th. (See schedule below.) Please help your child register for JRFH by clicking on the link here and following the online instructions.
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!
All students who attend school in Elmhurst, public or private, are welcome to participate with the completion and submission of a signed permission slip and tournament fee of $3.00. All participants will receive a certificate; the top four in each category
Know an outstanding youth volunteer? The City of Elmhurst’s Commission on Youth is currently seeking nominees for its annual Exemplary Youth Service Awards, the presentation of which will take place on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at Sandburg Middle School. Nominations are being accepted for young volunteers who reside within Elmhurst District 205 boundaries or attend an Elmhurst school.
To receive a paper nomination form, call the City of Elmhurst at 630-530-3010 or visit www.elmhurst.org/1291/Exemplary-Youth-Service-Award to access the online form. Nominees must be students in grades K-12; service must be voluntary and unpaid. Nominations must be received by Friday March 10, 2017. Award winners will be personally congratulated by the Elmhurst Mayor Steve Morley, with a reception following the program. For more information, contact Youth Commission Chair Jackie Tamer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are looking to locate potential kindergarteners for the 2016-2017 school year. Eligible students must be 5 years of age on or before September 1, 2017. If you have a child who may be eligible, please call the school office and talk with Amy Ryan. If you know of a family in your neighborhood that may have a child that is eligible, please encourage them to call the school office. Our number is: 630-834-4541.
With a theme of The Future is Now, the 2017 D205 Foundation Gala will be held on Saturday, March 11, at The Hyatt Lodge on McDonald’s Campus in Oak Brook. Join a community of friends ready to support a learning revolution by raising funds that will help promote future ready learning and innovation in Elmhurst Public Schools. The event promises to be an elegant and entertaining evening featuring a plated dinner, beverages, raffles, awesome mini and live auctions, as well as an opportunity to hear about new trends in learning spaces and education. Cost is $175 per person and space is limited; visit www.elmhurst205.org/2017gala to learn more and purchase tickets.
3rd Grade Harvest & Vegetable Soup Day 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.
The third graders harvested the many vegetables they planted in the growing pouches when they were 2nd graders. They had onions, carrots, potatoes, zucchini, tomatoes, celery, green beans, parsley, thyme and oregano included in the soup that they made and devoured. "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.
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