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24-Hour Attendance Line


Regular School Hours:

1st-5th grade:
8:15 AM to 3:00 PM

Lunch 11:25 to 12:25 


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 
9:45 AM to 11:55 AM

PM Kindergarten
12:55 PM to 3:00 PM

Grades 1 - 5
9:45 AM to 3:00 PM

Parent Links

Office Contacts

Riordan, Tim
Principal triordan@elmhurst205.org
Podraza, Christina
Assistant Principal cpodraza@elmhurst205.org
Jordahl, Lori
Lead Secretary ljordahl@elmhurst205.org
Lucero, Janet
Assistant Secretary jlucero@elmhurst205.org
Jones, Corinne
School Nurse corinnejones@elmhurst205.org
Larsen, Robbie
Certified School Nurse rostling@elmhurst205.org


Important Dates

Dec 12 Student Late Arrival, 9:45
Dec 12 Elementary Band Concert, 7 pm, Sandburg
Dec 17 Elementary Orchestra Concert, 7 pm, Sandburg
Dec 18 PTA Meeting, 7 pm, Library
Dec 24 No School-Winter Break Starts
Jan 7 School Resumes After Winter Break
Jan 14 Teacher Institute Day - No School
Jan 21 Martin Luther King Day - No School

Old Holiday Lights For Recycling

Hawthorne is once again collecting old holiday lights for recycling November 12, 2018 through Friday January 18, 2019.

Acceptable items include: Italian mini-lights, traditional lights, extension cords, rope lights, and LED lights in both working and non-working condition. Lawn ornaments or other holiday decorations will not be accepted. The receptacle is in the front lobby of Hawthorne, along with the other recyclables we collect: (corks, old eye glasses, keys, print cartridges, used makeup containers, and used oral hygiene supplies). Those items we send to SCARCE or to Terracycle for cash rebates. The collected lights will be sent to York. Thank you!


August - October Yearbook Photos

We are targeting group photos, labeled by class, that capture the spirit of our students & staff. November 21st is the deadline for Aug-Oct activity/event photos including the Back to School Social through to the Hawthorne Happening.  Please email Alicia Moore with your pictures for the Yearbook! 

New Hawthorne Fundraiser - City Tree Delivery

Did you miss the D205 Foundation Tree Sale. You're in luck! Hawthorne is partnering with City Tree Delivery this year to make your holidays a bit easier while supporting Hawthorne. City Tree Delivery has premium grade fresh Fraser Firs, stands, lights, wreaths, garland, accessories and more. They also have optional delivery, tree set-up and removal. Please enter "HAWTHORNE15" at checkout for our school to earn a $15 donation for every online tree order. You can also visit their new retail lot (opens on 11/23 at 281 N. York, Hamburger Heaven parking lot) and email a copy of your receipt here to earn a $10 donation for our school. 


The earlier you buy, the deeper your discount! Right now a yearbook is only $15.30. New this year, you can also upgrade to a hardcover version! TreeRing will handle all account and payment information. Purchase here. Questions, call 877-755-8733 or submit your inquiry here.

STEM Programs

For those looking for STEM and SteAm activities in the area, check out these options that are being offered at our Elmhurst schools. http://www.centerforgifted.org

"Ryan's Well" Donations - UPDATE

A BIG thank you to all the Hawthorne Families, Students & Staff Members that donated to Ryan's Well.  Our grand total for donations was: $1838.38!!!

This includes over $200 from a student who asked guests at her weekend birthday party to bring cash donations to Ryan's Well instead of presents!

Ryan's Well will use this donation to fund a project to build sanitation stations and dig wells which will bring clean water much closer to a town with many homes and a school in Uganda.


Use Amazon Smile to benefit the Hawthorne PTA!

The holidays are around the corner, and we know many people will be doing lots of online shopping. Use Amazon Smile for gifts, everyday goods, groceries, and more to benefit the Hawthorne PTA. How to use Amazon Smile?

1) From a computer, visit https://smile.amazon.com

2) Sign in to your existing Amazon shopping account

3) Under "Or pick your own charitable organization," type "Hawthorne" and hit search

4) Approximately the fourth charity down is Hawthorne PTA in Elmhurst, IL. Select that.

5) Amazon Smile will ask you to acknowledge that you will only be credited with an Amazon Smile order (thus, the Hawthorne PTA will only make money) if you order items from the Amazon Smile website from your computer. Click "yes," and hit "start shopping."

6) Do your holiday shopping from Amazon Smile to benefit Hawthorne!!


Chess Club will meet Wednesday's during the lunch hour beginning January 16th through March 6th. Come have fun and learn some new chess moves. Chess Club is open to ALL 2nd - 5th graders. Please return the Chess Club Permission Slip to school by January 9th.

Parent volunteers are also needed for Chess Club. NO experience is needed. Help is needed bringing the chess sets to the New Gym before the students arrive and help keep the kids on task during chess club. This is a great opportunity to see the kids in action and maybe learn some chess moves yourself. Sign up for one or more days here!

Any questions, please contact Don Roubitchek

Enrollment: 496

Special Events

Events Calendar

Hawthorne Hawk Squawk Newspaper

Hawthorne Hawk Squawk newspaper is written by 5th graders here at Hawthorne.



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District 205 News


Board Meeting Dates

Hawthorne Mission

The mission of Hawthorne School is to provide an education that will enable students to achieve academic, interpersonal, and civic success.

Hawthorne School Improvement Plan 2018-2019

Please click here for Hawthorne School Improvement Plan 2018-2019

Accessing Report Cards on Powerschool

Please click here to log into PowerSchool to access your students report card

Morning Drop-Off Procedures

Please click here for more information regarding our Morning Drop-off Procedures.

Curriculum Night

Please click here to review the Presentation from the 2018-2019 Curriculum Night