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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

Nov 19 P/T Conferences 4:30-8:00 pm
Nov 20 No School-P/T Conferences 10:00 am-6:00 pm
Nov 21 No School
Nov 22 No School - Thanksgiving
Nov 23 No School
Nov 28 Student Late Arrival 9:45 am
Nov 29 Book Fair Sale 3:30-7:30 pm: Old Gym
Nov 30 Wrapping Paper Sales Pick-Up Begins After School in Old Gym 3:30 pm-7:30 pm
Nov 30 Book Fair Sale 10:30 am-5:30 pm: Old Gym
Dec 1 Book Fair Sale  8:30-2:30 Wrapping Paper Sale Pick-Up During Book Sale Times

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. 

"Ryan's Well" Donations

Beginning Monday, November 5th - Friday, November 16th, the 3rd Grade LA REACH class will be collecting money to benefit Ryan's Well a charitable organization which digs wells to bring clean water to towns in Uganda, Africa.

Collection jugs will be in each classroom for a two week period.  All donations will be collected at the end of each school day and tracked on a giant water drop by the old gym to indicate how much $$ has been collected. 3rd graders will be making morning announcements with facts Mon-Wed-Friday during these two weeks. 


Here's a link to the video the 3rd graders made and a link to a video of Ryan's Story https://youtu.be/dp9QxQ6D9Wo


Thank you for participating in this worthy collection. 

Hawthorne Spiritwear Holiday Sale Ending Soon

If you missed our back to school sale, you are looking for something warmer for the fall or you are starting to shop for the holiday - we are offering our full line of spiritwear until November 16th on the Heads Up Apparel website now.  See the attached flyer. Visit www.headsupapparel.com to place your order today!  Please contact Annabel Poquette  with any questions.


Walk Jog Run has come to a close for the Fall and it was a great success.  We had more than 160 first through third graders sign up, 119 kids earned at least one foot for running one or more miles, and our kids ran a total of 453 miles! Save your necklaces to build on, or start a new one, when we're back in the Spring. There will be new feet designs and colors to look forward to! A big thank you to all the parent volunteers for making this program possible.


Order pickup for the Wrapping Paper Fundraiser will be during the Book Fair on Thursday, November 29th and Friday, November 30th. This is for wrapping paper purchased via catalog and those individuals who select the ‘ship to school’ option for online sales. If you have any questions, contact Monica McKeen.


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.


Attention all 4th and 5th grade students! If you want to get fit and have fun at the same time, join us! We are a club that will focus on overall individual health through fitness, nutrition, and friendship.  It takes place at Wilder Park during lunch recess. 

We will meet on Thursdays from 11:25-11:55 starting 9/06/18. We will go until it gets too cold and starts again in the spring when it warms up. There will be adult supervision during all runs--2 teachers: Ms. Iturbide and Mr. Bertani and hopefully a couple parent volunteers.

You will need comfortable clothes, running shoes, and a water bottle. Gym shoes are a must. No gym shoes, no run!


Hair care: shampoo/conditioner bottles/caps, hair gel or paste tubes/caps, hair spray bottles, triggers

Skin care: lip balm tubes, face/body soap and lotion dispensers/bottles, shaving foam tubes (no cans).

Cosmetics: lipstick, eyeliner, powder, eye shadow cases, mascara tubes, foundation packaging/bottles, lip/eyeliner pencils, concealer tubes/sticks

Cereal Bags: Empty plastic cereal bags and box liners. Empty them out at home and recycle them at Hawthorne!

Granola Bar Foil-lined Wrappers: Foil-lined wrappers from energy bars, granola bars, and other bars. This container will be in lunchroom.

Oral Care: Toothpaste tubes and caps, Toothbrushes, Toothbrush outer packaging, and Floss containers

Air Fresheners: Air freshener cartridges, plugs, packaging, flexible film packaging, trigger heads, and aerosol containers

Dried-out Markers: Any type of used markers are sent to Crayola who uses a “unique technology” to create a usable fuel.

Used Ink Jet Cartridges: Any type of ink jet (NO TONER CARTRIDGES)

Keys: SCARCE takes all metal keys to a scrap metal recycler, so clean out your drawers & bring in unused keys.

Corks: Used corks from wine bottles (not plastic but cork ones only)

Cell Phones: Used (working or broken) cellphones, tablets, and MP3 players


Bins are located in the foyer outside the main office

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

Annual PI Day Recital

Hawthorne's 7th Annual Pi Recital happened Wednesday, March 14th. This year, nearly 100 students in grades K-5 stretched their brains and tried to memorize MANY digits of Pi (3.1415926535...), which is the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter. Pi Day is celebrated by math enthusiasts around the world on March 14th (3/14).

This year, over 80 students recited 20 digits (or more) and will be recognized by the International Pi Registry, located in Germany. The top 14 reciters each memorized over 80 digits! Laina Drabic, a 2nd grader, came on strong with a school high of 206 digits recited! Rounding out the top 14 are Kailin Mendiola (201), Saveen Shah (197), Michael Dorko (151), Alexa Klein (144), Libby Donaldson (136), Jaiden Shah (136), Owen Drabic (126), Matthew Lizak (123), Stella Rosso (121), Jamie Fulco (117), Evan Carry (107), Ali Zainulabideen (88), and Nico Cortez (82).

Our brains are amazingly stretchable with such a great capacity so keep exercising them!

Click here to download the 2018 reciters list from Hawthorne.

Enrollment: 496

Special Events

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Hawthorne Hawk Squawk Newspaper

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



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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.

Hawthorne School Improvement Plan 2018-2019

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Morning Drop-Off Procedures

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Curriculum Night

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