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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
Ostling, Robbie
Certified School Nurse rostling@elmhurst205.org


Important Dates

Sept 6 Running Club Starts 11:25-11:55 (4th & 5th Grade)
Sept 10 WJR Club Starts 11:55-12:25 (1st, 2nd & 3rd Grade)
Sept 10 Battle of the Books Club Starts  11:25-11:55 (4th & 5th Grade)
Sept 25 Hawthorne Family Math Night 6:00 pm
Sept 26 Student Late Arrival 9:45 am

Hawthorne Happening Program Cover Art Contest

Students, if you love art, now is your time to shine! Hawthorne Happening Program Booklet is the perfect way to showcase your creative talent.

  *  Submit your entries for the COVER of the Hawthorne Happening Program to your teachers.

  *  All grades are encouraged to participate.

  *  Guidelines and selection details are attached below.

Please direct any questions to Rachel Fitzgerald rachelfitzgerald13@gmail.com

HH Program Cover Art Contest 2018.pdf (PDF)


Earn Cash for Our School!!  Buy your favorite Box Tops products, cut out the pink Box Tops label from each package, and send to school in a ziploc bag or envelope and deposit in collection bin in the front office.  The first collection deadline of the school year will be Thursday, October 18th, so get clipping.  Contact Annie Barz with questions.


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.


Show your school spirit and get new spiritwear for back to school! Visit our web store at www.HeadsUpApparel.com and search for "Hawthorne 2018” to see all the new styles offered this year. Don't forget to click into the pictures to see other colors that are available. Up to 15% of the sales will go directly to the PTA to fund our school activities!

For additional information and instructions on how to order merchandise in the web store, visit the Hawthorne PTA website. Contact Annabel Poquette with questions.



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!

Walk Jog Run Club (WJR) for 1st - 3rd Graders Starts September 10th

The WJR Club is a recess activity for 1st - 3rd graders. Students run laps around the playground and earn "feet" for each mile they run. The club runs Mondays and Wednesdays through October. Please complete a permission slip so your child can participate - being sent home in your child's take home folder or here:

 WJR Fall 2018 Permission Slip.docx


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 Printer Cartridges: Any type of ink jet

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

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

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

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


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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

Events Calendar

Hawthorne Hawk Squawk Newspaper

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



What is PBIS?

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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 2017-2018

Please click here for Hawthorne School Improvement Plan 2017-2018

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