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Attendance

24-Hour Attendance Line
630-782-5794

Hours

Regular School Hours:

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

Lunch 11:05 to 12:05


 

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
Thrall, Judy
Registered Nurse jthrall@elmhurst205.org

School Nurse

Robbie Ostling

Staff

Important Dates

FUTURE DATES
May 15 Ms. Udelhofen Music Informance - 9:25 am
May 15 D205 Community Engagement @ Hawthorne 7pm
May 16 Ms. Ettelbrick PM Music Informance - 12:10 pm
May 17 Ms. Ettelbrick AM Music Informance - 10:30 am
May 17 Food Allergy Awareness #tealtakeover
May 18 PTA Meeting/Volunteer Luncheon 10:30 am-12 pm
May 25 Last day of School - 11:15 am dismissal
   
June 15 All School PTA Swim Party Fundraiser
June 21 Kindergarten Playdates-Wilder Park 6:00-7:00 pm
July 18 Kindergarten Playdates-Wilder Park 6:00-7:00 pm
Aug 7 Kindergarten Playdates-Wilder Park 6:00-7:00 pm

#TealTakeover May 17th

Please wear teal this Thursday, May 17th in support of family and friends with food allergies!



 

Join the Conversation

The Hawthorne community is invited to our school on Tuesday, May 15th at 7 pm. Dr. Moyer and a member of his cabinet will be at Hawthorne to provide school-specific information regarding the  next phase of D205's comprehensive facilities study and their work to create a Master Facility Plan that will well serve our community for many years to come. This will be an opportunity to hear plans for how the needs of Hawthorne will be addressed going forward. Feel free to encourage your neighbors and friends that live in the Hawthorne attendance area to join the conversation.

Field Day Volunteers Needed

NEW! Mrs. Bashor has gotten approval for water games so they are back on! Because of this we are in need of additional volunteers.Field day is May 22nd (rain day May 23rd). Please sign-up using this SignUpGenius link. And be sure to send your child to school with a refillable water bottle!

Volunteers Needed to Assemble Reading Kits

Seeking volunteers to put new Reading Kits together for the reading curriculum. District 205 is supplying the materials for the students but our teachers and instructional coaches need help assembling. Please sign-up here.

All School PTA Swim Party Fundraiser

All Hawthorne students, friends and siblings are invited to celebrating another awesome year at Hawthorne and to kick off summer break. This private party, which will include awesome water slides, pizza and more, will be held at Bensenville Water Park on Friday, June 15th from 7:15-9:15 pm.

This is a Hawthorne Happening Buy-In Party which the host families have generously re-opened. To confirm you registered and paid back in October, simply check the list found here.

For students, friends and siblings that have not yet registered but would like to attend, simply register here. The cost is $15 per person to benefit the Hawthorne PTA and all their great programs. No charge for parents that wish to attend. Students who will be in K through 2nd grade FALL 2018 will be required to have a responsible adult at the event supervising them. Children (students/siblings) ages 6 and under will be required to have a responsible adult in the water with them. Students who will be in 3rd through 6th grade FALL 2018 are allowed to be dropped off. Lifeguards will be on duty.

The more the merrier - invite your family, friends and neighbors. All proceeds go directly to fund Hawthorne PTA programs. Contact Amy Kinsella with questions.

2018-2019 School Supplies

Order your 2018-2019 School Supplies HERE! Grade specific school supplies lists can be found HERE. Order Cutoff date is June 15th, 2018. Kits will be delivered to the school for pick-up in the Old Gym on August 13th, 4 - 6 pm.

When ordering supplies be sure to select boy/girl as if it pertains to your grade.  Please note that head phones are not included in the kit, but there is an option to include them.  Lastly, if you choose to purchase your supplies on your own you still have the option to purchase head phones, the mead filler for 5th grade and the mini messenger bag for 4th & 5th grade separately through the school supply website.  If you have any questions please contact: Adriana Sjullie or Lori Harges.

HAWTHORNE RECYCLES

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

News

5/12/18

Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205 is evolving in many ways as it seeks to prepare our students for a future we can only imagine. Future Ready is more than a catch phrase. It is a commitment to empowering and equipping our students with the knowledge, skills and abilities they need to be college, career and life ready.

Our District is working to deliver future focused curriculum and provide supportive learning environments for all students. In order to do that, we have embarked on a journey to address aging facilities and infuse our schools with the necessary tools to achieve that goal. The Focus 205 community engagement process, which began in 2015, was the first step. Master Facility Plan (MFP) work continues today; click here for more information and a meeting schedule.

Our community has long valued small class sizes and neighborhood schools. Elementary school class size targets are 25 in grades K-2 and 27 in grades 3-5. The current average class size in District 205 is 21.8. Occasional enrollment anomalies mean that class sizes are not consistent; some are below target and others are close to high end of the range. School capacity (percent of space that is being utilized) is another issue in District 205. Some of our buildings are overcrowded; others are operating at nearly full capacity, and some are underutilized. This poses instructional and staffing challenges that may increase as the community of Elmhurst continues to grow.

One potential component of the draft Master Facility Plan is boundary adjustments. The District realizes that any adjustments, even those that impact less than 5% of students, families, and/or houses, will be difficult. The options that have been presented to the Board of Education, and are being shared with the community, are preliminary. This is a work in progress and community feedback will be an important part of the process as we move forward.

Boundary adjustments can provide a long-term solution to overcrowding and student population “bubbles.” When schools are evenly sized and utilization is consistent, it is easier for the District to adhere to class size targets and maintain appropriate staff-to-student ratios. Consistencies like these help all students learn and grow.

D205 hired Cropper GIS in early 2018 to conduct a boundaries study. The primary goals were to increase space to accommodate All Day Kindergarten and balance class sizes across the District. The District asked the Cropper team to identify solutions that would affect the least number of families possible.

Two options (A and B) were presented to the Board on April 10. Both addressed ADK and balancing class sizes.  They also provided potential options for housing students during construction at Lincoln and Field Schools, two of our oldest buildings at 103 and 87 years old, respectively.

In response to feedback from the Board of Education and parents, the administration asked Cropper to see if there were alternative solutions that could meet the criteria and better preserve natural barriers such as train tracks and major roads. Two additional options (C and D) were developed and presented to the Board on May 8. Option D impacts the fewest students (3.6%), does not require busing students who currently walk, preserves natural barriers and does not send any students away from new construction, but also does not preserve contiguous boundaries.

Developing these additional options emphasizes the importance of community feedback. The plans remain a work in progress. No decisions have been made, nor will any changes be made in the immediate future. The Board will consider how it wants to move forward with the boundary discussion at its May 22 meeting. Options A, C and D are linked below.

Boundary adjustments would only be considered in a Master Facilities Plan that includes All Day Kindergarten. The District is committed to ensuring that current students will not be impacted by boundary adjustments and will be developing “grandfathering” provisions to minimize the impact on siblings and families. As with the entire process, we will be seeking community input on this portion of the plan as well. Our goal is to minimize the impact on individual families and achieve the goals outlined above.

Four community meetings have been scheduled. Draft plans, budgets, and potential boundary adjustments will be presented. The presentations will be followed by small group discussions. All attendees will have the opportunity to provide additional feedback via an electronic exit survey. Meeting dates:

  • Monday, May 14, 2018, 7 pm @ Churchville Middle School
  • Wednesday, May 23, 2018, 7 pm @ Bryan Middle School
  • Wednesday, May 30, 2018, 7 pm @, Sandburg Middle School

For additional information related to the development of the proposed MFP, please visit www.elmhurst205.org/MasterFacilityPlan.

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5/10/18

At Tuesday’s meeting, the Board of Education heard an update from the All Day Kindergarten Committee. In the state of Illinois, 79% of 859 districts are offering all-day programs, as of 2015.

“All Day Kindergarten educates the whole child in a developmentally appropriate manner,” said Lincoln Principal Jen Barnabee. “It enhances the legacy of Elmhurst by supporting students to reach their full potential. Children in full day classes excel in reading, number knowledge, writing and self-regulation versus their half-day peers. A full day program provides us the time to make the learning experience for our youngest students even better. They deserve the same robust, inter-disciplinary as the rest of our students receive.”

View the Kindergarten video created by D205 Communications Office here:
 

 

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5/8/18

District 205 is working to develop the next phase of its comprehensive facilities study and is creating a Master Facility Plan that will serve our community for many years to come. There are two community-wide Future Focused meetings remaining on the following dates and at these locations:

  • Wednesday, May 23, 7 – 9 PM, Bryan Middle School
  • Wednesday, May 30, 7 – 9 PM, Sandburg Middle School

Each presentation will be the same in content; please mark your calendar for the date that best suits you, and plan to join the conversation. All are welcome!

The remaining Future Focused school-specific informational sessions are:

  • Wednesday, May 23 at Bryan - 6:15 PM
  • Thursday, May 24 at Emerson - 8:30 AM
  • Wednesday, May 30 at Sandburg - 6:15 PM

More information is available at www.elmhurst205/masterfacilityplan.

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4/12/18

At Tuesday’s Board of Education meeting, the Board heard from three teachers and an instructional coach about how the infusion of technology via the District’s Mobile Learning Implementation has dramatically changed student engagement in their classrooms. They also provided teacher feedback samples on the topics of creativity, student-to-device ratios and device types.

A video created by the Communications Office demonstrated these new and exciting modes of learning and teaching. Assistant Superintendent of Innovation & Growth Dr. Mark Cohen noted that “these skills fit our concept of being future ready and future focused, allowing for collaboration in the digital space beyond the walls of the classroom.”

 

 

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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.

Sandburg Spiritwear for Incoming 6th Graders

Attention 5th Graders - order your Spiritwear today for Sandburg Middle School.  Click on here to download your order form today.  Sale ends May 7th so get your orders in today!

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Special Events

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Hawthorne Hawk Squawk Newspaper

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

CHAMPS/PBIS Pictures

CHAMPS/PBIS

What is PBIS?

Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is based on creating a positive school environment through the use of proactive strategies for defining, teaching, and supporting ...more

District 205 News

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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 2017-2018

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Morning Drop-Off Procedures

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