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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
Ryan, Amy
Lead Secretary aryan@elmhurst205.org
Jordahl, Lori
Assistant Secretary ljordahl@elmhurst205.org
Thrall, Judy
Registered Nurse jthrall@elmhurst205.org

School Nurse

Robbie Ostling

Staff

Important Dates

FUTURE DATES
Jan. 15 Martin Luther King Day - NO SCHOOL
Jan. 17 LATE START
Jan. 22 Teacher Institute Day - NO SCHOOL
Jan. 23 PTA Meeting - 9:30 am (Old Gym)
Jan. 26 Hawthorne School Dance - 6:00 pm
Feb. 6 Kindergarten & New First-Grade Student Registration (9:00 - 11:00 am) @ Hawthorne
Feb. 7 Kindergarten & New First-Grade Student Registration (12:30 - 3:00 pm) @ Hawthorne
Feb. 8 Kindergarten & New First-Grade Student Registration (4:00 - 7:00 pm) @ District 205 Center

UCCA

The United Community Concerns Association (UCCA) terminated the gift giving program this year in order to focus on their main mission:  Food for Life. This year, Hawthorne School invited families to donate a Holiday Meal Box to neighbors experiencing difficulty. Each box cost $16 and included a turkey with all the trimmings. Hawthorne families alone contributed to 100 Holiday Meal Boxes! What a wonderful school community we have!

 

Thank you for supporting the Elmhurst community and demonstrating for the children how giving can be such a selfless and satisfying behavior.

Hawthorne Student Council Partners with Elmhurst PADS Shelter

The Hawthorne Student Council will be collecting warm weather clothing and other necessities that are needed by the Elmhurst PADS Shelter.  PADS is an organization that Provides Advocacy, Dignity, and Shelter to the homeless.  During cold winter months they are especially in need of gently used coats, hats, boots and gloves.  They are always looking for items such as backpacks, combs, brushes, earplugs, and toiletries.  From January 8th - January 19th we are asking that Hawthorne Students and families consider giving by bringing these items to school so that we can show the Elmhurst community that Hawthorne School cares!

Hawthorne Elementary Celebrates Walk/Bike to School Day

News

1/17/18

On Wednesday, January 31, the Elmhurst Public Library will offer Google Classroom for Parents from 7 to 8:30 PM. Google Classroom is a tool often used by District 205 teachers for grades 3-12 to distribute and grade assignments. Come to this class to learn more about how your student uses Google Classroom in school. Details and registration are available at http://elmlib.org/googleclassroom.

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1/17/18

District 205 Foundation's 2018 Thiems Grant Application deadline is fast approaching. The application has been streamlined to make it less labor intensive to apply. District 205 teachers, students, administrators, parents or community members are eligible to apply. Requested programs, projects, or instructional resources should enhance the educational experience of students, be clearly in support of and help to deliver relevant curriculum, and, ideally, demonstrate creativity/innovation.

Applications are due on Monday, February 12. Applicants requesting technology (including hardware, software, digital subscriptions, and audio/visual equipment) should review the Multimedia Recommendations and Computer Tech Options forms prior to drafting their proposals and must include the submission of a completed Thiems Grant Technology Review Form. Please review the Thiems Grant Application Guidelines and contact Executive Director Lisa Fanelli at ext. 2770 or lfanelli@elmhurst205.org with questions.

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1/16/18

Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205 will host its annual enrollment for incoming kindergarten and new first-grade students February 6, 2018 - February 8, 2018. (Please see attached letter for details.)

 

If you have any questions, please call Hawthorne School at (630) 834-4541.

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1/15/18

With one member absent, the D205 Board of Education voted 6-0 to approve a Dual Language program at Conrad Fischer Elementary School for the 2018-19 school year. There was extensive discussion on the Dual Language program before the final vote. Jane Bailey, Principal at Conrad Fischer Elementary, discussed the issue of space. She said they are planning for five kindergarten sections for next year; the school currently has four sections. Mrs. Bailey said many rooms at the school are allocated for “resource rooms,” which is nothing more than office space. If those rooms were allocated to kindergarten classes, resource personnel who previously used those rooms could partner with a classroom teacher and co-teach and/or provide acceleration.

"No implementation is without growing pains, and this will be the growing pain, but I do think it will be worth it at the end of the day,” Mrs. Bailey said.

According to Principal Bailey, it is difficult to plan for potential space concerns further down the road than the first year of the program because it is still unknown how many students will participate. If there are too many Dual Language students to fit into Fischer, plans can be made to add a second location.

Regarding impact to the Fischer community, Dr. Henderson said the District will look to collect feedback from parents, students and teachers in a similar fashion to the way feedback is currently being collected for the Standards-Based Reporting system.

“It’s not something to be fearful of, because we have to think differently,” Ms. Bailey said. “If you're talking about opportunities in a global economy, then you need to be bilingual."

Dr. Moyer added that “There are benefits for both the native English speaking and native Spanish speaking students in this program, even though the rationale focuses more on native Spanish speaking students. It’s a phenomenal enrichment opportunity to truly allow all students to graduate bi-lingual, bi-literate and bi-cultural.”

Click here for details regarding the D205 Dual Language program planned for 2018-19 and Dual Language in general.

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1/14/18

The D205 Foundation is proud to announce Jill Riecker as this year's “Friend of the Foundation.” Jill's 20-year dedication to volunteerism and tireless commitment to providing Elmhurst students across all levels with opportunities and experiences both in and outside of the classroom are unparalleled. Jill's award will be presented as part of the festivities at the Foundation Gala -Empowering Futures to be held on February 10 at The Hyatt Lodge, Oak Brook.

This promises to be an amazing evening with the goal of raising funds that will enhance education and innovation in Elmhurst Public Schools.
Tickets are $175. Space is limited. Table and sponsorship opportunities are still available. If you cannot attend the event, consider supporting the Foundations efforts by purchasing a ticket for the Golden Raffle with a chance to win your choice of three great trips. Information about Mrs. Riecker's contributions, Gala and Raffle details and tickets are available at www.elmhurst205.org/2018Gala.

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1/12/18

Congratulations to Jacquelyn Discipio, Principal of Bryan Middle School, for being selected as the 2017-2018 Middle School Principal of the Year by the Illinois Principals Association DuPage Region. Ms. Discipio was selected from a pool of nominees from throughout the DuPage County region. She was honored by the District 205 Board of Education at its January 9 meeting.

She was nominated by Elmhurst District 205 Superintendent Dr. David Moyer, who stated in his nomination that “Ms. Discipio has been asked to lead monumental and transformative change in a short period of time, examples of
which include: a successful one-to-one personalized learning implementation utilizing Chromebooks in year one; implementation of a new English Language Arts curriculum and the addition of instructional coaches in year two; ongoing development of common assessments in all grade levels and content areas; and a major overhaul of the schedule to include dedicated time for interventions and enrichment and increased co-teaching for the 2017-18 school year.”

Ms. Discipio will be honored at the DuPage IPA’s annual Spring Student Recognition Breakfast on April 23. She will now be considered for a State award from among 20 nominees representing the other regions of the Illinois Principals Association. The state winners will be announced in the spring.

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BOX TOPS COLLECTION

Box Tops collection would not be a success without your involvementPlease encourage your students to bring in Box Tops from now until February 16, 2018 (this will be the LAST collection date of the school year). Please send them to school in a ziploc bag marked with their student's grade level. The grade to collect the most Box Tops during that time will win Pajama Day and an extra recess!  Any questions, please contact Ann Rimington at annrimington@gmail.com

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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Special Events

Events Calendar

Hawthorne Hawk Squawk Newspaper

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

 

 

CHAMPS/PBIS Pictures

CHAMPS/PBIS

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District 205 News

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1/12/18
1/9/18
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12/18/17

Board Meeting Dates

12/18/17

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 on link for Hawthorne School Improvement Plan 2017-2018

Hawthorne School Improvement Plan.pdf