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

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Reading logs will be coming home in your child's backpack this week. This is a free program that allows a student to earn a ticket to Six Flags Great America just by reading six hours of fun! NEW THIS YEAR-  you will register your child online with the school code (info in backpack) and log all the hours directly on the website!  Hours need to be logged on the site by February 1st. Then, when the tickets are released in early May, you can print your own Six Flags tickets! For anyone who has limited access to the internet, feel free to write the hours on the log and turn them into your teacher and the hours will be logged for you.  Email Kathleen Grossardt with any questions.  

Family Club will be starting in February facilitated by Kim Nissen, Hawthorne School Social Worker.  This club has an educational and support group designed to help young people better understand their feelings related to family dynamics which may include ongoing or recent significant changes in their lives. If you feel the content of this club would be beneficial for your child, please have your student stop in the office and pick up a permission slip.  Please return along with the $10.00 club fee to the office ASAP.

Welcome to 2020. People in education get two opportunities to celebrate the “New Year,” so why not take advantage of it?!

Just prior to the break, District 205 learned that the Illinois Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development has recognized the District as the state’s Exemplary District for Whole Child education for providing Healthy, Safe, Engaged, Supported and Challenged learning environments for students. 

The statewide Illinois 5Essentials Survey is now open for parents to share thoughts about your experiences with our school. This survey provides critical input to help develop school improvement plans. The survey takes about 10 minutes.Your identity and survey responses will be kept completely confidential and will never be connected to you or your child. 

On September 3 and September 5, 2019, Elmhurst District 205 hosted three informational meetings about the upcoming integration of all-day kindergarten. If you were not able to attend one of those sessions, but would still like the information that was presented, the presentation is now available online.

We are now accepting New Student Registration for the 2020-2021 school year for all grades!  If you will be or are new to the Hawthorne area, please stop in to register your student between the hours of 7:30am - 3:30pm.  Please bring with you your students Original Birth Certificate, and your proofs of Residency along with your Drivers License.  Registration forms are available in the office to fill out or you can find them on the district website at www.elmhurst205.org (in the search field type in Registration Forms).  If you have any questions, please call our office at (630) 834-4541.

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School Hours

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

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