Hawthorne News

The start of the school year has been stressful for many families as parents struggle to balance work with remote and hybrid learning. Staff at the Elmhurst Park District and Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205 have been working behind the scenes for weeks to come up with the best solution to help as many families as possible during this tough transition. 

Club Ed. is a new program for children K-5 that will offer a convenient, self-directed E-Learning opportunity at various D205 and Park District locations. This program will provide a structured schedule that alternates designated time for self-directed E-Learning and recreational activities including indoor/outdoor games, arts and crafts. Children will be in a group of 15 participants or less in a format that meets all CDC health and safety guidelines. Face coverings will be required at all times except while eating.

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Read More about Elmhurst Park District partners with D205 to offer Club Ed. E-learning program

Thank you for your patience as the D205 Facilities Department continues to work with ComEd to restore power to several school buildings following Monday’s severe weather. The anticipated date for full restoration of power is by 3 p.m. on Aug. 15, 2020.

The following campuses are still without electricity:

  • Edison Elementary School
  • Sandburg Middle School
  • Churchville Middle School
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Read More about Power Outage Update: 8/12/2020

The Main Office at each school will be open and available to complete registration starting on Wednesday, August 5th, during normal school hours. Registration documents and procedures can be found by clicking the following link for Registration Information. For further details, click on the various tabs on the right-hand side under the “Student Registration” tab.

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Read More about Need to Register for 2020-21? School Offices Open Aug. 5

Since sending the survey July 17, people have reached out with requests for additional information to help them determine the best decision for their children. Therefore, we are including two additional pieces of information in this communication, which we hope will be helpful and have extended the deadline for responding to July 31 at 5 p.m. All responses will be considered final at that time, and you will receive an email from D205 confirming your submission after the results have been reviewed.

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Read More about Update: Remote Learning and Bus Survey (Deadline Extended)

I hope you are safe and staying well amid what can only be described as trying and troubling times. The news of recent days is both disturbing and intolerable. Our District 205 Vision ensures that all students graduate life ready. Life ready graduates in today’s world must embrace tolerance and diversity. Our mission and belief statements articulate our commitment to all students. Today, we reaffirm our vision, mission and beliefs in the wake of the murder of George Floyd which has left the nation hurt, confused, and searching for answers. But, our vision, mission, and beliefs alone will not bring about the changes needed to help our students understand each other or create a culture where colleagues are treated with respect, and where an equitable education is a reality for all of our students regardless of their race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or ability.  

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Read More about Superintendent's Message: Reaffirming Our Mission & Vision

School Supplies 2020-2021
We know it's hard to think about school supply shopping, especially right now. With that in mind, the Hawthorne PTA is excited to announce a new partnership with 1st Day School Supplies for the 2020-2021 school year.  After careful consideration we believe that 1st Day will be a great fit for Hawthorne parents. 1st Day offers guaranteed competitive prices on the highest quality brands (including the germ fighting brands like Purell and Clorox!) using an easy, hassle free website AND for the first time, we are excited to move to home delivery!

With uncertainty on how this summer will look, now is the perfect time to check school supply shopping off your list. You can make your purchase right now by clicking the link here.The link will be open through July 1, 2020.  If you have any questions please reach out to Carrington Abernethy or Dena Fasheh.

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Read More about SCHOOL SUPPLIES 2020-2021