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Message from Mr. Riordan 9/10/2021
Lorilee Jordahl

Dear Hawthorne Families,

I have been enjoying visiting classrooms and observing students as they work. I hear students having thoughtful discussions around concepts they are learning, and I am also enjoying observing students interact with the texts they are reading. We had a planned fire drill today and the students did great.

MAP Testing
Kindergarten and first grade students will take the MAP test next week. We have make-up days built in for students who do not finish testing with their class. The MAP testing window has been extended to September 24. Results will be sent to families sometime after testing is completed.

Cell Phone Policy
A student may have a cell phone in school ONLY if it is kept hidden from view, turned off, is not used in or around the school (8:00 AM - 3:05 PM) and is not used on a school bus. This also applies to any communication device similar to a cell phone such as an Apple Watch or Gizmo.

If a student does bring a phone or an smart watch, they should be kept in their locker.

Lunch Menu
Please click here to view the lunch menu for next week.

Moving Forward Together Plan
Click here to view our plan. A section titled “District 205 Covid Metrics” has been added. This section will provide you with information regarding covid metrics at the county, district, and individual school level.

Online Registering for Band and Orchestra
Online registration for the 2021-2022 Beginning Band and Orchestra program is closing on Monday, September 13. Information about the program and a link to register is available HERE.

Transportation Reminder
We greatly appreciate our families who choose to use our busing services provided by First Student. As a reminder, masks are required when riding D205 transportation. Students are asked to bring a mask with them to the bus stop. Each bus driver only has a limited supply of extra masks to share.

D205 Educational Assistant Job Fair
Elmhurst CUSD 205 is seeking Educational Assistants for employment. Please join us at our Job Fair on Wednesday, September 15 from 4-6 PM at York High School. If you have any questions, please contact Human Resources at Click here for the flyer.

Tim Riordan

  • Hawthorne