School News

Battle of the Books

posted Apr 10, 2018, 9:43 AM by Laura Toperczer

Hawthorne's Battle of the Books team traveled to Milton Library on Monday with hearts set only on a fun learning experience having had only a handful of practices. The team worked together to answer trivia questions in a series of six battles, coming up with many more answers than they expected to know. Satisfied with a fantastic first battle experience and plans to do even better next year we returned to school with smiles all around. These smiles grew into enormous cheers and grins when we learned that Hawthorne had placed in the top two of the 14 schools competing.  This amazing result means the team moves on to the Grand Battle.  Huge congratulations go out to Iman A., Katelyn P., Kate J., Marium Z., Alexis P., Mariela H., Rayan R., Suha P. and Reeham W.! Please join us in cheering them on with well wishes for the next battle!

School Flag

posted Apr 9, 2018, 9:55 AM by Laura Toperczer   [ updated Apr 9, 2018, 10:05 AM ]

We extend our sympathies to the families, friends and community members of Humboldt, Sask., who lost loved ones in the accident on the weekend.  The Hawthorne Village PS flag has been lowered to half-mast in their honour. 

Dance Village Performance

posted Apr 5, 2018, 1:45 PM by Laura Toperczer   [ updated Apr 9, 2018, 9:16 AM ]

The Dance Village Show is just around the corner and the students involved have been working hard to  rehearse their dances for the big performance. The evening performance will be held in the school gym. More information to follow. Rehearsal, & ticket information will be sent home with the students. Be ready to be dazzled !

Day of Pink

posted Apr 5, 2018, 1:35 PM by Laura Toperczer   [ updated Apr 10, 2018, 9:40 AM ]

On Wednesday April 11th is International Day of Pink.  Dig into your closet and wear PINK to school. Show your support in celebrating diversity and identifying and eliminating acts of Bullying and Discrimination. To further show support, our Student Parliament will be distributing stickers to K-3 students and selling Day of Pink bracelets for $1.00 for Grades 1-8 students.   All proceeds going to Free the Children. Thank you from your Student Parliament .

Halton Skills Competition

posted Apr 4, 2018, 8:03 AM by Deborah Thorne

On Wednesday, March 28th, 8 students represented Hawthorne Village at the Halton Skills Competition.  
The Skills Competition is an event where students from Grade 4 - 12 from the Halton District School Board and Halton Catholic School Board demonstrate their technical skills in a friendly but competitive environment.  Our students competed in both the junior and intermediate Vex IQ robotics Ringmaster Challenge.  Both the junior and intermediate team did a fantastic job throughout the day in their round robin matches, collaborating in a joint challenge with teams from other schools.  Teams demonstrated outstanding teamwork, collaboration and sportsmanship. Our Junior team had a great final round, placing 3rd third in their division. Our intermediate team had an incredible final round, placing 1st place.  The intermediate team will be advancing to represent Halton District School Board at Skills Ontario in May.  Congratulations to both teams!

Family STEAM Night

posted Apr 3, 2018, 5:33 PM by Deborah Thorne   [ updated Apr 3, 2018, 5:38 PM ]

STEAM Family Night

Thursday, May 3, 2018
  6:00- 7:15 p.m. at Hawthorne Village PS

 Families will participate in hands-on STEAM activities and leave with practical strategies and resources to strengthen our home-school partnership in the areas of Mathematics, Science, Literacy, and the Arts. Through “STEAM,” students gain a well-rounded education that inspires in everyone creativity and exploration. In these sessions, guest facilitators will guide parents and students through various activities with time to practice new strategies. Visit the sessions of your choice.

 If you have any questions please email Deborah Thorne

Autism Awareness Day

posted Apr 3, 2018, 12:52 PM by Laura Toperczer   [ updated Apr 3, 2018, 5:28 PM by Deborah Thorne ]

On Thursday April 5th the staff and students will recognize Autism Awareness Day at our school. To show your support we are encouraging you to dig into your closets and wear BLUE.  Student Parliament will be sharing announcements with our student community.  Wear blue on Thursday !

April Arts in the School

posted Mar 28, 2018, 7:49 PM by Laura Toperczer   [ updated Apr 3, 2018, 1:16 PM ]

Continuing the Annual Arts & Literacy tradition at HVPS we are celebrating the importance of the ARTs with dozens of artists throughout the month of April. With school wide performances from musicians to puppetry our students from K - 8 will be dazzled and amazed.  Students will also have the opportunity to work closely with an artist in their classroom exploring dance, music, drama, visual arts or the spoken word. 

Early Access to the Library Program

posted Mar 26, 2018, 7:00 AM by Deborah Thorne   [ updated Mar 26, 2018, 7:02 AM ]

To promote language development in our youngest learners, we are introducing PRE-JK Storytime. Parents and children are invited to visit the school's library before your child begins school full time in the fall. Your child MUST be registered at Hawthorne Village for the fall to participate in this program.

Our goals are to: develop a love of reading for learning and pleasure; begin to appreciate and value the role of the library; familiarize your child with the school they will attend in September. If your child is starting JK in the fall and you have registered them at Hawthorne Village PS, you are able to use the school's library during the below hours (ONLY). Your child may borrow two books at a time for up to three weeks. Please arrive at 2:30pm and remain in the library with your child. The program's last day is May 31, 2018.


Wednesdays 2:30-3:15

Thursdays 2:30-3:15

International Story Time in the Learning Commons

posted Feb 21, 2018, 6:13 AM by Deborah Thorne   [ updated Mar 26, 2018, 6:53 AM ]

Our ELL department here at Hawthorne has been engaging young readers in grades 1-3 in a unique reading program every Wednesday. Once a week community members have been reading a story to students in their native language helping them better understand our diverse school and the world around us. Please click below on the link for the featured article:

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