School News

Truth and Reconciliation Night at HAWPS

posted Jan 20, 2017, 7:02 AM by Deborah Thorne   [ updated Jan 20, 2017, 7:06 AM ]

For the 105 Grade 7 students at Hawthorne Village School, indigenous people have never been better understood.

The four classes capped a successful study unit with an assembly for parents and friends last Thursday night. Please click the link for more information: 

Truth and Reconciliation Night Article

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posted Jan 18, 2017, 2:05 PM by Deborah Thorne   [ updated Jan 20, 2017, 7:07 AM ]

Please click on the link below to provide feed back regarding the Milton elementary school boundary scenarios.

Thanks in advance!

Kindergarten Registration 2017-2018

posted Jan 10, 2017, 8:07 AM by Diane Hurley

Kindergarten Registration will take place on Wednesday January 25th from 10AM - 3PM and Thursday January 26th from 10AM - 3PM and 6PM-8PM in the front foyer outside the office.
The following documents are required for registration:
-Proof of address (any TWO of the following current documents) lease, property tax bill, utility bill, bank statement, governments correspondence etc.
-Proof of age: birth certificate, passport
-Proof of citizenship: birth certificate, PR card, immigration documents
-Proof of immunization or philosophical or religious exemption forms
Please note, if you have sole custody, please bring proof of custody**

We will have a Kindergarten Orientation Night in the spring, further details to follow. 

ISO: Board games and Puzzles for classroom use

posted Dec 24, 2016, 11:01 AM by Deborah Thorne

Have your children grown out of some board games or completed a few puzzles soooo many times that you are ready to find them a new home??? Well, if this is the case, Hawthorne Village would love to help you out!!! We are looking for the following:

- complete and in good condition board games for classroom use

- jigsaw puzzles that have less than 100 pieces and none of the pieces are missing

We will be collecting these items on two days only in January 2017 . . . .  January 12 and 13, 2017.

So spread the word and help tidy up your toy shelves!

New Routine with Kiss and Drop

posted Dec 9, 2016, 3:51 PM by Deborah Thorne

This is a note to update you on a change in practice regarding our Kiss and Ride areas at Hawthorne Village P.S.  Halton District School Board staff are no longer able to open car doors, unbuckle seat belts, nor assist students out of their vehicles. This change in practice is a result of concerns about staff safety and will impact all schools within the Halton District School Board. Hawthorne staff will implement this new practice starting the morning of Monday, December 12, 2016. We recognize that this will affect how smoothly and quickly the Kiss and Ride areas will operate and we ask for your patience as we implement this change. The Kiss and Ride will continue to be supervised by staff members who will remain on the sidewalks to support your children with entry. Thanks for your support with this change in practice at Hawthorne Village.

Optional Attendance

posted Dec 6, 2016, 2:59 PM by Deborah Thorne

It is once again, time for Optional Attendance. The following schools are open to Elementary Optional Attendance

The following are key points to remember:

§ Applications will be accepted from December 1 - January 31, 2017
§ Make your school community aware of these dates (Newsletter [ad attached], Synervoice, E-mail, etc.)
§ All tracking will be maintained in Trillium
§ All JK/SK applications will be reviewed in September
§ In Mid-February Receiving schools will communicate decisions to parents (Send a copy of the optional attendance application form with the appropriate box indicating "Approved" or "Not Approved" and Appendix C. Do not send a letter. Do not send student registration information.)
§ Send a copy of all denied requests to your Superintendent
§ Transfer the student to the receiving school. The receiving school must immediately mark them as optional attendance on the Out of Catchment section in Trillium.

All applications received after January 31, 2017 should receive a Late Letter (Appendix D) - These will be reviewed during the third week of September.

Are You Scent Free?

posted Dec 2, 2016, 3:09 PM by Deborah Thorne

Hello Hawthorne Huskies! Please note that we are moving towards being a scent free school and we encourage all students, staff and families to avoid using cologne, air fresheners and body sprays in the building. We have several students and staff with severe allergies related to these sprays. Thank you for thinking about this when preparing for school each day!

Toonies for Tulips

posted Nov 18, 2016, 4:24 PM by Deborah Thorne

Dear Hawthorne Parents and Guardians; 

Hawthorne Village is raising money for the Highway of Heroes. This charity is planting 117,000 trees along the 401 in remembrance of all the soldiers that have been killed in the last 150 years. Our school is very fortunate to be involved in this program and we have been given 150 beautiful tulip bulbs to plant. The planting has already been done by our students in the Me to We club and now the work begins! We need to raise $1500 to help support the Highway of Heroes' initiative. We are asking our Hawthorne community to bring in TOONIES for TULIPS. If each student at Hawthorne brings in a TOONIE, we will meet our goal of $1500.

Thanks to our Hawthorne families for all your continued support! We are all looking forward to the red and white tulips that will bloom next year in the spring to help celebrate Canada's 150th birthday, and to view the trees that we will see along the Highway of Heroes.

TOONIES for TULIPS will run November 15-November 30.

Thank you for your support.

Treaties Recognition Week

posted Nov 7, 2016, 5:56 PM by Shelley Wigle   [ updated Nov 7, 2016, 6:14 PM ]

November 6 - 12 is Treaty Recognition Week.  Grade 7 Students have been learning about Indigenous People through Inquiry based learning experiences.  Children have researched and discovered that we are all treaty people.  Using critical thinking skills, exploration of historical artifacts and sharing different literary genres, students have gained valuable knowledge to help them understand the importance of learning our history.  Understanding the experiences and challenges of people in the past helps put our experiences and challenges into context.  Please see attached information and pictures from our Grade 7 classes.

Police Record Checks

posted Oct 18, 2016, 6:55 AM by Deborah Thorne   [ updated Oct 19, 2016, 5:22 PM ]

As of September, 2016, residents of Halton aged 21 and older can apply for Police Information Checks and Police Vulnerable Sector Checks for employment and volunteer purposes ONLINE24 hours a day, seven days a week without having to attend one of our police locations. T​his will allow the parents easier access to applying for a Police Record Check, that is a necessity for volunteering within your schools. Halton Region Police Services has prepared a letter to parents of Halton Schools to help promote their new online service and hope to provide a quicker, more efficient way for parents to get a Police Record Check. This information is also available via our Board website at​ Please refer to the attached file for more information.

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