School News

Volunteering in the School

posted Aug 11, 2017, 12:54 PM by Deborah Thorne

If you would like to volunteer in our school please note that you will require a yearly police record check. You 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 parents easier access to applying for a Police Record Check, that is a necessity for volunteering within our school. 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.

2017-2018 School Supplies

posted Aug 10, 2017, 7:12 AM by Deborah Thorne   [ updated Aug 10, 2017, 7:14 AM ]

Each year we are asked for suggestions for "back to school" purchases.  Please understand that students are NOT required to bring school supplies with them to school.  Everything they require is provided for them.  However, many families do enjoy "shopping" for back to school items.  Lists for September will be available August 14, 2017 by clicking on the top menu bar marked Parent Info.  Then click "Forms and Files" and open the document. 

Fundraising Update

posted Jun 30, 2017, 9:58 AM by Laura Toperczer


Dear Parents/Guardians of Hawthorne PS,


On behalf of the Hawthorne Parent Council we are pleased to announce that the Annual Dance-A-Thon Fundraiser was a great success. The students worked hard to meet the fundraising goals and over the last few months have enjoyed a variety of Parent Council sponsored challenges such as Dunk Tank Fun, Teacher Lip Syncs and Pie in the Face activities. Thank you to our students and families for their generous contributions.  


Our individual prize winners who received gift cards were:  

Primary - Gabriella G    ~  Junior- Bree G -  ~  Intermediate-Gavin M  ~   Grand Prize - Brett H

 Ms. Firlit’s Grade 5 Class - Top Total Seller celebrated with a Pizza Party


The Dance-a-Thon raised an impressive school total of $ 20, 800. The funds have been allocated to enrich student learning across the grades and programs  (i.e., update classroom & home reading literacy programs; virtual field trip technology in the library; outdoor recess blacktop painting; specialized classroom furnitures; stage stairs; chromebooks & IPADs; outdoor garden and more).


Get Involved!  Come out to a Parent Council Meeting the first Monday of the month ( first Monday of the Month - October 2nd).  Check the website for more information.


Well done!  Hawthorne rocks because of you !




A. Drummond


Dream Box and Raz Kids for the Summer

posted Jun 27, 2017, 7:08 AM by Deborah Thorne

Please take a look below at the files for summer use for DreamBox and RazKids 
Razkids document and instructions:
Dream Box document and instructions:

Busing For September

posted Jun 16, 2017, 11:38 AM by Deborah Thorne

Busing for September: Please see attached notice.

Canada 150 Playday

posted Jun 14, 2017, 11:03 AM by Laura Toperczer   [ updated Jun 14, 2017, 1:09 PM ]

Students from Kindergarten to Grade 5 will enjoy a wonderful day of fun and games on Tuesday June 21st.  Our Canada 150 Playday will be a fantastic time for everyone.    Remember to dress ready for a day outdoors. 

GET INVOLVED - HVPS looking for Lunch Program Coordinator

posted Jun 14, 2017, 10:15 AM by Laura Toperczer


Lunch Program Coordinator ( Parent Council Executive Member)


The Lunch Program Coordinator works with a team of volunteers and parent council members who coordinate the school lunch program for the students at Hawthorne Village PS.  


Some of the responsibilities may include:

  • Connect, coordinate and maintain the school Lunch Programs including the pizza, Pita Pit,  milk and juice programs, special school events throughout the school year.

  • Timeline of the responsibilities may begin in July/August to ensure programs are ready for September.

  • The role may be done from home and/or at the school during the day/evening.


For more information about the role please contact the school office to speak to Mrs.Drummond, Principal, at 905878-5478 as soon as possible.

!0th Annual Arts & Literacy Day

posted May 7, 2017, 5:58 PM by Laura Toperczer

Bollywood Dancing, Photography, World Drums, Improv, Hand Sewing, Hip Hop, Poetry ,Visual Arts and Vocal Music were only a handful of the workshops the students at Hawthorne Village PS participated in on May 5th.  Students also came together to the hear the spoken word of well known Author and Motivational Speaker, Itah Sadu, on the importance of sharing each others stories as we support and grow as a community.  The day was enjoyed by everyone with new opportunities and experiences shared together. 

Kindergarten Registration 2017-2018

posted Jan 10, 2017, 8:07 AM by Diane Hurley   [ updated Jan 10, 2017, 8:07 AM by Deborah Thorne ]

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. 

New Routine with Kiss and Drop

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

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.

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