School News

Hoot n' Nanny Day

posted Oct 20, 2017, 10:14 AM by Laura Toperczer

Are you ready ?  Back by popular demand Hoot n' Nanny will be an amazing day for everyone.  All classes will have the opportunity to join in some wonderfully active and spooky activities in the gym on Oct 31st.  When you're done you will walk through the "pumpkin patch" and take a gander at the spectacular pumpkins made by our school families.  Get ready to have a lot of fun. 

Halloween Parade Information

posted Oct 20, 2017, 10:00 AM by Laura Toperczer


Dear Hawthorne Village Families,


Our students at Hawthorne Village come from a multitude of backgrounds and cultures. As a result, we understand the importance of embracing our differences and recognizing our cultures and celebrations. Recently, many of our students celebrated Diwali. Many families celebrated Thanksgiving as well. October 31st is also a day of significance. For those who follow the Wicca faith, it is ‘Samhain’ which marks the end of the harvest season and preparation for winter.


Also, for many North Americans, October 31st is the cultural celebration of Halloween. Many customs come with Halloween such as carving pumpkins, ‘trick or treating’ for candy and dressing in costume.

On Tuesday October 31st, staff and students may come to school dressed in costume in order to celebrate Halloween. Our school will have a Halloween parade in which students can view the various costumes worn by classmates and peers. Parents are welcome to attend the parade. We ask that you arrive by 2:30 PM and wait on the blacktop for the parade to begin. There is no parking for parents. If you are driving, we ask that you park on Clark or Bennett and walk to school.


We ask that children do not come to school dressed in violent, bloody or inappropriate costumes. Furthermore, students should not come to school using fake blood or carrying weapons such as plastic guns, plastic knives or plastic swords. Masks should be left at home.


Also, we ask that there be no depictions of the Indigenous People of Canada (e.g., First Nations, Inuit and Metis) through the wearing of costumes or bringing of props as these are not authentic and are offensive characterizations of people’s identities as well as their traditional and ceremonial regalia.


Since many of our students suffer from life-threatening allergies, we ask that students DO NOT bring candy to school to share with classmates or peers. We will be holding a special event in our gym in the afternoon, and students will receive a small nut-free treat at that time.


However, if your family does not celebrate Halloween, your decision is respected. Your child need not come to school dressed in a costume. Other students may choose to simply wear Orange and Black that day instead of a costume.  Also, teachers will set-up alternative activities in their classrooms for those children not wishing to participate.


If you have any questions or concerns, please contact via e-mail Anna Drummond ~ Principal (drummonda@hdsb.ca) or via telephone @ 905-878-5478.

Pumpkin Patch Family Contest

posted Oct 20, 2017, 8:09 AM by Laura Toperczer

Hawthorne's Annual Event is back and organized by our Student Parliament members.   Families are invited to design and decorate a pumpkin based on one of the following categories: Funniest; Most teeth; Scariest; Cartoon Character; Cutest; Most Hawthorne Spirit; Sportiest; Smallest;Biggest and Most Colourful. ( Families to provide their own pumpkins).  The pumpkin creation may be dropped off in the front foyer of the school in the pumpkin patch on Tuesday October 31st anytime after 8 am and picked up by 5 pm in the front foyer ( otherwise, it will be composted).  Judging will occur during the school day.   A reminder that pumpkins are not to travel on school buses.  Looking forward to seeing the wonderful creations. 

The Great Big Crunch Event

posted Oct 20, 2017, 7:33 AM by Laura Toperczer


On Thursday October 26 at 12:00 noon we will be having the school wide BIG CRUNCH in each classroom. Apples will be provided and we will all crunch (on a count down) at the same time. This year, in partnership with Healthy Kids Community Challenge BurlingtonMartin’s Family Fruit Farm, and Ontario Student Nutrition Services (OSNS), the GREAT BIG CRUNCH initiative returns as a focus on spreading the word about the importance of healthy snacking to school age children and learning about local eating.  There are 95 schools and more than 54,000 Crunchers participating this year!

Hawthorne Food Drive Campaign - October 16 - November 3

posted Oct 15, 2017, 5:12 PM by Laura Toperczer   [ updated Oct 15, 2017, 5:37 PM by Deborah Thorne ]

Hawthorne Village's, Student Parliament/Me to We group, will be running a Food Drive campaign called "We Scare Hunger", from Oct 16th- Nov 3rd.  Please bring in non-perishable food items and add them to the collection in your child's classroom. 

"No one should have to go hungry. For a child struggling with hunger, one meal could mean the difference between having the energy to succeed in school, or between staying healthy and getting sick. Let’s work together and collect food for our local food bank to make sure everyone in our community is supported in standing up to hunger." - Me to We
Together we CAN SCARE AWAY HUNGER!




Star Wars Read Day Assembly

posted Oct 13, 2017, 11:28 AM by Laura Toperczer   [ updated Oct 15, 2017, 5:40 PM by Deborah Thorne ]

October is Star Wars Read Month.  Let's join the millions of Star Wars fans around the world. Every page is a journey. Where will your journey take you?

On Wednesday October 18 during the middle block we will be hosting STAR WARS READ Day!  It is a day designed to celebrate, foster and demonstrate the LOVE of literacy! There will be a read aloud  and special guests too. It will be a short mid-day assembly for students from K - 8.  Visit the Learning Common for books, special displays and activities to enjoy.  May the force be with you !

Celebrate the Harvest Time

posted Sep 25, 2017, 10:23 AM by Deborah Thorne   [ updated Oct 15, 2017, 5:48 PM ]


Join us in October in Milton to celebrate the harvest with fall themed games and crafts! Here are the details...

Don't forget that we provide a light meal and dessert before we head into our activity. 

Milton

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

6:00p.m. – 8:00p.m.

Bruce Trail Public School

1199 Costigan Rd

Milton, ON L9T 6N8


Please note families should RSVP for the event at http://www.haltonfamiliesforfamilies.com/fns-rsvp/

This event is for everyone...kids, youth, parents, caregivers - the whole family.


This event is an opportunity for families impact by a child or youth's mental health to have an evening out all together connecting and sharing with other families. 

 

VOLUNTEER HOURS - Are you a youth or do you know a youth looking for a meaningful way to acquire volunteer hours. Halton Families for Families is always looking for volunteers. Please head over to our website and let us know you're interested. Follow this link http://www.haltonfamiliesforfamilies.com/get-involved/volunteer-form/


Halton Families for Families is a community partnership, engaging Halton families who have been impacted by a child or youth's mental illness.


Should you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact Darlene at families@rockonline.ca or 905-875-2575 Ext. 232


Prescribed Medication Forms for Students ( NEW)

posted Sep 13, 2017, 1:57 PM by Deborah Thorne

Parents/Guardians, 
As previously shared, the medical procedures have changed in HDSB.  Completed Medical Form 1 or 2 with signature from a Health Care Provider are required if requesting authorization for self-administration of prescribed medication by a student while at school and/or for school personnel to administer prescribed medication to a student during school hours or during an approved school activity.  To find these forms, please locate them by clicking Parent Info and then move to the Forms and Files menu.
If you have any questions please contact the main office to support the process. 


Forms: Pita Lunches and Smoothie

posted Sep 4, 2017, 2:56 PM by Deborah Thorne   [ updated Sep 12, 2017, 8:32 AM ]

If your family would like to participate in the Pita Pit lunches and optional smoothies, please follow the link from the main menu > and click on Parent Lunch Forms there you will find two different forms that can be printed off and sent into the school. Please note that the first term lunch forms will be due on Wednesday September 20. Thank you for your support....proceeds come right back to the school.

2017-2018 Classlists

posted Sep 1, 2017, 12:21 PM by Deborah Thorne

Class lists are now posted under the menu bar above. Go to Parent Info and then Forms and Files. There is also a map that shows where your child(ren) will enter the school.

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