Hello Hawthorne Community,
A team of students here at Hawthorne is helping to plan a new section for our Huskie Meadows Garden / Outdoor Classroom / Play Area.
We would love to have parents complete this online survey by the end of next week (Feb 17) to provide parents' voices as well.
Thank you for your time,
Mrs. S. Wigle
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.
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.
It is once again, time for Optional Attendance. The following schools are open to Elementary Optional Attendance https://www.hdsb.ca/schools/Documents/Schools-OpenTo-Elementary-OptionalAttendance2017.pdf
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.
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!
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.
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. This 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 https://www.hdsb.ca/our-board/Pages/Get%20Involved/Volunteer-in-Schools.aspx Please refer to the attached file for more information.
Class lists are now posted online. Please go to the 'Parent Info' tab and click 'Forms and Files". The lists are separated by K-3 and 4-8. They will also be posted on the school front doors. Please have your child's OEN number which can be found at the top of your child's report card. All class lists will include only student's OEN number, not names.
Once you know your teacher's name, please refer to the map in the 'Forms and Files' tab. This map explains where you are to meet your teacher. Take note of the Teacher's name and the door number. This door will be the entrance/exit for your child's class all year. If your child is in a portable, please meet your child's teacher in front of that particular portable. Grades 6, 7, 8 all meet outside door #7. All Kindergarten students meet in the Play Area. Parents are not to enter the Play Area. Thank you!
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 are now found by clicking on
the top menu bar marked Parent Info. Then click "Forms and Files" and open the document.