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Annual Arts Night

posted May 13, 2017, 7:45 PM by Laura Toperczer   [ updated May 13, 2017, 7:46 PM ]

Please join us for Hawthorne Village's Annual Arts Night on Thursday May 25th  from 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm.

The evening will feature art displays from all students, as well as performances by: Village Voices, Singing Huskies, Music Maniacs, the Concert Band and Boulevard Boys. Performances begin in the gym at 6:45 pm. 

Plan to attend for an evening celebrating the amazing arts at Hawthorne Village!!

PreJK Story Time

posted May 11, 2017, 11:24 AM by Deborah Thorne

Early Access to Your School's Library: Parents and children are invited to visit the library before your child begins school full time in the fall. 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 2pm and remain in the library with your child. The program's last day is JUNE 8.
Tuesdays 2-2:45
Wednesdays 2-2L45
Thursdays 2-2:45

Mindful May

posted May 7, 2017, 6:03 PM by Laura Toperczer

Welcome to Mindful May….As always we have lots going on at Hawthorne Village, so it is important that we build in some opportunities to slow things down and take some time to reflect and cultivate mindfulness.


What does being Mindful mean?

The best way to capture moments is to pay attention. This is how we cultivate Mindfulness. Mindfulness means being present in the the moment. it means focusing on the here and now, accepting that without judgement. Try to be in the now and be present.  



During Mindful May, activities have been planned to help promote mindfulness for both students and staff.  To start, we will be having Mandala colouring on Monday and Wednesdays during second break in the Learning Commons. Colouring a circular Mandala helps us to stop and take time to centre our thoughts while colouring a beautiful circular Mandala.

Another Mindful May event Hawthorne is hosting is a month long morning Yoga in the Learning Commons. Every Tuesday and Thursday morning before school, we will be focusing on being mindful, breathing and relaxing through yoga.


Mindfulness is about becoming more aware of what you are thinking and doing - what’s going on in your mind and body. It’s an invitation to just be in the moment which will slow things down so you see things more clearly. Open Minds are Healthy Minds. Take time to talk with your child(ren) about what it means to be mindful.


!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. 

Spring Dance Village Performance

posted Apr 26, 2017, 1:54 PM by Laura Toperczer

After many months of dedication and hard work our Dance Village team is ready to perform on Thursday April 27th at 7:00 pm.The theme this year is Dance. And the reasons people dance. All the dances were choreographed by the students.  Almost 150 students were involved . Thanks to everyone involved from student performers, parent volunteers, families who made sure everyone was on time for early morning rehearsals. A huge thanks to the many staff members who helped with everything . 

April 28th PD Day

posted Apr 25, 2017, 7:51 PM by Laura Toperczer

A reminder that on Friday April 28th, 2017 there will be no school.  It is a Professional Development Day.  

Sing It Together ~ Music Monday

posted Apr 25, 2017, 2:28 PM by Laura Toperczer

Launched in 2005 by The Coalition for Music Education, Music Monday is the world’s largest single event dedicated to raising awareness for music education. On Monday May 1st hundreds of thousands of students, educators, and music makers participate in a simultaneous nationwide concert performance of an original song written by a Canadian artist.  At Hawthorne Village we will be having a concert to celebrate this special day featuring performances by our very own Singing Huskies, Music Maniacs, Village Voices, Boulevard Boys and the Concert Band.  Let's celebrate together the power of music! 


Annual Arts Night

posted Apr 21, 2017, 11:09 AM by Laura Toperczer


Please join us for Hawthorne Village's Annual Arts Night on Thursday, May 25th from 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm.
The beautiful evening will feature outstanding art displays from all students, as well as the wonderful performances by our very own : Village Voices,
Singing Huskies, Music Maniacs, the Concert Band and Boulevard Boys. Please note: performances begin in the gym at 6:45 pm.

Learning About Quilts

posted Apr 2, 2017, 7:45 PM by Laura Toperczer

Our grade three students at Hawthorne Village took part in a special quilting project organized by the Halton Quilters Guild who visited over 900 students in Halton. Students created a quilt block with members from Guild at our school.  The blocks were then taken and sewn together to create eight unique class quilts.  Alongside the quilters, the classes have now named their quilts and they will be on display in The Stitches In Our Time Quilt show held on Saturday April 22nd in Burlington, Ontario.   Our grade three classes will then get their quilts returned and we will be donating them to various groups in our community to enjoy. 

April is Earth Month

posted Mar 31, 2017, 8:52 AM by Laura Toperczer

Litter takes years to break down. It releases pollutants into the air, water, soil and can impact wildlife.  The Hawthorne ECO student teams are leading the school wide April School Grounds Clean Up. During the month of April classes will  clean up rotating areas around the school with supplies provided (i.e. glove/recycling bags).  This is an excellent way to educate all our students about the impact of litter on the environment and how they can help to make a difference in their community.


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