School News

Complete Sets of Chess, Checkers or Board Games?

posted Feb 23, 2017, 10:48 AM by Deborah Thorne   [ updated Feb 23, 2017, 5:39 PM ]

We are looking to start two different groups during the nutrition breaks at Hawthorne Village but we need your help...
Hawthorne Community: Do you have gently used board games, chess or checkers boards that you would kindly like to donate to Hawthorne Village for the clubs? These games need to be in good condition with no missing pieces. We are hoping to run a chess/checkers club for intermediates and a games club for primary students. Lots of skills and learning can be done through games. We are hoping to start these clubs the week of March 6 or shortly after the March Break. Hawthorne Village rocks because of complete sets of Chess, Checkers and board games. Thank you for your continued support.

Parent Volunteers Needed!

posted Feb 23, 2017, 10:41 AM by Deborah Thorne

The Dance-A-Thon is fast approaching and we are in need of many more volunteers to make this event that we have worked so hard on a success. This event is important to the school and the kids have so much fun, if you have any availability on Friday, March 3, please let us know. We require day volunteers during school hours and evening volunteers from 4:30pm till about 8:30pm. 

Also please do not forget to send in your child's pledge form, the kids are determined to bring in enough pledges to see a bucket of water over a teacher's head....who doesn't dream of that as a student?

February 24 is also money counting day from noon until dismissal bell. We are short volunteers for this day. If you are available to assist anytime from noon until dismissal please be sure to email the school the times you are available.

Thanks everyone...volunteer participation is so important and thanks to everyone for helping make all of our events such a wonderful success.

10th Annual Dance-a-thon

posted Feb 23, 2017, 10:36 AM by Deborah Thorne

As you are aware, our 10th annual Dance a Thon is taking place on Friday, March 3. Part of the success of this event is not only your pledges but the raffle basket donations as well. A guideline to what is needed was sent home with students in their Dance a Thon kick off package. Items collected will be made into baskets that both parents and students will have the opportunity to purchase tickets for and win. We kindly ask that you review the list and see if you can donate in anyway. Please send any donations that you have in with your student before Friday, February 24 or shortly after.

Survey for Hawthorne parents:

posted Feb 9, 2017, 2:18 PM by Deborah Thorne   [ updated Feb 12, 2017, 6:23 AM ]

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

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

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.

Optional Attendance

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

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   [ updated Dec 2, 2016, 3:09 PM ]

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!

Treaties Recognition Week

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

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.

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