School News

Miracle on Main - December 12

posted by Deborah Thorne

The Tiger Jeet Singh Foundation is ready to roll out its 8th annual “Miracle on Main Street” toy drive charity event. The donations raised each year go towards the purchase of toys, food and life essentials for families experiencing poverty via Halton Women’s Shelter; children suffering from sickness at the Toronto Sick Kids, McMaster Children’s Hospital, school essentials, breakfast programs and mental health aids for local area public schools via the Halton Learning Foundation. To date the foundation has raised $1.5 million in combined sponsorships and donations over the past seven events. “The objective of Miracle on Main Street is to promote the spirit of giving among all faiths.” says Tiger Jeet Singh Jr., President of Tiger Jeet Singh Foundation. “Sickness and poverty do not discriminate; neither should the spirit of giving.” All students at Hawthorne Village P.S. are invited to attend the event. The school will be organizing bussing for the celebration. If your child is in grades K to 4 then a parent must attend, students in grades 5 to 8 can join the teachers, Principal and volunteers. Please click the folder for the permission form.

Are You Scent Free?

posted Dec 2, 2016, 3:09 PM by Deborah Thorne

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!

Toonies for Tulips

posted Nov 18, 2016, 4:24 PM by Deborah Thorne

Dear Hawthorne Parents and Guardians; 

Hawthorne Village is raising money for the Highway of Heroes. This charity is planting 117,000 trees along the 401 in remembrance of all the soldiers that have been killed in the last 150 years. Our school is very fortunate to be involved in this program and we have been given 150 beautiful tulip bulbs to plant. The planting has already been done by our students in the Me to We club and now the work begins! We need to raise $1500 to help support the Highway of Heroes' initiative. We are asking our Hawthorne community to bring in TOONIES for TULIPS. If each student at Hawthorne brings in a TOONIE, we will meet our goal of $1500.

Thanks to our Hawthorne families for all your continued support! We are all looking forward to the red and white tulips that will bloom next year in the spring to help celebrate Canada's 150th birthday, and to view the trees that we will see along the Highway of Heroes.

TOONIES for TULIPS will run November 15-November 30.

Thank you for your support.

Treaties Recognition Week

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

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.

Police Record Checks

posted Oct 18, 2016, 6:55 AM by Deborah Thorne   [ updated Oct 19, 2016, 5:22 PM ]

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. T​his 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​ Please refer to the attached file for more information.

Open House and Fall Fair

posted Sep 17, 2016, 4:34 PM by Deborah Thorne

We are so fortunate at Hawthorne Village to have a wonderful and dedicated group of parents who are part of the HVPS Parent Council. Each year we host a Fall Fair which includes a ton of fun in and around our amazing school. Much of the back work is done by our Parent Council. Please join the Parent Council, Administration and Teachers/Staff at our Annual Fall Fair and Open House on Thursday September 22 from 4:30-8pm. There will be a Meet the Teacher opportunity the same night between 6-7pm. Please go to your child's class at some point within that hour. Otherwise, tour the school, check out the Book Fair in the Learning Commons and see new and old friends. 

2016-2017 Class Lists

posted Sep 1, 2016, 1:10 PM by Deborah Thorne   [ updated Sep 2, 2016, 12:50 PM ]

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!

Classroom Supplies for 2016-2017

posted Jun 21, 2016, 1:18 PM by Deborah Thorne   [ updated Aug 10, 2016, 5:47 PM ]

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. 

Inclement Weather

posted May 2, 2016, 11:51 AM by Deborah Thorne   [ updated May 2, 2016, 12:14 PM ]

We frequently are asked about outside temperatures and students being outside at break times.  Last year the HDSB implemented a new policy standardizing the temperature that would be used to make decisions on students being inside or out during the breaks. When the temperature (and /or wind chill) reaches -20'C, students will be allowed early entry into the school (9:00am) and will remain inside during breaks.  We monitor the temperature regularly throughout the day and make adjustments as required based based on the temperature.  However, what is most important for safety, is that students come to school each day dressed appropriately for the weather. That would include gloves/mitts, coat and a hat during the winter months.

School Council

posted May 2, 2016, 11:49 AM by Deborah Thorne

Please check our EDSBY homepage for minutes of school council meetings...

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