School News

New Student Absence Reporting System

The Halton District School Board has transitioned to a new Student Absence Reporting system called SchoolMessenger. Families can register for SchoolMessenger through the SchoolMessenger website ( or the HDSB Mobile App (available for download on the App Store or Google Play). For information on how to register for SchoolMessenger and how to report absences for your child, please visit the HDSB's website at and search "SchoolMessenger".

We Scare Hunger Food Drive

Hawthorne Village's, Student Parliament/Me to We group, will be running a Food Drive campaign called "We Scare Hunger", from Oct 1 - Nov 2. 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


Parent Council Meeting - October

All welcome to attend the Parent Council Meeting on Monday October 1st at 6:30 pm.

It will be held in the school library. We appreciate hearing from our community to foster a partnership between school and home. Hope to see you there.

Parking Lots Closed for Drop off and Pick up

Students are encouraged to walk or ride to school whenever possible. For students driven to school, for safety reasons, car access to school property is closed during the school entry at the beginning of the day and at dismissal at the end of the day. Driver access to school property at these times is left for our buses and after school daycare vehicles. Parking is available on the street if you wish to walk your child onto school property. In our continued effort to keep our students, staff, and community safe, it is very important for parents in cars to be cognizant of pedestrians and to be careful and follow all safety routines.

We appreciate your continued diligence..

Global Read Alouds @ HVPS

Beginning on Monday October 1st students in classrooms across the grades will participate in Global Read Alouds (GRA). It began in 2010 with the belief that " one book could connect the world". Now across the global students are reading and connecting within their classrooms around one book. Check in with your child to discover if and when they are connecting with others.

Milk and Pizza Days

Pizza & Milk - Term 1Pizza and Milk Term 1 is now available to purchase online at With Hawthorne Village PS being an Eco school, milk and pizza will only be available to purchase for the 2018-2019 school year online. No paper order forms will be coming home for milk or pizza with your students this year. Our pizza is supplied by Gino's. Term 1 Pizza Day starts on Thursday, October 11 and ends on Thursday, December 20. Pizza/juice is EVERY THURSDAY. Milk starts on Tuesday, October 9 and ends on Friday, December 21.
* Pizza Days are Oct 11, 18, 25, Nov 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Dec 6, 13 and 20* Lunches and milk are served the first nutrition break* You must choose white or chocolate milk for the entire term* The milk term consists of 53 days* No refunds on food and milk orders will be given due to a student's absence or school cancellations.
Proceeds will be used to support extra curricular clubs, student resources and initiatives. For assistance with setting up your account, please watch the short video at