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 (go.schoolmessenger.ca) 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 hdsb.ca and search "SchoolMessenger".

Volunteering at Hawthorne

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 (go.schoolmessenger.ca) 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 hdsb.ca and search "SchoolMessenger".

Fall Parent Council Positions

On behalf of the Parent Council there will be a call for nominations for several 2018 Executive Member positions such as: Chair, Treasurer, Secretary and Vice Chair of Special Events. Nomination packages will be distributed in early September 2018. Please take some time to consider getting involved in your school and school community.

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 diligence in this regard.

Staff will have a parking pass in order to park in our lot. *There will be a few accessible parking passes available in the office for families of students with special needs or temporary injuries ie) broken leg

***Please note that NO CARS ARE PERMITTED TO BE LEFT UNATTENDED AT ANYTIME IN THE FRONT LANEWAY . . . This includes even the quickest “I am just leaving for a moment” situations.

School Supplies

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 will be available August 7, 2018 by clicking on the top menu bar marked Parent Info. Then click "Forms and Files" and open the document.

Milk and Pizza Days

Pizza & Milk - Term 1Pizza and Milk Term 1 is now available to purchase online at https://www.schoolcashonline.com/. 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 ORDERS ARE DUE WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2018
* 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 https://vimeo.com/133141615