Hawthorn Enrichment Institute

Save the Dates for the 2018 Hawthorn Enrichment Institute

The Hawthorn Enrichment Institute summer program is open to all kindergarten through eighth-grade Hawthorn District 73 students. It will take place from July 9 – August 10, 2018.  Registration begins February 1, 2018.

Hawthorn Enrichment Institute (HEI) Registration is Open

Summer 2016 HEI Registration and information is available here.

Registration is Open!

Inclement Weather Update

Hawthorn takes school closings very seriously. Should schools close due to inclement weather or other unforeseen reasons, the district uses an automated emergency notification system to send a recorded voice message to each student’s home telephone number, as provided during registration. Parents have the option of managing their emergency notifications by logging in to the PowerSchool Parent Portal to change telephone numbers, request text messaging, and request email messaging. For more information on how Hawthorn determines school closings, please click here.

Catherine Gross

Media Specialist Joins Monarch Award Committee

Catherine Gross, the Townline and Dual Language Library Media Specialist, was invited to be on the Monarch Award Committee. The Monarch Awards are Illinois’ K-3 Readers’ Choice Awards, established to help kindergarten through third grade readers become familiar with books, illustrators and authors; encourage children to read critically; and to develop a statewide awareness of outstanding literature for children. She is excited to be a part of choosing and highlighting quality literature for this three-year term.

Meals for Families / Formulario para Ordenar Desayuno y Almuerzo

September 10, 2020/in Latest News /by dierbeckc

Please fill out this meal order form to order breakfast and lunches for your children starting Tuesday, Sept. 29. Children under the age of 18 are qualified to receive individually packaged meals at no charge. This order form is open-ended and will remain effective until in-person learning returns. 

Por favor complete este formulario para pedir desayunos y almuerzos para sus hijos(as) a partir del martes 29 de septiembre. Los niños(as) menores de 18 años están calificados para recibir comidas empaquetadas individualmente gratis. Este formulario para ordenar comida es ilimitado y permanecerá vigente hasta que regresemos al aprendizaje en persona.


*No families will be charged for any meals*
  Breakfast and Lunch Service Order Form
Formulario Para Ordenar Desayuno y Almuerzo – 9/29

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School Messenger Letter 8/19/2020

August 19, 2020

Dear SDL Families, 

 We are looking forward to the start of our school year on Monday, August 31st!  Here is some very important information and dates to help with the start of the school year.  

Daily Schedule:

  • Tuesday (8/25) your child’s teacher will share the students’ daily class schedules 

Device/Take-Home Supply Bag Pick-up (Grades K-5 ONLY)

  • Wednesday (8/26) & Thursday (8/27): Curbside pick-up of student devices (if requested) &  Take-Home bags. These bags will include materials needed for successful participation in Remote Learning.

Device and Take-Home Supply Bag Pick-Up Schedule:

  • Wednesday, August 26th 

8:00 – 10:00 am   Last Names  A-E  

1:00 – 3:00 pm  Last Names F-L 

4:30 – 6:30 pm ALL families are welcome to pick up.

  • Thursday, August 27th 

8:00 – 10:00 am   Last Names  M-R  

1:00 – 3:00 pm  Last Names S-Z

11:30 – 1:00 pm All families are welcome to pick up.

***Please note that the location to pick up your child’s bag will be different from the spring due to construction at the middle school. A map and reminder to you will be sent home on Tuesday! ***

Virtual Meet and Greet

Friday (8/28):  Homeroom teachers are hosting virtual “Meet & Greets” for students and their parents/guardians.  These events will replace the school supply drop-off days typically scheduled the week before school begins, and serve to connect families with teachers prior to the first day of school. We hope that families will attend these special virtual sessions! 

Your child’s teacher will also be sending a sign-up for an additional time to meet 1:1 with each child on Friday (8/28).  These meetings will be 10 minutes in length.  Watch for a welcome letter from your child’s teacher on Tuesday (8/25) for more details about how to sign up and log on to your whole class meeting.

Virtual Whole-Class Meet and Greet Schedule for Friday, August 28th

8:30 a.m. Kindergarten

9:00 a.m. First Grade

9:30 a.m. Second Grade

10:00 a.m. Third Grade

10:30 a.m. Fourth Grade

11:00 a.m. Fifth Grade

Zoom Links and Weekly Schedule 

  • Friday (8/28)  Teachers will share their Zoom links for the first week of school with families. 

Technology Needs

Please  complete the following form to help us determine the technology needs for our students during the 2020-21 school year. To complete the form, first log in to your PowerSchool Parent Portal: https://ps.hawthorn73.org/public/home.html

You should see the names of all students in your family who attend the Hawthorn schools on the top left corner of the screen.

Click on the link labeled “SchoolForms.”

Click on the “Return to Learning – 2020” form.

Complete and submit the survey.

Student Services

At the beginning of the school year,  parents/guardians of students receiving special education services will be contacted regarding student support planning.

Learning Management Systems

Grades K-2 will be utilizing Seesaw as their Learning Management System.

Grades 3-5 will be utilizing Google Classroom as their Learning Management System. 

More information and directions for accessing these platforms will be coming soon!

                             As always, please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or needs.

                             Mrs. Fabrizio and Dr. Gordon

A Letter from Your DL Principals

8/14/2020

Dear Dual Language Families,

First Day of School

The first day of student attendance is Monday, August 31st. 

The school day begins at 8:50 am and concludes at 3:05 p.m.

Please click here for a revised 2020-2021 school year calendar.

Teacher Assignment

On Monday, August 17th, you will be able to log in to PowerSchool and access your child’s teacher assignment.  Click here to view directions for accessing PowerSchool.  Your child’s teacher will be hosting a virtual meet and greet on Friday, August 28th.  More information about this event will be coming soon!

Technology

An important survey will be emailed from the district technology department on Monday, August 17th regarding technology needs for your child(ren).  Please note, you may need to check your spam folder/junk mail folder as the first few messages could be directed to one of those folders. 

Device and Take-Home Bag Pick-Up

Student device and take-home bag pick-up will take place on Wednesday, August 26th and Thursday, August 27th.  Specific pick-up times and details will be shared soon!

We look forward to another wonderful school year!  Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or needs.   Feel free to check our district website for updates as well.  

Warm regards,

Sincerely,

Mrs. Shelley Fabrizio  (fabrizios@hawthorn73.org)

Dr. Alison Gordon  (gordona@hawthorn73.org)

Welcome Back Principals’ Letter

Dear School of Dual Language Parents and Guardians:

The 2020-2021 school year has arrived!  We hope you and your family are safe and well!  Thank you so much for your patience, flexibility, and understanding as we prepare for the unique start to this school year.   The entire Hawthorn staff have been working extremely hard to get the School of Dual Language remote learning environment ready for the beginning of the school year.  

First Day of School

The first day of student attendance is Monday, August 31st. 

The school day begins at 8:50 am and ends at 3:05 pm. 

Please click here for a revised 2020-2021 school year calendar.

Teacher Assignment

On Monday, August 17th, you will be able to log in to PowerSchool and access your child’s teacher assignment.  Click here to view directions for accessing PowerSchool.  Your child’s teacher will be hosting a virtual meet and greet on Friday, August 27. More information about this event will be coming soon!

Technology

A survey will be emailed from the Technology Department on Monday, August 17th regarding technology needs for your child(ren).  Please note, you may need to check your spam folder/junk mail folder as the first few messages could be directed to that folder(s).

Device and Take-Home Bag Pick-Up

Student devices and take-home bag pick-up will take place on Wednesday, August 26th and Thursday, August 27th.  Specific pick-up times will be scheduled by last name and shared soon.

We look forward to a wonderfully successful school year!  Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or needs. Feel free to check our district website for updates as well.  

Sincerely,

Dr. Gordon and Mrs. Fabrizio

Interim Co-Principals

gordona@hawthorn73.org

fabrizios@hawthorn73.org

PowerSchool Parent Portal/Portal de Padres PowerSchool

Please visit the PowerSchool Parent Portal at https://ps.hawthorn73.org/public to log into your secure PowerSchool account.  If you do not remember your username or password, click “forgot username or password?” On the PowerSchool Parent Portal homescreen.  
Por favor visite el portal de padres PowerSchool en https://ps.hawthorn73.org/public  para tener acceso a su cuenta segura PowerSchool. Si usted no recuerda el nombre del usuario o contraseña, por favor hacer un click en ”Forgot username or password? en el portal de padres PowerSchool en su pantalla.

New Interim Principals

Please Welcome New Interim Co-Principals

Please welcome Mrs. Shelley Fabrizio and Dr. Alison Gordon as the new Interim Co-Principals at the School of Dual Language for the 2020-2021 school year. 

They both have extensive experience in education. Mrs. Fabrizio has a social work and special education background. She began her career in education at an adolescent day hospital and therapeutic day school. Switching from private to public education, she then served as a social worker, special education coordinator and administrator of an early education program/enrichment program at North Shore School District 112. Prior to retiring in 2019, she was an elementary school principal for two schools with a total of 13 years in Arlington Heights School District 25. 

Dr. Gordon has been an elementary school principal for 31 years. The last three school districts she served were Northbrook School District 27, North Shore School District 112, and Skokie School District 73 1/2. During her tenure in Skokie, she was principal of Elizabeth Meyer School, Program Director of the Bilingual and EL Programs and coordinator of the district’s community engagement efforts. Dr. Gordon teaches graduate students in the School of Education and Social Policy at Northwestern University and provides professional learning programs to teachers, coaches, and school leaders.  In addition, she serves as a consultant to the Illinois Principals Association.

Mrs. Fabrizio and Dr. Gordon worked together at North Shore School District 112 and are excited about working together again. They will join the Hawthorn community on August 3.

students with kites

School of Dual Language Kites Are Soaring

Last week, School of Dual Language students engaged in a fun STEM challenge. They created colorful kites at home.

Teacher with a sign for her students.

Heartfelt Messages

Here are just a few of the uplifting messages that School of Dual Language teachers made for their students.

Students reading

All Students Read Together on Read Across America Day

In celebration of Read Across America Day, all students at Townline and the School of Dual Language dropped everything and read for half an hour beginning at 9:05 a.m. on Friday, March 6. For the kindergarten and first grade classrooms, fourth and fifth grade students read to the students. Read Across America Day is an annual observance inaugurated by the NEA (National Education Association). It is held in recognition of Dr Seuss’ birthday.

Students on a gallery walk

Students Go Back in Time Through Gallery Walk

Fourth grade students at the School of Dual Language participated in a fun gallery walk between the classrooms of Mrs. Brandt, Mrs. Velazquez and Miss Mejia. They observed a wide variety of objects/artifacts and imagined how Native Americans might have used these items hundreds of years ago. This was part of a social studies segment on the history of Illinois. The objects were on loan from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources.