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.

Children playing during Field Day

Field Day is a Blast

Students had a great time playing outdoors last Friday during the annual Townline/School of Dual Language Field Day. Samples of teamwork and good sportsmanship were everywhere as children played a wide assortment of relay games, tug of war and other fun games.

La Kermés is a Big Hit

Families enjoyed strolling around the wide assortment of booths and tables that comprised La Kermés, the School of Dual Language’s annual Latin American Carnival, last Friday. Volunteers provided samples of delicious snacks, main dishes and desserts from many Latin American countries, including Columbia, Mexico and Puerto Rico, including empanadas, bunuelos, and chicharrones. Children played all sorts of games from bowling to basketball. Families had a chance to win a variety of children’s games through a raffle. Children enjoyed the face-painting and temporary tattoos. Overall, the event provided a wonderful taste of the world and culture south of the border.

students working out in gym class

The PE Year in Review

Third grade students at the School Of Dual Language got an opportunity to review many of the different activities they learned in gym over the year at today’s PE Year in Review. There were smiles everywhere as students climbed ropes, swang on ropes, bowled, jumped rope and played box hockey, volleyball, basketball and so much more all in one gym period.

Parent Volunteers Needed for Field Day, 5/31

We are looking for volunteers to help run our field day stations.  If you are willing to help at a station please sign up for the time that your child will be on the field.  All rules to the games will be provided prior to the day! Thank you so much!

(K, 1st grade, 2nd grade: 9:05-10:50 a.m.)

( 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade: 1:05-2:50 p.m.)

Sign up HERE

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090e4bada822abfc1-field

teachers and PTO members at lunch

It’s Teacher Appreciation Week

The Hawthorn PTO put together a “Tuesday Tacos” lunch for teachers and staff at the School of Dual Language. The lunch included guacamole and chips, tacos and fake margaritas. The PTO is organizing events throughout the week at all the schools to thank teachers for all the great work they do throughout the year.

Girl Running

Girls on The Run (GOTR) Make Blankets

Girls on the Run (GOTR) is raising money to make blankets for children in foster care. Your help is very important! Please donate money by May 17th to your child’s teacher. Even if you bring in a dollar, your help will go a long way.
Thanks!
Your Girls on the Run

Niñas en la carrera (GOTR) está colectando dinero para hacer cobijas para niños de acogida. ¡Su apoyo es muy importante y va a ayudar a mucha gente! Favor de donar su dinero antes del 17 de mayo al maestro de su hijo/a. Aunque sea un dólar, su apoyo ayudará a muchos.
Gracias,
La niñas en la carrera (GOTR)

Hands on a piano

Open House and Music Program on Thursday, 5/9

Everyone is invited to Open House and Music Program night on Thursday, May 9th. Here is the schedule for the evening.

students reading

It’s Play Time

Students in Ms. Brandt’s fourth-grade class read a play in Spanish to students in Ms. Roznowski’s first grade class. The students did a great job.

student experiments

Time for Fun Science Experiments

Mrs. Korn’s second grade class at the School of Dual Language took part in three science experiments. They explored properties of matter by dropping objects into water and observing whether they floated or sank. They watched a lava lamp erupt into activity as they mixed basic ingredients such as water, oil, and an Alka-Seltzer tablet. And, they created a substance that was part solid and part liquid by combining cornstarch and water. They all had a great time learning by doing.