Nicole Rodrigo

Hawthorn Welcomes New School of Dual Language Principal

Dear Dual Language Community,

As you know, Dr. Gordon and Mrs. Fabrizio are serving in the role of co-interim principals at the School of Dual Language throughout our 2020-2021 school year. We have conducted a comprehensive search for a Dual Language principal to begin on July 1, 2021, and I am pleased to announce that Ms. Nicole Rodrigo has been approved by the Board of Education to serve in this role. 

Ms. Rodrigo is currently a fifth-grade dual language teacher leader at Barrington Community Unit School District 220, where she has taught at both Grove Avenue and Arnett C. Lines Elementary Schools. Prior to that, she taught fourth and fifth grade dual language classes at Channing Elementary in School District U46. Ms. Rodrigo received a Bachelor of Science in Education – Bilingual/Bicultural Education from Western Illinois University, where she also minored in Spanish. She received a Master of Science Degree in Educational Leadership from National Louis University.

Ms. Rodrigo has shown an ability to lead effectively, with student needs as the top priority. She has created and aligned dual language curriculum maps, mentored new teachers, planned and supervised after school enrichment programs, and organized an in-school math lab. Ms. Rodrigo also brings an excellent reputation as a skilled instructor to the principalship, and has provided high quality professional development in dual language learning to educators in the field.

I will work diligently with Ms. Rodrigo to transition her to Hawthorn School District #73. In addition, Dr. Gordon and Mrs. Fabrizio will help familiarize her with our School of Dual Language students, teachers, and community. Because of our supportive community and wonderful staff, I am very confident that the students of Dual Language will be in the best possible hands.     

I would like to thank the teachers, parents, and administrators who participated in our principal selection process over the past several months, and hope you will join me in welcoming Ms. Rodrigo to our Hawthorn community.


Dr. Peter Hannigan

Students in classroom

Comparing Different Cultures

Monday was the first of what Mrs. Naughton’s 2nd grade class at the School of Dual Language would normally do as a culture rotation. After defining and sharing examples of what makes up different cultures, they used three examples (arts and crafts—weaving vs. quilting; libraries—buildings vs. books delivered by burros; and games—bingo vs. lotería) from three different countries to compare and contrast them with those cultural aspects in the U.S.

Student Picture Day

Hawthorn Dist. Letter to Parents – School Pictures Day

Zoom screen of Dr. Haack

Families Enjoy a Night of Hawaiian Flair at Virtual Winter Luaus

Students and their families learned all about Hawaii during Virtual Winter Luau events at Townline Elementary and the School of Dual Language on Monday evening. They learned about the history and culture of the Aloha State. A highlight of the night was a hula dancing lesson. Students wore colorful leis they had received during the last student supply pick up and danced along with a video. Everyone had great fun. The schools are planning another fun event in February. 

Mrs. Stanley with her cello

Connecting Through Music

Mrs. Stanley reviewed bowing techniques with her fourth-grade beginning cello students at the School of Dual Language. Although classes are virtual, music teachers continue to inspire and connect with students through music.

Purposeful Parenting: Building Resiliency Using a Strength Based Approach with Jackie Rhew!

Dear Parents, We hope to see you this Thursday, January 7th at 7:00 PM for Purposeful Parenting: Building Resiliency Using a Strength Based Approach with Jackie Rhew!
We are pleased to welcome Jackie Rhew, LCPC, as a guest speaker to Hawthorn District 73.  Join Jackie as she focuses on building resiliency, emotional wellness, and using a strength based approach to parenting. She’ll cover strategies for parents, how to model healthy coping, and much more! Gain valuable and practical tools to help build resilience in your children.  This presentation is open to all parents/guardians of students in preK-8th grade.
The presentation will be recorded and posted on the District 73 Student Services Website after the event.
About the Presenter:
JACQUELINE (JACKIE) RHEW, LCPC, CADC has co-authored Successful Parenting Workbook: create your custom plan for raising independent children into adulthood, along with several other publications in her over 25 years of treating the whole person. Jacqueline’s expertise lies in a multitude of areas such as school refusal, eating disorders, self-injury, grief issues, trauma, depression, and anxiety. As the co-founder of the Center for Emotional Wellness of the Northwest Suburbs, she is an expert in her field and is called upon by hundreds of school districts both locally and internationally for consulting staff in order to better serve their youth. Jacqueline serves as a clinical liaison for AMITA Health Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital. She continues to be a sought after keynote speaker due to her expertise in her field. She has been featured on Chicago ABC and CBS for her exemplary work and insight.

Date: January 7th, 2021 via Zoom

Time: 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 872 0958 6711

Passcode: 275452
For Spanish: Dial: (425) 436-6379Access Code: 1198757#

DL Messenger 12/18/2020

Hello Dual Families,

Have a joyous and wonderful winter vacation. Thank you for all of your support this school year! 

Happy Holidays and Happy New Year! 

Here is the link for the TL/DL Snowman Book Character Slideshow

Winter Luau

The principals will be hosting a Winter Luau on Monday, January 11 from 7:00pm-7:30pm via Zoom.  Please look for the link on your child’s Seesaw or Google Classroom on that Monday.  We can’t wait to hula with our students!

Key to 73 Hawthorn Education Foundation

The Key to 73 Hawthorn Education Foundation is funding hotspots for our very own families in need during the pandemic.  We have almost reached our goal of funding the entire project to make sure all children have access to our Hawthorn education.  Please consider helping us reach our goal and help our community. Fund our project (English or Español) and learn more about KEY TO 73

Chromebook Update

After long manufacturing and shipping delays, our shipment of new Chromebook devices has arrived. Our District Technology Team is hard at work preparing these devices to begin distribution in January, so that we may replace our current devices, as needed. We will reach out with further instructions soon. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

District 73 Support and Services

Technology Support

Families needing technology support before, during, or after the school day are encouraged to access our Student Technology FAQ. Families may wish to bookmark or print our technology support flyer. A Zoom Home Help Guide is available for families in English and Español. Families may contact our Instructional Technology Department at or 847-990-4239. 

Remote Learning Support

Please connect with us if you have questions or need support. Contact information for each school is available here. Our District 73 Return to Learning Family Handbook is also available in English and Espanol. Our remote learning webpage includes links to these guides, as well as additional tools and resources for families. For a video presentation and FAQ pages detailing our hybrid learning model, please visit our district website 

Social Emotional Support and Community Resources

Our district social workers and psychologists are an important resource for both students and families, and serve as a liaison to community agencies. Additionally, Text-A-Tip provides anonymous support by licensed counselors 24 hours per day, 7 days a week. Simply text your message to 1-844-823-5323 and type “HELLO.”  The Lake County Health Department’s Crisis Care Program offers a free, confidential hotline for anyone experiencing a mental crisis.

Important Dates to Remember: 

December 21-January 1: Winter Break

January 4: School Resumes

January 7: Next Bag Pick Up Day

January 11: Virtual Luau Dance Party

January 11 and January 12: MAP Testing for Grades 2-5

January 18: No School

January 21: Early Release Day

Stay Safe and Be Well! 

18 de diciembre de 2020

Hola familias duales,

Que tengas unas felices y maravillosas vacaciones de invierno. ¡Gracias por todo su apoyo este año escolar!

¡Felices fiestas y próspero año nuevo!

Aquí está el enlace para la presentación de diapositivas de personajes de TL / DL Snowman Book

Invierno Luau

Los directores ofrecerán un Winter Luau el lunes 11 de enero de 7:00 pm a 7:30 pm a través de Zoom. Busque el enlace en Seesaw o Google Classroom de su hijo ese lunes. ¡No podemos esperar a hula con nuestros estudiantes!

Clave de la 73 Hawthorn Education Foundation

The Key to 73 Hawthorn Education Foundation está financiando puntos críticos para nuestras propias familias necesitadas durante la pandemia. Casi hemos alcanzado nuestra meta de financiar todo el proyecto para asegurarnos de que todos los niños tengan acceso a nuestra educación Hawthorn. Considere ayudarnos a alcanzar nuestra meta y ayudar a nuestra comunidad. Financia nuestro proyecto ( Inglés o Español ) y aprenda más sobre CLAVE DEL 73 .

Actualización de Chromebook

Después de largas demoras en la fabricación y el envío, llegó nuestro envío de nuevos dispositivos Chromebook. Nuestro equipo de tecnología del distrito está trabajando arduamente para preparar estos dispositivos para comenzar la distribución en enero, de modo que podamos reemplazar nuestros dispositivos actuales, según sea necesario. Pronto nos comunicaremos con más instrucciones. Gracias por su paciencia y comprensión.

Apoyo y servicios del Distrito 73

Soporte Tecnológico

Se anima a las familias que necesiten apoyo tecnológico antes, durante o después del día escolar a acceder a nuestro Preguntas frecuentes sobre tecnología para estudiantes . Las familias pueden querer marcar o imprimir nuestro soporte tecnológico volantes . Hay una Guía de ayuda de Zoom Home disponible para familias en Inglés y Español . Las familias pueden comunicarse con nuestro Departamento de Tecnología Educativa al o 847-990-4239.

Soporte de aprendizaje remoto

Comuníquese con nosotros si tiene preguntas o necesita ayuda. La información de contacto de cada escuela está disponible aquí. Nuestro Manual familiar de regreso al aprendizaje del Distrito 73 también está disponible en Inglés y Español . Nuestro aprendizaje remoto página web incluye enlaces a estas guías, así como herramientas y recursos adicionales para las familias. Para ver una presentación en video y páginas de preguntas frecuentes que detallan nuestro modelo de aprendizaje híbrido, visite nuestro distrito sitio web 

Apoyo socioemocional y recursos comunitarios

Nuestro distrito trabajadores sociales y psicólogos son un recurso importante tanto para los estudiantes como para las familias, y sirven como enlace con las agencias comunitarias. Además, Text-A-Tip brinda apoyo anónimo por parte de consejeros con licencia las 24 horas del día, los 7 días de la semana. Simplemente envíe su mensaje de texto al 1-844-823-5323 y escriba “HOLA”. El Departamento de Salud del Condado de Lake Programa de atención de crisis ofrece una línea directa gratuita y confidencial para cualquier persona que experimente una crisis mental.

Fechas importantes para recordar:

21 de diciembre al 1 de enero: vacaciones de invierno

4 de enero: la escuela se reanuda

7 de enero: Próximo día de recogida de maletas

11 de enero: Fiesta Virtual Luau Dance

11 de enero y 12 de enero: Examen MAP para los grados 2-5

18 de enero: No hay clases

21 de enero: Día de salida anticipada

¡Manténgase seguro y esté bien!

Teachers greeting students

Special Visitor Stops by AJ Car Parade

A special visitor, Santa Claus himself, stopped by last week’s holiday car parade for the Aprendiendo Jugando (Learning While Playing) students at the School of Dual Language. The weather was ideal as teachers and staff cheerfully waved and greeted students as they drove by in their cars. Many thanks to all the staff who wrapped hundreds of presents, and to all the families, organizations and businesses, including BD, Snickelfritz Toys and Dreamland Comics, who brought holiday joy to the children.

Eagle logo

Encore Spirit Wear Sale

Back by popular demand, the Hawthorn PTO is offering an encore Spirit Wear Sale that goes from now until Sunday, Nov. 22. For more information, visit this website. If you have questions, please send an email to:

Painting of leaves

Fall Display of Art Work Shows Such Creativity

Ms. DelRosario at the School of Dual Language created a slide show featuring the autumn art work of her students. Take a moment to see all the creativity! Use the link below.