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Spelling Bee Challenges Students in More Ways Than One

A group of fourth and fifth grade students participated in the School of Dual Language’s spelling bee on January 17. This event not only tests students’ ability to spell, it tests their ability to stay calm and focused as they stand in the spotlight. The students did a great job as they moved through round after round, spelling words such as dainty, garland, batteries and filters. By round 13, the contest was down to four students. A few rounds later, Campbell F. won by spelling the word legend. Maeve M. came in second and Lucas J. came in third. Congratulations to all the students.

Girls On the Run

¡Estamos preparándonos para comenzar nuestro séptimo año de ‘Girls on the Run’

(GOTR-niñas en la carrera) para las niñas de 3o – 5o grado!

To the Parents of 3rd, 4th, & 5th Grade Girls,
Please see the attached letter regarding registration for our spring season of Girls on the Run. Girls on the Run is a program that works to encourage the development of self-esteem and healthy lifestyles through running and interactive lessons. 

Thanks!
GOTR Coaches 
Mrs. Gitzinger, Mrs. Malovey, Mrs. Martin, & Mrs. Messina

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Free English Classes for Adults

Free English classes for adults are available at the Hawthorn School of Dual Language on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6:00 p.m. For more information, call: 847-949-2200 x1399.

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Getting Back Into the Rhythm of Things After Break

On the first day of school after winter break, students and teachers jumped back into their regular routines. Second grade students in music class at the School of Dual Language sang a song about the gifts they received over the holidays. 

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Wrapping Gifts for a Good Cause

For Monday’s Aprendiendo Jugando (Learning While Playing) party, teachers at the School of Dual Language gave up some of their time after school one day to wrap the hundreds of gifts that generous families donated to make the holidays a little more special for the AJ students.

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Food Drive Gives Back to the Community

Fourth and fifth grade students who volunteered to be part of the Project Change program enjoyed the opportunity to give back to the community. Early in the morning of December 5, approximately 50 students went from floor to floor at Townline and the School of Dual Language, collecting boxes of nonperishable food items and supplies, such as toothpaste and pancake mix, from approximately 38 classrooms. They piled the items into a truck bound for the Sharing Hands Food Pantry. The items will go to community members in need. Many thanks to all the families at both schools that provided items for the food drive, which began in mid-November.

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Learning About Habitats

Last week, Ms. Korn’s second grade class at the School of Dual Language learned about habitats. They worked together on collages and learned about the characteristics of habitats around the world.

Yearbooks

2019-2020 Yearbooks on Sale Now

The 2019-2020 yearbook will be on sale December 2nd through the 6th, which includes photos of students in their classroom and events throughout the year. The yearbook will be passed out the last week of school.  The cost is $14.  Cash and checks are accepted and checks can be payable to Hawthorn School District 73.  Students can bring their envelope with the money to their homeroom teacher.  Please look for an envelope sent home with your child.  Yearbooks will be sold by school this year!
Other information-
All yearbook sales are handled by envelopes passed out to homeroom teachers.  There is no online option.   

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Students Give Presentations on Character Development

Groups of students in Ms. Govostis’ third grade class at the School of Dual Language gave presentations on character development in fiction writing. They presented colorful collages depicting scenes from the book “I Survived the Great Chicago Fire” and discussed how the characters in the book developed over time.

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5Essentials Parent Survey

Attention Hawthorn District 73 parents/guardians: We want your feedback! Please take a few minutes to complete the 5 Essentials Survey. Your feedback is invaluable and let’s us know what we are doing well and where we can grow. Thank you for participating.
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