Welcome to the Hawthorne II Alternative Bilingual School website.

Our school is a unique K to 6 school in that it offers a bilingual program in French and English. As well, a strong emphasis is placed on social justice and environmental education. We invite you to follow Hawthorne happenings via this website. You can subscribe to receive the latest postings to the site by email or subscribe to the Hawthorne Events calendar (using Outlook, Google Calendar, or your iPhone). Continue reading

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Lunchroom supervisors urgently needed!

Lunchroom supervisors urgently needed!

Must be able to start January 9th.  Experience and a love of working with children essential.

Please contact Leslie Tumangday at leslie.tumangday@tdsb.on.ca or come into the Essex office to apply.

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Info Session for Karen Kain School of the Arts

Good morning,


Please find attached information for the Karen Kain School of the Arts for interested parents/guardians of students entering Grade 6 in September 2017.


Thank  you and have a wonderful week!

J. H. Quon

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IMPORTANT Winter Concert Date Change

Dear Parents,

Our Winter Concert will be on Wednesday, December 14th at 6pm. 

This is a change from the previous date mentioned of Dec 15th. 

Sorry for any confusion related to the change of date. Looking forward to seeing you all there!
Jessica Arshinoff

Hawthorne II Bilingual Alternative School


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Staff Appreciation Luncheon Tuesday Dec 13th!

Prepared food donations needed for our Staff Appreciation Luncheon Tuesday Dec 13th 11am-1pm in the Peace Lounge.The teachers really enjoy this event! 

It is such a simple and easy way to show our support and appreciation of all the hard work they do with our kids every day.

Pls contact Robyn Blackstien rblackstien@yahoo.com if you are able to make a dish and provide her a description for the menu.

Volunteers needed; if you are available to volunteer your time to either: Set up and serve food from 11am-12pm / Clean up from 12-1pm 

Please also contact Robyn with your preferred shift, Thanks!

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Many thanks for a hugely successful FFFF!

Thanks Fresh from the Farm for the tasty Ontario produce, Food Share for delivering & The Stop for accepting our generous donations!
Special thanks goes out to all the volunteers and of course the families who purchased bundles!

We fundraised $3800 gross
$2000 goes to the farmers
$1500 is ours to keep
Aprox 1200 LBS of fruit and veg donated to the Stop!!

May your hearts be happy and your bellies be full!
Bon appetite!

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Hawthorne Swag Orders

Last chance to wear your school pride! Order deadline extended until Friday Dec. 2!
New toques and clearance t-shirts starting at only $5! Get your awesome Hawthorne gear here: https://goo.gl/forms/zAMpe4o1WjMP3qcv2

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Hearing and Vision Forms


Have a terrific weekend!

Thank you,

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Swag orders due Nov. 30th

Don’t forget to order your Hawthorne swag just in time for the holidays. T-shirts starting at only $5! Please place your orders by Wednesday Nov. 30, so we can get your orders to you before the end of the term!

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Nov Ward Council – 2016

Information regarding the Ward Council meeting from Trustee Malik.

Thank you,

J. Harry Quon

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Ward 10 Council Meeting – November 24 at Kensington Community School

We need a rep to attend the meeting on Hawthorne Parent Council’s behalf.

Anyone interested in attending please email chairs@hawthorne2bilingual.com.

Much appreciated!

Sent on behalf of Trustee Ausma Malik~

Our next Ward 10 Council meeting will be held on November 24 at Kensington Community School, 401 College St from 6:30PM to 8:30PM. Agenda and Flyer to follow. Child-minding will be provided and refreshments served.

· Join us for a discussion on Educational Pathways – Elementary and Secondary

· Representatives and alternate representatives are needed for the Parent Involvement Advisory Committee (PIAC) and French as a Second Language Advisory Committee (FSLAC). More details about the positions, committees and meeting dates can be found here (http://www.tdsb.on.ca/Community/HowtoGetInvolved/CommunityAdvisoryCommittees.aspx) and the elections will take place at the upcoming Ward Council meeting. We will also be selecting representatives for other advisory committees. If you are interested or have questions, please send me an email at Ausma.Malik@tdsb.on.ca for more information.

Looking forward to seeing everyone. All are welcome!

Many thanks,
Ausma Malik
Trustee, TDSB Ward 10, Trinity-Spadina
Toronto District School Board (TDSB)
5050 Yonge St, 1st floor
Toronto, ON M2N 5N8
416.395.8787 | ausma.malik@tdsb.on.ca


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