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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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Congratulations to the Gr. 6 Volleyball Team!

Hawthorne won the Silver medal in the City Finals of Volleyball yesterday.
This is an amazing achievement for a school our size. Great job team!
Soccer tryouts are in full swing with games starting April 27th.  Please see the permission form for more details.
Thanks
Ian Barnes
Hawthorne PhysEd & Library

 

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One week to Family Math Night

Please join us for a very special FAMILY MATH NIGHT on April 27th from 5:30 to 7:30 pm.
This community event is for both parents and children to learn about math in an entertaining and engaging way!
Our speaker is the Mathematical Jester who will have various workstations setup around the gym.
There will also be a DESSERT POTLUCK – feel free to bring a nut-free treat to share! Please bring your own reusable plates, cups, and cutlery.
Cost is free!
We are still looking for some volunteers to help with this event. Please contact Adrienne Garner-Pringle at agarnerpringle@hotmail.com with your availability that night (shifts will vary from 5 to 8 pm).

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School and Community Makeover

The children and staff of Hawthorne and Essex Schools will be participating in the School and Community Makeover on Friday, April 21st. Please help your children by being sure to teach them how to recycle, compost, and reuse in order to have less garbage. Brown paper, kleenex and food go in the compost.

Parents, be sure to look at your collection schedule calendars to participate in one of the Community Environment Days this weekend. If you need more information visit toronto.ca/environment_days or call 311.

Let’s all work to Clean Toronto Together. 
Thank you, Murielle 

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Worker Bee in the Garden!

Sunday April 23rd from 9:30-11:00 am

Hello families of Garden Club members and any interested families at Essex and Hawthorne, on Sunday April 23rd the City of Toronto is dropping off free leaf compost at our school.  The Garden Club would like to take this opportunity to prepare the soil in our boxes and beds.  Please be sure to bring a bin, wagon or other receptacle to fill with compost.  Shovels are available at school but feel free to bring an extra one.  We will bring the soil to the school gardens, turn over the beds and prep them for planting. Many thanks in advance from all the student gardeners who are excited to get planting!

Jessica Haber
Grade 3/4 Teacher
Essex P.S.

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Grade 6 Co-ed Volleyball update

Hawthorne Grade 6 Co-ed Volleyball team has made it all the way to the City Finals. 

Game is 9:15am at AY Jackson. 

Gooooo team, bring back a medal!

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Sports updates

Hawthorne Grade 6 Co-ed team played in the Finals earlier today Wed April 12 at Parkdale PS 1:15pm return at 3:15pm.

Track & field 8:15am every Mon Wed & Fri. morning Grades 4-5 & 6

Soccer starts next week.

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Family Math Night

Please join us for a very special FAMILY MATH NIGHT on April 27th from 5:30 to 7:30 pm.
This community event is for both parents and children to learn about math in an entertaining and engaging way!
Our speaker is the Mathematical Jester who will have various workstations setup around the gym.
There will also be a DESSERT POTLUCK – feel free to bring a nut-free treat to share! Please bring your own reusable plates, cups, and cutlery.
Cost is free!
We are still looking for some volunteers to help with this event. Please contact Adrienne Garner-Pringle at agarnerpringle@hotmail.com with your availability that night (shifts will vary from 5 to 8 pm).

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Urgent Volleyball game date changes!

Grade 5 Volleyball now is Tuesday at 2pm at Palmerston PS

Grade 6 Volleyball Championships is Wednesday at Parkdale PS

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Special Events / Fundraising Co-Chairs Opening on Parent Council

Opportunity awaits for creative, energetic parents to take on the Special Events and Fundraising portfolio at Hawthorne, starting in the 2017-2018 school year! This role involves planning 6-8 events during the school year that foster fun, community building & inclusivity, bringing both Hawthorne and Essex schools together, and getting kids involved. Events include the Halloween Monster Mixer, Parent social “Night Gathering”, the Fresh From the Farm Fundraiser, and Spring Fling.
Some of these events involve fundraising for a range of resources and activities that enhance student experiences at Hawthorne, such as enhanced French programming (Carnaval, French theatre performances), the purchase of additional equipment for the school, providing cash allotments to teachers for classroom resources, and lice checks. Pizza lunch – our biggest fundraiser – and Enrichment are not coordinated by the Special Events/Fundraising co-chairs. The allocation of all fundraising dollars is coordinated by the Parent Council.
This is a perfect opportunity for a pair of people who like having fun, working together, and making Hawthorne a better place. See more on the Hawthorne Blog: http://www.hawthorne2bilingual.com/about-our-school/fundraising-at-hawthorne/
We need you! Please consider taking on this role so that Hawthorne can maintain the high level of enhanced programming that our families are used to. If you’re interested in spearheading events and fundraisers at Hawthorne, please email Tara Hargreaves, Chair of Parent Council, at h2chair@gmail.com. No experience necessary! You will have help and guidance from one of the outgoing Special Events and Fundraising Co-Chairs and support from Parent Council.

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Upcoming Sports Events!

Grade 5 Co-ed Volleyball Semi-Finals at Hawthorne Monday April 10 noon
Grade 6 Co-ed Volleyball Semi-Finals at Hawthorne Monday April 10 3:45pm

All Soccer Teams start tryouts next week April 11-13th at Lunch or After-school.

Track and Field Grades 4-6 Mon. April 10 & Wed. April 12th at 8:15am and every Mon, Wed, Fri at 8:15am .
Track Meet is May 4th at Birchmount Stadium

Permission forms available for all the above sporting events.

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