Welcome!

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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Kindie Play Date!

Don’t miss the Kindie Play Date! Tuesday Aug. 30th between 4 and 7pm at the Hawthorne school play ground facing Garnet Street. We have invited all of the new JK families as well, in hopes of getting the children together for a fun play date before school starts the following week! It will be a good opportunity for new parents to meet one another, for returning parents to catch up, and of course for the children to meet one another.

Please come prepared for the hot weather with sunscreen, sun hat, water, & a snack. The rain date will be Wednesday August 31st same time & place.

NO RSVP NECESSARY just turn up ready to play 🙂 Hope to see you all there!

Cyndi Cornblit & Mary CastelCo-Chairs of fundraising and special events- Hawthorne II Bilingual Alternative School

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Position: Lunch Room Supervisor

A Lunchroom Supervisor is needed to start after the summer break, on the first day of school.  Must be available 5 days per a week  from 11:30-12:45. Must enjoy working with children. If interested, please contact Leslie via email at  Leslie.tumangday@tdsb.on.ca 

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Wednesday is still Pizza Day!

The last pizza day of the school year is this Wednesday June 29th.

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School wide End of Year Potluck at Christie Pits Park

Celebrate the end of a fantastic school year with your school community! Join us for a potluck and playdate in the newly refreshed Christie Pits Park on the last day of school, Wednesday June 29th between 5 and 7 PM. Bring finger foods if you have them, run the kids in the park and raise a toast to having made it!

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August Kindergarten play date

Hello everyone,

Summer is finally here and plans are being made! We wanted to invite you to a late summer Kindergarten play date on Tuesday Aug. 30th between 4 and 7pm at the Hawthorne school playground facing Garnet Street.

We have invited all of the new JK families as well, in hopes of getting the children together for a fun play date before school starts the following week!

It will be a good opportunity for new parents to meet one another, for returning parents to catch up, and of course for the children to meet one another.

Please come prepared for the hot weather with sunscreen, sun hat, water, and a snack.

The rain date will be Wednesday August 31st same time & place. A Hawthorne Blog post/reminder will be made regarding the play date in August as well. If you haven’t already signed up for the blog go to:

http://www.hawthorne2bilingual.com

It’s a great way to say informed and get involved!

NO RSVP NECESSARY just turn up ready to play…Hope to see you all there!

Enjoy your summer,

Cyndi Cornblit & Mary Castel

Co Chairs of fundraising and special events- Hawthorne II Bilingual Alternative School

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Attention Gardeners: Essex-Hawthorne Summer Watering Schedule & Sign Up!

Hello Gardeners!

Summer is approaching and once again the Garden Committee is looking for parents to sign up for a week of summer watering.

By signing up for the summer watering schedule your job is to make sure the gardens (front garden boxes, blue canoe, shrubs and troughs in the kindergarten yard) get watered as needed (probably 2-3 times per week depending on rain). It would also be helpful to do a bit of weeding when you are in the garden (if you have questions about what to weed and what to keep in the ground, please ask!).

When you get to the garden, unlock the box (The code for the lock box is 1-3-5-7) and find the water key (it looks like a tool more than a key). Hook up the hose, turn the key and the water should be flowing.

Please feel free to forward this schedule to any other parents you think would be interested in helping out.  It is a fun way to stay connected to the school in the summer and often our kids love joining in to care for the school grounds.

During the week from 7:30 am-6:00 pm the daycare is open so you are able to find the caretakers if you have any difficulties with the water hook up.  Often if you set up the hose in the kindergarten yard during daycare hours, you will have plenty of children who will do the job for you!

We urge you to donate a week of your time!

SIGN UP LINK: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1DvZz9CvDiQn5wIVnC1Y1NLBe18_06rQFKooqQ2Zh58A/edit

Thank you very much,

The Garden Committee

P.S. There’ll be lots of lettuce, chard, beet greens and peas to eat in the smallest aluminum trough in the Kindie playground.  And don’t forget the Saskatoon berries.  Cut the greens with scissors and they’ll keep coming back!!!

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Good Bye, Mr. S. Hello Mr. Quon

Please see the attached letter regarding the departure of Principal Stathopoulos: Essex-Hawthorne P Sept2016

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Syrian family has arrived!

We are very pleased and excited to announce that the Syrian family that the Essex-Hawthorne community sponsored has arrived in Toronto. They arrived on Monday June 20th, which was also World Refugee Day. With over 65 million refugees currently in the world (more than any other time in modern history) it is clear that our local community efforts to welcome and assist refugees are needed now more than ever.

The Breim/Khouja’s four children and their parents arrived tired but in good spirits. A small group of us and some of our kids met them at the airport and then brought them back to the temporary housing that we had arranged. A potluck dinner was held on Monday evening to welcome them.

We are now focusing on settling them in and support them in their life in Toronto.  We have secured permanent housing for the family as of July 1, but they will need household furnishings and goods.  Please go to the following link, and if you have already agreed to donate items, we will be in touch with you soon.

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c094dadaf2ca3f58-household

Thank you for your support! Welcoming the Breim/Khouja’s has been a very heartwarming experience.

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Parent’s Night Out

Call your in-laws or book a sitter and join us for a PARENT’S NIGHT OUT after the last Parent Council meeting on Tuesday June 21st. We’ll meet at CLINTON’S TAVERN PATIO 9pm-late! If it’s raining we’ll be inside. Hope to see you all there!

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Final Parent Council Meeting

Our final PARENT COUNCIL meeting of this school year is approaching: Tuesday June 21st from 6:30-8:30pm in the front garden. If it’s raining we will meet in the Library. Childcare is provided!

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