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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). (more…)

URGENT: School Council Needs You, Seriously

Deadline extended for School Council Executive nomination forms. New deadline TUESDAY JANUARY 23 by 3:30 pm. Forms can be picked up and dropped off at the Office or emailed to Tracey.

Nomination forms are available here: H2-School-Council-Executive-Nomination-Form-2018-2019

Here is your chance to make a big impact at your child’s school! Nominations for School Council executive positions are open and elections will be held at the School Council meeting on January 25th. Don’t leave it to someone else, we need you! No experience necessary, just a desire to make an impact at Hawthorne. If a council position isn’t right for you but you know someone who’d be great, encourage them to run for election.

These are the positions on the executive:

  • Co-Chair
  • Co-Secretary
  • Treasurer (Front End)
  • Treasurer (Back End)
  • Enrichment Committee Co-Chair
  • Fundraising Liason
  • Events Liason
  • Class Rep Coordinator
  • French Committee Co-Chair

Position descriptions can be found here:

School Council Elected Executive Positions

Nomination forms are available here:

H2-School-Council-Executive-Nomination-Form-2018-2019

 

Everyone is encouraged to attend the AGM and vote for your School Council representatives!!!

Date: January 25, 2018

Time: 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Location: Hawthorne II Bilingual Alternative School, 2nd Floor Library

Child care provided at the Parenting and Family Literacy Centre room on the 1st Floor.

Please email Tara, the current Chair, at h2chair@gmail.com with any questions.

Grade 6 Hawthorne Graduation Photo Day

The Grade 6 photo day for Graduation is on Wednesday January 25th.
Details are available on the posters around the school.
Your child will be given a flyer and order form to bring home.

Thank you

Outdoor Play And Learning at Essex-Hawthorne

Are you interested in learning more about the Outdoor Play and Learning (OPAL) program for schools?

Join Essex and Hawthorne parents at the OPAL Symposium on Friday January 19th, 2018.  The OPAL program works to promote the benefits of play in schools and engages the school community to enhance the time for students to direct their own play and learning.

How does OPAL work?

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A school board partners with Earth Day Canada, and convenes a lead team of teachers, parents and support staff to implement the program.

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OPAL mentors facilitate playdays, workshops, events and parent outreach, leading to the development of a school-wide play policy.

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“Loose parts” are introduced and strategic design improvements are made to prioritize play value for students.

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Program roll-out is evaluated and schools receive recognition with awards at a “celebration of play” assembly.

 

If you wish to be a part of this exciting project for the 2018-2019 school year please contact jessica.haber@tdsb.on.ca for Essex and emily.nadeau@gmail.com for Hawthorne.

Yoga club for Primary and Junior students

Ana (the Grade 4 teacher at Hawthorne) will be starting a yoga club for Primary and Junior students at Hawthorne.  Ana has been a devoted student of yoga for many years and recently received her teacher training, Level 1 and 2, in Kundalini Yoga.  She would like to share her passion for yoga with students at Hawthorne and will, therefore, be running yoga clubs for the children in the new year.
Firstly, Ana will start with a Primary Yoga club that will run from January 18 to March 7.  Later, she will run a Junior Yoga club that will run from March 21 to May 17, 2018.
The clubs will be held during lunch.  Students will bring their lunch to Room 309 once they are dismissed by their classroom teacher.  Ana will pick up and deliver Kindergarten students to and from their classrooms while older students will be encouraged to come and go with a partner or a group.  In room 309 (the yoga room), students will eat their lunch and practise many yoga related activities.  Some of the things that Ana hopes to develop and work on with children are:
*Mindfulness, commonly defined as paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally;
*A variety of breathing techniques;
*Yoga postures;
*Mantra (positive affirmations that can have a positive influence on the mind);
*Meditation and
*Self-regulation skills
Yoga and mindfulness can support children in their learning at school while helping them learn how to care for themselves and others with compassion.
The dates for the Primary and Junior Yoga club are as follows:
Primary Yoga Club (Gr K-3):
Thurs. Jan. 18Wed. Jan. 24Wed. Jan. 31Wed. Feb. 7Wed. Feb. 14Wed. Feb. 21Wed. Feb. 28Wed. Mar. 7, 2018 from 11:35 am to 12:35 pm.
Junior Yoga Club (Gr 4-6):
Wed. Mar. 21Wed. Mar. 28Thurs. April 5Thurs. April 12Thurs. April 19Thurs. April 26Thurs. May 3Thurs. May 10Thurs. May 17, 2018 from 11:35 am to 12:35 pm.
If any parents are interested in joining Ana for a Kundalini Yoga class, please feel free to speak to her directly.  She teaches in the neighbourhood and would love to see adults and children at her weekly yoga classes on Wednesday evenings in the Bathurst and College area.
If you would like your child to participate in either the Primary or Junior Yoga club, please ask Tracey in the office for a copy of the permission form or see Ana in room 311 for a permission form and return it to Ana.
Sat Nam,
Ana
ana.neves@tdsb.on.ca

Hawthorne Parent Information Open House

 

Hawthorne II Bilingual Alternative JS will be having the Parent Information Open House on:

Thursday, February 1, 2018.
The location of the meeting will be in the East Gym at 5:30 p.m.

See you there!!

J. Harry Quon                Leslie Tumangday
Principal                         Vice-Principal

Hawthorne Gr. 5-6 Montreal Trip Info night

February 6th at 5:30 pm

Essex/Hawthorne Library

Valentin Bachelier, our Edutravel representative, Shelia, Allister and Leslie will be hosting an information session for families of grade 5 and 6 students to prepare them for the upcoming Montreal trip, which is from June 13th to 15th. Information packages and forms will be given out at this time.

Hope you can make it!

If you have any questions, please contact Allister, Sheila or Leslie.

School Council AGM & Elections – Nomination Information

Here is your chance to make a big impact at your child’s school! Nominations for School Council executive positions are open and elections will be held at the School Council meeting on January 25th. Don’t leave it to someone else, we need you! No experience necessary, just a desire to make an impact at Hawthorne. If a council position isn’t right for you but you know someone who’d be great, encourage them to run for election.

These are the positions on the executive:

  • Co-Chair
  • Co-Secretary
  • Treasurer (Front End)
  • Treasurer (Back End)
  • Enrichment Committee Co-Chair
  • Fundraising Liason
  • Events Liason
  • Class Rep Coordinator
  • French Committee Co-Chair

Position descriptions can be found here:

School Council Elected Executive Positions

Nomination forms are available here:

H2-School-Council-Executive-Nomination-Form-2018-2019

Nomination forms can be dropped off in person at the Hawthorne Office or submitted by email to Tracey.

Nomination forms are due on Thursday January 18th, 2018 by 3:30 pm.

Everyone is encouraged to attend the AGM and vote for your School Council representatives!!!

Date: January 25, 2018

Time: 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Location: Hawthorne II Bilingual Alternative School, 2nd Floor Library

Child care provided at the Parenting and Family Literacy Centre room on the 1st Floor.

Please email Tara, the current Chair, at h2chair@gmail.com with any questions.

Read&Write Literacy Software and Voice-to-Text with Google Docs

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You are invited to a parent workshop on

Read&Write Literacy Software and Voice-to-Text with Google Docs

  • Are you a parent of a student in Grade 4-8?

  • Does your child need assistance reading material from the web?

  • Does your child struggle with writing school assignments?

  • Do you wish to learn more about assistive technology?

Come and learn about free educational software

THURSDAY JANUARY 25th
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
School Library

RSVP and Questions – jessica.haber@tdsb.on.ca

2018 Resolution: Waste Free Lunches at Essex and Hawthorne

The Essex and Hawthorne students are making a new year’s resolution to do their part to minimize waste.  The eco-team has been working hard all fall to educate teachers and students to properly sort their waste, and divert as much as we can from landfill.  However, the lunch room still poses a problem- many containers and wrappers are being placed in the wrong bins, and uneaten food is being thrown away instead of composted.

Therefore by the end of the month, we challenge all families to send litterless lunches to school.  Our waste bins will be removed from the gym on February 1st, 2018 and BOOMERANG LUNCH will begin.  Students will be expected to bring home any unfinished food, wrappers and containers to be properly sorted at home.

We hope you rise to the challenge and begin packing waste-free lunches in 2018!

 

Hawthorne Parent Information Evening, Feb 1, 5:30pm

Parent Information evening for Thursday, February 1, 2017.
It will start at 5:30p.m. in the gym.

Have a great holiday!!

 

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