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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Hawthorne Alternative Night Gathering Tickets

Hi all!


Happening this Thursday March 30th, 7:30 pm @ Prop
Only 3 days left!

 It’s super easy to get your e-tickets and only 25$ per ticket!

You can send an email transfer to Karen Nemani at kabana31@gmail.com Passphrase: Hawthorne
Or leave a cheque or cash in Tracey’s office in the envelope we set up and I will pick it up!!  PLEASE MAKE OUT CHEQUES TO: HAWTHORNE II SCHOOL COUNCIL

(Note: We need to get an idea of numbers to finalize our food order so please buy your tickets ASAP. Tickets are NOT for sale at the door.)

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Urgent! Pizza Lunch Volunteers Needed!

Dear Hawthorne Parents and Guardians:
Pizza Lunch is in jeopardy.
Not only is the convenience of Pizza Lunch wonderful for parents at the end of a long week, it is also the largest fundraising program at Hawthorne. The current program will be re-assessed before the beginning of the 2017/2018 school year. Meanwhile, we need your help to keep it going to the end of June.
Our current pool of hardworking volunteers is not deep enough; too few people are doing more than their fair share. We need more people to commit to at least ONE shift for it to work. Please sign up for any week(s) that work for you by including your name and email by following this link: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1oJXzo9ewJ7iq_JjIWynHt3YNs2OuPFD6AxE2y2dsvZk
Any concerns should be sent to Robyn at h2bpizzalunch@gmail.com.
Thank you,
Hawthorne Executive

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Upcoming Volleyball Games

Tues Mar 28  4pm at Hawthorne vs Ossington, Grade 4 & 5 co-ed Volleyball

Wed Mar 29  4pm at Withrow PS, Grade 4 &5 co-ed Volleyball

Thur Mar 30  all day at Brown PS, Grade 6 co-ed Volleyball.

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Fire Alarm today at Essex & Hawthorne

Good afternoon,

There was a fire alarm that was set-off in the Fan Room on the 2nd floor at Lunch. The alarm took place at 11:50 and the staff, students and parents moved quickly to exit the building.

The fire department arrived and did a check of the Fan Room and found nothing. Staff, students and parents returned into the building promptly.

The fire alarm went off a second time; and, again, the staff, students and parents exited the building quickly. Lunch resumed afterwards.

TDSB facilities have been contacted as to determine the cause of the fire alarm.

Thank you to staff, students and parents for their quick response to the alarm.

H. Quon

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Hawthorne Night Gathering On-line Auction opens this Friday March 24th!

Last year’s online auction was a huge hit, and this year’s is even better with a larger selection of items to be bid upon!
Don’t miss the chance to win:
  • Gift certificates to many neighbourhood restaurants, stores, supermarkets, and cafes
  • Fitness, martial arts, yoga and Pilates classes
  • Spa days, beauty salon appointments,  and massage treatments
  • Themed gift baskets
  • Unique items (musical instruments, framed picture of sporting celebrity)
  • Theatre tickets, music festival passes, admission to art galleries
  • And much, much more!

Bidding for the auction begins on Friday morning, 

March 24th, but you can look at the ever-growing list of items available now… Go to www.32auctions.com/hang17 and check it out! 
Don’t miss out on your chance to take home the best the city has to offer. 
The auction ends during the Night Gathering itself, at 9:30 PM. Buy your tickets and plan your auction strategy today!

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Hawthorne & Essex Family Math Night

Join us for a very special Family Math night on April 27th from 5:30 to 7:30 pm to learn new ways to help our children learn math!  It will be entertaining and informative for all families to enjoy.
There will be a Dessert Potluck – feel free to bring a nut-free treat to share! Please bring your own reusable plates, cups, and cutlery.
We’ll be in the Gymnasium.
All are welcome! Cost is free!
Also, if you are able to volunteer the night of April 27th, the shifts will vary from 5 to 8 pm.
Please email Adrienne Garner-Pringle at agarnerpringle@hotmail.com to let her know your interest.

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Brick replacement on East walls

TDSB Facilities will be in next week to work on replacing bricks on the walls at the East side of the building. The work will take the entire week from March 27 – March 31st.

Due to the work, the area north of Exit #10 will be fenced off all around to Exit #9 from Monday – Thursday. Exit #9 will be closed until Thursday. So, Exit #10 will be the only entrance used for entry and exit until Thursday. Students will still have access to a portion of the Primary playground and structure during recess and outdoor play.

On Friday, the east wall that is in the Kindergarten Playground will be fenced off so there will be no access to this area for the day.

The staff will be speaking with students and parents about the alternate arrangements to accommodate this facility work. Thank you in advance for your understanding of the brick replacement work.

H. Quon

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March Ward Council Budget Presentation

Please see the attached from TDSB Trustee Ausma Malik

Budget Presentation flyer from Trustee Ausma Malik

J. Harry Quon
Essex Jr. & Sr. P.S. & Hawthorne II Bilingual Alternative Jr. P.S.

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Hawthorne Alternative Night Gathering, Thurs March 30

Are you ready for a night out?

It’s finally springtime and tickets are now available for the annual Hawthorne Alternative Night Gathering!

It’s time to get social and connect with our Hawthorne Parent Community. Get out of the house, raise a glass and say hello to the other Hawthorne 2 parents!

It’s time to get together, relax, dance and have some fun bidding on fabulous prizes while raising funds for our school.

This year we’re also preparing to celebrate 40 years of Hawthorne next year… 40 years! Really!

Here’s the details of the 2017 Hawthorne Alternative Night Gathering:

When:    Thursday, March 30, 2017

Time:      7:30 pm – late

Where:    Prop at 770 St. Clair Avenue West

Tickets:     Email me – Karen at kabana31@gmail.com to get your tickets.  [You can etransfer or leave cash or a cheque in the Hawthorne Alternative Night Gathering envelope in the office. Make cheques out to: Hawthorne II School Council]

Cost:      $25.00 per ticket

Auction Info:

Start bidding on Friday morning  – March 24, 2017 7:00 AM

Our auction is online again this year with some fabulous items.  You can preview what is available to be won now at https://www.32auctions.com/hang17 .

Share the auction details on your Facebook timeline, pages and groups! Get your parents, friends and neighbours in on the action! Bidding opens Friday at 7:00 AM and ends at 9:30 PM on March 30, 2017.


Looking forward to seeing you all there!

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The staff and students of Hawthorne and Grade 5/6 Essex would like to say a huge Merci pour les crêpes délicieuses. It was one of the most popular activities. Thanks to Cyndi and Robyn for leading the parent team.
The children had a wonderful time having fun in French. The grade 6 students ran the activites, grade 5 students were team leaders and grade 4 students were special helpers. The children participated in many activites- la tire, art, dance, carnaval games.C’était amusant!

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