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…)


Get out your favourite Fall recipes and fire up the slow cooker. The FRESH FROM the FARM FUNDRAISER & FOOD DRIVE is back for it’s 3rd year!
Families can purchase fresh Ontario produce from local farmers at an affordable price and have it delivered directly to school.
Click on the link below to learn more about the Fresh from the Farm Fundraiser
Please find attached an order form. Once forms are submitted we can prepare for harvest day/ pick up!
Please note, in order to keep the Harvest day manageable all orders must be picked or they will be donated. We can not store food overnight!
  • Please return forms NO LATER than Friday, Oct 12th
  • Please make cheques payable to Hawthorne II School Council 
  • Harvest pick up day will take place under the overhang behind school in November (date TBD)
  • Please contact Katie Kerr kathleenkerr@sympatico.ca if you are able to help sort or hand out veggies on harvest day.
Did you know that FFFF is also a food drive supporting The Stop Community Food Centre!

Not only can you support our school and local farmers by purchasing Fresh Ontario produce at a great price, now you can also place an order for additional bundles on the same form and list the beneficiary as ‘The Stop’ or ‘Donate’.

There are few programs in Toronto that provide fresh food through food banks and this partnership is a unique opportunity to support one that services our immediate community.

The Stop works to increase access to healthy food in a manner that maintains dignity, builds health and community, and challenges inequality.

For more information on The Stop, visit their website at www.thestop.org

Happy Harvest!

Sidewalk, Curb and Road Repair

City of Toronto Construction Notice – Sidewalk, Curb and Road Repair.

Construction work will be done on the south side of Essex from September 26 – 30.

City of Toronto Construction Notice.pdf

Lice Screening

Lice Screening will take place at Essex and Hawthorne on Tuesday, October 9th.

Volunteer with Hawthorne’s Early Reading Club


Health and Physical Education Curriculum

Please read this linked Letter to Parents from the TDSB regarding the Health and Physical Education Curriculum.

Back to School Potluck TONIGHT at Christie Pits

When: Thurs. Sept.. 13th
What time: 4:30-7:30pm, rain or shine
Where: Sheltered Picnic Area by the playground
Catch up with old friends and meet new families.
Please bring plates & cutlery.  See you all there!

Curriculum Night Thurs Sept 27

Please see this link for information about 2018 Curriculum Night.



Cross-Country practices will begin Monday, September 10th at 8:15a.m. Please meet outside by Exit #6 for the first day.

Practices will take place on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from September 10th to October 1st.  The first meet will take place on October 2nd.  More information to follow.

Thank you!

International Language AfterSchool program

Please see this link for information about the International Languages Program.


Window construction at Exit #10

Good morning,

There will be work done on the  windows outside Exit #10, tomorrow, Friday, September 14th.

The area will be closed-off for exit and entry.

However, the access to the Kindergarten playground will still be accessible.

Please use Exit #9 for exit and entry

Apologies for the short notice – just received the information now.

Thank you for your support and flexibility!

J Harry Quon


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