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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Halloween is fast approaching! 
There is excitement from students for the various festivities that will take place. Essex & Hawthorne are diverse and vibrant school communities; and, as we prepare for the Halloween festivities, we would ask students to wear non-violent and culturally-sensitive costumes for Halloween.

Thank you for your support,
J. Harry Quon

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Head Lice Screening Nov 1st

Our school has invited The Lice Crew (TLC) to conduct head lice screening on November 1st.

Parents who do not wish their child(ren) to participate must inform their child’s teacher.

For more details, please see the attached Hawthorne Head Lice Screening Announcement.



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Lunch Time Drama Club, Grades 3-6

Annex Children’s Theatre in Education is back.

Dear Parents and Students,
ACTE, Annex Children’s Theatre in Education, is very happy to be offering a fun and enriching Lunch-Time Drama Club at Essex/Hawthorne Alternative School for students in Grades 3 – 6. Classes will be held in the library every Tuesday starting the week of November 1st. The students will eat their lunch in the gym and at 11:55 am I will round them up to go to drama, (in the library). If you are interested in this program for your child, please sign the permission form below and hand it in with a cheque, (made out to ACTE), to the Hawthorne office.

To enroll, please return the attached ACTE Form.

Thank you!

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School Photos


Photo Proofs will be sent home this week. Please note that orders are due either online or by cheque made payable to Bright Pics. Inc. by October 31, 2016.

Thank you!

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Volleyball and Basketball

Boys Volleyball  (grades 4-5 & 6)  and Girls Basketball (grades 4 & 5) practices begin next week  Nov 2nd at lunch.

Afterschool volleyball practices to follow.
Thanks ,
Ian Barnes
Hawthorne PhysEd & Library

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Monster Mixer volunteers needed!

Only 3 sleeps until the “Monster Mixer” POTLUCK Halloween Costume Party!

Join us this Friday October 28th 5:30-7:30pm in the School gym for a hauntingly good time!

Potluck dishes should be labelled with serving utensils. NOT NUTS PLEASE.

Volunteers needed for various jobs. We can’t run this event with out your help! There is a sign-up sheet outside the Essex office. Please add your name to your preferred shift. If you are not in the building very often pls contact Cyndi cynduck@gmail.com so your name can be added to the sign up sheet.


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Yoga is back

Mindfulness month at Hawthorne! Yoga with Cyndi begins today for grades K-6. 

Parents will be invited to join in the practice this Spring. 

Stay tuned to future blog posts regarding days and times! 

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FFFF a HUGE SUCCESS & Volunteers needed for HARVEST DAY

Hawthorne families raised approx $3800! Nearly $2300 went straight to Ontario Farmers!

Approx $1500 is ours to keep! We will allocate funds at one of the upcoming council meetings (stay tuned for more info). 

We purchased approx 2000 kilos of fresh produce with a lot of that going to The Stop community food center! What a great way to keep it local and healthy! 

It’s not over yet…we still need volunteers for Harvest Day coming up in mid-November! As well as, parents with a van or large vehicle to deliver The Stop’s food donation. Pls contact Cyndi cynduck@gmail.com 

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Return those Student Packages and Forms!

Parents, please return your student packages and after school pick-up forms.

Thank you!

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Hawthorne Slo pitch

Hawthorne Slo pitch Semi-Finals Thursday Oct 20th at Birchcliffe Heights School

Slo-pitch practice Wed and Thur 8am

Ian Barnes

Hawthorne PhysEd & Library

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