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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…)

Aussie X

Aussie X, an Australian Sports program will be working with students Tuesday, September 26 – Thursday, September 28.

Students will experience:
Movement – physical activity that makes you feel good irrespective of ability;
Mateship – loyalty, equality and friendship; and,
Mindfulness – becoming aware of themselves, others and the world around you.

This program is part of the Team Building initiative at the school. Together, students will learn one of three fun sports: Aussie Footy, Cricket or Netball.

On Thursday, September 28th, during Curriculum Night, Aussie X will be set-up in the field to demonstrate what students have learned.
The program is suitable for people of all ages and abilities. You are invited to come and ‘Have a Go’ with your child!

*Come ready to get energized with your child.

Reminder to wear appropriate attire and footwear.

DATE:            Thursday, September 28, 2017
LOCATION: Essex & Hawthorne School Field
TIME:             Session 1 (6:00 – 6:45p)
                        Session 2 (6:30 – 7:15p)

YOU AND YOUR FAMILY ARE INVITED!

SCHOOL WIDE FALL POTLUCK TOMORROW

SCHOOL WIDE FALL POTLUCK
When: Tomorrow, Tues. Sept.. 19th
What time: 5:30-7:30pm, rain or shine
Where: Sheltered Picnic Area by the playground
        @CHRISTIE PITS PARK
Catch up with old friends and meet new families. See you all there!

StreetPLAY in our Neighbourhood

StreetPLAY in our Neighbourhood

A pilot project is happening this fall in the Essex/Hawthorne community.  Local streets will be opened up to children and youth so they can connect with friends and play right outside their doors.  If you and your families want to take advantage of these opportunities for play, check out the schedule below.  More information can be found at www.streetplay.ca

Upcoming StreetPLAY Events

  • Pendrith Street  will be closed to traffic from Christie – Shaw on Tuesdays in September/October from 4pm – 8pm
  • Clinton St.  will be closed to traffic from Dupont-Yarmouth  on Mondays and Fridays in September/October from 4pm – 8pm
  • Clinton St. will be closed to traffic from Yarmouth-Follis on Wednesdays in September/October from 4pm – 8pm
  • Clinton St. will be closed to traffic from Follis-Barton on Sundays in September/October from 2pm – 5pm
  • Clinton St. will be closed to traffic from Barton to Laneway (North of Bloor) on Sundays in September/October from 5pm – 8pm
 

FRESH FROM the FARM FUNDRAISER & FOOD DRIVE is back!

FFFF offers farm fresh Ontario grown produce for a great price. Our school community values healthy living, sustainability, and outdoor education, making FFFF a great fit for us!

Families can order fall harvest produce fresh from Ontario farms via order forms distributed & collected by teachers this week. Please look out for forms in your children’s backpacks.

Once forms are completed we can prepare for harvest day/ pick up!
Please return forms NO LATER than Thurs. Oct 5th
– Please make cheques payable to Hawthorne II School Council 
– Harvest pick up day will take place under the overhang behind school in mid- November (date TBD)
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 an affordable price now you can also place an order for additional bundles on the same form and list the beneficiary as ‘The Stop’ or ‘Donate’.

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!

International Languages Registration

International Languages manual registration on Wed. Sept. 13th from 3:30 to 6:30 pm in the main lobby.
Please bring child’s OEN # on the student report card and health card #.  There is a onetime fee of $20.00 for materials than can be paid with a cheque payable to “TDSB-Int’l Languages”.  You may also pay by VISA or MASTERCARD only.

FIRST DAY OF CLASSES WILL BE SEPT. 20TH,  2017.

LANGUAGES OFFERED WILL BE:
CANTONESE
PORTUGUESE
SPANISH
ITALIAN
AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE
(PROVIDING WE HAVE AN ENROLLMENT OF 25 STUDENTS IN ORDER TO OPEN A CLASS)
Details are on the International Language Information Sheet.

THANKS,

Nancy Cosentino-Amato
Essex P.S.
50 Essex Street
Toronto, On
M6G 1T3
P.416.393.0717 F.416.393.0721
Nancy.cosentino-amato@tdsb.on.ca

Grade 4 & 5 Co-ed Soccer

Grade 4 & 5 co-ed soccer starts every Tuesday and Thursday at lunch.

A team of 13 players will be chosen next week Thursday from a field of 25 hopefuls.

Hawthorne won the Boys championships last year for the first time.

Hawthorne Girls have won it twice.

Thanks,

Ian Barnes

X-Country Team

[update: corrected X-Country Meet date is Sept 29, not Sept 21]

X-Country Running season is back!

The Essex-Hawthorne team will be practicing every Monday, Wednesday and Friday beginning Monday Sept. 11th at 8:00 am on the track.  We encourage all students from grades 1-8 to come and join the team.  It is a great way to start the day.

The meet will be held on Friday September 29st at Ashbridges Bay. Permission forms and practice schedule will be available at practice next week.

Please note: For students in grade 1, we recommend that parents plan to attend the first couple of practices and the meet.  For students in grades 4-8 we will be practicing both at the track and running to Christie Pits by week 2. If any parents are interested in volunteering either as assistant coaches or to help with collecting and collating permission forms please let us know at practice.  We welcome parent involvement on the team!

-Coaches Jessica Haber and Ana Neves

New School Schedule for 2017/2018

New School Schedule for 2017/2018
(no overlap with French School during either recess)

Please note, times have been adjusted in order to avoid overlap with the French school next door.

Grades 1- 6 Times:

  • 8:35 Outdoor Supervision Begins at 8:35
  • 8:45-8:50 ENTRY
  • 8:50-10:10 Instructional Time
  • 10:10-10:25 RECESS
  • 10:25-11:35 Instructional Time
  • 11:35-12:35 LUNCH
  • 12:35-1:55 Instructional Time
  • 1:55-2:10 RECESS
  • 2:10-3:20 Instructional Time
  • 3:20-3:35 Supervision Ends at 3:35

Kindergarten & Grade 7/8 Times:

  • 8:45-8:50 ENTRY
  • 8:50-11:20 Instructional Time
  • 11:20-12:35 LUNCH
  • 12:35-3:05 Instructional Time

Online Pizza Lunch Sign Up Live!

If you haven’t already submitted the paper pizza lunch form, please visit the following link to sign your child(ren) up for pizza lunch:

https://goo.gl/forms/V1uEsw3eKguqnSJ33

If you have any questions about the pizza lunch, please contact the Hawthorne Pizza Lunch Team at h2bpizzalunch@gmail.com.

Hawthorne Family Survey Winner

As you may remember, those who answered the Hawthorne Family Survey last spring and provided their name were entered into a draw for a prize from Stubbe Chocolate. Josie, the randomly selected winner, was presented with her prize by Tara, Parent Council Chair.
Congratulations, Josie!

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