Welcome!

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…)

Spring Fling Sponsorships

The Spring Fling is our extremely well-attended annual fundraiser, and local businesses are invited to sponsor the event in exchange for major exposure. 
Our school families love to support each other’s small businesses, and this is an opportunity to get your name out there!

We are offering Spring Fling Sponsorship spots to Essex/Hawthorne parents and families and friends FIRST before offering them to the larger community. We have a limited number of sponsorships available for $150, $250 and $500 ($500 limited to 3 and includes signage outside the bouncy castle/major attraction)
** Sponsorships are tax deductible and you will be provided with a tax receipt **

Does your business want the chance to connect with over 500 local families, as well as some social media exposure?

Please get in touch with Allison Venditti – allison.venditti@gmail.com by April 17, for full details and to reserve your spot. 

April 2019 Newsletter from Trustee Chris Moise

Parent Council Meeting tonight 6:30pm

Here is the agenda for tonight’s meeting, inclusive of all the items everyone sent (thank you!): AGENDA
Here are the minutes/follow-ups from the last meeting: MINUTES 

Joint Health Ward Forum, Mar 28

Bag2School is back Apr 25-29!

Bring your unwanted clothing, textiles, or shoes (tied together, please) to the guidance room in the Essex kindergarten area, any time from April 25-29. Signs will be posted in the school as we get closer to the date.

If you have any questions, please contact Megan Easto at measto@gmail.com

School Safety – Dogs on School Property

From time to time, it is helpful to review school policies to ensure that the safety of all students and staff at Essex Jr. & Sr. P.S. & Hawthorne II Bilingual Alternative Jr. P.S. is a top priority. 

Our staff will continue to demonstrate that priority by ensuring that proper procedures are in place to ensure that our school is safe.  There are so many factors to consider in maintaining a nurturing learning environment including the health and safety of students and staff. 

As such, we would like to take this opportunity to remind parents of our school policy that dogs are not permitted on school property and emphasize our ongoing expectation that parents shall not bring their dogs on school property when dropping off or picking up their children or while school is in session.

Our schoolyard provides a safe clean area for students to learn and play.  Parents are asked to comply with all signs posted when on or around school property during and after school hours. 

We are asking for everyone’s co-operation in following this policy so that working together we can help keep our students, staff and parents safe while at school.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please contact the school.

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Volunteers needed for costuming for the Lion King

On June 4th, 5th and 6th the students of Essex and Hawthorne will be performing the Lion King. We are looking for volunteers who can help us with costuming. If you are crafty, like to sew or are creative with constructing costumes, we need your help! Please email Jessica.arshinoff@tdsb.on.ca

Agenda for the Meeting of the Hawthorne II Alternative Bilingual Junior School

Parents’ Council

Date and time: February 5, 2019, 6:30pm ET

Agenda ItemLeadTiming
Welcome and approval of the agendaChair5 mins
Approval of the minutes of the December 4th meeting (available here)Chair5 mins
Report from the Administration and TeachersCarol Culp (TBD)Sheila20 mins
Approval of the 2018-19 budget Treasurer15 mins
Update on the Hawthorne banner and newsletterTania15 mins
Update on enrichment activitiesJennifer and Andrea10 mis
Discussion of potential spring eventsCyndi15 mins
Discussion on management of council work/agree on rotating chairs for remaining meetings (April 2, June 4)Chair10 mins
Other businessAllTBD
Agreement on approach for pizza subsidiesMaya (note: Maya cannot join until 8pm)10 mins
Agreement on next steps; adjournmentChair5 mins

Bingo Night rescheduled, Tuesday Feb 5th

Bingo night will place next Tuesday, February 5th from 5:30 – 7:00pm in the East Gym.

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