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. A strong emphasis is also placed on social justice and environmental education. Learn more about our school or find out how to apply.

This site is a work in progress run by parent volunteers and we appreciate your patience as we develop it over the coming school year. To share your comments or suggestions please Contact us!

 

Join us at our Ward Forum on Mental Health and School Anxiety

Date: Thursday February 13, 2020
Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Place: Beverley School64 Baldwin St, Toronto, ON
Meeting Details: 
  • All Ward 10 school councils, parents/guardians, students, staff, and community members are invited to join me for a discussion about Mental Health and School Anxiety.
  • With special guest TDSB social worker Heather Johnson.
  • Light refreshments will be served and childcare will be provided.
More Information:
For more information or to request any accommodation, including interpretation services, please contact Trustee Shared Services at (416) 395-8787 or Maxeen.Paabo@tdsb.on.ca.
2020 02 13 Flyer Ward 10 Meeting C_Moise v0

Hawthorne II Alternative Coffee and Info Morning 

Interested in Hawthorne II Bilingual Alternative School?  

Hawthorne parents will host a morning coffee hour to answer questions and talk about our school, our community, and our current and future programming. Come join us!

WHEN: Friday January 31st, 9-10am
WHERE: Primary Playground, east side of the schoolyard
(near Fiesta Farms), 50 Essex Street

For more information, please contact h2chairs@gmail.com .

Wear your school pride and support Hawthorne’s French Curriculum!

We’ve got some great Hawthorne gear for sale to keep you and your kids warm and easy to spot this winter: T-shirts, hoodies, hats, and blankets!

  • Hawthorne Hoodie
  • Hawthorne Tshirt in grey
  • Hawthorne Tshirt in lime green
  • Hawthorne Blanket
  • Hawthorne Toque
  • Hawthorne Baseball Cap

Sales support the Grade 5/6 students for their trip to Montreal this Spring. Our grade 5/6 students go on a three day trip each year. They alternate between Montreal in the Spring and the following year they attend Toronto Island school in the Fall. Students experience each of these trips either in the 5th or 6th grade.

The Montreal trip provides an opportunity for students to use some of the French skills they have acquired from Hawthorne’s extended French curriculum. The Toronto island school’s outdoor education program allows students to partake in various programs relating to the environment and team building.

This year students will be going to Montreal.

The Montreal trip costs $450 per student. The Hawthorne II parent council has pledged to subsidize $200 (fundraising dollars) per student for the trip. (Thank you Hawthorne II Parent Council!) The Grade 5/6 parents are responsible for doing additional fundraising to facilitate these subsidies.

Please support our students and wear your school pride with Hawthorne Merch printed by Hardboiled Inc. 

Receive $5 off your first order!

To order, fill out this Google Form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSezmTeqnRDej79-RT73RTQNnxoICK4qkxNOWhf80jDRlLDo8g/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1

  • Please provide your email address. We will use it only to communicate about your order.
  • Order deadline is Tuesday, February 11, 2020
  • * All prices include tax.

Thanks for your support!

New H2E Afterschool Programs

Hawthorne II and Essex Junior and Senior public schools are launching an afterschool program!


Vendors will come into the school and offer one hour programs after dismissal for 7 or 8 weeks. Program, cost and registration details are listed below and in the attached flyers. All programs are first come, first served so get your friends together and sign up today!

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H2E Afterschool Programs Starting January 2020

Registration closes Friday January 10, 2020.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE EXTENDED!! 
Registrations will be accepted up until Sunday, January 12, 2020!!!

 

Winter 2020 afterschool programs

Cooking in French by EXPLORUM
Chess by Chess Institute of Canada (CIC)
Kinder Art by Children’s Art Studio Inc.
Snack-on-Science (STEM) in French by EXPLORUM

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WINTER 2020 AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAM DESCRIPTIONS

Cooking in French 

Vendor: EXPLORUM
Grades 4 to 6 | Program in French
Tuesdays | 8 weeks | Jan 14 – March 3
3:30 pm – 4:30 pm | Room 201-Staff Room
$205 + HST= $231.65

Young cooks learn the culinary rules starting with food hygiene basics and kitchen safety.Weighing, measuring and calculating amounts adds a zest of math and science to the program. In addition to cuisine, students will be introduced to the notion of a balanced diet. Students will enjoy eating their creations and reproducing them at home with the recipe book they will create. Bon appétit!


Registration form: http://explorum.ca/h2eafterschool

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Chess

Vendor: Chess Institute of Canada (CIC)
Grades 1 to 6 | Program in French and English
Wednesdays | 8 weeks | Jan 15 – March 4
3:30 pm – 4:30 pm | Room 218
$112.00, taxes waived Financial assistance is available.

Students build their chess skills during weekly after school sessions, with lessons, activities and play.All levels of chess players are welcome.Beginners will be gifted with the universal language of chess knowledge, while advanced players will be challenged and raised to new levels in a bilingual environment. CIC instructors are carefully selected and trained to provide an engaging learning environment, facilitating insights and building life skills such as decision making, goalsetting, emotional intelligence, and respect for others.


Registration and payment: https://chessinstitute.ca/register     
Choose Chess Clubs TDSB, then Hawthorne II Essex

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Kinder Art 

Vendor: Children’s Art Studio Inc.
Grades JK & SK | Program in English
Thursdays | 7 weeks | Jan 16 – March 5
3:15 pm – 4:15 pm | Room 101
$120 + HST= $135.60

Our KINDER Art classes skillfully combine literature with art as we aim to help your child for success in school by fostering positive self-awareness and assurance. Our open-ended lesson plans explore the creative process by experimenting with drawing, painting, sculpture and print-making. Kids registered for this program must be 4yrs old on the session start date. 


* Please note there is NO CLASS on Thursday Feb 13th due to other events occurring at the school.

More info: http://childrensartstudio.ca/registration/
Registration form: http://childrensartstudio.ca/images/tdsb-form.pdf

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Snack-on-Science (STEM) in French 

Vendor: EXPLORUM
Grades 1 to 3 | Program in French
Thursdays | 7 weeks | Jan 16 – March 5
3:30 pm – 4:30 pm | Room 201-Staff Room
$195 + HST= $220.35

EXPLORUM strengthens student’s French language skills and helps to spark an interest in science in a fun, yet educational setting. Send students on a journey of discovery into the fabulous and infinite world of science after school! 

Please note there is NO CLASS on Thursday Feb 13th due to other events occurring at the school.


Registration form: http://explorum.ca/h2eafterschool

 

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GENERAL DETAILS

Registration:

  • Registration closes Friday January 10, 2020.
  • Children must be at least four years of age on start date of program.
  • Registration for all programs is online at the vendor’s site
  • Limited spaces available. If minimum class sizes are not reached the vendors reserve the right to cancel the programs.
  • Registration is first come first served.

Program length / no classes:

  • Tuesday and Wednesday classes are eight weeks
  • Thursday classes are only seven weeks
  • There is NO CLASS on Thursday Feb 13 due to other events occurring at the school.

Getting kids to their programs, and pick up:

Junior Kindergarten / Senior Kindergarten program time is from 3:15 pm to 4:15 pm.

JK/SK teachers have graciously agreed to walk students directly to the H2E afterschool program. 

Parents are asked to please pick up kindergarten students at 4:15 pm in room 101 (next to the front foyer).

Grades 1 to 6 program time is from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm. 

  • Student are expected to make their way to the H2E afterschool classroom themselves.
  • Parents are asked to please pick up Grade 1 to 6 students at 4:30 pm in the front foyer of the school (in front of the Essex office) 

Kids in aftercare programs:

  • Please advise aftercare providers if your child will be attending an H2E Afterschool program.
  • Students in aftercare will be walked from the H2E Afterschool program directly to the aftercare program at 4:15pm for the JK/SKs and at 4:30pm for Grades 1 to 6.

Absences:

  • Hawthorne II Bilingual Alternative School and Essex Junior and Senior Public schools do not share attendance information with vendors. 
  • If your child is going to be absent from H2E Afterschool Programs, please contact the vendor directly with the vendors and not the Hawthorne II or Essex office or teachers. 
  • It is important for the vendors to know about absences so they can ensure student safety. 

If your child has medical and/or dietary needs, share this information directly with the vendors.

If you have any questions about H2E Afterschool programs, please contact H2Eafterschool@gmail.com
If you have financial concerns regarding the afterschool programs, please contact Principal Quon

Holiday Bake Sale, Hawthorne Merch and Stubbe Chocolate Tree Raffle 

Screen Shot 2019-12-16 at 12.06.18 AMIn support of the Grade 5/6 Montreal trip we’ll be selling baking, merch and raffle tickets a Chocolate Tree on Tuesday Dec 17 from 5–6 pm & 7–7:15 pm in the school foyer before/after the Hawthorne Holiday Concert. BRING CASH! See you there!

What is the grade 5/6 Montreal Trip?

Our grade 5/6 students go on a three day a trip each year alternating between Montreal in the Spring and the Toronto Island school in the Fall. Students experience each of these trips either in the 5th or 6th grade.

The Montreal trip provides an opportunity for students to use some of the French skills they have acquired from Hawthorne’s extended French curriculum. The Toronto island school is a 3 day outdoor education program where students partake in various programs relating to the environment and team building. This year students will be going to Montreal.

The Montreal trip costs $450 per student. The Hawthorne II parent council has pledged to subsidize $200 (fundraising dollars) per student for the trip. (Thank you Hawthorne II PC!) The 5/6 parents are responsible for doing additional fundraising cover the rest of the cost. Some initiatives include a holiday concert bake sale, merch sale, parent social, and online auction. Stay tuned for more fundraising efforts and thanks for your support!

 

Holiday Drive for Christie Refugee Centre  

The Social Justice Committee is a joint effort of members of the parent community from both Hawthorne and Essex. This Holiday Drive is one of their initiatives.

This holiday season please consider donating one (or parts) of these two kits described below in support of the Christie Refugee Welcome Centre.

a) FIRST NIGHT KIT

Every family arriving at Christie receives a kit filled with personal care items. If you’d like to put together a kit please keep in mind that we serve more women than men. Families share the washroom on their floor so hygiene items should fit in the shower basket for easy transport. Residents access language, immigration and other services across the city by public transport, a presto card is a wonderful gift.

  • $25 PRESTO card
  • Shower caddy
  • Flip Flops
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Lotion
  • Body wash
  • Deodorant
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrush

b) FIRST HOME KIT

As refugee families move out of the Christie Shelter into local neighbourhoods

the high cost of living can make it hard to make ends meet. Grocery gift cards are one of the ways we support families in distress.

  • $25 Grocery Gift Card
  • Reusable Grocery Bag
  • Rice
  • Flour
  • Sugar
  • Salt

Boxes will be beside the holiday tree in the entrance of our school starting this week until December 19th. Gift cards may be left in an envelope labelled Christie Refugee Fundraising in Tracey’s (the Hawthorne) office.