Lost & Found!

We have many items ranging from coats, boots, sweaters, mittens etc……. in the “lost and found” which is located on the 3rd floor. Please take a minute to come by and retrieve anything that belongs to your child. Anything that is not claimed by the end of the school year will be given to families in need.
Thank you.


Thank you to everyone who has purchased tickets for SOUPERSONIC – our awesome parent night out!!
Details: 7 pm to 11:00 pm
Location: Centre for Social Innovation, 720 Bathurst Street (one block south of Bloor on west side)

We have sold over 115 tickets and guarantee a fun evening with delicious food and great music. We’ve got lots of terrific silent auction items so be prepared to place your bids!

There are still a few tickets available … if you are interested in attending please contact chairs@hawthorne2bilingual.com

Watershed on Wheels for Juniors on Feb 14th – Wetlands we love you…

TRCA’s Watershed on Wheels program is back with junior grades on Thursday, Feb 14. Here’s a description of what will be happening in your children’s classes!


Grades 3 & 4: Wetland Ecosystems: Children participate in activities and lessons that focus on the  importance of Ontario wetlands. Topics explored include types of  wetlands; the importance and role of wetland habitats; historical  destruction of wetlands; diversity of types of plants and wildlife;  invertebrates; indicator and alien species.


Grade 5:
Climate Calamity: When it comes to climate change, we can’t afford to wait and learn about this important topic. Through a trivia game, an interactive greenhouse  gas activity, media reviews and citizen role-plays, this innovative  program helps students understand their environmental footprint and  explore ways we can be solution oriented in deailing with this  environmental reality.


Grade 6:
Diversity of Living Things: Teaching children about complex things such as biological classification systems can be a difficult task. Allow our trained staff to help  simplify it and make it fun and exciting. Students learn about  classification systems used in every day life as well as those used by  biologists to classify all living things.

Optional Attendance forms for Siblings **Due FEB 14 by 4 pm**

A message from Joan re: optional attendance for siblings

Parents of siblings must submit an Optional Attendance Form for children who wish to start kindergarten at Hawthorne in September 2013.  Siblings do not go into the lottery however, they do require a form to be automatically placed in a class. (due date to be updated in this post shortly)

Please also note that for families with kindergarten kids needing daycare, you *must* fill out the survey indicating that they have daycare needs. Talk to Joan or Elif for more details or to get the appropriate forms!

The due date for attendance forms and surveys are due on February 14th by 4 pm. There are no exceptions for this deadline!

Bullying Prevention and Resolution Workshop – Feb 12th @ Dewson CANCELLED

Would you like to learn some tools to prevent bullying from happening or continue to happen again , resolve the conflict as peacefully as possible when it does happen?  If so, you’re invited to attend a special workshop on dealing with bullying, opportunities to create a safer environment.



7:15-8:30 WORKSHOP*

 at Dewson Street Junior Public School, 65 Concord Avenue, Toronto COST: FREE

FACILITATOR : The workshop  will  be led  by  Moheen  Lombard,  who  is the  Coordinator  of the Scarborough Conflict Resolution Services and a member of the management team at Warden Woods Community Centre as an HR Consultant for the past four years as well as the Coalition of Mediation Services in Ontario . Moheen is a trained paralegal, mediator, facilitator, and motivational speaker, and is currently conducting seminars at various businesses regarding workplace conflict resolution. Moheen also offers training in the community for anger management and conflict resolution. Moheen acts as liaison with the courts and is an in-demand speaker for the United Way.

TTC ACCESS: Take the College Streetcar to Concord Avenue or the bus from Ossington Station to Dewson Street and walk to the front entrance which is on Concord Avenue.

 PARKING is available on local streets starting at 7 pm.

Last Chance for Lost and Found

There is a large pile of lost and found spread out for viewing on the third floor. There was a significant fruit fly problem that needed to be dealt with. The caretakers will leave it until friday, then it will be taken “away.” Teachers are being asked to bring their classes by to claim their belongings. If parents could also check before friday it’s your last chance to claim items before they go.

Soupersonic Fundraiser and Social Feb 21, 7-11 pm

Your presence is requested at the Hawthorne Soupersonic Fundraaiser on  Feb 21, from 7 pm – 11 pm. The event takes place at the Centre for Social Innovation (Annex), at 720 Bathurst, just south of Bloor Street.
You will support a great cause and enjoy:

  • Connecting with fellow Hawthorne parents and alumni
  • Adults only evening of socializing, great food (amazing soups from Soup Nutsy), great beer (Beaus) and wine
  • Silent auction, 50:50 draw  and other fun stuff
  • Great music provided by Hawthorne parent talent

All this for only $15 a ticket with profits going towards the school’s musical instruments and enrichment activities. Each ticket includes a casual dinner and one free drink! Cash bar thereafter ($5 per drink).

Anyone interested in more details or who wants to help out with the event or fundraising activities can email h2soupersonicsocial@gmail.com.

Tickets are now available from Dagmara (gajowa@gmail.com), Marlo (marlo@newroadmedia.ca), Darcelle or Wendy (chairs@hawthorne2bilingual.com), or other parents TBD. For planning purposes, we ask you to purchase your tickets by February 8th. Feel free to bring friends.

Book your babysitters now. See you soon!

Click here to view the poster for this event