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.
A new pizza lunch session begins this Friday and runs until Thursday, June 27th (last day of school!). If there is a Friday PD day, pizza will be served on Thursday. If you have not yet submitted your child’s pizza order form please do so ASAP. Please click on link if you still need a form. Thanks!Pizza order form 2013 spring
Please join us at our monthly Parent Council meeting – Wednesday, Feb. 20th from 7 to 9 pm in the library.
Come out and be an active part of Hawthorne’s parent community!
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 email@example.com
Please remember to order our delicious coffee by Monday, February 25th at 9:00 am (order forms can be placed in blue COFFEE bin in Joan’s office). Delivery will take place on Thursday, February 28th.
Download the Coffee Order Form – February 2013 here
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 12,2013
6:30-7:15 REGISTRATION AND PIZZA DINNER
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tickets are now available from Dagmara (email@example.com), Marlo (firstname.lastname@example.org), Darcelle or Wendy (email@example.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