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Journée Française – January 29th

Our first Journée Française will be on Jan 29 at 9:10 in the Library. Parents are invited to see the classes of Murielle and Janice, Samarra, Catherine and Brian perform in French.

Journée Française has been postponed from May 9th to – May 13 12:50 p.m. in the library

For more information see: http://www.hawthorne2bilingual.com/events/journee-francaise-feb-1-910-a-m-in-the-gym-3/

The Great Big Crunch on March 7th – morning apple transport support required for classes!

Hawthorne and Essex schools are taking part in a cross-country event sponsored by Foodshare called The Great Big Crunch, happening this Thursday, March 7. It’s a special day of good food education, ending with a massive, synchronized bite into a crunchy fruit (or vegetable) at 2:30.  More info here:http://www.foodshare.net/great-big-crunch
We need a parent volunteer from each class to pick up apples from Joan’s office on Thursday morning before 9 AM and deliver them to your child’s classroom. Please confirm with tina.verma@rogers.com or your parent rep by Wednesday morning that there is a volunteer for your class (it could also be a student for senior grades).

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.

Watershed on Wheels

On Thursday, January 24 the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority will bring its Watershed on Wheels program to some of our junior students. It’s a half day program that connects to the Science and Technology curriculum.

Grade 1 and 1/2 will participate in A Season of Change: Students have the opportunity to learn through games and activities how plants and animals prepare for the 4 seasons in Canada. Discussions include why we have seasons and how nature can be used to forecast weather. Participants will have the opportunity to touch animal furs and skulls.

Grade 2/3 will be participating in Water Cents: an exciting indoor program where the students use play money to buy and sell shares of environmental companies on the stock market. Through a water conservation survey; skits; active games; and an interactive model; students learn ways to conserve water and how a company’s success can be determined by their environmental ethics.

TRCA will be back on February 14 to lead sessions for Grades 3,4,5,6

For more on the TRCA: http://trca.on.ca/

Grade 3 Class Trip to Pioneer School – Pictures

On January 14, 2013 the Grade 3 students at our school visited Pioneer School. Dressed in traditional costume, the kids enjoyed a fun-filled informative day immersed in the lifestyles, customs, and surroundings of a village you might find in the Toronto area during the 1800’s. (more…)

The upcoming school Holiday concert has been rescheduled to Monday Dec 17th

The school holiday concert will be on Monday Dec 17th at 1:00 instead of Tuesday. This time was booked in the gym for the dress rehearsal so it will now be the official concert (unrehearsed!).

Teacher Appreciation Lunch Dec 14th – Volunteers and Contributions Needed

Tis the season to say THANKS! Please contribute to our traditional Hawthorne staff lunch this Friday, December 14th.  Holiday inspired dishes are needed –mains, veggies & desserts (for a potluck style luncheon).  Anyone who would like to contribute please e-mail Jane, ASAP, at ejaneoh@gmail.com


Reminder: Holiday Concert on December 18th, 1 pm

Please be reminded that this year’s holiday concert will be held in the gym at 1 pm on December 18th.

Classroom Waste Audit

(co-written with students October 1st)

Dear Hawthorne community,

Today in room 310 we had a waste audit and it was fun! A waste audit is sorting our waste into categories. It involved math, science and language arts. We used tallys to skip count by fives.

Room 310


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