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Lion King Jr. Tickets on sale!

Attention all Essex and Hawthorne families: the Lion King Jr. performances are just around the corner (June 4, 5, 6) and tickets go on sale this week! 

There will be a table set up under the overhang every morning and afternoon this week and next (May 21-31).  Find the table to get your tickets. $5 each. Find us there between 8:30-8:45am and 3:00-3:30pm. 

If you are available to help sell tickets during one of these times, please email jessica.arshinoff@tdsb.on.ca
If you are unable to get to school to buy tickets during these times, please send in money with your child and have them find Jessica (room211). 

Spring Fling prep and volunteers

SPRING FLING is less than TWO WEEKS away & there’s still tons of fun prep to do. Please consider donating your time to help make this the best event possible. There are tons of great ways to get involved in advance AND on the day. This event simply can not happen without significant support from our community. 

Check out the SPRING FLING VOLUNTEER REGISTRATION FORM HERE for a list of everything that could use more hands and hearts – http://bit.ly/2DDBeAm

Thanks in advance,
The Spring Fling Planning Committee

Spring Fling baking


The Bake Sale is an integral part of Essex-Hawthorne’s Spring Fling, coming very soon on Friday May 31st (3:30 – 7:30 pm) 

We’re asking, please, for yummy, baked good donations (sweet and/or savoury), but most importantly NUT FREE! 

And if you’re not into baking or pushed for time, please bring store bought goodies, as long as they are nut free (and better still, made in a nut free facility). 

Sign up sheet is on the Essex notice board in the main foyer.

Please drop off baked goods on the day of Spring Fling in the Essex office or bring them directly to the Bake Sale table at the event. 

Thank you!

Lion King Jr. – The Musical

Attention all families and friends of Hawthorne and Essex students:

The whole school has started to prepare for our upcoming Lion King Jr. show. It’s a full musical and every student in the building (Essex and Hawthorne) will have a part to play in the performance.

There are three nights of performances. Tickets will go on sale in the middle of May for $5 each to help us cover the cost of rentals and rights for the production. 

The dates are:
Tuesday, June 4th 6pm classes 7/8A, 7/8B, 212, 101, 214, 303, 302
Wednesday, June 5th at 6pm classes 308, 204, 209, 102, 114, 115, 112, 113, 307, 306
Thursday, June 6th at 6pm classes 7/8C, 210, 213, 215, 310, 301, 311

Looking forward to sharing this amazing show with you! The students have all been working hard in preparation!


Jessica Arshinoff
Hawthorne II Bilingual Alternative School

Toronto Public Health Dental Screening Information for Essex School and Hawthorne Alternative School 2018-2019

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


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