Scholastic Book Fair is coming to Essex & Hawthorne!

The Book Fair will be set up in the library and in the foyer on concert nights.  Monday to Wednesday, December 16–18

This is an opportunity to peruse and buy Scholastic books directly. 

We are looking for parent volunteers to be cashiers. Our Librarian Sheila will have everything set up–all you need to do is handle the money and you can chit chat about books if you want. 

Please contact Sheila if you can be a cashier for any time slot:

Dec 16 Monday 

Dec 17 Tuesday 
5:15-5:45 before Hawthorne concert
7:00-7:30 after concert

Dec 18 Wednesday 
4:45-5:15 before Essex concert
6:30-7:00 after concert 

This is a fundraiser for both schools. All fundraising is people powered.

Mind Your Bees Wraps Fundraiser – DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MONDAY, DECEMBER 9!

The deadline for the Bee Wrap Fundraiser has been extended to Monday, December 9 for any last minute orders! Bee Wraps will be delivered and given to parents the last week before the Holiday Break.

2 options available:
Small set (3 piece): 8×8, 10×10, 13×14 – $20
Bread wrap: 22×18 – $18 

Pay by: 
Cash- Cheque made out to Hawthorne II School Council or
eTransfer Tania (details in your class rep emails)

Please include your name and email address regardless of which payment method you use.

Order forms due December 9th.
More details and forms on the blog:

Your Harvest is Ready!

Photo by Priscilla Du Preez on Unsplash

Fresh From the Farm pickup Tuesday, December 3

Come get your tasty local harvest between 3 pm and 6 pm under the overhang.

NOTE: All produce must be claimed. We can not store food overnight. All remaining produce will be donated. 

Can you volunteer? Running late for pickup? Contact Katie—her email address will be in your reminder mail from your class rep.

FFFanks for your support!

Hawthorne Parent Council Meeting #2

Hawthorne Parent Council Meeting poster

Tuesday, Dec 3, 2019 (UPDATED)
6:30-8:30 pm
Childcare provided

Attend in person on online!
Log in details will be in your email from your class rep.

Some topics include:
-Special needs funding
-Peace Lounge
-Snack program funding
-Update on enrolment/late admissions
-Enrichment activities
-Hawthorne visioning exercise
-After-school programming

And so much more!

Everyone is welcome to attend and have your say!

Questions or comments?
Something to add?
Drop us a line at


Le Marché d’Hiver: Vendor submission deadline extended until Friday, November, 22nd!

We are still looking for vendors for Le Marché d’Hiver. Do you bake, knit, or make crafts? Why not get busy, make things as a family, and set up a table at Le Marché?  

Keep it simple or make it sassy! You do not need to be an established business or have any prior sales experience. In fact, extended family are welcome to vend as well. 

Got a crafty grandma/grandpa, aunt/uncle, sister of brother? Why not encourage them to join and make some extra money! So far we have 9 vendors. We were hoping for at least 6 more. We would prefer to keep it simple and not open the vendor option to outside businesses beyond extended family and close friends. 

To vend at Le Marché please contact Cyndi
Hope to see you at Le Marché d’Hiver Thursday, December 5th | 5-8 pm | in the east gym 

The Hawthorne French Committee presents: Le Marché d’Hiver

Thursday, December 5th | 5-8 pm| in the East gym
(Friday is a PA day)

Essex and Hawthorne families mark your calendars and get ready for a fun night of holiday shopping and kid friendly French cinema! 

Are you crafty? We are looking for vendors who would like the opportunity to show and sell their creations for the 2019 holiday season. 

Are you a mom, pop, or youth-preneur (ages 11 and up)? We are looking for you! 

Whether you have an established business or a grass roots pop up, this winter crafts market will help boost your holiday sales and provide an opportunity to showcase your amazing creations. 

We’ll provide the table and you keep all your profits! 

All we ask is that your home made signage be bilingual and that you attempt to use some French when selling your wares. 

We’ll help by providing some print outs with easy conversational French expressions relating to buying & selling goods. 

There is no pressure to be a French speaker; any level of French is welcome. We will all learn from one another and have a blast.

Please contact Cyndi Cornblit if you are interested in vending and would like to request a table. You will need to provide a picture of your product as well as price point. This will help with floor planning and advertising the event. Deadline for submissions is Wednesday, November 20th.  

Are you ready for the best part… parents can shop Le Marché as their kids enjoy a pancake/pj movie night in the adjacent gym! We will transform half the gym into a Cinéma and show a French or French subtitled film. 

Please note that if we do not get enough vendor submissions from our school community we may simply have a larger pj/pancake French movie night. Either way we are hoping for a fun bilingual night for Essex and Hawthorne families to enjoy before the winter break. 

Love the idea and want to help out? Please contact Tania if you would like to volunteer to set up 
(3-6 pm ) or clean up (6-8 pm). Tania will also be looking for pancake donations closer to the event date. 

Hope to see you all there…
Merci Beaucoup!