New H2E Afterschool Programs

Hawthorne II and Essex Junior and Senior public schools are launching an afterschool program!

Vendors will come into the school and offer one hour programs after dismissal for 7 or 8 weeks. Program, cost and registration details are listed below and in the attached flyers. All programs are first come, first served so get your friends together and sign up today!


H2E Afterschool Programs Starting January 2020

Registration closes Friday January 10, 2020.

Registrations will be accepted up until Sunday, January 12, 2020!!!


Winter 2020 afterschool programs

Cooking in French by EXPLORUM
Chess by Chess Institute of Canada (CIC)
Kinder Art by Children’s Art Studio Inc.
Snack-on-Science (STEM) in French by EXPLORUM



Cooking in French 

Grades 4 to 6 | Program in French
Tuesdays | 8 weeks | Jan 14 – March 3
3:30 pm – 4:30 pm | Room 201-Staff Room
$205 + HST= $231.65

Young cooks learn the culinary rules starting with food hygiene basics and kitchen safety.Weighing, measuring and calculating amounts adds a zest of math and science to the program. In addition to cuisine, students will be introduced to the notion of a balanced diet. Students will enjoy eating their creations and reproducing them at home with the recipe book they will create. Bon appétit!

Registration form:



Vendor: Chess Institute of Canada (CIC)
Grades 1 to 6 | Program in French and English
Wednesdays | 8 weeks | Jan 15 – March 4
3:30 pm – 4:30 pm | Room 218
$112.00, taxes waived Financial assistance is available.

Students build their chess skills during weekly after school sessions, with lessons, activities and play.All levels of chess players are welcome.Beginners will be gifted with the universal language of chess knowledge, while advanced players will be challenged and raised to new levels in a bilingual environment. CIC instructors are carefully selected and trained to provide an engaging learning environment, facilitating insights and building life skills such as decision making, goalsetting, emotional intelligence, and respect for others.

Registration and payment:     
Choose Chess Clubs TDSB, then Hawthorne II Essex


Kinder Art 

Vendor: Children’s Art Studio Inc.
Grades JK & SK | Program in English
Thursdays | 7 weeks | Jan 16 – March 5
3:15 pm – 4:15 pm | Room 101
$120 + HST= $135.60

Our KINDER Art classes skillfully combine literature with art as we aim to help your child for success in school by fostering positive self-awareness and assurance. Our open-ended lesson plans explore the creative process by experimenting with drawing, painting, sculpture and print-making. Kids registered for this program must be 4yrs old on the session start date. 

* Please note there is NO CLASS on Thursday Feb 13th due to other events occurring at the school.

More info:
Registration form:


Snack-on-Science (STEM) in French 

Grades 1 to 3 | Program in French
Thursdays | 7 weeks | Jan 16 – March 5
3:30 pm – 4:30 pm | Room 201-Staff Room
$195 + HST= $220.35

EXPLORUM strengthens student’s French language skills and helps to spark an interest in science in a fun, yet educational setting. Send students on a journey of discovery into the fabulous and infinite world of science after school! 

Please note there is NO CLASS on Thursday Feb 13th due to other events occurring at the school.

Registration form:




  • Registration closes Friday January 10, 2020.
  • Children must be at least four years of age on start date of program.
  • Registration for all programs is online at the vendor’s site
  • Limited spaces available. If minimum class sizes are not reached the vendors reserve the right to cancel the programs.
  • Registration is first come first served.

Program length / no classes:

  • Tuesday and Wednesday classes are eight weeks
  • Thursday classes are only seven weeks
  • There is NO CLASS on Thursday Feb 13 due to other events occurring at the school.

Getting kids to their programs, and pick up:

Junior Kindergarten / Senior Kindergarten program time is from 3:15 pm to 4:15 pm.

JK/SK teachers have graciously agreed to walk students directly to the H2E afterschool program. 

Parents are asked to please pick up kindergarten students at 4:15 pm in room 101 (next to the front foyer).

Grades 1 to 6 program time is from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm. 

  • Student are expected to make their way to the H2E afterschool classroom themselves.
  • Parents are asked to please pick up Grade 1 to 6 students at 4:30 pm in the front foyer of the school (in front of the Essex office) 

Kids in aftercare programs:

  • Please advise aftercare providers if your child will be attending an H2E Afterschool program.
  • Students in aftercare will be walked from the H2E Afterschool program directly to the aftercare program at 4:15pm for the JK/SKs and at 4:30pm for Grades 1 to 6.


  • Hawthorne II Bilingual Alternative School and Essex Junior and Senior Public schools do not share attendance information with vendors. 
  • If your child is going to be absent from H2E Afterschool Programs, please contact the vendor directly with the vendors and not the Hawthorne II or Essex office or teachers. 
  • It is important for the vendors to know about absences so they can ensure student safety. 

If your child has medical and/or dietary needs, share this information directly with the vendors.

If you have any questions about H2E Afterschool programs, please contact
If you have financial concerns regarding the afterschool programs, please contact Principal Quon