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!

Mind Your Bees Fundraiser

Mind Your Bees, bees wax food wraps
These bees wax food wraps are so cute!


Introducing, Mind Your Bees – bees wax food wraps

Just in time for the holidays we will be holding a new fundraiser at Hawthorne with Mind Your Bees for bees wax food wraps. They are a small family run business in Hamilton that started by looking for a way to eliminate the need for single use plastic wrap.

Made from 100% cotton, local beeswax, organic jojoba oil, pine tree resin and coconut wax these wraps are reusable and washable for up to 1 year and then are compostable. Can you imagine how much plastic waste can be eliminated by using these wraps?

They are great for storing cut fruit, vegetables, cheese or covering bowels with leftovers. Just make sure you wash with cold water and dish soap and air dry.

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

Samples of the 2 options will be available to look at in Tracey’s office in the bin to hand in the forms.

Mind Your Bees Food Wraps. Aren’t they cute?

Bread wrap!

Forms have gone home in children’s backpacks but you can also download them here.
There will be a bin in Tracey’s office to return the forms and payment.

You can pay by cash, cheque made out to Hawthorne II School Council, or email Tania at to arrange and etransfer.

Deadline to return forms is Thursday, December 5.

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



Welcome to the Hawthorne II Alternative Bilingual School website.

Our school is a unique K to 6 school in that it offers a bilingual program in French and English. As well, a strong emphasis is placed on social justice and environmental education. This site is a work in progress run by parent volunteers and we appreciate your patience as we develop it over the coming school year. To share your comments or suggestions please click on the “Contact us” link above.

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!