TDSB approved CPF Conversational French Course

Here is some information on TDSB approved French course based on the CEFR model.

It is a great way for parents of students in French Immersion to learn some basic conversational French skills and in turn, build confidence when interacting with and supporting their children. As an added bonus, it is a lot of fun!

Thank you,
Laure Sigel


Public Health Information

Please find two Public Health memos.

The school has been asked to shared these with parents.

  1. 2017 Flu Letter and Poster
  2. Letter to parents guardians regarding opioid overdose prevention

J. Harry Quon

The Grade One Early Reading Club Needs Volunteers

Parents, are you looking for a very rewarding way to volunteer for your school’s community?
If so, please consider making a difference in a Student’s life by supporting them in their early reading learning curve.
Last year our community helped fourteen students improve their learning strategies and become comfortable, more fluent readers. Volunteers read 1:1 with their assigned student for thirty minute sessions approximately three to five times per week.  Word games and levelled readers are filed and available for you to choose from and together we would create a reading kit appropriate for your student’s interests. We find that many Grade One students just need a little boost of support (possibly just one 9-week session) to get them up to speed.
For more information or to sign up please get in touch with ERC Coordinator Pamela Hamilton at 416 697 2993 or ASAP. Let’s get started! 

Soccer updates

Boys playoff soccer game at Hawthorne Wednesday Oct 18th after school

Girls playoff soccer game at Hawthorne     Thursday Oct 19th after school

No more Tuesday morning practices!!



Running Club

Ana Neves, grade 4 teacher, will be starting a running club for students in grades 4-6 at Hawthorne and grades 4-8 at Essex.
Runners will meet once a week at the track on Wednesday mornings at 7:50 am .  Ana will walk students to Christie Pits where they will practice running.  She will walk students back to school at 8:40 am.
Permission forms were handed out on Monday, October 16.  The first practice will be Wednesday, October 18.  Students must return the permission form to Ana BEFORE she takes them off school property.
While students are encouraged to come to all the practices, they do not have to attend every single session.  This is a club designed to maintain fitness and share enthusiasm for running.  There will not be any competition at the end of the training.  We will practice throughout the month of November and then we will see whether or not we will continue, depending on the weather and students’ commitment and/or interest.
Parents are welcome to join in and run with us.  Students can join at any time, but they MUST return a signed permission form to Ana in room 311.


Why is math being taught the way it is today? How can we help our kids succeed in math in a fun & engaging way?

Answer these questions (and more!) at our special Ward Council meeting hosted by Trustee Ausma Malik & the TDSB Ward 10 Council with well-renowned specialist in teaching mathematics: PROFESSOR TREVOR BROWN


6:00PM to 8:00PM

The Facebook event link can be found here

The 11×17 flyer can be downloaded at this link.


FREE! ALL WELCOME! Childcare provided. Refreshments served.

Interpretation upon request: 416-395-8787


About Professor Trevor Brown:

Associate Professor at Tyndall University College, a Course Director at York University Faculty of Education Additional Qualification Courses, and a Co-Author/Consultant for the popular “Math Makes Sense” series


Ausma Malik
Trustee, TDSB Ward 10, Trinity-Spadina
416-395-8787 | | | @ausmalik

11th Annual TDSB Parent Involvement Makes a Difference Conference 

Mark your calendars! TDSB’s 11th Annual Parent Involvement Makes a Difference Conference is happening at Earl Haig Secondary School on Saturday, 25 November 2017.

All parents are invited! This year’s conference theme is Nurturing Family Engagement. Workshops will cover a wide range of topics related to parenting, student learning and school councils. Join us for this exciting free conference and find out how to be an active part of your children’s education.

Registration opens soon! Be sure to check back for and more information and updates. Bussing, child minding and translation will be available, through registration only.

For more information, please contact Michelle Munroe, Program Coordinator, Parent and Community Engagement at 416-397-3528.


Lunchroom supervisor urgently needed

Must love working with children.  Must be available every day from 11:20 to 12:25.

Please contact or if interested.

Volunteers and Potluck Items Needed for our Monster Mixer Friday, Oct. 27th at 5:30pm

We need volunteers from both Essex and Hawthorne to ensure our annual Monster Mixer is another Spook-tacular success this year.  Volunteer Positions are as follows.  Please email if you are able to help.  Kindly include your full name, contact number or email, and which position/time you can fill.


Volunteer Positions:

–       Help Team Set-Up:  3:30 – 4:30pm

–       Maintain Potluck Table: 5:30-6:30pm or 6:30-7:30pm

–       Supervise Children’s Toss Games: 5:30-6:30pm or 6:30-7:30pm

–       Supervise Children’s Craft Table:  5:30-6:30pm or 6:30-7:30pm

–       Maintain Photo Booth Area: 5:30-6:30pm or 6:30-7:30pm

–       Hand out Children’s Prizes: 5:30-6:30pm or 6:30-7:30pm

–       Distribute “Passport” Mixer Game:  5:30-6:15pm or 6:15-7:00pm

–       Help Team Clean Up:  7:30-8:00pm


Potluck Sign Up:

–       Visit and RSVP with your email address and post what dish you are bringing.

–       Please remember, no nuts or traces of nuts.


Thank you very much.  We can’t wait to see everyone’s costumes!

Parent Council

Entrance Door for Hawthorne Families.

Hawthorne families!

Please remember that all Hawthorne students, parents and guests can enter through Door Number 12 now (facing Essex Street).

Thanks, Tracey


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