The Wizard of Oz is coming to Hawthorne and Essex!!

In place of our regular spring concert this year, the students of Hawthorne and Essex have been working hard to put together a fantastic production of the Wizard of Oz.  The play will be on for three nights, June 5th, 6th and 7th at 6pm.  Every class in the building is performing for one of those nights (see below).
These are ticketed performances.  Tickets are $5 each and will be on sale from May 14th to May 25th.  Find the Oz table under the overhang at the back of the school to get your tickets every morning from 8:30am-8:45am or every afternoon from 3:05pm-3:30pm. (if you are available to help sell tickets at any of these times, email Jessica at
On Tuesday, June 5th come and see the following classrooms perform in addition to the auditioned cast: 213 (Jules), 303 (Sonia), 214 (Tanya), 302 (Sheila), 311 (Ana), 102 (Ms. Rosanina), 210 (Mr. Titlebaum).
On Wednesday, June 6th come and see the following classrooms perform in addition to the auditioned cast: 212 (Catherine), 101 (Ms. Revesz), 310 (Murielle), 215 (Mme. Zoe), 301 (Allister), 207 (Mr. Westacott), 204 (Mr. Cressy).
On Thursday, June 7th come and see the following classrooms perform in addition to the auditioned cast: 112 (Ms. Whitton), 114 (Ms. Pinsky), 114 (Ms. Costa), 115 (Ms. Corcoran), 307 (Ms. Cappel), 308 (Ms. Follett), 206 (Ms. Langdon), 209 (Mr. Ruan).
If you have any questions about the production, please email

Call out for bake sale donations for Spring Fling


The Bake Sale is an integral part of Essex-Hawthorne’s Spring Fling, coming soon on Friday June 1st (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 to the event.

Thank you!

Window replacement update – Essex main doors closed to complete 3rd floor windows

The replacement of the 3rd floor windows began Wednesday. As a result, the main doors for Essex (Exit #1) will be closed until the work is completed.

Please use Hawthorne Main until further notice.

Thank you,
J. Harry Quon

Fewer Power Struggles, More Peace Parenting Workshop 

Join us for a Hawthorne / Essex Parenting Workshop hosted by the Parent Education Network!


Fewer Power Struggles, More Peace: Power struggles between you and your child can happen at any age and over anything. Learn how to spend more time getting along and less time struggling (special attention paid to bedtime, morning, mealtimes and sibling rivalry).


Date: May 24, 2018


Time: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.


Place: Library on the 2nd floor


Children are also welcome to attend the workshop and there will also be childcare provided in the Library. Light refreshments will be provided.


See you there!

Birchmount Track Meet – need 2 parent volunteers May 16

We are in need of 2 or more Parents to help take the subway/bus with us all the way to Birchmount Stadium for the May 16th Track Meet.
We would like to meet at Hawthorne by 7:45am and leave no later than 8am for the 9am races.
We would also like anyone who can drive the tent to Birchmount Stadium for the Track Meet. Any volunteers are greatly appreciated.

Ian Barnes
Hawthorne PhysEd & Resource

Bear Witness

Essex and Hawthorne recognized Bear Witness day together with the TDSB.  Here is a photo of all the students’ bears!

May School Council Meeting Cancelled

The School Council meeting scheduled for May 15th has been cancelled. Join us for the last School Council meeting of the school year on Tuesday June 19th. The meeting will take place outside in the outdoor classroom at the front of the school. There will be pizza and snacks!

Band in the sun

Yesterday morning some of our Hawthorne students got to practice and perform in the lovely spring sunshine!

Bag2School Clothing Drive until Thursday

Bag2School is a textile recycling company that collects unwanted, wearable and unwearable textiles to be reused or refurbished into new textiles and materials. If you are spring cleaning, we are accepting clean adults’ and children’s clothes, shoes (tied together please), outerwear, hats, belts, handbags, drapes, linens and soft toys. It is a great opportunity to get rid of that single mitten or single sock rather than sending it to landfill. Bag2School donations can be dropped off between Tuesday May 8th and Thursday May 10th.  The drop off spot will be the small “Guidance Room” in the Essex Primary hallway (look for signs in the front foyer to guide you there). Please note, no donations will be accepted after May 10th.

Board wide review for French Programs

Please find attached a parent letter regarding the board wide review for French Programs.

PARENT_Letter French Review


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