Lion King Jr. Tickets on sale!

Attention all Essex and Hawthorne families: the Lion King Jr. performances are just around the corner (June 4, 5, 6) and tickets go on sale this week! 

There will be a table set up under the overhang every morning and afternoon this week and next (May 21-31).  Find the table to get your tickets. $5 each. Find us there between 8:30-8:45am and 3:00-3:30pm. 

If you are available to help sell tickets during one of these times, please email
If you are unable to get to school to buy tickets during these times, please send in money with your child and have them find Jessica (room211). 

Staff Appreciation Luncheon Thurs Jun 6th

Volunteers and Food Donations needed for our Staff Appreciation Luncheon Thursday June 06, 2019 in the Peace Lounge. 
Please contact Elli  if you are able to make a dish and provide her a description for the luncheon menu. Please contact Cyndi if you are available to volunteer to: Set up & serve food from 10:45 am- 12 pm Or clean up from 12 pm -1:30 pm
If these times do not work for you please reply with what works best.
We cannot put on this amazing event with out you. Please consider helping out!  
Thanks,Cyndi and Elli 

Spring Fling prep and volunteers

SPRING FLING is less than TWO WEEKS away & there’s still tons of fun prep to do. Please consider donating your time to help make this the best event possible. There are tons of great ways to get involved in advance AND on the day. This event simply can not happen without significant support from our community. 

Check out the SPRING FLING VOLUNTEER REGISTRATION FORM HERE for a list of everything that could use more hands and hearts –

Thanks in advance,
The Spring Fling Planning Committee

Lion King Jr. – The Musical

Attention all families and friends of Hawthorne and Essex students:

The whole school has started to prepare for our upcoming Lion King Jr. show. It’s a full musical and every student in the building (Essex and Hawthorne) will have a part to play in the performance.

There are three nights of performances. Tickets will go on sale in the middle of May for $5 each to help us cover the cost of rentals and rights for the production. 

The dates are:
Tuesday, June 4th 6pm classes 7/8A, 7/8B, 212, 101, 214, 303, 302
Wednesday, June 5th at 6pm classes 308, 204, 209, 102, 114, 115, 112, 113, 307, 306
Thursday, June 6th at 6pm classes 7/8C, 210, 213, 215, 310, 301, 311

Looking forward to sharing this amazing show with you! The students have all been working hard in preparation!


Jessica Arshinoff
Hawthorne II Bilingual Alternative School

Spring Fling Sponsorships

The Spring Fling is our extremely well-attended annual fundraiser, and local businesses are invited to sponsor the event in exchange for major exposure. 
Our school families love to support each other’s small businesses, and this is an opportunity to get your name out there!

We are offering Spring Fling Sponsorship spots to Essex/Hawthorne parents and families and friends FIRST before offering them to the larger community. We have a limited number of sponsorships available for $150, $250 and $500 ($500 limited to 3 and includes signage outside the bouncy castle/major attraction)
** Sponsorships are tax deductible and you will be provided with a tax receipt **

Does your business want the chance to connect with over 500 local families, as well as some social media exposure?

Please get in touch with Allison Venditti – by April 17, for full details and to reserve your spot.