Scholastic Book Fair is coming to Essex & Hawthorne!

The Book Fair will be set up in the library and in the foyer on concert nights.  Monday to Wednesday, December 16–18

This is an opportunity to peruse and buy Scholastic books directly. 

We are looking for parent volunteers to be cashiers. Our Librarian Sheila will have everything set up–all you need to do is handle the money and you can chit chat about books if you want. 

Please contact Sheila if you can be a cashier for any time slot:

Dec 16 Monday 

Dec 17 Tuesday 
5:15-5:45 before Hawthorne concert
7:00-7:30 after concert

Dec 18 Wednesday 
4:45-5:15 before Essex concert
6:30-7:00 after concert 

This is a fundraiser for both schools. All fundraising is people powered.

Mind Your Bees Wraps Fundraiser – DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MONDAY, DECEMBER 9!

The deadline for the Bee Wrap Fundraiser has been extended to Monday, December 9 for any last minute orders! Bee Wraps will be delivered and given to parents the last week before the Holiday Break.

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

Pay by: 
Cash- Cheque made out to Hawthorne II School Council or
eTransfer Tania (details in your class rep emails)

Please include your name and email address regardless of which payment method you use.

Order forms due December 9th.
More details and forms on the blog:

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?
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