Kids at halloween

Halloween Costume, Parade and Party Information

Halloween Information

  •     Weapons, Light Sabers and other suggestions of violence, including fake blood, are not allowed.
  •     Hair color is not allowed to be applied at school.
  •     Make-up needs to be minimal and applicable in 1-2 minutes by the students themselves without leaving the room.  Again, no fake blood  please.
  •     Children should be able to put their costume on without adult help.
  •     Please adhere to the school dress code guidelines and students should be dressed appropriately.
  •     If it rains on the 31st we will be parading inside the school.  The Parent Viewing Area will be in the gym/cafeteria in that instance.  All classes will parade through this area so you will not miss your child all dressed up.
  •     The parade will begin at 1:30 p.m. and Students will exit out their pod door and walk clockwise around the school.  They will enter back in the school through the front door.
  •     For those students who do not participate in Halloween, there will be alternate activities available in the art room supervised by the art and music teachers.

October 31

Room Parents Sign-In and Head to Classrooms to Set Up @ 1:15 p.m. (Don’t forget to bring your ID to sign-in)

Halloween Parade @ 1:30 p.m.  Please, no parking in the Fire Lane!  You can park on the north side of Hawthorn Parkway.

Halloween Parties 1:45-2:30 p.m.


Final Referendum Sessions Are Next Week

The community is invited to attend the final Referendum Community Information Sessions. One will take place Thursday, Oct. 25, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Aspen Drive Library. The final meeting will take place Friday, Oct. 26, from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Vernon Hills Village Hall. The district will share information and answer the community’s questions about the referendum at these meetings.

For more information, visit the District’s referendum website at: If you have questions, please send an email to:

Register for the Hawthorn Hustle!

Good Morning!!

Registration for the Hawthorn Hustle is officially open through the PTO Store. We are very excited to offer bib chip timing this year, online sales for raffle tickets – we have some great prizes – and we are debuting a new DJ to add more fun and music to the planned activities.

Below are links for discounted registration pricing for D73 Staff and running club members:

I would appreciate your help in sharing these links with your teams. Alternatively, for running clubs, if you will confirm the leaders from your school, we will be happy to contact them directly. Of course the Hustle is open to the community so feel free to include family and friends.

Please let me or Rebecca Hein, our Hustle Committee Co-Chair (cc’d on this e-mail) know if you have any questions.

Thanks so much and looking forward to Hustling with you again this year!!

School Board Clip Art

Information Meetings on Referenda Questions

The Hawthorn School District 73 Board of Education is inviting the public to a series of information meetings on the two referenda questions that will appear on the November 6, 2018 ballot.  The dates are as follows:

  • Tuesday, October 9, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Elementary North Gym, 301 Hawthorn Parkway, Vernon Hills, IL
  • Wednesday, October 17, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Middle School North Gym, 201 Hawthorn Parkway, Vernon Hills, IL
  • Thursday, October 25, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Aspen Drive Library, 701 Aspen Drive, Vernon Hills, IL
  • Friday, October 26, 1:00 to 2:00 p.m., Vernon Hills Village Hall, 290 Evergreen Drive, Vernon Hills, IL

Spanish translators will be present at the Elementary North presentation on October 9 and the Middle School North presentation on October 17.

For more information, visit the District’s referendum website at: If you have questions, please send an email to:

Fireman Tony Comes to Elementary North

Fireman Tony with the Countryside Fire District talked about safety with three kindergarten classes at Elementary North this morning. He played games with the students as a way to emphasize what was safe to play with and what was not.

instrument fair

Finding the Best Match

Fourth-grade students have an opportunity this week to learn what instrument best suits them and to join Hawthorn’s band or orchestra. Each elementary school is hosting an instruments fair in which students get to try out a variety of instruments, such as the snare drum, xylophone, cello, violin, flute, clarinet, trumpet and saxophone under the guidance of professionals. In many cases, this is the first time the students have played these instruments. At Elementary North’s Instrument Fair today, it was great to see how excited the students were to try the instruments.


Elementary North Wins Summer Reading Award

Congratulations to Elementary North for winning the Cook Memorial Public Library District Super Summer Reader Award (South Division) for the first time ever! 44 percent of Elementary North students participated in the program. What a great way to start the school year!

students boarding buses

The Last Day of School

Elementary North teachers waved to students as they boarded their buses for the last time for this school year. Have a wonderful summer vacation!


bio museum

Famous Figures Tell Their Stories at Bio Museum

Where can you find Anne Frank, Wayne Gretzky, Hamilton, Mother Teresa and King Tut all under one roof? At the Elementary North Bio Museum.  Fourth-graders researched and dressed up as famous people in sports, arts, entertainment, and history. They had fun telling visitors all about their characters.  All the grades at Elementary North were invited to spend some time at the Bio Museum.