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!!

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.

Lady Cats Basketball Clinic and Tryouts

Libertyville LadyCats LHS Girls Feeder Basketball Clinics, Parent Meeting and Tryouts.

ADA 2018-19 Lady Cats Basketball Clinics-Tryouts

Matt Wilhelm performing

BMX Flatland Rider Inspires Students

Elementary North’s third, fourth and fifth graders received quite a treat today. Matt Wilhelm, a BMX Flatland rider and motivational speaker, performed at the school. He is known for his fast spinning and aggressive riding style. He is a three-time X Games Medalist, World Championship Silver Medalist, two-time United States National Champion, and Guinness World Record holder. He also spoke to the students about the challenges he faced in getting to where he is now, and emphasized the importance of not giving up even when you initially fail at something.


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!

Welcome back students

Elementary North Welcomes Students

Lots of excitement as students stepped off the bus for their first day of school at Elementary North.

Welcome Night

Get Ready for Kindergarten Welcome Night – August 16

Elementary North has been preparing to welcome parents and students at its Kindergarten Welcome Night. Staff members created a photo booth and teachers decorated and organized their classrooms. This is a popular night in which parents and children meet teachers, tour the school, drop off supplies, and see their classrooms. Parents watch an informational presentation and children get a playdate in the playground.