Mrs. Aubrey

It’s Turkey Time!

It’s that time of year when the focus is on Thanksgiving and turkey. Mrs. Aubrey taught a fun song to second grade students at Elementary North where just about every word was “Gobble.”

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Encore Spirit Wear Sale

Back by popular demand, the Hawthorn PTO is offering an encore Spirit Wear Sale that goes from now until Sunday, Nov. 22. For more information, visit this website. If you have questions, please send an email to:

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Learning Options Form

During the Board of Education meeting on November 12th, the hybrid model was approved for students that participate in third through eighth grade self-contained special education and students in kindergarten through eighth grade general education. Hybrid learning provides students with both in-person and remote instruction. Specific details related to our district’s hybrid learning model for students enrolled in kindergarten through eighth grade general education and third through eighth grade self-contained special education is available in English and Español. Although there is not a  definitive timeline for a return to in-person instruction, the district sent this letter to all families on November 16 requesting that parents fill out a learning option form by November 30. Please log into the PowerSchool Parent Portal and fill out one form per child, indicating your enrollment choice, hybrid or remote. 

The White House

A Special Guest Makes a Virtual Visit

The fifth grade band at Elementary North zoomed with SSgt. Nathan Clark, a trumpet player with “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band, which performs at the White House. After watching a video, students asked him numerous questions about being a member of the premier band of the United States Marine Corps. SSgt. Clark began playing the trumpet when he was in fourth grade and fulfilled his life long dream by becoming a member of the band.

Ms. Saran

Positive Self Talk

 Ms. Saran, a social worker at Elementary North, spoke with third grade students about positive self talk. She encouraged them to write down three things they loved about themselves and to regularly repeat these things in their minds to reinforce a positive outlook on life. 

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4th Grade Band & Orchestra Orientation Night – October 12th

We look forward to seeing you at Band Orientation Night!  This is an event for students and parents to attend together.  At 7:00 pm click on the link for your student’s school.  At 7:30 pm click on the link for your student’s instrument.  You will need your instrument for the 7:30 meeting, but please do not assemble your instrument until you are asked to do so.   

Townline & Dual Language Band
Aspen & Elementary South Band & Orchestra
Elementary North Band
Townline/Dual Language/Elementary North Orchestra
7:30Band Instruments
TL, DL, and Elem. North Percussion
Aspen & Elementary South Percussion
7:30Orchestra Instruments
North Violin/Viola
Aspen & Elementary South Violin/Viola
Mrs. Aubrey teaching her class.

Connecting With Students Through Music

Elementary North music teacher Mrs. Aubrey invited her second grade students to bring their stuffed animals for Thursday’s virtual music class. Their animals became fellow players in the Apple Tree Circle Game. While it may be a virtual class, Mrs. Aubrey brought the same great energy, warmth and joyful spirit to her students.

Meals for Families

Formulario para Ordenar Desayuno y Almuerzo

students with their ecosystem projects

A Visit to a Coral Reef and an Asian Rainforest

Mrs. Sidaway and Ms. Willingmyre transformed their fifth grade science classrooms into coral reef and Asian rainforest ecosystems. The students created models of organisms and food webs within their ecosystems. They explained the roles of their organisms to second and third grade visitors.