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.

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.

award

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.

 

Message Regarding National School Walkouts

Dear Parents and Guardians:

Today I reach out to you as a follow-up to my February 27th letter concerning the tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida. We continue to hold the victims and their families in our hearts and prayers.

There is a national social media movement underway for students to protest school violence by walking out of class on March 14th and April 20th.  These walkouts have been advertised for specific times for students to participate. It is our plan for All Hawthorn School District 73 students and staff to remain in school. (Continued)


Estimados padres y guardianes,

Hoy me dirijo a ustedes después de mi carta del 27 de febrero sobre la tragedia en Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School en Florida. Continuamos manteniendo a las víctimas y sus familias en nuestros corazones y oraciones.

Se está IIevando a cabo un movimiento nacional de medios sociales para que los estudiantes protesten contra la violencia escolar al salir de la clase el 14 de marzo y el 20 de abril.  Estas protestas han sido anunciadas con horarios específicos para que los estudiantes participen.  Es nuestro plan que los estudiantes y todo el personal de Distrito Escolar 73 de Hawthorn permanezcan en la escuela. (Continued)

Safety First

School Safety Update

All our thoughts recently have been about school safety and mourning the tragic deaths of the students in Florida. This has created important and difficult conversations surrounding violence in our society, and then the one that has always kept me up at night — keeping our students safe at school. This has always been true for me, not just in light of the most recent tragedy.

Hawthorn has a very good working relationship with the Vernon Hills Police Department. We have a school resource officer on campus every day. The resource officer works with all staff to monitor situations, communicate with the police department as needed and help work with families, staff, community, and students in a constructive manner. (Continued)

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Todos nuestros pensamientos recientemente han sido acerca de la seguridad escolar y de luto por la trágica muerte de los estudiantes en Florida. Esto ha creado conversaciones importantes y difíciles acerca de la violencia en nuestra sociedad, y también algo que siempre me ha mantenido despierto en la noche, manteniendo a nuestros estudiantes seguros en la escuela. Esto siempre ha sido cierto para mí, no solo a la luz de la tragedia más reciente.

Hawthorn tiene una muy buena relación de trabajo con el Departamento de Policía de Vernon Hills. Tenemos un oficial de recursos escolares en el campus todos los días. El oficial de recursos trabaja con todo el personal para monitorear situaciones, comunicarse con el departamento de policía según sea necesario y ayudar a trabajar con las familias, el personal, la comunidad y los estudiantes de una manera constructiva. (Continue in Spanish)

Family Reading Night

Family Reading Night

Family Reading Night was held at Elementary North on Friday, February 16th.  We had an outstanding turnout (approximately 150 Elementary North students attended plus their families).  Students had a chance to earn stamps on their tic-tac-toe activity sheet in order to receive a free book at the end of the  night!

Students earned stamps by:
  • Reading books aloud with family in the gym
  • Completing literacy stations in the cafeteria
  • Listening to a principal read aloud and stopping by the PTO Scholastic Book Fair in the library
  • Stopping by the Cook Memorial Public Library Bookmobile
  • Experiencing the STEM Darkroom in the Health room  (NIU STEM Outreach program came for this)

Each student who completed a tic-tac-toe sheet left reading night with a free book!  There was even a grand prize raffle for Dr. Seuss board games, a Dr. Seuss hat, and a Dr. Seuss book with a stuffed animal.  Our students, families, and staff members had a wonderful time.