School Messenger 9/18/2020

Hello Dual Language families, 

Here are a few important items for you this week. 

Thanks for your participation in our curriculum night.  We hope that all your questions were answered. 

We know that your teachers enjoyed sharing information with you and are grateful for your support.

Supply Bag Pick Up

Our next date for pick up is Monday, September 21st. Please follow the same procedures as in August. Go through the driveway, go to the front of the building drive, and pull up as far as you can.  Please be sure to put your child’s name and teacher’s name on a large paper in the front of your windshield.  In case you need it, our address is 810 N. Aspen Dr. It’s very important that you bring back the first bag you received. We will exchange it for a new bag filled with essential instructional materials. 

Here is the schedule for pick up:

7:00 – 8:00 a.m. Open to any family

8:00 – 9:30 a.m. Student last names A-E

9:30 -11:00 a.m. Student last names F-L

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Open to any family

1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Student last names M-R

2:30 – 4:00 p.m. Student last names S-Z

4:00 – 6:00 p.m. Open to any family

MAP Testing

Students in grades 2-5 will be taking NWEA MAP testing in reading and math next week,  the week of September 21st.  Classroom teachers have shared their specific schedule with you. Please make sure that you have completed the technology check on the device that your student will test on.  Please make sure that your children are on time for these tests. Teachers do monitor the activity of your students on the test. If your child does not complete the test, they will complete it at a different time/day just as they would during in school testing. If your child is absent on the day of the MAP test, there will be a make up day, just as there would be during in school testing. 

Meal Service

USDA has extended the waiver allowing our district to provide meals at no charge to families. We are excited to extend this option to families who need this service!  Please  complete this survey to be added on the list for meal delivery to a designated bus stop or pick up at Middle School South. 

  Breakfast and Lunch Service Order Form

 9/29 SP Hawthorn 73 Breakfast and Lunch Service

Tech Support Information 

Families needing technology support before, during, or after the school day are encouraged to access our Student Technology FAQ. Families may also contact our Instructional Technology Department at techsupport@hawthorn73.org or 847-990-4239. Families may wish to bookmark or print our technology support flyer. A Zoom Home Help Guide is available for families in English and Español.

PTO

PTO has many upcoming events!  Please check out the upcoming events flyer below to find out more about spirit wear, the Hawthorn Hustle, the cookie dough sales, and discount cards. Feel free to look at the PTO website for more information.

Spirit Wear Flyer (The site will not open for orders until Monday, September 21)

Spirit Wear Flyer Spanish (The site will not open for orders until Monday, September 21)

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events (Spanish)

 Dates to Remember

  • Monday, September 21: Supply Bag Pick up
  • September 21 – October 4: Spirit wear sale
  • Tuesday, September 22 – Friday, September 25: NWEA MAP testing (specific schedules will be shared by classroom teachers)
  • Monday, September 28: No School
  • Friday, October 9:  No School (Institute Day)
  • Monday, October 12: School is in session
  • Thursday, October 28: Next bag pick up
Catherine Gross

Media Specialist Joins Monarch Award Committee

Catherine Gross, the Townline and Dual Language Library Media Specialist, was invited to be on the Monarch Award Committee. The Monarch Awards are Illinois’ K-3 Readers’ Choice Awards, established to help kindergarten through third grade readers become familiar with books, illustrators and authors; encourage children to read critically; and to develop a statewide awareness of outstanding literature for children. She is excited to be a part of choosing and highlighting quality literature for this three-year term.

Meals for Families / Formulario para Ordenar Desayuno y Almuerzo

September 10, 2020/in Latest News /by dierbeckc

Please fill out this meal order form to order breakfast and lunches for your children starting Tuesday, Sept. 29. Children under the age of 18 are qualified to receive individually packaged meals at no charge. This order form is open-ended and will remain effective until in-person learning returns. 

Por favor complete este formulario para pedir desayunos y almuerzos para sus hijos(as) a partir del martes 29 de septiembre. Los niños(as) menores de 18 años están calificados para recibir comidas empaquetadas individualmente gratis. Este formulario para ordenar comida es ilimitado y permanecerá vigente hasta que regresemos al aprendizaje en persona.


*No families will be charged for any meals*
  Breakfast and Lunch Service Order Form
Formulario Para Ordenar Desayuno y Almuerzo – 9/29

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School Messenger Letter 8/19/2020

August 19, 2020

Dear SDL Families, 

 We are looking forward to the start of our school year on Monday, August 31st!  Here is some very important information and dates to help with the start of the school year.  

Daily Schedule:

  • Tuesday (8/25) your child’s teacher will share the students’ daily class schedules 

Device/Take-Home Supply Bag Pick-up (Grades K-5 ONLY)

  • Wednesday (8/26) & Thursday (8/27): Curbside pick-up of student devices (if requested) &  Take-Home bags. These bags will include materials needed for successful participation in Remote Learning.

Device and Take-Home Supply Bag Pick-Up Schedule:

  • Wednesday, August 26th 

8:00 – 10:00 am   Last Names  A-E  

1:00 – 3:00 pm  Last Names F-L 

4:30 – 6:30 pm ALL families are welcome to pick up.

  • Thursday, August 27th 

8:00 – 10:00 am   Last Names  M-R  

1:00 – 3:00 pm  Last Names S-Z

11:30 – 1:00 pm All families are welcome to pick up.

***Please note that the location to pick up your child’s bag will be different from the spring due to construction at the middle school. A map and reminder to you will be sent home on Tuesday! ***

Virtual Meet and Greet

Friday (8/28):  Homeroom teachers are hosting virtual “Meet & Greets” for students and their parents/guardians.  These events will replace the school supply drop-off days typically scheduled the week before school begins, and serve to connect families with teachers prior to the first day of school. We hope that families will attend these special virtual sessions! 

Your child’s teacher will also be sending a sign-up for an additional time to meet 1:1 with each child on Friday (8/28).  These meetings will be 10 minutes in length.  Watch for a welcome letter from your child’s teacher on Tuesday (8/25) for more details about how to sign up and log on to your whole class meeting.

Virtual Whole-Class Meet and Greet Schedule for Friday, August 28th

8:30 a.m. Kindergarten

9:00 a.m. First Grade

9:30 a.m. Second Grade

10:00 a.m. Third Grade

10:30 a.m. Fourth Grade

11:00 a.m. Fifth Grade

Zoom Links and Weekly Schedule 

  • Friday (8/28)  Teachers will share their Zoom links for the first week of school with families. 

Technology Needs

Please  complete the following form to help us determine the technology needs for our students during the 2020-21 school year. To complete the form, first log in to your PowerSchool Parent Portal: https://ps.hawthorn73.org/public/home.html

You should see the names of all students in your family who attend the Hawthorn schools on the top left corner of the screen.

Click on the link labeled “SchoolForms.”

Click on the “Return to Learning – 2020” form.

Complete and submit the survey.

Student Services

At the beginning of the school year,  parents/guardians of students receiving special education services will be contacted regarding student support planning.

Learning Management Systems

Grades K-2 will be utilizing Seesaw as their Learning Management System.

Grades 3-5 will be utilizing Google Classroom as their Learning Management System. 

More information and directions for accessing these platforms will be coming soon!

                             As always, please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or needs.

                             Mrs. Fabrizio and Dr. Gordon

A Letter from Your DL Principals

8/14/2020

Dear Dual Language Families,

First Day of School

The first day of student attendance is Monday, August 31st. 

The school day begins at 8:50 am and concludes at 3:05 p.m.

Please click here for a revised 2020-2021 school year calendar.

Teacher Assignment

On Monday, August 17th, you will be able to log in to PowerSchool and access your child’s teacher assignment.  Click here to view directions for accessing PowerSchool.  Your child’s teacher will be hosting a virtual meet and greet on Friday, August 28th.  More information about this event will be coming soon!

Technology

An important survey will be emailed from the district technology department on Monday, August 17th regarding technology needs for your child(ren).  Please note, you may need to check your spam folder/junk mail folder as the first few messages could be directed to one of those folders. 

Device and Take-Home Bag Pick-Up

Student device and take-home bag pick-up will take place on Wednesday, August 26th and Thursday, August 27th.  Specific pick-up times and details will be shared soon!

We look forward to another wonderful school year!  Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or needs.   Feel free to check our district website for updates as well.  

Warm regards,

Sincerely,

Mrs. Shelley Fabrizio  (fabrizios@hawthorn73.org)

Dr. Alison Gordon  (gordona@hawthorn73.org)

Welcome Back Principals’ Letter

Dear School of Dual Language Parents and Guardians:

The 2020-2021 school year has arrived!  We hope you and your family are safe and well!  Thank you so much for your patience, flexibility, and understanding as we prepare for the unique start to this school year.   The entire Hawthorn staff have been working extremely hard to get the School of Dual Language remote learning environment ready for the beginning of the school year.  

First Day of School

The first day of student attendance is Monday, August 31st. 

The school day begins at 8:50 am and ends at 3:05 pm. 

Please click here for a revised 2020-2021 school year calendar.

Teacher Assignment

On Monday, August 17th, you will be able to log in to PowerSchool and access your child’s teacher assignment.  Click here to view directions for accessing PowerSchool.  Your child’s teacher will be hosting a virtual meet and greet on Friday, August 27. More information about this event will be coming soon!

Technology

A survey will be emailed from the Technology Department on Monday, August 17th regarding technology needs for your child(ren).  Please note, you may need to check your spam folder/junk mail folder as the first few messages could be directed to that folder(s).

Device and Take-Home Bag Pick-Up

Student devices and take-home bag pick-up will take place on Wednesday, August 26th and Thursday, August 27th.  Specific pick-up times will be scheduled by last name and shared soon.

We look forward to a wonderfully successful school year!  Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or needs. Feel free to check our district website for updates as well.  

Sincerely,

Dr. Gordon and Mrs. Fabrizio

Interim Co-Principals

gordona@hawthorn73.org

fabrizios@hawthorn73.org

PowerSchool Parent Portal/Portal de Padres PowerSchool

Please visit the PowerSchool Parent Portal at https://ps.hawthorn73.org/public to log into your secure PowerSchool account.  If you do not remember your username or password, click “forgot username or password?” On the PowerSchool Parent Portal homescreen.  
Por favor visite el portal de padres PowerSchool en https://ps.hawthorn73.org/public  para tener acceso a su cuenta segura PowerSchool. Si usted no recuerda el nombre del usuario o contraseña, por favor hacer un click en ”Forgot username or password? en el portal de padres PowerSchool en su pantalla.

New Interim Principals

Please Welcome New Interim Co-Principals

Please welcome Mrs. Shelley Fabrizio and Dr. Alison Gordon as the new Interim Co-Principals at the School of Dual Language for the 2020-2021 school year. 

They both have extensive experience in education. Mrs. Fabrizio has a social work and special education background. She began her career in education at an adolescent day hospital and therapeutic day school. Switching from private to public education, she then served as a social worker, special education coordinator and administrator of an early education program/enrichment program at North Shore School District 112. Prior to retiring in 2019, she was an elementary school principal for two schools with a total of 13 years in Arlington Heights School District 25. 

Dr. Gordon has been an elementary school principal for 31 years. The last three school districts she served were Northbrook School District 27, North Shore School District 112, and Skokie School District 73 1/2. During her tenure in Skokie, she was principal of Elizabeth Meyer School, Program Director of the Bilingual and EL Programs and coordinator of the district’s community engagement efforts. Dr. Gordon teaches graduate students in the School of Education and Social Policy at Northwestern University and provides professional learning programs to teachers, coaches, and school leaders.  In addition, she serves as a consultant to the Illinois Principals Association.

Mrs. Fabrizio and Dr. Gordon worked together at North Shore School District 112 and are excited about working together again. They will join the Hawthorn community on August 3.

students with kites

School of Dual Language Kites Are Soaring

Last week, School of Dual Language students engaged in a fun STEM challenge. They created colorful kites at home.

Teacher with a sign for her students.

Heartfelt Messages

Here are just a few of the uplifting messages that School of Dual Language teachers made for their students.

Students reading

All Students Read Together on Read Across America Day

In celebration of Read Across America Day, all students at Townline and the School of Dual Language dropped everything and read for half an hour beginning at 9:05 a.m. on Friday, March 6. For the kindergarten and first grade classrooms, fourth and fifth grade students read to the students. Read Across America Day is an annual observance inaugurated by the NEA (National Education Association). It is held in recognition of Dr Seuss’ birthday.