The PTO Art Adventure program is still needing a few volunteers to help teach a session. You can see where and when help is needed and also sign up for a class time HERE. Feel free to sign up for a class even if your child is not in that classroom.
Come and enjoy a night of folkloric dance and Mexican culture. “El Grupo Folklorico Mexico” will perform at the School of Dual Language/Townline Elementary, 810 N. Aspen Drive in Vernon Hills, on Friday, April 6 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
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)
Summer Music Camp, July 16th through 27th, 2018 is for instrumentalists that reside in Hawthorn District 73 and are entering grades five through nine in the Fall of 2018. They must have at least one year of experience playing in a large ensemble. The students will be divided into grade-level groups by instrument:
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)
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)
Please join us on Wednesday, February 21, for an Evening with the Board to discuss Hawthorn’s space needs for today and tomorrow. At the meeting, we look forward to your advice and guidance as we work together to set the course for our school district’s future. The meeting will take place at Middle School South, 600 N. Aspen Drive in Vernon Hills at 7:00 p.m.
In light of recent events in Florida with another tragic school shooting, our sympathy and thoughts go out to the parents, staff, students and community of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida. (Continued)
Just in time for Valentine’s Day, kindergarten students in Ms. Gitzinger’s class at the School of Dual Language are singing Te quiero (I love you in Spanish). Ms. Schaefges has taught the class a number of Valentine’s Day songs and the children are not only singing, they are playing instruments and dancing.
Join us for a night of family fun at Family Bingo Night on Friday, Feb.16th. All families are invited from 6:30-8:00 pm in the school gym.
Scholastic Winter Book Fair is Feb. 16-23. The PTO is introducing a great new way to get involved in our school and give back! As our PTO Book Fair approaches, we are collecting money to purchase more books for our school library and classrooms.
Each student brought home a small bag to fill with any loose change or dollars. We are asking that the money be returned by Thursday, Feb. 15th.
In addition, for every dollar we collect, Scholastic Book Fairs will send a book to one of the following nonprofit organizations: Kids in Distressed Situations Inc., and Kids in Need Foundation.
This is a 3-Way Win!
- Our school will purchase books with the money collected
- Our school earns profit from the money collected
- Students around the country will get books donated by Scholastic Books Fairs