District Spotlight: Angelica Velazquez at School of Dual Language

Dual Language is proud to present Mrs. Velazquez, 3rd grade teacher.  Watch her video here as well as in the School of Dual Language Photo Gallery, to the left.

Dist. 73 Spotlights Angelica Velazquez, School of Dual Language

5th Graders Wrestle at Middle School Level

Dual Language is proud to congratulate two of our 5th graders who are really shining in the wrestling arena.  Will L. is wrestling for our Middle School program at 70 Lbs, while Gabe L. is competing at 75 Lbs. Not only are both of these young men varsity starters for us, but they both qualified for middle school sectionals as well. Will earned 2nd place at regionals, while Gabe was the Champion of his respective weight class. Both boys were the sole 5th graders in their brackets, competing against all 6th, 7th, and 8th graders in their respective divisions. 

PTO Spirit Wear

The 2015 spring spirit wear sale has begun and we are going paperless.  To make it easy there is a website for online viewing, ordering, and purchasing that accepts credit card payments.  Please visit the vendor website  to view all products in color and make purchases.  The vendor website also provides size charts for the items. 
We are excited to offer some of the same items from last fall as well as a few new items.  The last date for online ordering is 3/22/15.  . Please visit the PTO website for additional information.  Written order forms can be printed from the PTO website and returned to your student’s teacher with payment by 3/20/15. Please note that there are no returns or exchanges on spirit wear items and all items will be delivered to your student’s classroom the week of April 6th.
Spirit Wear will be working on an “Official New Hawthorn 73 Eagle Mascot” for the Fall of 2015 Spirit Wear!  Stay tuned to vote on your favorite Mascot.  If you are artistic and would like to help with designing the new mascot or know someone please contact Terri at pto.spiritwear@hawthorn73.org

Can You Spell “Congratulations”?

Charlie can!  Congratulations to Charlie F. for his participation in the Regional Spelling Bee last week.  Charlie was well prepared and did a great job.  We are so proud of you, Charlie!

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“Pennies for Pasta” Fund Raiser

Project Change would like to announce Pasta for Pennies. This event will begin on March 2nd and will end on March 20th.  The students are very excited for this fundraiser.  The class that raises the MOST money will receive a free Olive Garden lunch!    Each student has received a collection box along with a flyer explaining the event, so look for them in your book bag.  You can also find the flyer here:

Pasta for Pennies

The purpose of this fundraiser is not just to win a free Olive Garden lunch, but more importantly, to raise money to help children with Leukemia.

The winning class will be announced before spring break.  Thank you all for participating in this important cause.

Students Raise Funds for AHA

Hawthorn District 73 elementary schools collectively raised more than $40,000 for the American Heart Association in its annual Jump Rope for Heart fundraiser.

Townline/Dual Language collectively raised $23,000 during the fundraiser. Top student fundraisers from the Townline/Dual Language event included second grader Wesley E. and first grader Victoria T.

Jump Rope For Heart is a national fundraising event sponsored by the American Heart Association and the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD). These events engage students with jumping rope while empowering them to improve their own health and help other students with heart-health issues.

Comité Cultural

¡Favor de venir para planear la segunda Noche Cultural con el Comité Cultural! Tendremos las reuniones en el salón de la Srta. Malovey (en el pasillo de kinder).

Las fechas para nuestras reuniones:

el miércoles, 4 de marzo a las 3:15 de la tarde

el miércoles, 11 de marzo a las 3:15 de la tarde

Please join us to plan the second Cultural Night with the Cultural Committee! We have our meetings in Miss Malovey’s classroom (in the Kindergarten hallway).

Dates of our Upcoming Meetings:

Wednesday, March 4th at 3:15 p.m.

Wednesday, March 11th at 3:15 p.m.

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“Jump Rope For Heart” Fun at DL

First through fifth grade physical education students participated in Jump Rope for Heart, a fundraiser benefiting the American Heart Association. During this event, students practiced a variety of rope jumping skills and learned about how to keep the heart healthy and strong. This experience created much excitement and interest from our school community, and was enjoyed by all! We are happy to announce that over $23,000 was donated to the American Heart Association!

en la clase de Srta. Tamayo

Celebrando el día de los presidentes en la clase de Srta. Tamayo 


Project Change Elections

Enjoy these pictures of three students running for President of Project Change, which is open to 4th and 5th grade students, and Project Change students presenting about dual language to a neighboring school district.