Growing Together

We Want Your Advice about District 73’s Future

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.

A Message Regarding Events in Florida

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)

The Great Kindness Challenge

Hawthorn Elementary North is participating in The Great Kindness Challenge this week!  The 5th grade Leadership Team kicked off the week with a pep assembly!

The Great Kindness Challenge is one week dedicated to creating a culture of kindness.  The school is proud to participate in this proactive, positive bullying prevention initiative! All students received a checklist of kind deeds to complete this week to help show that kindness matters.

Did you know that children report a better sense of belonging and improved self-esteem by performing small acts of kindness for their peers and community? Additionally, experiencing and performing acts of kindness provide an increased sense of self worth, greater happiness and optimism as well as decreased feelings of helplessness.

Sign Up for Text Reminders!

In order to enhance communication with parents, our text messaging service (Remind) will “push out” information specific to Elementary North.  Click Here for more information.

 

Hawthorn Hosts an Evening with the Board

Hawthorn School District 73 is inviting the community to attend an Evening with the Board on Wednesday, February 21, at 7:00 p.m. at Hawthorn Middle School South, 600 N. Aspen Drive in Vernon Hills, IL. The event will focus on how to solve the District’s present and future space needs.  The event will include a presentation and an opportunity for community members to provide their feedback and advice to the Board of Education.

The school district is growing. Over the next 10 years, it is projected to welcome approximately 700 more students. By 2026, its enrollment will reach more than 5,000 students, representing a more than 30 percent increase since 2008.  Hawthorn’s facilities have either been at capacity or above capacity for the past six years. Administrators have made numerous adaptations to manage space, including adding a portable containing two classrooms at Elementary South, and conducting gym in the cafeteria and hallways of the middle schools.

Childcare will be provided.  Spanish translators will be present. If you need childcare, please register by February 19. Send an email to: petersonw@hawthorn73.org.

 

Parents, You Are Invited……..

Hawthorn District 73 Social Workers, in conjunction with the other D128 feeder school districts (Libertyville, Oak Grove and St. Joe’s) would like to invite you to a PARENT ONLY viewing of the highly acclaimed documentary film, “Screenagers.”  This is a candid film about what it is like to grow up in the digital age. This film is an important piece of work that highlights for parents the impact of the digital age on children, their developing brain, and how we as parents can help minimize harmful effects and find a healthy balance of screen time to non-screen time for our children.

Date:  February 20th
Time:  7:00 – 8:30 pm
Location:  Copeland Manor gym

If you are interested in attending this event, please RSVP through the link below.
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/screenagers-multi-district-parent-workshop-tickets-42123608848

Incoming Kindergarten Information Night

Elementary North will be hosting it’s information night for parents of incoming kindergarteners Tuesday, January 30th at 7PM.

Spelling Bee

Spelling Bee Winner Announced

Arushi P. won Elementary North’s Spelling Bee last week. Ryan D. was the runner up. Arushi will go on to the sectional competition on February 27 in Deerfield. Congratulations to all the students for a job well done.

Holidays around the world

First Graders Travel Around the World

Elementary North first-grade students traveled to different countries (figuratively speaking) to learn about unique family traditions and holidays. In Russia, they learned about Grandfather Frost.  In England, they made colorful holiday cards. In Mexico, they constructed pinatas. And in Israel, they learned how to play with dreidels.  Many thanks to Miss Scimeca, Mrs. Stefanis, Ms. Raupp, Miss Villalobos, Ms. Eisen and Mrs. Schwartz for creating this fun international experience.