Thursday, 7 November 2013

November 7, 2013

We will be hosting our Remembrance Day Service tomorrow (Friday, Nov. 8) at 11am and parents are welcome to attend.  We will be reflecting on our past and looking toward a more peaceful future.   Our service will feature students from the following classes:  Mrs. Robinson, Mr. Bourgeois, Mrs. McGill, Mrs. Retallick,  Mrs. Emigh and Mrs. Cherry.  Please note that Ladner will be hosting its own ceremony on Monday,  November 11th beginning with a flag ceremony at 10:10am.  Two of our intermediate students, Ashley Johnston and Saje Hunter, will be representing Hawthorne at this event.

Each of our grade 3-7 classrooms have now chosen two representatives to work on Hawthorne's student council.   These students will be working together to plan spirit days, fundraising events and  our Talent Show in March.  They have already hosted a successful Halloween event and we look forward to the next school spirit day in November.

Student Council Representatives
2013-2014 School Year

Dylan Broad
Sophie Hornby
Jack Morgan
Owen Badenhorst
Ava Manzur
Matthew Fischer
Kira Wong
Carly Mountain
Colton Turrell

Jake Stamatiou
Taylor Li
Madelyn Hunter
Teah Bryce
Kylie Christopherson
Michaela Fischer
Lauren Amundsen
Braedyn Jones
Gabrielle Valle

Please note that students are discouraged from bringing valuables of any kind to the school.  This includes electronic equipment such as iPods or headphones.  Cell phones are allowed as long as they are stored in backpacks and turned off from 9am-3pm.  We are also asking that students please keep their card collections (Pokemon, Magic, Hockey, etc.) at home as we have had a few too many go missing or get damaged.  Thank you in advance for your attention to this issue.


Parents are invited to check out your PAC's new website that provides our community with all the information needed to be an informed parent at Hawthorne.  Thank you to Leanne Pryce for coordinating this effort. 

PAC website address:

I was recently forwarded an interesting article from a British author who speaks passionately about the importance of reading.  You can learn more about Neil Gaiman's perspective at the following link.  Thank you to Mr. and Mrs. Graham for bringing this to my attention.