Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Wednesday, April 16th

Students and staff began training this week for the track and field season.  Coaches have been working with students in a number of areas:  sprints, distance, relays, long jump, shot put and softball throw.  Our first "mini-meet" will take place at 3:15pm on Tuesday, April 22nd at Delta Senior Secondary.  This will be an opportunity for some of our students to practice on the track but only a few events will be run:  100m sprints for gr. 6/7, 60m Shuttle and 60 m sprint for our gr. 4/5 students.   The regional track meet is scheduled for Tuesday, May 6th with the district event taking place on Thursday, May 15th.  We hope that your schedule allows you to attend some of these events to support the team.  Thank you to all of our coaches and special thanks to Mrs. Robinson for coordinating our efforts!

Please contact Mrs. Page at the office ( if your family is considering a change of schools next year.  This information is an important part of our planning for the 2014-2015 school year.  Thank you in advance for your consideration.

Mrs. Butcher (mornings) and Mrs. Barnes (afternoons) will be sharing the adult crossing guard duties for the balance of the school year.   We are very thankful to them for stepping forward after the passing of Mrs. Wilde.   Mrs. Butcher and Mrs. Barnes are parents at Hawthorne and their positive spirit will serve Hawthorne well.

The Pedalheads organization ( is offering a free "bike safety clinic" for Hawthorne families. They will be hosting the clinic after school on Wednesday, May 7th at 3:15pm.  Families are encouraged to participate together and you are asked to contact our parent volunteer, Mrs. Sigouin ( by Friday, April 25th. 

A number of our students have spent the last few weeks preparing the Delta School District's Math Celebrations event.  Our Hawthorne will join other South Delta elementary schools tomorrow afternoon to test their math skills and tackle some challenging word problems.  Special thanks to Mrs. Brown for coordinating our efforts.  

Grade 6/7: Aidan Pau, Maheen Randhawa, Sena Kholmatov, Gracelyn Palmer, Aiden Lonquist, Grace Lee, Daniella Dublejvic, Maximus Leung, Simon Akenhead, Kavi Bhandal, Matthew Cossenas, Jack Morgan

Grade 4/5: Mackenzie Gray, Lauren Amundsen, Isabelle Peters, Shelby Bains, Jackson Lawton, Scott Allan, Stuart Maclaren, Damon Badenhorst, Chloe Koekdmoer, Angie Francis, Lars Delmar, Reece Palmer, Aishwariya Sharma, Colton Turrell, Caden Pacaud, Keily Hutt


We would like to congratulate all the students in Grade 4 and 5 who competed in the Reading Link Challenge. The students had a list of 6 books to read. Then in teams of 6 they answered 3 rounds of 10 questions, with a time limit of 30 seconds per question. We held our school challenge where the 3 teams competed to see who would become the  Hawthorne champs. The Book Explorers won this level and went on to compete at the Ladner Level. We want to congratulate the Explorers as they won this level and will now be competing at the Delta Level on Wednesday April 23rd.  Thank you to Mrs. Ratzlaff for all of her support and we wish you luck Book Explorers! 

Book Explorers:  Mikaela Fischer, Jackson Lawton, Scott Allan, Marlena Loewen, Autumn Bak, Roshan Johal

Star Readers:   Abby Ferry,  Stuart Maclaren, Aishwaraya Sharma, Arshdeep Pannu, Carly Mountain, Evan Still

Butterfly Book Readers:  Lauren Amundsen,  Kaitlyn Kitagawa,  Mackenzie Gray, Keira Maclennan, Gabriella Valle, Taylor Halket

At the conclusion of our Hawthorne's Talent Show on March 14th, staff presented their own dance performance.  You can view our efforts by clicking here:   Thank you to Mr. Koekemoer for providing us with some video evidence of our work.

Delta Parks and Recreation is currently offering "drop-in" passes for 2-18yr olds for just $20. The passes are on sale now and valid from June 26 - September 1. You can pick them up at your local recreational center.

You are invited to attend the 2nd Annual Delta Trades and Technical Career Fair which will be takingplace on April 14th at the Sungod Recreation Centre in North Delta from 9am-8pm.  This is a unique and exciting event that gives hands-on experience with dozens of potential career paths.  We encourage you to bring your child(ren) with you to the event. All grade 7 and 10 students are already attending the fair during the school day. For older children and teenagers this is a great opportunity to educate themselves about the many meaningful, well-paying and fulfilling jobs available in the trades and technical areas.  For younger children, childminding is available from 5-8pm and a food truck will be on site during the evening hours.  
The Delta Trades and Technical Career Fair is spearheaded by the Corporation of Delta in partnership with the Delta School District, Vancouver Community College, BCIT, Kwantlen Polytechnic University and local employers. The event is incredibly interactive, featuring ‘Try a Trade’ activities and dynamic presentations on the main stage. The Delta School District will also have a career booth at the event.

We invite you to have a look at the Delta Trades and Technical Career Fair website for more information:

Gordon Neufeld is hosting a day of sessions for parents, teachers and professionals on making sense of the children and teens in our care.  This is scheduled for Saturday, May 3 from 8:30am-4:30pm.  For more information or tickets you can visit .


Thursday, April 17
Walk to School Day

Friday, April 18
Good Friday
School Closed

Monday, April 21
Easter Monday
School Closed

Tuesday, April 22

"Mini" Track Meet
3:15pm Delta Secondary

Tuesday, April 29
Meet The Maestro
9am gymnasium

Wednesday, April 30
PAC Meeting
6:30pm Library

Tuesday, May 6

Regional Track Meet
Delta Senior Secondary