Thursday, 15 May 2014

May 15, 2014


In the coming weeks, our teaching staff will be meeting to create tentative class lists for next year.  The classes will be determined by considering the following factors:

- Learning styles and strengths
- What the child can do in relation to the program
- Degree of independence in work habits
- Social and personal needs
- Age and physical maturity
- Previous year's placement
- Previous teachers input
- Parent input / requests
- Establishing a balanced group academically
- Male/Female balance
- Friendship groupings
- Equalizing class size
- Siblings/Twins
- Special needs
- Medical needs

If you have some information that you would like to include in this process,  please forward a note to Mr. Carruthers at the office or correspond via email at We would only ask that you please refrain from making a "teacher" request and focus on what you believe to be the best learning environment for your child.  Thank you in advance for your attention to this. 

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.

Congratulations to all of our staff and students who enjoyed a very successful regional track meet on Tuesday, May 6. Hawthorne was represented by over 100 intermediate students and 8 staff members.  It was a very proud day for our school and many of the students qualified for the district track meet scheduled for today.  

District Qualifiers:

Grade 4:  Lauren Amundsen, McKenzie Gray, Kiely Hutt, Kaitlyn Kitagawa, Tye Hemenway, Mantaj Dhah, Caden Pacaud, Cameron Ferguson, Jeremy Napilot, Michael Norcott, Yunus Tutuncu

Grade 5: Casey Asquith, Kara Kovalick, Morgan Regalado, Kim Williams, Mackenzie Loyer, Isabelle Peters, Abby Malesku, Keagan Denman, Koby Ground, Jackson Lawton, Reece Palmer, Lucas Hanford

Grade 6: Maheen Randhawa, Rachel Francis, Julia Chorney, Alicia Hornby, Sophie Hornby, Emily Morris, Charley Pacaud, Kylie Christopherson, Jaya Dhaliwal, Gracelyn Palmer, Dylan Broad, Tyler McIntosh, Connor McIntosh, Tyler Rooyakers, Riley Salikin, Carson Hemenway, Dawson Baker, Matt Willford, Branden Phillips

Grade 7: Daniella Dubljevic, Mackenzie Last, Teah Bryce, Olivia Malesku, Hannah Hansen, Sophia Janzen, Katelyn Johnston, Grace Lee, Jeenat Sidhu, Liam Maclennan, Jake Stamatiou, Jaicob Hastings, Maximus Leung, Ben Knauer

‘Strive ~ Express ~ Achieve’ with Delta Continuing Education’s YOUTH ACTIVITY PROGRAMS” again offering a wide variety of Summer 2014 programs for the children and youth of our communities.  Activities, directed by teachers and other professional people, will focus in the areas of Fine and Performing Arts, Sports and Active Living, Academic Enrichment, and Personal Development.   There will be many new programs available for students aged 5 – 13 in each of the communities of Ladner, Tsawwassen and North Delta.  Brochures will be delivered in your local newspapers in May as well as available at the front office of each school.  As well, each elementary school’s youngest in family member will be given a brochure to take home during the week of May 26-30. Early registration is strongly recommended as courses do fill up quickly.  Be sure to bookmark: for on-line information and registration options or phone 604-940-5550.

Home Quest is Delta School District's  Distributed Learning (DL)  program and is located at  Pinewood Elementary.  This unique program supports families who wish to home school their children.  Home Quest provides part time classes, workshops, field trips and much more!  Many families prefer the flexibility of tailoring a personalized program to suit the needs of their child.  For more information visit Homequest

The Maple Leaf Golf Tour is hosting free golf clinics for children.  You can find more information at the following link:


Friday, May 16
Professional Day
School Closed

Monday, May 19
Victoria Day
School Closed

Thursday, May 22
Parent Tea
2pm Library

Wednesday, May 28
PAC Meeting
6:30pm Library

Friday, June 6
Sports Day
9am - 2:15pm (approx.)

Friday, June 20th
Final Monthly Assembly
11am Gym

Thursday, June 26th
Grade 7 Assembly
9am Gym