Wednesday, 3 December 2014

December 3, 2014

Thank you for returning your Christmas Concert reply forms last week.  It looks as though we will be able to accommodate everyone including those people who have made some special requests due to extenuating circumstances.   Please note the following points:
  • the afternoon show will begin  at 1:30pm on December 11th and we encourage our guests to walk to the school
  • the evening show will begin at 6:30pm December 11th and families are asked to leave the cars at home as our parking lot has very limited space
  • students should arrive for the evening show at 6:15pm.  They can enter through the office door and head to their classroom
  • if you are attending the afternoon show, please do your best to ensure that your child is in attendance for the evening show so that we have all the necessary voices
  • the show should run approx. 60 min in length
Students and staff are excited about presenting this year's concert that will feature "Pete the Cat" and his discovery of what Christmas is all about.  It should be a festive occasion and we look forward to seeing you there.


Hawthorne's staff, students and parents were provided with a treat on Monday morning of this week.  We arrived to find our office decorated as a winter wonderland featuring an igloo, polar bears, snowmen, snowflakes and a Christmas tree.  We would like to thank our parent volunteers (Mrs. Ranu, Mrs. Lawless and Mrs. Pryce) and some student helpers (Gabby and Bailey Ranu, Brittney Salikin from DSS).  It is a great display and the extra efforts are appreciated!

Parents are reminded that report cards will be issued on Wednesday, Dec. 17th for all students.  These progress reports represent a snapshot of where your child is at the moment.  Please keep in mind that this assessment is also based on an abbreviated term.

Please note that we have had some neighbours express concern about the parking and traffic near their homes during the drop-off and pick up times. One neighbour cannot access her driveway because of cars that are parked and left unattended.  We are asking that you be mindful of these concerns.  As well,  please help to keep our students from running on neighbouring lawns.  

Our "Me To We" student committee has been coordinating the collection of non-perishable food items over the last two weeks.  We are also collecting "loonies" or "twoonies" in support of those Delta residents who are in need.  Our food and money drive will conclude on Friday, December 5th.  Thank you for your support.

The Hour of Code is a global movement reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries and serves as a 60 minute introduction to computer science designed to demystify code and show that anybody can learn the basics.   We are encouraging students, staff and parents to check out the following website for some very easy to follow tutorials:

Please note that our grade 7 students are hosting a bottle drive on Saturday, January 10th.  They are asking that you please put aside any potential donations until that day when they will be travelling through the neighbourhood.  Proceeds from the bottle drive will support the expenses associated with the grade 7 ski program and year-end activities.

At this free information session, a panel of speakers will provide you with information about the Delta Teaching Assistant Certificate program’s structure, schedule, and application process, and about the typical role of an Education Assistant in public schools.  Delta Teaching Assistant Certificate Program participants develop knowledge and skills necessary to work with K-12 students with special physical, behavioural, or learning needs.  The part-time program is offered over 10 months, with evening and Saturday classes and 6 weeks of full-time practicum experience.

Delta Manor Education Centre, Action Room
ID: 13264        Monday, 7:00 pm
1 session         February 2      FREE

INFORMATION PACKAGES FOR FALL 2015, including Application Forms, are available for download from the Delta School District website:
The deadline for applications for the Fall 2015 program is Friday, March 6, 2015. 

Register now by calling Delta Continuing Education at 604-940-5550, or on-line at


Friday, Dec. 5th
Crazy Hair Day
All Day

Friday, Dec. 5th
Monthly Assembly
1:15pm Gymnasium

Thursday, Dec. 11th
Christmas Concert
1:30pm and 6:30pm

Friday, Dec. 19th
Hot Lunch / Walk to School