Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Wednesday, January 21

During the fall our staff was engaged in a number of discussions regarding homework.  This topic has long been a controversial one in education and we are hoping to engage our parent community and students as well.  With this in mind,  we would like to invite parents to attend the next PAC meeting where Mr. Carruthers will be hosting a "discussion" on the merits of homework. Through these discussions we hope to create "homework guidelines" for teachers, students and parents. The meeting is set for Wednesday, January 28th at 6:30pm in our library and the discussion should run about 45 minutes in length.  If you are planning to attend, please RSVP by sending an email to Mr. Carruthers at   

Last week, parents were advised that Hawthorne had been provided with 50 free tickets to a Vancouver Symphony Orchestra presentation on Sunday, February 8th.  There was a lot of interest in this opportunity and we were forced to conduct a draw.  Tickets were tucked into planners and sent home today for those lucky families that had their names drawn.  Thank you for your interest.

If you wish to meet with a teacher or visit a classroom, please be sure to set up an appointment prior to arriving at the school.  As well, we would ask that visitors report to the office before heading to the classroom. Parents are always welcome at Hawthorne but impromptu visits can be disruptive to classroom routines.  Thank you in advance for your consideration.

We will be hosting our student-led conferences on Feb. 18th and 19th. As we get closer to the date,  parents will be provided with instructions on how to book their appointment online through Parent Connect.

We would like to remind parents and students to refrain from riding their scooters, bikes, skateboards, etc. while on the school grounds.  Families are also asked to keep their dogs on a tight leash when visiting the school  We have some students who are allergic to dogs while others have a fear of canines. 

You can view the latest monthly video by clicking here. It features highlights from the month of December.

Please note that kindergarten registration at Hawthorne will be held on Tuesday, February 24th from 9am-Noon.


Wednesday, January 28th
PAC Meeting
6:30pm Library

Friday, January 30th
Hot Lunch Day

Monday, February 9th
Family Day
School Closed

Friday, February 13th
Monthly Assembly
1pm Gymnasium

Wednesday, February 18th
Student-Led Conferences
2pm dismissal

Thursday, February 19th
Student-Led Conferences
2pm dismissal

Friday, February 20th
Professional Day
School Closed

Tuesday, February 24th
Kindergarten Registration