Thursday, 28 May 2015

Thursday, May 28th

Parents are invited to submit their 2015-2016 classroom placement requests to Mr. Carruthers via email (  The deadline for these requests is Friday, May 29th.  If you have already submitted a request but have not received a reply via email, we ask that you please re-submit your message to ensure that your input is considered. 

Sports Day at Hawthorne Elementary School is on Friday, June 5th and we hope that you can join us for the fun.  Students are invited to decorate bikes, trikes, wagons, skateboards, scooters, or other wheeled conveyances to participate in the Wheels Parade which will start at 9:25 a.m.  The Super Heroes theme consists of  GREENBoys–Robin & Girls-Raven (from The Teen Titans), YellowBoys–Wolverine & Girls–Jean Grey (from The X-Men), BLUEBoys–Superman & Girls–Wonderwoman (from The Justice League), and REDBoys–Iron Man & Girls–Black Widow (from The Avengers).  Students are invited to dress up according to their team’s theme however please keep in mind that students will be very active throughout the day.  (A schedule was sent home to parents earlier this week.) Parents are reminded to refrain from smoking on the school grounds while watching Sports Day events and we request that you please leave your dogs at home.

In case of poor weather, Sports Day will be held on Monday, June 8th.  Postponement of Sports Day, if necessary, will be announced over CKNW (980 on your radio).  Students’ Sports Day food orders will be served on Friday, June 5th even if Sports Day is postponed; however, we hope to have the concession stand open on the Monday. 

We have had a great response to our School Clothing sale.  This order has now been submitted to our supplier and we expect the items to arrive between June 15-19th.  We will notify families when the order is delivered and distribute the clothing items to our students.

Almost three weeks ago Hawthorne hosted a very successful Spring Fair.  This was a great community event as those in attendance enjoyed the warm weather and fun-filled environment.  As you can imagine, this event would not be possible without the hard work of so many individuals.  We would like to thank all the families who attended in support and provided donations of goods or time. We had countless volunteers putting in shifts thoughout the night and we would like to recognize  the organizing committee of  parents :

Jennifer Ranu, May Wong, Leanne Pryce, Amy Lockhart, Katie Barton, Laura Gilbert, Leigh Bartlett, Chris Lawton, Krista Roberts, Jasmeen Dick, Marlene Roberts and Karen Kolinsky.

As well,  a special thank you goes out to Mrs. Kim Barnes and Mrs. Helen Sigouin who provided so much momentum for this event and dedicated a lot of time to making it work.  Well done Hawthorne!

The 2015-2016 school calendar was sent home this week with our students.  Hopefully this will assist families with their planning for next year.  The calendar will also be posted on our website.

Held in Memorial Park just steps from historic Ladner Village, the Ladner Pioneer May Days Fair (est. 1896) is one of British Columbia's largest free family fairs.  This year's festivities were held last weekend. Hawthorne was proudly represented at this event by Jensyn Bourne who joined other girls from around Delta seeking the title of this year's May Day Queen.  The festivities began on Friday evening and continued throughout the weekend with plenty of free family entertainment.


The staff at Hawthorne hosted a Parent Volunteer Tea on Tuesday, May 26 to recognize our outstanding parent community.  While not all parents were able to attend we want to thank you for your support of our efforts (classroom helper, parent driver, PAC representative, Hot Lunches, Fruit and Veggie Program,  etc.)   Our school is a better place thanks to the hard work of so many parents who volunteer their time and energy.


Friday, May 29th

Hot Lunch Day

Friday, June 5th
Sports Day
9am - 2pm (approx.)

Monday, June 8th
BACK UP for Sports Day
in case of postponement

Friday, June12th
Final Monthly Assembly
11am  Gym

Thursday, June 25th
Grade 7 Assembly
9am Gym

Thursday, June 25th

Last Day of School
10:30am Dismissal

Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Wednesday, May 13

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 teacher's 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 2015-2016 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 Thursday, May 7. Hawthorne was represented by over 100 intermediate students and 8 staff members.  It was a very proud day for our school and over 70 students qualified for the district track meet scheduled for tomorrow at South Delta Secondary.  

District Qualifiers:

Gr. 4: Reanna Rundhawa, Sophia Lawton, Kaity Morris, Athena Boufeas, Jessica Khuu, Gabby Ranu, Sarah Nivens, Taylor Butcher, Anita Van Wieringen, Frankie Asquith, Annise Gill, Mackenzie Claybo, Ava Manzur, Charlie Mulleny, Matthew Fischer, Hayden Reid, Lucas Claybo

Grade 5:  Desiree Berry-Tilley, Gabrielle Valle, Lexy Froude, Keira MacLennan, Lauren Amundsen, Mackenzie Gray, Keily Hutt, Kaitlyn Kitagawa, Tye Hemenway, Mantaj Dhah, Caden Pacaud, Cameron Ferguson, Jeremy Napilot, Michael Norcott, Riley Arlit, Roshan Johal, Sebastian Saddul, Kieran Lonquist, Josun Saxelby, Davis Granum, Colton Turrell

Grade 6:   Morgan Regalado,  Elora Tisdale, Sarah Wigglesworth, Jensyn Bourne, Abby Malesku, Isabelle Peters,  Keagan Denman, Harvir Panesar, Jackson Lawton, Jackson Perra, Scott Allan, Jackson Lawton, Logan Turick

Grade 7:  Maheen Randhawa, Rachel Francis, Julia Chorney, Alicia Hornby, Sophie Hornby, Charley Pacaud, Kylie Christopherson, Jaya Dhaliwal, Gracelyn Palmer, Julene Drinnan, Alicia Boehm, Tyler McIntosh, Connor McIntosh, Tyler Rooyakkers, Riley Salikin, Carson Hemenway, Dawson Baker, Matt Willford, Branden Phillips, Matthew Cossenas, Ben Ram, Levi Froude

‘Strive ~ Express ~ Achieve’ with Delta Continuing Education’s YOUTH ACTIVITY PROGRAMS” again offering a wide variety of Summer 2015 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 25-29. 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 Delta Choral Society would like to invite children in Kindergarten to Grade 7 to a 1 hour free introductory singing workshop. Participants will learn vocal techniques and practise a song with Musical Director Danielle Hamilton. Danielle is an experienced musician with a degree in Jazz Studies, a degree in Education, and an ARCT in piano performance. She has been the choral director at South Delta Secondary School for over 15 years.

This workshop is a great opportunity to introduce children to a choir setting and determine whether the child is interested in joining the choir in September. Children who attend will be given priority registration for the limited spots available for the September term. The workshop will be held on Monday, June 1 at 6:00pm at the Benediction Lutheran Church in Tsawwassen (5575 6th Ave, Delta).  If parents are interested in registering or getting more information, they can visit the website at .

Big Break Canada is looking for young talent ages 4-18 years.  They are in need of artists, actors, photographers, dancer, acrobats, cheerleaders, musicians, singers and more. Auditions are accepted online or you can attend a local "in-person" audition.  The next audition round is in Langley on May 23rd and you can find more information at


Friday, May 15

Professional Day
School Closed

Monday, May 18
Victoria Day
School Closed

Tuesday, May 26
Parent Tea
2pm Library

Tuesday, May 26
PAC Meeting
6:30pm Library

Friday, May 29
Hot Lunch Day

Friday, June 5
Sports Day
9am - 2:15pm (approx.)

Friday, June12th
Final Monthly Assembly
11am  Gym

Thursday, June 25th
Grade 7 Assembly
9am Gym

Thursday, June 25th
Last Day of School
10:30am Dismissal