Thursday, 1 October 2015

Thursday, October 1

Thank you to all of the families who joined us for last week's Open House. It was a great night for people to get re-acquainted with each other and check out some of the happenings at Hawthorne.   We had a positive response to our Scavenger Hunt with hundreds of participants.   Special congratulations to the Ljungberg, Jerret, Rogers, Willford and Wischnewski families.  They successfully completed the challenges and have each won TWO front row seats to our Christmas Concert in December along with some school clothing for their children.

On Friday, September 18th Hawthorne participated in its annual Terry Fox Run. Our grade seven students led us through a warm-up and then the course.   Thank you to the many parents who joined in our celebration of a Canadian hero.  Special thanks to those families who supported our fundraising efforts with all funds donated to the Terry Fox Foundation.

Parents are invited to join us for our Monthly Assemblies which take place on the first Friday of every month (with some exceptions).  These assemblies feature different discussion topics, student activities, video highlights and a group dance.  Our first assembly is scheduled for Friday, October 9th at 11am.  We hope that your schedule allows you to attend.

Professional Outdoor Portraits at Delta Municipal Hall Grounds (Oct 3/4) and Diefenbaker Park (Oct.31/Nov.1) by award winning Schurman Photography.  Back by popular demand! This fundraiser provides a great opportunity to get an awesome portrait of your family.  And it makes for a great Christmas gift!  The cost will be $40 per session - you get approx. 25 minutes (sessions booked every half hour) with a professional photographer & an 8x10 picture of your choice (colour or black and white).

Sign up for a time slot, (or 2 if you have a large group, unusually difficult toddler or just want some extra time ...note 2 time slots have to be booked back to back and the session fee will be $80 instead of $40) provide your phone number and the parent coordinator from Hawthorne will contact you.  Sign up link:  Pass it on! Coworkers, neighbours, friends,  family .. the more involvement, the more successful the fundraiser will be. Need a question answered before you sign up, are interested but this date doesn't work, don't want to sign up online? ... email Leanne Pryce or call or text 604.961.1033

Students in grade 5,6,7 and 8  can drop by any Delta Recreation facility and activate a one-year Recreation Pass. There is a $5 administration fee and student will need to present proof of birth and Delta residency. With the pass, students can skate, swim or enjoy time in the Open gym.  Accompanying youths or adults can also participate for free.  For more information you can visit

Please be sure to check in at the office whenever you visit Hawthorne during the day so that our office staff can provide you with a visitor's badge.  As well,  we ask that if you would like to meet with a teacher,  please book in advance as impromptu meetings in the hallway can lead to delays in the classroom.  Finally,  please note that student lunches can be dropped off on the table provided outside the office.

Please note that individual photographs will be taken on Friday, October 2.  Proofs will arrive back at the school then sent home for you to review. Information regarding the ordering of portrait packages will follow with the proofs.

CPF-Delta Chapter would like to invite Delta parents to an information session that will take place next week, Tuesday, Oct. 6th, at 7pm at École Burnsview Secondary School, 7658 - 112th Street. The purpose for this meeting is to inform parents, whether they have children in French Immersion, Core French, or the French IB program, about the organization and how it can provide support for students of all ages and their families, as well as to inform them of various French activities and opportunities outside of the school environment. Please refer to the attached invitation.


Friday, October 2
Individual Student Photos

Oct. 5-9
Walk to School Week

Monday, Oct. 12
Thanksgiving Day
School Closed

Wednesday, October 21
Parent-Teacher Conference
Early Dismissal 2pm

Thursday, October 22
Parent-Teacher Conference
Early Dismissal 2pm

Friday, October 23
Professional Day
School Closed