Thursday, 12 November 2015

Thursday, November 12

Hawthorne enjoyed a very successful Family Game Night on Thursday, November 5.  Families were engaged in a wide variety of activities and we had almost 200 participants.  Thank you to the many families who attended and a special thanks to our PAC volunteers,Ms. Ranu and Ms. Barnes, for their work in coordinating this great event along with the door prizes.  Well done Hawthorne!

For a number of years Hawthorne students and staff have enjoyed the benefits of a Sensory Room.  This room was initiated by Mrs. Hodgson (educational assistant) and sponsored by our PAC.  It features a wide array of equipment designed to help students self-regulate during the day.  Students who are using the Sensory Room (5 minute per visit) are asked to identify where they fall within the zones of regulation.  Visits are tracked by our education assistants and the data that has been collected indicates that most students are able to return to the classroom and engage in the task at hand.  Please check in with your child's teacher if you would like to learn more about how this learning tool is being used within the classroom.

We are pleased to announce that Hawthorne will be hosting its annual Christmas Concert on Thursday, December 10th.  There will be two shows (1:30pm and 6:30pm) and a reply form will be sent home in late November so that parents can indicate which show their family plans to attend.  Please keep in mind that due to our gym's capacity,  families will only be able to attend one of the shows and we will be restricting families to 2 seats for the evening show or 4 seats for the afternoon performance. We look forward to what should be a fun day of holiday cheer.

Our student "We Day" committee will be collecting food and money for Deltassist beginning on Monday, November 30th until Friday December 11th.  We are hoping for donations of non-perishable food items and/or a loonie or twoonie to support Delta families in need. Your support would be greatly appreciated. If you, or someone you know, is in need of extra support during the holiday season, please consider Deltassist's Christmas programs.   Registered families can have access to food and toys. You can click here for more details and to check the eligibility requirements.

Hawthorne's Student Council met for the first time two weeks ago and their first responsibility was hosting a Halloween costume day on October 30.  We enjoyed a great level of participation for staff and students which made for an action packed day with prizes for two students from each class.  We look forward to our next Spirit Day.  In the meantime, here are the student council members for 2015:

Joshua Gowler, Jake Williams, Jovin Dhaliwal, Aja Friesen, Casey Kitagawa, Ryley Ferguson, Amorey Cronmiller, Helix Hunter, Turner Broad, Colton Mclean, Jessica Khuu, Kaity Morris, Taylor Halkett, Lexy Granum, Ryan Begg, Lauren Amundsen, Chloe Koekemoer, Nathan Pannell

SNOW PASSES: Grade 4 and 5
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Friday Nov. 20th
Hot Lunch/Walk To School Day

Wednesday, Nov. 25th
PAC Meeting 
6:30pm Library

Friday, November 27th
Professional Day
School Closed

Thursday, Dec. 10
Christmas Concert
1:30pm / 6:30pm