Friday, 11 December 2015

December 11, 2015

As of November 30th,  our office was magically transformed into Santa's workshop.  We would like to thank Mrs. Ranu, Mrs. Pryce and Mrs. Lawless for their creative touch.  Their efforts have lifted the spirits of staff, students and anyone else who walks through the front door.  Thank you!

Thank you to all the parents, grandparents, friends and relatives who joined us for the Christmas concert yesterday.  It was a great event and the support was appreciated by all of our staff and students.  I would like to thank Ms. Cherry, Ms. Emigh and Mrs. Robinson for their extra efforts in support of this event.  It was a lot of festive fun and we are glad that so many of you could be a part of it. 


As in past years,  our PAC will be providing hot chocolate to families at the end of the day on Friday, December 18th.  We may also have a "special" guest.  It has become a tradition at Hawthorne and makes for a nice send off as families get set to enjoy the holiday season.  We hope you and your family can join us.

Please mark your calendars and spread the work ~ Grade 5’s will be in your neighbourhood Saturday January 10th for a bottle drive! They are raising funds for the annual Grade 5 trip to Camp Elphinstone in September.  If you wish to donate your bottles and cans please:
    1) leave outside your door or curb with ‘Hawthorne Grade 5’ clearly marked
    2) drop off at the front of the school on Saturday Jan 10th from 9am – 2pm
    3) contact Shari Li – or 604-808-7310 to arrange pick up
The students and families sincerely appreciate all your support! Thank you!!

Int'l Student Program is looking for host families for students in the Hawthorne area. Each student must have a private bedroom. Homestays receive   $900/month per student. Double placements are accepted. Students will arrive   Feb. 1st and be with us until the end of June/16. If you are interested in thisopportunity please contact Tracey at

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Friday, Dec. 18th
Hot Lunch / Walk to School

Monday, January 4th
Return From Winter Break

Friday, January 8th
Monthly Assembly
11am Gymnasium

Friday, January 22nd
Walk To School Day

Friday, January 29
Hot Lunch Day