Thursday, 7 January 2016

Thursday, January 7th

We hope that you enjoyed  a wonderful holiday break filled with great memories and time to relax with those closest to you.  The New Year will bring countless opportunities to Hawthorne and its students.  We are excited about what lies ahead and look forward to working with our student and parent community to make this next term a memorable one for everyone involved.

Your PAC will be hosting a Movie Night for families on Friday, January 22nd.  Doors will open at 6pm with the movie (Inside Out) set to begin at 6:30pm. There will be a limited concession on site featuring popcorn, pizza, chips and juice boxes. Families can also bring their own snacks to this event.  It should be fun and we hope your family can attend.

As mentioned in the last blog entry,  we have experienced numerous cases of lice at Hawthorne during December  We will be conducting a follow up "lice-check" for all of our classes next week.  We are in need of some volunteers to assist with this process and ask that you contact Ms. Barnes if you are able to help out (  We also ask that parents check their children regularly so that we can limit the spread of head lice in January.  For more information, check out this Fraser Health link: head lice checks/treatment.

Please note that community volunteers will be on site (bright yellow jackets) over the coming months working in concert with Delta Police's traffic safety program. They will be monitoring parking/driving habits and issuing warning tickets to any traffic violators.  With this in mind,  please abide by the following traffic guidelines.

  • The curved lane in front of the school has been designated for "drop-off and pick-up" only.  This is a FIRE LANE and there is NO PARKING ALLOWED, however, we are allowing  drop-off, pick-up and exiting.  Do not leave your vehicle unattended, including Daycare providers
  • Please note that the elevated area and the end of the roundabout is RESERVED for Daycare Providers.
  • Enter the “Drop-off – Pick- up” lane and proceed forward as far as possible to the next car ahead so that other cars can enter the lane.
  • Do not leave your vehicle (NO PARKING), as this blocks others from exiting.
  • Keep your place in the line up. Do not cut in front of another vehicle
  • Please do not idle your car.
  • When driving, please do not use your cell phone.
  • Follow the correct flow of traffic indicated by the arrows on the road.
  • Children should use the passenger side car doors that open to the sidewalk.
Our parking lot is restricted to staff for 30 minutes before and after school. The existing parking stalls are needed for school staff as well as district staff who arrive and leave our school at different times throughout the day. If possible, please consider having your child(ren) walk to school or walk to school with them. We will continue to participate in initiatives and events that promote walking to school, teach environmental responsibility and reduce car dependency.  Our next “Walk to School” event is scheduled for Friday, January 22nd.

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Mrs. Ratzlaff will once again be hosting a Book Fair in our library during Hawthorne's Student-Led Conference on February 3rd and 4th.   Proceeds will support the purchase of new library resources.  Volunteers are needed and parents are asked to contact Mrs. Ratzlaff ( if you are able to help out.  Thanks in advance for your consideration.

Please note that kindergarten registration at Hawthorne will be held on Monday, February 15th from 9am-Noon.  More details to follow in our next blog post.


Friday, January 15
Monthly Assembly
11am Gymnasium

Friday, January 22nd
Walk to School Day

Friday, January 29th
Hot Lunch Day

Wednesday, February 3rd
Parent Teacher Conferences
2pm Dismissal

Thursday, February 4th
Parent Teacher Conferences
2pm Dismissal

Friday, February 5th
District Closure Day
School Closed

Monday, February 8th
Family Day
School Closed