Tuesday, 2 February 2016

February 2, 2016

We live in a rapidly changing world that is vastly different than previous generations. In order to ensure our children are well prepared for this deeply connected knowledge-based world they are entering, the Ministry of Education and the British Columbia Teachers' Federation embarked on redesigning our curriculum. The new curriculum will foster the skills and competencies students need to succeed today and in the future.  The Delta School District will be holding an information session for parents on May 3rd at Ladner Elementary and a registration link will be sent out in the Spring.
Please note that the new curriculum has also brought two additional professional days for teachers.  We have one scheduled for Monday, February 22nd and the other is Monday, April 18th.  Schools will be closed to students on those days. You can find more information regarding at the following link:  http://www.deltasd.bc.ca/content/resources/newcurriculum .

Please note that Hawthorne is a "peanut aware" school.  We have a number of students with a life-threatening allergy to peanuts. As a result, a letter is sent home for those respective classrooms advising them of the safety concern and discouraging the use of peanut products. We also closely monitor the contents of lunches and  clean surfaces where necessary.  For those students and families dealing with anaphylaxis it is important to know that while Hawthorne is "peanut aware" we cannot claim to be "peanut free" as we are not able to monitor every lunch or food item that arrives at the school.  Thank you for your attention to this issue.

So you want to be a babysitter? Or, do your parents want you to take this course so they feel confident leaving you at home alone? Babysitting with First Aid Hero emphasizes learning through real life scenarios. information covered includes: Exploring the business of babysitting, creating safe environments, safely caring for ages 0-12, and first aid skills.

Red Cross Babysitting Course
Hawthorne, Feb.19th, 2016, 8:30-3:30                        
Grade 6+     
$60 + GST online registration

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 (jratzlaff@deltasd.bc.ca) 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.

English Bluff Elementary School's PAC would like to invite you to attend a FREE parenting workshop.  Dr. Deborah McNamara will be examine the benefits and pitfalls associated with the digital revolution through the lens of developmental science.  The session will be held on Thursday, February 11th from 7-9pm at English Bluff Elementary in Tsawwassen.  Doors will doors open at 6:45pm.


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

Monday, February 15th
Kindergarten Registration

Friday, February 19
Professional Day
School Closed

Monday, February 22
Professional Day
School Closed