Wednesday, 9 March 2016

Wednesday, March 9th

Families are reminded that our Spring Break begins on Monday, March 14th.  Students and staff will return to school on Tuesday, March 29th.  We hope that the break provides all of you with plenty of time for fun and relaxation.

Hawthorne will be hosting its annual Talent Show on Thursday, March 12th at 1:45pm. If your child is participating, please ensure that he/she is prepared with their proper equipment or music.  We hope that your schedule allows you to attend.

Light It Up Blue is a unique global initiative to help raise awareness about the growing public health concern that is autism.  This event was launched by Autism Speaks in 2010 in support of World Autism Awareness Day which takes place each year on April 1.  On this day, over 3000 structures around the world will be illuminated in blue to shine a bright light on autism.  We would like Hawthorne to participate in this day by having staff and students wear blue.  Students will be reminded of the details when we return from Spring Break.

There is a free education day being held at BC Children's Hospital on Wednesday may 4, 2016.  Parents can register on the PHSA learning hub ( can be found on Google) by creating an account and then searching for the "one day ADHD education day".  Topics include: ADHD diagnosis,Treatment and medication for ADHD, ADHD goes to school and ADHD and parenting.  For more information on ADHD you can visit the CADDRA website.


Deltassist is presenting a series of free parenting workshops for parents of children ages 5-12 years.  These sessions will be held on consecutive weeks during the months of May and April. Here is an overview of the sessions followed by registration information.

Self-Care/Stress Management - Learn healthy practices for developing more patience when dealing with stressful life situations and parenting.

Healthy Boundaries/Effective Communication - Learn how to set boundaries and communicate expectations of yourself and your children. By learning how to implement healthy boundaries, your children learn how to set appropriate boundaries in their relationships with others.

Attachment Parenting - Attachment parenting is the foundation from which you parent. Learn why attachment parenting is important and how to strengthen the attachment between you and your children.

Behaviour/Discipline - Learn the 4 Goals of Misbehaviour, the purpose of discipline and how to implement appropriate discipline strategies in your home.

Parenting Styles/Child Development – Explore your parenting style; learn the stages of child development to assist your child during developmental milestones.

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED! Please contact Deltassist directly at 604-594-3455.


Thursday, March 10th
Talent Show
1:45pm Gym

Friday, March 11th
Hot Lunch

Monday, March 14th
Spring Break Begins
School Closed

Monday, March 28th
Easter Monday
School Closed

Tuesday, March 29th
Return to School

Friday, April 1
Monthly Assembly / Light It Up Blue Day