Wednesday, 30 March 2016

Wednesday, March 30

Track and Field practices are about to begin to prepare our participating students for the May 10th Regional Track Meet.  We will meet with all of the interested students on Thursday, March 31st for a preliminary session and our full schedule of practices will begin next week.  Please note the following points regarding Track and Field:
  • students are required to attend 80% of the practices in order to participate in the Regional Track Meet (there may be some exceptions due to extenuating circumstances)
  • all students who meet the attendance requirement will be placed into an event for the regional meet
  • students who are training for a "field" event must also attend one running practice per week
  • there will be a Ladner Mini-Meet hosted later in April at DSS that will feature a 60m race for gr.4/5 students and a 100m race for gr. 6/7 students

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 2.  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 the event by having staff and students wear blue this Friday, April 1st.  Thank you in advance for your support.

Hawthorne Elementary will be hosting a Ready, Set, Learn event for 3 year olds and 4 year olds who will not be joining kindergarten next year.   This is happening in conjunction with the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Children and Family Development and the Ministry of Health Services. These organizations have joined forces to celebrate literacy and assist you in the teaching role that you play for your child. British Columbia’s Ready, Set, Learn program recognizes that families need positive connections with the school system and community agencies that provide early childhood development resources, support, and services.

Hawthorne's event is scheduled from 9:30-11am on Friday, April 8th.  This session will begin with brief introductions followed by hands-on-learning opportunities for the children that will model fun and effective literacy strategies. A "nut-free" snack and drink will be provided during the session.  We will also include a brief explanation of the kindergarten program and discuss strategies that will help to prepare your preschooler for elementary school.  Those who attend will receive a literacy kit for use at home. 

For planning purposes we ask that you please advise Mrs. Fast  ( if you are planning to participate.  Please note that parents are required to attend with their child.  We hope to see you on April 8th.

On Thursday, March 10th we hosted our Talent Show and were treated to a great variety of performances.  Our participants are to be commended for their efforts and the positive risk-taking that they modelled for the rest of the school. Special thanks to the following students who helped this event run so smoothly:

Hosts:  Lauren Amundsen, Lexy Granum, Ryley Ferguson
Sound crew: Jake Lemoignan, Keegan Denman
Stage Crew:  Marlena Loewen, Colten MacLean, Nathan Pannell, Kaity Morris

Talent Show Participants:

Our grade one students,  Laila Nissen, Emily Abraham, Jessica Lieuwen, Claire Peters, Amorey Cronmiller, Avani Johal, Kylie McGowan, Aza Fernandes, Kailyn Ives, Caden Pacaud, Suneil Dhaliwal, Marlena Loewen, Nathan Pannell, Mattais Ljungberg, Yusuf Tutuncu, Ryley Ferguson, Helix Hunter, Tavin Fletcher, Nicolas Regalado, Tiffany Leung, Rowyn Card, Morgan Regalado, Caitlyn Jerrett, Pryanshu Chugh, Michael Norcott, Sarah Nivens, Tayler Butcher, Teala Pannell, Elizabeth Graham, Annise Gill, Gabby Ranu, Ava Manzur, Yooie Mak, Reanna Randhawa, Anita Van Wierengen, Mackenzie Claybo, Michaela Fischer.

Please contact Mrs. Page at the office ( if your family is considering a change of schools next year.  This information is an important part of our planning for the 2016-2017 school year.  Thank you in advance for your consideration.

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 March 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.


Friday, April 1st
Light It Up Blue / MonthlyAssembly

Friday, April 8
Ready, Set, Learn /
Walk To School Day

Friday, April 15
Professional Day
School Closed

Monday, April 18
Professional Day
School Closed

Friday,  April 22
Hot Lunch

Monday, April 25
PAC Meeting