Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Tuesday, June 28th

We have just completed another great year at Hawthorne.  Our staff and students worked hard to keep up with the curriculum and work towards the changes that are in place for next year.  Our parent community continues to support our efforts at school and at home.  The PAC was incredibly supportive of the school and provided us with some great events:  Walk to School, Open House, Christmas Treats, Movie nights, Emergency Preparedness event and so much more. This year also saw our students and staff involved with:  camp, skiing, band, yoga, track, acting classes, DEAR day, volleyball, basketball, gymnastics, Talent Show, cultural performance, spirit days, assemblies and countless field trips.

While the activities mentioned above tend to highlight this year at Hawthorne, it is the daily interactions that combine to make this such a great place to be.  There is a positive, welcoming spirit at Hawthorne and I am very grateful to be working with supportive parents, dedicated teachers and hardworking, respectful students.  I wish you all a wonderful summer and good luck to those staff members or families moving to new schools next year.

M. Carruthers

We would like to acknowledge a number of staff members who will not be returning to Hawthorne next year due to the staffing process or retirement.  We are grateful for their contributions to the school and support of student learning.  Along with the names listed below,  our vice-principal, Ms. Fisher, will be moving on after 3 years at Hawthorne.  She has been a very positive influence at the school and has provided leadership in a variety of areas.

Leaving Teaching staff:   Ms. Angeard, Ms. Nixon, Ms. Swenson, Mr. Neufeld, Ms. Fast, 

Leaving Teaching assistants:  Ms. Butler, Ms. Laureano, Ms. Mojica, Ms. Symchych, Ms. Sharpe, Ms. Jensen

Mrs. Robinson:  She is retiring after many years at the helm of our grade 7 classes.  Her dedication, commitment and creativity provided students with wonderful learning experiences over the years.

Mrs. Page:  She is retiring after 15 years as the head secretary at Hawthorne.  Her many talents will be greatly missed as she kept us all organized and prepared for whatever came our way.

Mrs. Sim:   She is retiring after having supported students and teachers for countless years at Hawthorne.  Her patience and expertise will be missed.

Mrs. Hodgson:  She is retiring after many years at Hawthorne supporting students with a variety of needs.  She also provided the impetus for Hawthorne's sensory room which is now the envy of our school district.

Please note the following points with regard to our September start-up plans:
  • The first day of school is Tuesday, September 6th  from  9am – noon.
  • Kindergarten students will be working on a graduated entry as per the letter sent to families
  • Students will be returning to their 2015-2016 classrooms for the first day
  • New students will report to the gymnasium 
We have also posted our calendar and school supply list on our website (http://ha.deltasd.bc.ca).  Feel free to contact Mr. Carruthers (mcarruthers@deltasd.bc.ca) over the summer if you should have any further questions.