Thursday, 17 November 2016

November 17

We are pleased to announce that Hawthorne will be hosting its annual Christmas Concert on Thursday, December 8th.  There will be two shows (1:30pm and 6:30pm) and a reply form will be sent home in late November so that parents can indicate which show their family plans to attend.  Please keep in mind that due to our gym's capacity,  families will only be able to attend one of the shows and we will be restricting families to 2 seats for the evening show or 4 seats for the afternoon performance. We look forward to what should be a fun day of holiday cheer.

Families are invited to attend another Movie Night at Hawthorne.  It is scheduled for Friday, November 25th.  Doors open at 6pm and the movie starts at 6:30pm.  Admission is free and there will be a concession available with select items for sale. Please RSVP Ms. Sigouin if you plan to attend:  The feature movie is Jim Carrey's,  The Grinch.

Our student council will be collecting food and money for Deltassist beginning on Thurs., December 1st  until  Monday, December 12th.  We are hoping for donations of non-perishable food items and/or a loonie or twoonie to support Delta families in need. Your support would be greatly appreciated. If you, or someone you know, is in need of extra support during the holiday season, please consider Deltassist's Christmas programs.   Registered families can have access to food and toys. You can click here for more details and to check the eligibility requirements.

Hawthorne's Student Council met for the first time two weeks ago and their first responsibility was hosting a Halloween costume day on October 31.  We enjoyed a great level of participation for staff and students which made for an action packed day with prizes for two students from each class.  We look forward to our next Spirit Day which will be a FAMOUS FRIDAY scheduled for Friday, December 2nd.  Students and staff will be encouraged to dress up as someone famous  Thank you in advance of your help with this.  

Here are the student council members for 2016-2017:

Abby White, Alexios Boufeas, Annise Gill,  Arshdeep Pannu, Ayla Havard, Chase Kolinsky, Ivan Terehoff, Gabby Ranu, Jake Williams, Jonny Saunby, Kaitlyn Kitagawa, Kaitlyn Willford, Karsten Sparkes, Keily Hutt, Kyla Savage, Mattais Ljungberg, Owen Badenhorst, Skye Gauthier, Teala Pannell

The Delta School District will be hosting a Community Gathering from 5-8pm at the Tsawwassen First Nation Community Hall on Wednesday, Nov. 30th to discuss some changes to the Indigenous Education Department.  These gatherings will provide an opportunity for the Delta District to share more details with you about the department changes as well as our district's Aboriginal Education Enhancement Agreement. Supper will be provided and children are welcome.  If you would like to attend, please RSVP to Ms. Lori Hall by telephone 604-952-5323 or email

SNOW PASSES: Grade 4 and 5
The temperature is beginning to fall and winter is just around the corner. Get a Grade 4 & 5 SnowPass for your nine and ten year olds  and get them out on the slopes this winter! Pick up a SnowPass for your 4th or 5th grader and save this winter. Snowstorms are already starting to hit parts of Canada and with all this snow comes all sorts of fun! Don't let your kids spend the winter indoors, get them out and active; try skiing and snowboarding this winter with the Grade 4 & 5 SnowPass.

Your kids have never skied or snowboarded before? No problem!  It's the perfect time to get them started. The Canadian Ski Council has everything you need to make it easy and affordable for your children to learn. Just register for a Grade 4 & 5 SnowPass for your child and receive three free lift tickets at each and every participating ski area, all across Canada. With over 150 locations participating in the program, there are hundreds of opportunities for your kids to ski and snowboard this winter!

Registering your child for a SnowPass is easy and open to any child in grade 4 or 5. Online registration is fast and easy, just visit, upload your child's picture and proof of age, enter your method of payment and presto, your child's personalized SnowPass will be mailed directly to your home in days.

The Grade 4 & 5 SnowPass is a national program and is valid at over 150 ski areas across Canada including 32 ski areas in British Columbia, 19 ski areas in Alberta, 1 ski area in Saskatchewan, 2 ski areas in Manitoba, 33 ski areas in Ontario, 57 ski areas in Quebec, 8 in Atlantic Canada and 1 in the Yukon.  With ski areas participating across Canada, families will not have to travel far to put the SnowPass to use. Kids can easily track how many lift passes they have left by visiting www.snowpass.caNo matter where you live, everyone can take advantage of this fantastic offer. The only cost is a small administration/postage fee of $29.95 including taxes.

If this is your child's first time skiing or snowboarding, the Canadian Ski Council has it covered.  Sign up for a Discover Learn to Ski or Snowboard lesson package, which includes a lesson with a certified ski or snowboard instructor, lift ticket and equipment rental, all for a very low price. Check out for a full list of ski areas that offer Discover lesson packages and their package prices.


Friday, November 18
Hot Lunch

Friday, November 25

Movie Night

Wednesday, November 30

PAC Meeting

Monday, December 5
Professional Day
School Closed

Thursday, December 8
Christmas Concert
1:30 and 6:30pm

Friday, December 16
Winter Break Begins