We are pleased to announce that Hawthorne Elementary recently won the school prize in Mayor Jackson's Garden Contest for Kids. A contingent of staff and students were invited to receive the award within Delta's Council Chambers on Monday, October 24. It was a great experience for everyone involved and an opportunity to celebrate the success of our school garden. Special thanks to Ms. Bohmert who took responsibility for this project during the Spring of 2012 and has provided so much energy ever since. As a result of her hard work, so many students have been exposed to gardening for the first time and enjoyed the fruits (vegetables) of their labour. Mayor Jackson, along with Councillor Paton, will be joining us tomorrow at our monthly assembly to officially present the prizes which include: wheelbarrows, garden tools, soil and a $100 gift certificate to Westcoast Seeds. Way to go Hawthorne!
Hawthorne will be hosting its Remembrance Day Service on Thursday, November 10th beginning at approximately 11am in our gymnasium. We have a number of classes and students who will be presenting in honour of the many Canadians who have provided service for our country. Parents are welcome to attend this service. We will also be providing students and staff with poppies to be worn on this day. These poppies are provided by the local legion and donations will be collected on November 10th. Any support you can provide will be greatly appreciated. Please note that the school will be closed on Tuesday, November 11th.
TRAFFIC AT HAWTHORNE
As we enter our third month of school, parents are reminded to avoid driving their child to school whenever possible. The increased congestion does create a genuine safety concern for our students and taxes the skills of our crossing guards. If you must drive, please consider the following alternatives: dropping off at the pathway on Grove Avenue or at the parking lot for Hawthorne Park. Thank you in advance for your attention to this issue.
With the poor weather of late, we are asking parents to ensure that our students are coming to school with clothing that is appropriate for the conditions. As well, it would be helpful if your child had a change of clothes left at the school to account for those occasions when they might get wet or muddy from outdoor play. Thank you in advance for your attention to this matter.