Tuesday, 31 January 2017

January 31st

Hawthorne's Student Council is hosting a Crazy Hair Day on Friday February 3rd. Students and staff are invited to present their hair in a unique way. Some ideas include: temporary colour, braiding, spiking, curls, 80's feathering or wearing a wig.  It should be a fun day with great prizes going to some luck participants.

The prolonged cold snap and icy conditions in January left behind a very muddy playground.  We ask that parents ensure their children bring the proper footwear to school along with an extra set of clothes. While we have been advising caution with our students,  the mud is proving to be too much of a temptation for some and a lot of fun:) 

At Hawthorne we try to provide our students with outdoor time every day at recess and lunch.  During inclement weather, students in grade 2-7 are provided with a choice to stay inside or go out on the playground.  Those who stay inside, including all of our kindergarten/grade 1 students, are asked to partake in a quiet activity or game in their classroom. In the event of  extreme weather conditions, all students are required to stay inside. 

Beginning in the New Year,  Hawthorne has been hosting a Lego Games club in the library on the following days:

Mondays:          grade 2/3 students
Wednesdays:     grade k/1 students
Fridays:             grad3 4/5

Students are also welcome to bring their Pokemon cards on these days for trading, however, this has been problematic in the past so we will monitor closely. Thank you to the teachers who are helping to supervise: Ms. Lee, Ms. Corrigal, Ms. Retallick, Ms. Schofield, Ms. Widsten and Ms. Sundaran.  As well,  special thanks to our grade 6 volunteers who set up and take down:  Ava Manzur, Reanna Rundhawa, Annise Gill, Anita Van Wieringen,

The basketball season is now underway for our grade 6 and 7 students.  The games versus other Ladner schools began last week and we are looking forward to great season based on the following game schedule:

Grade 6 Girls / Boys                Mon. or Wed. 3:30pm
Grade 7 Boys                           Tues.  3:30pm
Grade 7 Girls                           Thurs. 3:30pm

Special thanks to our coaches:  Mr. Granum, Mr. Tang, Mr. Carruthers, Mr. Hemenway (volunteer), Mr. Wildgrove (volunteer), Ms. Blachford and Ms. Sundaran.  Go Hawks!

Your Delta School District PAC is hosting a free event for grade 6-12 students and parents called:  How to Get Better Grades in School - Learning to Study with Your Brain in Mind with Terry Small  

It is scheduled for February 7th at SDSS Secondary and you can sign up at the following link:  https://terry_small_sdss.eventbrite.ca.

Mrs. Ratzlaff will once again be hosting a Book Fair in our library during Hawthorne's Student-Led Conferences on February 8th and 9th. Proceeds will support the purchase of new library resources.  Volunteers are needed and parents are asked to contact Mrs. Ratzlaff (jratzlaff@deltasd.bc.ca) if you are able to help out.  Thanks in advance for your consideration.

Please note that kindergarten registration at Hawthorne will be held on Friday, February 17th from 9:30am-Noon.   Families will need to bring:

  • Proof of Canadian Status for student and one parent or Guardian
  • Proof of Residency
  • Immunization Record
  • Any current/valid legal documents regarding custody and restrictions
We look forward to meeting our new kindergarten students for the 2017-2018 school year.


Friday, February 3rd
Crazy Hair Day /Assembly

Wednesday, February 8th
Parent Teacher Conferences
2pm Dismissal

Thursday, February 9th
Parent Teacher Conferences
2pm Dismissal

Monday, February 13th
Family Day
School Closed

Friday, February 17th

Kindergarten Registration

Friday, February 24th
Professional Day
School Closed