Growing Together

We Want Your Advice about District 73’s Future

Please join us on Wednesday, February 21, for an Evening with the Board to discuss Hawthorn’s space needs for today and tomorrow. At the meeting, we look forward to your advice and guidance as we work together to set the course for our school district’s future. The meeting will take place at Middle School South, 600 N. Aspen Drive in Vernon Hills at 7:00 p.m.

A Message Regarding Events in Florida

In light of recent events in Florida with another tragic school shooting, our sympathy and thoughts go out to the parents, staff, students and community of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida. (Continued)

Information Session On Parenting

Please join us for an informational session on parenting from Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital. The event will take place Tuesday, March 6, at 6:30 p.m. at Middle School North.

Volunteers Needed for BookFair

The Book Fair is coming again! We are so appreciative of the support we get from our Aspen parents! Please note that each class has a half hour time slot in which to visit the fair. Students will fill out their wish lists during this time. For younger classes, this will require more volunteers. We know that coming to help your children during their class’s visit is always a fun experience. Volunteers may be asked to assist students in completing their wish lists, filling existing book orders, or a myriad of other small tasks. We are especially dependent on parent assistance with set up and take down, making it a quick and efficient process. Thanks in advance for your help!

Click here to sign up to volunteer.

 

ASPEN FAMILY BINGO NIGHT

Join us for everyone’s favorite family event:  BINGO on Friday, February 16 from 6:30-8:00p.m. in Aspen School’s cafeteria for pizza (6:30-7:00) and Gym for Bingo (7:00-8:00).  We will sell pizza for $3 per slice (or $5 for two slices if purchased in advance with registration). Please join us for a fun-filled evening!  Registration forms went home this week-or click HERE to download one now.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:

The AFPC needs many volunteers to make this night a success–please consider helping us in any of the following ways:

  • 4:30-6:30pm –  Set-up
  • 6:30-8:00 – Event Helper (checking in families, overseeing students selling pizza, checking Bingo Cards, managing the prize table)
  • 8:00-8:30 – Clean-up

Please email aspenfamilypartnershipcouncil@gmail.com are able to help in any way.  Thank you!

Aspen Updates February 9, 2018

Parents, please don’t forget to sign the report card (mid-term) envelope and send it back to school.  The contents inside the envelope are for you to keep!

Also, if you haven’t done so already, please send back the Returning Student Form. This form helps us plan more accurately for next year.

Early Release Day

Tuesday, February 13 is an early release day.  Students will be dismissed at 11:25 that day, after they have had their lunch.  Also, February 19 is a NO SCHOOL Day in observance of President’s Day.  And finally, Friday, February 23 is also a NO SCHOOL Day.  Parent/Teacher conferences will be taking place that day, as well as incoming Kindergarten registration.

Valentines Day Parties

The PTO-sponsored Valentines Day parties will be taking place in every classroom on Wednesday, February 15 at 1:00 p.m.  Our room parents are busy planning plenty of fun and games for the students that day.

Book Fair

The Book Fair is coming!  Come and visit the book fair during the Family Night on Friday, February 16.  Students will be given a chance to visit the Fair during the day and put a wish list together.  Also, we will be doing a fundraiser, All For Books, again this year.  This fundraiser not only benefits our school, but it also benefits children in need. Every dollar raised equals 1 Scholastic book donated to a children’s charity, and all the money our school raises goes towards books for our classrooms.  The type of fundraiser this year is Change Wars (see below):

  • Friday, February 16 – Nickel Day
  • Tuesday, February 20 – Dime Day
  • Wednesday, February 21 – Quarter Day
  • Thursday, February 22 – Dollar Day
  • Monday, February 26 – All Change/Money Day

The class that has the most change each day gets a PRIZE!  The class that raises the most overall money through the week gets the GRAND PRIZE!  Thanks, in advance, for supporting our students in this way!

Friendship Week

Friendship Week is taking place next week (February 12th – 16th).  Students are encouraged to celebrate by dressing accordingly each day.  See below for details:

  • Monday, February 12 – Team up with your Friends – wear your favorite team shirts, jersey, or hats.
  • Tuesday, February 13 – True Spirit Tuesday – wear school spirit colors (blue and yellow) or school spirit wear clothes.
  • Wednesday, February 14 – We Love You Wednesday – Wear red!
  • Thursday, February 15 – Track Suit Thursday – Help keep your friends on track – wear sweatpants or workout clothes to school.
  • Friday, February 16 – Super Hero Friday – Good friends are true super heroes! Wear superhero t-shirts, capes or hats to school

Class Pictures 2/15

Class pictures will be taking place on Thursday, February 15.  Order forms have been sent home.  New this year is the ability to pre-order your child’s photo by clicking here.

As a bonus to you, if you preorder online BEFORE picture day, you will receive FREE personalization (just make sure you select it when ordering).

Thanks for Making Family University a Success!

We can’t thank our volunteers and Claim Company enough for making Saturday’s Family University one of our best events ever!!!  We had over 90 parents and children and over 25 Faculty and Staff who made the morning possible.  Our heartfelt thanks goes out to:  Mrs. Anderson, Mrs. Brocks, Mrs. Caby, Mrs. Carson, Mr. Fredricksen, Mrs. Gerjol, Mrs. Giovanetto, Ms. Green, Ms. Jones, Mrs. Kirby, Mrs. Loiben, Mrs. Manchester, Mr. McDonald, Mrs. Medbery, Mrs. Motley, Mrs. Perlin, Mrs. Saliba, Mrs. Schrems, Mrs. Szoke, Mrs. Williamson, Ms. Wolfson, Mrs. Zurek, Kim Olver, the Executive Director of the Glasser Institute, our parent volunteers:  Emily Coronado, Marie Fricano, Charlie Longdon, and Kristin Weissman, and our Aspen Graduates/Volunteers:  Jessica Johnson, Josh Johnson, Susan Johnson, Avery Longdon and Ryan Cerauli.  All of these people make the Family University possible (either at the event or in the behind-the-scenes preperations).  Claim Company provided a delicious lunch for which we were all grateful!

Aspen Updates February 2, 2018

Spelling Bee Winner

Congratulations to Aishi A. for winning Aspen’s Spelling Bee!  Aishi is a 5th grade student in Mrs. Pogachnik’s class.  Way to go, Aishi!

Spirit Days are back! See below for specific, daily, spirit wear information:

  •   February 2 – Super Bowl Shuffle – wear your favorite team jersey
  •   February 6 – 100th Day of School – Dress like you are  100 years old today!
  •   February 9 – Wacky clothes or mismatch day
  •   February 23 – Crazy Hair Day

Friendship Week

We are also celebrating Friendship Week during the week of February 12th – 16th .  Students are encouraged to dress accordingly each day.  See below for details:

  • Monday, February 12 – Team up with your Friends – wear your favorite team shirts, jersey, or hats.
  • Tuesday, February 13 – True Spirit Tuesday – wear school spirit colors (blue and yellow) or school spirit wear clothes.
  • Wednesday, February 14 – We Love You Wednesday – Wear red!
  • Thursday, February 15 – Track Suit Thursday – Help keep your friends on track – wear sweatpants or workout clothes to school.
  • Friday, February 16 – Super Hero Friday – Good friends are true super heroes! Wear superhero t-shirts, capes or hats to school

Class Pictures 2/15

Spring class pictures are coming soon.  Mark your calendars for Thursday, February 15.  Order forms will be sent home soon.

Bingo Night

The next Family Night is coming!  Mark your calendars for Friday, February 16 for Bingo Night.  Click here for more info and registration form.

 

 

Hawthorn PTO 2018 Variety Show

Here’s your chance to be a star! The PTO Variety Show is a talent show comprised of dancing, singing, playing musical instruments, skits and more.  The sky’s the limit!  Of course family and friends are invited to attend the Variety Show!
  • The Variety Show is Scheduled for Sunday, March 18th, 2018 at Middle School South
  • There is a mandatory practice for all acts on Saturday, March 17th, 2018
  • Please go to the Hawthorn PTO website to sign up
  • You must sign up before March 1 to participate
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Hawthorn Hosts an Evening with the Board

Hawthorn School District 73 is inviting the community to attend an Evening with the Board on Wednesday, February 21, at 7:00 p.m. at Hawthorn Middle School South, 600 N. Aspen Drive in Vernon Hills, IL. The event will focus on how to solve the District’s present and future space needs.  The event will include a presentation and an opportunity for community members to provide their feedback and advice to the Board of Education.

The school district is growing. Over the next 10 years, it is projected to welcome approximately 700 more students. By 2026, its enrollment will reach more than 5,000 students, representing a more than 30 percent increase since 2008.  Hawthorn’s facilities have either been at capacity or above capacity for the past six years. Administrators have made numerous adaptations to manage space, including adding a portable containing two classrooms at Elementary South, and conducting gym in the cafeteria and hallways of the middle schools.

Childcare will be provided.  Spanish translators will be present. If you need childcare, please register by February 19. Send an email to: petersonw@hawthorn73.org.