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November 2017 SOAR Winners

Congratulations to all of our November SOAR (SAFE, ON TASK, ACT RESPONSIBLE, RESPECT) winners, who “Soared Above the Line” in academics or behavior this month.

Last Name First Name HomeRoom
Bernheim Megan 4 Dahm
Bharathimohan Kanishka 2 Terchin
Brockway Meghan 5 Preuss
Choudhury Aarushi 5 Trela
Chua Jaydon 4 Studer
Davis Brielle 2 Terchin
De Aquino Luis 1 Brettner
Diaz Tinoco Leslie 4 Dahm
Fernandez Kevin 1 Brzezinski
Gong Nathan 1 Lawless
Habtesion Sina Dingman
Hachate Abhinav 1 Faith
Halkarni Sai Dingman
Hamann Chase 3 Arenson
Hattalli Atharv Schryver
Herman Frankie 1 Wilton
Herman Charlie 2 Worden
Hwang Abby 1 Faith
Hwang Joseph 5 Brand
Jacobsohn Morgan 5 Preuss
John Eva 1 Lawless
Jung Sarah 3 Reilly
Karthik Chinmayi 3 Donoghue
Karthik Abhinav 3 Preston
Kim Kijeon 2 Hansen
Koepke Joshua 2 Weinstein
Kwiecinski Jason 3 Reilly
Kwon Matthew Avila
Lamberti Tommy 5 Carlson
Lee Stephanie 1 Wilton
Leuck Jillian 4 Oliva
Levitan Jake 4 Alland
Levy Kayla 1 Bleck
Lopez Tamara 4 Schorsch
Manasavi Pinge 2 Rude
Mathers Xavier 5 Sordini
Medrano Stephanie 2 Hansen
Miller Robert 4 Oliva
Norton Emma 4 Alland
Parekh Aarav 1 Bleck
Park Alex Kroot
Park Yoosol Schryver
Park Abby Silver
Ramanathan Joseph 1 Brzezinski
Rubenstein Sam 2 Rude
Saini Anshuman 5 Trela
Schenk Presley 2 Wagner
Schifrin Leo 4 Schorsch
Seaver Aiden 2 Wagner
Serrano Rubi 4 Studer
Shapovalova Antonika Avila
Sheth Aashna Kroot
So Kian 4 Schorsch
Stollings Mia 2 Weinstein
Szmytka Veronica 1 Brettner
Thomas Abigail 5 Brand
Verma Ojaswi 3 Arenson
Vibhuti Saanvi 3 Rayl
Wakefield Audrey Silver
Williams Olivia 3 Preston
Zhang Daniel 3 Donoghue

 

December 2017 Newsletter

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday with family and friends.  As we move into the holiday season, it reminds us all how fortunate we are to have such a caring community.  I want to thank you all for attending parent-teacher conferences, as well as three hundred and fifty visitors to the building during our National Education Week visitation.  We appreciate all you do to support children at home, and we thank you for joining our partnership in “Inspire all students to embrace learning in a ever-changing world.”

This year our Bernstein Unit is focused on Growth Mindset and the understanding that I may not be able to do it, YET, but with hard work and dedication, I can get there.   On Dec 21st, the whole school will watch Finding Nemo and/or Finding Dori.  These two movies remind us to “just keep swimming” to reach our goals.  We will have classroom discussions on Growth Mindset and make connections to the movie.  Nemo is rated G and Dory is rated PG and we were planning to give children choice as to which movie they view so if you do not want your child to watch the movie, please contact your child’s teacher.  An alternate activity will be planned for those who do not wish to have their child participate.

November also brought out our Art Adventure volunteers and we had a wonderfully successful Book Fair. Thanks to all the parents who volunteered for both activities.  As always, we are working hard to improve our reading, writing and math skills!

Now that December has arrived, please remember that if it is above 10 degrees including wind chill, we will be going outside.  Please have your child dress for the fresh, crisp air.

Thank you again for your continued support.  As always, if you have any questions or input, please do not hesitate to call or e-mail me.  I can be reached at martinj@hawthorn73.org or (847) 990-4800.

Wishing you a happy, healthy holiday season!

All the best,

 

 

 

 

Coming soon…

Dec 6 – Trimester Report Cards go home

Dec 8 – Hawthorn Blue and Gold Spirit Day

Dec 8 – Roller Skating begins in PE for grades 1-5

Dec 13 – Early Release at 12:10

Dec 21 – Birthday Bash for December Birthdays

Dec 21 – Slipper Day  – bring your favorite slippers to wear

Dec 21 – Finding Nemo/Dory Movie Day – Growth Mindset Movie

Dec 22 – Jan 7 Winter Break – school resumes Jan 8.  Happy New Year!

Jan 9 – Soaring Eagle Awards breakfast

Jan 9 – Winter Map Testing begins and winter benchmarking for AIMSweb

Jan 12 – READ 2018– Pajama Day and we will all read for 2018 seconds

November Birthday Bash

Students with birthdays during the month of November celebrated in the cafeteria with Dr. Martin at the Birthday Bash on November 17th.

door decoration

Growth Mindset Decorations Enliven the Hallways

When parents arrive for parent-teacher conferences, they will see hallways filled with decorations. To keep the growth mindset alive at Elementary South, the school held a door decoration contest. Students researched growth mindset quotes and created door decorations using the quotation themes.  STAR Team members judged the decorations.

Hawthorn Enrichment Institute

Save the Dates for the 2018 Hawthorn Enrichment Institute

The Hawthorn Enrichment Institute summer program is open to all kindergarten through eighth-grade Hawthorn District 73 students. It will take place from July 9 – August 10, 2018.  Registration begins February 1, 2018.

American Education Week

Elementary South Observes American Education Week

Elementary South invited parents to visit the classrooms of their children in observance of American Education Week, Nov. 13 to 17. The students were excited to work on projects alongside their parents.

Do you know the history behind American Education Week? Representatives of the National Education Association and the American Legion met in 1919 to seek ways to generate public support for education after the recognition that so many WWI draftees were illiterate. They adopted resolutions for a national effort to raise public awareness of the importance of education. The first observance of American Education Week was in 1921.

October 2017 SOAR Winners

Congratulations to all of our October SOAR (SAFE, ON TASK, ACT RESPONSIBLE, RESPECT) winners, who “Soared Above the Line” in academics or behavior this month.

Last Name

First Name

Homeroom

Aguirre

Jazmin

4 Oliva

Alan

Franco

1 Bleck

Arroyo

Chris

4 Schorsch

Bapat

Siddharth

Schryver

Base

Ethan

4 Schorsch

Bernard

Samantha

Kroot

Bhangale

Harshvardhan

2 Hansen

Blanchard

Claire

Silver

Breske

Keon

2 Wagner

Breske

Emsley

Silver

Brown

Finley

1 Faith

Bucio

Caleb

Avila

Das

Debarghya

2 Weinstein

Dubin

Tessa

4 Dahm

Guarneros

Edward

5 Trela

Gupta

Aanya

5 Brand

Hattalli

Aarush

Dingman

Hyun

Olivia

4 Studer

Junnarkar

Ahaan

2 Terchin

Karkera

Anika

3 Donoghue

Kathirvel

Sarah

1 Lawless

Kim

Kyle

4 Dahm

Kwon

Ella

2 Hansen

Madden

Joshua

1 Brzezinski

McRae

Mallie

1 Brzezinski

McRae

Charlie

1 Wilton

Menon

Advika

Schryver

Michaluk

Evelyn

Avila

Mishrikotkar

Neil

4 Studer

Mohrdieck

Kailynn

4 Alland

Nichols

Griffin

5 Preuss

Nitz

Daniel

5 Brand

Nodelman

Delilah

2 Rude

Park

Ethan

3 Preston

Pendem

Moksha

1 Brettner

Potdar

Maurya

1 Brettner

Ramarao

Priya

3 Preston

Sabharwal

Anya

5 Trela

Schiff

Samantha

Dingman

Schwartz

Zachary

4 Alland

Sen

Ahana

1 Wilton

Sender

Lauri

1 Bleck

Servin

Andres

3 Reilly

Shields

Olivia

3 Reilly

Smialek

Matthew

4 Oliva

Solorio-Alvarez

Caden

3 Donoghue

Stinson

Zach

5 Preuss

Swamanathan

Shreya

2 Weinstein

Swaminathan

Hasini

1 Faith

Urban

Zoe

2 Wagner

Vanapalli

Devesh

1 Lawless

Vinay

Shreya

2 Worden

Waitzman

Alyssa

5 Carlson

Wang

Christina

5 Sordini

Wang

Boyd

Kroot

Wiegal

Laney

2 Terchin

Ylagan

Jasmine

2 Rude

 

November 2017 Newsletter

These beautiful fall days remind us all that we have so much to be THANKFUL for.  We live in a wonderful community that supports our children and their education!  There are exciting activities going on in the classrooms, and everyone is working hard to challenge students to reach their potential and improve student achievement.

Halloween was a great event at South! Thank you to all the room parents who volunteered for our Halloween parties.  Everyone had a spooktacular time!

Looking into November, we have the end of the first trimester, report cards, and conferences. We look forward to meeting with each of you to discuss your child’s progress.  At conferences, be sure to visit the book fair in the main hallway. A portion of the proceeds from the sale allows us to buy new books for our library.

Ever wonder what the classrooms are really like?  If you are interested in seeing your child in the classroom, please come visit us on American Education Week’s Parent Visitation Day – Wednesday, NOVEMEBER 15, 2017.  See the schedule in the box below.

Thank you again for your continued support.  As always, if you have any questions or input, please do not hesitate to call or e-mail me.  I can be reached at martinj@hawthorn73.org or (847) 990-4800.

All the best,

 

 

 

First Trimester Ending…

Can you believe the first trimester is coming to an end? Report cards will be distributed on Wednesday, December 6, 2017.

Parent Teacher Conferences will be held:

Nov 20: PM only K-5

Nov. 21: AM only K-5 (no school that day)

If you still need a conference time, please contact your child’s teacher.

Sadly… Flu Season is here!

The best way for us to stay well is prevention!  At school, we follow set guidelines for hand sanitization.  Remember to have your child wash his/her hands frequently and please keep your child home if he/she is sick.

Let’s keep our children HEALTHY!

 

American Education Week Parent Visitation – Nov 15, 2017

Parking will be available on the EAST side of Aspen.  Please do not bring younger siblings.  Thank you!

Kindergarten: Thankful Writing @ 8:50-9:30

First Grade: Math Marathon @ 12:20-1:20

Second Grade: Geography Games @ 2:10 – 2:50

Third Grade: Continents and Oceans @ 10:40-11:20

Fourth Grade: Math Madness @ 10:00-10:40

Fifth Grade: Team Building-Engineering @ 10:00-10:45

Upcoming Events…

11/2 – Early Release at 12:10pm

11/10 – No School Veteran’s Day

11/15 – American Education Visitation Day

11/15 – Picture Retake Day

11/17 – Family Alliance Movie Night

11/17 – November Birthday Bash

11/20 – Parent Teacher Conferences/Book Fair

11/21 – No School Parent Teacher Conferences AM/Book Fair

11/22-11/26 – No School Thanksgiving Break

11/27 – School Resumes

Halloween

Have a Healthy Halloween

Kindergarten and first-grade students joined the annual Pumpkin Chase. It’s a healthy Halloween activity in which children get exercise by chasing a PE teacher dressed as a pumpkin.