March 2013 Newsletter

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March always comes “roaring” into Elementary South like a lion because when March comes in, so do the ISAT tests! Tuesday is the first day of ISAT testing. The children and their teachers have worked all year to learn the Common Core Learning Standards and the Hawthorn Comprehensive Curriculum. I feel confident that they are well prepared for state testing. Most importantly, please make sure your child is well rested, at school on time, and encouraged. We will do the rest! We will provide a breakfast each day of testing, new pencils, and even pass out mints to stimulate brain activity.
Testing is not all that is going on around here! Thanks to all who came out last Friday night for FAMILY FUN NIGHT! The jump rope warrior, David Fisher was awesome, the book sales were incredible and we were able to earn lots of free books for our school. It was great fun for all who attended and a special thanks to our family alliance, PTO, and volunteers who made the event such a success!
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.
Have a wonderful Spring Vacation with family and friends!

Jill Martin

Upcoming Events:

March 5-15: ISAT testing in grades 3, 4, and 5
March 6: PTO meeting at District Office 7:00pm
March 7: ART SHOW @ Aspen Library 6:30pm
March 8: PTO Boys Night Out – 5th Grade boys & their fathers MSN 6:30-8:30pm
March 9: PTO Mother Daughter Tea – Vernon Hills Park District 1:00pm
March 11: Report Cards go home
March 11: Board of Education Meeting at District Office – 7:00
March 12: 5th Grade Band to North Chicago Band Festival
March 15: Ice Cream Friday – Bring $1.00/Hawthorn BLUE AND GOLD SPIRIT DAY
March 17: PTO Variety Show – MSS 11:00, 1:00, 3:00
March 21: Principal Pride/Soaring Eagle Luncheon
March 22: Birthday Bash – March Birthdays
March 23-April 1: Spring Break
April 2: School Resumes!