April 2013 Newsletter

imagesWelcome back!  This is an exciting time because we are beginning to plan for the next school year. We have already received many questions about placement.  Our staff will begin the class building process at the end of April or beginning of May for the 2013-2014 school year.  This is one of our most important tasks to prepare for the upcoming year.  Throughout this process, our goal is to place students in the best possible learning setting for them.  We will try to build classes that are balanced in terms of learning needs and styles, gender, emotional and social development, and academic achievement.

We welcome parent input in this process, as we recognize that parents know their children better than anyone else.  If you would like to offer insight, share your perspective, or express a need on behalf of your child, we invite you to write a letter.  Because it is very difficult to grant requests for specific teachers, we ask that your letter focus on your child’s learning style, significant learning experiences for him/her, and/or the type of teaching style to which your child responds best.  Please do not request a specific teacher. 

We ask that all letters be submitted no later than Friday, April 26th. We will use the information you provide, along with input from teachers, to place your child in a classroom that will best meet his or her needs.

This year, the registration process will continue to be on-line. Starting April 15th, you will receive a letter from INFOSNAP with the login information needed to register your child.  If you do not have computer access, the district office will have computers available for you to register your child. Watch for more information coming soon.

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,

Jill Martin


Upcoming Events in April …

4/2: School Resumes – YES, this is a TUESDAY!
4/3: PTO Meeting at District Office – 7:00pm
4/8-4/19: Spring MAP Testing
4/12: Spirit Day – Mix match day!
4/19: Ice Cream Friday
4/19: Family Dance – 6:30-8:30pm
4/20: Parent University at District Office – World Languages 6:00pm
4/23: K-2 OPEN HOUSE 7:00pm
4/25: 3-5 OPEN HOUSE 6:30pm
4/25: Principal’s Pride/Soaring Eagles Luncheon
4/26: Birthday Bash – All April Birthdays

Coming Soon

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7:00-7:30 AM Kdg Open House
7:00-7:30 1st  grade– Performance
7:00-7:30: 2nd grade – Open House
7:30-8:00: Full Day/PM Kdg & 1st  grade Open House


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6:30-7:00: 3rd grade Performance
7:00-7:30 3rd, 4th,  & 5th grade Open House
7:30-8:00: 5th grade Performance


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May 8, 2013    6:30-7:30pm