April 2014 Newsletter

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Welcome 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 2014-2015 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, May 2, 2014.   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 11th, 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.  Please register on line by April 30, 2014 so we can place your child in a classroom for next year.

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 Signature




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Upcoming Events…

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4/2: PTO Meeting at District Office – 7:00pm

4/7: Board of Education Meeting at District Office – 7:00pm

4/8: SOAR –students on a run 7:30am and 3:00pm

4/11: Family Dance – 6:30-8:30pm

4/11: Registration SNAPCODE letters are mailed

4/15: SOAR –students on a run 7:30am and 3:00pm

4/17: Ice Cream Day – Bring $1.00

4/18: NO SCHOOL – Good Friday

4/22: EARTH DAY – Wear blue and green to celebrate!

4/24: Principal’s Pride/Soaring Eagles Luncheon

4/25: Birthday Bash – All April Birthdays

4/29: K-2 OPEN HOUSE 7:00pm

5/1: 3-5 OPEN HOUSE 6:30pm

5/2: Picture Day – SMILE!


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K-2 OPEN HOUSE – 4/29/14

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7:00-7:30 1st – PERFORMANCE

7:00-7:30: 2nd – OPEN HOUSE



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3-5 OPEN HOUSE – 5/1/14

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6:30-7:00: 3rd PERFORMANCE

7:00-7:30: 3rd/4th/5th OPEN HOUSE

7:30-8:00: 5th PERFORMANCE


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Coming Soon: 5th Grade Science Fair


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May 13, 2014 – 6:30-7:30pm