April 2016 Newsletter

Happy April, everyone!  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 2016-2017 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 6, 2016.   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 30th, you will receive a letter with parent portal access ID and password.  If you do not have computer access, the district office will have computers available for you to register your child. ALL DISTRICT RESIDENCY EVENT, for all students, will take place on Wed. Aug 3rd, Thur. Aug. 4th, and Mon. Aug. 8th.  Watch for more information coming soon.  Please register online by May 16th so we can place your child in a classroom for next year.

Earth Week is coming!  To continue with our Habitat of Happiness and our efforts to be KIND, we will devote the week of April 18th to being kind to the EARTH.  Watch for more news about this!

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





Upcoming Events

4/1 – 4/14 PARCC Testing – Grades 3, 4, 5

4/1: Principal Pride/Soaring Eagles Luncheon

4/7: Picture Day – Smile

4/14: Early Release – Dismissal at 12:10

4/15: Ice Cream Day – Bring $1.00

4/15: Family Dance – 6:30-8:30pm

4/20: Incoming 6th Grade Orientation – MSS/MSN 7:00pm

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

4/26: K-2 Open House 7:00pm

4/28: 3-5 Open House 6:30pm

4/29: Birthday Bash – All April Birthdays

4/29: Principal Pride/Soaring Eagles Luncheon



K-2nd Grade OPEN HOUSE    4/26/16

7:00-7:30 Kindergarten OPEN HOUSE

7:00-7:30 1st Grade – PERFORMANCE

7:00-7:30: 2nd Grade – OPEN HOUSE

7:30-8:00: 1st Grade – OPEN HOUSE

3rd-5th Grade OPEN HOUSE    4/28/16

6:30-7:00: 3rd Grade PERFORMANCE

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

7:30-8:00: 5th Grade PERFORMANCE