April 2017 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 2017-2018 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 5, 2017.   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 2nd , Thur. Aug. 3rd, and Mon. Aug. 7th.  Watch for more information coming soon.  Please register online by May 19th so we can place your child in a classroom for next year.

Earth Week is coming!  To continue with our Courage to SOAR above the line, we will devote the week of April 17th 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,






7:00-7:30 KDG OPEN HOUSE

7:00-7:30 1st – PERFORMANCE

7:00-7:30: 2nd – OPEN HOUSE

7:30-8:00: 1st – OPEN HOUSE



6:30-7:00: 3rd PERFORMANCE

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

7:30-8:00: 5th PERFORMANCE



Upcoming Events…

4/3 – 4/21 PARCC Testing – Grades 3, 4, 5

4/7: Family Dance 6:30pm-8:30pm

4/11, 4/12: New session of SOAR running club begins

4/13: PTO Family Fitness Night – Townline 6:30pm

4/14: No School – Good Friday

4/17: Earth Week begins

4/18: Science Fair 6:00pm

4/20: Early Release – 12:10 Dismissal

4/20: 6th Grade Parent Orientation at Middle South (parents only)

4/21: Earth Day – wear blue and green

4/21: Ice Cream Friday – bring $1.00

4/25: K-2 Open House 7:00pm

4/27: 3-5 Open House 6:30pm