Bookmark design by student

Six Elementary South Students are Winners of Library’s Bookmark Content

Each year the Cook Memorial Public Library District holds a contest that enables students to show just how talented they are. Participants from all schools in the library district created bookmarks that were inspired by their favorite books or characters. This year, the library received approximately 750 entries. Six Elementary South students were among the winners. Here they are:

  • Kindergarten, Second Place: Rithika M.
  • Second Grade, Second Place Tie: Advika M.
  • Second Grade, Third Place: Nandita M.
  • Fourth Grade, Second Place: Annette L.
  • Fourth Grade, Third Place: Kaitlyn K.
  • Fifth Grade, Second Place: Violet W.

All the Hawthorn entries will be on display at Aspen Drive Library in December. Congratulations students!

Elementary South staff at awards ceremony.

Elementary South Receives Plaque at National Blue Ribbon Awards Ceremony in D.C.

Elementary South Principal Dr. Martin, Assistant Principal Christy Hunter, and teacher Jaclyn Schwartz traveled to Washington, D.C. to participate in the National Blue Ribbon Recognition Ceremony last week. With great pride, they received a National Blue Ribbon School flag and plaque during an awards luncheon. Elementary South was one of 11 elementary schools in Illinois that received the award. An important part of the U.S. Department of Education, the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program recognizes outstanding public and non-public schools. 

Stack of Books

Book Fair Information

Information about our annual Classroom Change Wars and the upcoming book fair will be sent home with your child today. The Change Wars will take place next week. Please consider making a donation!

The Book Fair will be open from 3:00-8:00 pm on November 25th and from 8:00am-11:00 am on November 26th. 

students and parents with their quilt squares

Working Together for a Good Cause

Parents and students worked together to create colorful squares for Project Linus quilts during American Education Week activities at Elementary South. Project Linus is a national, all-volunteer organization that donates handmade blankets to critically ill and traumatized children.

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NEWS YOU CAN USE…

Family Sports Night is tonight!  6:00pm at Libertyville Sports Complex – 1950 N. Hwy 45, Libertyville, IL 

November 11 – No School – Veteran’s Day

November 13 – American Education Week Schedule – Parents are welcome to learn with us!

November 14 – World Diabetes Day – Wear Blue!

November 15 – Ice Cream Friday – please send $1.00

November 22 – Hawthorn Blue and Gold Spirit Day/Birthday Bash for November Birthdays

November 25 – Regular school day and Parent Teacher Conferences in the evening – Don’t forget to visit the BOOK FAIR!

November 26 – No School – Parent Teacher Conferences – Book Fair is open 8:00am-11:00am

November 26 – Report Cards are posted in parent portal

November 27, 28, 29 – Thanksgiving Break

December 2 – School resumes!

Have a wonderful holiday with your friends and family!

Save the Date Sign

Be Seen and Heard Assembly Program, Dec. 2

In response to Erin’s Law (House Bill 6193), which requires all public schools to implement a prevention-oriented child sexual abuse program, Hawthorn District 73 is hosting the Be Seen and Heard©assembly program for all elementary students during the second week in December. This assembly is designed to create an age-appropriate, safe, and engaging environment in which students learn the difference between safe and unsafe touch, and the importance of having trusted heroes. Please see this bulletin (English or Español) for additional details about the Be Seen and Heard© program.

Are you interested in learning more about the Be Seen and Heard© program? Hawthorn District 73 and the Hawthorn P.T.O. invite parents from all District 73 elementary schools to attend an informational meeting prior to our student assembly programs. Please join us at Aspen Elementary School on Monday, December 2nd at 6:30 p.m. to meet with our Be Seen and Heard© program presenter, ask questions, or inquire about additional resources. Please see this invitation (English or Español) for details. Many thanks are extended to the Hawthorn P.T.O for their partnership in hosting this special parent event!

American Education Week Signage

American Education Week

AMERICAN EDUCATION WEEK is coming to Elementary South – Come LEARN with us on NOV 13!

WHO: All parents of Elementary South Students 

WHAT: Join us for a lesson in your child’s class and come see how much fun it is to LEARN at HES!

WHEN: November 13, 2019

TIME: Each grade level has a specific time set for this event

KDG – Thankful Writing @ 10:10-10:50

1st – Project Linus @10:30-11:15

2nd – Growth Mindset STEM project @9:30-10:30

3rd – Continents and Oceans @2:00-2:40

4th – Math Madness @ 9:00-9:40

5th – Team Building Engineering @ 11:30-12:10

Parking will be available on the EAST SIDE of ASPEN DRIVE

Due to space restrictions, please do not bring other children to this event.

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NEWS YOU CAN USE…

NOV. 6 – HES PICTURE RETAKE DAY

NOV. 7 – EARLY RELEASE @ 12:10

NOV. 8 – BLUE & GOLD SPIRIT DAY

NOV. 8 –  SPORTS NIGHT 

NOV. 11 – NO SCHOOL – VETERAN’S DAY

NOV. 14 – WORLD DIABETES DAY – WEAR BLUE

NOV. 15 – ICE CREAM FRIDAY – BRING $1.00

Students and teachers dressed up for this parade.

Halloween Parade is a Hit

Since it was snowing outside, Elementary South held its annual Halloween parade inside. What an amazing event! Creativity was clearly the king of this parade! 

The choir performing

Choirs Come Together for Concert

Shout out to Phil and Pam and the Aspen, Elementary South and sixth grade Middle South Eagle Chorus for an absolutely beautiful choral concert!