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Pick Up Hours

Friday is the first day of student supply pick up.  If your LAST NAME starts with A, B, C, or DFriday 05/22/2020 IS YOUR PICK UP DAY!

PICK UP HOURS: 7:30AM – 11:00AM

PICK UP/DROP OFF PROCEDURES FOR ELEMENTARY SOUTH:  

PICK UP/DROP OFF of students’ supplies has been scheduled  based on your LAST NAME.  We will be following social distancing guidelines throughout this process. 

  • Pick up and returns will happen via DRIVE UP.  Please pull-up in front of the school as if you were dropping off or picking up your student.  Staff will be coming to your car – please have ready a piece of paper displayed on your front dashboard with your STUDENT’S NAME & GRADE LEVEL.
  • POP YOUR TRUNK! – Anything you are returning to the school should be placed in a bag (garbage, ziplock, grocery, etc).  Please place your child’s name and grade on the bag.  We will take it out of your trunk and put your student supplies in your trunk!
  • YEARBOOKS: If you pre-ordered a yearbook, these will be distributed with your student’s supplies.  If you did not get to purchase a yearbook, we do have extra books but will not be handling this during supply pick up – more information coming soon!
  • MEDICATION: If you have medication at the school, the items will be distributed with school supplies via a sign-out system.   You will remain in the car while a staff member will come to you with the medication.  

PICK UP GUIDELINES: 

  • You are strongly encouraged to arrive at the site ALONE (no children), wearing MASKS and  GLOVES (unless you don’t have to open your windows)
  • Be prepared prior to drive-up with a piece of paper with your child/ren’s NAME, TEACHER & GRADE LEVEL – place on DASHBOARD
  • Any items not picked up will be donated or disposed of
  • Bring your students’ LIBRARY BOOKS & any TEXTBOOKS for drop-off in your trunk! Please have these items in a bag with your child’s name, grade and classroom teacher
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Pick Up/Drop Off Procedures

Good morning, HES! 

We hope this email finds you all HEALTHY and WELL!

VIRTUAL CULTURAL FAIR: Thank you to all of our families who submitted pictures or videos for our Virtual Cultural Fair! What a wonderful way to celebrate our diverse community! Please enjoy this video of our students! https://vimeo.com/418565879

STUDENT PICK UP/DROP OFF PROCEDURES FOR ELEMENTARY SOUTH: PICK UP/DROP OFF of students’ supplies has been scheduled based on your LAST NAME. We will be following social distancing guidelines throughout this process. 

  • Friday, May 22: For students with last names that begin with A – D
  • Tuesday, May 26: For students with last names that begin with E – J
  • Wednesday, May 27: For students with last names that begin with K – M
  • Thursday, May 28: For students with last names that begin with N – R
  • Monday, June 1: For students with last names that begin with S – Z

Pick up and returns will happen via DRIVE UP. Please pull-up in front of the school as if you were dropping off or picking up your student. HES Staff will come to your car – please have ready a piece of paper displayed on your front dashboard with your STUDENT’S FIRST and LAST NAME & GRADE LEVEL.

Anything you are returning to the school should be placed in a bag (garbage, ziplock, grocery, etc). Please place your child’s name and grade level on the bag.

YEARBOOKS: If you pre-ordered a yearbook, these will be distributed with your student’s supplies.

MEDICATION: If you have medication at the school, the items will be distributed with school supplies via a sign-out system. You will remain in the car while a staff member will come to you with the medication and paperwork for you to sign verifying you have picked up the medication.

PICK UP GUIDELINES: HOURS 7:30am – 11:00am

  • You are strongly encouraged to arrive at the site ALONE (no children), wearing MASKS and GLOVES
  • Be prepared prior to drive-up with a piece of paper with your child/ren’s NAME, TEACHER & GRADE LEVEL– place on DASHBOARD
  • Any items not picked up will be donated or disposed of
  • Bring your students’ LIBRARY BOOKS & any TEXTBOOK for drop-off. Please have these items in a bag with your child’s name, grade and classroom teacher

Thank you to all for helping make this pick up safe and efficient!

Would your child like to participate in drills and workouts reflective of our spring athletic program? Our coaches have posted ideas for students to continue their skill development at home. Visit the athletic program webpage for Middle School North and/or Middle School South, and click on one of our spring sports for details. While activities are designed for middle school students, we know some of our elementary students may be interested in these remote learning opportunities, as well! 

Middle School North Spring Athletics:https://sites.google.com/hawthorn73.org/hmsnathletics/home

Middle School South Spring Athletics: https://sites.google.com/hawthorn73.org/msathletics/home

We will see you at PICK UP!

Dr. Martin and Mrs. Hunter

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A Great Week of Learning and Celebrating Art

Good Afternoon Hawthorn Elementary South,

We hope everyone is doing well and enjoyed the little heat wave during the week.  It is great to see flowers and trees blooming! We miss you all and wish we could enjoy spring with our friends at HES!

It’s been a great week of Remote Learning and celebrating ART with “HAWTHORN CARES” and our VIRTUAL ART SHOW!  Thank you to all of our families who submitted a “Hawthorn Cares” photo this week! Please enjoy this video of our community coming together to #become1.

Hawthorn Cares Video – https://vimeo.com/405620869

Virtual Art Show – https://vimeo.com/405569282

Don’t forget to take care of yourselves!  Your HEALTH AND SAFETY are most important right now!  Here is a document to help support families During COVID-19   https://childmind.org/coping-during-covid-19-resources-for-parents/

Just a reminder, there is no remote learning scheduled for Friday, April 10th, 2020.  If you have any questions about remote learning, the following link will help you! Including tech support.  https://www.hawthorn73.org/homelearning/

Wishing everyone a safe and happy long weekend!

Dr. Martin and Mrs. Hunter

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Principal’s Update

Dear Hawthorn Elementary South,

On behalf of myself, Mrs. Hunter, the Elementary South Staff, and the District, we hope this message finds all of you healthy and well. Thank you all for your flexibility as we navigate E-Learning at Hawthorn.  As I speak with teachers across Illinois, I feel extremely fortunate to work in such an amazing school district.  I want to express my gratitude for our teaching and learning team, our teachers and our whole staff for pulling together learning activities and resources for our students and families.  If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to your child’s teacher and/or myself.  We are ALL available to support you during this trying time.  

I am so proud to be a part of Hawthorn!  Yesterday, approximately 160 breakfast and lunches were served at Middle School South.  We are here to take care of our families.  If there is anything we can do to support you, please do not hesitate to reach out to us!

Here is a link to Lake County Services: https://www.needhelppayingbills.com/html/lake_county_assistance_program3.html

Stay well!

Jill Martin

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Report Cards

Please visit the PowerSchool Parent Portal at https://ps.hawthorn73.org/public to log into your secure PowerSchool account and view your child’s report card. Detailed instructions are linked here for your review. If you do not remember your username or password, please click “Forgot username or password?” on the PowerSchool Parent Portal homescreen. Once you log into this secure, user-friendly portal, you may easily open and even download your child’s report card. If you are in need of further assistance, or would prefer to receive a paper copy of your child’s report card, please contact our main office at 847 990-4800.

English Language Learner and Special Education Progress Reports

If your child participates in special education and/or English language learner services, you will receive a detailed progress report in addition to your child’s report card. To view your child’s progress report, please visit the PowerSchool Parent Portal at https://ps.hawthorn73.org/publicand log into your secure PowerSchool account. Once you log into your account, you may easily open and even download your child’s progress report; please follow the instructions linked here. If you are in need of further assistance, or would prefer to receive a paper copy of your child’s progress report, please contact our main office at 847 990-4800.

Las Boletas de Calificaciones

Por favor visite el portal de padres PowerSchool en https://ps.hawthorn73.org/public  para tener acceso a su cuenta segura PowerSchool y ver el reporte de calificaciones de su hijo/a.  Instrucciones detalladas están aqui para que las revise.  Si usted no recuerda el nombre del usuario o contraseña, por favor hacer un click en ”Forgot username or password? en el portal de padres PowerSchool en su pantalla.  Una vez que usted haya entrado en su portal seguro, y fácil de usar, usted puede descargar el reporte de su hijo/a. Si tiene necesidad de más asistencia, o prefiere recibir una copia en papel del reporte de su hijo/a, por favor comunicarse con nuestra oficina al 847 990-4800.

Informes de Progreso de Educación Especial de Aprendices del Idioma Inglés  

Si su hijo participa en servicios de educación especial y/o de aprendices del idioma inglés, recibirá un informe de progreso detallado además de la boleta de calificaciones de su hijo. Por favor visite el portal de padres PowerSchool en https://ps.hawthorn73.org/public para tener acceso a su cuenta segura PowerSchool. Una vez que inicie sesión en su cuenta, puede abrir e incluso descargar fácilmente el informe de progreso de su hijo; siga las instrucciones vinculadas aquí. Si necesita más ayuda o prefiere recibir una copia en papel del informe de progreso de su hijo, comuníquese con nuestra oficina principal al 847 990-4800.

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News You Can Use

2/28/2020 – No School – Parent Teacher Conferences (Book Fair is open until 11:00am)

3/2/2020 – No School – Casimir Pulaski Day

3/3/2020 Climbing Unit begins in PE – Click here to volunteerClimbing Unit volunteer sign up

Kids Heart Challenge update: We have raised $9,671.12 for the American Heart Association!  You’re doing an awesome job helping save lives.  In fact, you are doing such an amazing job that we want to send along something special! 

  1.  Register for Kids Heart Challenge (already registered?  Great!)
  2. Send out 10 emails to friends/families from the participant center on the website 
  3. You are now entered to win a new fitness tracker!!! 

http://www2.heart.org/goto/hawthornsouth

Need help raising funds? 

Try posting to social media OR sending 10 emails/text directly from the website or Kids Heart Challenge APP.

Cape-abilities Week is coming to Elementary South on March 16 – March 20

At HES, join us in celebrating our unique abilities during CAPE-ABILITIES WEEK!

Elementary South is looking for volunteers to help run/supervise centers during Cape-Abilities week 2020 while the students are in PE. If you would like to volunteer, please sign up. Please note that gym classes are listed for each time period, so you can volunteer during your child’s class. However, you are welcome to sign up for any time slot. https://signup.com/go/VxiRMPV

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Friday 2-21-2020

It’s Ice Cream Friday – Bring $1.00 for a Klondike Bar @ lunch

Friday Night is FAMILY FUN NIGHT AND BOOK FAIR

When: This Friday Night – 2/21/2020

Who: All Elementary South kids and their families

What: A Magic Show, Pizza, and the Book Fair

Where: Elementary South

Time: 6:00-8:00pm

Register Here 

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Students and Volunteers Have a Blast on Valentine’s Day

Fifth graders at Elementary South enjoyed playing an assortment of games in the gym on Valentine’s Day. They played bingo, musical chairs, relay races and much more. Parents who volunteered to help oversee the games were having as much fun as the students.

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Sick Day Guidelines

To help prevent the spread of illness, the Lake County Health Department provides guidelines to help with your decision on whether or not to send your child to school. Sometimes it can be challenging to make the right choice.

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News You Can Use – 2/13/2020

We are excited to celebrate Valentine’s Day tomorrow!

2/14/20 – 1:30-2:30pm Valentine’s Day Parties

 Reminders:

  • Only room parents that have signed up should attend the celebrations!
  • If you are volunteering at the party, it gets busy at check in time – feel free to bring your ID to the office anytime on 2/14/2020 for an ID check.
  • Please do NOT send CANDY or food!
  • Valentine’s Day Cards and non-edible tokens are all that will be passed out to the children.
  • If you do not want your child to participate in the festivities, please contact your child’s teacher – alternate activities will be available in the art room.

2/17/20 – NO SCHOOL – President’s Day

2/21/20 – Ice Cream Friday – send $1.00

2/21/20 – Book Fair and Family Fun Night – Join us for a magic show and the book fair! Family Fun Night Information 

Incoming Kindergarten Registration for 2020-2021 has started!  Incoming Kindergarten Registration Information 

2/27/20 – Yoga Day in gym – Yoga Health For Humanity Information