February 2013 Newsletter

Ground Hog Day

Happy Groundhog’s Day to all!  Here’s hoping that Punxsutawney Phil does not see his shadow so we can have an early spring. Ask your child about it on Feb 2nd.

On February 8th, we will be celebrating 100 fabulous days of school!  The school year is flying by and we are very busy learning!

February is filled with fun and excitement at HES!  We look forward to honoring Honest Abe Lincoln’s birthday and Valentine’s Day.  Please remember that we will be celebrating with parties and cards but the whole district will not be allowing candy attached to cards.  Pencils and other non-edible treats are aok!  Room parents will be the only ones allowed to bring food for the parties.  We look forward to a day full of LOVE and KINDNESS on 2/14.

On Monday, 2/18 there is no school for President’s Day and then on Tuesday, 2/19, we start the ever-famous CLIMBING UNIT in P.E.  Come volunteer to spot our children as they climb, ascend, and hang!

On Thursday – 2/28, and Friday 3/1, we will be holding parent teacher conferences.  Don’t forget to schedule a time with your child’s teacher to learn all about your child’s academic growth. There is no school on Friday due to conferences.

And that’s not all – the book fair begins on 2/19-2/22 culminating with a FABULOUS FAMILY FUN NIGHT!  Join us on 2/22 for the THE ROPE WARRIOR, David Fisher, who will amaze us with his tricks and jump roping! On Feb 21st, we will also have a GRAND EVENT where grandparents can bring their grandchildren to the book fair and spoil them with the gift of books!  See more information from our PTO.

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.

Stay warm.  Wishing you all the best,

Jill Martin


Upcoming Events:

2/1: In honor of the Super Bowl – It’s JERSEY DAY!

2/4: Incoming Kdg Tours – 8:00am, 6:30pm

2/8:  PTO Boys Night Out at Middle North at 6:30pm


2/11: Jump Rope for HEART in PE

2/14: Valentine Day Parties AM Kdg 10:15am, PM Kdg, full day and grades 1-5 1:30-2:30pm

2/15: Hawthorn Spirit Day – Wear your BLUE AND GOLD

2/15: ICE CREAM DAY – bring $1.00 

2/18: NO SCHOOL – President’s Day

2/19 – 2/22: Book Fair

2/19 – 2/28: Climbing Unit in PE

2/21: Principal Pride/Soaring Eagle Luncheon

2/21: Grand Event at the book fair from 3:00-5:00

2/22: Birthday Bash – February Birthdays 

2/22: Family Fun Night and Book Fair –6:30-8:00pm

2/28: End of Trimester 2

2/28: Parent Teacher Conferences pm

3/1: NO SCHOOL for students – Parent Teacher Conferences