February 2016 Newsletter

Happy Groundhog’s Day to all! Punxsutawney Phil did NOT see his shadow so Spring is on its way!

February 10th marks the100th fabulous day of the school year. 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 2/12.

We just finished winter MAP testing for all grade levels, AIMSWEB testing in Kindergarten and First Grade and ACCESS testing for English language learners is happening right now. Testing results will be sent home with Trimester 2 Report Cards.  Parent Teacher Conferences will be held on 2/25 and 2/26.  Conferences at this point in the year are optional. There is no school on Friday due to conferences.

And that’s not all – the book fair begins on 2/22-2/26 with a FABULOUS FAMILY FUN NIGHT on 2/19!  Join us for the awesome BMX show! On Feb 26th, 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.

Wishing you all the best,

Jill Martin Signature





Upcoming Events

2/8/16: Chinese New Year Parade – 8:50am (See website after the parade for video clips)

2/10/16: Early Release – Dismissal at 12:10

2/10/16: 100th Day of School

2/12/16: Valentine Day Parties 1:30-2:30pm (PLEASE DO NOT SEND ANY CANDY)

2/15/16: NO SCHOOL President’s Day

2/19/16: Ice Cream Friday – bring $1.00

2/19/16: Family Fun Night – Book Fair and BMX Show 6:00-8:00pm

2/22/16 – 2/26/16: Book Fair

2/25/16: Birthday Bash – February Birthdays

2/25/16: Principal Pride/Soaring Eagle Luncheon

2/25/16: Incoming Kindergarten Registration Event at MSS 3:30-7:30pm

2/26/16: Incoming Kindergarten Registration Event at MSS 9:00-1:00

2/25-2/26: Parent Teacher Conferences  (Optional)