June 2013 Newsletter

UnknownTime flies when you are having fun!  Can you believe we are at the end of the school year?  It has been a wonderful school year filled with learning, academic progress, social growth, and we learned the importance of making DISCOVERIES, being a problem solver, and discovering how good it feels to make good decisions.  I am so proud of the students and the achievement they have made this school year.

Congratulations to our 5th grade graduates! I can’t believe they will be leaving Elementary School to begin their adventure at the middle school.  I will miss them all!  Don’t forget to visit next year.

With the summer approaching, please remember to have your child READ daily and take some time for family fun.  You may want to have your child keep a journal this summer to write about all of the fun summer events.  I am sure your child’s new teacher in the fall would love to read about some of the exciting activities your family engaged in this summer.

I would like to sincerely thank the members of the Hawthorn Elementary South Family Alliance for planning the outstanding family events this year.  The parents who chaired the events are: Kate Pelletierre, Ariella Willcox, Kathy Belzer, Julie Boehmer, Ellyn Adkisson, Stacy Espina, Liz Chase, Mandy Kocher, Amy Goldenberg, Amy Lamberti, Melinda Poeta, Michelle Landis, Joan Kessler, Jill Pieper, Taunya Reback, Nancy Beaumont, and Tracy Kading.  Hip, Hip, Horray for our parent planners!

Closing out one school year brings on the planning stage for the following school year.  Teachers and administrators have been working hard to make appropriate classroom placements for next school year, building new schedules, and planning school wide initiatives.  In the 2013-2014 school year, we will be exploring the importance of EMPATHY!  We will put ourselves into other people’s shoes and celebrate our differences.  We will discuss tolerance, caring and diversity.  We wish the whole world could take part in our unit.

I hope you had a great experience at Elementary South this year.  We are looking forward to a great 2013-2014 school year!

Finally, I want to thank Mrs. Hunter for her partnership in leading this great school this year and thank our outstanding teachers and staff all their hard work on behalf of the children.

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.   Have a wonderful summer.  Best of luck to our 5th graders as they move on to middle school!  We will miss you!


All the best,

Jill Martin

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Congrats to our 4th and 5th Grade Band and Orchestra students on their wonderful spring concerts!

Congratulations to our 5th Grade Science Fair Winners.  Your projects were all so creative!


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Mark Your Calendar…

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8/13: New Parent Information Night at 7:00 (parents only)

8/16: Kindergarten Practice Bus Run

8/19: Welcome Back Bash from 6:30-8:00

8/20: Elementary South: Get Acquainted Day (visit classrooms, drop off supplies)

    AM  Kdg 1-1:30
    PM Kdg2-2:30
    grades 1-5 from 1-2:30


8/21: First full day of school for all students

    AM Kdg 8:40-11:25
    PM Kdg 12:10-2:55
    grades 1-5 8:40-2:55



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Don’t forget to register for the 2013-2014 school

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