3:10 PM - 4:10 PM SSC/ELAC/Title I Meeting - held in IMC
2:00 PM - 2:55 PM Honor Roll Party
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Hernandez and Ortega-Koelling's classes - Winter Program in MPR
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM 1st Grade Winter Program
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Hara's class Holiday Program in F103
Riverside Unified School District (RUSD) is welcoming families who live outside the District’s boundaries to submit District of Choice transfer applications for the 2014-2015 school year. Applications may be submitted for District of Choice transfers between November 1, 2013 and January 1, 2014. For more information, contact the Pupil Services Department at 951-352-1200.
Parents who live within the Riverside Unified School District boundaries but who do not live within the Hawthorne Elementary attendance area may apply for an intra-district transfer. Applications will be accepted for the 2014-15 School Year between February 24, 2014 through March 28, 2014. For more information, contact the RUSD Pupil Services Department at 951-352-1200.
This Wednesday, October 9, is International Walk to School Day. Our Hawthorne PTA is arranging for parent volunteers to meet students between 7:50 and 8:10 AM at the following locations: Monroe St. at Don Deer Park, the corner of Irving and Victoria, and the corner of Lincoln and Jackson. Students will walk in groups with an adult to school beginning at 8:10. Adult volunteers will be wearing a yellow T-shirt or vest. Participating students will receive a Hawk Feather, a wrist band or pencil, and be eligible for a drawing for other prizes. Parents or other adults who wish to volunteer to help may call Mary Faulkner at 951-500-3912 or Michelle Arenas at 951-505-2919.
Hawthorne Elementary School first grade teacher Mariana Robles has been chosen as one of 96 NEA (National Education Association) Master Teachers. Click on the headline above to read more!
Hawthorne student achievement has improved for the past two years on the California Academic Performance Index (API). The API is based on California Standards Test scores in English language arts and mathematics. Scores range from 200 - 1,000 and the statewide goal for all schools is 800. For the first time, Hawthorne has met this target with an API score of 805!
Applications for free and reduced price meals may be completed online. Click on the headline to link to online application. Paper applications may be obtained in the Hawthorne office. If you need assistance completing the application, feel free to ask in the office for assistance.
The field at Hawthorne Elementary School transformed into a living piece of art on Feb. 28 as each of the school’s 675-plus students became part of a human mosaic hawk for a school-wide art project. Artist Daniel Dancer with Art for the Sky guided students to design the living piece of artwork on the Hawthorne field, then climbed aboard a Riverside Police Department helicopter and photographed the “hawk.” Students, teachers and parents acted as living strokes of an artists’ brush staying as still as they could. Only a few twitches or adjusting of T-shirts here and there hinted to the fact that this art was alive. The next day, Mr. Dancer shared the culmination of the project with the school and community. Each student received a copy of the finished piece of art. The hawk art project was made possible through a Riverside Educational Enrichment (REEF) grant written by teacher Mariana Robles. It provided a way for the entire Hawthorne student body to become part of a piece of art as well as to work together toward a common goal. Robles wrote the grant for the project after learning about Mr. Dancer’s work at other schools across the country and beyond. Activities integrating a variety of educational standards started before the big moment Thursday morning. All students learned the song “Wings to Fly” prior to the event. Upper grade students were charged with using geometry concepts to scale the large picture for the field. Other students then worked with Dancer to sketch the outline in bark and sand on the field. The project also became a focal point for other lessons, such as environmental awareness. “We are hoping that we’re building a sense of community, ”Robles said. “This is part of coming together…showing ourselves that we can do something special,” The living picture project is just one part of a new focus at Hawthorne, which has embraced the teacher-initiated program, ARTECH, integrating art and technology into teaching and learning across the curriculum.