1:45 PM - 2:45 PM Honor Roll Ice Cream Party
8:50 AM - 10:00 AM 1st Grade Winter Performance
8:40 AM - 10:00 AM Student of the Month and Honor Roll Assembly - Grades 4-6
10:15 AM - 11:10 AM Student of the Month and Honor Roll Assembly - Grades 1-3
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM Student of the Month Assembly - Kindergarten
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM PTA Board Meeting
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM PTA Fundraiser DJ Party
Students at Hawthorne Elementary School enjoyed an opportunity to explore ancient times and undersea adventures via Google Expeditions. Click on the headline for a link to the RUSD You Tube Video
Riverside Unified School District (RUSD) is welcoming families who live outside the District’s boundaries to submit District of Choice transfer applications for the 2016-2017 school year. Applications may be submitted for District of Choice transfers NOW through January 1, 2016. For more information, contact the Pupil Services Department at 951-352-1200.
Do you live in the attendance area for another RUSD school, but want your child to attend Hawthorne Elementary School for 2016-2017? Is your child currently attending Hawthorne on a transfer that needs to be renewed each year? If so, the Open Enrollment application window applies to you! The Open Enrollment transfer application window will open January 11, 2016 and close February 12, 2016. The window also provides a second opportunity for parents who live OUTSIDE the RUSD boundaries and miss the window for District of Choice applications. The application must be completed online. If you would like assistance with your application, please call us at 352-6716 to make an appointment. We will be happy to assist you. If you have questions, please call the RUSD Pupil Services Departmentt at 951-352-1200, or Hawthorne Elementary School at 951-352-6716.
If your child currently attends Hawthorne on a transfer, you MAY need to renew it for the 2016-2017 school year. Applications for renewal of a transfer will be accepted from January 11, 2016 through February 12, 2016. For more information, contact the RUSD Pupil Services Department at 951-352-1200 or click on the headline for a link directly to the department and online applications. If you would like assistance with your online application, call the Hawthorne office at 951-352-6716 to make an appointment.
ReadAcrossRiverside.com is a website for parents of children from preschool through second grade. The website has ideas for helping children become successful readers, speakers, listeners, and writers. It features ideas for reading together, and links to websites for independent practice and games to play. A calendar of local events provides families with information on free museum nights, storytelling times, and free tutoring. This website was created by Hawthorne second-grade teacher, Mrs. Masi, for her graduate project. She is excited to share!
Applications for free and reduced price meals may be completed online. Parents must apply every year. For assistance during the first week of school, parents may come to the Nutrition Services table near the main gate. Parents may also call 352-6716 to make an appointment to complete the application at school with assistance (English or Spanish).
All of Hawthorne's students participate in a teacher-developed program called ARTECH. Hawthorne’s students learn to create and interpret art in many forms and use technology across all curricular areas, from the beginning of transitional kindergarten to the end of sixth grade. Teachers and staff are committed to teaching visual and performing arts based on the Common Core State Standards, and to integrating arts instruction across the curriculum. Technology is used extensively as a learning and creative tool by both teachers and students. Students master technology skills embedded in the Common Core State Standards while also using technology to develop into contributing members of a global community of learners and innovators. Hawthorne’s ARTECH program develops creative and critical thinkers who are fully engaged in their educational experience.
Hawthorne upper-grade students are learning to use the online library system, Destiny, to look for reading material by level, by topic, and by availability. Library media assistant Ms. Lisa Glasheen has been teaching students to use the online management system. Students may check out books online, reserve books that are checked out, and ask for an email notification when a book they have reserved becomes available.
During the May 5 RUSD Board of Trustees meeting, Hawthorne Elementary was recognized as one of the recipients of grant funding to pilot a plan for bringing personalized learning to Hawthorne students. Personalized learning is an approach to teaching and learning that moves beyond individualized learning, which focuses only on instructional needs, to personalized learning based on students' interests, goals, and styles of learning. Personalized learning includes flexible schedules and pace, options for accessing lessons from home, and social connections to partner with others to enhance learning. We are excited to move forward, learn about resources to enhance our students' experiences, and discover ways to improve connections with parents and the wider community.
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 808!