8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Memorial Day Holiday -No School
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Kindergarten Ceremony
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM High School Last Day
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM Sixth Grade Promotion
8:35 AM - 12:05 PM Minimum Day - Last Day of School
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM Student Recognition Assembly - Grades 3, 4, 5
A Kindergarten Program will be held on Tuesday, June 7, from 2:00 - 2:45 P.M. in the Multi-Purpose Room. Students will perform to celebrate the successful completion of their kindergarten year. Transitional kindergartners will join them to sing a song at the beginning of the program. Our TKs are ready to be full-fledged kindergartners next year! Students will return to their classes to be dismissed at 2:55 PM following the event. Special Event Parking will be in place.
The Sixth-Grade Promotion Ceremony will be held on Wednesday, June 8, from 9:00 - 10:30 AM in the Multi-Purpose Room. The ceremony will include recognition of students who earned special recognition in a variety of areas, including Honor Roll. Students will return to class following the promotion unless signed out by their parents. Early sign-out does count against perfect attendance. Tables for sign-out will be set up in the quad just inside the main gates. Special Event Parking will be in effect for each of these events. Please refer to the Special Event Parking information below or click on the links in the left margin for Special Event Parking maps.
Student of the Month Awards and special celebrations will mark the end of the 2015-2016 school year, beginning on Friday, May 27, with our final Student of the Month Awards for students in all grades. Some special awards will be included in the May 27 programs. On June 9, which is the last day of school, students in grades 3 - 5 will be recognized for their accomplishments in a variety of areas. including academics, physical fitness, visual and performing arts. Honor Roll certificates and additional special awards will be presented. Remember that May 27 and June 9 are both minimum days, and students will be dismissed at 12:05. Times for the assemblies are posted on the school calendar. Special Event Parking will be in effect for May 27 and June 9.
It's time to register NEW STUDENTS for the 2016-2017 school year! Registration for incoming kindergartners or transitional kindergartners, as well as students in any grade who are new to Hawthorne, will begin March 7. We will be happy to assist parents with registrations between 9:00 and 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Click on the headline above for a link to a list of necessary documents and requirements for registration.
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
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.