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  • Hawthorne Elementary School

    2700 Irving St
    Riverside, CA 92504
    Ellen Parker, Principal
    Office Hours:
    7:30 am - 4:00 pm
    Instructional Day for Grades K-6:
    Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri 
    8:35 am -2:55 pm
    Wednesday (Early Release Day for K-6)
    8:35 am -1:40 pm
    Pre-School Hours:
    8:00 am -11:00 am -First Session
    11:45  am -2:45 pm -Second Session
    Every day M-F until 6:00 pm.
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Hawthorne Hawks are Soaring to New Heights!

  • Hawthorne Student is Top First-Grader in RUSD in First in Math

    Hawthorne student Jason Anderson is currently the top first-grade player in the Riverside Unified School District in the online First in Math program. Jason, shown here with his teacher, Mrs. Hillery Rubens, has earned 8,670 stickers by completing a wide range of mathematical activities. Students practice math facts and play games that help them develop understanding of mathematical concepts. Also top in RUSD for their grade levels are fourth-grader Raymond Cervantes and fifth-grader Daniela Cruz. Ms. Wilbur's second-grade class is currently the top second-grade team in RUSD. All students, grades K - 6, have the opportunity to work on First in Math on a daily basis. Students may also login from home. Click on the First in Math link posted on the right-hand column on this page to play from home.

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  • Intra-District and Inter-District Transfer Window Open Now Through March 28

    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. Parents not living in the RUSD boundary may apply for an inter-district transfer. Applications will be accepted for the 2014-15 School Year from February 24, 2014 through March 28, 2014. 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.

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  • Students Learn to Access the Library Online

    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 Mrs. 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.

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  • Thank You, Mrs. Marie Fritts and Fritts Ford!

    Just before Winter Break, every Hawthorne Elementary School and Preschool student received a holiday gift from Mrs. Marie Fritts and the folks at Fritts Ford in Riverside. Santa and Mrs. Claus joined Mrs. Fritts and members of the Fritts Ford staff to deliver the gifts and wish every child a happy holiday. This generous donation has been given in person, quietly, and from the heart for years. So, from the Hawthorne family to the Fritts Ford family, we wish to say, "Thank you for making the holidays brighter for 750 children!"

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  • Hawthorne teacher chosen for national Master Teacher Project

    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!

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  • Hawthorne Joins the 800 Club!

    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!

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    Applications for Free/Reduced Price Meals

    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.

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  • Hawthorne students create living piece of art

    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.

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