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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 PTA Partners with U.S. Marines for Toys for Tots Drive

    In December, members of the Hawthorne PTA held their first Toys for Tots Drive. Students and staff brought new toys to donate to the program, which is sponsored every year by members of the United States Marines Corps Reserve. The toys were collected from each class by Marines stationed at Camp Pendleton. The PTA provided lunch for the servicemen to say, "Thank you for your service and for helping us contribute to Toys for Tots."

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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 his elf 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 Mrs. Fritts and the Fritts Ford family, we wish to say, "Thank you for making the holidays brighter for 750 children!"

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  • Personalized Learning Pilot Program

    At Hawthorne, a Personalized Learning pilot program is underway in eight classes. Participating students and teachers are exploring a way of teaching and learning that allows students to make choices about learning activities while still pursuing mastery of the Common Core State Standards. Students took a survey to determine the way they learn best. For example, some students prefer to work alone, while others like to work with a partner or in a small group. Some learn best when they listen to instruction while others need to do something physical, such as manipulate a model or use gestures, to help them remember concepts. Personalized Learning allows participating students to follow their unique learning path and explore their personal interests. Students progress at their own pace. This pilot program builds upon Hawthorne's unique ARTECH program, which began four years ago with interested teachers and has now become part of the learning experience for every child at Hawthorne. For more information about ARTECH, read the story below.

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  • ARTECH -- A Shared Vision for All

    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 first day of 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.

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  • Instrumental Music Thriving at Hawthorne

    This year 100% of our fifth-grade band students have returned for another year. We are building our own inventory of instruments and related equipment so that no student is excluded from participation. Band teacher Mrs. Gail Watts said, "This is a first to have 100% of fifth-grade band students return for their sixth-grade year." Support from parents and classroom teachers is a big part of the reason for our growing band -- thank you!

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  • Intra-District and Inter-District Transfer Window Open February 23 through March 27

    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 2015-16 School Year from February 23, 2015 through March 27, 2015. 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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  • Hawthorne Elementary School Hosts Educators Learning about AVID Elementary

    On Thursday, October 9, educators from around the country visited Hawthorne Elementary School to learn about AVID Elementary, a nationwide program that prepares students for success in elementary and secondary school, and beyond. Visitors toured 3rd - 6th grade classrooms guided by our poised and articulate student ambassadors. Following the tour, teachers and student representatives answered questions. AVID, which stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination, helps students develop skills in the areas of writing to learn, inquiry, collaboration, organization, and reading to learn. At Hawthorne, students begin the AVID program in third grade and continue to develop and build skills and strategies through sixth grade. AVID programs at RUSD middle and high schools focus students on preparation for college and career.

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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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  • Hawthorne Elementary Among RUSD Schools Receiving Technology Grant Funding

    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.

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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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