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24-Hour Attendance Line


Regular School Hours:

1st-5th grade:
8:15 AM to 3:00 PM

Lunch 11:05 to 12:05


AM Kindergarten
8:15 AM to 11:05 AM
PM Kindergarten
12:05 PM to 3:00 PM

Student Late Arrival Instructional Schedule
AM Kindergarten 
9:15 AM to 11:40 AM
PM Kindergarten
12:40 PM to 3:00 PM
Grades 1 - 5
9:15 AM to 3:00 PM

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Office Contacts

Tammaru, Nikki
Principal ntammaru@elmhurst205.org
Ryan, Amy
Secretary aryan@elmhurst205.org
Reichert, Jennifer
Assistant Secretary jreichert@elmhurst205.org
Thrall, Judy
Registered Nurse jthrall@elmhurst205.org

School Nurse

Robbie Ostling


Important Dates

November 23 Conferences 4:30-8:00 pm
November 24 No School - Elementary Only-Conferences 12-8 pm
November 25-27 No School - Thanksgiving Break
December 2 Student Late Arrival
December 3 Book Fair Sale 3:00-7:30 pm
December 4 Book Fair Sale 10:30 am-5:30 pm
December 5 Book Fair Sale 9:00 am-12:00 pm
December 21-January 1 Winter Break
January 4 School Resumes


Check out Hawthorne's Newspaper!
Hawthorne has a newspaper! It is called the Hawthorne Hawk Squawk and is written by 5th graders here at Hawthorne. You can click the link below or the permanent link on the right side of Hawthorne's main webpage. Enjoy!

Hawthorne Hawk Squawk Continue

Focus 205 Session 4 on December 2 - 21st Century Facilities
The next Focus 205 community engagement session is fast approaching! We've talked about future ready students and classrooms; now we'll be discussing future ready schools. Did you know that the learning environment itself can either enhanc... Continue

Elementary Parent Teacher Conferences - Post-Conference Survey
Parent-Teacher Conferences for elementary students are being held on Monday, November 23, from 4:30 to 8:00 PM and on Tuesday, November 24, from noon to 8 PM. There will be no school for elementary students ONLY on Tuesday. School will be closed f... Continue

Elmhurst Firefighters Organize Holiday Toy Drive
Elmhurst Firefighters from International Association 3541 have organized a toy drive to benefit children at Elmhurst Hospital this holiday season. New, unwrapped toys for children of all ages will be collected at Fire Station #1, 404 N. York Stree... Continue

Plastic Bag/Film Recycling Challenge!
Our students are competing in the Trex Plastic Film Recycling Challenge against hundreds of schools nationwide to recycle the most plastic film before Earth Day on April 22, 2016! Trex utilizes millions of plastic grocery store bags... Continue

Outdoor Classroom News

The cooler temperatures have told the 3rd graders that it is time to harvest the vegetables and herbs that they planted last spring when they were 2nd graders.  Their eyes popped out when they saw the size of the carrots that had grown from a very tiny seed!  The vegetables will now become a hearty vegetable soup for them to enjoy.  Special thanks to the 2nd and 3rd grade teachers that work so hard to make this special literature adventure possible!

October 13th was a cool and cloudy day, but excitement was in the air as it was the day for dedicating our Sharing Library in the Outdoor Classroom.  Student Council President Jack Burns shared words of thanks on behalf of all the children at Hawthorne. Vice-President Evan Montella was the Master of Ceremonies.  He introduced the 3rd and 5th grade student reps as they shared poetry about libraries and books. The Hawthorne Girl Scouts shared a Flag Ceremony with everyone. Secretary Emma Coyte and Treasurer Will Fischer presented the builder of the library, Amanda Strezo, will a small thank you gift.  Dr. Moyer and many of Amanda's teachers from Hawthorne were at the ceremony to congratulate her on this wonderful accomplishment and gift to Hawthorne.  We all look forward to enjoying the library for years to come.

Just last week, Mrs. Engbers had the kindergartners and their 4th grade buddies from Mr. Rufus' room out in the classroom observing the changes that are happening because it is FALL!  How fun to be able to outside and view a variety of changing leaves, seed pods and maybe even some Outdoor Classroom insect residents.

Outdoor Classroom Pictures


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Hawthorne Hawk Squawk Newspaper

Hawthorne Hawk Squawk newspaper is written by 5th graders here at Hawthorne.



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The mission of Hawthorne School is to provide an education that will enable students to achieve academic, interpersonal, and civic success.