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24-Hour Attendance Line


Regular School Hours:

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

Lunch 11:25 to 12:25 


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 
9:45 AM to 11:55 AM

PM Kindergarten
12:55 PM to 3:00 PM

Grades 1 - 5
9:45 AM to 3:00 PM

Parent Links

Office Contacts

Riordan, Tim
Principal triordan@elmhurst205.org
Podraza, Christina
Assistant Principal cpodraza@elmhurst205.org
Jordahl, Lori
Lead Secretary ljordahl@elmhurst205.org
Lucero, Janet
Assistant Secretary jlucero@elmhurst205.org
Jones, Corinne
School Nurse corinnejones@elmhurst205.org
Larsen, Robbie
Certified School Nurse rostling@elmhurst205.org


Important Dates

Oct 4 Wrapping Paper Sales Fundraiser Begins
Oct 18 Wrapping Paper Sales Fundraiser Extended to Tuesday October 23
Oct 18 Box Tops Collection due TODAY
Oct 20 Hawthorne Happening 4-7 pm
Oct 23 Hawthorne PTA Meeting 7 pm
Oct 24 Student Late Arrival 9:45 am
Oct 25 Hawthorne Happening After Dark 8 pm
Nov 3 Harlem Wizards vs D205 ALL STARS York HS 5:00 pm

Reflections 2018-2019 Program Open for Entries

If your child is interested in the arts, the Reflections arts program is one of they best ways for their talents to be recognized. Your children are invited to create a piece of artwork in one of six categories that reflects this year's theme, "Heroes Around Me." The categories include dance choreography, film production, visual arts, literature (story or poems), music, and photography. Artists have the chance to be recognized locally and see their art on public display, and their work can advance all the way to the National level as part of this annual arts program. Entrees are due by Friday, November 9th, in the school office. For more information and entry guidelines, please visit the Hawthorne PTA Website or contact Libby Hoppe.


Our Wrapping Paper Sales fundraiser was due to wrap up today, but you didn’t miss your chance! We’re extending the sale to Tuesday, October 23. You still have time to register your student online by clicking here and entering our School ID [z- 11190]. Invite friends and family to shop and support our students. Catalog sales are also extended – see the office if you need another catalog.

*Please turn in all catalogs with money (checks to Hawthorne PTA) by 2:30 pm on Tuesday, October 23.

*Online purchases can be made until midnight on Tuesday, October 23.

*Order pickup at Hawthorne will be during the Book Fair on Thursday, November 29, and Friday, November 30. This is for wrapping paper purchased via catalog and those individuals who select the ‘ship to school’ option for online sales.

Proceeds from the sale benefit the Hawthorne PTA and will go to support a variety of activities and supplies for our students. Purchases/sales can be made online, or using the paper catalog. If you choose to use the online sales option, be sure to register your student(s) here and use school code z-11190. If you have any questions, contact Monica McKeen.

REACH Parent Group Monthly Meeting Friday, October 12th

ALL D205 parents are invited to join us at our monthly REACH Parent Group (formerly REACH PTA) meeting being held at the Elmhurst Public Library Gathering Room 9:15 - 10:15 am. In addition to Deb Lee, D205 Director of Curriculum, Dave Beedy, Director of STEM Education, will also be in attendance. Dave will take a few minutes to share with the group ways in which the district has begun to use STEM ideas in K-8 to create interdisciplinary projects aligned with grade level (and above level) standards.

Save the Date: Hawthorne Happening After Dark Thursday, October 25th

New Event! Live Music! After all the kid-friendly festivities at the Hawthorne Happening, it will be time for a little adults-only fun! Join us for the first Hawthorne Happening After Dark on Thursday, October 25th at Fritz's Spare Keys. The band Blue Aura will be performing. Light apps and one drink are included (other drinks may be purchased). $25 per ticket: all proceeds benefit the Hawthorne PTA. On sale information coming soon!!


Earn Cash for Our School!!  Buy your favorite Box Tops products, cut out the pink Box Tops label from each package, and send to school in a ziploc bag or envelope and deposit in collection bin in the front office.  The first collection deadline of the school year will be Thursday, October 18th, so get clipping. Please submit all Box Tops to school no later than the end of the school day on Thursday, October 18th. If you have a stash of Box Tops and you miss the deadline, they can be dropped in Annie Barz's mailbox (188 S Rex Blvd) any time over the weekend (Oct 20th - 21st) to be included in our current submission. Thanks for all your clipping!    
 Contact Annie Barz with questions.


The earlier you buy, the deeper your discount! Right now a yearbook is only $15.30. New this year, you can also upgrade to a hardcover version! TreeRing will handle all account and payment information. Purchase here. Questions, call 877-755-8733 or submit your inquiry here.


Attention all 4th and 5th grade students! If you want to get fit and have fun at the same time, join us! We are a club that will focus on overall individual health through fitness, nutrition, and friendship.  It takes place at Wilder Park during lunch recess. 

We will meet on Thursdays from 11:25-11:55 starting 9/06/18. We will go until it gets too cold and starts again in the spring when it warms up. There will be adult supervision during all runs--2 teachers: Ms. Iturbide and Mr. Bertani and hopefully a couple parent volunteers.

You will need comfortable clothes, running shoes, and a water bottle. Gym shoes are a must. No gym shoes, no run!

Walk Jog Run Club (WJR) for 1st - 3rd Graders Starts September 10th

The WJR Club is a recess activity for 1st - 3rd graders. Students run laps around the playground and earn "feet" for each mile they run. The club runs Mondays and Wednesdays through October. Please complete a permission slip so your child can participate - being sent home in your child's take home folder or here:

 WJR Fall 2018 Permission Slip.docx


Hair care: shampoo/conditioner bottles/caps, hair gel or paste tubes/caps, hair spray bottles, triggers

Skin care: lip balm tubes, face/body soap and lotion dispensers/bottles, shaving foam tubes (no cans).

Cosmetics: lipstick, eyeliner, powder, eye shadow cases, mascara tubes, foundation packaging/bottles, lip/eyeliner pencils, concealer tubes/sticks

Cereal Bags: Empty plastic cereal bags and box liners. Empty them out at home and recycle them at Hawthorne!

Granola Bar Foil-lined Wrappers: Foil-lined wrappers from energy bars, granola bars, and other bars. This container will be in lunchroom.

Oral Care: Toothpaste tubes and caps, Toothbrushes, Toothbrush outer packaging, and Floss containers

Air Fresheners: Air freshener cartridges, plugs, packaging, flexible film packaging, trigger heads, and aerosol containers

Dried-out Markers: Any type of used markers are sent to Crayola who uses a “unique technology” to create a usable fuel.

Used Ink Jet Cartridges: Any type of ink jet (NO TONER CARTRIDGES)

Keys: SCARCE takes all metal keys to a scrap metal recycler, so clean out your drawers & bring in unused keys.

Corks: Used corks from wine bottles (not plastic but cork ones only)

Cell Phones: Used (working or broken) cellphones, tablets, and MP3 players


Bins are located in the foyer outside the main office

STEM Programs

For those looking for STEM and SteAm activities in the area, check out these options that are being offered at our Elmhurst schools. http://www.centerforgifted.org

Annual PI Day Recital

Hawthorne's 7th Annual Pi Recital happened Wednesday, March 14th. This year, nearly 100 students in grades K-5 stretched their brains and tried to memorize MANY digits of Pi (3.1415926535...), which is the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter. Pi Day is celebrated by math enthusiasts around the world on March 14th (3/14).

This year, over 80 students recited 20 digits (or more) and will be recognized by the International Pi Registry, located in Germany. The top 14 reciters each memorized over 80 digits! Laina Drabic, a 2nd grader, came on strong with a school high of 206 digits recited! Rounding out the top 14 are Kailin Mendiola (201), Saveen Shah (197), Michael Dorko (151), Alexa Klein (144), Libby Donaldson (136), Jaiden Shah (136), Owen Drabic (126), Matthew Lizak (123), Stella Rosso (121), Jamie Fulco (117), Evan Carry (107), Ali Zainulabideen (88), and Nico Cortez (82).

Our brains are amazingly stretchable with such a great capacity so keep exercising them!

Click here to download the 2018 reciters list from Hawthorne.

Enrollment: 496

Special Events

Events Calendar

Hawthorne Hawk Squawk Newspaper

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



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District 205 News


Board Meeting Dates

Hawthorne Mission

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

Hawthorne School Improvement Plan 2017-2018

Please click here for Hawthorne School Improvement Plan 2017-2018

Accessing Report Cards on Powerschool

Please click here to log into PowerSchool to access your students report card

Morning Drop-Off Procedures

Please click here for more information regarding our Morning Drop-off Procedures.

Curriculum Night

Please click here to review the Presentation from the 2018-2019 Curriculum Night