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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


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Important Dates

Mar 20 Student Late Arrival
Mar 20 All District Band & Orchestra Festival
Mar 25 Spring Break Begins
Apr 1 Walk Jog Run Resumes
Apr 2 Science & Hobby Night 6:30 - 8 pm
Apr 3 Student Late Arrival
Apr 3 Chess Tournament @ York (check in starts @ 5:30)
Apr 9 Science Olympiad 6:15-8:15 pm
Apr 16 K & New to 1st Grade Orientation Night 6:30-7:30 pm
Apr 19 No School
Apr 24 Student Late Arrival
Apr 28 5th Grade Pool Party 6-8 pm @ Oak Brook Aquatic Center
May 27 No School - Memorial Day

Walk Jog Run Club (1st - 3rd Grade) RESUMES

The WJR Club is an activity during recess 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 May 15. NEW this Spring as requested - a bigger variety of feet styles and colors to keep kids extra motivated!  Please complete a permission slip so your child can participate. Find it in your child's take home folder or on the PTA website. We really need 2-4 parent volunteers each day to make the club successful. You can sign up to volunteer HERE. This is only a 30-minute commitment, you can sign up for one day or several days, and it's a great way to see your child at recess! 


2018-19 Yearbooks are still available for purchase for $18.   Our publisher, TreeRing, handles all account and payment information. Purchase here. Questions, call 877-755-8733 or submit your inquiry here.   Yearbooks will be delivered to your student in class during the last week of school.  


Next time you visit Hawthorne School please take a look in the Lost and Found located just outside the main office.  We have coats,  gloves, sweatshirts, boots, snowpants, hats, lunchboxes, etc.  Make sure you label your children's belongings so items are returned to the rightful owner.


23rd Annual Elmhurst Student Chess Tournament

The 23rd annual Elmhurst Student Chess Tournament will be held on Wednesday, April 3rd, beginning at 6 pm (check in starts at 5:30 pm -- All students must be checked in my 5:50 pm) in the York High School Commons, 355 W. St. Charles Road. Students will compete in the following six categories: 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, 6-8th grade and high school. Last year, over 250 students participated in the tournament.

All students who attend school in Elmhurst – public or private – are welcome to participate with the completion and submission of a signed permission slip and tournament fee of $3.00. All participants will receive a certificate; the top four in each category receive ribbons; and the tournament champions receive a trophy.

The annual Student Chess Tournament is organized by parent volunteers, many of whom coach chess clubs at their children’s schools. Contestants will compete within the rules, playing five timed matches each. Volunteer judging is performed by independent chess experts who are brought in for this event. Snacks and drinks will be donated and provided. Pizza will be sold during the tournament.

The registration deadline is Friday, March 22nd. Please bring your signed permission slip and $3.00 to Mr. Roubitchek on Chess Club day or deliver to school via your child's backpack in a sealed envelope marked "Chess Club." Each family should also donate a snack or drink for the evening. Please direct any questions to Don Roubitchek.

Science Olympiad

Register as a Parent Team Leader along with your team of 2-5 Hawthorne students in the same grade OR register as a single participant by end of day Monday, March 11th. It's FREE! Click here to register. 

New this year, there will be a forensics investigation scene hosted by the Elmhurst Police Department for the older grades, plus fun contests and interesting experiments involving aerodynamics, creative engineering, the power of physics, etc. for all grades. Think of science activities that include: building, rolling, throwing, dropping and exploding! Have we peaked your interest? Then sign up and see how much fun science can be!

For more information, please visit the PTA Website here.

We Need Parent Volunteers to Run the Experiments!

All you have to do is explain the science theory behind the activity and deliver the experiment/activity instructions to each group. NO SCIENCE BACKGROUND NECESSARY!  The Committee with provide you with your script and experiment directions. 2 parents per experiment so sign up solo or grab a friend and email Andrea O'Connor.

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


Use Amazon Smile to benefit the Hawthorne PTA!

The holidays are around the corner, and we know many people will be doing lots of online shopping. Use Amazon Smile for gifts, everyday goods, groceries, and more to benefit the Hawthorne PTA. How to use Amazon Smile?

1) From a computer, visit https://smile.amazon.com

2) Sign in to your existing Amazon shopping account

3) Under "Or pick your own charitable organization," type "Hawthorne" and hit search

4) Approximately the fourth charity down is Hawthorne PTA in Elmhurst, IL. Select that.

5) Amazon Smile will ask you to acknowledge that you will only be credited with an Amazon Smile order (thus, the Hawthorne PTA will only make money) if you order items from the Amazon Smile website from your computer. Click "yes," and hit "start shopping."

6) Do your holiday shopping from Amazon Smile to benefit Hawthorne!!

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Special Events

Events Calendar

Hawthorne Hawk Squawk Newspaper

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



What is PBIS?

Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is based on creating a positive school environment through the use of proactive strategies for defining, teaching, and supporting ...more

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 2018-2019

Please click here for Hawthorne School Improvement Plan 2018-2019

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