Welcome to Summer! Help Us With a Survey!

We hope everyone is enjoying a great start to summer break!

Please take a few minutes to help the PTO serve you better by completing a short survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2XPDTXY

We’d also like to introduce you to your new board members: President Breanne Braskett; Vice-Presidents Rebecca O’Brien and Sherry Swartzel; Secretary Chelsie Poncinie and Treasurer Maureen Harbolt.

Even though school just ended, we are busy planning the next year and will be sharing more about opportunities and listening to any feedback. There are so many ways to get involved to suit everyone’s ability and talents. Please reach out anytime to hawthorneparents@gmail.com!

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Arts Festival on Wednesday

Please come out on Wednesday at 7 to see 1st-5th grade student artwork on display! The 5th graders will also be doing a musical performance in the gym.

We will also have a handful of donated books to give away to encourage summer reading. If you have some you can donate, either drop off in the bin inside the main door or email hawthorneparents@gmail.com to arrange for pick up.

Friday is our Field Day! Make sure your students follow the guidelines that were sent home. Download here. If you are volunteering, you should be getting instructions. The annual volunteer appreciation lunch will also be Friday. If you have helped at all during the year at the school or the PTO, you should have received an invitation.

Thank you so much to everyone who has helped through the year, whether through your time or support of our fundraisers, or both! Your support of the PTO enables us to continue activities like Field Day that enrich our students’ school experience!

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Moving Up Night Tonight!

If you have a 5th grade student going to Heritage Middle School next year, please come out to Moving Up Night tonight at 6:30 at 390 N Spring Rd, Westerville, OH 43082. You will get a chance to learn more about how middle school works and look around the building.

Also coming up this week:

Last PTO meeting of the year on Wednesday at 7. Please come out and help us celebrate our accomplishments and vote in our board members for next year.

Last Skate Zone party of the year on Thursday from 6:30-8:30 at 4900 Evanswood Dr, Columbus, Ohio 43229. It’s a pajama party!

Talent Show on Friday at 2:15 in the cafeteria. Parents are welcome to come watch!

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World of Bounce Tonight and Thursday!

Please come out to support Hawthorne with a fun evening at World of Bounce in Gahanna! Tuesday is for Grades 3-5 and Thursday is for K-2. If you have students in both, we encourage you to pick one night if possible.

From 6-8. Two hours of bouncing plus a drink for $7.50. You may also choose to order pizza delivered to eat there.

Address: 5354 N Hamilton Rd

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World of Bounce Fundraiser Coming Up!

3 important notes:

  1. We have scheduled two nights next week at World of Bounce in Gahanna! For $7.50 students can bounce for two hours and receive a beverage at the door. We scheduled two nights to reduce the risk of overcrowding and encourage you to only attend one night if possible. See attached for more info. Flyers going home soon!Image may contain: 1 person

2. If you ordered from the last fundraiser, pick up is at the school on April 27 from 2 to 5.

3. Finally, we want to congratulate the winners of our school Invention Convention and Trash to Fashion competitions. The Trash to Fashion winners will be competing at the Starry Night festival on Sunday from 2-6. Check the whole event out. See attached!

Winners for 2017 Invention Convention:
1st: Jaeden Hearn & Nate Hays Team
2nd (tie): Sasha Rivera
Ethan Lin
3rd: Wrigley Beardmore & Ray Tinsley Team

Winners for 2017 Trash to Fashion:
1st: Sydney Sanders
2nd: Fope Oyewusi
3rd (tie): Claire Nesser
Lakai Jones
Arreis Parker
Justin Ochs / Patrick Brice

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PTO Meeting Tonight at 7!

Please come out to our PTO meeting tonight and hear about what we still have planned this year and what’s in store for next year, including the slate of officers up for election.

Today also ends our Volunteer Challenge. If you have volunteered at a PTO event, attended a meeting or helped at a school event or in a classroom during this time, please reply by email to make sure we have your hours recorded.

Also Coming Up:

A reminder that if your student turned in an audition form for the Talent Show, auditions are tomorrow, the 13th.

Don’t forget there is no school this Friday, April 14!

Teacher Appreciation Week is May 1-5! If you can help or have ideas, please contact Coordinator Breanne Braskett at breanne.havens@hotmail.com.

Our last Skate Party is May 11th!

Field Day is May 19: everyone should have received a volunteer sign-up form! The school’s volunteer appreciation lunch will be held that day.


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Talent Show Audition Forms Due

Hawthorne’s first talent show is coming up! Permission slips are due on Wednesday, April 5. For more details, see the flyer that went home here: Talent Show Flyer

Field day is also coming up and look for those volunteer sign-up forms to be coming home!

As the year winds up, the Hawthorne PTO is busy planning the next one. If you are interested in a board position, please email hawthorneparents@gmail.com by Monday, April 10th. Please also see our job descriptions and sign-up list for other needs. Many do not require a large time commitment but everything helps make our school and student experience the best it can be! Click here: https://www.hawthorneschool.org/volunteer-opportunities/job-descriptions/. Showing interest does not commit you, it just means we will follow up with you!

There are still a number of fun things coming up this year, so stay tuned and see you around!

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Cultural Festival tonight

Please come out tonight for a celebration of Hawthorne’s many cultures! Starting at 6:30, there will be food sampling in the cafeteria, tables representing some of our countries, 5th grade artwork from different cultures and a 4th grade recorder performance of world music!

Also don’t forget Thursday is spring picture day at school as well as the 2nd grade music performance in the evening! And fundraiser orders are due on Friday!

Finally, have a wonderful and safe spring break!

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Join us at Chipotle tonight!

Please come out to Chipotle on 161 between 5 and 9 today and half of what you spend will come back to Hawthorne! Bring the flyer (download Here) or just tell them you are supporting Hawthorne.

We also are excited to announce that Chris Poynter, who started our Hawthorne Hackers club with Megan Winand, is our Great Educator Mentor (GEM) award recipient for this year! Congrats!!

Also, a reminder that Invention Convention judging is Monday morning, March 20. If you are able to help judge and can be there from 9:45 til noon or so, please email hawthorneparents@gmail.com

A few other reminders: please come to our first Cultural Festival next Wednesday, the 22nd at 6:30. If you still want to help with a table representing your culture, please let us know  The fourth grade students will be doing their music concert at the same time.

The 1st graders will also be performing on Tuesday and the 2nd graders on Thursday!

Thank you to all our staff and volunteers who make all these things possible!


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Upcoming Events: PTO Meeting on Wednesday!

Please come out Wednesday at 7 for our next PTO meeting. Remember this counts toward your Volunteer Challenge hours! We have a lot going on this time of year and will be starting to make plans for next year. If you want to have a say in the things we do, please come talk with us or contact us if you can’t make meetings. Please see this list if you want to know more about the different positions.

The Trash to Fashion competition is this Friday the 10th! We hope your designers are enjoying the challenge! As  reminder, you can find more info at: trashtofashion.weebly.com

And also coming up is the Invention Convention competition on March 20!

Literacy Night is March 14! Please return the sign-up form by Tuesday, March 7. You can download and print here if you need.

On March 15, eat at Chipotle and Hawthorne will get some of the proceeds! See the flyer here. We will also have more fun nights out to World of Bounce coming up, for Grades 3-5 on April 18 and Grades K-2 on April 20. Pencil it in and stay tuned for details!

Our first Cultural Festival is Wednesday, March 22nd! We can still use helpers at the event as well as people to have a table representing their country! Please email  fieldsl@westerville.k12.oh.us or hawthorneparents@gmail.com if you can help or participate.

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