SUMMER WATERING SIGN-UP

Hello Gardeners!

Summer is approaching and once again the Garden Committee is looking for parents to sign up for a week of summer watering.  By signing up for the summer watering schedule your job is to make sure the front gardens (outdoor classroom garden boxes, new shade perennial garden beside the bike rack, blue canoe) get watered as needed (probably 2-3 times per week depending on rain).It would also be helpful to do a bit of weeding when you are in the garden.

When you get to the garden, open the storage box and find a bag with the hose and the water key (it looks like a tool more than a key). Hook up the hose, turn the key and the water should be flowing. During the week from 7:30 am-6:00 pm the daycare is open so you are able to find the caretakers if you have any difficulties with the water hook up.

For those of you who are new to summer watering, we will hold a brief orientation from 8:15-8:45 am in the front garden/outdoor classroom on Tuesday June 26th. Please feel free to forward this schedule to any other parents you think would be interested in helping out.  It is a fun way to stay connected to the school in the summer and get your kids involved in caring for the school grounds.

SIGN UP LINK:

Thank you very much,
The Garden Committee

P.S. You are free to help yourself to peas, greens, herbs, cucumbers and any tomatoes that may come to fruition, and don’t forget the Saskatoon berries!

Posted in Announcements, Intermediate (Grades 7-8), Junior (Grades 4-6), Kindergarten, Primary (Grades 1-3)

School Council Meeting – June 12th

Please join school council on June 12th for our final meeting of the year. We’ll be discussing plans for fundraising and school spending for next year, so this is a great chance to get involved and support your child’s school.

Tuesday June 12th, 6 p.m., School Library

We are looking to fill the positions of secretary (meeting minutes, creating forms), pizza lunch coordinator (no meetings required, availability Friday on pizza lunch dates), and general members (come with ideas, get involved as you can).

If you are interested and can’t make the meeting, please email debbietoronto@hotmail.com and let me know.

Thanks and see you then!

Debbie

Essex School Council Chair

Posted in Announcements, Intermediate (Grades 7-8), Junior (Grades 4-6), Kindergarten, Primary (Grades 1-3)

Wizard of Oz – video camera and/or videographers needed

The Wizard of Oz production is coming up. We’re so excited for you to see what we’ve put together. The students have been working so hard and we’re looking forward to sharing it with you.

We are hoping to capture all the magic and that’s where YOU come in!! We are urgently seeking a video camera and/or videographers for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday night. Please email Tanya at Tanya.bates@tdsb.on.ca if you might be able to help with this. Thanks so much!


Tanya Bates
Grade 1/2 Teacher
Hawthorne II Bilingual Alternative Junior School

Posted in Announcements, Intermediate (Grades 7-8), Junior (Grades 4-6), Kindergarten, Primary (Grades 1-3)

June 4th Pow Wow Experience

Please join us in the school yard on June 4th from 10:00-11:30 for our annual Pow Wow Experience, to celebrate National Indigenous History Month. Our Pow Wow will be performed by the Native Canadian Centre of Toronto “Indigenize Our Minds” educational outreach programme, or IOMEOP.

This is a not for profit program committed to providing an Indigenous perspective to Indigenous history, culture and language in North America to the Toronto community. IOMEOP delivers the understanding of First Nations, Inuit and Métis people by engaging our audience with cultural academic educators through experiential, interactive and holistic learning. All of the presentations meet the requirements of the Ontario Ministry of Education Curriculum and provides Indigenous Cultural Sensitivity training and customized presentations based on the requests of Organizations, Agencies & Businesses.

There will be 4 drummers, 4 dancers, and an opening presentation.

We hope you can come and take part in this Indigenous cultural experience!

Posted in Announcements, Intermediate (Grades 7-8), Junior (Grades 4-6), Kindergarten, Primary (Grades 1-3)

Lunchroom Supervisor Positions Available

We are currently looking to hire 3 lunchroom supervisors, to start immediately or in September.  You must enjoy working with students.  Time: 11:20 to 12:35 each day.  Must be available at least 3 days a week, and you will need your police clearance if you do not have it currently.

Please contact leslie.tumangday@tdsb.on.ca if interested.

Posted in Announcements, Intermediate (Grades 7-8), Junior (Grades 4-6), Kindergarten, Primary (Grades 1-3)

Opportunities for Scribing: Urgent

Essex and Hawthorne are looking for parent volunteers to help with scribing for EQAO. You would work a grade 3 student in the library and help them complete their booklets. We need people Monday May 28th through Wednesday May 30th, 9-10 or 12:40-1:40

Please email leslie.tumangday@tdsb.on.ca if interested.

Posted in Announcements, Intermediate (Grades 7-8), Junior (Grades 4-6), Kindergarten, Primary (Grades 1-3)

Door and Window Schedule Update

 
Moving forward please see the schedule below for the rest of the doors.
 
May 23-24 Door 8
May 24-25 Door 7C
May 28-29 Door 11
May 30 Door 7A
May 31 Door 7
June 1 Door 5C
June 4 Doors 5A and 5B
June 5 Door 4
June 6-7 Door 3A
June 8 Door 3
Posted in Announcements, Intermediate (Grades 7-8), Junior (Grades 4-6), Kindergarten, Primary (Grades 1-3)

CALLING ALL BAKERS!

The Bake Sale is an integral part of Essex-Hawthorne’s Spring Fling, coming soon on Friday June 1st (3:30 – 7:30 pm). We’re asking, please, for yummy baked good donations (sweet and/or savoury), but most importantly nut free! And if you’re not into baking or pushed for time, please bring store bought goodies, as long as they are nut free (and better still, made in a nut free facility).
Sign up sheet is on the Essex notice board in the main foyer.

Please drop off baked goods on the day of Spring Fling in the Essex office or bring them to the event.
Thank you!

Posted in Announcements, Intermediate (Grades 7-8), Junior (Grades 4-6), Kindergarten, Primary (Grades 1-3)

GARDEN CLUB IS LOOKING FOR YOUR SHADE PERENNIALS

The Garden Club is once again hard at work creating a perennial shade garden beside the bike racks at the front of the school.  If you were busy gardening this past weekend and have any plants at home that you are splitting or need relocating, consider donating them to our school.  We are looking for hostas, brunneras, lily of the valley, shady ground cover and any perennials that like growing under trees!

Please contact jessica.haber@tdsb.on.ca or tanya.bates@tdsb.on.ca to arrange a drop-off time (Thursday morning works best as we meet Thursdays at lunch) and our students will get planting!

Posted in Announcements, Intermediate (Grades 7-8), Junior (Grades 4-6), Kindergarten, Primary (Grades 1-3)

URGENT: 25 SPRING FLING VOLUNTEERS STILL NEEDED FOR JUNE 1st

Thank you to all the parents who have already offered to volunteer at  Spring Fling, our school’s biggest fundraiser.  We still need about 25 volunteers between 5:30-7:00 pm to fill our volunteer roster. Without these volunteers some activities may need to close early. If you haven’t volunteered for your school this year, now is your chance.

Please email us at springflingeh@gmail.com to offer your services today.
Posted in Announcements, Intermediate (Grades 7-8), Junior (Grades 4-6), Kindergarten, Primary (Grades 1-3)