Lion King Jr. performances

Attention all families and friends of Essex and Hawthorne students:

The whole school has started to prepare for our upcoming Lion King Jr. show. It’s a full musical and every student in the building (Essex and Hawthorne) will have a part to play in the performance. There are three nights of performances. Tickets will go on sale in the middle of May for $5 each to help us cover the cost of rentals and rights for the production.

The dates are:

Tuesday, June 4th at 6 p.m. Classes 7/8A, 7/8B, 212, 101, 214, 303, 302

Wednesday, June 5th at 6 p.m.  Classes 308, 204, 209, 102, 114, 115, 112, 113, 307, 306

Thursday, June 6th at 6 p.m. Classes 7/8C, 210, 213, 215, 310, 301, 311

Looking forward to sharing this amazing show with you! The student have all been working hard in preparation!


Jessica Arshinoff
Hawthorne II Bilingual Alternative School
Music

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

Become a Spring Fling Sponsor

The Spring Fling is our extremely well-attended annual fundraiser, and local businesses are invited to sponsor the event in exchange for major exposure. Our school families love to support each other’s small businesses, and this is an opportunity to get your name out there!
We are offering Spring Fling Sponsorship spots to Essex/Hawthorne parents and families and friends FIRST before offering them to the larger community. We have a limited number of sponsorships available for $250 and $500 ($500 limited to 3 and includes signage outside the bouncy castle/major attraction) ** Sponsorships are tax deductible and you will be provided with a tax receipt **
Does your business want the chance to connect with over 500 local families, as well as some social media exposure? Please get in touch with Allison Venditti – allison.venditti@gmail.com by April 17, for full details and to reserve your spot.
Posted in Announcements, Intermediate (Grades 7-8), Junior (Grades 4-6), Kindergarten, Primary (Grades 1-3)

April 2019 Newsletter from Trustee Chris Moise

April 2019 Newsletter C.Moise
Posted in Announcements, Intermediate (Grades 7-8), Junior (Grades 4-6), Kindergarten, Primary (Grades 1-3)

Join us at the School Council Meeting April 2nd

Essex School Council Meeting
April 2nd 6-8pm Library
School Council welcomes all parents and caregivers to join us as we discuss programs, funding, and hear from school administration.
Childcare Provided
(Minutes from the February meeting below.)
Posted in Announcements, Intermediate (Grades 7-8), Junior (Grades 4-6), Kindergarten, Primary (Grades 1-3)

March 28 Joint Ward Health Forum: Finding the Balance

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

Welcome Elin Marley from Seedling Stories

A message from Elin Marley from Seedling Stories, who will be teaching cooking classes in the school March 21-29. 
Hi!

My name is Elin Marley, and I work as a School Garden Educator. Since 2010, I have been running my school garden programme called Seedling Stories at a number of Toronto elementary schools. I also work at the High Park Children’s Garden and Teaching Kitchen, where I have had many opportunities to cook and to garden with campers, school groups, and at special events over the past 9 years.

During the garden season, I work outside with students, planting, maintaining and harvesting in the school gardens, and exploring the plants and creatures that live out there. In the winter, my lessons include cooking and baking with kids, using a wide range of local ingredients. In addition to cooking healthy foods, students learn about different plant parts we eat, practice procedural writing with recipes, apply math skills such as measuring volume while following recipes, and learn about composting the fruit and vegetable scraps we might have left over.

I look forward to cooking, baking and exploring local ingredients with Essex classes this spring!

You can follow my garden and cooking adventures on Twitter and Instagram @seedlingstories

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

Bag2School is Back! Recycle your old clothing, textiles and shoes

Bag2School is back! Bring your unwanted clothing, textiles, or shoes (tied together, please) to the guidance room in the Essex kindergarten area, any time from April 25-29. Signs will be posted in the school as we get closer to the date. If you have any questions, please contact Megan Easto at measto@gmail.com

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

Dogs on School Property

School Safety – Dogs on School Property

From time to time, it is helpful to review school policies to ensure that the safety of all students and staff at Essex Jr. & Sr. P.S. & Hawthorne II Bilingual Alternative Jr. P.S. is a top priority.  Our staff will continue to demonstrate that priority by ensuring that proper procedures are in place to ensure that our school is safe.  There are so many factors to consider in maintaining a nurturing learning environment including the health and safety of students and staff.  As such, we would like to take this opportunity to remind parents of our school policy that dogs are not permitted on school property and emphasize our ongoing expectation that parents shall not bring their dogs on school property when dropping off or picking up their children or while school is in session.

Our schoolyard provides a safe clean area for students to learn and play.  Parents are asked to comply with all signs posted when on or around school property during and after school hours.

We are asking for everyone’s co-operation in following this policy so that working together we can help keep our students, staff and parents safe while at school.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please contact the school.

 

 

 

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

Trustee Chris Moise invites you to the Ward 10 Forum March 5th

Ward 10_Ward Forum Flyer March 5 2019
Posted in Announcements, Intermediate (Grades 7-8), Junior (Grades 4-6), Kindergarten, Primary (Grades 1-3)

Costume help needed for Lion King performance

On June 4th, 5th and 6th, the students of Essex and Hawthorne will be performing the Lion King. We are looking for volunteers who can help us with costuming. If you are crafty, like to sew, or are creative with constructing costumes, we need your help! Please email Jessica.arshinoff@tdsb.on.ca

Jessica Arshinoff
Hawthorne II Bilingual Alternative School
Music

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