Spring Fling volunteers needed

SPRING FLING is less than TWO WEEKS away & there’s still tons of fun prep to do. Please consider donating your time to help make this the best event possible. There are tons of great ways to get involved in advance AND on the day. This event simply can not happen without significant support from our community.

Check out the SPRING FLING VOLUNTEER REGISTRATION FORM HERE for a list of everything that could use more hands and hearts – http://bit.ly/2DDBeAm

Thanks in advance,
The Spring Fling Planning Committee

EH2 Spring Fling Take Home Poster WITH SPONSOR LOGOS (REV3)

Essex Hawthorne Spring Fling

Friday May 31st 2019 3:30pm to 7:30pm

Bouncy Castles, Games, Prizes, Food, Fun.

Bring your own water bottle and picnic blanket.

Free Activities – Adventure Playground and Live Music

Spirit Wear, Freezies and more!!

Ticketed Activities: Bouncy Castles, Carnival Games, Face Painting, Delicious Snacks.

$1 = 1 Ticket

$20 = 22 Tickets

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

Bag2School a great success!

Thanks to everyone at both schools and in the community who donated unused textiles to Bag2School. We ended up having more donations than could fit in our little room, and also more than we could fit on the truck! Special thanks to Tracey, Ben, Nathan, and Alexander for helping us get everything loaded on.

Our total donation was 540 kilograms of clothing, which raised $108 for Essex. And if you have any leftovers that you didn’t get a chance to donate, stay tuned for another collection in the fall!

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

Toronto Public Health dental screening program

Parents Letter – Essex Shool and Hawthorne II Billingual School
Posted in Announcements, Intermediate (Grades 7-8), Junior (Grades 4-6), Kindergarten, Primary (Grades 1-3)

Ward 10 Forum at Clinton Street Public School April 30th at 7 p.m.

Ward 10 Ward Agenda April 30 2019 (1)
Posted in Announcements, Intermediate (Grades 7-8), Junior (Grades 4-6), Kindergarten, Primary (Grades 1-3)

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)