Picnic Lunching outside next week June 4th to 6th

Hi there,

The Lion King production is fast approaching.

The performances will be taking place from Tuesday, June 4th to Friday, June 6th. 

To accommodate for the performances, the entire East Gym will be set-up for the 3 days.

As a result, we will be doing “picnic lunch” outside, weather permitting.

If there is inclement weather, alternate arrangements will be made for students.


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


Join us in celebrating an amazing year at Essex & Hawthorne Schools and kicking off the warm weather together as a community!
We will have two bouncy castles – one for smaller kids and one for older ones!
Food for sale will include Pizza, Samosa, Veggies, Watermelon, Popcorn, Ice Cream, and Freezies!
We will have TONS of new carnival games and a circus tent full of prizes! The nose game will be back!
Lots of free fun, including games with the staff from Central Tech Stadium, an Adventure Playground from our OPAL team, and a GIANT Jenga!
We still need more adult volunteers to make this event happen – especially for the 5:00-6:30 time slot. We also need more help for clean up! 
Please click the link to sign up http://bit.ly/2DDBeAm

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

What do a tax lawyer, realtor, comedy bar, auto shop, realtor and contractor have in common?


A huge thank you to all our sponsors for being a part of this year’s Spring Fling. To all our families, thank you for taking the time to check out their websites and support local businesses who give so generously to our school community!
Thank you to…..

Rosen Kirshen Tax Law
Lead Sponsor
Rosen Kirshen Tax Law is a boutique tax law firm that represents taxpayers in disputes against the Canada Revenue Agency.

Their focus and expertise is centered around the complex area of tax law placing Rosen Kirshen Tax Law (“RKTL”) in a unique position to deliver the quality of service and legal tax defense rightfully expected by hardworking Canadians.

They provide tax advice to domestic and international clients alike. Their practice encompasses all aspects of taxation including tax planning and restructuring, tax litigation at all court levels, and advice on compliance obligations.

Get in touch!
Toll – Free: 844 53-TAXES


Mike Dunford Construction
Lead Sponsor
MDC is a full-service general contracting company. We specialize in complete renovations, from restructuring to create more space and openness, to modernizing all facets of a home. Our crew and our extensive network of licensed sub-trades can help you turn your ideas into beautiful results.

With MDC, you can rest assured that you are dealing with a fully-insured professional company that ensures the job is done right. Mike is involved in every step of a project, doing everything it takes to keep his clients happy. Phone for a free quote, and see how MDC can help you to utilize the full potential of your home.

Get in touch!
Phone: 416-886-5050
Website: https://mdcbuilds.ca/


Josee Couture Realty
Lead Sponsor
Please meet Josee Couture! Here is what Josee had to say about her business: “Having sold real estate in Toronto for the past 25 years, I must confess one of my favourite things about my job is that so many clients have become close friends with me. That’s because I regard my clients as more than simply people hunting for a new home or selling their current one. When people come to me, they’re entrusting me with their hopes and dreams and I feel a real commitment to fulfill those.

Not only am I an accomplished real estate salesperson, I’m trained in both interior decoration and as a Master Gardener, which allows me to maximize my clients’ experience. Whether you’re buying or selling, I have a wealth of information to share with you.

Josee can be reached at:
Phone: 416.564.9450


OK Tire
Event Sponsor
Located at Dupont and Bathurst. Vince and his team at OK Tire are here to help with all your tire and automotive needs! Fast, friendly and well priced services in addition to being a part of our community makes OK tire a good choice!

Check out his website HERE
Or call to book a service: 416- 964-2250


Alex Beauregard
Event Sponsor
Alex Beauregard is the familiar go-to guy in our neighbourhood when it comes to real estate. You won’t just see his name on ‘sold’ signs around the area, you can find him at school/community fundraisers, local BBQs, on bike rides with his family, or walking to the pool to swim laps in the morning.  He’s an upfront, honest, top-producing Toronto real estate professional offering a full-service experience with proven results (he currently holds the record for highest sales price in Seaton Village!).

Connect with Alex through his website HERE
By Phone: 647-898-4663
By Email: Alex@AlexBeauregard.com


Comedy Bar
Event Sponsor
Comedy Bar is Toronto’s premier venue for independent comedy hosting over 150 shows per month featuring the best Sketch, improv and Stand Up Comedy in Canada, 7 nights a week.

Located just down the street at 945 Bloor Street check out their shows, workshops and comedy classes.
Visit their website HERE to see all the exciting things they have to offer!


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

Baked goods wanted for Spring Fling

Calling all Bakers!

The Bake Sale is an integral part of Essex-Hawthorne’s Spring Fling, coming very soon on Friday May 31st (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).

A sign-up sheet is on the Essex notice board in the main foyer.

Please drop off baked goods on the day of Spring Fling at the Essex office or bring them directly to the Bake Sale table at the event.

Thank you!

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

Tickets on sale for the Lion King Jr. performances

Attention all Essex and Hawthorne families: the Lion King Jr. performances are just around the corner (June 4, 5, 6) and tickets go on sale this week!  There will be a table set up under the overhang every morning and afternoon this week and next (May 21-31).  Find the table to get your tickets. $5 each. Find us there between 8:30-8:45am and 3:00-3:30pm. 
If you are available to help sell tickets during one of these times, please email jessica.arshinoff@tdsb.on.ca
If you are unable to get to school to buy tickets during these times, please send in money with your child.
Thank you!
Posted in Announcements, Intermediate (Grades 7-8), Junior (Grades 4-6), Kindergarten, Primary (Grades 1-3)

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

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