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)

Steel Pan Band Performance

Join us on the morning of May 23rd for our Steel Pan and Band performances in the East Gym.  The concert will begin at approximately 9 a.m.

Sarah Cervinka
Arts/HSP
Posted in Announcements, Intermediate (Grades 7-8), Junior (Grades 4-6), Kindergarten, Primary (Grades 1-3)

Thank You Spring Fling Sponsors!

Greetings Essex/Hawthorne Families,
We would like to take a moment to thank the..
SPRING FLING SPONSORS
 
* Please let them know you saw them HERE!! *
Our Lead Sponsor
Mike Dunford Construction Inc.
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.
Please feel free to visit their website or check them out on social media:
Our Sponsors!
Alex Beauregard
 
Full time Real Estate Agent Specializing in The Annex, Seaton Village and Christie Pits Neighbourhoods
 
 
 
Alfredo the Handyman
 
Available for all your handyman needs! Text Alfredo at 416-893-8382
No job is too small!
Dentists on Bloor
 
Looking for a local family dentist? Visit Dr. Sharon Walden and the Dentists on Bloor would be happy to see you.
 
Codezilla
Codezilla introduces kids 4-14 to STEM and coding using software, apps and award-winning tech toys. Over 500 kids have enjoyed our tech-rriffic camps, parties, workshops and school programs.
 
Siscas OK Tire
 
Conveniently located at Bathurst and Dupont (490 Dupont) Vince and his team have a customer services oriented approach which explains why we have been in business for 30 plus years. We offer complete automotive services and of course we know all about tires! Come and visit us and we will be more then happy to help you with all of your automotive needs
Posted in Announcements, Intermediate (Grades 7-8), Junior (Grades 4-6), Kindergarten, Primary (Grades 1-3)

Bear Witness Day Photo

Essex and Hawthorne recognized Bear Witness day together with the TDSB.  Here is a photo of all the students’ bears.

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

French Review Parent Letter

Please find below a parent letter regarding the board wide review for French Programs.

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

Fewer Power Struggles, More Peace Parenting Workshop – May 24 – 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Just a reminder about the upcoming Hawthorne / Essex Parenting Workshop hosted by the Parent Education Network!
 
Fewer Power Struggles, More Peace: Power struggles between you and your child can happen at any age and over anything. Learn how to spend more time getting along and less time struggling (special attention paid to bedtime, morning, mealtimes and sibling rivalry).
 
Date: May 24, 2018
 
Time: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
 
Place: Library on the 2nd floor
 
Children are also welcome to attend the workshop and there will also be childcare provided in the Library. Light refreshments will be provided.
 
Hope to see you there!
Posted in Announcements, Intermediate (Grades 7-8), Junior (Grades 4-6), Kindergarten, Primary (Grades 1-3)

Spring Fling Needs You – Volunteer Call Out

Spring Fling, our biggest school fundraiser and all around good time, is coming up on Friday June 1st from 3:30-7:30pm.   This year we will be raising funds to support outdoor play and learning at Essex and Hawthorne.  Money raised will go towards items such as outdoor seating, picnic tables, sports equipment, loose parts for outdoor play, sand re-fills for the kindy yard, outdoor inquiry kits for the school garden and more!  To make this happen, we need you!

We are looking for volunteers on the day of the event to sell tickets, serve food, paint faces, run a bouncy castle, lead carnival games, BBQ, sell 50/50 tickets etc.  Please consider donating an hour or two of your time.  These are the shifts:

Set up 2:00-3:30
3:30-4:30
4:30-5:30
5:30-6:30
6:30-7:30

Clean up 7:30-8:00

This event is entirely PARENT POWERED! Please send us a message at springflingeh@gmail.com

and let us know your preferred time/activity.  We will be sure to get back to you with a shift and a job.  Thank you in advance to all the parents who support our school community!

P.S. If you have a child in Grades 6-12 we are also happy to have them volunteer.  We will sign sheets for High School Community Service hours.  Just let us know!

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

Spring Fling

The annual Spring Fling celebration is coming soon!

June 1st to be exact ;)

We have an amazing team of volunteers already preparing and many more who will help out on the day of! If you are not involved yet and would like to be please contact springflingeh@gmail.com and let us know!

We are in need of some large water coolers in order to have lots of water available on the day of.
Do you have one?

Could you lend it for our event? We will have designated volunteer who will make
sure they are full of water and well cared for! please email springflingeh@gmail.com if you can help
in this way!

In an effort to reduce waste we are asking you to bring your own reusable water bottles to the event. There is a water bottle filling station in the lobby of the school.

Thank you!
Looking forward to celebrating with you on June 1st!
(watch for our official poster soon!)

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

Eco-Schools Updates

This week Essex and Hawthorne have our final audit to maintain our status as a Platinum Eco-School.  We are excited to share all the great things that have been going on in our building.  Here are some updates for parents to be aware of:

1) We have officially applied to be an OPAL (Outdoor Play and Learning) school. We will soon find out if we are chosen and can begin the path to transform recess play for our K-6 students.  If you want to learn more about OPAL check out this bulletin board in the front hall.

2)Car-Free Fridays start this week.  All families (when possible) are encouraged to walk, bike, bus, scoot or skate to school on Friday.  We will be surveying the students each week to see if we are able to take more cars off the road this Spring!
3) Bag2School Textile Recycling Drive is taking place this week from Tuesday May 8-Thursday May 10.  Please drop off your bags in the Guidance Room in the First Floor Essex Primary Hallway (follow the yellow signs from the front foyer).  Lost and found items will be on display in the front hall this week.  Any unclaimed items will go to Bag2School on Thursday.
Posted in Announcements, Intermediate (Grades 7-8), Junior (Grades 4-6), Kindergarten, Primary (Grades 1-3)