Principal's Corner

Principal's Corner

Welcome to Mrs. AJ's corner!  Below is the January edition of the Hawthorne Newsletter.

Scroll down past the newsletter to listen to books about accepting yourself and others.  Choose any book, then click on it to hear the story.
Go to Slide 2 in the presentation to find the books or tap on the > sign next to the play button.

Dear Hawthorne Parents/Guardians, 

We will call your student out to your car for social distance purposes. Parents when picking up and dropping off students please do not leave your car unattended or standing in your car in the fire lane at the entrance will be blocked off. It causes a traffic jam. If you need to get out of your car please park in the parking lot or on the street to help alleviate traffic problems. Parents please do not drive through the cones for the safety of students as they are walking to cars in the parking lot. Your child’s safety is very important to us at Hawthorne Elementary.

Dates to Remember:
• January 11: Students Return to Hybrid Learning school 
January 18: MLK, Jr. Day: No School

Testing Schedule:
AASCD-ALT Assessment Feb 18-April 9
• OELPA Ohio English Language Proficiency Assessment 
February 1-March 26


Can I walk my student to class?
Unfortunately, NO. Due to COVID we are limiting visitation/ drop off will be at the main front door at the orange footprints. Parents do to social distancing please stay on the orange foot prints for pick up and drop off for students.

What time can my student get in the building?
8:00 am. Please, please, please do not drop off your student prior to 8:00 am there is no one to watch your student outside in the bitter cold. Due to COVID and Social distancing we just can not have kids hanging out. Students will need to line up on the orange feet for social distancing to gain entry into the building. 

What time is the Tardy Bell: 8:15 am 

What time does school end? 12:30 pm Please pick up your students promptly. Due to Covid we will not be able to have students waiting in the office after 12:40 pm. It is putting your student and our staff at risk.

Where does My student Enter and Exit the Building?
• PreSchool Enters/Exit the West Side of the Building by the Preschool playground
• Kinder, First, and Second enter/Exit the main entrance door
• Third, Fourth, and Fifth enter/Exit the West Door by the Bus Turn around/basketball court 

Does my child need to wear a mask?
YES, but there will be mask breaks during the day. 

What does my student wear?
No Dress Code/NO Uniform/No Hats. However, Dress appropriate no sleepwear , unless it is a spirit day! 

Doctor Appointments
Highly recommend all appointments are schedule after 12:30 pm. They are only here for 4 hours and ATTTENDANCE MATTERS!! 

Does my student need a Laptop or IPad when coming to the building?
YES and their charger!!!!!!! Their books are on their devices and other learning tools that the will need for school. 

Who Can pick up my student?
Only, the person on the EMA. If you have moved or need change who can pick up your child a new EMA needs to be filled out. 

What about breakfast and Lunch?
Students will get breakfast when they arrive, they will get a bagged lunch to go home and a snack during the day.


Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968) was a Baptist minister and social activist who played a key role in the American civil rights movement from the mid-1950s until his assassination in 1968. Inspired by advocates of nonviolence such as Mahatma Gandhi, King sought equality for African Americans, the economically disadvantaged and victims of injustice through peaceful protest. He was the driving force behind watershed events such as the Montgomery Bus Boycott and the March on Washington, which helped bring about such landmark legislation as the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. King was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964 and is remembered each year on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a U.S. federal holiday since 1986.

January is Fairness
Each month students will be working on a one of the 6 Pillars of Character here at Hawthorne Elementary. Each of the six-character traits are used within our CHARACTER COUNTS! program to help instill a positive school climate for students and a “culture of kindness” making schools a safe environment for students to learn. The Six Pillars of Character values are not political, religious, or culturally biased. What is fairness? The basic concept seems simple, even intuitive, yet applying it in daily life can be surprisingly difficult. Fairness is another tricky concept, probably more subject to legitimate debate and interpretation than any other ethical value. Disagreeing parties tend to maintain that there is only one fair position (their own, naturally). But essentially fairness implies adherence to a balanced standard of justice without relevance to one’s own feelings or inclinations. Process Impartiality Equity

January 2021 Diversity Calendar
1/1 – Black American: Emancipation Proclamation – President Abraham Lincoln declared all slaves to be free
1/4 – People with Disabilities: Louis Braille – birthday of the blind pioneer, who invented the most widely-used form of writing for the blind
1/6 – Christian: Epiphany – commemorates the arrival of the three kings, with gifts for the baby Jesus
1/14 – Hindu: Makar Sankranti or Maghi – celebrates the harvest
1/20 – Black American: Martin Luther King Jr. Day – national holiday celebrating the birthday of this social justice leader
1/27 – United Nations: International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust
1/29 – Black American: Oprah Winfrey – the highly influential media billionaire was born on this day

Attendance Counts GiveAway ( For Hybrid and Remote Students) Prek- 5 are Eligible 

January 11-January 29: I will be holding a Scooter Giveaway for Attendance the requirements will be: 

1. Attend class all day 
2. On time. 
3. No Early Dismissal/ No logging off Early 
4. Screens on at all Times and 
5. Participation in Class. 
Students name will be entered into the drawing and a winner will be picked and notified.

School Closing Information
When it becomes necessary to close schools due to inclement weather or other causes, parents will be notified by an automated telephone call. Please be sure your child's school has updated information for your household so that you can be reached. Normally, the decision to close school is made between 5:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. School closings are also televised on channels 3, 5, and 8, as well as posted on the district website and social media channels.

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