News & Announcements
Dates to Remember:
Nov 12th - 6th grade ELP testing and World Stacking Day
Nov 18th - Reflections award carnival
Nov 20th - End of the term
Nov 25th - 27th - No school Thanksgiving break
Middle School ELP testing
Salt Lake City School District’s Extended Learning Program (ELP) provides specialized educational services for identified gifted and high ability 7th and 8th grade middle school students. ELP services are available at all district middle schools with more extensive services provided through ELP Magnet Programs at Clayton and Hillside Middle Schools and West High School.
As part of the eligibility process for the 2016-2017 school year, gifted and high ability 6th and 7th grade students may participate in the middle school testing which occurs at each elementary and middle school during November and December. The registration deadline for testing is November 2, 2015.
For more information, log on to the district website at http://www.slcschools.org/departments/curriculum/extended-learning-program/#.VbacTKPnapo, or contact the ELP Department staff at 801-578-8573.
Safe Technology and Digital Citizenship
A new responsibility for School Community Councils is to engage in an on-going discussion with school personnel about creating safe technology enforcement for students in public schools. Hawthorne has posted on the school website under “Community” a Salt Lake City School District and school report that addresses questions about devices used at school, programs and sites accessible to students, supervision practices and school rules regarding electronic devices to name a few.
Hawthorne's focus on safe technology and digital citizenship includes a yearly internet safety assembly for students and specific Board policies outlining acceptable student use of computers and electronic devices at school. The internet safety assembly will be November 6th. There are two assemblies: one for k-3rd grade students at 8:45 AM and another for 4th-6th grade students at 9:30 AM.
Parent/guardian education on safe technology and digital citizenship is one of the goals for SCC and the school.
See"Community" for links and Board policies.
State Report Card
Congratulations to Hawthorne students and staff for achieving an "A" on the Utah State school report card for 2014-2015. Students' proficiency and growth increased on the English Language Arts, Mathematics and Science SAGE tests. Well done all!
Students learn about the Constitution
Hawk Walk September 11th 6:00PM Don't forget!
Welcome Back Hawthorne Hawks
School Community Council
William and Megan Buhler have been nominated for the position of Co-chairs of Hawthorne's School Community Council. Jennifer Hamelin has been nominated by the ELP Steering Committee to fill the position of ELP representative to the School Community Council.
SCC thanks past Chairman Mariana Ahlers and members Heidi LaPlante, Matthew LaPlante and Jennifer Batchler for their service to the school and committee.
Current members of SCC will review and vote upon these nominations at the first meeting on August 31st at 6:00PM in the library.
Hawthorne parents who may wish to be considered for SCC membership are invited to contact the school principal.
2015 SAGE Test Results:
Parent guide to student report
Hawthorne has a wonderful book exchange across from the library. Students are encouraged to take books or leave books for others to enjoy. Donations are always appreciated. In addition older library books that are free to our school community are on a table outside of the library. Come and browse.
10 Ways to Foster Your Child's Success
- Talk with your child. Talking early and
often with your children helps them trust
you as a source of information and guidance.
- Set high but realistic expectations.
Paying attention to your children's strengths,
while acknowledging where they need assistance,
can help children develop realistic self-expectations.
- Build your child's self-esteem and confidence.
Encourage your children to make choices
even if it means making mistakes. This is
how children learn and grow.
- Keep your child healthy. Promote your
children's physical emotional, and social
- Support learning at home. Show that
education is important to you and that you
- Communicate with your child's school.
Communicate on a regular basis with the
school to stay informed and involved.
- Encourage exploration and discovery.
By encouraging your children to develop
their interests and seek opportunities to
try new things you help them make the most
of the world around them.
- Help your child develop good relationships.
All children want to fit in and belong.
Helping your children develop friendships
that affirm them will go a long way to helping
them build solid relationships a adults.
- Keep your child safe. Teach your children
safety procedures and how to avoid dangerous
- Participate in community service. Children's
positive energy and talents can be acknowledged
beyond the classroom when used to serve
or help others.
From "How to Help Your Child Succeed"
-- National PTA's Building Successful