Hawthorne Elementary School
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1675 South 600 East | Salt Lake City, UT 84105 | Phone: 801.481.4824 | Fax: 801.481.4927

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Friday 8:10 to 12:35

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Welcome to Our Web Site

This web site is easy to navigate and filled with information about Hawthorne Elementary. We encourage you to browse the site frequently. You will enjoy learning about our programs, community, students, and staff.

For information regarding the Hawthorne community and the Salt Lake City School District go to "Community". Public information is also posted in the school foyer. School Community Council information can be read in the office in an SCC binder, as well.

Quick Links:

2014-2015 Calendar

2014-2015 School Day and After School Bell Schedules

District Testing Calendar

Paying online for school meals

Kindergarten requirements for 2015 registration


"Doing it the
Hawthorne way."

Upcoming Events
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News & Announcements

Dates to Remember:


Lower grade Spring Opera - 20th - 8:45AM

Spring Music concert - 20th - 1:30PM

1st grade Seasons Program - May 21st

No School - Snow Day - 22nd

No School - Memorial Day - 25th

ELP Share Fair - 27th - 6:00 to 7:30PM

School talent Show - 28th



Students practice mentoring skills with Mrs. Child and Ms. Shom using a talking stick. Mentors use these skills in small groups where they tutor younger students in math.


Students learning CPR



6th grade Chess tournament


Students in Mrs. Belnap's 6th grade class held a chess tournament after learning the game. No one needed to be a "Chess Master" to enjoy the newly learned game of skill, finesse and strategy.


Lower Grade Opera

Kindergarten, first and second grade students are preparing for spring operas. Scenery painting and rehearsals are underway as the performances draws near.



Donors Choice Grants


Hawthorne students use a thermal imaging camera for a 6th grade science investigation. The camera and other equipment was obtained through a Donors Choice grant.

State Chess Tournament

Congratulations to the Hawthorne Chess team of Chris Li, Max Davis, Roman Dingley, Che Seftel, Callum Dingley, Chloe Parke, Ben Jones, Ethan McCulloch, Cameron Parke, Jaden Tu, Jeffery Ye and Doruk Toydemar. These students took 5th place in the 2015 Utah State Elementary Chess tournament. Well done all!


PTA Fundraiser

The PTA fundraiser for spring is with See's Candies. Students have received order forms for wonderful candy products just in time for spring giving. Orders are due Friday, March 20th.

Spelling Bee

Taking a break during rounds of the Spelling Bee

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Hawthorne students participated in the regional Scripps Spelling Bee on February 25th. Students were asked to spell words and take a written vocabulary test to progress to the final rounds. Teachers Marilyn Taft and Julie Henderson were the pronouncers and managed the Bee that at one time was without sponsors for this region. Many thanks to overstock.com and the Valley Journals for their sponsorship this year and their continued support.

Christopher Li was the first place winner followed by Megan Tandar, Brad Thornton, Elizabeth Zhang and Joey Wadge.



Projects from this year's PTA Reflections contest will be displayed at the PTA family art night on February 4th. The 2014-2015 Reflections theme was "The World Would Be a Better Place If." More information about winners

Good luck to Mr. NIckerson's math students in the Regional MathCounts competition

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Souper Bowl of Caring

souper bowl

Students at Hawthorne collected over 1500 items for the Utah Food Bank as part of the national Souper Bowl of Caring. The 6th grade classes of Henderson, Foley and Belnap brought in the most items and will enjoy a pizza party. The school will celebrate meeting its goal of 1,000 items with a pajama day on February 27th. This is the third year Hawthorne has been part of this national event.


Science and Engineering Fair:

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The annual school-wide Science and Engineering Fair took place on January 29th. Mrs. Henderson and the PTA science committee coordinated project displays and judging. Students were enthusiastic and demonstrated excellent scientific knowledge as they spoke about the projects. In addition, there were outstanding class experiments ranging from hand washing to air pollution.

Students going to the SLCSD Science Fair are Ian Suarez, Mission Sargent, Afton Miller, Ashley Glenn, Chris Li, Garrett Riley, Jack Pronovost, Jonah Eves, William Clingenpeel and Sharayu Senthikumar. Students going to the district Engineering Fair are EP Simmons, Arundhati Oommen and Elizabeth Zhang. Good luck to all our scientists.

JA Biz Town:

CEOs, CFOs, town Mayor, sales managers, camera crews, health workers and project managers were some of the many positions students assumed as they participated in JA Biz Town. Mrs. Taft, Mrs. Foley, Ms. Schmock and Mrs. Bland took their 5th and 6th graders to the day long experience for a taste of real world business.

The JA City 5th grade program combines in-class learning with a day-long visit to this fully-interactive simulated town facility. The program helps students connect the dots between what they learn in school and the real world. Through daily lessons, hands-on activities and active participation in running the City, students develop a strong understanding of the relationship between what they learn in school and their successful participation in a worldwide economy

Chess Team:

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The K-3 chess team recently took 2nd place in a valley tournament. Students attend an after school chess class to learn the game. Pictured is the the team of Zander Betts, Erin Betts, Ethan McCullock, Jaden Tu and Cameron and Chloe Parke.


Mathcounts team champions:

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Students from Hawthorne Elementary participated at Innovations High School with students from Clayton, Hillside, Glendale, Northwest, Bryant and Emerson in the SLCSD sponsored MathCounts competition. Five of the top ten students receiving awards were from Hawthorne. Christopher Li placed 2nd behind the 1st place middle school student formally from Hawthorne. The team of Simon Peaslee, Celeste Litchfield, Fiona Tsang, and Joseph Bonacci placed 1st in the team competition. Nice work students.



Energy Awards:

SLC School District has received the 2014 Recycler of the Year Award, Government Category, awarded by the Recycling Coalition of Utah (RCU). Also, for 2014, EPA Energy Star Labels will be delivered to our 27 qualifying schools, indicating the energy usage efficiency at these schools places them in the upper 25% of all schools throughout the country. Hawthorne is a qualifying school for the second time this has been awarded to schools in SLCSD.


Half way Half day celebration:

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Students celebrated reaching the half way mark for the school year with a student council sponsored half day celebration. Everything from two-sided shirts and colored hair to different shoes and socks could be seen at school. Pictures were taken for the yearbook and everyone had some wacky fun.



AMC 8 National Math challenge:

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Congratulations to Celeste Litchfield, Fiona Tsang, Simon Peaslee, Theo May, Garrett Riley, Joseph Bonacci Sylvia Xi, James Semerad, Mark Monette, Chris Li, Sanjula Pingali, Yvonne Kim and Malavika Singh. These students recently participated in the AMC 8 national math challenge and scored in the top 20% of all the students who took the test nation-wide.

The Mathematical Association of America has additionally honored Celeste and Sanjula by naming them to the national Honor Roll for finishing among the top 5%. This is a challenging math contest targeted to the 8th grade curriculum and taken primarily by middle school students.

Hawthorne is the only elementary school in the state to have this many students receiving these awards and was named a School of Merit by the Mathematical Association of America

FIRST LEGO League Champions:

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Hawthorne's FIRST LEGO League robotics team the Drama Llamas are the regional Grand Champions and have qualified for the state competition. Team members are: Lily Wheeler, Lydia May, Colton Skuster, Megan Tandar, Eli Johnson, Clara Tandar and Ella Kennedy-Yoon from Mrs. Anzelmo's and Mrs. Henderson's classes. Parents Wendy Tandar and David Johnson were the students' coaches. Congratulations to all!



Open Window Enrollment School Choice:

December 1, 2014 through February 20, 2015

Apply at:
Salt Lake City School District
Student Services Department
440 East 100 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84111

For more information follow this link: School Choice and Special Programs

Information about Curriculum and Assessment Lab applications for 2015-2016

Halloween Writing:

halloween writing

Students from the C&A classes wrote Halloween narratives, helping each other with editing, revisions, final drafts and scoring. Upper and lower grades finished the writing performance task by constructing haunted houses. Producing quality work and working in cooperative groups were essential to the "spooky" learning experience.


2014 SAGE Test Results:

In the coming weeks state-wide SAGE testing information will be released to the public for review. Our school with the help of the SLCSD will provide individual student reports for parents. Look for these reports to be included with the end of the first trimester report cards. Follow these links for information:

SAGE Testing More information

Email to Parents

Proficiency Levels

Parent guide to student report



Science Fair Mentors:

We are looking for mentors to support students as they develop and carry out their Science Fair projects. Many students struggle with ideas to investigate. Some are new to the experience and need help understanding how the process works. Many are excited about science and would enjoy working with a mentor to expand their thinking and projects. The school Science Fair is January 29th. Follow this link for more information:

Science Mentors


Mathematics Award:

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Congratulations to Julie Anzelmo the 2014 recipient of the Utah Council of Teachers of Mathematics' Karl Jones Math Award. This award is given each year to one outstanding elementary math teacher in the state of Utah. Mrs. Anzelmo is National Board Certified in math and teaches 4th grade ELP. She has also worked as a district math coach. Well done!


A.R.T.S. Inc. Assembly

Vocal Dimentions

Students enjoyed an assembly from A.R.T.S. Inc's Vocal Dimensions introducing them to the opera. Individual vocalists were selected from the audience to participate in an opera entitled "Three Little Pigs." Students helped with costumes, makeup, scenery and singing.

"A.R.T.S. Inc is the only Arts and Education program in the state of Utah that involves artists, business, community leaders, school districts, fine arts curriculum directors, parents and educators working together to strengthen the arts in education."


Book Exchange:

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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.


Tee Shirt Sales:


Check out our new tee shirts and sweat shirts. All shirts are $5.00 and sweat shirts are $12.00. Order forms are in the office. Lookin' good Hawks!


Hawk Walk fund raiser:


The annual PTA Hawk Walk was a great success. Families enjoyed meeting together at Hawthorne and walking to Liberty Park. The short trip around the park and walk back to Hawthorne ended with a pizza dinner for everyone. Students joined their teachers, classmates and families in the best attended walk since the fund raiser started. PTA revealed this year's tee shirt design with a flying hawk in blue, white, grey and yellow. Donation/pledge forms can still be turned in at the office. Mrs. Edwards's class had the most students walking in the event and they earned a pizza party. Congrats room # 12.



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 healthy.
  • Support learning at home. Show that education is important to you and that you value learning.
  • 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 situations.
  • 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 Partnerships Program

This page was last modified May 14, 2015

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