This Month's Hawk Talk


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    Hawthorne Elementary; Missoula County Public Schools; Becky Sorenson, Principal

    October 2018

    Important Dates

    • 10/1   Fall Mileage Club Begins
      We are going to the Statue of Liberty!

    • 10/3   PTA Meeting 6:30pm in the Library

    • 10/8   Hearing Rescreening

    • 10/11   Picture Day

    • 10-/18-10/19   No School

    • 10/24   Fall Festival

    • 10/26   SPIRIT DAY—Fall Mileage Club Ends


    • 10/30   Vision Screening



    IMPORTANT: Student Achievement
    Information Session for Parents by Grade Level

    Grade Level Achievement Parent Information Sessions will provide parents with an opportunity to gain a better understanding of the testing performed at Hawthorne School. This will also provide a time for parents to ask questions about the curriculum and how to help their students succeed. These important data meetings will be hosted by Principal Sorenson and Title 1 coach, Mrs. Riordan.

    Parents can choose between two different dates for each grade level and attend one of the information sessions. Sessions will met from 6:30PM to 7:15PM.

    2nd & 3rd—Oct. 15th or Oct. 16th

    4th & 5th—Oct. 22nd or Oct. 23rd

    K & 1st—Oct. 29th or Nov. 1st

    Hawthorne Expansion and Remodel Update

    Currently, the team at Sletten is hanging sheetrock, taping, and getting ready to begin finishes in the office suite and new first grade classroom. Casework and painting will occur in the coming weeks. Soon, you will notice glass installation from the outside. So far, it looks like phase one of the project is right on schedule.


    Due to construction and a reduced amount of parking, we will not be having our usual Halloween Parade. We will have a student only assembly instead this year and student only classroom celebrations.

    Please keep a few things in mind…

    * Costumes should not be scary, offensive, or violent. We do not allow students to carry any weapons of any kind, even if they are a prop.  Please leave them at home! 

    * Please do not wear your costume to school as it may be a
    distraction. Pack your costume to change in to at school, each class will have time to change.

    * This is a student only classroom celebration. Please wait     outside for them after school.

    Thank you for your cooperation and understanding, have a safe and  Happy Halloween!

    Family Cooking Classes with EFNEP

    Sign up for the 9 free cooking classes through Montana State University’s Nutrition Education Program. This year, Hawthorne is collaborating with C.S. Porter Middle School to have our course in a supportive environment where families of Hawthorne Hawks can meet and befriend the families of C.S. Porter middle school-ers. We hope this opportunity for communication will open new door ways that will reduce the tension and fear our students and their families experience when transitioning to middle school.

    To register for the class, go to and click on “Register for Nutrition Classes” or contact Lily Morgan-Curet at

    Classes will run every Monday from October 15th to December 10th, and will be held at C.S. Porter.


    We are proud to have our first round of student reporters out on the scene already! The 4th grade student reporters are: Mykah, Wailin, Elliot, Nya, Rylie, and Lucia. The 5th grade student reporters are:Mia, Will, Mairyn, Colton, River, and Gwynn.

    Student reporters are a team working to make sure announcements and important information reaches our entire student body. They produce 4 YouTube videos a week which can be found on YouTube if you follow Mrs. Becky Sorenson.

    PTA Announcement

    Classroom directory forms have been distributed to Teachers and should have been sent home last Friday. The directory is a great way to schedule playdates! Please fill out as much information as you would like there to be on in. If you did not receive a directory form it is because your child was signed up to Opt-out of being in the class directory.  Turn in to your child’s teacher.

    A round of applause for our wonderful Volunteers!

    101 Hawk Parents have submitted their Three for Me promise to their child and school to volunteer this year! Congratulations Parents! We are excited to see you more this year.

    An extra thank you to those that have helped out already.


    Hawthorne T-shirts are for sale at the front office. $15/adult short sleeve and $12/youth short sleeve.
    LOST & FOUND items are donated at the beginning of each month. Please remind your children to look here at the end of each month.

    October Celebrations

    We are using the month of October to Celebrate Attendance at Hawthorne. On the days all students come to school (even late) classes get lit up with fun lights for all to see! The classes which have 17 days or more of perfect attendance will be awarded a special recess. Remember, Be Responsible, Be Respectful, Be Safe & Kind, Be In School & Be On Time!

    Turner Farm Pumpkin Fest - Help kick off pumpkin season at Turner Farm! Enjoy a day on the farm picking pumpkins (grown by our own Hawthorne 5th graders!), listening to live music, and seeing cute animals. Fresh veggies will also be for sale and families may also choose to have photos taken by JamieLynn Photography. Please see her website for booking. Festival dates are Saturday, October 6th, from 12PM-6PM and Sunday, October 7th, from 12PM to 5PM! Don’t forget, profits are split with Hawthorne to support extra projects, filed trip funding, and more!

    Hawthorne’s Fall Festival - In celebration of the Harvest Season, the Hawthorne Event Team is organizing a fun fall festival for students and their families and friends. The festival will be Wednesday, October 24th, from 5:30PM to 6:45PM. Come join us for some fun crafts, a clothing swap, and a treat. Family members welcome. If you would like to donate to the clothing swap, please bring clothes that have been washed and do not have any obvious tears or stains. Thank you!

    September Find & Sign Winners: Addison H-F. and Misha S. Congratulations!

    October Find & Sign 2018

    What date do you plan to attend the Student Achievement Information Session for Parents?

    Where is the school going to for Mileage Club this year?


    Student Name: _______________________________

    Guardian Name: _________________________________

    Guardian Signature: _____________________________

    Turn in your Find & Sign by Friday, October 19th for a chance to win a gift card for $15 to AMC Movie Theaters




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    Special Thanks to Our 2018 Business Members and Donors

    Missoula Organization of Realtors, Rhino Fireplaces, The Fresh market, AmazonSmile, The Good Food Store, Bayern Brewing, Moose Lodge, and Buffalo Wild Wings

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