Principal's Message

Dear Hawthorne Families,


On behalf of the entire faculty and staff, it is my pleasure to welcome new and returning families to the 2021-2022 academic year!   Whether you are new to our school or are returning, we are excited to have you and your child (or children) as part of our school family.


Hawthorne’s outstanding teachers create the foundation for your children’s academic success.  I am immensely proud of the Hawthorne School teaching staff.  They work tirelessly year-round to ensure the success of all students.   The teachers set clear expectations and goals at high levels.  We do this because we know that every member of our school community will work together to ensure that each individual achieves at the highest level.  Our goal district-wide is to see every student achieve one year’s growth in one year’s time.  This academic growth is a focus for all teachers and staff.  


At Hawthorne, we believe that the school staff and our families form a vital team, working together to assist our children in their academic and social-emotional growth.  Now, more than ever, we need parents' and community members' involvement.  Coming out of a year spent mostly on Zoom, we have made Social-Emotional Learning and Connectedness one of our priorities for the year.  


As the year goes on, please lean on us and lean on each other when you need support.  Never be afraid to reach out to our staff with a question or concern.  We are relying on you to be our partners.  There are several ways as parents you can stay up to date with the many activities at Hawthorne. Please follow the PTA link on the Hawthorne website for information and membership.


We continue to push our students to follow the HERO expectations. Even virtually our staff is committed to teaching our students to be Honorable, Engaged, Responsible, and Open-Minded.  We are excited to continue with our school-wide assemblies every Wednesday morning.  Students and families will continue to learn more about being a Hawthorne HERO and see HEROs in action.


As with any school year, the opening day brings excitement and nervousness. This year is no exception, and we have the added layer of Covid-19.  While I am excited to have the students back on campus and for the school year to start, I am also aware that we are far from back to normal.  Please know that our Hawthorne team and the district will continually work to ensure we are keeping you and our students healthy.


Finally, you and your family are invited to our “Operation Welcome back” on Thursday, August 12th from 2pm-5pm, sponsored by the Hawthorne PTA. We will have opportunities to purchase new spirit wear, join the PTA and share Classroom Teachers.  Come and see with whom your child will share this year's educational journey! See more information below.


Looking forward to a wonderful school year.

Go Vikings!!


Sarah Kaber

Hawthorne School Principal