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 2018-19 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. Our faculty and support staff are excited and looking forward to a great year filled with rich learning experiences for your children. Our focus is on providing every child with academic experiences that will result in a rewarding school year.

I am proud to begin my first year as the principal of a school that has such a rich history and a legacy of excellence. We are a school that is truly a family and where all stakeholders are dedicated to our vision and mission.   I am excited to lead our community in growth and development.  I know that Hawthorne School offers an outstanding education to our students, and it is my pleasure to be a part of the journey as the students learn about themselves, others, and the world.

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.

At Hawthorne, we believe that the school staff and our families form a vital team, working together to assist our children in their academic, social and emotional growth.  We all benefit most when parents and community members are involved.  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, join Friends of Hawthorne and sign up for the weekly newsletter.

Finally, you and your family are invited to our “Welcome Back Pancake Breakfast” on Sunday, August 12th at 9:00 AM, sponsored by the Hawthorne PTA. We will be posting this year’s class lists and giving out Middle School schedules. Come and see with whom your child will share this year's educational journey!

Looking forward to a wonderful year ahead.

Go Vikings!


Sarah K. Kaber