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Community Notes


About Community Notes

These webpages are designed to share information of interest to Hawthorn families, while also reducing the amount of paper going home with our students. Inclusion on this page does not mean that Hawthorn endorses any of these programs. Rather, we are simply passing along information. All information presented here must be associated with organizations that are local, non-profit, open to all of our student community and/or otherwise of potential benefit to our students or parents. Hawthorn has the right to refuse to post any item that does not meet these criteria and may limit the amount of time it is posted to two weeks. For more information, please refer to Chapter 8:25 Community Relations of our online Board Policy Manual, or call the Hawthorn District Office at (847)990.4200. If you would like your information considered for inclusion on this page, please email your request to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) You may also fax to 847-367-3290 (attn: Becky) or call 847-990-4200.



Cook Library is a Great Community Partner – Parents/Students, Please Keep These Guidelines in Mind

Cook Memorial Library continues to be a tremendous partner for our students, teachers and families. The Aspen Drive Library is always buzzing with activity as our community enjoys this beautiful facility. Parents and students, please keep in mind that library use is a privilege. Please review the August 2013 letter from the library to be reminded of some guidelines about the need for students to be supervised.



Donati’s Pizza Offers Hawthorn Student Lunch Deal

Donati’s Pizza, 1408 S. Butterfield Road, has been supporting our teachers and classrooms with “meal deals.” They have now extended the offer to Hawthorn students. Ask about the $4 Hawthorn School Student Box Lunch - half sandwich, chips and cookie.



Hawthorn Nurses Looking for Gently Used Sweat Pants/Leggings

As you start switching over to your children’s warmer-weather clothes, please consider donating any outgrown, gently used sweat pants or leggings (sizes 4 to 14) to our Hawthorn nurses’ offices. Your generosity is greatly appreciated.



Disaster Distress Helpline Offers Immediate Crisis Counseling

This is a time of strong emotions. If you or anyone you know needs help in dealing with the stress and anxiety of the Sandy Hook situation, please be aware that the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) offers a 24-7 national hotline dedicated to providing disaster crisis counseling. The hotline is staffed with trained professionals who can provide confidential assistance as well as referrals to other support centers. Multilingual support is also available. To connect with this help, call 1-800-985-5990; text “TalkWithUs” to 66746; or for TTY dial 1-800-846-8517.  More information and support is available at http://disasterdistress.samhsa.gov/.



Comcast Internet Essentials

If your family receives free/reduced school meals, you may qualify for Comcast Internet Essentials, an Internet access package costing $9.95 a month plus tax. (Note that the program has been expanded to now include families who qualify for reduced meals.) The Comcast program also provides the opportunity to purchase a low cost computer ($150) at the time of enrollment. More information is available at http://internetessentials.com/ or by calling 1-855-846-8376. For Spanish language information, please visit http://InternetBasico.com or call 855-765-6995. Use your letter stating your qualification for the free/reduced meals program as evidence that you qualify. Please note that Hawthorn does not endorse nor are we in any way affiliated with Comcast or with any other service provider.



Countryside Fire Receives IDOT Chid Car Seat Grant - Check with CFPD Experts for Car Seat Check

The Countryside Fire District has added four Child Car Seat Technicians to their Public Education Team, thanks to an Illinois Department of Transportation Grant. The team used the grant to purchase a heavy duty car seat simulator and other supplies to help ensure that area residents have secured child car seats properly in their vehicles. CFPD technicians are available to hep educate and support residents on car seat installation, but please note that the process takes time. Therefore it is important that parent schedule an appointment for a car seat install/check by calling Countryside Fire at 847-367-5511 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. More information is also available at http://trafficsafety.illinois.gov as well as at http://www.countrysidefire.com.



St. Isidore Foundation Offers Tech Recycling

The St. Isidore Foundation of Libertyville offers free computer and electronics recycling for both small residential users up to large institutional and industrial facilities. Help the planet by recycling wisely and appropriately. For information, check the poster, send an email to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), or call 847-235-6301.



Sign Up for D73 Email News

The Hawthorn email news system is back in action after some system upgrades. Please consider signing up for news from District 73 as well as from each building where you have an interest.Email news sign up links are available on each school’s website as well as below:



Clinical Connections’ North Shore Teen Center

The North Shore Teen Center (also known as The Apartment) works to develop independence in teens with special needs by providing them with a safe, supervised and social environment that promotes skills for a balanced and healthy life-style. Youth in grades 5-12 and their parents are welcome to drop by and check out the various programs, including teen clubs, daily living activities, academic times, sports sessions and more. The North Shore Teen Center is located at 2225 Lakeside Drive in Bannockburn. For more information about the the Teen Center or any Clinical Connections programs, please visit http://www.clinicalconnections.info, call 847-234-0688, or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).


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