Pasta for Pennies at Townline

Pasta for Pennies is a fun fundraiser that helps kids with Leukemia.  We have raised a lot of money in the past and our goal is to get close to $2,000 this year!!!!  The amount has increased over the years and last year we raised a little over $1,500!!  The class that raises the MOST money will receive a FREE Olive Garden pasta party!!!!  Every kid and teacher wants that, but of course helping out these kids in need with Leukemia is MOST important!! 🙂

The fundraiser will take place March 9th – 22nd!  The winning class will be announced at the SOAR assembly the Friday before spring break.

In addition we will have themed days next week to help promote this fundraiser.

Monday March 13th– Pajama Penny Day
Tuesday March 14th– Neon Nickels Day
Wednesday March 15th– Dazzling Dimes Day
Thursday March 16th– Crazy Quarters Day
Friday March 17th– Festive Friday Let’s get a Pot of GOLD Day

Here is a reminder for your refrigerator:

Pasta for Pennies Daily Fun

Dig under those seat cushions, coat pockets and anywhere you might find a few stray coins.  Every penny counts!  Thanks and let’s raise money to help kids with Leukemia!!! 🙂

Bring this letter to any Olive Garden for a free kid’s meal!

Olive Garden Supports Pasta for Pennies

Signs of Suicide and Depression Presentation: Wednesday, April 12th

Please join us for an informational session on Signs of Suicide & Depression Awareness.  This program is presented by Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital.

Wednesday, April 12th

7:00 – 8:15 pm

Hawthorn District Office

841 West End Court

Vernon Hills, IL  60061

Alexian Brothers Information 4.12.17

School Facilities Referendum and Tax Impact Information Sheets

The Hawthorn District 73 School Board has placed a question on April 2017 Ballot.  You can find all the information on this referendum, including the tax impact information here:

Hawthorn District 73 Referendum Fact Sheet 02.21.17

Hawthorn District 73 Tax Impact 02.23.17

Townline Reads

In celebration of Dr. Seuss’ Birthday students at Townline and School of Dual Language participated in Drop Everything And Read.  On Thursday morning students and staff grabbed a book, found a comfortable spot and read alone or with a friend.  Students in the upper grades read to their younger friends also.

Signs of Suicide & Depression Awareness

The Hawthorn District 73 Special Services Department invites parents to attend an informational session from 7 to 8:15 p.m. Wednesday, April 12 on Signs of Suicide & Depression Awareness featuring Heather Bilbrey from Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital. The event will take place at the Hawthorn District Office, 841 West End Court, Vernon Hills.

Family Bingo Night Fun!

A great time was had by all on Family Bingo Night!  Thanks to all families and staff who made the evening so much fun.

JRFH an all around Success

Jump Rope for Heart fundraising programs at Townline and the School of Dual Language raised a combined total of $17,500 for the American Heart Association. The top fundraiser was second grader Aiden Kim who raised $1,050.

Jump Rope For Heart is a national fundraising event sponsored by the American Heart Association and the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD). These events engage students with jumping rope while empowering them to improve their own health and help other students with heart-health issues.

Kindergarten Registration

Dear District 73 Families of Incoming Kindergarteners,

This is just a friendly reminder, Hawthorn School District 73 2017-2018 Kindergarten Registration will be held on Thursday, February 23 from 3:30 to 7:30 pm and Friday, February 24 from 9 am to 1 pm at Hawthorn Middle School South, 600 N. Aspen Drive, Vernon Hills. Children who turn 5 on or before Sept. 1 are eligible for kindergarten.

A parent or guardian must attend one of the days to begin the registration process by providing the following:

  • Original Certified Birth Certificate (hospital or baptismal certificates cannot be accepted)
  • Residency Verification documents (photo identification and 2 proofs of occupancy; please refer to the Hawthorn 73 website for additional information at
  • Completed Pre-Registration Student Information Sheet (if you did not turn this form in at the Parent Meeting)
  • Completed School of Dual Language interest form (if applicable)
  • ALSO, at this time you are welcome to turn in any legal documentation regarding child custody, orders of protection or other court-directed matters, etc.

To facilitate and expedite your registration process, please bring copies along with the original documents.

 If you have questions, please contact the District Office at 847-990-4217 or visit the district website at

Estimadas Familias de Estudiantes que Entraran al Kínder en el Distrito #73

Solamente un breve recordatorio, las inscripciones pare el Kínder del Distrito Escolar Hawthorn 73 para el año escolar 2017-2018 se llevarán a cabo el jueves 23 de febrero a partir de 3:30 pm – 7:30 pm y el viernes, 24 de febrero de 9:00 am – 1:00 pm en la Middle School South, 600 N. Aspen Drive, Vernon Hills. Los niños que cumplen 5 años antes de o el 1 de septiembre son elegibles para el kinder.

Un padre o tutor debe asistir a uno de los Días de Inscripción de Kindergarten en persona para comenzar el proceso de inscripción proporcionando:

  • Acta de Nacimiento (los certificados de hospital o actas bautismales no serán aceptadas)
  • Verificación de Lugar de Domicilio (forma adjunta, la cual describe la documentación requerida, incluyendo identificación de una residencia dentro del distrito)
  • Hoja de Informaciópara Estudiante de Kindergarden (forma adjunta)
  • Hoja de interés para la Escuela de Lenguaje Dual (forma adjunta)
  • TAMBIEN, le invitamos a entregar docoumentación legal acerca de custodia, ordenes de protección u otras ordenes de la corte; etc.

Para facilitar el proceso de inscripción, por favor traiga copias junto con los documentos originales.

Si tiene alguna pregunta, por favor, póngase en contacto con la oficina del distrito al 847-990-4217.

HSAP Makes Children’s Lives Better

Teachers know first hand that when children are struggling with personal matters they can often find it difficult to concentrate in school. HSAP offers a forum for students and staff to problem-solve together and share ideas about how to improve the educational experience of the whole child.

In a world of illness, pending divorce, bullying and poverty, the Hawthorn Student Assistance Program (HSAP) is in place to make students’ learning socially and emotionally a better place.

“The Hawthorn Student Assistance Program was formed to help promote a healthy lifestyle for all students at Hawthorn,” said Megan Goldman, who facilitates the group. HSAP is comprised of principals, social workers, students and parents who share strategies that have found success in District 73’s seven schools. “Our goal is to improve students’ physical, mental, and emotional health,” Mrs. Goldman said.

This year at Elementary North School, staff introduced the Buddy Bench for the playground. When children don’t have a playmate they sit on the bench and other children reach out to them. Other Hawthorn schools are looking at introducing this concept on their playground.

Elementary South participates in The Great Kindness Challenge each year. Students enacted a “pay it forward” act of kindness at the school where they share acts of kindness with one another. Elementary North learned about this at an HSAP meeting and decided to bring it to their school as well.

“We’re all trying to deliver the same services. It makes it easier to plan together,” said Debbie Dubin, social worker at Elementary North.

Kindergarten Registration

Walk-in kindergarten registration for parents whose children live in 
Hawthorn School District 73 is set for for 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 
February 23 and  9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, February 24 at Hawthorn Middle 
School South, 600 N. Aspen Drive, Vernon Hills. Parents must bring with 
them required registration documents outlined on the kindergarten 
registration page ~ ~.