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 Community Notes.  You may also fax to 847-367-3290 (attn: Leslie) or call 847-990-4243.


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Aspen Drive Library is Hosting a Last Day of School Homework Cafe

Aspen Drive Library is hosting a Last Day of School Homework Cafe on 6/3 at 4 p.m. It will be a chance for students to hangout virtually on Zoom with Miss Wyante and Miss Laura as well as their friends. It is a registered event. Students may register here: <>.

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Great Things to Do at Brookfield Zoo

Brookfield Zoo is offering ways to make your kids’ time at home entertaining and educational.

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Orange Shoe Has Virtual Classes for Kids

Are your kids missing out on recess and their sports?Orange shoe can help them get up and active! Orange Shoe has virtual kids classes with a new schedule to keep the CPS virtual learning schedule in mind. We’re offering a 25 minute class to keep them active and off the screens – drop in any class […]

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Camp Works With Kids Who Struggle With Social Anxiety

Project Connect is an innovative summer camp for children (from 11 to 14) who struggle to make or keep friends, or feel overwhelmed in social situations. The camp provides real time therapeutic support, a group of like-minded and positive peers, and fun activities for your child to learn and apply new skills while making friends […]

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Family Skate, March 22

Join a family skate on Sunday, March 22, 4:45 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Glacier Ice Arena. Only $5.00 per person. Proceeds will be donated to the Community Alliance Project.

Students & Parents: Join Us for a Special Screening of Screenagers: Next Chapter

Uncovering Skills for Stress ResilienceHigh stress, anxiety, and depression are experienced by millions of young people. This film follows physician and filmmaker Delaney Ruston as she discovers solutions for improved adolescent well-being in the digital age. Hosted by: VHHS Prevention & Wellness ProgramWhen:         March 10, 2020 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.Where:      […]

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Digital Citizenship & Cyber Safety in a Connected World

We invite you to join us on March 10 for a presentation on Digital Citizenship and Cybersafety in a Connected World. An overview of the Securly Parent Console will be provided, as well as tips on how to have conversations surrounding digital citizenship with your child. (Securly Parent Console provides an account which will give […]

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Ballet Theatre of Illinois Presents Le Jardin Animé & Peter and The Wolf

Ballet Theatre of Illinois presents Le Jardin Animé & Peter and The Wolf.Come see the Ballet Theatre of Illinois’ dancing colorful flowers from Le Corsaire, and then experience the orchestral fairy tale for children come to life through dance in Peter and The Wolf. This delightful production is perfect for all ages. Saturday, Feb. 29 at […]

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Getting More Students to Blast Off With Breakfast

Schools across the country are celebrating National School Breakfast Week (March 2-6, 2020) as a way to encourage more families to take advantage of the healthy choices available for school breakfast. The theme “Out of This World” reminds the entire school community that school breakfasts provide a healthy and energizing start to the day for […]

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Vernon Hills Spring Sports

Lacrosse: The 2020 spring lacrosse season registration is open for boys and girls. Register now for early bird pricing. Soccer: Boys and girls divisions are available beginning at age 4 through 5th grade (girls) and 6th grade (boys). Baseball and Softball: The Vernon Hills Community Baseball & Softball organization is looking forward to the upcoming […]