Parent Resources

Handbook of Curriculum, Assessment and Instruction

Please note that the Curriculum Guide is currently being updated and is temporarily unavailable.

We believe in partnering with our parents and families in order to ensure our students’ success.  Please take a moment to download or browse through the Instructional Handbook for Parents.  It is designed to answer any question that a parent may have about their child’s education at Hawthorn.  If there is something that you cannot find in the book, please send me an email ( We revise this handbook on a yearly basis and look forward to incorporating your feedback. Please refer to the Handbook for an Assessment map for this school year.

Allison Stein
Director of Teaching and Learning

Web Resources


Learning Theory & Philosophies

Learning at Hawthorn is based on several models, including the Bernstein Artful Learning Model, Understanding by Design, and Howard Gardner’s Multiple Intelligences.

Legislative & Regulatory Matters

Public education is impacted by countless federal and state mandates. The following resources offer information about current topics impacting education.

Articles / Information

Service Provider Information

If your family receives free school lunches, you may qualify for Comcast Internet Essentials, an Internet access package costing $9.95 a month plus tax. More information is available at or by calling 1-855-846-8376.
Other companies may have similar programs. We will provide that information as we become aware of it. Please note that Hawthorn does not endorse nor are we in any way affiliated with Comcast or with any other service provider.

Other Resources

Additional resources are available by clicking on the sidebar on this page. Of specific note are:

For more information, please contact Allison Stein, Director of Teaching and Learning, at 847-990-4251 or